Category: Infrastructure

Protocol Labs launches Filecoin Archives with digital library Internet Archive

Protocol Labs launches Filecoin Archives with digital library Internet Archive

Crypto company Protocol Labs has partnered with digital database Internet Archive to launch Filecoin Archives, a community project that aims to preserve information and datasets. According to the announcement, which comes nearly two weeks after Filecoin launched on mainnet, Filecoin Archives will “curate, disseminate and preserve important open access information” that faces a risk of […]

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Why PayPal might be interested in BitGo

Why PayPal might be interested in BitGo

Quick Take PayPal made headlines in the crypto/blockchain industry last week by announcing its 350 million users will be able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Then came the news that it was exploring acquisitions of cryptocurrency companies such as BitGo. The acquisition of a crypto infrastructure/prime brokerage provider, such as BitGo, would signal a deviation […]

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Decentralized protocol Kyber launches new framework to facilitate on-chain market making

Decentralized protocol Kyber launches new framework to facilitate on-chain market making

Decentralized liquidity protocol Kyber Network has launched a new framework that it says will enable on-chain market making, the company announced Thursday.  According to the announcement, the KyberPRO end-to-end framework is the first of its kind will allow market makers, crypto token teams, and developers to more seamlessly enter the decentralized finance (DeFi) space by […]

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ECB board member: Events like natural disasters could spur use of a digital euro

ECB board member: Events like natural disasters could spur use of a digital euro

Fabio Panetta, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, gave a keynote address at the ECB conference discussing pan-European payments and the digital euro. The purpose of Panetta’s address on October 22 was to address transformations in the European digital payment landscape. “The European market is registering significant progress due to the […]

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Crypto evolution: How market for institutional trading services evolved over time

Crypto evolution: How market for institutional trading services evolved over time

Quick Take Approximately 36% of 42 companies that offer institutional trading services fall under the brokerage category Twenty-six of the 42 firms surveyed — or roughly 62% — are based in the United States Roughly 74% of the businesses that offer institutional trading services were founded in 2017 or later This research piece is available […]

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Skynet Labs unveils new platform for developing decentralized social media apps

Skynet Labs unveils new platform for developing decentralized social media apps

Skynet Labs, the blockchain company building the Sia decentralized cloud storage platform, has launched SkyDB, a platform for developers who want to build decentralized social media platforms.  SkyDB will allow users to create decentralized accounts and store data in those accounts, which will be accessible from anywhere, according to a company announcement. Users will not […]

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The state of institutional trading services for digital assets

The state of institutional trading services for digital assets

Quick Take A total of 40 companies provide digital asset trading services for institutional clients To date, $583.5 million has been allocated to firms that provide institutional-focused trading services  108 unique investors have made at least one investment in a crypto/blockchain firm providing trading services to institutional clients In 2020 we have seen the beginning […]

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An analysis of Chainlink node operator earnings

An analysis of Chainlink node operator earnings

Quick Take Chainlink node operators underpin the Ethereum infrastructure that has enabled the recent DeFi boom. High gas price spikes still pose a challenge to Chainlink oracles. The implications of the planned transition from the current node operator model to a staking model should be much more actively debated by the wider Ethereum community. This […]

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Around 100 Italian banks are now part of a permissioned blockhain network developed by R3

Around 100 Italian banks are now part of a permissioned blockhain network developed by R3

A cohort of 42 Italian banks has signed up to use a private blockchain network known as Spunta, bringing the total number now using the payment infrastructure to around 100. Spunta, which is based on R3’s permissioned blockchain platform, Corda, is an interbank reconciliation system. The network verifies the matching of correspondent accounts, which banks […]

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