Have you ever wondered why smart contracts are called "smart"? Are they really as "smart" as they are called? Are they as smart as humans? You know the answer: if a smart contract is an algorithm that operates under predetermined conditions, then it is more "executive" ...
The U.S. Department of Defense hired a crypto intelligence firm to review the potential security threat of cryptocurrencies. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has tasked Inca Digital with developing tools to understand how crypto markets work and help crack down on the illicit us...
The Walt Disney Company is looking to hire a transaction lawyer to explore emerging technology opportunities, including NFTs, working at an "accelerated and aggressive timeline," according to a job posting on LinkedIn. The job ad added that the hire would “partner with business teams as they plan ne...
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin expects two other proof-of-work blockchains, Zcash and Dogecoin, to transition to proof-of-stake consensus in the future.  Zcash and Dogecoin will probably follow in Ethereum's footsteps and eventually transition to proof of stake after the consensus model becomes...
Layer 1 blockchain Tezos activated an upgrade called Kathmandu, adding new scaling capabilities. The Kathmandu upgrade went live on the Tezos proof-of-stake mainnet at block 2,736,129 on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET, according to the Tezos team. This was the 11th upgrade for Tezos since its inception in...
The chief financial officer of bankrupt crypto lender Voyager is expected to leave the company, a Friday announcement said. Ashwin Prithipaul "is resigning to pursue other opportunities," Voyager said in a statement. Prithipaul has served as CFO of the company since May, according to his LinkedIn pr...
New York-based Cipher Mining aims to raise up to $250 million in a stock market offering of its common stock, a Sept. 21 regulatory filing shows. The move comes as bitcoin miners struggle to make ends meet in a tough revenue environment characterized by high electricity costs, depressed bitcoin pric...
The first Nounlet, a new collection out of the fractionalized NFT platform Tessera, sold for 4.2 ETH (over $5,000). Nounlets are a new experiment in collective NFT ownership out of Tessera using NounsDAO, the flagship CC0 NFT project. Nouns mint a new NFT every day, which can easily cost the user mo...
SudoAMM, the royalty-free NFT trading platform, has achieved over $50 million in total trading volume, the crypto data tracker Dune Analytics shows.  The automated market maker (AMM) also hit other milestones, surpassing over 90,000 total transactions, seeing 29,000 users and amassing $251,000 in to...
Quick Take DAO treasuries have declined significantly since the start of the year. Many DAOs were caught unprepared for the downturn because their treasuries were not diversified and they lacked treasury management protocols.     This feature story is available to ...

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