University of Cincinnati turning crypto craze into educational curriculum

Cryptocurrencies are attracting a lot of attention from academic institutions as they become increasingly accepted as an alternative to conventional assets. The University of Cincinnati (UC) in Ohio, United States, has even established courses around cryptocurrency as part of its curriculum. In fact, UC is working on two new programs that will educate students about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and emerging financial technologies, according to a Wednesday UC News story. The reports state that the projects are being funded by Dan Kautz and Woody (Woody) Uible, who will provide them…

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Transparent financial systems won’t get real traction, blockchain exec argues

As the conversation around privacy intensified with the recent Litecoin (LTC) upgrade called Mimblewimble and regulators’ reaction to the feature, Adrian Brink, the founder of blockchain protocol Anoma, weighed in on the topic and shared his perspectives to Cointelegraph.  According to Brink, privacy is an essential tool for democracy because it prevents huge corporations from targeting people and segregating them into different bubbles. The Anoma founder told Cointelegraph that: “The fact that you have surveillance capitalism allows micro-targeting to such an extent that it can put people into their own…

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Polygon price jumps 60% in four days amid ‘pretty big’ MATIC accumulation

Polygon (MATIC) took a break from its prevailing bearish course, posting one of sharpest rebound in the crypto market this week. Notably, MATIC’s price has risen to $0.50 this June 23, four days after hitting $0.317, its lowest level since April 2021. This amounts to roughly a 60% gain, surpassing the performances of even Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in the same timeframe.  MATIC/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView Nevertheless, MATIC is still down significantly from its December 2021 high of $2.92, coinciding with the overall crypto bear market and…

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Wire Network’s new protocol aims to end Web3 interoperability woes

Layer-1 blockchain platform Wire Network announced the launch of its blockchain interoperability protocol called the Universal Polymorphic Address Protocol (UPAP). In the Web3 ecosystem, which is nascent compared to the larger crypto market, the primary interaction occurs over digital goods and nonfungible tokens (NFTs). However, a growing number of Web3 platforms lack interoperability, which could be a huge roadblock to a seamless Web3 experience. Wire Network aims to change that with its universal wallet address protocol. Blockchain interoperability is the ability to share information across different blockchain networks without restrictions. With…

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Bybit enters into settlement agreement with Ontario Securities Commission

Bybit announced that it reached a settlement agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on Thursday, a day after the OSC released a Statement of Allegations against the crypto asset trading platform. The agreement includes several measures to be taken by Bybit as it engages in registration talks with the Canadian regulator. This announcement comes after the OSC issued financial penalties against Bybit and KuCoin, claiming violation of securities laws and operating unregistered crypto-asset trading platforms. According to the Settlement Agreement, Bybit has disgorged revenues totaling approximately $2.47 million and…

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GitHub users respond with ‘Bitcoin bill’ idea to Gillibrand-Lummis bill

Now every interested user has a chance to leave their mark on a crypto bill that could define the industry guidelines in the United States in the near future, the Responsible Financial Innovation Act (RFIA). The document was uploaded on GitHub, a platform populated by software and product experts, by its co-sponsors to get public feedback.  On Wednesday, June 22, Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand uploaded the full content of their Responsible Financial Innovation Act on GitHub. As Lummis’ representatives commented: “The senators seek comments from industry stakeholders, consumers…

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Coinbase to shut down Coinbase Pro to merge trading services

Coinbase’s professional trading platform Coinbase Pro will cease to exist as the cryptocurrency exchange is restructuring services to bring them all into one platform. The United States-based crypto trading firm Coinbase officially announced on June 22 that it will start sunsetting Coinbase Pro to migrate all advanced trading services into one unified Coinbase account. Coinbase Pro’s services will migrate to Advanced Trade, Coinbase’s new trading section available on the exchange’s main website, Coinbase.com. The section was initially launched in March 2022, providing traders with in-depth analysis and actual trading directly…

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Can Bitcoin survive its first global economic crisis?

Bitcoin (BTC) was a response to the 2008 global recession. It introduced a new way to transact without depending on trust of third-parties, such as banks, particularly failing banks that were nevertheless bailed out by government at the expense of the public.  “The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust,” Satoshi Nakamoto wrote in 2009.  Bitcoin’s genesis block sums up the intent with the following embedded message:  The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of…

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