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Numerous governments have tried to ban Bitcoin mining, but data and insights from those in the mining industry suggest that this is easier said than done. In the summer of 2021, the Chinese government banned Bitcoin mining and cited the typical concerns of harmful environmental effects and money laundering. Now, the Chinese government is working … Read more

Mastercard to allow 2.9B cardholders to make direct NFT purchases

International payment processing giant Mastercard is expanding its payment network for nonfungible token (NFT) markets and Web3. The financial service provider announced that it has been working on expanding their payment networks to NFTs over the past year. The firm has partnered with a number of leading NFT marketplaces to allow 2.9 billion cardholders to … Read more

TrueFi launches on Optimism, expanding access to on-chain credit

Unsecured lending protocol TrueFi has become the latest project to launch on Optimism, Ethereum’s popular layer-2 scaling solution, in a move that’s expected to boost demand from non-institutional lenders.  By launching on Optimism, TrueFi’s lender community will have access to a faster and cheaper user experience, as well as gain exposure to a wider pool … Read more

Polkadot parachains spike after the launch of a $250M aUSD stablecoin fund

Crypto prices have been exploring new lows for weeks and currently it’s unclear what it will take to reverse the trend. Despite the downtrend, cryptocurrencies within the Polkadot ecosystem began to rally on May 24 and have managed to maintain gains ranging from 10% to 25%, a possible sign that certain sub-sectors of the market … Read more