Decentralized Identity: How Microsoft (and Others) Plan to Empower Users to Own and Control Personal Data

Microsoft continues its blockchain streak, empowering users to own personal data. Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software makers by revenue, is currently on a blockchain streak. This time, Microsoft presented a vast blockchain-related plan: a decentralized identity (DID) network built atop of the bitcoin network, which can potentially empower users all over the internet […]

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Circle Releases Another Attestation Report on Stablecoin USDC’s USD Reserves

Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin USD Coin. Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The company reported the update in a blog post published on May 17. USD Coin is an Ethereum-based token compliant with the […]

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Facebook Registers New Fintech Firm in Switzerland

Facebook has registered a new fintech firm that will center on blockchain, payments, data analytics, and investing. Social media giant Facebook has apparently formed a new financial tech firm, Libra Networks LLC, according to a filing on the Geneva Commercial Register. Libra Networks was registered in Geneva on May 2 by Facebook Global Holdings II LLC. […]

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South American Startup Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Fiat Exchange and OTC Desk

Latin America-based cryptocurrency startup Ripio has launched a trading platform, including an over-the-counter desk. Latin America-based cryptocurrency startup Ripio has launched a trading platform, including an over the counter (OTC) desk, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 16. Ripio’s newly launched platform will enable its customers in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico […]

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Capital Outflows From Major Crypto Exchanges Exceeded Inflows by ~$622 Mln in Recent Days

TokenAnalyst estimates that capital outflows from major crypto exchanges have exceeded inflows by ~$622 million over the past 5 days. Blockchain data provider TokenAnalyst estimates that capital outflows from major crypto exchanges have exceeded inflows by ~$622 million over the past five days, Bloomberg reported on May 15. London-based TokenAnalyst has reportedly based its figure […]

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Upbit Exchange Operator Plies $46 Million Into Blockchain in First Year of Investment

Dunamu gave funding to 26 blockchain startups as part of a multi-year investment roadmap. The parent company of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has invested almost $50 million in blockchain startups since March 2018, English-language Korean business news outlet The Investor reported on May 15. Dunamu, which created a dedicated investment subsidiary, Dunamu & Partners, […]

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