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Crypto-friendly fintech firm Ziglu receives e-money license, launches P2P payments

Crypto-friendly fintech firm Ziglu receives e-money license, launches P2P payments

Ziglu, a crypto-friendly fintech firm based in London, has received an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority and has launched peer-to-peer (P2P) payments for both fiat and cryptocurrencies. The EMI license, which allows Ziglu to issue e-money and provide payment services, was issued on September 1. The firm initially applied …

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Decentralized trading platform Opyn launches put options on Curve token

Decentralized trading platform Opyn launches put options on Curve token

Decentralized options trading platform Opyn has launched put options on Curve Finance’s governance token CRV, allowing traders to short the token. Put options give traders the right, not the obligation, to sell an underlying instrument at a fixed price on or before the expiry date. Opyn’s CRV put options have a strike price of $3 …

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Decentralized exchange dYdX launches LINK perpetual contracts

Decentralized exchange dYdX launches LINK perpetual contracts

Decentralized exchange dYdX has launched perpetual contracts tied to Chainlink’s LINK token. The LINK-USD contracts offer up to 8x leverage and are cash-settled in USDC stablecoin. Like dYdX’s other perpetual contracts tied to bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), LINK contracts are not available in the U.S. dYdX said it chose LINK for its third perpetual …

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Facebook launches group to oversee “all things payments” with David Marcus at the helm

Facebook launches group to oversee “all things payments” with David Marcus at the helm

Facebook has launched Facebook Financial, a new group focused on all payments and commerce-related opportunities with Libra co-founder David Marcus at the helm. Marcus will now head up all payments projects at the tech giant. According to a Bloomberg report published Monday, the project, internally known as F2, is an effort to reorganize commerce strategy …

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Compound overtakes MakerDAO in value locked

DeFi platform Compound launches permissionless price oracle

Money market protocol Compound has released its own price oracle as part of its efforts to migrate to the Open Price Feed, its permissionless, upgradable price feed.  A price oracle is a third-party, decentralized feed that provides the data necessary to carry out smart contracts. Many Open Finance platforms use price oracles to offer their …

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Huobi launches DeFi incubator, sets aside ‘tens of millions of dollars’ for investments

Huobi launches DeFi incubator, sets aside ‘tens of millions of dollars’ for investments

Huobi Group has announced the launch of Huobi DeFi Labs, a research and incubation platform focused on decentralized finance applications and projects. According to the announcement, Huobi’s DeFi-centric arm will focus on research, investments and the incubation of DeFi initiatives. Huobi Group itself will “allocate tens of millions of dollars to an initial investment fund, which …

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Chinese tech giant Tencent launches blockchain accelerator program

Chinese tech giant Tencent launches blockchain accelerator program

Chinese tech giant Tencent has launched a blockchain accelerator, and it plans to mentor 30 companies developing blockchain-based technologies and services. Called Tencent Industrial Accelerator, the program has now begun taking applications, according to the company’s website. Interested projects have until June 6 to apply.  The accelerator is open to both early-stage blockchain startups and …

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