Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2008, Crypto has presented an endless amount of white space with imaginable and unimaginable market opportunities, often with the mobile at the center of art in play. S1622
The twin card
Gemini has rolled out its cryptocurrency rewards credit card in all 50 U.S. states, according to a press release, more than a year after the project was announced. The card works on Mastercard’s network and more than 500,000 consumers have already signed up for the product’s waiting list. Interest in cryptocurrencies is growing – global crypto ownership increased by 881% in 2021 according to data from Chainalysis. And Insider Intelligence estimates that 25.2 million people in the United States own Bitcoin, 13.2 million own Ethereum, and 10.3 million own other types of crypto. The Gemini card will help Mastercard keep up with rival Visa, which has taken a deep dive into the crypto space.
In a survey, Gemini found that 79% of people who said they owned crypto last year said they chose to buy the digital assets for their long-term investment potential. People who do not currently own crypto and live in countries that have experienced currency devaluation against the U.S. dollar were more than five times more likely to say they planned to buy crypto to protect against inflation. Only 16% of respondents in the US and 15% in Europe agree that cryptocurrencies protect against inflation, compared to 64% in Indonesia and India, for example.
When Coinbase went public (March 2021), its four core apps were downloaded a total of 2.7 million times, breaking their lifetime records for one-day downloads and daily active users, but this is not the case. was not the only one who benefited. Competitors Binance, eToro and Trust benefited from the hype surrounding Coinbase, where all of their apps saw an increase in downloads and engagement in the same week.
18 misconceptions players have about NFTs
Western players and developers, and this is primarily a Western issue, have spoken out strongly against NFTs, but there is an information gap that is exacerbating the situation. An experienced and involved game developer since the debut of NFTs in 2014 has gathered many statements from both sides in an attempt to find common ground. It should be noted that the setback we get in Western games does not happen elsewhere and in many other sectors. The Verge wondered possible reasons why …
Binance settles in France, Kraken too
Foreign crypto wallet / trading companies’ appetite for France is growing. Madyness explains in an article that France may become the first country in the crypto-European society? And that’s Binance’s goal. On April 13, the company announced the establishment of a Web3 space hosted within Station F, with the aim of supporting French start-ups in blockchain, Web3 (decentralized version of the Internet) and metaverse. If Changpeng Zhao, the head of Binance, wants to make France his “Web3 launching pad”, it is also and above all because he wants to democratize this innovation in countries where markets are not yet too regulated (USA, England, China , spot on). Binance is awaiting its PSAN approval (Digital Asset Service Providers) from the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), which will allow it to enter the universe of regulated platforms, at its request, in December 2020. The Chinese giant also wants to double or triple the investment it has made over the last 3 years in 120 startups and open Station F Square to other areas such as decentralized finance (DeFi) and NFTs.
Binance also announced an investment of 100 million euros in France.
Kraken launched a new redesign of its app in early 2021, including in 42 European geographical areas. Like Binance, Kraken has been much encouraged to see increased interest in Europe, home to some of the most innovative cryptocurrency projects. Kraken is one of the oldest and most trusted sites for trading cryptocurrencies. the number of jobs on LinkedIn for Paris is phenomenal, it should be noted that Binance and Kraken are 100% companies working remotely worldwide!
Opera Crypto browser on iOS
Decentralized storage was developed to solve the problem of centralized resources, allowing users to control their own data and their distribution. The Interplanetary File System (IPFS), developed by Protocol Labs, has long been at the forefront of decentralized storage, particularly for web pages and mobile devices. Over the past year, there has been tremendous progress in the growth and acceptance of this new technology in the browser industry.
The Opera Crypto Browser project was designed to simplify the Web3 user experience, which has often been confusing to regular users. Opera believes that Web3 should be easy to use to reach its full potential and mass distribution. The iOS version of Crypto Browser brings the features that its desktop and Android users are already familiar with. This includes a crypto-wallet with support for Ethereum, Polygon and Celo ecosystems – with several blockchain integrations on the roadmap. The browser also allows users to buy, sell and transfer blockchain tokens as well as direct access to Web3-based NFTs.
It is a cybersecurity solution to secure cryptocurrency wallet for professional investors and will hopefully go beyond that. She has just raised $ 13.5 million in start-up funding. This is one of the biggest problems in crypto, the perceived lack of security in crypto remains one of the main barriers to adoption. Last month, the Ronin network was subjected to a $ 625 million hack, one of the largest ever, with hijacked private keys used for fraudulent withdrawals. By decentralizing the wallet generation process, startup with an API mitigates the only risk vector leading to computer and physical attacks.
Launch of BFM Crypto
The media company launches a website and news about the blockchain ecosystem including web3 and crypto. The site dedicated to the world of web 3.0 allows you to read bitcoin, ethereum, blockchain, NFT, metaverse news, etc. Including 2 VR:
- BFM CRYPTO, LE CLUB (Monday-Thursday at 16.35 / 17.00) in “BFM BOURSE” presented by Guillaume Sommerer: 30 minutes in-depth analysis of web 3.0 news.
- BFM CRYPTO, THE PROS (Friday at 16.35 / 17.00) in “BFM BOURSE”: review of the cryptocurrency world with the experts.
How I Sold My Music on NFT
🤍 how I sold my music nfts (and how it changes my life), a thread: #musiknfts
– SaraPhillips.eth (@Sara_JPhillips) April 15, 2022
Build the smart ZKP contracts
A $ 92 million round of funding led by FTX Ventures and Three Arrows Capital positions the Mina ecosystem to become a hub for zero-knowledge intelligent contracts. This Mina increase represents FTX Ventures’ first major endorsement of zero-knowledge smart contract technology, reflecting the crypto industry’s increased focus on bringing web3 zero-knowledge (ZKP) -based applications. to ensure users’ privacy and end-to-end security. The Mina protocol enables a more secure and private Web3, where users own their data through application implementation.
Mariupol by The Guild
A collaboration between 38 artists for the benefit of Ukraine and the Voices of Children association. Inspired by Picasso’s Guernica, Mariupol was the centerpiece of last week’s NFS conference in Lisbon and a true masterpiece for a noble cause. The master and some layers are still open for auction if you would like to participate in this charity auction.
A new page for comics
Discovered by listening to the essential NFT morning podcast, the first Web3 community to unite, animate and reward the world of comics. Featuring acclaimed authors, original works and comic book fans from all walks of life. Thanks to Blockchain technology, you have exclusive access to unique content and comic book experiences. Newmisma launches on May 15 with an event collection of over 200 NFTs.
Metamask warning on iOS
🔒 If you have enabled iCloud backup for app data, this will include your password-encrypted MetaMask box. If your password is not strong enough and someone phishes your iCloud credentials, it could mean stolen money. (Read on 👇) 1/3
– MetaMask Denne💙 (@MetaMask) April 17, 2022
Ledger Protect is coming
Ledger works on the Ledger Protect service, which is a service that allows all Ledger users who have trouble keeping their recovery statements in a safe place to quickly make a secure backup based on their personal identity.
To create and secure a backup copy of your statement, you must go through a KYC process, which means you must register your ID and biometrics (face recognition) for identity verification. After KYC validation, the restore statement is generated on the device, it is encrypted and divided into three fragments. Fragments will be sent to our trusted partners. None of the partners, not even Ledger, will access your restore statement without your permission. You can ask the provider for access to your restore statement when you need it. You will be able to use the protection service for new and existing recovery phrases.
Complete identity verification (KYC) is increasingly used in fintech, especially neobanks.
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