Near taps Nym for metadata privacy, encryption services
    02 Nov 2023

    Layer-1 protocol Near has tapped blockchain security firm Nym to provide end-to-end encryption and metadata privacy services for its ecosystem. Nym, which provides blockchain agnostic layer-0 privacy infrastructure, will avail its mixnet tools to encrypt and cloak blockchain traffic and communication across the Near Protocol ecosystem. Masking off-chain metadata traffic will protect transaction data during…

    Breaking: Some Multichain transactions are confirmed as queue unwinds
    02 Nov 2023

    Hacked cross-chain protocol Multichain has confirmed some transactions, and its backlog of queued transactions has declined to only a single transaction, according to data from Multichain’s explorer tool. Blockchain data confirms that some of the transactions have been confirmed on the destination chain, while others show as confirmed in the Multichain explorer but not on the destination chain. Browsers…

    Elon Musk slams NFTs but ends up arguing the case for Bitcoin Ordinals
    02 Nov 2023

    While publicly mocking non-fungible token (NFTs) during a podcast, Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk appears to have inadvertently highlighted the case for Bitcoin Ordinals, also known as Bitcoin NFTs. “The funny thing is the NFT is not even on the blockchain — it’s just a URL to the JPEG,” said Musk in an Oct….

    Solana gains 80% in a month as Firedancer goes live on testnet
    02 Nov 2023

    Solana has posted 30-day gains of nearly 81%, and has rallied over 30% in the past week amid the testnet launch of the blockchain’s loawaited scaling solution Firedancer. SOL reached over $41 on Nov. 2 touching highs it hasn’t seen since August last year, Cointelegraph Markets Pro data shows. Long touted as an “Ethereum killer” — SOL has…