New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate Control
Thirty different blockchain companies and nonprofit organizations plan to fork the Facebook-led Libra crypto project to build their own permissionless version, dubbed OpenLibra.
The expert told how the legalisation of blockchain helps the government
‘Ukraine understands that the legalisation of blockchain technologies will help it attract new investments,” claims the co-founder of the legal startup Legal Nodes Nestor Dubnevich in his comment for LetKnow.News.
$35M-funded Omni rentals in acqui-hire talks with Coinbase
Physical storage-turned-rentals startup Omni is dealing with layoffs today, two sources familiar with the situation tell TechCrunch. Omni just shed seven operations team members. The startup is in talks to sell its engineering team to Coinbase after also receiving interest from Thumbtack.
Developer: Space blockchain sounds like a complete nonsense
“A number of companies are planing to use satellites to create blockchain nodes, but it makes little sense,” claims the developer of SatoshiFund Andrey Sobol inhis comment for LetKnow.News.
Israeli Startup Creates Offline Crypto Wallet with Online Connectivity
Israeli startup GK8 unveiled a cold-storage crypto wallet with on-network transfer capabilities, the company said.
US Air Force Will Use SIMBA Chain to Secure Its Supply Chain
The United States Air Force (USAF) has chosen smart contract startup SIMBA Chain to provide the blockchain which will be used to secure its supply chain.
Binance Lab-backed CRM solution raises $3.5M to bring more enterprises onto blockchains
Binance Labs, along with Arrington XRP Capital, Neo Global Capital, Fenbushi Capital, and several other venture funds, is investing $3.5 million in a blockchain customer relationship management (CRM) startup, hoping to bring enterprise big names onto the Binance Chain and accelerate enterprise blockchain adoption.
New Blockchain-Based Smart City Project Planned for Cambodian Capital
A Singaporean startup, Limestone Network, is using blockchain to sustain a smart neighbourhood at the heart of the Cambodian capital.
Israeli Startup Launches First Non-Custodial Wallet Without Private Keys
The world has seen both hot and cold storage but now one company is bringing “chill storage.” ZenGo, a Tel Aviv-based firm, is promising the first non-custodial wallet without private keys, points of failure, or passwords, all with a custodian-grade experience.
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 (OTC) desk, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 16.
Payments Startup Uphold to Use Ledger Vault
French crypto hardware firm Ledger will provide its technology to American payments startup Uphold to improve security, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 13.
Startup Behind Ethereum DEX Releases Lightning Developer Tools
The startup Radar, which raised $10 million in a series A funding round last year, has revealed a new suite of tools for developers working on the lightning network, bitcoin’s second layer for scaling payments.
Blockchain Startup CEO Kidnapped in Kiev
Sunday, a Ukranian blockchain CEO got kidnapped in Kiev. Gregory Kucherkov is the CEO of Cornerstone, an effort to fund real estate investment with a blockchain token. Conerstone is planning an ICO. CCN received a tip from COO Fedir Martynov, and reached out to him by phone.
Blockchain Security Startup Quantstamp Expands to Japan with Fresh Funding
Quantstamp Inc., a Y Combinator-backed blockchain security startup, has announced the establishment of a limited liability company, Quantstamp Japan GK, after receiving a “significant investment” from Nomura Holdings and Digital Garage.
Pundi X’s New Phone Can Switch Between Blockchain and Android
Blockchain device manufacturer startup Pundi X unveiled new specifications for its blockchain phone, which it plans to release to the public later this year.
Wall Street Doesn’t Want Private Keys So We Got Rid Of Them, Says Crypto Startup
Cryptography company Curve revealed its Institutional Digital Asset Wallet Service today, which aims to provide financial institutions and enterprises with a storage solution that makes their cryptocurrencies and digital assets instantly available — while also providing total autonomy and eliminating the need for private keys.
Swiss Banking Giant Julius Baer to Offer Its Clients Crypto Asset Services
Swiss bank Julius Baer plans to provide its client access to digital asset services, following a partnership with crypto bank startup Seba Crypto, a press release from Julius Baer reveals on Feb. 26.
Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price
Coinbase has acquired blockchain analytics startup Neutrino as part of a wider push to offer more diverse crypto assets across borders.
Facebook Beefs Up Its Blockchain Efforts With Startup Hires
Social media giant Facebook is growing its blockchain efforts by hiring staffers from Chainspace, the startup behind a smart contracts platform.
Major UK Public Transport Provider Partners With Crypto Startup for Loyalty Program
Major United Kingdom public transport provider Go-Ahead Group Plc. is partnering with blockchain startup DOVU to introduce a tokenized rewards system for rail customers, TechCrunch reported Feb. 1.