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Ripple says XRP Can Be Used as a Bridge Currency for CBDCs, Will This Push XRP Higher?

Ripple says XRP Can Be Used as a Bridge Currency for CBDCs, Will This Push XRP Higher?

Ripple released a new whitepaper that depicted XRP's utility as a bridge currency for CBDCs. XRP has broken through the key level of $0.50. What should be expected of the cryptocurrency in the short term?

FinTech in Belt and Road - the UK FinTech Bridge

FinTech in Belt and Road - the UK FinTech Bridge

In the second round of our interviews at the Belt and Road Summit 2019 in Hong Kong, Blockchain.News gained further insights from European representatives Germany, as well as soon to be European exiters—the UK to learn more about their countries’ latest developments related to the Belt and Road Initiative.

UAE Central Bank Pioneers Digital Dirham Transfer to China via mBridge

UAE Central Bank Pioneers Digital Dirham Transfer to China via mBridge

The UAE Central Bank achieved a significant milestone by executing its first cross-border digital dirham transfer worth 50 million dirhams ($13.6 million) to China using the mBridge platform on January 29, marking a new era in digital currency transactions.

Sui Bridge Testnet Incentive Program Nears Conclusion

Sui Bridge Testnet Incentive Program Nears Conclusion

The Sui Bridge incentivized testnet phase ends on July 8th, urging participants to complete required actions for rewards.

Exploring the Architecture of Sui Bridge: A Trust-Minimized Solution

Exploring the Architecture of Sui Bridge: A Trust-Minimized Solution

Sui Bridge offers a secure, trust-minimized approach to asset transfer between Sui and other blockchain networks, enhancing interoperability and adoption.

Circle Launches Native USDC on Polygon

Circle Launches Native USDC on Polygon

Circle has natively integrated USDC on the Polygon PoS network, enabling direct access for users and developers. This move phases out the need for bridged USDC.e, providing a more stable and straightforward means for transactions on the network. The development is anticipated to foster numerous use cases, enhancing the overall ecosystem.

Scaramucci's Skybridge Capital to Launch Venture Fund for Web3 & Crypto Investments

Scaramucci's Skybridge Capital to Launch Venture Fund for Web3 & Crypto Investments

SkyBridge Capital is planning to unveil a dedicated venture fund that will invest in web3 and crypto companies.

Data-Hungry: Official Trump 2020 Election App Collects User Data of Voters

Data-Hungry: Official Trump 2020 Election App Collects User Data of Voters

US president Donald Trump’s campaign app “Official Trump 2020 App” raised a lot of skepticism, as it has been uncovered that the election app collected mast amounts of sensitive information on his voters.

US Government Is Likely to Ban Bitcoin, says Ray Dalio

US Government Is Likely to Ban Bitcoin, says Ray Dalio

The founder of Bridgewater Associates Ray Dalio has said that Bitcoin is likely to face a ban in the US just like the 1930s ban on gold.

Cambridge University Partners with 16 Financial Institutions to Develop Crypto Asset Ecosystem

Cambridge University Partners with 16 Financial Institutions to Develop Crypto Asset Ecosystem

The University of Cambridge has rolled out a multi-year research initiative with 16 key financial institutions like WorldBank, IMF, and MasterCard to shed more light on the rapidly evolving crypto-asset ecosystem.

Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

In December 2023, a significant increase in crypto thefts was triggered by an $81.5 million attack on Orbit Bridge, marking one of the largest attacks on cross-chain bridges in recent years.

Investors Need to Accept the Trajectory and Level of Volatility in Bitcoin, Says SkyBridge Capital Founder

Investors Need to Accept the Trajectory and Level of Volatility in Bitcoin, Says SkyBridge Capital Founder

Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital and former White House communications director, believes that as Bitcoin (BTC) continues being widely adopted, investors ought to accept the trajectory and level of volatility in the leading cryptocurrency.

SkyBridge Capital Achieves Record Year with Crypto Investments, Scaramucci Foresees Bright Future for Bitcoin

SkyBridge Capital Achieves Record Year with Crypto Investments, Scaramucci Foresees Bright Future for Bitcoin

Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital records its best year in 2023 with a 130% rise in crypto investments, primarily in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana. Scaramucci predicts Bitcoin will surpass its all-time high, bolstered by the recent approval of Bitcoin ETFs by the SEC.

