Month: January 2022

Cointelegraph is following the development of an entirely new blockchain from inception to mainnet and beyond through its series, Inside the Blockchain Developer’s Mind, written by Andrew Levine of Koinos Group. People use social applications daily, but despite all the hype around supposedly “next-gen” blockchains, none of those social applications are decentralized. Let’s unpack why,
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As New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority stumbles toward a post-pandemic future, its finance team continues an orderly transition to meet a significant change in the short-term debt marketplace. In September 2018, the MTA issued the municipal market’s first tax-exempt transaction linked to secured overnight financing rate notes, the replacement for Libor, the London interbank offered
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On Friday, Daniele Sestagalli, co-founder of decentralized finance, or DeFi, protocol Wonderland and stablecoin protocol Abracadabra, issued a statement on the path forward after the doxing of his colleague Michael Patryn: “Do we wind down or continue to fight for the aspect of an investment DAO [decentralized autonomous organization] being a revolutionary new organization? For
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told El Salvador that the costs of implementing the country’s Bitcoin law, which makes the cryptocurrency legal tender, exceed the potential benefits. The IMF has also urged El Salvador to dissolve the “Fidebitcoin” trust fund and start charging fees for services provided by the government’s Chivo digital wallet. IMF’s
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Meta, the world’s biggest social media platform, has filed a trademark registration with the Brazilian authorities to design, develop and provision hardware and software for various Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto-related services.  Meta recently rebranded from Facebook as a move to better align with the Metaverse developments despite regulatory hurdles faced during its numerous previous attempts
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AllianceBernstein has partnered with Vestmark, Inc., to provide a digital separately managed account platform that allows registered investment advisors to create more bespoke muni portfolios within a matter of days. The Custom Municipal SMA Solutions platform combines AllianceBernstein’s fixed-income trading tool, AbbieOptimizer, with Vestmark’s ability to access timely and accurate fixed-income tax-lot data from custodians
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Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Analysts say Bitcoin’s bounce at $36K means ‘it’s time to
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(Click here to subscribe to the new Delivering Alpha newsletter.) On this day last year, investors watched in amazement as GameStop shares surged to a record high of $347.51. The stock had skyrocketed amid a trading frenzy brought on by retail investors swapping stock tips — and related memes — on social media.  Professional investors also got
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Visa has now partnered with more than 65 crypto platforms and exchanges. In addition, the payments giant revealed that crypto-linked card usage exceeded $2.5 billion in the first fiscal quarter, “which is already 70% of the payments volume for all of fiscal 2021.” Visa Outlines Crypto Strategy and Achievements Visa Inc. discussed its crypto strategy
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The Puerto Rico Oversight Board has discussed completing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority restructuring without a local law supporting it, since members of a Senate panel appear opposed to such legislation. The board reached preliminary terms with the bondholders on a Restructuring Support Agreement in spring 2019. As currently proposed, the Puerto Rico Senate
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