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User Retention: The Holy Grail for DApps Moving Beyond Buzzword Status

Analysis Decentralized apps (DApp) continue to be a major focus point for developers in the crypto space. However, 2019 ended with DApps still far off from reaching their much-touted potential of being the “future of the internet.” DApp projects in 2019 continued to suffer from their usual issues ..

Crypto Lending Firm BlockFi Adds Support for Litecoin and USD Coin

News Major cryptocurrency lending company BlockFi has added support for two new assets to its list of supported digital currencies. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 8, the firm has added major altcoin Litecoin (LTC) and USD Coin (USDC) — the dollar-backed stablecoin f..

Crypto Lending Solutions: A Review of 3 Blockchain Lending Platforms

Opinion The proliferation of crypto lending platforms is the latest crypto solution bridging the gap with the traditional financial industry. These platforms offer institutional and retail investors the opportunity to access banking services previously only available in the traditional financial s..

China Issuing Bonds on Blockchain Is a Sign of What’s to Come

Analysis The Bank of China has recently issued 20 billion Chinese yuan ($2.8 billion) of special bonds, which it has sold in order to fund small and micro-enterprise businesses, according to the China Development Network. This recent issuance of $2.8 billion in bonds is nothing to look twice at a..

Uphold and Salt Partner to Bring Liquidity to Millions Using Crypto-Backed Loans

News Uphold, a digital money platform providing access to investments and payments using blockchain technology, has announced a partnership with crypto-backed lending company Salt. Together, the two plan to provide users with cash or stablecoin loans using cryptocurrencies as collateral. Uphold’s ..

Pomp Joins Figure’s Board as Firm Completes $103M Funding Round

News California-based fintech company Figure Technologies has completed its $103 million funding round led by cryptocurrency asset manager Morgan Creek Digital. In conjunction with closing the Series C round, the blockchain-focused firm announced that Morgan Creek co-founder Anthony Pompliano had ..

Crypto Platform Celsius Network Reaches $4.25 Billion in Total Loans

News Cryptocurrency platform Celsius Network announced that it reached $4.25 billion in total crypto loan origination as of Nov. 12 in a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Celsius reached $4.25 billion of cryptocurrency loans since the start of its activity in July 2018 calculated at current..

JPMorgan Automates Derivatives Margin Payments With Blockchain Tech

News Major global investment bank JPMorgan has developed a new blockchain-based solution for derivatives designed to speed up cash and collateral transfers. The tool was developed in partnership with California-based fintech firm Baton Systems and aims to enable the real-time movement of transfers..

Int’l Bank Regulator Is Studying Crypto Lending Capital Requirements

News Global banking regulator the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is working to establish how much capital lenders should hold to cover the risks generated by dealing with cryptocurrencies. Business Reporter published the news on Nov. 7 that the Basel Committee — which includes banki..

Crypto Lending Platform Nexo Lowers Rates On Instant Credit Lines

News Nexo, a crypto lending institution, announced that it has lowered the interest rates on its instant crypto credit lines. Lowest rates in the blockchain ecosystemIn a press release published Oct. 22, Nexo announced that it was lowering interest rates on its credit line service after securing l..

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