Beam announces integration with Chainlink’s oracle network

Privacy-focused blockchain Beam has announced that it will be integrating Chainlink’s price feeds to help its developers build DeFi Apps. The initial integration will focus on using Chainlink oracles to maintain collateralization of Beam’s confidential stablecoin protocol, while also supporting the Beam-ERC-20 bridge for moving assets between the Ethereum and BeamX blockchains. According to Beam, the protocol chose Chainlink for […]

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The Most Common Misconceptions about Global Corporate Registries

Compliance and AML professionals face a difficult task. Not only must they source accurate data from an often confusing partner landscape, but they must also use that data in a way that helps their businesses stay compliant, avoid risk, and deter would-be criminals. For people with so much on their minds, it makes sense that a few details regarding global […]

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It’s Time To Join The Bitcoin Circular Economy

Makers of 3D-printed guns operate by the motto, “Free men don’t ask permission.” They don’t ask the State for permission to bear arms. They don’t rely on gun manufacturers to make a gun that they’d like to see developed. In doing so, 3D gun printing functions parallel to, and outside of the legacy model of regulated manufacturers producing compliant and […]

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Tether's market cap is growing at a near-record pace

The market cap of Tether (USDT), a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin, has surged in recent weeks, potentially helping to fuel the recent Bitcoin (BTC) rally that drove prices to near all-time highs.  Paolo Ardoino, who serves as dual CTO to Bitfinex and Tether, tweeted Thursday that the supply of USDT increased by 1 billion over nine days, marking the second-fastest expansion […]

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Bitcoin's Recent $3,000 Correction Actually Formed a Bullish Candle

Bitcoin has faced an extremely strong correction since its local highs around $19,500. The leading cryptocurrency currently trades for $17,000 almost exactly, though fell as low as $16,200 just the other day. That means that from its local highs, the leading cryptocurrency was down by over $3,000. Many have not taken this correction well: just days ago, there were many […]

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Polish city becomes first to adopt Ethereum blockchain for emergency services

Olsztyn, Poland is reportedly the first city in the world to leverage Ethereum’s blockchain to aid the provision of emergency services, offering yet another tangible use case for distributed ledger technology.  Olsztyn has completed a successful trial run of SmartKey, a bridging technology that connects blockchain with physical assets, to aid in police, fire and ambulance services. SmartKey will reportedly […]

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What happens to your Bitcoin when you die?

As cryptocurrency investment becomes more and more popular, long-term investors are increasingly concerned with the uncomfortable question: What happens to your Bitcoin (BTC) when you die?  According to a 2020 study by the Cremation Institute, nearly 90% of crypto owners are worried about what will happen to their crypto after they pass away. Furthermore, despite a high level of concern, […]

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