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Telegram Appeals Federal Court Injunction to Stop Gram Distribution

Telegram Appeals Federal Court Injunction to Stop Gram Distribution

Telegram has filed an appeal to yesterday’s ruling by a United Stated federal court in favour of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which has prohibited the issuance of Gram tokens for the time being.

Telegram Maintains Gram is not a Security, Urges Court to Deny SEC Action

Telegram Maintains Gram is not a Security, Urges Court to Deny SEC Action

Telegram, in an October 16th filing, has asked the Southern District Court of New York to deny the request by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a preliminary injunction on Gram, Telegram’s native cryptocurrency.

Telegram to Release Financial Statements to the SEC in Gram Token ICO Case

Telegram to Release Financial Statements to the SEC in Gram Token ICO Case

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked Telegram to release its financial statements, which includes bank records as the regulator believes will prove the misconduct in the $1.7 billion offering of Gram tokens.

Telegram Abandons TON and Gram Tokens, Durov Critical of US Regulating Whole World

Telegram Abandons TON and Gram Tokens, Durov Critical of US Regulating Whole World

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has announced that they are calling it quits on the Telegram Open Network (TON) and its Gram tokens after a drawn-out battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Telegram Prohibited from Issuing Gram Tokens as US Court Grants SEC's Injunction

Telegram Prohibited from Issuing Gram Tokens as US Court Grants SEC's Injunction

A United States District Court has sided with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granting an injunction against Telegram to to temporarily prevent the company from issuing its Gram tokens.

Arbitrum Proposes 75 Million ARB Short-Term Incentive Program

Arbitrum Proposes 75 Million ARB Short-Term Incentive Program

Arbitrum ($ARB) Incentives Working Group proposes a Short-Term Incentive Program to distribute 75 million ARB tokens from DAO-funded incentives to active protocols on the Arbitrum network. The program aims to support network growth, experiment with incentive strategies, find new grant models, and collect incentive data for future programs.

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Proposes $20M Incentive Program for v4 Launch

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Proposes $20M Incentive Program for v4 Launch

Chaos Labs proposes a $20M, 6-month Launch Incentives Program for the transition to dYdX v4. The initiative aims to facilitate user and volume migration to the new dYdX Chain, with a robust pre-launch and post-launch strategy. Governance proposals will guide the distribution of DYDX rewards, maintaining transparency and community oversight throughout the program.

QiSwap DEX Will Airdrop QI and Implement Pioneer Programs to Fuel Growth

QiSwap DEX Will Airdrop QI and Implement Pioneer Programs to Fuel Growth

Decentralized exchange protocol, QiSwap, a QTUM-based dApp, will be conducting an airdrop and rewarding early adopters through its new Pioneer Programs.

Commissioner Hester Peirce Agrees with Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s Criticism of SEC

Commissioner Hester Peirce Agrees with Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s Criticism of SEC

Commissioner Hester Peirce, affectionately knowns as ‘CryptoMom’, believes the SEC’s court victory over Telegram was inappropriately reached and has further stifled innovation for the United States.

Visa Unveils Innovative Web3 Loyalty Program with SmartMedia Technologies

Visa Unveils Innovative Web3 Loyalty Program with SmartMedia Technologies

Visa teams up with SmartMedia Technologies to launch a pioneering Web3 Loyalty Engagement Solution, revolutionizing customer loyalty with gamified, immersive experiences and digital wallets.

Moneygram Partners with Stellar Blockchain Network to Enable Instant Crypto-To-Fiat Settlements Using USDC Stablecoin

Moneygram Partners with Stellar Blockchain Network to Enable Instant Crypto-To-Fiat Settlements Using USDC Stablecoin

MoneyGram has partnered with Stellar Development Foundation to enable customers to make settlements in different fiat currencies including cryptocurrencies using USDC stablecoin.

Coinbase Launches Crypto Transactions via WhatsApp, Telegram, and Other Messaging Platforms

Coinbase Launches Crypto Transactions via WhatsApp, Telegram, and Other Messaging Platforms

Coinbase introduces a new feature in its Wallet app, allowing users to send crypto via WhatsApp, Telegram, and other platforms with no fees and instant settlement.

Judge Denies Telegram's Appeal to Issue Grams to Non-US Entities, Says it's Too Late to Question SEC Jurisdiction

Judge Denies Telegram's Appeal to Issue Grams to Non-US Entities, Says it's Too Late to Question SEC Jurisdiction

US Federal Judge P. Kevin Castel has denied Telegram’s request to issue its Gram tokens to overseas investors.

Sam Blackshear Discusses Security Aspects of Move Programming Language

Sam Blackshear Discusses Security Aspects of Move Programming Language

Sam Blackshear sheds light on the security features of the Move programming language designed to prevent common security exploits.

SWAYE Unveils Revolutionary Telegram-based Game Onboarding

SWAYE Unveils Revolutionary Telegram-based Game Onboarding

SWAYE leverages Telegram for seamless Web3 game onboarding.

Telegram Introduces Stars for Digital Goods Payments

Telegram Introduces Stars for Digital Goods Payments

Telegram launches Stars, enabling payments for digital goods and services through bots and mini apps.

