Monthly Archives: May 2022

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Blockchain community breaks stereotypes at Davos

On the second day of the Global Blockchain Business Council’s (GBBC) Blockchain Central Davos 2022, Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr moderated a panel discussion focusing on the current direction of the financial industry.  Panelists included co-founder and CEO of Soramitsu Makoto Takemiya; Treasury executive at Oesterreichische Nationalbank Johannes Duong; and chief operating officer (COO) of […]

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Litecoin confidential transactions spook Korean exchanges

The recent privacy-focused MimbleWimble upgrade on the Litecoin (LTC) blockchain has prompted two of Korea’s largest crypto exchanges to issue investment warnings about the fifth-largest cryptocurrency. Bithumb and Upbit, which together account for the majority of trading volume in South Korea, released statements on Monday, advising investors about the risks associated with the privacy-enhancing upgrade. […]

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Introducing Bitcoin Pizza Day merch for crypto OGs

Twelve years ago today, on May 22, 2010, programmer and early Bitcoin (BTC) miner Laszlo Hanyecz made history when he traded 10,000 BTC for two large pizzas. It was the first real-world cryptocurrency transaction, and media attention from the act legitimized Bitcoin in a big way. Inspired by that delicious turning point in decentralized finance, […]

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Aave launches open-source platform for social networking DApps on Polygon

Aave (AAVE) has announced a new project called the Lens Protocol that focuses on helping developers build social networking decentralized applications (DApps) on the Polygon blockchain.  Apart from social media DApps, the liquidity market protocol creators aim to use nonfungible token (NFT) technology along with Lens’ open-source blockchain tech to allow developers to create marketplaces, […]