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Huobi launches Filecoin incubator backed by $10 million fund

Huobi launches Filecoin incubator backed by $10 million fund

Huobi Group unveiled Tuesday a new incubator program focused on Filecoin and backed with a $10 million investment fund. The press release describing the launch states the incubation center will focus on investing in ecosystem projects as well as providing support to the wider Filecoin community. As part of the arrangement, Protocol Labs will provide …

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Dell-owned VMware launches blockchain platform for enterprises

Dell-owned VMware launches blockchain platform for enterprises

Dell-owned software company VMware has commercially launched its blockchain platform for enterprises. VMware first beta announced the platform in 2018 under the name Project Concord. The finished product, VMware Blockchain, is aimed at helping businesses to build and deploy decentralized applications. VMware says its blockchain platform addresses the issues of scalability and performance with its …

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Binance launches Ethereum mining pool, with lower fees than rivals

Binance launches Ethereum mining pool, with lower fees than rivals

Crypto exchange Binance has launched an Ethereum mining pool, seven months after launching a Bitcoin mining pool. The expansion means Binance Pool users can now also mine ether (ETH), in addition to bitcoin (BTC). Binance will charge a 0.5% pool fee for ETH mining, half of what its competitors are charging. Ethermine and SparkPool, for …

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EY launches Ethereum-based procurement solution for enterprises

EY launches Ethereum-based procurement solution for enterprises

“Big Four” accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) has launched an Ethereum-based procurement solution for enterprises. Dubbed EY OpsChain Network Procurement, the solution allows companies to run procurement activities on the Ethereum blockchain. It is designed to convert procurement agreements into digital smart contracts, said EY. Smart contracts help automate procurement processes beyond any single …

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Aave becomes second DeFi protocol to hit $1 billion in total value locked

DeFi protocol Aave launches new governance framework on mainnet

DeFi lending protocol Aave has launched its new governance framework on the Ethereum mainnet, the Aave team announced on Friday.  Aave Governance was previously run on the Kovan and Ropsten testnets, where users could trial vote on Aave Improvement Proposals (AIPs) that would be used to further develop the token. With the launch on mainnet, …

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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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