GitHub: Essential Git Commands Every Developer Should Master

GitHub: Essential Git Commands Every Developer Should Master

Learn the top 12 Git commands every developer must know.

OpenAI's Cybersecurity Grant Program Highlights Pioneering Projects

OpenAI's Cybersecurity Grant Program Highlights Pioneering Projects

OpenAI's Cybersecurity Grant Program supports innovative research to enhance AI and cybersecurity defenses. Discover the groundbreaking projects making a difference.

Binance Launches Referral Program with Up to 500 USDT in Rewards for Copy Trading

Binance Launches Referral Program with Up to 500 USDT in Rewards for Copy Trading

Binance introduces a referral program for its new Spot Copy Trading feature, offering up to 500 USDT in token voucher rewards.

OKX Launches Africa Champions Program with Up to 100 USDT Rewards

OKX Launches Africa Champions Program with Up to 100 USDT Rewards

OKX introduces the Africa Champions Program, offering users the chance to earn up to 100 USDT through referrals. Campaign runs from June 19 to July 9, 2024.

SFC Convicts Individual for Unauthorized Investment Advice on Telegram

SFC Convicts Individual for Unauthorized Investment Advice on Telegram

The SFC has secured a conviction against an individual for providing paid investment advice on a Telegram chat group without a license.

Implementing Hotword Detection with AssemblyAI's Streaming Speech-to-Text in Go

Implementing Hotword Detection with AssemblyAI's Streaming Speech-to-Text in Go

Learn how to implement hotword detection using AssemblyAI's Streaming Speech-to-Text API with Go. This guide covers setup, coding, and execution.

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.

Binance Celebrates 7th Anniversary with 700 BNB Referral Rewards

Binance Celebrates 7th Anniversary with 700 BNB Referral Rewards

Binance marks its 7th anniversary with a referral promotion, offering users a chance to share 700 BNB in rewards. Invite friends and earn up to 7 BNB.

Binance Revises VIP Program: New Spot and Margin Trading Fees for VIP Users

Binance Revises VIP Program: New Spot and Margin Trading Fees for VIP Users

Binance updates its VIP Program, adjusting spot and margin trading fees for VIP 5-8 users and reducing trade volume requirements for VIP 4 users.

Flower Frenzy: New Telegram Game Offers Token Rewards for Gardening

Flower Frenzy: New Telegram Game Offers Token Rewards for Gardening

Gala Games introduces Flower Frenzy, a Telegram clicker game where users plant flowers to earn token rewards. Start your gardening adventure today!

Telegram Introduces Mini App Bar and Boosts Monetization for Creators

Telegram Introduces Mini App Bar and Boosts Monetization for Creators

Telegram's June update includes a Mini App Bar, paid media for content creators, and enhanced story search features.

Ripple’s XRP Crashes Following Pump and Dump Scheme Coordinated by Telegram Group

Ripple’s XRP Crashes Following Pump and Dump Scheme Coordinated by Telegram Group

Ripple’s XRP has crashed following its temporary ascent to $0.74 yesterday.

Facebook Launches Fintech Product Group F2 to Run Payments Across All its Apps

Facebook Launches Fintech Product Group F2 to Run Payments Across All its Apps

Facebook has expanded its fintech horizons and announced the launch of a new product group dedicated to payments purposes.

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Issues Scam Alert on Telegram Impersonation

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Issues Scam Alert on Telegram Impersonation

Yi He of Binance cautions users against Telegram impersonators discussing investments, highlighting vulnerabilities in platform usernames.

INX to renew Share and Token Repurchase Programs

INX to renew Share and Token Repurchase Programs

INX announced the renewal of its normal course issuer bid (NCIB) to repurchase common shares and INX Limited's token repurchase program.

Reddit to Discontinue Blockchain-Based Community Points Program

Reddit to Discontinue Blockchain-Based Community Points Program

Reddit is discontinuing its blockchain-based Community Points program due to scalability issues, moving towards more scalable rewards programs. Despite initial promise, high transaction fees and bandwidth limitations on Ethereum led to a transition to Arbitrum Nova in 2022. However, scaling challenges persisted, prompting the phase-out by early November 2021. The termination caused a significant drop in associated token values. Reddit now focuses on other community incentive programs like the Moderator Rewards Program and the Contributor Program.

Mirana Ventures Invests $8 Million in Toncoin (TON)

Mirana Ventures Invests $8 Million in Toncoin (TON)

Mirana Ventures has launched a long-term partnership with TON Foundation, investing $8 million in Toncoin to drive mass adoption of token-governed technologies and collaborate with other blockchains.

JP Morgan Executive Warns of Banking Collapse

JP Morgan Executive Warns of Banking Collapse

Bob Michele, CIO of JP Morgan Asset Management, expresses concern over how US regional banks will operate post-emergency lending programs, warning of potential collapse after First Republic Bank's liquidity issues.

Pepe Coin Telegram Account Hacked

Pepe Coin Telegram Account Hacked

PepeCoin's Telegram account has been compromised, allowing unauthorized access under the handle "lordkeklol". The account is being used to promote fraudulent schemes and introduce other coins without team affiliation. PepeCoin encourages community reporting as a fake account for swift removal and secure channel.

