Category: Smart Contracts

Mapping out NEAR Protocol’s ecosystem

Quick Take Founded in 2018 by Alexander Skidanov and Illia Polosukhin, NEAR Protocol is an open-source platform for decentralized applications Last week, NEAR’s bridge to Ethereum, called Rainbow Bridge, officially launched, allowing any user who owns assets on Ethereum to be able to transfer them on NEAR’s blockchain or vice versa In total, The Block […]

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CipherTrace Introduces Compliance Solutions for DEX and DeFi Protocol Using Chainlink Network

CipherTrace, a leading crypto intelligence company has launched its new compliance solution CipherTrace DeFi Compli that helps decentralized exchanges (DEXs) and DeFi applications to abide by the rules and regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This is a big step towards bringing legitimacy to the fastly evolving DeFi space. The CipherTrace DeFi […]

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The Missing Link: How Chainlink’s Pallet Aims to Deliver Greater Informational Access

As demand for smart contracts climbs, Chainlink’s modular oracle for the Substrate framework aims to power developers and defi applications with trusted off-chain information and pricing data needed to attract projects to Polkadot and Kusama. Blistering Growth in Defi and Smart Contracts Beckon New Layer of Trust As the smart contract revolution continues to gain […]

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Bitcoin Bears Regain Market Control as Total BTC Locked in DeFi Smart Contracts Drops

Bitcoin (BTC) is currently succumbing to bear pressure as sellers overtake the market in the wake of growing volatility rocking the space. Although the trading volume is up by 16.62% in the past 24 hours to $60,970,666,264.24 at the time of writing, the price of the premier digital currency is down by 1.87% to $58,553.22. […]

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Shopify CEO Bullish on Defi, Says Ethereum Smart Contracts are Fascinating

Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke is bullish on Defi and even asked Twitter users to suggest any commercial opportuites in Defi space that his company can be a part of. Shopify, an e-commerce platform already allows for crypto payments via Bitcoin, Ether and a few other cryptocurrencies via payment integration since 2014 making it among the […]

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The Power of ETH and BCH: Smart Bitcoin Cash Project Highlights Innovative Sidechain

On Thursday, Bitcoin Cash proponents were introduced to a new website that features a project called Smart Bitcoin Cash or Smartbch for short. Essentially, the project is a sidechain for Bitcoin Cash that is compatible with Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 API, which means people will soon be able to leverage decentralized applications (dapps) without paying […]

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Moonbeam Network Receives Fresh Capital Injection After Purestake Fundraising Success

Following an initial seed capital round of $1.4 million, Purestake has raised a $6 million strategic round of financing from a consortium of investors to accelerate development, as the team aims to bring the Moonbeam network live in the second half of the year. Ethereum-Compatible Smart Contract Initiative Aims To Deliver Mainnet By Mid-2021 Ethereum […]

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Smart contract audit firm OpenZeppelin launches new app to help prevent DeFi attacks

Smart contract security and audit firm OpenZeppelin has launched a new app to help prevent exploits in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. Dubbed OpenZeppelin Sentinels, the app helps DeFi projects detect abnormal behavior and automatically respond to mitigate it. Sentinels is part of OpenZeppelin’s Defender platform that was launched late last year and is already […]

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Tezos Ties-Up with Wolfram Blockchain Labs to Simplify Smart Contract Deployment

Wolfram Blockchain Labs (WBL) and Tezos are forging a full integration of Tezos into Wolfram Language and Wolframalpha. The integration gives easy access to developers that want to interact with the Tezos blockchain and their smart contracts. WBL-Designed Oracle Expands Tezos Developers’ Computational and Analytical Capabilities Amid the accelerating race to simplify smart contract deployment, […]

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Blockchain Projects Detoken and Anyhedge Launch Bringing Defi to Bitcoin Cash

Blockchain Projects Detoken and Anyhedge Launch Bringing Defi to Bitcoin Cash

On December 30, the decentralized finance (defi) platform Detoken and the firm General Protocols announced the launch of Anyhedge, the first public defi product built on the Bitcoin Cash network. Detoken users will be able to hedge or long their bitcoin cash and earn a funding premium while holding their keys in a noncustodial fashion. […]

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