Star Girl’s one million active users go with the Flow blockchain

Dapper Labs is continuing to expand partnerships with third-parties for its Flow blockchain, with Animoca Labs set to launch two crypto-powered games on Flow. On September 22, blockchain gaming firm Animoca Brands announced that its MotoGP and Star Girl games will launch on the Flow blockchain early next year....

Booming African crypto adoption drives concerns over regulation

2020 has seen an acceleration in African crypto adoption, with the continent emerging as the second-largest region for peer-to-peer (P2P) trading, and two African nations ranking in the top eight of the Chainalysis crypto adoption index. However, the booming growth has caught the attention of Africa’s financial regulators, sparking...

Bitcoin FUD and negative social sentiment typically precede a bounce

On-chain analytics provider Santiment asserts that Bitcoin and crypto assets tend to bounce when social sentiment indicates there is a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt, which suggests that now is a buying opportunity. According to its Bitcoin weighted social sentiment against price chart, this is exactly what is...

Tokenized BTC Crosses $1B Notional: Ethereum Cements Role as Bitcoin’s Main Sidechain

Years ago when the Bitcoin network started suffering from higher fees and congestion, a number of bitcoiners advocated the use of sidechains in order to relieve the main chain’s duties. However, they didn’t realize that the Ethereum network would solidify its role as Bitcoin’s main sidechain during the last...

RockX launches $20 million investment program for the Polkadot ecosystem

Digital asset development company RockX has launched a $20 million investment program to support the Polkadot (DOT) ecosystem over the next five years. The funding, capped at a maximum of $500,000 worth of DOT tokens per project, will be provided alongside technical support from the team’s developers. In return,...

Yam plans protocol overhaul despite first successful V3 rebase

Yam, the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector’s original food-themed clone protocol, has successfully completed its first rebase since its V3 relaunch. Yam’s relaunch on September 18 followed the spectacular failure of Yam V2 last month — where a bug in the protocol’s unaudited code rendered governance impossible after only two...

Developer reveals ‘biggest unsolvable Lightning attack vector’

Independent Bitcoin Lightning developer, Joost Jager, has outlined an exploit of the micro-payments network that could result in channels being compromised with very little effort and negligible cost. However, he said he’s hard at work on a possible solution. 1/ Lightning is great, but can’t say it is battle-tested....

Messaging Giant LINE Launches Token Reward Program

Messaging app company LINK has started a rewards program where people can get LINK tokens by using its remittance and investment mobile apps.

Are we dumb? Financial illiterates ‘twice as likely to own crypto’

A report from Canada’s central bank shows that while most Canadians are knowledgeable about basic finance and Bitcoin, few actually hold any crypto assets. According to the results of Bank of Canada’s 2019 Cash Alternative Survey published in August 2020, financial literacy is positively associated with the awareness of...

Survey: Large Number of Yield Farmers Can’t Read Smart Contracts Despite High Risk

A new Coingecko survey has found that a large number of yield farmers do not know how to read smart contracts despite claiming they understand the risks that come with such investments. According to the survey, which polled 1,347 people, around 40% of decentralized finance (defi) users cannot comprehend...