Binance Labs to Invest in 7 Startups from the MVB Accelerator Program

Binance Labs to Invest in 7 Startups from the MVB Accelerator Program

Binance Labs, the incubation and Venture Capital arm of Binance Exchange, has announced it will be making an investment in 7 startups from the Season 5 of The Most Valuable Builder (MVB) Accelerator Program.

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

A new strategy for Web 4.0 and virtual worlds has been unveiled by the European Commission in an effort to steer the next technological revolution and guarantee a safe, open, and welcoming online environment for individuals, organizations, and government agencies across the EU.

UAE's Central Bank Completes Wholesale CBDC Pilot Program

UAE's Central Bank Completes Wholesale CBDC Pilot Program

UAE's Central Bank has completed running its wholesale CBDC trials, readying for the next development phase.

Google's Imagen 2 Unveiled: Revolutionizing Text-to-Image AI Technology

Google's Imagen 2 Unveiled: Revolutionizing Text-to-Image AI Technology

Google's latest updates to Bard introduce image generation, multilingual support with Gemini Pro, enhanced coding assistance, and broader accessibility, showcasing significant advancements in AI-driven creativity and user interaction.

WallStreetBets and Telegram Group Plan Coordinated Buying Attack on Ripple's XRP For February

WallStreetBets and Telegram Group Plan Coordinated Buying Attack on Ripple's XRP For February

WallStreetBets (WSB) along with a Telegram group are apparently planning a new coordinated attack on XRP which is set to be executed around 8:20EST.

Magic Eden Pioneers Cross-Chain NFT Experience with Expanded Wallet and Rewards

Magic Eden Pioneers Cross-Chain NFT Experience with Expanded Wallet and Rewards

Magic Eden's latest initiatives, including an enhanced rewards program, a cross-chain wallet, and open-source protocols, aim to universalize digital ownership and transform the NFT ecosystem.

MoneyGram Continues to Receive Millions in Development Fees From Ripple

MoneyGram Continues to Receive Millions in Development Fees From Ripple

Ripple continues to pump money into MoneyGram remittance services in market development fees as compensation for providing liquidity to its ODL XRP network.

BNB Surges Over 12% as Chain Launches Airdrop Alliance to Reward Community

BNB Surges Over 12% as Chain Launches Airdrop Alliance to Reward Community

BNB Chain announces the Airdrop Alliance Program to incentivize and engage its user base, with details of upcoming partnerships to follow.

Chelsea Football Club Owner Abramovich Confirmed as Investor in Telegram's 2018 ICO

Chelsea Football Club Owner Abramovich Confirmed as Investor in Telegram's 2018 ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) investigation into Telegram’s $1.7 billion initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018 has revealed that some very big names took part in the unregistered offering.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against MoneyGram for Allegedly Misleading Investors with XRP

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against MoneyGram for Allegedly Misleading Investors with XRP

MoneyGram is currently facing a class-action lawsuit for allegedly misleading investors with XRP.

Litecoin Enters Top 20, Soared Over 28% in The Last 7 Days, Here Is Why

Litecoin Enters Top 20, Soared Over 28% in The Last 7 Days, Here Is Why

Investors are upbeat about Litecoin since the beginning of this month. The token has outperformed in the past few days, with the market cap reaching $4.91 billion.

Meta Instagram Embraces NFT, Expanding Footprints to 100 Countries

Meta Instagram Embraces NFT, Expanding Footprints to 100 Countries

Months after it integrated NFTs into Instagram for American users, Meta Platforms announced the allowance's expansion to as many as 100 other countries.

Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz on Bearish Bitcoin, Libra Hearing and Regulator Angst

Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz on Bearish Bitcoin, Libra Hearing and Regulator Angst

Michael Novogratz, CEO, and Chairman of Galaxy Digital recently appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” where he answered questions on Bitcoin’s bearish trend, Zuckerberg’s appearance on Capitol hill and the sentiment driving regulators of the crypto market.

Easy Company Raises $14.2M For Social Crypto Wallet

Easy Company Raises $14.2M For Social Crypto Wallet

Easy's "social" crypto wallet garnered $14.2 million in a seed round to bring mainstream audiences into the Web3 ecosystem. After a 30-day private test, the wallet now accessible on iOS and Android. Users may swipe to see own NFTs or those of others they "watch" on the network, which resembles Instagram.

Binance Labs Launches Season 7 of Incubation Program for Web3 Innovators

Binance Labs Launches Season 7 of Incubation Program for Web3 Innovators

Binance Labs invites early-stage Web3 founders to apply for Season 7 of its Incubation Program, offering tailored mentorship and resources.

Telegram's Toncoin Partners With 'Donate' for Subscription Payments

Telegram's Toncoin Partners With 'Donate' for Subscription Payments

Telegram’s brainchild, TON Blockchain has partnered with the social media giant’s verified payment protocol ‘Donate’ to use its native token ‘Toncoin’ for subscription payments, amongst other things.

Report: TON and Telegram Forge Alliance in Q3 2023

Report: TON and Telegram Forge Alliance in Q3 2023

The TON Ecosystem saw substantial growth and strategic alliances in Q3 2023. Notable highlights include a collaborative venture with Telegram, set to roll out the self-custodial wallet, TON Space, to Telegram's 800 million users, and a steady increase in TON accounts and on-chain active wallets. Various community initiatives and developer-centric events further illustrated TON's commitment to fostering a robust ecosystem, setting a solid foundation for its expansive vision in the crypto landscape.

