Crypto IRA integrates Coinbase Custody as trade volumes top $1.5B

Cryptocurrency IRA and 401(k) provider iTrustCapital has integrated Coinbase Custody into its platform, offering retirement planners more robust security for their digital-asset investments.  The integration means iTrustCapital clients will have their assets secured by Coinbase Custody’s cold storage, offering another layer of protection from attacks. Coinbase Custody maintains both SOC1 Type II and SOC2 Type II certifications, which means it undergoes regular financial audits. Assets held with iTrustCapital are also backed by a commercial crime insurance policy valued at $255 million, the company said. The added protection applies immediately to…

Top NFT galleries to visit in-person in 2021

As restrictions seem to be easing for many, people who are looking to leave their houses and discover their region or country can ride the nonfungible token (NFT) wave with physical exhibitions and galleries that will be opening over the second half of 2021 — with some having opened their doors already. Will there be one opening soon in your area? Is there already one open? Are you looking to travel domestically or internationally and want to experience a medium of art that seems inaccessible? Let’s take a look around…

Chinese search engines block results for top crypto exchanges

China’s stance toward decentralized cryptocurrency trading appears to be getting even tougher. Chinese journalist Colin Wu and crypto news site 8BTCNews have both claimed that as of Wednesday, search results for some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges are pulling up zero results. Cointelegraph’s staff in China have themselves searched for cryptocurrency exchanges on the search engines and confirmed that results are inaccessible. However, a compound search such as “Binance Academy” or “Huobi Research Center” does still seem to be passing through the censors. Screenshot showing results for “Binance Academy.” Source:…

CEOs of top Russian banks Sberbank and VTB blast Bitcoin

Sberbank and VTB, the two biggest banks in Russia, are not willing to move into the cryptocurrency market in the near future as their CEOs believe that crypto is either too risky or fake money. Sberbank CEO Herman Gref said that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) are probably the riskiest type of investment alongside the equity market. In a Thursday interview with local TV channel NTV, Gref claimed that a banking deposit is the best investment option as it is associated with the least amount of risk despite low returns: “A…

Top blockchain mentors join forces to advise on ‘groundbreaking’ Solana projects

Solverse, a Solana-focused accelerator program, has tapped 20 subject matter experts to advise on up-and-coming Solana projects, setting the stage for further development of the high-performance blockchain network.  Representatives from 20 companies were selected to join the Solverse mentorship program. The mentors themselves come from diverse backgrounds, including global investment banking, blockchain infrastructure and media. Representatives from Alameda Research, Axia8 Ventures, Bitscale, Lemniscape and many others will make up the mentorship panel. The infrastructure provided by Solana will bring De-Fi capacity and sophistication to the next level,” said Wayne Lin,…

Ren launches bridge to Polygon for seven top crypto assets

The launch of the new Polygon x RenVM Bridge was announced to Twitter by Polygon on May 28, who emphasized the bridge will allow Bitcoin and other assets to be used on the high-speed and low-cost layer-two. Ren and Polygon have teamed up to launch a bridge allowing BTC and other assets to be transferred between Bitcoin and the Ethereum scaling solution. Excited to announce the launch of a direct bridge to Polygon by @renprotocol! With the Polygon x RenVM Bridge, users can move #BTC and many more assets directly…

Top crypto summer vacation destinations in 2021

Even though the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has yet to fully recede, an increasing number of countries are beginning to open up their borders to tourists once again. Furthermore, with large-scale vaccination drives taking place all over the world, it appears as though by the time summer rolls around again, it will become possible for many individuals to travel to certain holiday destinations once again. In fact, according to the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, American tourists will be able to pay a visit to their favorite…

1Inch price hits a new high as the top DEX aggregator vies for DeFi dominance

As the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem evolves and expands to encompass the whole of the cryptocurrency sector, the race to become the top decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator is heating up as new entrants to the field seem to emerge on a weekly basis.  One of the top DEX aggregators that has recently seen its price reach a new record high is 1Inch (1INCH), a protocol which offers “access to the most liquidity, lowest slippage and best exchange rates across Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain” according to the projet’s website. 1INCH/USDT…

Creator Of Flawless Top Indicator Says Bitcoin Isn’t Done, Despite Signal

One of the biggest arguments going on across crypto right now, is whether or not Bitcoin price action has topped out for this cycle. After a tremendous run, a peak could very well be here, and there are several indicators that back up this theory. The creator of one of those indicators, and one that boasts a flawless track record, believes that although the signal has appeared, there’s room for another – later rally that will cause the signal to show once again sooner than expected. Picking Out Peaks In…