Tag: Blockchain

Digital Ticket Stubs: New York Knicks Launch Team’s First NFT Collection

Digital Ticket Stubs: New York Knicks Launch Team’s First NFT Collection

On Tuesday, the New York Knickerbockers, in partnership with Sweet, launched the NBA team’s first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) collection. The NFTs feature limited edition digitally designed 3D game tickets made specifically for the Atlantic Division basketball team. With less than 24 hours left on the auction, the Knicks’ NFT sale has sold out a number […]

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State Street partners with Lukka to bring crypto services to its private-fund clients

State Street partners with Lukka to bring crypto services to its private-fund clients

State Street Corporation has unveiled plans to offer cryptocurrency and digital asset services to its private-fund clients.  The financial services company announced Thursday that it has partnered with crypto data and software provider Lukka to provide clients with collection, reconciliation and processing services.  This development marks State Street’s latest step towards advancing into the crypto […]

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Central Bank of Ireland Governor Talks Crypto, Praises ‘Secure, Decentralized’ Technology

Central Bank of Ireland Governor Talks Crypto, Praises ‘Secure, Decentralized’ Technology

Gabriel Makhlouf, the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), has published a blog post in which he shares his views on the digitalization of finance. While echoing concerns expressed by his counterparts regarding cryptocurrencies, the official has also highlighted some of their positives. Don’t Ignore the Positive Elements of Crypto Technology, Central Bank […]

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Blockchain infrastructure provider Biconomy raises $9 million in SAFT funding

Blockchain infrastructure provider Biconomy raises $9 million in SAFT funding

Biconomy, which provides blockchain infrastructure to developers, has raised $9 million in a funding round. The funding was secured via a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale, Biconomy CEO Ahmed Al-Balaghi told The Block. Venture firms DACM and Mechanism Capital co-led the round, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Bain Capital, NFX, Ledgerprime, Huobi Innovation […]

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Crypto Unicorn Fireblocks Now Valued at $2 Billion Following a $310 Million Series D

Crypto Unicorn Fireblocks Now Valued at $2 Billion Following a $310 Million Series D

The cryptocurrency platform Fireblocks boosted its valuation at $2 billion after raising $310 million in a Series D round. Numerous companies such as Stripes Group, Spark Capital, Sequoia Capital, DRW Venture Capital, and SCB 10X co-led the funding round. Fireblocks Expands Its Crypto Operations According to a Bloomberg report, the blockchain security service provider Fireblocks […]

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Digital Euro to Handle ‘Almost Unlimited’ Payments, Estonian Central Bank Says After Test

Digital Euro to Handle ‘Almost Unlimited’ Payments, Estonian Central Bank Says After Test

A blockchain-based digital euro would be highly scalable allowing it to process an almost unlimited number of payments, the central bank of Estonia has concluded following a recent experiment. Central banks from several euro area countries and the ECB participated in the test, which also professed to show the digital currency’s carbon footprint would be […]

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Vontobel Bank Customers Are Interested in Cryptocurrencies, Says CEO Zeno Staub

Vontobel Bank Customers Are Interested in Cryptocurrencies, Says CEO Zeno Staub

The Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss-based Vontobel Bank revealed that the clients of the institution have been showing an increased interest in digital assets. He also praised blockchain technology for its security and reliability. Customers Allocate Their Wealth in Virtual Currencies In a recent interview for Bloomberg, the CEO of Vontobel Bank – Zeno […]

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Fireblocks Custody Company Raises $310 Million, Reaches $2 Billion Valuation

Fireblocks Custody Company Raises $310 Million, Reaches $2 Billion Valuation

Fireblocks, a blockchain infrastructure firm, raised $310 million in its most recent funding round, reaching a valuation of $2 billion. The company, which specializes in the custody of digital assets, is interested in bringing traditional assets to the blockchain realm. Fireblocks expects this trend of digitalization to keep growing in the recent future. Fireblocks Raises […]

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The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers to Collaborate With Blockchain Firm Socios.com

The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers to Collaborate With Blockchain Firm Socios.com

Following the announcement from the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers has officially partnered with the blockchain firm Socios.com. The partnership is aimed at increasing the Socios brand and awareness via the Cavaliers’ global asset platform. Socios Partners With the Cavs On July 26, Socios.com and the NBA team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, […]

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Layer by Layer: An update on Tezos, Fantom, Avalanche, Algorand, and Polkadot

Layer by Layer: An update on Tezos, Fantom, Avalanche, Algorand, and Polkadot

Quick Take Layer 1 blockchains have seen significant growth and usage over the past year This continuing series breaks down some of the latest developments from L1 chains, from DeFi and bridges to network activity and funding This week, we look at Tezos, Fantom, Avalanche, Algorand, and Polkadot This research piece is available to members […]

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