EU Court Upholds Privacy in Encrypted Messaging Ruling

EU Court Upholds Privacy in Encrypted Messaging Ruling

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld privacy and freedom of expression, rejecting backdoor demands in encrypted messaging services, highlighting potential security risks.

BIS builds out "game-changing" blueprint for the future monetary and financial system

BIS builds out "game-changing" blueprint for the future monetary and financial system

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is set to redefine the global financial landscape with its newly released blueprint for a futuristic monetary system.

Telegram May Push TON Launch Date Before Facing SEC

Telegram May Push TON Launch Date Before Facing SEC

After coming under fire from the United States Securities Commission (SEC) Telegram has allegedly informed its investors that it will postpone launching its Telegram Open Network (TON).

Algorand Initiates Voting for Expanded Governance and NFT Rewards Programs

Algorand Initiates Voting for Expanded Governance and NFT Rewards Programs

The Algorand Foundation is voting on governance measures, including auto-renewal mechanisms and increased NFT rewards, amid a plummeting native token, $ALGO.

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will host a virtual event for a Digital Wallets Challenge on Oct 27.

Twitter Takes on Decentralization with New Social Media Development Project

Twitter Takes on Decentralization with New Social Media Development Project

Bluesky – the new social media decentralized initiative, endorsed by Jack Dorsey of Twitter and five other programmers. Dorsey has dedicated funds for this new project, which ultimately will put social media platforms on blockchain.

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle announces new Web3 services—Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform—to simplify blockchain development and lower costs. These user-centric solutions aim to accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain technologies.

CFTC Whistleblower Program Gains Traction with $16 Million Awarded in 2023

CFTC Whistleblower Program Gains Traction with $16 Million Awarded in 2023

The CFTC's Whistleblower Program in 2023 awarded $16 million to whistleblowers, contributing to over $3 billion in enforcement sanctions. Recognizing their role in combating financial fraud, the program now focuses on environmental fraud through a task force.

Stellar Development Foundation Invests in International Transfer Giant MoneyGram

Stellar Development Foundation Invests in International Transfer Giant MoneyGram

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) becomes a minority investor in MoneyGram during its go-private deal with Madison Dearborn Partners. This move strengthens SDF's role in MoneyGram's digital journey and fintech innovations.

Twitter & Instagram Reportedly To Launch NFT Collectibles

Twitter & Instagram Reportedly To Launch NFT Collectibles

Twitter and Instagram reportedly develop non-fungible tokens (NFT) feature on its app, a mobile developer reveals.

Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Microsoft's significant investment in the UK's AI infrastructure is expected to significantly enhance the country's technology sector and its global AI standing.

Mastercard Launches NFT-Gated Artist Accelerator Program

Mastercard Launches NFT-Gated Artist Accelerator Program

Mastercard announced a new artist accelerator program, which is NFT-gated and only accessible to holders of its Mastercard Music Pass NFT. The program is a collaboration with Polygon and offers free access to educational materials, unique AI tools, and other experiences.

Arbitrum Foundation Proposes Control of $1 Billion in ARB Tokens

Arbitrum Foundation Proposes Control of $1 Billion in ARB Tokens

The proposed "special grants" program on the Arbitrum blockchain, which would allocate 750 million ARB tokens worth nearly $1 billion to the centralized Arbitrum Foundation without input from token holders, has caused community concerns.

Visa's New Debit Card Rumored to Use XRP for Payments

Visa's New Debit Card Rumored to Use XRP for Payments

In an announcement made yesterday, Moneygram has partnered with Visa to launch a peer-to-peer debit card service.

OpenAI Suspends ChatGPT Plus Sign-ups Due to Overwhelming Demand

OpenAI Suspends ChatGPT Plus Sign-ups Due to Overwhelming Demand

OpenAI has suspended new ChatGPT Plus premium sign-ups due to high demand, following a DDoS attack at its first development conference. The platform has reached 100 million monthly users in two months.

Ripple and MoneyGram Partnership Ends amid SEC Lawsuit

Ripple and MoneyGram Partnership Ends amid SEC Lawsuit

Ripple and MoneyGram’s partnership through which they furthered remittance services using XRP and Ripple technology has officially ended.

Pepe Coin Official Telegram Hacked

Pepe Coin Official Telegram Hacked

Pepe Coin's official Telegram compromised; group locked down. Amidst unexpected transactions, community urged to stay alert and follow @pepecoineth for official updates.

GitHub Copilot X: The Future of AI-Powered Software Development

GitHub Copilot X: The Future of AI-Powered Software Development

GitHub Copilot X is an AI pair programmer integrating into developers' workflow. It offers context-aware conversations, personalized documentation, pull request support, and CLI assistance, aiming to enhance productivity and code quality.

