PayPal set to launch crypto trading in the UK and may embrace DeFi

Global payments platform PayPal is looking towards the United Kingdom as the next market in which to expand its crypto trading services. According to the company’s second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, PayPal has done very well out of crypto trading for the period. CEO Dan Schulman stated that the U.K. is likely to be the next country where crypto trading is offered. “Yeah, well, we continue to be really pleased with the momentum we’re seeing on crypto. […] We’re going to launch, hopefully, maybe even next month in the U.K.,…

Ripple and SBI Collaborate to Launch On-Demand Liquidity in Japan — XRP Surges – Finance Bitcoin News

Ripple has launched its first On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service implementation in Japan in partnership with SBI Remit, a large Japanese money transfer provider, and Philippine crypto exchange Coins.ph. Ripple, SBI, Coins.ph Collaborate to Launch Ripplenet’s On-Demand Liquidity Ripple Labs announced Wednesday “the launch of Ripplenet’s first live On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service implementation in Japan” in collaboration with SBI Remit Co. Ltd. and Coins.ph. SBI Holdings, an investor and shareholder of Ripple, independently announced Wednesday that SBI Remit and crypto exchange SBI VC Trade have launched “Japan’s first international remittance service…

Cardano smart contracts creep toward full launch

The Cardano network is in the watershed phase of its network development and upgrades. The ongoing phase of the protocol’s roadmap is the Goguen phase, bringing smart contracts to the network. This is the third phase of the roadmap after Byron and Shelley. The Goguen phase was split into three stages, Allegra, Mary and Alonzo. The Allegra update went live on December 16 last year, and the Mary update was deployed on the mainnet on March 1 earlier this year. This leaves the Alonzo upgrade, which was further split into…

Here’s why DinoSwap’s (DINO) TVL rose above $330M a week after launch

Decentralized finance (DeFi) remains one of the fastest-growing subsectors of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and newly launched platforms looking to grow their userbase and attract liquidity typically offer high-interest staking pools for the first few weeks after launching.  One new project that has steadily gained traction in terms of user growth and total value locked (TVL) since farming went live is DinoSwap (DINO), a Polygon network-based cross-chain protocol that rivals the likes of PancakeSwap and other automated market makers. DINO/USD 1-hour chart. Source: CoinGecko Data from CoinGecko shows DINO that saw its…

NFT animation ‘Stoner Cats’ preps for launch following delay

A cat-themed animated series, featuring prominent entertainers and personalities from the crypto space, is reportedly back on schedule after an unexpected delay. Stoner Cats is an NFT series launched by actress Mila Kunis in partnership with CryptoKitties co-founder Mack Flavelle, CryptoPoops NFT creator Jonathan Howard, and others through their recent endeavor Big Head Club. The project is scheduled to launch at 5:00 PM EST today after a false start prevented the tokens from dropping on Monday. The project’s NFTs, which feature characters from the show, will allow holders to watch…

Yahoo! Japan works with Line to launch NFT trading

Major Japanese internet company Yahoo! Japan has partnered with messaging giant Line to launch nonfungible token (NFT) trading. Line officially announced Tuesday that its cryptocurrency-focused subsidiary LVC Corporation would collaborate with Yahoo! Japan to enable secondary trading of NFTs issued on Line’s proprietary blockchain. As part of the partnership, Yahoo! Japan would place Line blockchain-based NFTs on its online auction service Yahoo! Auctions, a service set up by the company back in 1998 to compete with e-commerce giant eBay. To enable NFT trading on the platform, the two partners would…

Chicago Bulls team up with Shopify to launch NFT series

The NBA’s Chicago Bulls have launched NFTs depicting six championship wins from the 1990s via leading e-commerce platform Shopify. Shopify is a multinational firm that provides website-based storefronts and payments infrastructure. Shopify president, Harley Finklestein, announced the NFT drop on Twitter earlier today. If you’ve spent 1 minute on the internet this year, you’ve seen a lot about NFTs. @Shopify we are making it easier for our merchants to sell NFTs directly through their stores, with one of the first being the @ChicagoBulls NFT store. https://t.co/Qv2wKO7RCS — Harley Finkelstein (@harleyf)…

Amazon May Start Accepting BTC Payments by End of 2021 and Launch Its Own Coin in 2022

Notably, Bitcoin is the first currency Amazon is considering. However, in the future, it will expand its possibilities with other digital assets.  Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) is considering to start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment method as soon as this year. Recently, Amazon’s Payments Acceptance & Experience team revealed a new job offering. In particular, the company is “seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap”. It wants to “develop the case for the capabilities which should be developed, drive the…

Safe Earn’s Launch Gives Large Rewards in SafeMoon to Holders

Place/Date: – July 23rd, 2021 at 1:30 pm UTC · 2 min read Contact: Safe Earn,Source: Safe Earn Safe Earn is DeFi’s newest entry into a sea of tokens on the Binance Smart Chain. What makes it different, however, is that by making use of the ever popular “reflect” mechanic that rewards token holders on every transaction, Safe Earn rewards holders in SafeMoon. SafeMoon took the DeFi space by storm by reaching the top 50 cryptocurrencies by market cap since its release just four months ago. As a result, it…

A Deeper Look Into The Pirate Bay’s Mysterious ‘Piratetoken’ Soft Launch – Featured Bitcoin News

In mid-May, the popular and perhaps the largest torrent tracker on the internet, The Pirate Bay, mysteriously revealed a new cryptocurrency called piratetoken (TPB). The token has seen a 20% gain in 30 days and following the quiet launch, the torrent tracker’s website explained that the new piratetoken is a soft launch for a myriad of ideas. The Mischievous Torrent Tracking Website Launches a BSC Token via Pancakeswap It seems The Pirate Bay is utilizing the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) with a new token called piratetoken (TPB). The Pirate Bay…