First Digital Trust announces $2.15M funding for Asian digital payments service

Digital asset custodian First Digital Trust has secured funding to bring crypto asset payment services and upgrades to the Asia Pacific region. The Hong Kong-headquartered company has raised $2.15 million in a convertible note funding round led by private investors including Asian venture studio Nogle. The total funding for the firm is now over $5.2 million according to Crunchbase which reported two prior funding rounds. The firm stated that the funding will allow it to launch the first debit and credit card rail that will enable its digital assert clients…

GME Shares Sees Slight Gains in Pre-Market as GameStop Announces Hunt for New CEO

Although the GameStop CEO will not be compensated during the transition period, his severance package is quite robust. The shares of the American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer, GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) are seeing slight gains in the Pre-market today, as the firm announced it is on the hunt for a new CEO. According to a filing lodged with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company said it has entered a “Transition and Separation Agreement,” with its President and Chief Executive Officer, George Sherman.…

ATAI Life Sciences Announces Plans to Go for IPO on Nasdaq and Raise Approximately $100M

ATAI Life Sciences cited that the amount of money to be spent on mental health care is expected to hit up to $16 trillion by 2030. ATAI Life Sciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the treatment of mental health disorders, has announced plans to raise $100 million from the public through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq exchange. According to the prospectus filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company has raised prior findings to private investors. “To date, we have raised an aggregate…

Binance Announces FC Barcelona Token (BAR) Offering with 30% Discount Ahead of Listing

Users will be able to purchase FC Barcelona Fan Token (BAR) using Binance Coin (BNB) at a 30% discount for three hours prior to its trading. Binance has revealed details on a new listing process that will be employed on FC Barcelona Token (BAR). With the new Launchpad subscription format, users can purchase BAR tokens using their BNB for a 30% discount. According to the official announcement, the subscription will run for 3 hours prior to commencing trading. In the same announcement, the exchange confirmed official dates when users can…

WeWork Announces Crypto as New Form of Payment 

Like Tesla, WeWork said that it would be showing crypto on its balance sheet. The company added that it would pay landlords and third-party partners with crypto.  Work-space sharing company WeWork has joined the list of companies who accept crypto as a form of payment. WeWork announced that beginning from the 20th of April, the company will start utilizing the new payment. WeWork Reveals Crypto as New Payment Method In the announcement, WeWork revealed that it has partnered with crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase Global Inc (NASDAQ: COIN) and BitPay on…

Hegic Protocol announces 'gradual' governance launch for long-term users

Decentralized finance protocol Hegic has announced a soft governance launch designed to reward its long-term users. According to an April 19 announcement, Hegic intends to reward its most loyal users with its new gHEGIC governance token, straying from the public airdrops and yield farming campaigns that have become a popular means to distribute governance in the DeFi sector. Users hodling gHEGIC will be able to vote in future Hegic Improvement Proposals. Hegic is a decentralized on-chain derivatives protocol that allows users to purchase call and put options to speculate on…

UK Announces CBDC Taskforce to Be Lead by BoE and HM Treasury

The CBDC Taskforce has four primary functions which revolve around coordinating the exploration of the objectives, use cases, opportunities, and risks of a potential UK CBDC, guiding the evaluation of the design features and others. The United Kingdom has announced the establishment of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce to help lead the initiatives in its pursuit of a Digital Pound. According to the official announcement which came as a part of the April 2021 Fintech week, the UK CBDC Taskforce will be co-chaired by the Deputy Governor of…

Coinlist Announces Covalent Token Sale Starting April 29

The Covalent token as the native token for the Covalent network will be used as a governance token.  Coinlist has announced that starting from April 29 eligible users can participate in the Covalent token (CQT) sale. Reportedly, the Covalent token sale will have three different price tiers that will entail different terms. As for tier 1, Coinlist users will purchase a maximum of $1000 worth of Covalent tokens at $0.35. Notably, the first-tier buyers will not be bound to any lock-up period. Tier 2 will allow Coinlist users to purchase…

RBLX Stock Up 9.40% on Tuesday as Roblox Announces Partnership with Toymaker Hasbro

Roblox stock has been trading for just one month after the long-awaited initial public offering conducted last month. Roblox Corp (NYSE: RBLX) stock closed yesterday trading at $82.05, up 9.40%. The spike was attributed to news from toymaker Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ: HAS) that announced a strategic partnership with Roblox to release themed Nerf and Monopoly merchandise. Besides, Hasbro shares jumped approximately 1.78% yesterday to close the day trading at $98.84. Meanwhile, they had further added approximately 0.16% during the after-hours trading session to trade around $99.00. Through the new partnership,…

Dusk Network Announces Grant Program at DuskCon

The grant aims to support research that will hopefully make the applications of Dusk Network more mainstream. Dusk Network held the maiden edition of its official conference dubbed DuskCon on April 9, 2021. The conference was aimed at celebrating the End-2-End release candidate which had been in the world for 3 years. It was also about connecting with its existing audience, bringing users up to speed with its current technology use, and setting the pathway for future endeavors. The conference also hosted notable speakers like Emanuel Francoini of Dusk Network,…