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March 20, 11:30 am

Blockchain to Become More Relevant in Payments This Year, Sberbank Exec ...
Blockchain technology can help solve current issues with settlements, according to the deputy chief executive of Sberbank. Russia’s largest bank is working with other financial institutions to develop blockchain-based payment applications, the banker revealed.Sberbank Sees Solution to Russia’s Troubles With Settlements in Blockchain With major Russian banks disconnected from the main global interbank payment system, SWIFT, due to Moscow’s war on Ukraine, blockchain will help to solve the problem with payments, Sberbank’s First Deputy CEO Alexander Vedyakhin is convinced. “It is blockchain technology that will make it possible to solve this issue because this is a distributed ledger, there is no one point of decision making, no center, no knife switch that can be shut off,” Vedyakhin explained, quoted by the Interfax news agency. “Everyone has everything recorded, there are special protocols that make it possible to do this confidentially,” the executive added during a meeting of the Budget and Financial Markets Committee of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russian parliament. Majority state-owned Sberbank, which is Russia’s largest bank by assets, is currently conducting research on the applications of blockchain tec... read More

March 17, 11:30 am

Africa-Focused Venture Capital Firm Echovc Launches Blockchain Fund
The Africa-focused venture capital (VC) firm, Echovc, has launched a fund that seeks to support blockchain startups on the continent. While global blockchain funding has been on a decline over the past year, Echovc founder Eghosa Omoigui claimed that investing now enables the VC to get in 'at lower entry valuations on average than in prior years.'S... read More

March 13, 8:04 am

Bloxmith Launches Raiders Rumble Mobile Strategy Game on the Flow Blockc...
[PR - Taipei, Taiwan, 13th March, 2023, Chainwire] Bloxmith, the player-first Web3 gaming studio, today announced that the open beta for Raiders Rumble, its unique 1v1 squad battler game for mobile powered by the Flow blockchain, is now available for download on Google Play and Apple App Store. Raiders Rumble challenges players to apply fast-paced ... read More

March 13, 6:15 am

Bloxmith Launches Raiders Rumble, a Mobile Strategy Game for Both Web2 a...
PRESS RELEASE. Taipei, March 13, 2023 – Bloxmith, the player-first Web3 gaming studio, today announced that the open beta for Raiders Rumble, its unique 1v1 squad battler game for mobile powered by the Flow blockchain, is now available for download on Google Play and Apple App Store. Raiders Rumble challenges players to apply fast-paced strat... read More

March 09, 11:30 pm

Digital Real Pilot to Run on Ethereum-Compatible, Permissioned Blockchai...
According to the Central Bank of Brazil, the digital real pilot project will use an Ethereum-compatible, permissioned blockchain for the issuance of the tokenized version of the country's currency. Hyperledger Besu, the open-source platform elected for the tests, will allow the project to run without any licensing costs and to deal with maintenance... read More

March 09, 2:54 pm

BlackFort Layer 1 Blockchain Is Live on Mainnet
[PRESS RELEASE - Please Read Disclaimer] BlackFort, a Layer-1 blockchain, launched its mainnet at the end of January 2023. After announcing on January 13, 2023, on its Twitter account that the mainnet was coming soon, BlackFort is now waiting for increasingly more crypto enthusiasts to join the community. Bringing Innovation to a New Level For Blac... read More

March 09, 8:30 am

Blockchain Retail Market Size to Top Over $2 Billion by 2028 — Stu...
According to Fortune Business Insights, the global blockchain retail market size is expected to surge from the $172.2 million recorded in 2021 to over $2 billion by 2028. Both the demand for the product by end-users as well as the growing use of the technology in supply chain management are expected to sustain the market's projected compound annual... read More

March 07, 12:00 pm

Shellboxes, an Industry-Leading Cyber Security Firm, Declares Continuous...
PRESS RELEASE. Shellboxes, a leading Web 3 company with top-level blockchain security and consulting services, has announced its commitment to help project owners stay protected amid rising cyberattacks in the industry. The Shellboxes team has raised the alarm over the carefree attitude of most Web 3 project owners who pay little to no attention to... read More

