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Cardano (ADA) is closing in on Bitcoin SV’s status as the sixth-largest crypto

At the peak of the crypto bubble, Cardano (ADA) was the fifth-largest cryptocurrency, believe it or not. Near its peak, the cryptocurrency had a market capitalization in excess of $20 billion, only trading behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and Bitcoin Cash. But over the course of the bear market in 2018 and 2019, ADA slumped. The Read more…

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China: Chainlink-adoptee national blockchain project goes live; 135 public nodes running

The Zhejiang district in China has laid the foundation for the Blockchain Service Network, (BSN) the country’s ambitious nationwide blockchain project, as per local reports this week. For starters; 135 public nodes are reportedly active in the province — affirming to China’s broader Five-Year-Plan that heavily features blockchain technology. Chainlink oracles form a major part Read more…

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Bloomberg Researchers Bullish on Bitcoin, Demand Points To $12,000

A new 2020 crypto outlook report from Bloomberg has been released, revealing just how bullish the company’s analysts are on Bitcoin.  The report puts a spotlight on the first-ever cryptocurrency’s digital scarcity and suggests that the current active addresses point to prices closer to $12,000 in the short term. First-Ever Cryptocurrency Matures Into Digital Gold Read more…

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Ethereum co-founder rings caution bell on DeFi surge; critics reminded of ICO boom

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) applications are becoming what ICOs were in 2017-18 and what stablecoins were in 2019. The advent of venture funds, increased social sentiment, and promises of world-changing technology are a “been there, done that” narrative in cryptocurrencies. This time, it’s DeFi applications with their huge chest-thumping — with some projects even promising 100 Read more…

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Ethereum DeFi Is “Going Parabolic” But ETH Isn’t Following: Investors Guess Why

For months now, decentralized finance has been deemed one of Ethereum’s “killer use cases.” The concept of migrating financial services onto a relatively decentralized platform has been deemed a genius idea by many investors. Over the past few weeks, this has culminated in rapid growth in DeFi protocols. According to DeFiPulse, there is now in Read more…

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Japan megabank Nomura launches Bitcoin and crypto custody for institutional investors

Institutional investors are coming in hard and fast to the crypto market and, whether you like it or not, seem like they are here to stay. “Komainu” Japan’s top financial services and banking firm Nomura launched its much-awaited Bitcoin custody service for institutional investors this week, after over two years of development and clearing regulatory Read more…

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Cardano (ADA) Shelley Haskell testnet finally gets its own Daedalus Wallet

Cardano wallet version 1.0.0-STN1 was designed purely for stake pool operator testing and is the first out of many Daedalus releases that is compatible with the Shelly (Haskell) testnet. Stake pool operators can now test the Haskell version of the Daedalus Wallet Less than two weeks after opening up the Shelley testnet to all stake Read more…

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Major Tokyo Company To Use Blockchain To Trade Excessive Electricity

A local report indicated that Tokyo Electrical Energy Firm Holdings Inc (TEPCO) has partnered with the Japanese trading company Itochu Corp, to develop a blockchain-based platform to trade surplus of electricity between households. Blockchain-based Trading Platform For Electricity According to the Nikkei, TEPCO and Itochu signed the partnership to utilize blockchain technology for the upcoming Read more…

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World Economic Forum Names Chainlink a 2020 Pioneer

Chainlink has been included in a top list of technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum. The selection consists of some of the biggest names which are leaving their mark in several industries, including blockchain and other tech innovations. Among The Most Promising Tech Integrators Upon the 20th anniversary of the Tech Pioneers community, The Read more…