Coinbase to track off-exchange transactions from Dutch customers

In a new blog post published Thursday, Coinbase says that starting Monday, all of its customers in the Netherlands will need to complete new Know Your Customer, or KYC, requirements when transferring digital assets to wallet addresses that are not based on the exchange. This includes providing the recipient’s full name, the purpose of the […]

Chinese court invalidates 2019 car sale made using now worthless crypto token

Last week, a WeChat post published by the Shanghai Fengxian Court began circulating in crypto circles with regards to its recent ruling on a car sale in May 2019 made using digital currency. At the time, the buyer, identified only as Mr. Huang, signed a sales contract to purchase a 2019 Audi AL6 for CNY […]

Bifrost releases upgraded SALP 2.0 after protocol helped secure $450M via parachain auctions

On Friday, Bifrost, a Web 3.0 derivatives protocol that provides decentralized cross-chain liquidity for staked assets, launched the updated Slot Liquidity Auction Protocol dubbed “SALP 2.0.” Projects such as Moonbeam, Unique network, OAK network, Polkadex, etc., held their parachain crowdloans on Kusama and Polkadot via the original SALP. A total of 177,690 vsKSM ($439 million) […]

High-profile BAYC collector denies allegations of wrongdoing brought by DeFi detective

On Thursday, ZachXBT, a cyber detective in the decentralized finance, or DeFi, realm, accused prominent Taiwanese musician and blockchain personality Jeff Huang, also known as Machi Big Brother, of misconduct in 10 different cryptocurrency projects. Machi Big Brother is known outside of Taiwan as an avid collector of Bored Ape Yacht Club nonfungible tokens (NFTs) […]

This oracle data provider platform has surpassed 4 million nodes since inception

Can a fully-functional oracle network ecosystem that anonymously collects and validates geospatial (location-specific) data exist? One blockchain firm seems to have gotten the gist of the idea. Founded in 2012, XY Labs and its namesake protocol XYO, which is built on the Ethereum blockchain, seek to reward participants for the genesis, interpretation, analysis, and storage […]

PayPal enables transfer of digital currencies to external wallets

After rolling out the ability to buy and sell crypto on its platform in October 2020, PayPal is finally allowing users the ability to natively transfer, send and receive digital assets between PayPal and other wallets and exchanges. As of Tuesday, the feature is available to select U.S. users, with the feature expanding to all […]

CertiK shares security tips following third BAYC security compromise in six months

On June 4th, popular nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) suffered its third security compromise this year. Nearly 142 Ether ($250,000) worth of NFTs was stolen after hackers gained access to the Discord account of a BAYC community manager and posted a message with a link to a fake website. The […]

Twitter and Stripe roll out USDC payout program for creators via Polygon

On Friday, Twitter and Stripe announced the rollout of crypto payouts for Stripe Connect. As told by the two companies, a select group of creators on Twitter will soon be able to receive their earnings on the platform in the form of the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin. Payments will occur via the Polygon (MATIC) network, […]

iTrustCapital surpasses $5B in crypto IRA transactions

Cryptocurrency individual retirement accounts (IRA) provider iTrustCapital revealed Wednesday that the total transaction volume on its platform had surpassed $5 billion, marking a 60% increase in nine months. As told by iTrustCapital, many of its users, ranging from millennials to working professionals to senior citizens, are trading cryptocurrencies for the first time. The firm only […]