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MakerDAO will not compensate victims of March 12’s “Black Thursday” flash crash that left some of the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform’s investors out $8.33 million, according to a vote that closed Tuesday. The Maker community had initially voted in early April to refund sunken investors. Nearly six months later and...
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Major meat processing company JBS S.A., has repeatedly come under fire for allegedly contributing to the illegal deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. They are now using blockchain technology to create a unique solution to the problem.According to a Sept. 23 report from Reuters, JBS said it plans to launch...
This past summer, a Switzerland-based blockchain investment company called CV VC, and a Swiss audit and advisory firm known as PwC, in collaboration with Cointelegraph, put together an in-depth report on the top blockchain companies and what they are up to in their distinct sectors.The report lists eight separate...
The government of Colombia has approved on September 22 a pilot program that calls companies to test crypto transactions until December 31 within the regulatory sandbox just passed by the country’s financial watchdog.During a panel titled “Overview of the Regulation of Crypto Assets in Colombia,” Jorge Castaño, head of...
According to survey data from crypto asset insurance firm, Evertas, institutional investors believe that clearer regulations and better infrastructure in terms of trading, reporting, and custodial services will increase their participation in the crypto market.About a quarter of the respondents expect that pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies,...
A large portion of Bitcoin's (BTC) value lies within its limited 21 million coin supply, which means ownership of a small portion could lead to significant wealth — if mass global adoption occurs. "There is only 0.0027 BTC for the current 7 billion people," trader, Bitcoin evangelist, and Twitter personality...
How the Fed and the rise of passive investing and volatility strategies have combined to make market movements faster and more severe.Corey Hoffstein is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Newfound Research LLC, a quantitative research and investment fund. He is also the host of the “Flirting with...
Keeping pace with the rapidly developing decentralized finance niche within the crypto industry, major crypto exchange Binance has called on blockchain auditing company CertiK to beef up its platform's security. "The rapid innovation and experimentation of DeFi is what makes it so great, but speed should not compromise security," CertiK's...
As mentioned in the first and second parts of this story, on March 24, 2020, in a widely reported and closely followed decision, Judge Peter Castel imposed a sweeping preliminary injunction preventing Telegram from issuing its planned crypto asset, Grams. Shortly thereafter, the judge clarified his initial ruling by...