• Algorand Blockstack smart contract language
    Technology

    Algorand, Blockstack building smart contract language for $100 million deals

    The firms said the open-source Clarity project will help bring DeFi into the financial big time, replacing error-prone programming languages with one offering ‘mathematical certainty’ of how a smart contract will act

    Blockchain developer Algorand has joined forces with decentralized software firm Blockstack to develop a new smart contract language that will deliver the safety, security, and predictability demanded by developers working on high-stakes DeFi transactions that run into nine figures.

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    United States

    SEC finally approves cryptocurrency offering, green-lighting Blockstack token offering

    The distributed web platform developer can sell up to $50 million worth of tokens to the public

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has finally given a blockchain company the O.K. to sell tokens directly to investors—sort of. The SEC on Wednesday approved blockchain startup Blockstack’s application to raise money  via a token offering, the first time it has allowed this type of fundraising in the cryptocurrency industry, according to the Wall Street Journal. The SEC has sued and fined several companies for initial coin offerings (ICO) that the agency said violated securities law. The action “is a massive step towards the much-needed clarity for the US crypto space,” according to social trading platform eToro’s senior market analyst, Mati Greenspan. “This could be considered the first regulated…