Web3 Foundation Announces Over $1.1M in Grants Under Wave 19 Program

Web3 Foundation Announces Over $1.1M in Grants Under Wave 19 Program

The Web3 Foundation disclosed the conclusion of its 19th grant wave, allocating over $1.1 million to 33 projects to bolster the Polkadot ecosystem. The foundation marked its 600th grant and 1000th milestone, reflecting the growth and the fervor of the Polkadot developer community, now the second largest globally. This wave spotlighted grants enhancing smart contract capabilities on Polkadot’s ink! smart contracts, and core infrastructure improvements. The foundation continues to welcome new proposals, underlining its ongoing commitment to support the evolving Web 3.0 ecosystem.

Instagram to Welcome NFTs Feature, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Confirms

Instagram to Welcome NFTs Feature, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Confirms

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Meta will add NFTs to its video and photo social app Instagram in the coming months.

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook

Meta Platforms Inc has announced that it has enabled the digital collectables features across its two major social media apps - Instagram and Facebook.

Binance Enhances VIP Investor Program with Flexible Earn Products and ETH Staking

Binance Enhances VIP Investor Program with Flexible Earn Products and ETH Staking

Binance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has upgraded its VIP Investor Program to include Simple Earn Flexible Products and ETH Staking, providing users with more opportunities to qualify for VIP tiers and unlock additional rewards.

Ripple to Cash In One-Third of its Stake in MoneyGram

Ripple to Cash In One-Third of its Stake in MoneyGram

Leading blockchain payments company Ripple plans to sell a third of its stake in American money transfer firm MoneyGram.

Telegram Tells US Investors to Leave TON Blockchain Project and Take 72% Refund

Telegram Tells US Investors to Leave TON Blockchain Project and Take 72% Refund

Telegram now says US investors won’t get 110% refund and tells them to leave its blockchain TON project.

XRP Status Classified as Unclear,  Meanwhile Analysts Say XRP Price Could Jump to $0.30

XRP Status Classified as Unclear, Meanwhile Analysts Say XRP Price Could Jump to $0.30

The US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert indicated in an interview that the status of XRP has been classified as unclear. He said, “It’s unclear. Stay tuned I’d say. Part of the issue is that our jurisdiction we share with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). If it’s a security, it falls under their jurisdiction. If it’s a commodity, it falls under ours.”

Crypto Wallet Launches Testnet Trades for 300million Telegram Users

Crypto Wallet Launches Testnet Trades for 300million Telegram Users

Button wallet which happens to be a non-custodial and multi cryptocurrency provider has announced that it is launching a free testing service on the Telegram Open Network (TON) this would be in an effort to further drive the adoption of Cryptocurrency adoption amongst 300 million telegram users.

What are the Top 5 Blockchain Market Events to Watch in Q2 2020?

What are the Top 5 Blockchain Market Events to Watch in Q2 2020?

Looking ahead to Q2 2020, what are the top 5 blockchain market events to watch? This article provides a simple guide for you!

BNB Chain Launches $160K Incentive Program for BSC Projects in Second Phase

BNB Chain Launches $160K Incentive Program for BSC Projects in Second Phase

BNB Chain unveils Phase 2 of its TVL Incentive Program, offering a prize pool of up to $160K for BSC projects to boost ecosystem growth.

Latin Grammy Awards to Launch NFT Collections in Partnership with OneOf

Latin Grammy Awards to Launch NFT Collections in Partnership with OneOf

Latin Grammy Awards has announced its partnership with OneOf, a next-generation NFT platform.

Apple Demands that Telegram Block Channels Officiated by Belarus Protestors

Apple Demands that Telegram Block Channels Officiated by Belarus Protestors

Apple tech giant has told cloud-based messaging service Telegram to shut down three channels related to the Belarus political protests.

Hackers Demand Bitcoin Ransom in Exchange for Unlocking Maltese Instagram User Accounts

Hackers Demand Bitcoin Ransom in Exchange for Unlocking Maltese Instagram User Accounts

Instagram users from Malta were reportedly attacked by hackers. Criminals are requesting that users of the locked accounts pay in Bitcoin to regain access to their accounts.

Telegram Users Can Now Trade TON and BTC Through P2P Trading Powered by @Wallet Bot Team

Telegram Users Can Now Trade TON and BTC Through P2P Trading Powered by @Wallet Bot Team

Social media giant Telegram has launched its latest crypto trading service, giving users the flexibility with which to acquire both Toncoin and Bitcoin.

Instagram to Run Polygon-backed NFT Marketplace

Instagram to Run Polygon-backed NFT Marketplace

Meta has announced that social media giant Instagram will be introducing an NFTs marketplace that will run with the support of Polygon.

TON Developers Threaten to Go Rogue and Launch Network as Telegram Battles SEC Lawsuit

TON Developers Threaten to Go Rogue and Launch Network as Telegram Battles SEC Lawsuit

While the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may have temporarily succeeded in stopping the launch of Telegram’s TON network, can they really stop open-source technology?

Terrorist Groups Use Telegram for Raising Cryptocurrencies

Terrorist Groups Use Telegram for Raising Cryptocurrencies

Terrorist groups, including ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Hamas, are using several social media platforms, including Telegram, to raise funds via cryptocurrencies.

