On-chain privacy is key to the wider mass adoption of crypto

Innovations in the crypto space appear daily. Whether through decentralized applications or new ways to implement and use nonfungible tokens (NFTs) within decentralized finance, blockchain technology is innovating at the speed of light. The only thing missing? Widespread adoption. One thing holding this back is the very public nature of the blockchain. DeFi, as it operates now, lacks meaningful privacy. In order to catalyze broad adoption for businesses, governments and individuals, those executing blockchain transactions should expect regular, consistent privacy. First, we need to define what privacy means. It does…

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Solana (SOL) and Enzyme (MLN) rally while the wider market remains flat

Significant price corrections like the one see in May inflict widespread pain for a majority of market participants and can be a death sentence for struggling projects as token holders capitulate and dump their holdings for any price offered.  While these periods are useful to help shakeout the weak hands and weed out unnecessary projects, they also offer strong performers the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and attract the attention of eager investors looking for a safe haven during choppy markets. Two projects that have been more resilient…

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Bitcoin energy problem speaks to wider challenge for internet’s future

With the hindsight of today’s perspective on Bitcoin’s (BTC) exorbitant energy consumption, it might come as something of a surprise to learn that the international non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace was one of its earlier adopters. Back in 2014, the organization set up a facility for accepting Bitcoin donations, yet this enthusiasm has now cooled, as widespread attention has homed in on the climate risks posed by energy-guzzling Proof-of-Work coins like Bitcoin. Last week, news broke that Greenpeace had decided to scrap the facility, holding it to “no longer be tenable” in an era…

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DeFi summer 2.0? ‘Gen 2’ tokens on a tear amid wider market slump

As some brand-name decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens sputter, a crop of new projects have emerged that are catching strong bids on the back of aggressive yield farming programs, generous airdrops, and significant technical advances.  It’s a set of outlier projects pushing forward on both price and fundamentals that has led one crypto analyst, eGirl Capital’s mewny, to brand them as DeFi’s “Gen 2.” feels like theres a gen 1 and gen 2 of defi tokens now the former is stagnant and the latter is pamping has nothing to do with…

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Cointelegraph Consulting releases DeFi Guide to increase wider adoption

Many new users have been attracted to the explosive expansion of the DeFi sector in 2020, seeking to explore the growing selection of finance tools and applications. Not surprisingly, large barriers exist due to complexity, high transactional fees, not to mention the inherent risk of using these relatively new platforms. In an effort to simplify the user experience by providing a knowledge base, Cointelegraph Consulting has released DeFi Adoption 2020: A Definitive Guide to Entering the Industry. The guide features findings from Cointelegraph Consulting’s landmark survey distributed to DeFi projects…

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Croatian Post Trials Crypto Exchange Service Before Possible Wider Rollout

While post offices sometimes offer banking services, Croatian Post is looking at launching a nationwide cryptocurrency exchange service. For a pilot effort, Croatian Post, or Hrvatska Pošta, is now offering crypto-to-fiat exchanges in three post offices in the coastal town of Zadar – a place popular with tourists. Hrvatska Pošta said Thursday that the trial run will allow it to gauge the market interest for such a service and, if successful, it may roll out crypto exchanges “in all major towns and tourist centers in Croatia.” According to the announcement: “Over the…

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