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Interlay, a London-based blockchain firm, launched a Bitcoin (BTC)-based cross-chain bridge on Polkadot (DOT). Named interBTC (iBTC), the bridge allows the use of Bitcoin on non-native blockchains for decentralized finance (DeFi), cross-chain transfers and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), among others. interBTC operates as a BTC-backed stablecoin, secured by a decentralized network of overcollateralized vaults, which according
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The Atlanta-based crypto payment services company Bitpay has announced that Bitpay’s prepaid cardholders are eligible for cash back rewards if they use their card with participating retailers. The rewards feature stems from Bitpay’s partnership with Cardlytics and cardholders can get up to 15% in cash back rewards on purchases from the service from thousands of
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How do you start investing? Where do you begin? What are the best things you can do to start? We answer those and many other questions in our latest series – Investing 101. Join us in our first video of the series to find out more about the compound interest effect and what it does
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The Goerli testnet was successfully merged to the proof-of-stake (PoS) network, marking the final step before Ethereum’s mainnet transition. The triumphant final testnet merger means the mainnet transition slated for Sept. 19 could go as scheduled. Goerli is the third and final testnet after Ropsten and Sepolia that makes Ethereum’s final rehearsal before its official
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The writer is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former Russian diplomat The Russian Embassy in the UK sparked outrage and fierce criticism recently when it tweeted that prisoners of war from Ukraine’s Azov battalion, who had defended the city of Mariupol right up until the bitter end, deserved
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A few years ago, we were told that self-driving cars were just around the corner and would soon be pulling up at the kerbside. Then, when the fiendish complexities of developing and deploying the technology became clearer, we discovered they were stuck in heavy traffic many blocks away. But it would be wrong to conclude
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According to a Ripple Labs spokesperson, the distributed ledger company is interested in learning about the bankrupt crypto lender Celsius and its assets. When Ripple’s spokesperson was asked if the blockchain firm was interested in acquiring Celsius, the company declined to say. The news follows Celsius customers begging the bankruptcy court to release funds over
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Asian shares rallied and European stocks ticked higher after data showed that inflation in the US had steadied, boosting investors’ hopes that the Federal Reserve will soften its approach to tackling rising prices. In Europe, the Stoxx 600 gained 0.4 per cent at the open, while the FTSE 100 slipped 0.2 per cent and Germany’s
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The Moroccan Capital Market Authority (AMMC), the capital markets regulatory body in Morocco, announced recently that it has launched a fintech portal on its website. The new portal has been created in order to facilitate exchanges between the regulator and “companies involved in the innovative financial technology sector.” Portal to Help Promote Development of New
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