Crypto markets rally, but Ethereum struggles to keep pace with Bitcoin
    16 May 2024

    On May 15, the cryptocurrency markets saw a 5.5% increase in total capitalization following the release of inflation and retail sales data from the United States. However, Ether failed to fully capitalize on this bullish momentum. Ether last closed above $3,000 over five days ago and has underperformed the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, by 22% since the…

    Worldcoin beefs up security by open-sourcing biometric data system
    16 May 2024

    As organizations increasingly rely on biometric data for various applications, from access to physical spaces to financial services, the frequency and impact of data breaches continue to escalate. On May 15, the Worldcoin Foundation, the organization behind the Worldcoin iris biometric cryptocurrency project, announced that it open-sourced its secure multi-party computation (SMPC) system. The new…

    Mastercard launches ‘next generation’ of blockchain payments startup program
    16 May 2024

    Fintech giant Mastercard announced the addition of five new startups to its Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program on May 15. The Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program is a fintech accelerator program that focuses on “exploring future use cases to scale new solutions with startups around the world.” Joining the program are…