Article: What is the truth behind the decentralized finance hype?

Blockchain, Crypto, Decentralized Internet

What is the truth behind the decentralized finance hype?What is the truth behind the decentralized finance hype?

Despite still being in the early days of DeFi, Lithuanian policymakers are already creating a regulatory framework for this technology, Armonaitė said. “We are at the final stages of the establishment of the anti-money laundering competence center here in Lithuania.”

The Lithuanian government is hoping to facilitate better public and private cooperation and information sharing, as well as coordinate technology adoption and implementation. “Hopefully that kind of framework where governmental and private institutions come together and work together towards a better regulation [that] would enhance change and appreciate the creative destruction we are facing, rather than defending ourselves from it,” Armonaitė said.

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Article: How blockchain technology’s landscape changed in the tumult of 2020

Blockchain, Crypto

Background set with mobile covid passport and businesswoman trip accessoriesHow blockchain technology’s landscape changed in the tumult of 2020

“There was tremendous growth in the crypto industry…” Warren said. “The re-emergence of things like collectibles, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized finance. A lot of these things started to hit the market and I think that we saw their effect in ways that were profound.”

“I saw so many ways that blockchain technology, both our technology at SingularityNET and general-purpose blockchain technology developed by others, could really profoundly help with the Covid pandemic,” Goertzel said. He pointed to the adoption of blockchain-related technologies in healthcare and crisis management as two prominent examples.

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Article: NFTs Mushroom Into Billion-Dollar Market With Help From Alchemy

Crypto

NFTs Mushroom Into Billion-Dollar Market With Help From Alchemy

The $1 billion market for non-fungible tokens has seemingly come out of nowhere to capture the imagination of artists and blockchain enthusiasts all over the world. While the projects range from eight-bit pixelated portraits to elaborate ink and paint creations, what they all have in common is the behind-the-scenes startup Alchemy.

The San Francisco-based firm was founded in 2017 by Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau and only opened to general, rather than private, customers in August. Since then, transactions using Alchemy technology have grown 54-fold to power $25 billion worth of Ethereum projects such as decentralized finance startups and NFT platforms, Viswanathan said in an interview.

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