Smart contracts might be stifled by EU Data Act

    The EU has published its new Data Act, a law proposal that aims to regulate the generation and handling of data by the actors that harness it. The act, in its large scope, touches on the subject of smart contracts and proposes that every smart contract should have a termination function to stop the flow…

    IOTA: Building DeFi on acyclic graph

    Another “veteran” cryptocurrency has added smart contracts to its network. IOTA is very different from other cryptocurrencies: For starters, it doesn’t run on the blockchain, using a slightly different technology instead. Now it also features smart contracts, though currently still in beta version. The official blog of the IOTA project released a message that smart…

    From stablecoin to a bank: perhaps, the greatest challenge of 2021. Part 2

    A fundamentally new banking system structure may emerge sooner rather than later: the one where fiat and stablecoins, CBDC and “classical” cryptocurrencies are used on equal terms. And DeFi will compete directly and on a level playing field with centralized banking services. To understand how the banking system will change, let’s delve a little deeper…