• Voyager Digital merges LGO
    Cryptocurrencies

    Voyager Digital is merging its way into Europe

    The crypto asset broker is swallowing institutional client-focused European cryptocurrency exchange LGO and its French VASP license

    By joining up with LGO, one of the largest institutional-focused cryptocurrency businesses in Europe, Voyager gains access to its virtual asset service provider (VASP) registration with the French financial markets regulator AMF. As well as its more than 60 institutional clients, of course.

  • PayPal adds support Bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Litecoin

    PayPal adds support for bitcoin, other cryptos

    26 million merchants will be able to accept payments in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, and litecoin ‘in the coming weeks’

    Saying the “shift to digital forms of currencies is inevitable,” PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman announced that customers would be able to buy, sell, and hold bitcoin and three other cryptocurrencies in their accounts.

  • Polymarket raises $4M
    Innovators,  Technology

    With $4M round, Polymarket predicts success

    Can Shayne Coplan’s prediction market turn bets into information? Investors like Olaf Carlson-Wee’s Polychain and Naval Ravikant are wagering yes

    Blockchain-based prediction markets like Polymarket allow people to bet on real world events—essentially making them put their money where their mouth is on questions ranging from who will win a presidential debate to whether Drake will release a new studio album this year. Broadly, the idea to use the free market to get better and more accurate information than is available through the tornado of misinformation and bias unleashed by social media.

  • Zcoin bumps up privacy
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Zcoin bumps up privacy with ability to burn and redeem coins

    The privacy coin is adding a new anonymity feature to counter the growing ability of law enforcement to track privacy coins’ transactions

    The Lelantus protocol went live on a testnet on Oct. 20, offering users of the privacy coin the ability to “destroy coins of arbitrary amounts and to redeem brand new coins (even partially) that appear to have no previous transaction history associated with them,” the organization said.

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