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Blockchain Platform Telos Launches Decentralised Finance Tool For Unlocking Liquidity
January 9th, 2021

Blockchain Platform Telos Launches Decentralised Finance Tool For Unlocking Liquidity

Telos announces a new tool, T-Bond NFTs, which combines Decentralized Finance and non-fungible tokens to create locked tokens that are only unlocked when a maturity date is reached or other specified conditions are met. 

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Eth2 - Introducing the Beacon Chain
November 25th, 2020

Eth2 - Introducing the Beacon Chain

Ethereum has introduced the Beacon Chain, the first step in a set of upgrades to address the clogged network, a growing required amount of disk space, and energy consumption needed to keep the network secure. The Beacon Chain's initial role will introduce staking to the Ethereum community and lay the groundwork for future upgrades. 

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OCC to Prohibit Discrimination Against Legal but Disfavoured Industries

OCC to Prohibit Discrimination Against Legal but Disfavoured Industries

In a bid to level the playing field, the OCC has proposed a new rule that will provide fair access to financial services. This new rule would prevent banks from blacklisting legal industries, including oil and gas and cryptocurrency businesses.

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Belarusbank to Offer Cryptocurrency Exchange Service

Belarusbank to Offer Cryptocurrency Exchange Service

The largest financial institution in Belarus, a member country of the FATF-supported Eurasian Group (EAG), is offering citizens of Belarus and Russia to buy, sell and trade Bitcoin at optimal pricing. The bank plans to continue collaboration with Whitebird to expand these crytpocurrency services to additional countries.

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First Central Bank Digital Currency Launched in the Bahamas

First Central Bank Digital Currency Launched in the Bahamas

The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) has launched the world’s first central bank backed digital currency (CBDC).  The “Sand Dollar” was launched on October 20th and will use a network of intermediaries referred to as authorized financial institutions (AFIs) to issue the digital currency to the public.

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PayPal adds Cryptocurrency Service

PayPal adds Cryptocurrency Service

PayPal users will soon be able to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly from their PayPal account. This service will enable cryptocurrency as a funding source at its 26 million merchants. 
 

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How Cryptography Unlocks the Next Generation Financial Services
May 4th, 2019

How Cryptography Unlocks the Next Generation Financial Services

Cryptography started as a means to secure communication across time and distance. Scrambling letters using a pattern or according to a predetermined value (for instance A becomes C, B becomes D, C becomes E and so on) prevented messengers or other parties delivering the message from being able to decipher the content. Securing communications against unintended recipients has been an ongoing ambition since humans first started communicating.

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