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…

Tassat will be able to launch Bitcoin swaps after all, says CFTC

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission will still be allowing New York-based fintech firm Tassat to proceed with its Bitcoin swap contracts after failing to meet regulatory requirements. According to a Sept. 15 statement from the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO), the regulatory body will not stop Tassat from launching a swap execution facility (SEF) in Q4 2020, even after the firm failed to renew its registration following 12 consecutive months without trading. “DMO will not recommend the CFTC commence an enforcement action against Tassat for failing to…

Ren and UMA launch a Bitcoin-backed yield dollar

Trustless cross-chain bridge Ren and permissionless synthetic asset platform UMA have teamed up to launch a Bitcoin-backed yield dollar called uUSD, in addition to a joint liquidity mining reward program. The partnership will result in a product that allows investors to leverage Bitcoin permissionlessly on the Ethereum network. The uUSD is UMA’s second yield dollar product following an Ethereum-backed yield dollar called yUSD, launched in July 2020. The concept was highly successful with over 10 million yUSD minted over the past two months. In partnership with @UMAprotocol, we are introducing…

Minecraft is set to launch its own NFTs before the year is out

Minecraft, a best-selling game and worldwide phenomenon, is about to make its debut in the non-fungible token, or NFT, business thanks to a partnership between two players in the blockchain industry. According to the announcement, Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck and blockchain asset issuer Enjin have entered into a deal with Minecraft’s parent company, Mojang Studios, which will allow them to create NFTs for the popular game. These are expected to launch before the end of the year. The exchange stated that they had previously been looking for a blockchain firm…

DeFi meme coin Hotdog dumps 99.9% in hours after launch

The latest high-yield, food-flavored DeFi meme project, Hotdog, appears to have crashed and burned just hours after it was launched. The newly cloned DeFi protocol called Hotdog promised insane returns up to one million percent APY in order to lure liquidity providers. It is yet another doppelganger of the popular token swap and liquidity platform Uniswap, and follows in the footsteps of the recently launched Sushi and Kimchi platforms. HotdogSwap was launched on September 2, and provided a largely illiquid token which surged in price to over $5,000 according to…

F1 Delta Time’s REVV token to launch on Uniswap this week

Blockchain gaming firm Animoca Brands will launch its new REVV token on the popular decentralized exchange Uniswap. REVV will begin trading for Ethereum (ETH) on Uniswap from September 4 at 12 pm UTC. The token’s initial price will be $0.00666. The REVV token functions as a utility token on Animoca’s crypto-powered motorsports games, including F1 Delta Time and two new forthcoming releases. Animoca’s first upcoming title is a Grand Prix motorcycle racing, or MotoGP, game that will see more details released during Q4 2020. Another title “based on a global…

Binance-backed WazirX is the latest Indian exchange to launch staking

The Binance-backed Indian cryptocurrency exchange WazirX has launched a new in-app staking feature on Sept. 1 that will allow its users to stake cryptocurrencies to earn interests. Staking is the process of holding cryptocurrencies in a wallet to support the operations of a proof-of-stake blockchain network in return for rewards in the form of new tokens. Kicking off the launch with support for just TRON (TRX), WazirX is gearing up to add one new token for staking every week, according to an announcement. Tezos (XTZ) and Harmony (ONE) are two…

Binance advertising BTC at London bus stops in advance of UK launch

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has targeted London commuters with new ads featuring Bitcoin. According to an Aug. 28 tweet from Binance.UK, the crypto exchange has placed new ads at 17 bus stops in London. The image shows two older generations of coins as well as a current two-pound coin used in the U.K, followed by the largest, Bitcoin.  “Money is evolving,” the ad states. “It’s time to adapt.” #Bitcoin is taking over London! 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/FBGeEe3pgV — Binance (@binance) August 30, 2020 Binance announced its expansion into the U.K.…

Japanese financial giant SBI to launch CFDs for Bitcoin, Ether and XRP

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings is preparing to launch contract-for-difference (CFD) trading for major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). Starting Aug. 31, SBI Holdings will start CFD trading service for crypto assets like Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), and XRP, Cointelegraph Japan reports on Aug. 28. As officially announced, the new service will be offered through SBI’s foreign exchange-focused arm, SBI FX Trade. The platform is accepting new account registrations immediately, the announcement notes. The new trading offering will allow SBI clients to trade crypto CFD contracts against the Japanese yen and the…

Binance and Oasis Labs launch intelligence sharing platform for exchanges

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has teamed up with privacy-centric blockchain-powered cloud computing developers Oasis Labs to fight fraud in the crypto sector. Oasis was announced as the inaugural member and primary infrastructure provider for the Binance-led CryptoSafe Alliance on August 27. Oasis Labs’ “confidential smart contracts” will be utilized in building the decentralized CryptoSafe Platform which is designed to share threat intelligence data among crypto exchanges. The CryptoSafe Platform will be powered by the Oasis Network blockchain. The firms emphasize the need for the platform to enable collaborative…