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Bitwise Launches Polygon (MATIC) Fund, Offering Exposure to Leading Ethereum-Scaling Solution

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 4:21pm

The strategy seeks to give investors exposure to MATIC, the native cryptoasset of the fast-growing Polygon platform, through a professionally managed investment vehicle.

Key Points: 
  • The strategy seeks to give investors exposure to MATIC, the native cryptoasset of the fast-growing Polygon platform, through a professionally managed investment vehicle.
  • Many are working on Ethereum competitors to solve this, but Polygon has seen breakthrough traction with a uniquely complementary solution that boosts Ethereums speed and efficiency.
  • With the new Bitwise Polygon Fund launching today, were excited to continue helping investors gain access to the expanding set of opportunities emerging in crypto.
  • The custodian of the Bitwise Polygon Fund is Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC, the worlds largest crypto custodian.6
    The launch of the Polygon fund follows several other launches by Bitwise earlier this year, including the Bitwise Uniswap (UNI) Fund, the Bitwise Aave (AAVE) Fund, the Bitwise 10 ex Bitcoin Crypto Index Fund, the Bitwise Crypto Industry Innovators ETF (BITQ), and the Bitwise DeFi Crypto Index Fund.

Institutions Gather At Blockworks' Digital Asset Summit In London

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:26pm

With unparalleled access to both crypto founders and leaders from financial institutions, DAS has become the go-to digital asset conference conference for investors.

Key Points: 
  • With unparalleled access to both crypto founders and leaders from financial institutions, DAS has become the go-to digital asset conference conference for investors.
  • Join leaders from the buy-side, sell-side, regulation and crypto companies to discuss how digital assets will create investment opportunities and impact the future.
  • Thanks to the Diamond Sponsors for making this event possible: Aave, BCB Group, Copper, Crypto.com, Fidelity Digital Assets, LMAX Digital.
  • Blockworks is the founder of the Digital Asset Summits (DAS), the leading conferences for institutional investors looking at digital assets.

Bermuda Virtual Tech Summit 2021 Kicks Off Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) encourages the public to register now for its Bermuda Virtual Tech Summit 2021 beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13.

Key Points: 
  • The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) encourages the public to register now for its Bermuda Virtual Tech Summit 2021 beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211012005845/en/
    BDA CEO David Hart (Photo: Business Wire)
    This years summit centered around the theme Transforming the Digital Landscape offers an exciting schedule of thought-provoking panels featuring global tech leaders.
  • Engaging, cutting-edge tech topics such as: decentralised finance, non-fungible tokens, digital identity and the transformation of value exchange will be discussed, as well as how Bermuda can be the innovative platform for your tech business.
  • An independent, public-private partnership, we connect you to industry professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda government to assist domicile decisions.

Bitwise Announces Results of September 2021 Month-End Crypto Index Reconstitution

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:05pm

Bitwise Index Services, the indexing subsidiary of Bitwise Asset Management , today announced the results of the monthly reconstitution of the Bitwise Crypto Indexes, which took place on September 30, 2021, at 4pm ET.

Key Points: 
  • Bitwise Index Services, the indexing subsidiary of Bitwise Asset Management , today announced the results of the monthly reconstitution of the Bitwise Crypto Indexes, which took place on September 30, 2021, at 4pm ET.
  • There was one change to the constituents of the Bitwise 10 Large Cap Crypto Index as a result of the September 30, 2021 reconstitution: Cosmos (ATOM) entered the index, replacing Stellar (XLM).
  • There were no changes to the constituents of the Bitwise Decentralized Finance Crypto Index as a result of the September 30, 2021 reconstitution.
  • The Bitwise Crypto Indexes are reconstituted on a monthly basis according to the rules of the Bitwise Crypto Index Methodology as applied by the Bitwise Crypto Index Committee.

SyncDAO Creates New Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Blockchain

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

Cofounder of SyncDAO Paul Holland saw the biggest hurdle with DeFi mass adoption would come from a flaw in its design of cutting out the middlemen.

Key Points: 
  • Cofounder of SyncDAO Paul Holland saw the biggest hurdle with DeFi mass adoption would come from a flaw in its design of cutting out the middlemen.
  • By creating a way for referrers to earn an ongoing income for introducing new users, SyncDAO is creating entrepreneurial opportunities and helping to pave the way for the DeFi movement to become mainstream Holland says.
  • Through the SyncDAO affiliate smart contract layer, anyone can be rewarded for referring new users to the Perpetual Vaults.
  • This is all managed in a permissionless manner through fully audited smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.

