Fintech startup Strike launches new Visa Card to allow payments in Bitcoin
    15 Aug 2022

    Strike, the leading blockchain-based startup, entered into a collaboration with financial giant Visa Inc. to offer crypto rewards through its new crypto card. The startup also said that access to the card could be granted by joining a waitlist. Digital currency-based payment protocol Strike, built on the Lightning Network, has announced the launch of a…

    Crypto without internet: SMS service allows Bitcoin transactions via text in Africa
    14 Aug 2022

    Machankura, the South African SMS-based service named after the local slang word “money,” is bridging the gap between Bitcoin and people without internet access. Kgothatso Ngako, the developer of the service, believes that due to this new technology, people in Africa will be able to receive and spend Bitcoin without the need for an internet…

    Variant launches two new venture funds with $450 million to invest in Web3
    30 Jul 2022

    Crypto venture investment firm Variant has raised $450 million across two new funds targeting the Web3 and decentralized finance market, which include $300 million for a so-called opportunity fund and $150 million to invest in nascent startups. According to Thursday’s announcement, the company raised $300 million for a so-called opportunity fund as well as a…

    What the dot-com bust can teach us about the crypto crash
    18 Jul 2022

    Lessons from the crypto crash: Just like in the aftermath of the dot-com bust, the crypto market now has to trim the fat, writes Axel Nussbaumer on Cointelegraph. The economist Benjamin Graham, known to some as the father of value investing, once compared the market to a voting machine in the short run and a…

    Solv Protocol: The Middle East Is a Remarkable Place to Build DeFi platforms
    16 Jun 2022

    With the emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi), NFTs that broadly represent financial ownership and rights, often dubbed “financial NFTs,” are showcasing exciting use cases of NFTs the space has never seen. Solv Protocol, a DeFi startup, is a platform for creating, managing, and trading financial NFTs, or Vouchers. “The most pressing problem in the emerging…

    $100 million Cronos Accelerator Program to help ecosystem developing
    08 Jun 2022

    Cronos, the DeFi and Web3 gaming-focused blockchain network by, has launched the Cronos Accelerator Program aiming to help developers and builders accelerate the ecosystem’s growth. The Cronos Accelerator Program is funded by the $100 million Cronos Labs Ecosystem Fund to provide investments and guidance to early-stage blockchain projects. The Cronos Accelerator Program is funded…