Blockchain

GIC Leads Chainalysis’ US$170 Million Series F, Doubling Its Valuation to US$8.6 Billion

Chainalysis, a New York-based blockchain data platform, announced a US$170 million Series F financing led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, bringing its valuation to $8.6 billion. Previous investors Accel, Blackstone, Dragoneer, and FundersClub increased their investment in the company,

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Crypto.com Appoints Dipen Mehta as EVP of Engineering for South and SE Asia

Crypto.com announced that it has named Dipen Mehta as EVP of Engineering, South and Southeast Asia. In his role, Mehta will be responsible for building out technology expertise and engineering capabilities across these markets, with an immediate focus on setting

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BIS and Bank Indonesia Launch the Third G20 TechSprint Focused on CBDCs

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub and Bank Indonesia has launched the third G20 TechSprint Initiative, focused on developing new solutions for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The initiative will be one of the side events of Indonesia’s G20

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TRON’s Founder Justin Sun Wins the Bid for the “Twelve Digital Zodiac Heads” NFTs

Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, has recently purchased the complete set of the crypto artworks “Twelve Digital Zodiac Heads” at an auction hosted by Metapoly XM, a brand under Poly Auction (Xiamen). TRON is a decentralised, open-source blockchain-based operating

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Binance Inks Deal to Become the Grammy Awards’ First-Ever Crypto Partner

Binance, a global blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has signed a deal with the Recording Academy, a music recording company known for the Grammy Awards. The deal makes Binance the first-ever official cryptocurrency exchange partner for the 64th Annual

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Visa Launches Programme to Help Content Creators Build Their Business Through NFTs

Payment giant Visa has launched the Visa Creator Programme, an initiative that aims to help digital-first artists, musicians, fashion designers, and filmmakers accelerate their small business through non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The Visa Creator Programme is geared towards entrepreneurs working in

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BIS Develops Multi-CBDC Platform for International Settlements With Central Banks

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub, the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and the South African Reserve Bank has developed two prototypes for a shared platform that could enable international settlements

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Digital Treasures Center Gets In-Principle Approval for Digital Payment Token Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted in-principle approval to Digital Treasures Center (DTC), a payment company based on distributed ledger technology. With a license under the Payment Services Act to offer Digital Payment Token services, DTC will be

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Web3 Startup Treehouse Raises US$18 Million in Seed Funding

Treehouse, a Web3 company transforming on-chain data into meaningful metrics to help decentralised finance (DeFi) investors make informed financial decisions, announced an US$18 million seed round raise. An undisclosed investor led the round with participation from strategic investors, including Lightspeed

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STACS Launches Its Full Suite of ESG Solutions in Sustainable Finance Push

STACS (Hashstacs), a blockchain-based fintech firm focused on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), has announced the launch of its full suite of ESG solutions. The full suite of ESG solutions – ESGpedia, Vetta smart contract platform, and ESG Playbooks –

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