First Ukrainian Bitcoin Exchange Launches Hryvnia-Pegged Stablecoin UAX

In an apparent first, Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has released a stablecoin pegged to local fiat currency, the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH). Dubbed UAX token, the new stablecoin is pegged to the hryvnia on a 1:1 ratio and is based on the Ethereum blockchain, according to an official announcement by Kuna exchange on Feb. 20. According to Kuna, UAX is now being tested by select Kuna users in an open beta that will last until March 20, 2020. The aim of the first phase of UAX implementation is to integrate with…

Tim Draper-Backed Startup Launches Blockchain Browser to Avoid Censorship

Unstoppable Domains, a tech firm backed by prominent blockchain supporter Tim Draper, is rolling out a blockchain-based browser set to provide users with access to the decentralized web. Per a Feb. 18 announcement, Unstoppable Blockchain Browser is designed to simplify access to the decentralized web, also known as web 3.0. This kind of the Internet enables peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions with no involvement of a middleman, reportedly designed to avoid censorship. Unstoppable Domain’s another step forward Unstoppable Domains CEO, Matthew Gould, said: “We believe that a decentralized web is critical for…

UK Crypto Exchange Coinfloor Launches ‘No BS’ Service for Bitcoin Beginners

U.K-based crypto exchange Coinfloor, which made news last year by delisting ethereum to focus solely on bitcoin, is launching a simplified buying service. Going live next month, Coinfloor, the longest-running crypto exchange in the U.K., is providing an “Auto Buy” service aimed at bitcoin newbies and hodlers alike, as opposed to sophisticated trading types. It’s all part of Coinfloor’s “no BS” approach to crypto, said CEO Obi Nwosu, who wants to educate new users, as well as offer full transparency in the form of monthly proof-of-custody audits of all the…

Enjin Launches Game Development Platform on Ethereum

Enjin has announced the launch of its game development platform on ethereum, enabling potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps with no knowledge of writing blockchain code. The company announced the news Tuesday, saying the Enjin Platform allows game engineers to take advantage of decentralized inventory, to integrate blockchain-based gaming and non-gaming assets, and to manage economic game play mechanics. “Our platform is designed to integrate seamlessly into new and existing games alike, providing a competitive edge to studios of all sizes and across all…

Derivatives Exchange Deribit Launches Daily Ether Options

Panama-based cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Deribit has listed daily options on ether (ETH). The platform announced the news on Twitter on Monday. The new product will have strike price intervals of $5 and can be traded in the 24 hours preceding the expiry at 08:00 UTC every day. They will have a lifetime of two trading days at the time of introduction. From Feb. 19, the exchange will also be reducing the tick size for all ether options from the current 0.001 ETH to 0.0005 ETH, Deribit CMO Andras Caron said.…

BiKi.com Launches BiKi Community Global Manager Recruitment Program

17th February 2020, Singapore – Global digital assets trading firm BiKi.com has launched a new Global Manager Recruitment Program, geared towards recruiting community partners from around the world.  Well aware that the sustainability of an exchange depends on its ability to retain its current users and effectively recruit new ones, BiKi is targeting global blockchain and crypto enthusiasts to join its stable of community supporters. Individuals with large local networks and resources and have team management experience, are encouraged to participate in this global community-building endeavour.  Role of Global Managers…

ChainUP Launches EXUP, An Independent Brand of Blockchain Financial Derivatives

ChainUP has launched EXUP a new financial derivatives technology platform for digital assets to empower the blockchain financial ecosystem. 14th February, 2020, Singapore – On February 11, ChainUP, a leading global blockchain technology service provider, officially launched EXUP, an independent brand of blockchain financial derivatives, creating a new financial derivatives technology platform for digital assets. EXUP is committed to providing customers with secure, stable and efficient blockchain financial derivatives services. Its highly stable and reliable matching engine has been created to [em]power the financial ecosystem on blockchain, through a distributed…

ConsenSys Project Launches ‘Proof-of-Use’ Network to Discourage Speculation

A ConsenSys token platform launching its first token project Tuesday hopes to support ethereum projects while discouraging speculative investing and trading in their tokens. Activate – a decentralized token network that actively polices speculative token making – announced it was going live with SKALE, an ethereum scaling project, as its first partner. The project is also partnering with the NODE Foundation, a nonprofit focused on promoting the SKALE network. Activate is part of ConsenSys Codefi, an ethereum-based operating system for decentralized finance products.  Activate sets standards for the purchase, distribution…

BitPay Launches In-Store Crypto Payments With New POS Partnership

Blockchain payments provider BitPay is now taking its service into bricks-and-mortar stores. Through a new partnership announced Tuesday, the firm will be offering cryptocurrency payments at merchants’ point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The effort comes via BitPay’s new tie-up with open commerce platform Poynt, which the announcement says already has a network of POS devices online at over 100,000 retailers globally. “It’s a massive growth opportunity for BitPay,” said BitPay CEO and co-founder Stephen Pair, “and an important milestone in our now nine-year mission to make payments faster, more secure and less…