BUSD — Binance and Paxos Stablecoin Latest to Get US Regulator Consent

Over the course of the past few weeks, the global cryptocurrency community bore witness to two major announcements related to stablecoins — with the first being the launch of Paxos’s gold-backed Ethereum token, PAX Gold (PAXG), and the other being the release of Binance’s cryptocoin backed by the United States dollar (BUSD).  Paxos, a global…

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LINE Officially Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for 80 Million Users in Japan

Messaging app LINE has officially launched a cryptocurrency exchange service to its 80 million users based in Japan, days after the platform received final regulatory approval. The Shinjuku-based messaging provider, which is 73.36-percent owned by South Korea’s Naver, said in a statement on Tuesday that the new exchange, dubbed Bitmax, is now live with trading of…

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Discovering Bitcoin Part 2: About People

This is the second installment of bitcoiner Giacomo Zucco’s series “Discovering Bitcoin: A Brief Overview From Cavemen to the Lightning Network.” Read the Introduction to his series and Discovering Bitcoin Part 1: About Time. In this installment, we will build on the previously acquired strategies of storing wealth, investing that stored wealth, and increasing productivity…

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Blockchain Being Used to Turn Ocean Plastic Waste Into Eco-Fabrics

Dutch green fabrics firm Waste2Wear is launching the world’s first collection of fabrics made from ocean plastics traceable via blockchain today. Demand for tracing recycled materials The exhibition is taking place from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19 in Paris at the international textile fair Première Vision, American fashion-focused publication FashionUnited reports today. First revealed on…

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The First Yearlong ICO for EOS Raised $4 Billion. The Second? Just $2.8 Million

The Takeaway: Block.One’s yearlong initial coin offering (ICO) for the EOS blockchain raised a record-breaking $4.1 billion in 2018. LiquidApps created a second-layer protocol for EOS to offload computing expenses for dapps, which became very expensive just a few months after EOS launched. In a similarly yearlong ICO, LiquidApps is currently selling DAPP tokens to be used on…

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Sparkswap Desktop Lets Users Deposit Bitcoin Directly Into Their Lightning Wallets

Lightning service provider Sparkswap now features a desktop application with a first-of-its-kind killer feature: USD-to-bitcoin purchases that deposit sats directly into a user’s Lightning wallet. Dubbed “Sparkswap Desktop,” the new product “allows consumers for the first time ever to buy bitcoin directly into their Lightning wallets using USD,” according to a press release shared with…

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