A glitzy video released by Republic says the Note allows anyone to “invest in tomorrow’s greatest minds and their brilliant creations, and succeed when they succeed.” A token sale is scheduled to commence on July 16. Each Note is going to be sold for $0.12, and an $8 million cap on sales is going to be in place.
ETH 2.0 will see the network transition from an energy-draining, expensive proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism to proof-of-stake (PoS). This will effectively make miners obsolete, as blocks will instead be verified by validators who stake 32 ETH in order to run a node.
The Bank of International Settlements has come out firmly in favor of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in a new report—calling them a potentially evolutionary change that can “set high standards for safety and risk management and serve as a basis for sound innovation in payments.”
For eight months, the encrypted messaging app and the regulator have been coming to blows—with the SEC claiming the company’s $1.7 billion sale of gram tokens was an illegal securities sale. Under the deal announced on June 26, Telegram would pay an $18.5 million penalty and return $1.2 billion—about 70% of the funds raised—to investors.