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The world’s largest music streaming service is on the hunt for a new associate director to lead its activity within the Libra stablecoin project, recently rebranded to Diem. According to an announcement, Spotify is looking for an associate director to join its Payment Strategy and Innovation team. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining...
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The creators of stablecoin platform Terra announced the launch of the Mirror Protocol Thursday, a way to mint crypto assets that mimic the value of shares in publicly traded companies like Apple or Tesla. “We were motivated to create a way for retail investors around the globe to more easily participate in the U.S. equities...
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One of the world’s largest ridesharing companies, Cabify, is moving to offset its carbon emissions with the help of blockchain technology. Announced last week, the Latin American ridesharing business has tapped Valencia, Spain-based blockchain fintech firm ClimateTrade to digitize and track its carbon emissions. ClimateTrade’s chief marketing officer, Ana Karen, told CoinDesk via email that...
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Ripple used to position itself as the regulator-friendly crypto firm. Now the company is threatening to leave the U.S. over regulatory uncertainty. Lack of clarity from the SEC about XRP’s legal status looks to be the sticking point.  The company is fighting several private investor lawsuits over the securities question and reportedly eyeing an initial...
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Hi all, thought we’d try something different in today’s edition of Blockchain Bites. Yesterday and today saw a flurry of news that seemed disparate and unconnected but may actually tell a bigger story about changing institutional attitudes to bitcoin and crypto, generally. PayPal and BlackRock executives both said that digital assets could have a much...
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Security token platform Dusk Network has become a shareholder of a Dutch stock exchange for small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). Announced Tuesday, Dusk Network’s share acquisition in Nederlandsche Participatie Exchange (NPEX) follows a partnership period where both companies developed pilot projects to further financial product innovation. A representative of Dusk told CoinDesk the stake was...
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Bitcoin privacy experts are far from impressed with a recently circling slideshow-style privacy report that puts Taproot, a likely upcoming upgrade to Bitcoin, in the crosshairs.  The Taproot upgrade will boost Bitcoin’s privacy and scalability. The years-in-the-making upgrade has been applauded by Bitcoin’s most active developers, with the community being invited numerous times to test...
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Crypto-jacking is giving nation-state hackers a decoy for their more malicious attacks, warned Microsoft in a Monday report. The company’s intelligence team said a group called BISMUTH hit government targets in France and Vietnam with relatively conspicuous Monero mining trojans this summer. Mining the crypto generated side cash for the group, but it also distracted...
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An identity management provider backed by PayPal, Foxconn and others has been acquired by Nevada-based holding company Blockchains LLC. Cambridge Blockchain principals Matthew Commons, Alex Oberhauser, Muthu Arumugam and the firm’s software developers will join Blockchains’ digital identity team, with complete integration targeted for the beginning of 2021. The financial terms of the deal were...
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Upstart crypto exchange LVL wants to take on U.S. giants Coinbase and Gemini by removing trading fees. Announced today, LVL (pronounced “level,” as in playing field) is making its entire service free to use. LVL, which is backed by Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony Pompliano and Bitcoin advocates Jimmy Song and Willy Woo, previously had no...
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