Chris Williams

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Apr 16 2021

Robinhood Suffers Outage as Dogecoin Surges, Regulators Seek Ban

Another crash and a possible Massachusetts ban spell more bad news for Robinhood. Robinhood Suffers Outage The Robinhood team announced the issue on Twitter last night. "We're currently experiencing issues with crypto trading," a brief note read. It then followed...

Turkey Bans the Use of Cryptocurrencies for Payments

Apr 16 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  central bank markets regulation turkey

Turkey takes aim at the cryptocurrency space. Turkey Banning Crypto Payments Using cryptocurrencies for payments will be banned from Apr. 30, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT)...

Apr 15 2021

Ethereum Breaks $2,500 All-Time High

Apr 15 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis eth ethereum

Crypto's leading smart contract platform, Ethereum, has set a new all-time high at $2,500. Ethereum Sets New Record High Ethereum just crossed $2,500 for the first time in its history. ...

Ethereum Successfully Launches Berlin Hard Fork

Apr 15 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis berlin ethereum hard fork

The second-biggest blockchain by market cap completes another major upgrade. Ethereum Berlin Fork Launches Ethereum has just completed its Berlin hard fork. The update went live on Ethereum's...

Ark Funds Spends $246M on Coinbase Stocks

Apr 15 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  ark funds business coinbase nasdaq

According to an Ark Funds email, the firm bought a total of 749,205 COIN, totaling $246 million. Ark Funds Invests in Coinbase Ark Funds bought the stocks through three of its main funds: Ark Innovation ETF, Ark Fintech Innovation ETF, and Ark Next Generation ETF. COIN was trading at $328.28 per...

Apr 14 2021

Coinbase Hits $103B Valuation in Landmark Public Listing

Coinbase makes history as the first cryptocurrency company to go public. Coinbase Goes Public in First for Crypto Coinbase is now live on NASDAQ. COIN shares were trading at $381 on market open Wednesday, significantly up from the initial $250 reference price NASDAQ set...

Polygon Launches $40M Liquidity Mining Program with Aave

Apr 14 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  aave ethereum polygon scaling technology

Polygon is launching a liquidity mining program with hopes of attracting liquidity to its network. Polygon Rewards Liquidity Miners Polygon, one of Ethereum's most vital scaling solutions, is launching a liquidity mining program with Aave. The team behind the protocol...

Apr 13 2021

Social Trading Platform Enso Finance Raises $5M in Funding Round

Soon-to-launch social trading platform Enso Finance gets a cash injection. Enso Finance Closes Funding Round Enso Finance has closed a $5 million funding round. Polychain and Dfinity Beacon Fund led the investment, while other participants included Multicoin Capital, P2P Capital, Spartan Group, Zola Global, and The LAO. ...

Step Finance Raises $2M to Strengthen Solana Ecosystem

Apr 13 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business defi solana step finance

More funding flowing into the development of the Solana ecosystem. This time, Step Finance has raised $2 million. Step Finance, Solana's Dashboard The platform emerged from a recent Solana hackathon and has been one of the...

Apr 08 2021

America’s 2nd Oldest Bank Building Bitcoin Trading Platform

The United States' second-oldest bank, State Street, is just the latest to join the crypto boom. State Street Makes Crypto Play The company's trading technology provider, Currenex, will be providing infrastructure for a new crypto trading platform called...

Cream Finance Launches Cross-Protocol Flash Loans

Cross-protocol flash loans are coming to Cream Finance. Protocol-to-Protocol Flash Loans on Cream Finance The lending protocol will allow other protocols to borrow from its pools through its Iron Bank feature....

Apr 07 2021

Instadapp Launches Governance Token, Introduces “DeFi Smart Layer”

Apr 07 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  airdrop defi instadapp technology

Instadapp, one of DeFi's most popular portfolio management tools, has announced its plans to launch a token. Instadapp Ready for Token Launch INST will be used to govern the Instadapp Protocol, which the team has described as a "DeFi Smart Layer." The protocol...

Apr 06 2021

Cardano Fund Invests in COTI Ahead of Smart Contract Launch

Apr 06 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business cardano cfund coti

cFund, Cardano's venture fund, is investing in COTI. Cardano Makes VC Investment The investment will set the path for the two projects to explore "cooperation and collaboration." COTI builds fintech infrastructure for blockchain, allowing for the creation of native payment...

After Solana, Tether Launches on Polkadot, Kusama

Apr 06 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business kusama polkdadot tether usdt

Another two chains for Tether: USDT will soon be available on Polkadot and Kusama. Tether Primed for Growth Tether is preparing to launch on another two blockchains. The Tether team has announced that USDT tokens will soon be deployed on...

Apr 05 2021

Key Ethereum Researchers Vote to Ship Proof-of-Stake in 2021

Ethereum looks set to launch Proof-of-Stake this year. Proof-of-Stake on the Horizon Ethereum could ship Proof-of-Stake before the year is out. Justin Drake, one of the researchers working on Ethereum 2.0, shared a poll earlier today, showing that 86% of those he surveyed are in...

Luxury Brand Gucci Reportedly Eyeing NFT Space

NFT Gucci slippers? According to reports, it may be happening soon. Gucci Looking at NFTs Gucci and several other luxury brands are considering launching NFTs, Vogue Business has...

Goldman Sachs Pulls Short Dollar Trade: Report

Apr 05 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis bitcoin goldman sachs usd

The short dollar trade has run its course, says Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs Closes Short Dollar Call Goldman Sachs is pulling out of its short dollar trade, Bloomberg...

Apr 04 2021

The Weeknd Raises Over $2 Million in First NFT Auction

Abel Tesfaye just made around $2.29 million from his collaboration with Nifty Gateway. The Weeknd Gets Tokenized Abel Tesfaye, the platinum-selling R&B artist better known as The Weeknd, just made almost $2.29 million from his first NFT collection. He sold the pieces...

Millions Drained in ForceDAO Attacks, White Hat Returns Funds

Another multi-million dollar rug pull has hit the DeFi space. This weekend, ForceDAO is the victim. Disaster for ForceDAO ForceDAO has suffered a major attack. ...

Apr 02 2021

JP Morgan Says Stable Bitcoin May Attract Institutions: Report

Apr 02 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis bitcoin bloomberg jp morgan

A more stable Bitcoin may bring more institutional investors, says JP Morgan. JP Morgan Forecasts Institutional Catalyst Bitcoin's falling volatility could attract institutional investors, according to a team of JP Morgan analysts. Bloomberg...