ShapeShift Announces Second Airdrop of Up to 6.6M FOX Tokens

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

ShapeShift received many requests to include these members in a follow-up airdrop, or, "Fairdrop."

Key Points: 
  • ShapeShift received many requests to include these members in a follow-up airdrop, or, "Fairdrop."
  • To address the feedback, a proposal was passed by the ShapeShift DAO by an overwhelming majority of votes (99.97%) on September 16.
  • In July, ShapeShift announced the largest airdrop in history as well as the intent to decentralize the company and open source all company source code.
  • Check eligibility here , or visit the HelpDesk article for claiming options and general information about the FOX airdrop.

Gemini to Sponsor a Chainlink Proof of Reserve Feed For On-Chain Audits of EFIL Collateralization

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Chainlink Proof of Reserve (PoR) implementation will allow DeFi platforms to audit EFIL collateralization directly on-chain before approving EFIL to be used in various functions, such as collateral for a loan.

Key Points: 
  • The Chainlink Proof of Reserve (PoR) implementation will allow DeFi platforms to audit EFIL collateralization directly on-chain before approving EFIL to be used in various functions, such as collateral for a loan.
  • Once EFIL is in your Gemini wallet, withdraw it to any Ethereum address you specify to lend, borrow, pay, or stake your EFIL.
  • While Gemini Custody has robust security, compliance, and operational protocols, they are sponsoring a Chainlink Proof of Reserve (PoR) data feed to further enhance those assurances, specifically for DeFi platforms incorporating EFIL.
  • To learn more about Chainlink, visit chain.link and subscribe to the Chainlink newsletter .To understand the full vision of the Chainlink Network, read the Chainlink 2.0 whitepaper .

Bitwise Announces Results of August 2021 Month-End Crypto Index Reconstitution

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 11:05pm

Bitwise Index Services, the indexing subsidiary of Bitwise Asset Management , today announced the results of the monthly reconstitution of the Bitwise Crypto Indexes, which took place on August 31, 2021, at 4pm ET.

Key Points: 
  • Bitwise Index Services, the indexing subsidiary of Bitwise Asset Management , today announced the results of the monthly reconstitution of the Bitwise Crypto Indexes, which took place on August 31, 2021, at 4pm ET.
  • There were no changes to the constituents of the Bitwise 10 Large Cap Crypto Index as a result of the August 31, 2021 reconstitution.
  • There were no changes to the constituents of the Bitwise Decentralized Finance Crypto Index as a result of the August 31, 2021 reconstitution.
  • The Bitwise Crypto Indexes are reconstituted on a monthly basis according to the rules of the Bitwise Crypto Index Methodology as applied by the Bitwise Crypto Index Committee.

TOKEN2049 London Announces Additional Headline Speakers, Including Galaxy CEO Mike Novogratz

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TOKEN2049 , Europe's premier crypto conference, has today announced a number of additional high profile speakers, including Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital and former President of Fortress Investment Group, will take the stage in London on 7-8 October 2021.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TOKEN2049 , Europe's premier crypto conference, has today announced a number of additional high profile speakers, including Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital and former President of Fortress Investment Group, will take the stage in London on 7-8 October 2021.
  • The event will feature a diverse scope of speakers, including some of crypto's early founders and believers, as well as the most renowned voices in the industry.
  • Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, commented, "the adoption of crypto and blockchain technology continues to accelerate globally.
  • For more information on TOKEN2049 London, visit: https://www.europe.token2049.com/
    Raphael Strauch and Christopher Strauch, Co-hosts of TOKEN2049 are available for interview.

TOKEN2049 London Announces Additional Headline Speakers, Including Galaxy CEO Mike Novogratz

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TOKEN2049, Europe's premier crypto conference, has today announced a number of additional high profile speakers, including Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital and former President of Fortress Investment Group, will take the stage in London on 7-8 October 2021. Taking place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, TOKEN2049 is returning for an in-person event featuring some of the largest names in the crypto and blockchain space.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TOKEN2049 , Europe's premier crypto conference, has today announced a number of additional high profile speakers, including Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital and former President of Fortress Investment Group, will take the stage in London on 7-8 October 2021.
  • The event will feature a diverse scope of speakers, including some of crypto's early founders and believers, as well as the most renowned voices in the industry.
  • Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, commented, "the adoption of crypto and blockchain technology continues to accelerate globally.
  • For more information on TOKEN2049 London, visit: https://www.europe.token2049.com/
    Raphael Strauch and Christopher Strauch, Co-hosts of TOKEN2049 are available for interview.