March 06, 4:30 am

Pakistan Banks to Use Blockchain Technology for KYC
Banks in Pakistan plan to launch an electronic platform for know-your-customer procedures that will be operating on a national level. The blockchain-based system will allow them to exchange the personal information of customers through what they describe as a decentralized and self-regulated network.Banks of Pakistan Looking to Employ Blockchain fo... read More

March 04, 2:45 pm

Fighting Bears: Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Hashrate Reached an ATH in...
The Colorado-based bitcoin miner - Riot Blockchain - reported a total revenue of nearly $260 million for 2022, a 22% increase compared to 2021. It mined 5,554 BTC and boosted its hash rate capacity to an all-time high of 9.7 EH/s. The positive results come in spite of the devastating bear market that reigned during the bigger part of the year, and ... read More

March 03, 5:30 am

Unity Gaming Engine Launches Blockchain and Web3 Integration Options
Unity, a gaming engine development company, has announced the introduction of several blockchain-based integration options to its platform. The new options offer opportunities for developers, that will be able to take advantage of digital identity, tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other technologies with direct integration into the Unity eng... read More

March 02, 7:00 pm

Aurora Labs Launches Turnkey Blockchain Solution for Businesses Transiti...
PRESS RELEASE. Aurora Cloud is the all-in-one cloud infrastructure solution bridging Web2 and Web3. 03/02/2023 Denver – Web3 infrastructure startup Aurora Labs announced the launch of Aurora Cloud, a platform and suite of products that allows today’s Web2 businesses to capture the value of Web3. Aurora Cloud — Platforms like Amazo... read More

March 02, 2:00 pm

Russian Bank Issues Bank Guarantee in Chinese Yuan Using Blockchain
A bank in Russia has issued the country’s first blockchain-based bank guarantee denominated in Chinese currency. The financial institution underscored the advantages of using a digital form of the document and pointed out that demand for yuan payments is growing.MKB Employs Bank of Russia’s Masterchain to Issue Bank Guarantee in Yuan Mo... read More

March 01, 12:30 pm

Puerto Rico Defines Act 60 Tax Exemptions for Blockchain Companies
The Economic and Commerce Development Department of Puerto Rico (DDEC) has issued a document in which it defines the rules that blockchain projects must follow to receive tax benefits that the state offers companies. The action seeks to create an 'atmosphere of certainty and stability' for blockchain companies, according to DDEC Secretary Luis Cidr... read More

March 01, 9:30 am

Zimbabwean Blockchain Startups Launch Service to Help Migrants Efficient...
Two Zimbabwean startups, Flexid and Uhuru Wallet, recently launched a platform that offers digital identity and remittance services to migrants living and working in South Africa. The two startups hailed what they've described as the 'first cross-chain collaboration between the two companies.'Harnessing the Benefits of the Blockchain The Zimbabwean... read More

February 28, 9:30 pm

Bitcoin's Blockchain Growth Accelerates With Trend of Ordinal Inscriptio...
The Bitcoin blockchain has 40.49 gigabytes (GB) to go until it reaches half a terabyte (TB), and with the recent trend of Ordinal inscriptions, it's likely to get there faster. The average block size reached a high of 2.52 megabytes (MB) on Feb. 12, 2023, but block sizes have subsided and dropped to an average of 1.634 MB by Feb. 27. Still, the blo... read More

February 28, 3:12 pm

Alpine Signs QANplatform as Official Blockchain Partner to Support Fan E...
[PRESS RELEASE - Tallinn, Estonia, 28th February 2023] Alpine Esports partners with QANplatform to create new ways to gamify their content to attract new viewers and engage with fans QANplatform will support internal operations, with access to the platforms developer framework QANplatform will allow Alpine Esports to create programs that will auto... read More

February 27, 12:30 pm

Brazilian Digital Real Passes Public Blockchain Pilot Test With Flying C...
A tokenized version of the digital real, the Brazilian central bank digital currency (CBDC), has passed a public blockchain pilot test successfully. The test, which was carried out by Mercado Bitcoin, a local exchange, using the Stellar network, shows that the digital real token can be used in public blockchains following all compliance rules set b... read More

February 27, 11:12 am

Exorde Labs Release a Blockchain Tool to Tackle Fake News
[PRESS RELEASE - Please Read Disclaimer] By this point in time, the power of social media to inform us about local and global events is undeniable. However, the free flow of information has also made it easier for misinformation to spread like wildfire, causing real harm in its wake. Tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter have tried to tackle thi... read More

