Binance’s US arm joins Chicago DeFi alliance

Binance’s interest in DeFi expands globally. The United States arm of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange,  has entered a major organization focused on decentralized finance, or DeFi. According to a Sept. 17 blog post, Binance.US has officially joined the Chicago DeFi Alliance. Also known as the CDA, the association is backed by crypto fund […]

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Polkadot treasury established to fund projects ‘that give traction to the network’

Polkadot has launched the Polkadot Treasury to fund proposals from developers within the community and multiple proposals have already been submitted. Blockchain platform Polkadot (DOT) is the latest to invest back into its developer community with the launch of the Polkadot treasury. Run by community-elected council members, the pool will fund as many new community […]

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Unikrn ICO faces further SEC action

Another remnant of 2017 gets hit by regulation. Unikrn, an initial coin offering, or ICO, from 2017, faces action from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision, or SEC.  The SEC has accused the startup of running its ICO without going through the proper legal channels, based on a Sept. 15 statement from the regulating body. The […]

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Eastern Europe’s sixth-largest crypto service is a darknet market

A new report from Chainalysis has found that Eastern Europe is responsible for more darknet activity and ransomware volume than any other region. Blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis has found that darknet markets exert a disproportionate presence in Eastern Europe’s crypto sector. In an excerpt from Chainalysis’ 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, the firm asserts that […]

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