$4 Billion Laundered by Criminals through DEXs, Elliptic Report Shows

$4 Billion Laundered by Criminals through DEXs, Elliptic Report Shows

Elliptic's report suggested that criminals have laundered the total sum of $4 billion through Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs), bridges, and protocols offering Coin Swaps.

$5.8m Fund Retrieved for Hacked Funds of Ronin Bridge: CZ

$5.8m Fund Retrieved for Hacked Funds of Ronin Bridge: CZ

Popular exchange Binance has retrieved funds worth $5.8 million, looted from the $625 million exploits on the Ronin Software Bridge employed by gamers of Axie Infinity in March.

University of Cambridge: Crypto Asset Users Have Skyrocketed to 101 Million Globally

University of Cambridge: Crypto Asset Users Have Skyrocketed to 101 Million Globally

The University of Cambridge has found that the estimated number of cryptoasset users stands at 101 million worldwide.

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel and DigitalBridge launch Articul8 AI, focusing on secure, enterprise-grade GenAI software, with diverse industry applications.

Polygon Announces the Launch of a Direct Bridge by Ren Protocol

Polygon Announces the Launch of a Direct Bridge by Ren Protocol

Polygon’s official Twitter announced to launch a direct bridge to Polygon by Ren open protocol.

Bitcoin Is Still the Cryptocurrency to Own Despite Current Struggles, says SkyBridge Capital Founder

Bitcoin Is Still the Cryptocurrency to Own Despite Current Struggles, says SkyBridge Capital Founder

SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci believes that Bitcoin is still the cryptocurrency to watch because it has attained “escape velocity."

Brock Pierce's Presidential Campaign Enlists Akon as Chief Strategist

Brock Pierce's Presidential Campaign Enlists Akon as Chief Strategist

Crypto entrepreneur Akon has announced that he will be endorsing Brock Pierce’s presidential campaign and joining the crypto venture capitalist’s campaign team.

Recharge Capital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Singapore Executive, Margaret Wang, as Managing Partner

Recharge Capital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Singapore Executive, Margaret Wang, as Managing Partner

Recharge Capital has appointed Margaret Wang as its new Managing Partner, focusing on the Women's Health Strategy and operations in the APAC region. Wang has experience in senior leadership roles at global financial institutions and has previously led the Singapore office of Bridgewater Associates Singapore. She will also lead Rhea Holdings Co., a $200M women's healthcare-focused investment vehicle.

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates Prepares to Invest in a Crypto Fund

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates Prepares to Invest in a Crypto Fund

Hedge fund giant Bridgewater Associates is looking to tap into the digital asset space for the first time.

Is Bitcoin Digital Gold? SkyBridge Says Yes, JPMorgan Says No as Market Dynamics Have Changed

Is Bitcoin Digital Gold? SkyBridge Says Yes, JPMorgan Says No as Market Dynamics Have Changed

Institutional investment in Bitcoin has many convinced that it has already succeeded in its transition into digital gold—but the debate continues to rage at the highest levels.

Axie Infinity's Ronin Bridge Officially Reopens after $625m Hack

Axie Infinity's Ronin Bridge Officially Reopens after $625m Hack

Axie Infinity’s Ronin Bridge is back online months after it was drained of about $625 million through an exploit back in March

185 Blockchain Hacking Incidents with $920M Loss Reported by SlowMist in First Half of 2023

185 Blockchain Hacking Incidents with $920M Loss Reported by SlowMist in First Half of 2023

SlowMist, a renowned blockchain security firm, has recently published its mid-2023 report on Blockchain Security and Anti-Money Laundering (AML). The report offers a comprehensive overview of the current global landscape of blockchain security and AML developments.

STEPN Integrates Apple Music into Web3 App

STEPN Integrates Apple Music into Web3 App

Apple and STEPN have collaborated to integrate Apple Music into the STEPN app, marking a second milestone following the Apple Pay integration. This move signifies the growing acceptance of Web3 apps and a step towards bridging the Web2 and Web3 divide, enhancing user experience, and signaling future collaborations between traditional and decentralized tech platforms.

