ZKSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on ZK-Rollup technology, has launched its mainnet as a layer-2 protocol on the Ethereum network. L2Lab, the team behind the DEX, went live on Sunday, a move that came months after introducing a testnet in November. The firm raised an angel investment roun...
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15 feb. 2021
3 coins to keep an eye on | Issue #117
Bitcoin covered a 30.6% range before closing near $48,680, approximately 25% higher than last week's open. Meanwhile, the altcoin marketcap exploded from $450 billion to $597 billion before beginning the new week with a retracement near $557 billion. March tends to be a slower or bearish month for Bitcoin, and altcoin s...
Officials at the European Central Bank have said in recent weeks that they continue to assess all the factors behind a potential launch of a digitized version of the euro. Among those areas of consideration: the potential effect a digital euro might have on the integrity of the European banking syst...
Leverage liquidity protocol Alpha Homora was the victim of a $37.5M exploit on Saturday. The exploit involved the use of CREAM Finance's Iron Bank service, which gives out uncollateralized loans to trusted smart contracts. In Saturday's hack, an exploiter coded a contract that tricked Alpha Homora i...
BitPay, the Atlanta-based bitcoin payments startup, announced Friday that its prepaid Mastercard offering now supports Apple Pay. "With Apple Pay, BitPay cardholders can make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and online. In addition, customers waiting on delivery of their plastic card can add the...
Quick Take BlockFi is raising a Series D at a $2.85 billion pre-money valuation, two sources tell The Block. The firm is looking to raise $150 million ahead of the launch of a new credit card product and public market debut by the end of the year. This feature story i...
JPMorgan co-president and COO Daniel Pinto has said that the banking giant will support bitcoin trading if there is client demand for it. “If over time an asset class develops that is going to be used by different asset managers and investors, we will have to be involved,” Pinto told CNBC in an inte...
The Indian government is said to be levying a complete ban on cryptocurrency investment. BloombergQuint reported the news on Thursday, citing an unnamed "senior Finance Ministry official." The ban won't be imposed overnight, according to the official, who said the government would give a three-to-si...
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he and well-known rapper Jay-Z are giving 500 bitcoin to set a new endowment. Dorsey wrote in a Tweet on Friday that the new endowment, called ₿trust, is set to fund bitcoin development with an initial focus on teams in Africa and India. The 500 BTC is wor...
The Ontario Securities Commission has approved a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, according to public records published Thursday. A final decision document, dated February 11, was issued Thursday afternoon, per records from SEDAR, for the Purpose Bitcoin ETF, which is managed by Purpose Investments Inc...

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