Ripple Invests in MoneyGram Equity Honoring Commitment to Accelerate and Expand On-Demand Liquidity

Ripple Invests in MoneyGram Equity Honoring Commitment to Accelerate and Expand On-Demand Liquidity

MoneyGram has announced that Ripple has made the final 20 million dollar investment in MoneyGram equity pursuant to the original $50 million equity investment commitment made earlier this year.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Wants Regulator Clarity for Crypto Innovation

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Wants Regulator Clarity for Crypto Innovation

Hester Peirce, Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission has continued her push for regulatory clarity on crypto and blockchain projects to encourage innovation in the US capital markets.

Pantera Capital: Crypto Market Turns Bullish Amid Regulatory Clarity

Pantera Capital: Crypto Market Turns Bullish Amid Regulatory Clarity

Pantera Capital predicts a bullish trend in the cryptocurrency market, highlighting Bitcoin's potential for DeFi expansion, technological advancements, and regulatory favorableness, following the anticipated Bitcoin halving event.

Telegram Mulling to Launch Marketplace for NFT-Like Smart Contracts

Telegram Mulling to Launch Marketplace for NFT-Like Smart Contracts

Telegram is considering introducing a new marketplace to allow users to transfer usernames via "NFT-like smart contracts," founder Pavel Durov announced.

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps

A group of U.S Senators wrote a letter to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to inquire about strategies he is putting in place to mitigate the rise in fraud as a result of cryptocurrency use through Meta’s platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram as reported by other social media platform

Why the SEC Charged Telegram, EOS, Kik and ICORating: Are Your Cryptos Safe?

Why the SEC Charged Telegram, EOS, Kik and ICORating: Are Your Cryptos Safe?

Could the SEC charge your blockchain or crypto project? Let's take a look at why Telegram, EOS, Kik, and ICORating have been charged.

Trust Wallet Discloses Security Flaw Resulting in $170k Loss

Trust Wallet Discloses Security Flaw Resulting in $170k Loss

Crypto wallet Trust Wallet has reported a security vulnerability, resulting in almost $170k in losses for some users. The vulnerability has been fixed after Trust Wallet found out about it through its bug bounty program.

Binance to Sponsor The Weekend's Upcoming Music Tour

Binance to Sponsor The Weekend's Upcoming Music Tour

Binance cryptocurrency exchange, the world’s largest crypto exchange platform by trading volume has announced it will be the major sponsor of Canadian hip-hop singer, The Weeknd’s "After Hours Til Dawn" tour.

SEC Scholars Program Opens Applications for Fall 2023 Internship

SEC Scholars Program Opens Applications for Fall 2023 Internship

The SEC is accepting applications for its Scholars Program for Fall 2023. The program offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students in business and legal programs. The traineeships are paid and range from $15.09 to $35.27 per hour. The SEC encourages students with an interest in blockchain, computer science, and cybersecurity to apply.

Former Ripple Partner MoneyGram Allows Customers to Sell and Purchase Cryptocurrency at 20,000 US Locations

Former Ripple Partner MoneyGram Allows Customers to Sell and Purchase Cryptocurrency at 20,000 US Locations

MoneyGram has partnered with Coinme to let customers buy cryptocurrency and withdraw it from physical locations in the United States.

Ideogram AI Secures $16.5 Million in Seed Financing Led by a16z and Index Ventures

Ideogram AI Secures $16.5 Million in Seed Financing Led by a16z and Index Ventures

Ideogram AI, an AI company, aims to use generative AI to enhance human creativity. The company has raised $16.5 million in seed financing, with participation from venture capital firms and industry experts. Ideogram AI is seeking talent in engineering, research, design, and operation, based in Toronto.

Former SEC Officer Analyzes Ripple's Momentary Celebration in SEC Lawsuit

Former SEC Officer Analyzes Ripple's Momentary Celebration in SEC Lawsuit

Former SEC Officer, John Reed Stark, analyzes Ripple's legal victory against the SEC, describing it as a momentary celebration and predicting a likely appeal.

Telegram Resists the SEC Court Order to Reveal Financial Details of 2018 ICO

Telegram Resists the SEC Court Order to Reveal Financial Details of 2018 ICO

Telegram’s blockchain launch of TON faces delays as the recent court order by US Lawmakers requires the company to hand over documentation regarding the spending of their raised funds via ICO.

Binance Named as One of the Marketing Partners for the 64th Grammy Awards

Binance Named as One of the Marketing Partners for the 64th Grammy Awards

Binance cryptocurrency exchange has been named as the official marketing partner of the Recording Academy, the organization in charge of the Grammy Awards.

Avalanche (AVAX) Ignites Web3 Commerce with Alipay+ D-Store Voucher Initiative

Avalanche (AVAX) Ignites Web3 Commerce with Alipay+ D-Store Voucher Initiative

Avalanche partners with Alipay+ to launch a Web3-enabled voucher program, offering discounts on milk teas across Southeast Asia, leveraging Avalanche Subnets.

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

The New York Federal Reserve has updated its rules for reverse repurchase agreements (RRP), potentially hindering Circle's access to the Fed's reverse-repurchase program. The Circle Reserve Fund is a money market fund only available to Circle and could be deemed ineligible under the Fed's updated guidelines.

MoneyGram CEO Sees Stablecoin As Future of Payments as Service Needs Grow

MoneyGram CEO Sees Stablecoin As Future of Payments as Service Needs Grow

Stablecoins provide low-cost and easily accessible digital payments across international borders.

