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Crypto Research Organization IC3 Receives Chainlink Research Grant

  • Academic research organization IC3 was been awarded the Chainlink Research Grant.
  • IC3 will use the grant to conduct additional research into oracle networks.
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  • Academic research organization IC3 was been awarded the Chainlink Research Grant.
  • IC3 will use the grant to conduct additional research into oracle networks.
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Blockchain Lender Secures $100 Million Mortgage Financing From J.P. Morgan

  • Blockchain lending platform Figure has secured a $100 million financing facility from J.P. Morgan.
  • The funding will be used for conforming and jumbo mortgages.
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German Real Estate Company Issues $24M Bond on Stellar

  • German real estate company Vonovia issued a $24 million bond on Stellar.
  • The three-year bond will be used to issue security tokens representing ownership rights to real estate.
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Huobi Announces Support for Russian Rubles

  • To promote the new fiat on-ramp option, most service fees have been lowered.
  • Huobi was already popular in Russia before the partnership, as 10% of its trading volume was being performed by Russian citizens.

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Fidelity Increases Stake in OSL’s Parent Company

  • Asset manager Fidelity has increased its stake in BC Technology Group.
  • The company invested a further $6.71 into BC Group, raising its stake to 6.29%.
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Bakkt in Talks Regarding Merger, Reportedly Intends to go Public

  • Bakkt is reportedly in talks to go public through a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings.
  • The merger would value the company at more than $2 billion.
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Eligma Secures €4 Million Investment, Currently Valued at €50 Million

  • The total funding amount that the startup has received so far now exceeds $22 million.
  • In addition to regulatory compliance and business expansion, Eligma has also promised an improvement of the tokenomics of their native token.
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Coinbase Acquires Trade Execution Startup Routefire

  • The terms of the deal are not yet unveiled.
  • Routefire thanked its users and shared its future goals as part of the announcement.
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BurstIQ’s Health Data Network Maintains High Security Standards

  • The audit was carried out by independent CPA firm Linford & Co.
  • BurstIQ is currently the only blockchain-enabled health data solution to have SOC 2 Type 2 certification.
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Gaming Giant Nexon to Acquire Bithumb

  • According to local media, the gaming company will acquire a 65% stake in Bithumb at an evaluated price of $460 million.
  • If successful in its acquisition, Nixon will become the owner of three crypto exchanges, having previously acquired Bitstamp and Korbit.
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SoftBank Joins The Japanese Security Token Association

  • The telecoms subsidiary of SoftBank Group has joined the Japanese Security Token Association (JSTA).
  • The association is part of a group that advocates for cryptocurrency and blockchain regulation in Japan.
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HDBank First to Issue Blockchain Letters of Credit in Vietnam

  • HDBank is one of the few Vietnamese banks that can offer confirmation for L/Cs, and is the first to issue a L/C on the blockchain.
  • The bank joined the Contour open trade finance network, which focuses on digitizing the L/C process, back in May 2020.
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OSL’s Parent Company Raises $90 Million in Share Placement

  • BC Technology group has raised $90 million in a top-up share placement.
  • The company will use the funds to scale its OSL crypto platform.
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Bitwise Reaches $500 Million in Assets Under Management

  • The Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund saw an increase in demand, passing $400 million in AUM.
  • The Bitwise Bitcoin Fund and Bitwise Ethereum Fund also experienced big inflows.