• Symbol blockchain launches
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    Symbol blockchain launches, with bourbon-backed security token

    Developer New Economy Movement says the public blockchain will run in parallel with its NIS1 blockchain, adding DeFi and security token capabilities

    NEM’s Symbol is intended to run in parallel with its NIS1 protocol, expanding its capabilities to include decentralized finance (DeFi), security token offering (STO) and regulated assets applications. Among the first tokens to launch on Symbol: The Kentucky Whiskey Digital Fund security token, backed by an inventory of roughly four million bottles of bourbon.

  • Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021
    Crypto Power Lists

    The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021

    The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now

    Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2021 is particularly difficult as the industry advanced from moving into the mainstream to actually being in it. And that makes “influence” a moving target.

  • Norwegian Chinese firms buy $100M in crypto
    Cryptocurrencies

    Beyond Tesla? Two firms buy $100M in crypto as store of value… and more

    A Norwegian energy firm and Chinese software company both said their cryptocurrency purchases were a prelude to entering the crypto and blockchain industry as well as investments

    Splashy Bitcoin investments like Tesla’s recent $1.5 billion buy are largely aimed at avoiding losses to currency devaluation, but two firms’ recent purchase of just under $100 million go beyond that.

  • Bison Trails build new nodes
    Technology

    Bison Trails: Build new nodes 100x faster

    The Blockchain infrastructure firm says Global Blockchain Sync can cut “the time it takes for new nodes to sync from the typical weeks or months to mere hours’

    The GBS service can set up an EOS (EOS) archival node within 72 hours as opposed to six months, while Ethereum archival node setup time is cut from over 14 days to 12 hours, Bison Trails said. Supported networks include Polkadot (DOT), Kusama (KSM), Cosmos (ATOM), Celo (CELO) and NEAR (NEAR).