Brave private browser integrates IPFS support to desktop version

Brave Browser, a popular blockchain-enabled web browser, has integrated native support of InterPlanetary File System, or IPFS, to strengthen the access to the decentralized web. According to a Jan. 19 announcement, Brave has integrated IPFS into its desktop web browser for Windows, macOS and Linux, enabling users to install the protocol in a couple of clicks. IPFS is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. The protocol aims to supplement or possibly even replace the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, which is a…

TikTok's Chinese Version Douyin Introduces E-Payment Feature

With the Chinese New Year holiday around the corner, Douyin Pay appears primed to enjoy patronage during this period. The Chinese version of Tiktok Douyin is the newest entrant into the online payment system in China. It would be competing against Tencent WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s Alipay. The video app recently added an e-payment feature to its app and it is called “Douyin Pay.” This means the app is taking a more essential step into becoming a growing e-commerce business. A spokesman for Douyin said the new feature is created…

MetaMask wants institutions to wade into DeFi with new enterprise version

Ethereum wallet MetaMask is seeking to attract institutional investors into the decentralized finance sector with the soon-to-be-launched institutional-grade version. The popular wallet, with more than 1 million monthly active users, introduced token swaps in October this year, and is now looking to expand even further. Developers ConsenSys identified that DeFi protocols are currently too inefficient for professional trading firms, and there is no “robust reporting for accounting, tax, and P&L purposes.” As per the announcement, the upgraded version is aimed at “trading firms and crypto custodians” and will provide them…

DeFi project Aave unlocks collateral with version 2 release

The decentralized finance niche of crypto has boomed in 2020, paying users interest on locked funds (collateral) in exchange for loans. DeFi protocol Aave recently unveiled its second version, V2, adding further potential to the sector.  “In DeFi, assets that were being used as collateral were tied up, but now with V2 they are free to be traded,” Aave founder Stani Kulechov says a blog post on Thursday. “Users can trade their deposited assets, across all currencies supported in the Aave Protocol, even when they are being used as collateral.” …

Blockchain Firm Jelurida Will Launch On-Chain Version of Bridge Game

Lior Yaffe, co-founder and core developer at Jelurida, confirmed that this is only the first step of his company’s foray into blockchain-based gaming. Swiss-based blockchain development firm Jelurida has announced it is developing an on-chain version of the card strategy game Bridge. Dubbed Bridge Champ, the game aims to disrupt the existing online Bridge gaming space, which is stagnating in a state of duopoly. Jelurida, which operates the Ardor blockchain, plans to use the game as a jumping-off point for broader expansion into the casual gaming space.  Bridge is one…

'Aussie Trump' invests in Bitcoin as it's the 'millennial version of gold'

Cory Bernardi — a controversial figure the Sydney Morning Herald has referred to 'Australia’s Donald Trump' — has talked up Bitcoin in between Tweets challenging the results of the U.S. presidential election.  In a Nov. 11 Tweet, Bernardi stated he had become a Bitcoin (BTC) convert “in the last couple of years” and saw the demand for the cryptocurrency “getting stronger.” He cited Bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano’s views as being “on the ball” regarding Bitcoin. “My conclusion is it is the millennial's version of gold,” stated Bernardi. “Still see risks…

Block.one Debuts Big-Business Version of EOSIO Blockchain

Block.one, the company behind the multi-billion-dollar-backed EOS ecosystem, has its sights locked on the enterprise blockchain space. Announced Thursday, Block.one has released “EOSIO for Business,” an enterprise-focused version of its software featuring Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), consulting, technical support and training and certification programs, the company said. Blockchain cloud services can offer businesses a quick and painless way to spin up digital ledgers on their preferred cloud computing platforms.  “Despite knowing the inherent benefits that blockchain will deliver to their business operations, many in-house product engineering teams are wary of the complexity…

Is Uniswap’s UNI The Crypto Version of a Stimulus Check at $3 Per Token?

Overnight, crypto Twitter exploded in chatter about what is essentially free money. Liquidity swap platform Uniswap that’s recently enjoyed enormous growth rewarded early users with a distribution share of UNI tokens. The price per token quickly rose, essentially turning the UNI distro into the crypto industry version of the stimulus check. How Uniswap Is Stealing Back The Momentum After SushiSwap Fallout The DeFi trend has taken some strange twists and turns. What started as a very serious movement to build the future of alternative finance, turned into a buffet of…

Golem Releases New Golem Version Focusing on Developers

Decentralized computing power-sharing network Golem released a new version of its network. Golem announced the alpha release of the new Golem network, which focuses on easing application development. “As we have been mentioning in our communications over the last few months, we have made use of all the experience we had gathered while developing and running Brass and then Clay Golem. We spent countless days and nights thinking about how we could address what’s most important to our users and for the future of Golem and arrived at a strong…

Uniswap Listing of ERC-20 Version of Meter’s MTRG Token Scheduled on August 9th, 17:00 UTC

Place/Date: – August 9th, 2020 at 5:34 pm UTC · 3 min read Source: Meter is DeFi infrastructure that makes use of two types of tokens – MTR, a Proof-of-Work-based, truly decentralized stable currency, and a Proof-of-Stake-based governance token called MTRG. In order to expand the decentralized ecosystem and transfer value, Meter has decided to create a bridge with the Ethereum ecosystem via the ERC-20 version of its governance token called eMTRG. The Ethereum blockchain plays a pivotal role in the DeFi ecosystem, thus Meter has decided to create this…