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Blockchain.com Reveals Impressive Stats, Future Plans

  • One third of all bitcoin transactions ever, happened in Blockchain.com wallets.
  • The new Blockchain.com wallet experience will allow users to buy BTC directly with their credit or debit card.
Blockchain CEO Peter Smith at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit: Crypto on Feb. 7, 2018. Gino DePinto/Oath

  • One third of all bitcoin transactions ever, happened in Blockchain.com wallets.
  • The new Blockchain.com wallet experience will allow users to buy BTC directly with their credit or debit card.
Alex Melikhov, CEO of Equilibrium, speaking at the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit on March 10 in London, UK. Equilibrium

EOSDT Stablecoin Adds Binance, Eosfinex To Governance Board

  • The exchanges will now act as "governance supervisors", and will be responsible for approving smart contract upgrades.
  • Currently, Equilibrium has four block producers, each of which has a portion of a multi-signature key.
we.trade CEO Ciaran McGowan. Fora

Blockchain-Based Finance Platform we.trade Enhances Collaboration With IBM

  • The COVID-19 global pandemic accelerated digitization processes in the finance trade industry.
  • we.trade is one of the largest blockchain-based trade platforms in production, backed by some of the top banks.

Tokensoft Uses Ethereum To Distribute $4M In Equity

  • The company decided to distribute ERC-1404 tokens to investors who participated in its 2018 Series Seed round.
  • Thanks to the tokenized equity, investors will be able to receive real-time periodic dividend payments.

Libra Hires Former FinCEN Official As General Counsel

  • Libra's new General Counsel, Robert Werner, previously acted as director of both FinCEN and OFAC.
  • He also held senior positions in financial firms, such as HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and is the founder and CEO of GRH Consulting.

Harmony Becomes 1st Sharded PoS Blockchain

  • With 4 shards and a proprietary Effective Proof-of-Stake algorithm, Harmony has laid the foundation upon which developers can build.
  • The project's goals for 2020 include sub-8 second settlement times and transitioning to community governance.

University of North Texas Adopts Blockchain Credentials Platform

  • GreenLight Credentials allows students to instantly share their university transcript with potential employers all around the world.
  • GreenLight's digital platform also helps UNT at Dallas to enroll students from the area.

Telegram Gives Up On TON Blockchain After Fight With SEC

  • Telegram's CEO, Pavel Durov, cited a preliminary injunction from March, which the U.S. SEC won, as the reason behind the decision.
  • Even though Telegram will no longer be involved with the project, the TON blockchain is not dead.

European Central Bank Now Focused On Retail CBDC

  • During the Consensus: Distributed event, an ECB executive spoke about the bank's approach towards central bank digital currency.
  • While other central banks focus on a wholesale CBDC research, the ECB is looking into retail implementation.

Brave Announces Charity Initiatives To Aid Non-Profits Battling COVID-19

  • Charities and non-profit organizations will use Brave's Sponsored Images space free of charge.
  • They will also receive free ads per month valued at $10,000 and once verified will be able to receive BAT tips from users.

Bitmain’s Internal Struggle Escalates

  • Ketuan Zhan was reportedly trying to get his new license as the legal representative of Beijing Bitmain, when an altercation happened.
  • He was allegedly "robbed" of his license on the spot, after being surrounded by a group of men at the Beijing Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce.

Unibright Presents All-In-One Security Token Offering Tool Freequity

  • Freequity aims to provide a 360° tokenization platform where users can smoothly run STOs.
  • The tool touches bases with all key aspects of security token offerings, including regulation, integration, and liquidity.

Stellar Development Foundation Invests $5M in Crypto App Abra

  • Abra is a P2P blockchain-based platform which provides investment opportunities in over 100 different cryptocurrencies.
  • Abra will soon integrate with the Stellar blockchain and not only bring its services over, but start developing Stellar-based products.

UFC Partners With Chiliz To Expand Fan Engagement

  • Chiliz enables sports organizations to engage fans more intimately via the Socios app.
  • The UFC will use this partnership to advance their own adoption of blockchain as well as to engage fans around the world with exclusive opportunities.