Day: June 30, 2020

The first phase of SKALE mainnet was officially launched, and transfer and staking have not yet been launched

The elastic blockchain network SKALE announced that the mainnet has been officially launched. SKALE said that its network not only runs on the main Ethereum network, but also runs on the SKALE network node, and then can view the Ethereum smart contract deployed by SKALE through Etherscan. The mainnet currently on the line is the first stage. Staking and transfer functions have not yet been enabled. The second stage plans to start staking in the third quarter. The third stage…

Blockchain venture capital fund SPiCE VC cooperates with Swiss private equity firm VIVA to establish a digital securities system

Blockchain venture capital fund SPiCE VC announced a cooperation with Swiss private equity firm VIVA Investment Partners AG (VIP) to jointly establish a digital securities ecosystem. VIP co-founders, fund entrepreneurs and venture capitalists Julie Meyer and Rene Eichenberger also joined the SPiCE VC board of directors. VIP has acquired equity in SPiCE management companies and funds. Chain News Note: SPiCE provides investors with access to the blockchain and tokenized ecosystem, and the company has also played an important role in…

CoinMarketCap adds DeFi token ranking page and DeFi chat channel

Cryptocurrency data platform CoinMarketCap said on Twitter that the website has added a “DeFi Token Ranking” page to view the market value, price, supply and other information of each token. More information will be added in the future, and new Added “DeFi Chat Channel”.

Blockchain analysis company Elliptic adds monitoring of privacy coins Zcash and ZEN

Blockchain analysis and tracking company Elliptic added support for privacy coins Zcash and ZEN, enabling cryptocurrency companies to trade these two currencies in a compliant manner. At the same time, digital currency dealers and lenders Genesis will use Elliptic to monitor illegal activities in Zcash and ZEN transactions. Tom Robinson, chief scientist of Elliptic, said: By providing blockchain tracking support for privacy coins such as Zcash and ZEN, regulated financial institutions can now safely and compliantly trade this important crypto…

Blockchain data index project The Graph completed the sale of 5 million USD tokens, and Coinbase, Framework and other participation

The blockchain data indexing project The Graph received $5 million in financing through the sale of token SAFT to start a decentralized network. Investors include Framework, ParaFi Capital, Coinbase Ventures and Digital Currency Group. The Graph is an indexing protocol for organizing and accessing data in the blockchain and storage network, which will be launched later this year. In addition, the protocol allows developers to use the GraphQL API to build decentralized applications on Ethereum and IPFS. Co-founder Yaniv Tal…

Crypto-friendly bank solarisBank completed C round of financing of USD 67.5 million, with a post-investment valuation of USD 360 million

German fintech company and crypto-friendly bank solarisBank completed USD 67.5 million in Series C financing, with a post-investment valuation of USD 360 million. This round of financing was led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, a blockchain venture capital fund. Existing investor yabeo promised to make a large number of follow-up investments. Other new investors include Vulcan Capital, Samsung Catalyst Fund and Storm Ventures. Existing investors Spanish Foreign Bank (BBVA), SBI Group, ABN AMRO Ventures, Global Brain, Hegus and Lakestar participated again….

The BIS Innovation Center expands to Europe and North America, advancing related work such as digital currency and DLT technology

The BIS Innovation Hub will cooperate with central banks in the next two years to jointly establish four branches of innovation centers in Toronto, Stockholm, London and Paris and Frankfurt. Benoît Cœuré, CEO of the Innovation Center, said that with this expansion, the Innovation Center will well advance a series of tasks that are critical to the central banking community, including digital currency and digital payment, network security, and distributed ledger technology (DLT) And artificial intelligence, etc., also prove the…

UK Financial Conduct Authority reports that nearly 4% of UK consumers hold cryptocurrencies

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a research report on consumer behavior. The study found that currently 1.9 million people in the UK population (equivalent to 3.86% of adults over 18 years old) hold cryptocurrencies, and 75% of them have crypto assets below £1,000. Most consumers have a certain understanding of the high volatility of products. The most common reason consumers buy cryptocurrencies is “gambling that may make or lose money,” and admits that their prices are unstable. In…

The Beijing government issued the “Beijing Blockchain Innovation Development Action Plan” to provide a strong guarantee for the development of blockchain technology and industry

The General Office of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government issued a notice to publish the “Beijing Blockchain Innovation Development Action Plan (2020-2022)”. The “Plan” stated that it is necessary to strengthen organizational leadership and establish a blockchain work promotion group led by the municipal leadership. To coordinate and solve major problems in blockchain technology and industrial development. Strengthen financial support, increase financial support at the two levels of urban finance, adhere to the combination of long-term and short-term investment, encourage…

University of California, USA, paid ransom attacker Netwalker $1.14 million in Bitcoin

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) paid $1.14 million in bitcoins to hackers after being attacked by ransomware this month. The Netwalker ransomware gang attacked the school network on June 1. UCSF is now assisting the U.S. FBI in its investigation, while working to restore all affected systems. The university said that as a university serving the public interest, the encrypted data is very important for some academic work. Therefore, a difficult decision was made to pay a partial…