A professional employment organization, Opolis has announced that it has integrated Dai cryptocurrency into its decentralized employer ecosystem for payroll and benefits as a result grant from MakerDAO. Richard Brown, the head MakerDAO’s community development said, “Opolis is offering the best solution we’ve seen yet that can provide the security and benefits usually restricted to traditional workplaces, Maker is looking forward to seeing how Dai can help de-risk this emerging workforce.”
The Huobi Cloud has launched its latest project Huobi Argentina, which will act its local cryptocurrency exchange and will offer users to trade their Argentine Peso (ARS) to crypto and vice-versa. The CEO of Huobi Argentina, Carlos Banfi said, “There already exists a general consensus to break from reliance on the local currency and banks, and with Huobi’s entrance into the market, it is a great opportunity to move the needle on blockchain and crypto adoption in Argentina.”
LINE (a popular messaging app) has announced that its crypto exchange named, BITMAX , is now live nad allows trading of five crypto assets: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC). The Japanese user can access the exchange within the LINE app and 108 yen will be applied for deposits and withdrawals. It will be initially available to on Android device, it can be integrated with LINE Pay to provide an easier Japanese yen-crypto transactions.
A crypto data website based in China, Mars Finance has made public that Binance has bestowed it with $200 million as an angel investor. This one of the major direct investment from Binance, though China remains a biggest market many analyst are at loggerheads each other, with thus leaving multiple large-scale Chinese projects largely unknown to Western audiences.
ZenGo (a keyless crypto wallet) has revealed that it has added the Threshold Signature Scheme (TSS) to eliminate the need for using a single atomic private key, as it divides the responsibility among different parties. ZenGo also will be the first wallet to support Facebook’s native cryptocurrency, Libra and made Libra testnet available on its network.
The Thinkspot (a free speech social platform) built by controversial psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson has announced that it has adopted Bitcoin payment to the platform. The platform considers itself as an intellectual platform which won’t be unnecessarily censored like Facebook and Twitter and is designed to be ‘anti-censorship’. Mikhaila Peterson the daughter of the psychologist commented, “Cryptocurrency is not going anywhere,”
A French street mural artist, Pascal Boyart has successfully earned 1.20 BTC which is valued around $12,500 by using a QR code for donations near each mural. He is known for creating crypto-inspired art, with a slant of anarchism and skepticism about central banks and at times is his large-scale murals also hide riddles that are rewarded with BTC payments. He is also known for creating unique art out of ripped up dollar bills.
At the Baltic Honeybadger conference held at Riga (Capital of Latvia) the CEO of Casa (a cryptocurrency custody startup), Jeremy Welch has warned the audience about the possibility at which browser extensions can be used by scammers steal their cryptos. He did a live demo on how an extension providing wallpapers with inspiring quotes or other content, which was actually stealing data as you filled in KYC forms. Welch said, “You got a nice background here and you don’t realize that your browser is actually dumping data.”
An open-source crypto payment processor, BTCPay has made public that a grant worth of $100,000 from Jack Dorsey’s Square Crypto with a target to promote and improve the Bitcoin ecosystem. The foundation posted, “It can be used by BTCPay to create anything, as long as it’s free and open-source software that improves the security, scalability, privacy, user experience, or fungibility of bitcoin — or all of the above.”
A new open-source programming language Lira has been developed by eToro (an Israel based crypto exchange) which will ease the derivate trading by using blockchain technology of ethereum. Its blockchain head Omri Ross commented, “We are excited to see how the market and the community will adopt this new programming language in decentralized applications, on cryptocurrency exchanges and in institutional finance,”