Crypto Lender Nexo Pays Token Holders Over $2.4 Million in Dividends

Crypto lending firm Nexo has paid its token holders a total of $2,409,574.87 in dividends. Nexo reportedly has reached an annualized dividend yield of 12.73%. Nexo announced the completion of its dividend payments in a press release on Aug. 16. According to the press release, Nexo has a user base of over 250,000. Moreover, Nexo’s dividend yield is purportedly higher than every dividend-paying stock listed on the S&P 500 market index. Nexo apparently pays out its total dividend in two parts — 50% comes from the Nexo Base Dividend and…

Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments

Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcoin is now available for spending in Thailand at any merchant registered with the Thai QR code system through Satang App. According to an announcement published by Zcoin on Aug. 15, over 50 million users of Satang App can now use Zcoin at local merchants both in-store and online by scanning a QR code. The system instantly settles transactions and allows merchants to be paid in Thai Bhat via regulated exchange Satang Pro. Although the development is an important step in the mainstream adoption of digital currencies, Zcoin…

A Big Four Audit Firm Lost $1 Million In Bitcoin. Victims Are Losing Patience

The Takeaway: QuadrigaCX’s former users are running out of patience with Miller Thomson and EY, the court-appointed companies tasked with recovering their missing funds. The users want more transparency into EY’s investigation of Quadriga’s missing funds, as well as a better understanding of how the audit firm accidentally lost 103 bitcoin earlier this year. Some users are contemplating finding new legal representation due to their frustrations with Miller Thomson. Former QuadrigaCX users are losing patience with their court-appointed lawyers and looking for answers about how more than 100 bitcoins were…

Crypto Mining Company CoinMine Secures $2.5 Million in Seed Round

Cryptocurrency mining company CoinMine has received a fresh injection of funds from a $2.5 million seed round led by the investment company M13. Coinmine announced the successful fundraiser in an official blog post on Aug. 15. As part of the announcement, Coinmine said it will continue to support more cryptocurrencies and ship out “over-the-air” updates.  The company offers a product called Coinmine One, which is an all-purpose cryptocurrency mining computer that costs $700. The announcement also included a shoutout to previous investors, who include familiar names such as Coinbase Ventures…

Poloniex Will Reimburse $13.5 Million Loss From Clams Flash Crash

Cryptocurrency exchange, Poloniex, has announced a scheme to reimburse users affected by a flash crash in May, which led to total losses of around 1,800 Bitcoin (BTC). In an Aug. 13 blog post, the company pledged to repay daily trading fees (in BTC) to impacted lenders until their losses are fully recovered. Payments will begin later in August and the first credit will include all trading fees incurred since the generalized losses were first recognized on June 6, 2019. Margin trading multiplies effects of flash crash Poloniex has a peer-to-peer…

Coinbase Backs $4.3 Million Raise for New Crypto Derivatives Exchange

A new cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that hasn’t yet launched has already won backing from major investors including Coinbase. Called Blade, the exchange platform is planning to go live in a few weeks with a focus on perpetual swaps, TechCrunch reported Monday. The firm was founded by Jeff Byun and Henry Lee, who had previously launched a delivery startup that crypto-friendly payments firm Square acquired in part in 2017. The two have now brought some of the same investors in to back their new Blade venture. Aside from Coinbase, investors in the $4.3…

German Company Secures €750 Million ‘Eco-Friendly’ Loan Via Blockchain

German-based Dürr, one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms, has secured a sustainability loan of 750 million euros, the interest on which is linked to its eco-friendly performance.  The credit agreement, reported on Aug. 8 by Finance Magazine (German), was self-initiated by Dürr, utilizing a blockchain-based syndicated loan platform. The consortium process was also digitized and backed by blockchain. The ins and outs of sustainable finance Sustainable or green finance is on the rise and in the current economic climate, has benefits for both investors and lenders.…

Shenzhen Issued 6 Million Blockchain Invoices in 12 Months

Major Chinese city Shenzhen has issued nearly six million blockchain-based invoices in a year since their inception in Aug. 2018. Shenzhen processed around $550 million through blockchain invoices in a year According to a report by state news agency Xinhua on Aug. 6, more than 5,300 local companies in 113 sectors have joined Guangzhou’s blockchain invoice program so far. As reported by Shenzhen Municipal Taxation Bureau, the average daily issuance of the invoice is estimated to account for 44,000, while the total value of the invoices has amounted to 3.9…

BlockFi Raises Over $18 Million USD in Funding Round

US cryptocurrency lending startup BlockFi has raised $18.3 million USD in a funding round led by Valar Ventures, the company announced on Tuesday. BlockFi is the first company of its kind to receive institutional funding for crypto-based loans in US dollars, in the form of a $50 million lending facility from Galaxy Digital. The new capital will reportedly be used to expand the array of products on BlockFi’s existing platform that includes interest-earning accounts for Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto-backed USD loans. BlockFi also plans on using the investment to double…

Mining ASIC Giant Bitmain Lost $625 Million, Expects Profits in April

Chinese mining and mining Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) manufacturer Bitmain lost $625 million in the first two months of this year, local media QQ reports on Aug. 2. Hundreds of millions lost Per the report, the firm sustained losses of $625 million by March, $345 during January, and $280 million during February. Those results were reportedly driven by the sales of outdated 16 nanometer ASICs at low prices, and once the inventory is cleared of those machines, new profits are expected from the sale of new, 7 nanometer mining…