Recap on 2019 Blockchain Use Cases: Who Got Off the Ground?

Recap on 2019 Blockchain Use Cases: Who Got Off the Ground?

A quick look at some of the most exciting blockchain use-cases of 2019.

Binance Updates Fiat Liquidity Provider Program to Include MXN and CZK Markets

Binance Updates Fiat Liquidity Provider Program to Include MXN and CZK Markets

Binance, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced updates to its Fiat Liquidity Provider Program. The program will now include the addition of MXN and CZK markets, providing more options for liquidity providers. The update will take effect on April 10, 2024.

OpenAI Launches Bug Bounty Program

OpenAI Launches Bug Bounty Program

OpenAI has launched a bug bounty program to address privacy and cybersecurity issues, inviting security researchers and ethical hackers to identify and address vulnerabilities in its systems. The program offers cash rewards ranging from $200 to $20,000 for qualifying vulnerability information.

Meta to Launch Text-Based Content App Supporting Decentralized Social Networking

Meta to Launch Text-Based Content App Supporting Decentralized Social Networking

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is reportedly creating a new text-based content app called P92 that will support ActivityPub, the decentralized social networking protocol used by Mastodon and other decentralized apps. The app will enable users to log in with their existing Instagram credentials, and it will populate users' profiles with their Instagram account details. The app's initial version will include tappable links in posts with previews, user bios, usernames, verification badges, images, and videos that can be shared, as well as followers and likes.

How Casinos Are Using Digital Tokens to Enhance Player Loyalty Programmes

How Casinos Are Using Digital Tokens to Enhance Player Loyalty Programmes

Uncover how digital tokens revolutionise online casino loyalty, enhancing benefits and engagement. Explore innovative strategies reshaping gambling.

Meta's Virtual Reality Programmers Earn $1 Million

Meta's Virtual Reality Programmers Earn $1 Million

Meta’s virtual reality programmers earn up to $1 million, according to anonymous sources. Despite significant losses in its metaverse-building division, the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is committed to its long-term vision.

Justin Sun's TRON to Receive $2 Million from US Government Aid Coronavirus Relief

Justin Sun's TRON to Receive $2 Million from US Government Aid Coronavirus Relief

Justin Sun’s Tron platform has obtained US government aid of more than $2 million in coronavirus relief. The ongoing coronavirus crisis has wreaked havoc in the US financial markets. Particularly small-sized businesses are suffering from the economic shutdown meant to slow down the spread of coronavirus. With hundreds of thousands of employees in danger of losing their jobs, the US government created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses stay afloat. The money does not need to be repaid.

Meta Introduces Digital Collectibles NFT Features on Instagram & Facebook

Meta Introduces Digital Collectibles NFT Features on Instagram & Facebook

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced that everyone on Facebook and Instagram in the US can now connect their wallets and share their digital collectables.

Western Union Makes Offer to Acquire Cross-Border Payments Firm MoneyGram

Western Union Makes Offer to Acquire Cross-Border Payments Firm MoneyGram

Financial giant, Western Union is in discussions to acquire cross-border payments company MoneyGram according to an anonymous source close to the deal.

Worldcoin Introduces World ID 2.0: Revolutionizing Digital Identity Verification

Worldcoin Introduces World ID 2.0: Revolutionizing Digital Identity Verification

Worldcoin's World ID 2.0 integrates with Shopify, Mercado Libre, Reddit, and Telegram, enhancing user verification and addressing digital fraud.

MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

MoneyGram Puts Ripple Partnership on Hold Due to SEC Lawsuit

MoneyGram has announced that it will be temporarily suspending the use of XRP and taking a step back from its partnership with Ripple Labs, in light of the fintech firm's legal battle with the SEC.

Circle Launches Programmable Wallets for Developers

Circle Launches Programmable Wallets for Developers

Circle has launched Programmable Wallets, a service allowing developers to embed crypto wallets in apps. The blockchain-agnostic tool supports Ethereum, Polygon, and Avalanche.

South Korea’s Central Bank Launches Central Bank Digital Currency Pilot Program in Case of Future Necessity

South Korea’s Central Bank Launches Central Bank Digital Currency Pilot Program in Case of Future Necessity

South Korea’s central bank recently announced that it has launched a pilot program assessing the issuance of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Bank of Korea has stated that there are no immediate plans to launch a CBDC, however, the pilot program will allow the central bank to be prepared in the future if the changing market conditions require its issuance.

Starknet Foundation Establishes DeFi Committee to Boost Ecosystem

Starknet Foundation Establishes DeFi Committee to Boost Ecosystem

Starknet Foundation has launched a DeFi Committee to bolster its DeFi ecosystem. Chaired by six experts, the committee will strategize and implement an on-chain liquidity incentive program, marking a strategic move for Starknet in the DeFi space.

Binance Revamps Fiat Liquidity Provider Program with New Eligibility Criteria and Incentives

Binance Revamps Fiat Liquidity Provider Program with New Eligibility Criteria and Incentives

Binance has updated its Fiat Liquidity Provider Program, focusing on specific fiat markets and a revised performance review mechanism. Starting September 25th, 2023, the program will be restricted to these markets and will offer maker fee rebates based on past trading activity. Eligible markets include TRY and EUR, BRL, GBP, RUB, ZAR, PLN, NGN, UAH, RON, and ARS. Participants must have a 30-day trading volume exceeding 20,000,000 USDT and demonstrate competent liquidity strategies.