February 25, 10:45 pm

Crypto Miner Hive Blockchain Posted Net Loss of $90.4M for Q3 2022
Crypto mining saw severe losses last year as prices went south. Several notable players in the space slid into bankruptcy, while others had to take cost-cut measures and shut down branches. This was also reflected in the Canadian cryptocurrency miner Hive Blockchain's revenue, which halved to $14.3 million in Q3 as compared $29.6 million total it m... read More

February 25, 9:00 pm

Solana Blockchain Experiences Technical Glitch Causing Transaction Slowd...
The Solana smart contract token network experienced a technical glitch on Saturday, February 25, 2023, known as a 'large forking event,' causing transaction failures for some users. Solana's incident report referred to it as 'cluster instability' and indicated that a coordinated restart was launched to accelerate block finalization.Solana Blockchai... read More

February 25, 10:00 am

JPMorgan to Open Blockchain Innovation Lab in Greece
Financial giant JPMorgan has announced it will open a new blockchain innovation lab in Greece. The lab will be focused on the development of applications on top of Onyx, the blockchain platform launched by the bank in 2020, and on digital identity solutions. JPMorgan to Push Blockchain Development in New Innovation Lab JPMorgan, the investment ba... read More

February 25, 7:00 am

Israeli Startup Chain Reaction Raises $70 Million to Build Blockchain Si...
Chain Reaction, a Tel Aviv-based blockchain startup, announced it has raised $70 million as part of its Series C funding round. The objective of the company is to expand its engineering staff to accelerate the production of its blockchain-focused silicon and collaborate in the development of its cryptographic-focused chips.Chain Reaction Raises $70... read More

February 24, 9:05 pm

Coinbase's In-House Blockchain Launch Followed By Impersonation Tokens
Coinbase launched its own Layer-2 blockchain yesterday, built in collaboration with Optimism in its OP stack. The new Layer-2 blockchain, named Base, will host many of Coinbase’s on-chain products and offer EVMs at low costs to developers. Piggybacking on Recent News Unfortunately, opportunistic bad actors are once again trying to make a quic... read More

February 24, 3:30 pm

Eclipse to Launch Rollup Blockchain for Polygon Network with Solana Comp...
Customizable rollup provider Eclipse announced that the startup is launching a scaling solution that is compatible with Solana and Polygon. Eclipse disclosed that the Layer 2 blockchain can run smart contracts on Solana, and decentralized applications (dapps) will be easily migratable to the Polygon Sealevel Virtual Machine (SVM).How Eclipse's L2 S... read More

February 23, 8:30 pm

Developers Propose Cross-Chain Bridge for XRPL Network to Enhance Blockc...
Software engineers and members of the development lab Ripplex want to create a cross-chain bridge for the XRPL network to bolster cross-chain transfers between different blockchain networks. According to a recent Github draft, the proposal outlines how the cross-chain bridge could function and suggests ways to prevent transaction replay.Ripplex Dev... read More

February 22, 8:23 pm

Blockchain Association CEO Confident on New Regulations for Stablecoins
Calls for more transparency in the process of crypto regulation in the U.S. are mounting. The latest to join the trend is the Blockchain Association, with the spate of enforcement action continuing as the Securities and Exchange Commission ramps up its war on crypto. On Feb. 22, Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith told Bloomberg that the crack... read More

February 22, 4:02 pm

Blockchain Startup YAY Network Rebrands to Focus on Helping Investors to...
[PRESS RELEASE - Please Read Disclaimer] YAY Network will aim to build on its prior work as a tier 1 launchpad with a focus on scaling and enhancing web3 projects through the introduction of multiple new B2B services. The web3 startup YAY Games has rebranded itself as YAY Network and has announced the completion of the process, and the launch of i... read More

February 22, 2:06 pm

EtherMail and Blockchain Founders Group to Enable Web3 Comms for Startup...
[PRESS RELEASE - Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany, 22 February 2023] EtherMail, the first Web3 Email Solution setting the standard for anonymous and encrypted wallet-to-wallet communication, has today announced a strategic partnership with Blockchain Founders Group, a venture capital fund that focuses on early-stage Web3 startups. Through ... read More