Visa Reports Record-Breaking Cryptocurrency Thefts in 2022

Visa Reports Record-Breaking Cryptocurrency Thefts in 2022

Visa's biannual threat report reveals that over $3 billion was stolen in cryptocurrency thefts in 2022, with token bridges being a common target. The report also details a phishing campaign targeting crypto exchanges.

FTX's $477 Million Heist: A Trail of Blockchain Clues Unearthed

FTX's $477 Million Heist: A Trail of Blockchain Clues Unearthed

The FTX hack in November 2022 saw $477 million vanish, with the elusive thief later laundering assets through decentralized exchanges and cross-chain bridges like RenBridge and THORSwap. As the trial of FTX's CEO Sam Bankman-Fried commences, the thief, still unidentified, resumed moving the stolen assets, converting Ether to Bitcoin. Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic sheds light on this crypto mystery, unraveling the blockchain trail and revealing the thief's laundering tactics.

Binance Debunks Claims Exchange Aided Money Laundering

Binance Debunks Claims Exchange Aided Money Laundering

Crypto exchange Binance denied all allegations of facilitating around $2.4 billion in illicit funds from world-acclaimed criminal organizations like Lazarus Group and Hydra.

Vitalik Buterin Analyzes Ethereum's Layer 2 Solutions

Vitalik Buterin Analyzes Ethereum's Layer 2 Solutions

On October 31, 2023, Vitalik Buterin discussed Ethereum Layer 2 ecosystem, highlighting trade-offs between Rollups, Validiums, and Disconnected Systems, securing and scalability, pre-confirmations, trustless Ethereum interactions, and potential chain transformation into Validium.

SkyBridge Capital's Crypto Pivot Looks to Triple its Assets

SkyBridge Capital's Crypto Pivot Looks to Triple its Assets

Hedge fund SkyBridge founder Anthony Scaramucci said he plans to shift the pace of SkyBridge Capital's investment to virtual digital assets.

Allbridge Recovers $465,000 Stolen in Crypto Exploit

Allbridge Recovers $465,000 Stolen in Crypto Exploit

Allbridge has recovered $465,000 worth of cryptocurrency stolen in a recent exploit, after the attacker apparently took the project's offer for a white hat bounty and returned the funds. The stolen funds were converted to Binance USD and used as compensation. Allbridge had previously offered the attacker a chance to escape legal repercussions and receive a bounty for finding vulnerabilities. The project has yet to publicly disclose the total amount stolen but blockchain security firms estimate it to be close to $550,000.

Over $20M in Bridged Ether Returns to ZKasino Wallet

Over $20M in Bridged Ether Returns to ZKasino Wallet

ZKasino wallet has received over $20 million worth of bridged Ether, two-thirds of the missing amount, following an alleged exit scam, raising hopes for refunds from scammers.

Bitcoin Association Bestows First-Ever Satoshi Nakamoto Scholarship to PhD Student

Bitcoin Association Bestows First-Ever Satoshi Nakamoto Scholarship to PhD Student

Bitcoin Association, a leading global organization for Bitcoin business, has revealed its first-ever Satoshi Nakamoto Scholarship to a 2nd year Cambridge University Phd student undertaking human genomics. Robin Kohze is the beneficiary of the scholarship after he successfully took part in a series of blockchain competitions, whereby he emerged second at Bitcoin Association’s 2nd Bitcoin SV Hackathon.

Bitcoin Mining in China Dropped before the Latest Crackdown

Bitcoin Mining in China Dropped before the Latest Crackdown

New research conducted by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) shows that Bitcoin mining in China has already nosediving even before the government started cracking the whip on crypto mining in May.

Cambridge Report: 77% of Enterprise Blockchains Are Not 'Truly Transformational'

Cambridge Report: 77% of Enterprise Blockchains Are Not 'Truly Transformational'

Following on from its initial 2017 Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study, the new study underlines the significant changes in the industry landscape since the initial version. According to the findings, the new report states, “Two years ago, the industry landscape was mostly dominated by half-hearted experiments and short-lived proofs-of-concept – often announced with great fanfare and publicity – the hype has gradually given way to genuine development of sustainable blockchain networks that are increasingly being deployed in production environments.”