Telegram's TON Q2: Significant Account and Transaction Growth, Deflationary Measures, and Developments in DeFi, NFT, and Cross-Chain Solutions

Telegram's TON Q2: Significant Account and Transaction Growth, Deflationary Measures, and Developments in DeFi, NFT, and Cross-Chain Solutions

In Q2 2023, The Open Network (TON) saw a 2.88 million total accounts and 173 million transactions, making it the 14th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. TON's technology, ecosystem, and economy improved significantly, comparable to the previous quarter.

Uniswap Labs Announces Bug Bounty Program with Rewards Up to 2.25 Million USDC

Uniswap Labs Announces Bug Bounty Program with Rewards Up to 2.25 Million USDC

Uniswap Labs has launched a Bug Bounty Program to encourage ethical hackers and security researchers to report vulnerabilities in its contracts. Successful disclosures can earn rewards of up to 2,250,000 USDC, targeting Universal Router Contract Code, Permit2 Contract Code, V3 Contract Code, and UniswapX Contract Code.

MoneyGram CEO Praises Ripple XRP for Providing Speed and Efficiency for Cross-Border Payments

MoneyGram CEO Praises Ripple XRP for Providing Speed and Efficiency for Cross-Border Payments

MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes praised Ripple for the innovation it was providing to the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.

Santa Cruz Adopts Blockchain for Govt Services

Santa Cruz Adopts Blockchain for Govt Services

Santa Cruz County in California is set to launch a pilot program using a blockchain-powered digital wallet for government services, including bicycle registration and RV parking registration. The program, powered by HUMBL, will launch in July 2023 and run a three-stage pilot program. The county aims to provide a formal report and rollout plan for the digital wallet by September 2023.

Ukraine Plans to Pilot CBDC Digital Hryvnia for Salary Payments

Ukraine Plans to Pilot CBDC Digital Hryvnia for Salary Payments

Ukraine has announced pilot testing plans for central bank digital currency to pay the national digital currency (CBDC) to its workers' salaries.

Polygon MATIC Price Surges to $0.951, Driven by Major Institutional Network Adoptions

Polygon MATIC Price Surges to $0.951, Driven by Major Institutional Network Adoptions

The MATIC price has grown impressively over the last week driven by the chain's adoption.

Facebook Commences Trials for Digital Collectible Integration

Facebook Commences Trials for Digital Collectible Integration

Social media giant, Facebook has reportedly commenced trials for the integration of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on its platform.

Telegram Agrees to Turn Over ICO Documents To SEC

Telegram Agrees to Turn Over ICO Documents To SEC

Telegram has agreed to provide the SEC with ICO Documents.

Emma Watson's AI-Rendered Male Alter Ego: A Glimpse into the Future of Celebrity Transformation

Emma Watson's AI-Rendered Male Alter Ego: A Glimpse into the Future of Celebrity Transformation

AI technology reimagines Emma Watson and other celebrities in opposite genders, showcasing the blend of creativity and technology in transforming perceptions of identity and celebrity.

Binance's MVB Accelerator Program Collaborates with CMC Labs to Launch Innovative Founder Track

Binance's MVB Accelerator Program Collaborates with CMC Labs to Launch Innovative Founder Track

Binance's MVB Accelerator Program and CMC Labs are collaborating to launch a new Founder Track, aiming to incubate 100 innovative projects on BNB Chain and support Web3 builders.

Telegram Employs Blockchain-Based Mechanism to Auction Usernames

Telegram Employs Blockchain-Based Mechanism to Auction Usernames

Telegram is set to use the Telegram Open Network protocol to auction inactive usernames

Instagram to Support NFT Integration Across 4 Popular Exchange Platforms

Instagram to Support NFT Integration Across 4 Popular Exchange Platforms

Meta Platform Inc’s social media offshoot, Instagram is reportedly on track to support Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) from 4 prominent blockchain protocols including Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), and Flow (FLOW)

SEC Fights Telegram on Gram Token Sale at US Court Battle

SEC Fights Telegram on Gram Token Sale at US Court Battle

The cryptocurrency and blockchain community have been closely watching the court case between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and Telegram over the legality of the latter’s $1.7 billion token offering.

Telegram Investors Agree Not to Demand Money Back Until TON is Launched

Telegram Investors Agree Not to Demand Money Back Until TON is Launched

The majority of the investors of the Telegram Open Network (TON) in the $1.7 billion Gram token sale have voted against the return of their funds and agreed to postpone the launch of the blockchain network.

Telegram Goes Public with Involvement in TON Blockchain

Telegram Goes Public with Involvement in TON Blockchain

Telegram finally acknowledged its involvement in the Telegram Open Network (TON) and Gram. In Telegram’s terms of service on its official website, Telegram mentions the govern of use of the Grams Wallet as well as its involvement with the TON blockchain network.

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram will return $1.2 billion to investors and pay a fine of $18.5 million to the SEC as it dissolves TON network. But community members seek to revive the project.

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