February 20, 5:00 pm

Helium Network Migration to Solana Blockchain in March Drives Significan...
Over the past seven days, the crypto asset solana has increased more than 23% against the U.S. dollar after the announcement that the Helium Network plans to migrate to the Solana blockchain on March 27. Helium Network's native token, helium, has also risen, jumping 25% over the past week against the greenback.Core Helium Devs Reveal Network Migrat... read More

February 20, 4:17 pm

Venom Foundation and Hub71 to Accelerate Growth and Adoption of Blockcha...
[PRESS RELEASE - Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20th February 2023] Venom Foundation, the first Layer-1 blockchain licensed by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), has teamed up with Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, to provide startups with enterprise-grade solutions and simplify blockchain adoption for businesses. The collaboration between Venom Founda... read More

February 20, 2:30 pm

Ordinal Inscription Collections on Bitcoin Blockchain Grow as Creators M...
With more than 150,000 Ordinal inscriptions on the Bitcoin blockchain, there are now numerous collections as creators and artists have found a new way to monetize their artworks via blockchain technology. In the past month, people have launched collections such as Ordinal Punks, Ordinal Penguins, Bitcoin Shrooms, Inscribed Pepe, Planetary Ordinals,... read More

February 18, 5:11 pm

5ire Launches Testnet: Thunder (Beta) for its Groundbreaking Blockchain ...
[PRESS RELEASE - Please Read Disclaimer] New Delhi, February 13, 2023: 5ire is one of the world’s fastest-growing unicorns with a mission to make blockchains sustainable and accessible for over one billion people by 2030. 5ireChain is an EVM-compatible sustainability-oriented smart contract platform that focuses on developing a sustainable an... read More

February 16, 8:35 am

China Telecom and Conflux Network to Pilot Blockchain Enabled SIM Card i...
[PRESS RELEASE - Toronto, Canada, 15th February 2023] Today China Telecom and Conflux Network announce a partnership to bring Blockchain SIM cards (BSIM) to market. The entry-level Web3 product will be the largest blockchain hardware product ever seen globally, involving the most users and applications. China Telecom will launch the first BSIM pilo... read More

February 16, 5:00 am

Industrial Giant Siemens Issues €60 Million Digital Bond on Blockch...
German conglomerate Siemens has for the first time issued a blockchain-based digital bond denominated in euros. In an announcement, the corporation highlighted the benefits of using blockchain, including the opportunity for direct sale to investors.Digital Bond Issued Under Germany’s Electronic Securities Act The largest industrial manufactur... read More

February 14, 12:00 pm

DPA Token (DPAT) and Blockchain Technology: The Key to Unlocking Africa'...
PRESS RELEASE. For foreign investors who have always wanted to diversify their portfolio with African assets but have been held back by security and transparency, this might be a game-changer. Africa is a continent that is rich with potential and opportunity. However, due to prolonged periods of negative portrayals and limited access to resources o... read More

February 14, 11:35 am

ND Labs Introduces Enterprise Blockchain Development Services
[PRESS RELEASE - Please Read Disclaimer] ND Labs, an international blockchain consulting and development company, has announced the launch of enterprise blockchain development services. In January 2023, the company with development offices in the United States and Poland started offering enterprise blockchain development services as blockchain-base... read More

February 14, 11:26 am

Venom Blockchain Partners with DAO Maker to Incubate Web3 Startups Focus...
[PRESS RELEASE - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 13th February 2023] Venom Foundation, the first Layer-1 blockchain licensed by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), has announced a partnership with DAO Maker, a leading blockchain growth solutions provider known for their Launchpad, to incubate promising Web3 startups focused on delivering real-world use cases... read More

February 12, 9:00 pm

Block Sizes Exceeding 3 MB Now Common on Bitcoin Blockchain as Ordinal I...
Since Luxor, a bitcoin mining pool, mined a record-setting 3.96 MB block (#774,628) on the Bitcoin blockchain, block sizes have been larger than they were prior to that block height in the past 12 days. Statistics show that blocks larger than 3 MB are now quite common, and demand for Ordinal inscriptions has risen as they have surpassed 65,000 this... read More

