They don’t exist yet, but you can soon buy Polkadot tokens from CoinFLEX via a new mechanism: the initial futures offering (IFO).
The ETH 20 Day Moving Average Set acts as a “tokenized trading bot,” said Felix Feng, Set Protocol CEO.
ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin is responding to employee complaints about how shares in the ethereum venture studio are doled out, sources say.
The new blockchain accelerator is aiming to boost 12 promising startups this year.
American blockchain firm Near has raised over $12 million in its Series A round from a range of high-profile investors.
Near — a startup that develops a public, proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain focused on usability and scalability — has secured $12.1 million from industry players such as Coinbase Ventures, the investment arm of crypto exchange Coinbase, investment firm Pantera Capital, crypto hedge fund Multicoin, and Ripple’s developer ecosystem project Xpring, among others.
Unlike an initial coin offering-like approach, Near decided to secure funds in exchange for native tokens. Near is reportedly planning to allocate the raised funds “to recruit more developers, to accelerate the development of additional tooling and to launch the Naer Protocol mainnet.”
In April, Coinbase Ventures along with major technology investors such as Accomplice, Paradigm, and General Catalyst, made an investment into blockchain scalability project Coda. Coda aims to address blockchain’s scalability problem by compressing blocks and providing zero-knowledge proofs rather than most crypto-related firms.
In February, San Francisco-based blockchain lending firm Dharma Labs raised $7 million from big investors including Coinbase Ventures. Dharma Labs planned to use the raised capital mostly for its Lever product, a platform providing instant margin loans for cryptocurrency traders and high-volume investors.
Earlier today, Cointelegraph reported that global payment giant Visa recorded its second investment in a cryptocurrency project by leading a $40 million funding round of crypto custody service Anchorage startup.
Marlin Protocol, which offers relayer networks to make blockchains faster, has raised $3 million from Binance Labs, Arrington XRP Capital and others.
Blockchain healthcare startup Solve.Care has partnered with Uber Health to transport patients.
Per the release, Uber Health’s transportation services will be integrated into Solve.Care’s personal healthcare coordination and administration app Care.Wallet. Within the app, patients will reportedly be able to schedule an Uber Health ride, which claims to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Furthermore, patients will also be able to pay for the service with their Care.Wallet and share the costs with family members, employers, insurers, or other relevant people. Uber Health head Dan Trigub is quoted in the press release commenting on the development:
“Every year, an estimated 3.6 million Americans miss their medical appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation, with the cost of missed primary care appointments estimated at US$150 billion annually. At Uber Health, we are always looking for ways to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to care.”
At the end of June, Cointelegraph released an in-depth piece on blockchain’s potential impact on healthcare.
Also in June, market research firm International Data Corporation released a survey revealing that only a limited number of healthcare firms in Europe are aware of the benefits of blockchain applications.
ShapeShift’s new one-stop shop for non-custodial crypto management is launching out of private beta today.
Casa’s new wallet aims to help aspiring cypherpunks graduate from getting their first bitcoin to running their own lightning node.
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