Arbitrum Bridge: A Comprehensive Guide

Arbitrum Bridge: A Comprehensive Guide

The Arbitrum Bridge is a Layer 2 solution for Ethereum, enabling secure, cost-effective asset transfers to the Arbitrum network. It supports a wide range of assets and networks, ensuring robust security and providing comprehensive troubleshooting guides.

Cross-Chain Crime Hits $7B: North Korean Ties Unveiled

Cross-Chain Crime Hits $7B: North Korean Ties Unveiled

The recent revelation by Elliptic highlights a troubling surge in cross-chain crime, now amounting to $7 billion, with North Korean affiliated Lazarus Group playing a significant role. These findings from the 2023 edition of 'The State of Cross-chain Crime' report, outstrip previous forecasts, underscoring an urgent call for bolstered security measures and refined blockchain analytics to confront the escalating menace.

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, the Founder and CIO of Bridgewater Associates asserted that since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the behavior of central banks like the Federal Reserve demonstrates that capital markets are no longer free.

Allbridge Provides Compensation Plan for Hacked Users

Allbridge Provides Compensation Plan for Hacked Users

Allbridge has posted a recovery plan after being hacked for $573,000 on April 1, stating that users with funds stuck on the token bridge are first in line to receive compensation. Allbridge has already started the compensation process for users despite only recovering part of the funds. The protocol aims to fully compensate those affected by the exploit with funds available to them.

FTX Ventures Looks to Acquire 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital - Report

FTX Ventures Looks to Acquire 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital - Report

FTX Ventures has announced its intention to take a 30% stake in the crypto exchange, Skybridge Capital, using its investment division

SEC Alleges Fraud Against SafeMoon Amidst System Flaw Exploit

SEC Alleges Fraud Against SafeMoon Amidst System Flaw Exploit

The US SEC has accused decentralized finance project SafeMoon of fraud following a system flaw in March that resulted in a loss of 8.9 million BNB. The breach was linked to a vulnerability in SafeMoon's smart contract, allowing malicious transfers of 32 billion SFM tokens. Insider involvement is suspected.

Flow Blockchain Proposes Full EVM Equivalence to Enhance Composability and Usability

Flow Blockchain Proposes Full EVM Equivalence to Enhance Composability and Usability

Flow blockchain unveils proposal for full EVM equivalence, bridging Ethereum dApp ecosystem with Flow’s unique capabilities. The move aims to enhance composability, interoperability, and user experience across the blockchain space.

Cross-chain Orbit Bridge allegedly experiences a $82 million exploit

Cross-chain Orbit Bridge allegedly experiences a $82 million exploit

Orbit Chain experienced $81.6 million in financial loss due to unauthorized transactions, involving fake signatures and unauthorized transfers of cryptocurrencies into new wallets.

BETA, BOND, WTC, and XEM Added to Binance's Monitoring Tag List

BETA, BOND, WTC, and XEM Added to Binance's Monitoring Tag List

Binance has expanded its Monitoring Tag list to include Beta Finance (BETA), BarnBridge (BOND), Waltonchain (WTC), and NEM (XEM) as of October 4, 2023. The Monitoring Tag serves as a risk indicator for tokens with elevated volatility and risk.

Chainalysis Partners with US Regulators to Recover $30m from Ronin Loot

Chainalysis Partners with US Regulators to Recover $30m from Ronin Loot

Blockchain analytics and security service provider, Chainalysis has helped in the recovery of $30 million in funds stolen from the Ronin Bridge by the elite North Korean hacking outfit, Lazarus Group.

Ex-Cambridge Analytica Employee Confident that Blockchain Can Help Protect Personal Data

Ex-Cambridge Analytica Employee Confident that Blockchain Can Help Protect Personal Data

Brittany Kaiser, the Cambridge Analytica scandal whistleblower discussed in an interview at the World Economic Forum that blockchain technology could be an important tool to address data protection issues.

