Venture funding for African crypto startups grew 11x in 2022: Report

As the African region continues to adopt crypto and blockchain, more venture funding flowed into the continent in 2022’s first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2021, according to a new report by blockchain-investment firm Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) and Standard Bank.  The report, titled “The African Blockchain Report 2021,” shows that blockchain startups were able to raise $91 million within 2022’s first quarter. Compared to the first quarter of 2021, this year showed a 1,668% year-on-year (YoY) increase in cash inflow compared to 2021’s YoY of…

Circle to Issue Weekly USDC Reserve Reports — Tether Publishes May 2022 Assurance Report – Altcoins Bitcoin News

The co-founder and CEO of Circle, Jeremy Allaire, has announced the cryptocurrency firm that issues the stablecoin usd coin plans to provide the public with weekly stablecoin reserve reports. Additionally, the company Tether has also released an assurance report on its stablecoin reserves via the Cayman Islands auditing company MHA Cayman. Circle CEO Says Firm’s Stablecoin Is a ‘Very Efficient Pipe Between Legacy Electronic Dollars and Digital Currency Dollars’ The two largest stablecoin providers, Tether and Circle, want the public to be assured that tether (USDT) and usd coin (USDC)…

FCA will ‘absolutely’ consider recent stablecoin depegging when drafting crypto rules: Report

Sarah Pritchard, the executive director of markets at the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA, reportedly said the regulator will look at the recent volatility in the crypto markets when creating rules for the space in 2022. According to a Friday Bloomberg report, Pritchard said the financial regulator will “absolutely” take into account stablecoins like TerraUSD (UST) and Tether (USDT) depegging from the U.S. dollar in drafting regulatory guidelines with Her Majesty’s Treasury for release later this year. While the USDT price only briefly dropped to $0.97 on May…

UK Regulator to Consider Terra Coins Collapse in New Crypto Rules: Report

CryptoX – Cryptocurrency Analysis and News Portal On May 13, Terra’s UST algorithmic stablecoin slumped as low as 23 cents, and the LUNA token, created to prevent the UST algorithmic stablecoin from being volatile, fell 96% at one point. An algorithmic stablecoin is one that in theory maintains its peg using only software and rules, meaning it is not necessarily backed by collateral. Instead, the token’s programming, or smart contract, can increase supply if the price is falling or reduce supply if the price is increasing. Source The post UK…

UK Regulator to Consider Terra Coins’ Collapse in New Crypto Rules: Report

On May 13, Terra’s UST algorithmic stablecoin slumped as low as 23 cents, and the LUNA token, created to prevent the UST algorithmic stablecoin from being volatile, fell 96% at one point. An algorithmic stablecoin is one that in theory maintains its peg using only software and rules, meaning it is not necessarily backed by collateral. Instead, the token’s programming, or smart contract, can increase supply if the price is falling or reduce supply if the price is increasing. Source

MetaOasis AVAX Hackathon News Report – Press release Bitcoin News

press release PRESS RELEASE. MetaOasis Wins the Double in Hackathon Competitions Three months ago, MetaOasis won the championship in Metaverse Alliance 2021 Global Metathon. Three months later, MetaOasis got the most votes and beat 112 competitors in the recent Avalanche Asia Hackathon. Therefore, MetaOasis will become the first project that wins the double in international hackathon competitions in the gamefi history. What worth mentioning is that Avalanche Asia Hackathon set up an algorithm mechanism which can prevent repeated voting. That’s to say, all votes were from loyal supporters of the…

Coinbase Outlines Cost-Cutting Measures, Employee Grants Amid Weak Results and Crypto Rout: Report

In its first-quarter earnings report, Coinbase reported lower-than-expected revenues, and a quarterly net loss of $430 million, compared with a profit of $840 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. The company said it expected about $1.7 billion of stock-based compensation expenses, up from $1.5 billion previously, citing “hiring trends and year-to-date acquisitions.” Source

How will GameFi and P2E blockchain gaming evolve in 2022? Report

Crypto gaming has grown in popularity as more players collect and trade digital assets, generating a dependable income for game developers and creating value for players. In a recently published report, Cointelegraph Research shows how Axie Infinity gamers in the Philippines were able to earn their regular monthly salary in 2020 simply by playing the game, at a time when measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic brought economic hardship to the country. Axie Infinity is a powerhouse of play-to-earn (P2E) blockchain gaming, not unlike Bitcoin’s (BTC) status…