Terra Virtua Joins Hands with Casper Network for Authenticating Physical Assets

Terra Virtua and Casper Network will also be exploring the rapidly evolving NFT market. This partnership will set a new milestone in the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. Blockchain-based authentication of physical virtual assets has seen a rising demand in recent times. The key features of blockchain technology like transparency and security bring authenticity to real-world assets. In one such development, Terra Virtua, an immersive entertainment-focused collectibles platform and marketplace, has joined hands with Casper Network for the authentication of physical assets. Leveraging the Casper Network’s blockchain technology, Terra will…

South Korea's largest bank joins Hedera Governing Council

Shinhan Bank, South Korea’s largest financial institution by total assets, has joined the governance council overseeing the Hedera network. In an April 14 announcement, Shinhan announced it had become the latest member of the Hedera Governing Council to expand its efforts in the field of “digital transformation.” Hedera touts its hashgraph as an enterprise-grade blockchain platform capable of processing thousands of transactions per second. Shinhan representatives emphasized growing client demand for enhanced efficiency and security in financial services, stating: “Hedera's public distributed ledger in particular is uniquely suited to meet…

Ahead of Direct Listing Coinbase Joins DeFi Alliance to Support Decentralized Financial Startups

Coinbase has already made considerable investments in some of the decentralized financial projects including Dharma.  Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has joined DeFi Alliance, an open association that supports decentralized financial startups. Coinbase has shown interest in the decentralized financial ecosystem ahead of its public listing set for April 14. Coinbase has joined the @defialliance, an open association supporting DeFi startups. We look forward to working together to grow the cryptoeconomy. — Coinbase (@coinbase) April 8, 2021 “Coinbase has been hugely influential in growing the adoption of crypto globally,” DeFi Alliance partner…

Polkadot’s Potential Gathers Momentum as Tether Joins the Ecosystem – Altcoins Bitcoin News

The largest stablecoin by market capitalization will be the first to enter the ecosystem as the Kusama canary network adds support for tether before the eventual deployments to parachains. Tether Inclusion Complements Polkadot’s Efforts to Attract More Defi Applications With cryptocurrency once again on the ascent and the aggregated market capitalization nearing $2 trillion, tether (USDT) is increasingly playing an outsized role in many of the ecosystem’s activities. Since emerging as the stablecoin of choice for many participants and applications alike, Tether’s market capitalization has eclipsed $40 billion, underscoring its…

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Joins BTCS as New Independent Director – Press release Bitcoin News

press release PRESS RELEASE. Silver Spring, MD – (Globe Newswire – April 5, 2021) – BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) (“BTCS” or the “Company”), a digital asset and blockchain technology focused company, today announced the appointment of Litecoin creator Charlie Lee to its Board of Directors as its newest independent member. “We are honored to welcome Charlie Lee to our board,” stated Charles Allen, Chief Executive Officer of BTCS. “A true innovator and visionary in the blockchain space, his decision to join our board is a strong vote of confidence in…

Former Apple Music exec joins crypto firm Ledger as head of NFT division

Apple Music veteran Parker Todd Brooks is leaving the company to join Ledger, one of the biggest providers of cryptocurrency hardware wallets. According to a Friday announcement, Brooks will now head Ledger’s non-fungible token, or NFT, division as the company expands its support for the storage, display, management and security of NFT pieces. Brooks is joining Ledger after spending the last seven years with Apple Music, helping launch Apple Music and music radio station Beats 1 after Beats Music was acquired by Apple in 2014. Prior to his role at…

Weeknd NFT collection, arm space ads, Takashi Murakami joins revolution

Musician Adel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, is set to release his first NFT via Nifty Gateway on Saturday. He follows in the footsteps of other musicians such as Kings of Leon, Grimes, Rico Nasty, and Ja Rule who recognize the ability of NFTs to put the power (and the dollars) back in the hands of artists. Excited to announce that my first NFT drop is taking place on Saturday at 2:00 pm EST on @niftygateway. The collection will feature new music and limited edition art. I developed the…

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Joins One River Digital Academic and Regulatory Advisory Council

During the three years that Clayton served as the chairman of the SEC, he was working with initiatives that advanced the economy’s growth. The former Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton has joined crypto investment manager One River Digital Asset Management to take up an adversary role. Clayton’s new role came about three months after he resigned from the SEC. Clayton served as Chair of the SEC from May 2017 to December 2020. Before his new appointment with One River Digital Asset Management, the SEC’s…

Former SEC Head Jay Clayton joins One River’s crypto Council

In a press release, One River Digital Asset Management, and its partner One River Asset Management announced the addition of Jay Clayton to its Academic and Regulatory Advisory Council. Clayton is a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is considered a detractor of cryptocurrencies. At least in practice and under his administration (2017-2020), all requests made to approve a Bitcoin-based Exchange Traded Fund were denied on several occasions. Clayton will begin his duties immediately alongside Jon Orszag and Kevin Hasset. Helping to shape a new…

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton joins crypto advisory board

Three months after resigning from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, Jay Clayton has joined the advisory board at crypto investment manager One River Asset Management, signaling a changing of the guard for the former securities regulator.  Clayton, along with Kevin Hassett of The Lindsey Group and Jon Orszag of Compass Lexecon, joins One River Asset Management’s newly formed academic and regulatory advisory council, the company announced Monday. Although Clayton’s exact role within the advisory group wasn’t specified, One RIver CEO Eric Peters said his goal was…