China Accounts for 65 Percent of Bitcoin’s Hash Power, New Research Reveals

China Accounts for 65 Percent of Bitcoin’s Hash Power, New Research Reveals

An interactive map published by the University of Cambridge’s Alternative Finance Center (CCAF) revealed Chinese miners accounted for 65 percent for the global hashing power used by Bitcoin. The CCAF tracked mining data for over a year from websites like BTC.com, ViaBTC, and Poolin, with the premier university claiming the map is the first-of-its-kind effort in visualizing hash power data by geography.

ASIFMA: Tokenized Securities Might Bridge the Current Mainstream Finance with the New Digital World

ASIFMA: Tokenized Securities Might Bridge the Current Mainstream Finance with the New Digital World

ASIFMA (the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Associations) has availed a new white paper that reveals a roadmap for regulators and market participants on tokenized securities.

Dubai’s Free Zone to Bridge the UAE-India Agriculture Trade Gap with Blockchain

Dubai’s Free Zone to Bridge the UAE-India Agriculture Trade Gap with Blockchain

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre has established a blockchain agriculture trading and sourcing platform to link India's rural farmers with the UAE food sector.

Ripple CTO Assesses XRP as a Bridge Cryptocurrency Between CBDCs, Stablecoins, and Fiat

Ripple CTO Assesses XRP as a Bridge Cryptocurrency Between CBDCs, Stablecoins, and Fiat

Ripple’s CTO David Schwartz discussed the key role Ripple (XRP) tokens and other cryptocurrencies would play in a market where CBDC was becoming a hot topic.

Ways DeFi is Changing Finance and its Stand in 2020

Ways DeFi is Changing Finance and its Stand in 2020

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is the bridge between traditional centralized currency and decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum. Here's how it's changing finance.

Barred from Leaving China? Tron Founder Justin Sun Surfaces in San Francisco

Barred from Leaving China? Tron Founder Justin Sun Surfaces in San Francisco

Justin Sun was on the border control list by the Chinese government that can restrict him from travelling abroad due to alleged illegal fundraising, money laundering, gambling and involvement in pornography according to Caixin. However, on a live video broadcast on Justin Sun’s Twitter, he shows the Bay Bridge in the background, which meant he appeared to be in San Francisco.

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

I’ve often viewed myself as both a global citizen and a bridge between East and West. The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine America’s role in the global economy and pave the way for success in world with two equal economic superpowers. Here’s how…

Beyond Startups—Championing for an Ecosystem to Drive Blockchain Forward

Beyond Startups—Championing for an Ecosystem to Drive Blockchain Forward

Tribe Accelerator is Singapore’s first government-backed blockchain accelerator, on a mission to bridge the gap between blockchain startups and the traditional world. Yi Ming Ng, the Managing Director at Tribe Accelerator, believes that blockchain is beneficial to a lot of businesses from different industries. However, there has been a lot of fear and speculation around cryptocurrencies in the traditional corporate world.

Nigerians Set to Enjoy Remittances at 1% Cost Through the Strategic Partnership Between Dash And Bitfxt

Nigerians Set to Enjoy Remittances at 1% Cost Through the Strategic Partnership Between Dash And Bitfxt

According to the report, this partnership is meant to ensure that Nigeria's crypto-enthusiasts enjoy remittances at a very affordable rate. While Dash is deemed as a leading digital asset for remittances and international payments with secure, fast and affordable transactions, BITFXT a Nigerian exchange with the goal of bringing more liquidity to the Nigerian crypto market. The recent development indicates that the team has decided to bridge the gap in remittances for Nigerians through the use of Dash at a 1% cost.

Ripple CTO Explains Why Banks Have Been Lagging Behind on XRP Adoption

Ripple CTO Explains Why Banks Have Been Lagging Behind on XRP Adoption

Ripple’s chief technical officer (CTO) David Schwartz explained why the company’s native XRP cryptocurrency has not been more readily adopted by banks.

Singaporean Company Launches World’s First Blockchain-Enabled Carbon Trading Exchange

Singaporean Company Launches World’s First Blockchain-Enabled Carbon Trading Exchange

AirCarbon Pte, a Singaporean exempt private company, has established the first-ever blockchain-powered carbon trading exchange (CTX) that will permit corporate buyers and airlines to sell and purchase tokens subsidized by carbon offset credits.

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