Visa is partnering with First Boulevard, a digital bank focused on "building generational wealth" for the Black community, on a test of the payments giant's new suite of crypto APIs.  First Boulevard will be the first to test Visa's new suite of crypto APIs, which will enable customers to purchase, ...
Crypto exchanges Coinbase and Binance have become two of the top 1,000 most visited websites in the world, according to estimations by trackers SimilarWeb and Alexa. Coinbase is currently ranked 874 and Binance 839 worldwide on SimilarWeb. Meanwhile, on Amazon-owned Alexa, Coinbase is ranked 830 glo...
Crypto market maker Alameda Research has acquihired Ren — the DeFi project behind the development of tokenized bitcoin renBTC. The news means Ren's core development team, around 10 to 20 people, will join Alameda, Alameda CEO Sam Bankman-Fried told The Block. "We expect them to keep producing good p...
Ukraine's Ministry of Energy is considering building a bitcoin mining center to utilize the country's excess nuclear power. Officials of the ministry held a discussion last week with Yevhen Vladimirov — Ukraine's deputy energy minister for digital development, Energoatom — the country's state-owned ...
The price of ETH, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, hit a new all-time high on Tuesday. ETH's value shot past $1,500, according to data from TradingView. This development comes days after ETH's previous record-setting high was hit on January 19.  At time of writing, ETH is trading h...
Cryptocurrency asset manager 21Shares, formerly known as Amun, is launching a Polkadot exchange-traded product (ETP). The ETP is set to list on Switzerland's SIX exchange on February 4, 21Shares announced Tuesday. Once listed, it will allow investors to effectively hold Polkadot's native DOT token a...
Cboe is a Wall Street powerhouse.  On a typical trading day, the exchange operator handles about a third of U.S. equity volumes. In derivatives, major Wall Street products such as the VIX and S&P 500 options trade hands every day through its venue.  Cboe is now trying its hand at the crypto mark...
A pair of former Coinbase employees are launching a new protocol that aims to advance one of the DeFi space’s primary use cases — decentralized lending — in the world’s emerging markets. Goldfinch, which has raised $1 million from a group of industry stakeholders that includes Kindred Ventures, Coin...
Crypto asset manager Bitwise announced Tuesday that it has begun the regulatory process to list its bitcoin fund on OTC Markets. If approved, Bitwise Bitcoin Fund will trade like Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) on OTC Markets' OTCQX venue. Bitwise has not yet announced a ticker for the fund. Bitwise ...
Polychain has led a $1.1 million seed round investment in privacy-oriented decentralized exchange Manta Network. The startup said Tuesday that it closed the seed round with other investors including Hypersphere Ventures, Three Arrows Capital, Defiance Capital, Multicoin Capital, and Alameda Research...

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