Binance US on track to launch in all 50 states by 2021

New legislation may make it possible for Binance US, the American branch of crypto exchange Binance, to open its doors to all traders in every state by next year. According to a Sept. 15 tweet from Binance U.S. CEO Catherine Coley, the digital asset marketplace has just launched in Georgia, allowing users to buy, trade, and earn digital assets. Thrilled @BinanceUS launches in Georgia today – our 40th state! Atlanta means so much to me, a 1996 @kerristrug96 fangirl obsessed with the Olympics. What can I say, we’ve come a…

Why Jim Cramer will invest 1% of net worth in Bitcoin

Recently, Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money, says he might invest 1% of his net worth in Bitcoin (BTC). The famed investor drew comparisons between BTC and gold and cited the importance of hedging against inflation. During a podcast with Anthony Pompliano, Cramer said he would “take a shot at that with 1%.” Since the lead up to Bitcoin’s 2017 bull run, CNBC, Bloomberg and institutional analysts have been extremely critical of the digital asset. Most claimed that cryptocurrencies were ponzi schemes, scams, or unsustainable, but this narrative…

Germany-based gaming company releases RPG on the Litecoin blockchain

In an online event prepared by the Litecoin Foundation on Sept. 15, Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee and CipSoft CEO Stephan Vogler announced the release of LiteBringer, a role-playing fantasy game which runs on top of the Litecoin blockchain. “It’s the first major game that utilizes the Litecoin blockchain for all of its interactions,” Lee said. Vogler stated the game is fully decentralized, meaning all users have to be running a Litecoin node to play. He also noted that access is completely dependent on players having at least some Litecoin…

Algorand staking now compatible with Ledger wallet’s desktop software

Popular hardware wallet company Ledger added Algorand’s ALGO token to the list of wallet-compatible assets available on its desktop app, Ledger Live, allowing holders to store and stake the asset. “The integration with Ledger Live will provide users with additional opportunities to earn passive income, ensuring the highest level of control and flexibility,” Ledger’s CEO, Pascal Gauthier, explained Tuesday in a statement provided to Cointelegraph. The addition also means storage compatibility for tokens built on Algorand’s blockchain, known as Algorand Standard Assets. Assets built using proof-of-stake technology mean holders can earn passive income…

7.6B more ADAs were transferred to Binance with its price shedding 30%

In the last month, 7.6 billion more ADAs were transferred to Binance than withdrawn according to data from Flipside Crypto. Meanwhile, the price of ADA dropped from $0.141 on August 14 to $0.097 by September 14 — a 31% decrease. ADA price and market capitalization. Source: CoinMarketCap. Before the asset’s recent backtrace in price, Cardano’s native currency was on a bull run, culminating with a recent upgrade on July 29. During the run, ADA was able to entrench itself in the top-10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, but has dropped out…

Blockchain gaming project seeks to go mainstream with new Matic Network migration

IGGalaxy is migrating away from Tron and onto the Matic Network. They hope that this move will allow their platform to go mainstream, while simultaneously avoiding what they referred to as “performance constraints of the Ethereum mainchain.” IGGalaxy’s incentive-based economy offers tokens to players in exchange for their participation in video games, video content, and eSports. Naeem Shabir, co-founder of IGGalaxy, explained that the move to Matic’s network will hopefully provide a more “seamless” user experience, and help the company to gain greater mainstream traction: “Leveraging Matic’s high throughput and…

First ICO mandating buyers to ‘use’ tokens is successful, collects $5M

A new way of conducting token sales spearheaded by ConsenSys Codefi achieved its first success, with the planned sale of Skale Network tokens collecting just over $5 million. As Cointelegraph reported in February, the Skale token sale was the first to be launched on the Activate platform developed by ConsenSys. Its purpose is to bootstrap new projects with an involved community that would perform the functions required of it, for example staking their tokens to secure the network. To do so, the platform developed the concept of Proof-of-Use. Upon delivery,…

Tron legitimized a project that pulled an exit scam, community says

The Tron (TRX) community is accusing the Just Foundation of whitelisting a “DeFi project” that eventually pulled an exit scam, pocketing about $2 million in TRX tokens. According to a post on Tron’s subreddit, the foundation created a token whitelist for its Uniswap clone, JustSwap, to curb instances of fraudulent tokens and projects. The project in question, Tron Supernode, can still be found in the whitelist, even though the website has been completely deactivated as the community reported that withdrawals were disabled. According to the community, the project’s Telegram channels…

Where does the next Japanese prime minister stand on crypto?

Yoshihide Suga has made few public statements on digital currency, but his stance on taxing crypto assets may prove to be the most insightful. The 71-year-old is set to become the country’s new prime minister after being voted in as the leader of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party on Sept. 14. The country’s National Diet will vote the next PM in on Wednesday following Shinzo Abe’s announcement in August — where he stated that he was resigning due to health reasons. Suga served as Chief Cabinet Secretary during the downfall of…

BitPay decides to let all employees work from home permanently

Bitcoin (BTC) payment and wallet company BitPay has chosen to take its company’s working atmosphere remote, permanently. BitPay’s team is “currently 100% remote due to covid and will be until further notice,” the company’s chief marketing officer, Bill Zielke, told Cointelegraph. “Then, employees will have option to use our offices or remain remote,” he added. “We plan to have office space for meet ups, trainings, customer events, and company gatherings and events.” A poll from within the company revealed: “85% of employees preferred to work from home and felt they…