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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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5 Years After Launch, Predictions Market Platform Augur Releases Version 2

5 Years After Launch, Predictions Market Platform Augur Releases Version 2

Augur released the second version of its betting platform Tuesday. The project was one of Ethereum’s first in 2015 with angel investments from Vitalik Buterin. Its v2 adds a suite of new crypto tools including IPFS, MakerDAO’s Dai, 0x Mesh and Uniswap’s pricing oracles. The ultimate decentralized finance (DeFi) money Lego has arrived: Augur Version …

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Vanguard's Blockchain Platform for Foreign Exchange Will Go Live in Q3 2020

Vanguard’s Blockchain Platform for Foreign Exchange Will Go Live in Q3 2020

Mutual fund giant Vanguard has completed another blockchain pilot that aims to change the risk profile of foreign exchange (FX) transactions. The Valley Forge, Pa.-based investment firm ran the pilot on Symbiont’s Assembly blockchain with participation from State Street, BNY Mellon and investment firm Franklin Templeton. Vanguard and Franklin Templeton acted as dealer banks and …

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Robinhood scores $280 million in Series F fundraise, and it’s promising to scale the platform

Robinhood scores $280 million in Series F fundraise, and it’s promising to scale the platform

Equities and crypto brokerage firm Robinhood announced Monday the completion of a $280 million Series F fundraise, following earlier reports on the firm’s latest raise via Bloomberg and the Financial Times.  The fresh capital brings the unicorn’s valuation to $8.3 billion, according to an announcement of the raise. Led by Sequoia Capital, the funding round closed at …

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Institution-Focused Crypto Trading Platform Reports 737% Revenue Increase in 2019

Institution-Focused Crypto Trading Platform Reports 737% Revenue Increase in 2019

Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed BC Group, the operator of institution-focused digital assets trading platform OSL, reported a 737% increase in revenue in 2019. On March 31, BC Group revealed that its OSL digital assets platform had been its largest 2019 earner, accounting for 44% of the Group’s revenues — up from just 6% in 2018. …

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