A new Era has dawned with the launch of the first Ethereum Virtual Machine compatible ZK rollup, enabling projects like Uniswap and Sushi to easily port over for scaling.
zkSync Era launches with Uniswap and Sushi — First zkEVM on mainnet Ethereum ERC-4337 'smart accounts' launch at WalletCon: Account abstraction is here
The long awaited account abstraction standard was believed to be many months off, but will be launched in a surprise announcement at WalletCon in Denver.
Starkware commits to open source its ‘magic wand’ Starknet Prover
The prover is the crucial engine Starkware uses to roll up hundreds of thousands of transactions and compress them into a tiny cryptographic proof written on the Ethereum blockchain.
Major DeFi founders back play-to-earn game that hopes to be next Flappy Bird
A new blockchain based play to earn game called Fancy Birds hopes to emulate the success of the addictive mobile phenomenon Flappy Bird.
Gemini's crypto custody tops $30B as analyst predicts Coinbase shares will fall to $100
Gemini's crypto assets in custody have trebled this year which the exchange attributes to surging interest from institutions and asset managers,
Nifty News: Ellen’s NFT auction flops, Oscars controversy, Kayne’s $1.8M sneakers and more
The Golden State Warriors put the “Legacy Collection” up for auction on OpenSea, the world’s most expensive sneakers are fractionalized, and a Chadwick Boseman NFT is roundly criticized.
Nifty News: NFTs for Trump-haters, carbon offsets, fractionalized CryptoPunks and more
Hit Trump where it hurts by buying his Tweets to help out charities, a new scheme to enable NFT purchasers to offset carbon emissions, and get yourself a piece of a Punk.
South Korea to launch blockchain-based vaccine passports
The Prime Minister of South Korea has announced a blockchain-based vaccine certificate will launch later this month, but the concept has proven controversial across the world.
Bank of America analysts slam Bitcoin: Buying 1 BTC is ‘like owning 60 cars’
It looks like 2017 called and wants its Bitcoin condemnation back, with Bank of America analysts reheating some long standing criticisms of BTC for its clients.
Nifty News: Ja Rule’s Fyre Fest NFT, Trump tweet auction, Tezos muscles in
Nifty News is a round-up of all the NFT news that's fit to print. Today: Ja Rule flogs Fyre Festival painting, dance moves are tokenized, and a new record price recorded for licensed NFT sports memorabilia.
A St Louis home is being auctioned off as an NFT on Mintable
An NFT representing a 50% share in a St Louis home has been put up for auction on Mintable — but is it as good as a title deed?
Israeli asset manager doubles its $100M Bitcoin investment in just two months
The firm invested $100M into the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust late last year, it has sold one third and it's holdings are still worth $50M more than the purchase price.
Australia's crypto ecosystem 2020: The spark for a DeFi explosion
Australia's crypto ecosystem thrives despite the pandemic, with DeFi booming, a five-year blockchain roadmap and institutional adoption.
Organic growth? Bitcoin SV activity up 761% ahead of BSV conference
Bitcoin SV users appear to have got very excited ahead of the conference.
Medalla Testnet Problems ‘Will Not Delay ETH 2.0’ Says Prysmatic Labs
Prysmatic Labs calls the Medalla testnet incident a “learning experience” and says the launch of ETH 2.0 can proceed as planned.
The ETH/BTC ‘Flippening’ Is 53% Complete According to New Index
The Ethereum/Bitcoin flippening is more than half complete, according to a new metric.
Australia’s DeFi Boom: Growing Excitement as New Projects Launch
Australia is experiencing a DeFi boom, with leading derivatives project Synthetix joined by buzzy newcomers Thorchain, Ren and mSTABLE.
Crypto Derivatives Volume Just Hit a New Record High
Crypto derivatives monthly volume hit a new all-time high of $602 billion in May.
Adam Back: Crisis Will Push BTC to $300K Even Without Institutions
Crypto pioneer Adam Back thinks the current financial situation could propel Bitcoin to $300K — even without Goldman Sachs on board.
Kleiman Lawyers Seize on New Evidence of Craig Wright's 'Fabrication'
The Kleiman estate's legal team has seized upon this week's revelation that 145 Bitcoin addresses claimed by Craig Wright are controlled by someone else.
CoinMarketCap Initially Rejected the Metric That Now Puts Binance at No.1
CoinMarketCap last year rejected the web traffic metric that has catapulted new owners Binance into the top spot.
Hackers Threaten to Release Legal Secrets of World’s Biggest Stars
A ransomware gang is threatening to release almost 1TB of private legal secrets from the world’s biggest music and movie stars.
Sanctions Sought Over Craig Wright's 'False' BTC Addresses and Courier Story
The Kleiman estate intends to file a motion for sanctions against Craig Wright claiming that a list of Bitcoin addresses he provided the court were fake.
VeChain and Mastercard Back Australia-China Supply Chain Consortium
VeChain and Mastercard are among the heavy hitters backing the new APAC Provenance Council, focused on Australia’s $76 billion of exports to China.
Roger Ver: 'End Lockdown, It's a Matter of Economic Freedom'
Bitcoin.com chairman Roger Ver has called for an immediate end to the enforced coronavirus lockdown, on the grounds of economic and personal freedom.
Bitcoin SV Rivals VISA for Transactions Claims Bitcoin Association
Annual report from Bitcoin SV’s The Bitcoin Association, claims BSV now rivals VISA for transactions per second, and offers BSV miners “better returns” than BTC.
Experts Predict Deflation: There Goes Bitcoin Narrative #697
Many Bitcoiners believe ‘unlimited money printing’ will cause hyperinflation and boost BTC’s price — but experts believe deflation could be on the way.
Bitcoin SV’s Jimmy Nguyen: ‘Google Me’ If You Want to Serve Your Subpoena
Bitcoin SV’s Jimmy Nguyen has denied claims he is “intentionally evading” a subpoena in the Craig Wright case and said he’s easily located via Twitter or Google.
Blockchain Traceability Overtakes Payments Among Major Corporations
Multi-billion dollar companies are more likely to use blockchain for traceability than for payments, according to a new analysis.
Cryptocurrency is a Failure as a Currency Says Brazil's Banking Chief
Brazil’s banking chief argues that crypto is a failure as a currency — but in neighbouring Venezuela it has already ‘changed the destiny of an entire country’.