In August 2021, India-based blockchain startup Polygon decided to build the country’s first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)—an organization run by its members, without any leader, on a blockchain. With the DAO, the startup aims to give users decision-making power to influence and even map out the startup’s future.
Online non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea is now worth US$13 billion, following a new investment of US$300 million in a Series C finance round led by hedge fund sponsors Paradigm and Coatue. Half a year ago, OpenSea was only valued at US$1.5 billion.
With the crypto market hitting US$3 trillion as of November 2021, it is almost impossible not to believe that we are amid a crypto boom. While investors and miners might be excited about the rising interest in crypto, there are some who do not see this as a positive step.
Be it for startups launching Initial DEX Offerings (IDOs) on decentralized exchanges (DEX) or cryptocurrency traders—liquidity pools have become indispensable. Liquidity pools are the virtual places where trading happens and companies make money. Before understanding their mechanism, let’s take a look at what they are.
At least 15% of the world’s Bitcoin miners went offline on January 5, 2022, resulting in a drop to below US$43,000 per coin for the first time since September 2021.
Since it first came into existence, blockchain has commanded a lot of attention. More than anything, it’s the revolutionary nature of blockchain that has caught the attention of people in all different fields. From tech to business, everyone is trying to figure out how they can use blockchain to their advantage.
Making money through crypto doesn’t seem that hard, right? All you have to do is invest and sell when you can make a decent profit out of it. But it’s actually not all that simple. There are several hidden fees that go into every single transaction that you make.
Over the past year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have tremendously grown in popularity. People have made millions by trading NFT memes, artwork, music and much more. Even though numerous people have profited from these tokens, there are still some who have suffered great losses. That’s because, when it comes to trading NFTs, there is more to it than meets the eye.
“Sounds like BS” was Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s very eloquent review of Web 3.0. After all, few people know more about BS than Musk.
Web 3.0 has been touted as the internet of the future and a new generation of webs. It aspires to decentralize the internet using blockchain-based tokens. It will allow people to “own” their internet activities, thus doing away with the power of big techs, such as Amazon, Alphabet and the like.
On December 31, 2021, decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem platform MRHB DeFi raised US$5.5 million through an Initial DEX Offering (IDO). The IDO allowed global investors to participate directly in the funding rounds with no third-party mediator. From raising capital through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to launching an IDO—cryptocurrency has made possible new ways for startups to raise money with fewer hurdles. Here, we take a look at what an IDO is and how your startup can get started with one.
The global crypto market capitalization reached US$2.18 trillion in 2021. According to the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, the cryptocurrency market grew by 160% in 2021, which far surpasses growth of conventional commodities. With such a booming market segment, it is only natural that people would want to find ways to make money from crypto.
The cryptocurrency boom is well and truly here. However, when it comes to using cryptocurrency, there is no clear way of determining what is okay to engage in and what isn’t. After all, cryptocurrency is constantly evolving and keeping pace with this change is no easy feat. Regulating cryptocurrency is important, and some government officials have been working towards building some sort of a framework. Still, due to the dynamic nature of the currency.
Earlier this month, the owner of Bored Ape non-fungible token (NFT) number 3547, Maxnaut, made a disastrous error by listing the NFT for 0.75 Ethereum (ETH) instead of 75 ETH, which was how much Maxnaut wanted to sell it for. In doing so, Maxnaut lost US$250,000. The NFT was picked up really quickly, with the buyer paying a heavy gas fee of 8 ETH.
This year has been an eventful one for Sarojini McKenna, the co-Founder of the NFT Metaverse Alien Worlds—a globally-acclaimed blockchain game. From creating an unparalleled community-focused game to growing from 10,000 to five million users within a year—Alien Worlds’ journey has been one for the books.
India might be introducing a bill on cryptocurrencies—The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill.
The bill states that lawmakers could vote on legislation that creates “a facilitative framework for creation of the official digital currency” issued by the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).