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MasterCard to Acquire Crypto Analytics Firm CipherTrace

  • The acquisition is part of MasterCard's larger strategy to expand into the digital assets space.
  • MasterCard will use CipherTrace to provide its clients with better risk assessment tools when dealing with cryptocurrencies.
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  • The acquisition is part of MasterCard's larger strategy to expand into the digital assets space.
  • MasterCard will use CipherTrace to provide its clients with better risk assessment tools when dealing with cryptocurrencies.
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iSwap Launches With 3-Second Cross-Chain Transactions

  • iSwap supports cross-chain transactions on Polygon, Ethereum, OKExChain, BSC, and HECO.
  • The platform's 3-second swaps are achieved by deploying aggregators and maintaining USDT holdings on each of the supported chains.
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Microsoft Receives U.S. Patent for ‘Ledger-Independent Token Service’

  • The filing describes a "ledger-independent system that will allow developers to write code for managing tokens in a manner that is blockchain agnostic.
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Microsoft's subsidiary, Microsoft Technology Licensing, the patent on Tuesday.
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KuCoin Launches PoW Mining Pool

  • KuCoin was able to offer much lower mining fees on its pool thanks to its team, which reportedly has more than six years of expertise in the industry.
  • The CEO of KuCoin, Johnny Lyu, also revealed the KuCoin Pool will encourage "green mining" by offering miners that use renewable energy discount on their fees.

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Huobi Eco Chain Onboards New Members to Accelerator Program

  • HECO's Joint Accelerator Program will invest in promising blockchain projects and provide them with access to its development tools and advisor network.
  • The first three projects to join the Accelerator are game platforms Cryptoblades, Blockchain Cuties Universe, and 0xUniverse.
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Ethereum’s London Upgrade Now Live

  • The London upgrade brought with it EIP-1559, which will decrease the ETH circulating supply by burning transactions base fee.
  • While mining pool operators claim EIP-1559 will unfairly cut into their profits, proponents of the change argue it will help ETH transition to a deflationary asset.
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Cardano Deploys Alonzo Hard Fork to Bring Smart Contract Functionality

  • The Alonzo White hard fork brings Cardano's smart contract era one step closer.
  • Full smart contract functionality is set to be enabled by the end of September, IOHK said
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Indian IT Giant Joins StaTwig on Blockchain-Based Vaccine Tracing System

  • StaTwig's VaccineLedger solution was first trialed in 2019, but will now be implemented worldwide thanks to Tech Mahindra's partnership.
  • The blockchain-based platform was designed to prevent the distribution of expired vaccines, stock depletion, and counterfeiting.
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WazirX Partners With TRM Labs to Launch Crypto Compliance Platform

  • TRM Labs will provide WazirX with tools for wallet screening, transaction monitoring, and investigation.
  • The Indian exchange has seen a surge in user demand as banking restrictions on crypto companies have loosened.
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Genesis Joins Pyth Network to Provide Pricing Data

  • Genesis will be providing its cryptocurrency prices to the Pyth Network on a sub-second timescale.
  • Genesis is the latest trading firm to join Pyth, following the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), Virtu, LMAX, and Jump Trading Group.
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LCX Launches DEX Aggregator Fire Salamander

  • Fire Salamander will offer both a Basic Swap and a Pro Swap option.
  • LCX developed a new discovery and routing algorithm to support the launch of the DEX aggregator.
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Chainlink Price Feeds Go Live on Fantom Testnet

  • The integration was made possible through the Chainlink Community Grant Program awarded to block42.
  • Fantom developers will be able to test Chainlink's price data ahead of their launch on the Opera mainnet.
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Bank of Israel Using Ethereum in Digital Shekel Trial

  • Sources close to the matter revealed that the trial was carried out on Ethereum.
  • Deputy Governor Abir still remains skeptical about the release of the digital shekel in the next five years.
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Brave’s New Privacy-Protecting Search Engine is Now in Beta

  • Brave Search is built on top of a completely independent index and will not track users or their searches.
  • The search engine has arrived just three months after Brave's acquisition of the open search engine Tailcat.