Ethereum Could Benefit From Stealth Addresses Implementation, Says Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin published a research post that suggests using stealth addresses to enhance privacy-preserving transfers. Buterin detailed that stealth addresses can be implemented fairly quickly today on Ethereum and would significantly boost user privacy on the blockchain network. Buterin Suggests Stealth Addresses as a Solution to the Privacy Challenges in Ethereum Ecosystem Three […]

China-backed Blockchain Project Proposes SWIFT Alternative for Stablecoins and CBDCs

The company developing China’s blockchain network wants to create a system for international settlements with stablecoins and state-issued digital currencies. The plan is to establish a platform facilitating the use of these two fiat-based digital assets in foreign trade. Company Behind China’s Blockchain Push Aims to Make Stablecoins and State Coins Interoperable Hong Kong-based Red […]

Bank of Spain Greenlights Euro-Backed Stablecoin Token Pilot Program

The Bank of Spain has given approval for the launch of a pilot program involving the issuance and usage of euro-pegged stablecoins. The program, which MONEI, a fintech institution, is launching, will allow users to issue digital euros with fiat deposits in order to experiment with these in payment applications, increasing their transparency. Bank of […]

Axie Infinity’s Monthly Player Count Drops to Low Not Seen Since November 2020

After recording $4.26 billion in total non-fungible token (NFT) sales, the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity’s monthly player count has dropped to levels not seen since November 2020, a period of 26 months. Despite the low player count, the project’s native token, AXS, has climbed 62% higher against the U.S. dollar in the last 30 days. […]

NFT Market Sales Climb 16% Higher; 43.48% Increase in Buyers in Third Week of 2023

Closing out the third week of January 2023, non-fungible token (NFT) assets saw a 16.39% increase in overall sales. 320,580 buyers participated in the NFT market action this past week, an increase of 43.48% compared to the week prior. $256.69 million in NFT sales were recorded over the last seven days, with $206.06 million being […]

Hashkey Capital Raises $500 Million for Its Third Fund, Despite Crypto Market Downturn

On Tuesday, global asset manager Hashkey, which focuses on crypto and blockchain investments, announced that it has closed its third fund at $500 million. The company’s “HashKey Fintech Investment III” is dedicated to developing crypto solutions, blockchain technology, and Web3 concepts. Hashkey Capital’s Fund III to Focus on Web3, Emerging Markets and Crypto Solutions Amid […]

Spanish Airline Vueling to Accept Cryptocurrency as Means of Payment

Vueling, a low-cost Spanish airline, has announced it is exploring the functionality of blockchain and NFT (non-fungible token) technology to accept cryptocurrency as a means of payment for its services. The company enlisted the aid of Criptan, a registered Spanish cryptocurrency exchange, and aims to open this payment option for users by Q3 2023. Vueling […]