February 12, 1:00 pm

Ark Invest on $1.4M BTC, Possible Julian Assange-Linked File on Bitcoin ...
Investment management firm Ark Invest has offered three bitcoin price predictions in a new report, including a bull scenario where bitcoin could reach $1.48 million per coin. In other news, a 7zip file possibly linked to activist Julian Assange was reportedly discovered in the Bitcoin blockchain, and billionaire investor Tim Draper has encouraged t... read More

February 11, 11:00 pm

Chinese Government Launching National Blockchain Innovation Center
The Chinese government is setting up a national blockchain innovation center in Beijing to focus on industrial applications and major use cases of blockchain technology, particularly those related to the Chinese economy.China Establishing New Blockchain Center China's Ministry of Science and Technology has approved the establishment of a blockchain... read More

February 11, 5:30 pm

Ordinal Inscriptions Take the NFT World by Storm: Over 50,000 Added to t...
As of Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, the Bitcoin blockchain had seen the addition of more than 50,000 Ordinal inscriptions as the trend has continued to increase daily. People are inscribing text, images, videos, audio, and software applications onto the blockchain, with some inscriptions fetching high prices via over-the-counter (OTC) trades. A clone of t... read More

February 11, 9:30 am

Kenyan AI and Blockchain Startup Receives Investment From Swiss VC Firm
Fastagger Inc, an artificial intelligence and blockchain startup from Kenya, recently revealed that it had received an investment from the Swizterland-based blockchain investor CVVC. Mutembei Kariuki, said the investment will be used to fund the further develop Fastagger's 'cutting-edge technology expertise' which harnesses AI and the blockchain.Ut... read More

February 11, 5:33 am

China Establishes National Blockchain Organization (Report)
The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology reportedly approved the launch of the National Blockchain Technology Innovation Center.  It will be based in the capital Beijing and will focus on use cases that could boost the local economy.  Unlike BTC, China is Supportive of Blockchain  According to recent coverage, the newly-fo... read More

February 10, 11:30 pm

Ground Handling Firm to Use a Blockchain Document Solution at 28 Saudi A...
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-based airport ground handling services firm, Saudi Ground Services, has said it plans to implement a blockchain-based document solution that allows it 'to issue over 10,000 digital documents annually including licenses.' According to the firm's Ayman Alghamdi, using this solution allows SGS to not only easily verify docu... read More

February 09, 3:21 pm

Why Paris is a Hub for Talents and Development in the Blockchain Industr...
[PRESS RELEASE - Please Read Disclaimer] PARIS, 25th Jan – Blockchain and other new generations of information technology innovation continue to make significant progress, while the metaverse and Web3 concepts are developing at a high speed. Research shows that France is one of the top countries attracting blockchain talent and French tech st... read More

February 09, 11:12 am

Argo Blockchain CEO Follows CFO in Stepping Down
The leading cryptocurrency miner - Argo Blockchain - announced that its CEO Peter Wall will step down from his post.  The company lost its CFO - Alex Appleton - less than a week ago. Another Argo Exec Resigns According to a company's announcement, Peter Wall will depart Argo Blockchain after serving as its Chief Executive Officer for thre... read More

February 08, 7:27 pm

Binance Organizes Crypto Consortium to Revive Trust in Blockchain Indust...
Binance, the biggest exchange in crypto, seeks to revive trust in the industry after an onslaught of hacks and scams that ravaged its reputation last year.  The company is helping bring together a consortium of fellow businesses intent on proving how well the space can cooperate with regulators. Bringing Back Trust As reported by CoinDesk, the... read More

February 08, 9:30 am

Elementus Raises $10 Million to Bring Clear Blockchain Analytics to Inst...
Elementus, a New York-based blockchain firm, has raised $10 million as part of its Series A-2 funding round, led by Web3 VC company Parafi Capital. The raise, which values the company at $160 million, aims to allow Elementus to keep improving its processes for providing effective and sound blockchain analytics to Web3 companies and government insti... read More

February 07, 10:00 pm

File Transfer Giant Wetransfer Joins NFT Industry, Partners with Blockch...
File transfer service giant Wetransfer announced Monday it is collaborating with blockchain platform Minima to offer a non-fungible token (NFT) minting product in March. Wetransfer's announcement details that users leveraging the Minima cooperative will be able to mint NFTs from a mobile device or computer.Wetransfer and Minima Partnership Aims to ... read More

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