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A crypto-focused startup accelerator is becoming a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) focused on web3 projects and initiatives.  DeFi Alliance announced the transition on Thursday, rebranding to "AllianceDAO" with the backing of several hundred builders from across the crypto and tech space...
Quick Take Tornado Cash uses zero-knowledge proof to break linkages between fund sender and receivers. Token incentive was leveraged to attract liquidity as the total value locked in Tornado Cash increased tenfold in 2021. Tornado Cash Nova enables deposits and withdrawals of arbitrary...
The Chinese state-backed blockchain deployment infrastructure platform Blockchain Services Network (BSN) is moving closer to supporting NFTS -- under the condition that the NFTs aren’t connected to cryptocurrency or public blockchains.  According to the South China Morning Post, the BSN will offer C...
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has successfully tested the integration of a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) settlement with commercial banks. According to an announcement by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on Thursday, the successful trial was a major part of the second ph...
Electric carmaker Tesla is testing a previously teased Dogecoin (DOGE) payment option, according to its website's source code. The DOGE payment option was added for testing around three days ago, a software engineer who goes by "Tree of Alpha" on Twitter told The Block. The engineer analyzed Tesla's...
A Thursday report from the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs identified North Korean hackers behind sophisticated phishing and social engineering attacks targeting cryptocurrency startups. Kaspersky internally identified the North Korean hackers as BlueNoroff, who have stolen over $1.1 billi...
Crypto exchange Gemini announced Thursday that it has acquired BITRIA (formerly Blockchange), a crypto portfolio management platform for financial advisors and asset managers. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The acquisition follows Gemini's partnership with BITRIA in August 2020 that allowe...
Crypto investment firm CoinFund has onboarded a former leader in the U.S. regulation space to its advisory board. Per a January 13 announcement shared with The Block, former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair J. Christopher Giancarlo will join CoinFund as a strategic advisor.  “It’s pretty h...
Congress is officially looking into the environmental impact of blockchain, especially proof-of-work networks like Bitcoin.  On January 13, the House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee publicized a hearing entitled "Cleaning up cryptocurrency: The energy impact of blockchains" for January 20...

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