Russia’s Sber bank integrates Metamask into its blockchain platform

Russia’s largest bank Sber — formerly known as Sberbank — continues developing its blockchain platform by integrating it with the Ethereum blockchain. On Nov. 30, Sber officially announced new opportunities for its proprietary blockchain platform, including compatibility with smart contracts and applications on the Ethereum network. This would allow developers to move smart contracts and entire projects between Sber’s blockchain and public blockchain networks, the bank said. Sber’s latest additions also bring an integration with major software cryptocurrency wallet MetaMask, which is used to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. The integration allows…

Blockchain-based supply chain platform canned by IBM and Maersk

United States technology company IBM and Danish logistics firm Maersk have decided to discontinue their co-developed blockchain-backed supply chain platform, TradeLens, citing a lack of “global industry collaboration” as a key reason behind the decision. Maersk stated on Nov. 29 that it has begun taking immediate action to cease operations on the platform which should take full effect by Q1 2023: “The TradeLens team is taking action to withdraw the offerings and discontinue the platform […] During this process all parties involved will ensure that customers are attended to without…

CoinEx Witnesses the Big Moments as the Exclusive Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Partner – Press release Bitcoin News

press release PRESS RELEASE. According to the official news, the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC 2021) drew to a successful close on November 19, 2022. Over the last month or so, this peak event presented global rugby fans with many brilliant moments. Meanwhile, CoinEx, the Exclusive Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Partner of RLWC 2021, also witnessed all the big moments of the athletes throughout the tournament. England won the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup champion with a 28-24 triumph over France on November 18, 2022. The next day, Australia claimed…

Bitpanda secures crypto licence in Germany, claims to be the first “European retail” crypto investment platform to do so

In an official blog post, Bitpanda announced that it has secured a crypto custody licence from the German financial authority, BaFin. Having obtained this licence, the Austrian-based crypto exchange can now legally market its services to residents of Germany. Bitpanda also claimed to be the first retail crypto exchange based out of Europe to have achieved this distinction. The collapse of the FTX crypto exchange has brought increased scrutiny to unregulated crypto exchanges that operate outside of a country’s jurisdiction. For this reason, many exchanges are seeking to gain licences…

Mattel Launches NFT Platform Via ‘Mattel Creations,’ Pivots From WAX To Flow Blockchain

Toy manufacturer Mattel is doubling down on their NFT pursuits, announcing the launch of NFTs on a new dedicated platform, ‘Mattel Creations,’ this week. In a press release obtained by Bitcoinist on Monday, Mattel shared their new platform pursuits, which are expected to be headed by the latest series of the toy company’s Hot Wheels NFTs. Let’s take a quick look at what this latest announcement from Mattel is all about, it’s new blockchain of choice, and what to expect looking ahead. Hot Wheels NFTs: Pedal To The Metal Hot…

Crypto Analytics Platform Nansen Finds FTX May Have Colluded With Alameda Since the Exchange’s Inception

Crypto analytics firm Nansen is turning to on-chain data to take a deeper look at the relationship between embattled crypto exchange FTX and its affiliated trading firm Alameda Research. In a new report, Nansen says it conducted a blockchain analysis of Sam Bankman-Fried’s two companies amid allegations that FTX was started to raise funds for Alameda. “This research leverages Nansen’s labeling heuristics to track known wallets of the involved entities and verify their actions on-chain, to make sense of what actually happened during the FTX-Alameda debacle.” Nansen says the analysis…

Apple Could Be Developing Its Own Metaverse Platform – Metaverse Bitcoin News

Tech and communications giant Apple might be developing its own metaverse, recently posting several job offerings in the fields of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). One of the job listings calls explicitly for engineers experienced in the development of a “3D mixed-reality world,” for the Technology Development Group, the virtual reality division of the company. Apple Might Be Working on Its Own ‘Horizon Worlds’-Type Metaverse Iteration Apple posted a set of job listings on Nov. 13 that could give some perspective on the direction the company is heading…

Ethereum Software Firm ConsenSys Co-Launches Ethereum Climate Platform

ConsenSys, an Ethereum-software firm that helped engineer the Merge, is co-launching with 18 other firms the Ethereum Climate Platform (ECP) at COP27’s UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub. (COP27 is short for 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC. UNFCCC is short for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP27 runs Nov. 6-18 in Sharm el-Shiek, Egypt.) Source

Nike unveils NFT platform: Nifty Newsletter, Nov. 9–15

In this week’s newsletter, read about how the FTX contagion led to the sale of a collection containing high-ticket nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Check out the struggles in onboarding artists to Web3 through NFTs and find out about OpenSea’s decision to finally enforce royalties on all collections within its NFT marketplace. In other news, a tool that allows layer-2 networks to showcase NFTs on social platforms like Twitter was released. And don’t forget this week’s Nifty News featuring Nike’s Dot Swoosh NFT platform.  FTX contagion victim Deepak.eth puts NFT collection up…