Stripchain secures $10M in funding to enhance blockchain usability

Stripchain secures $10M in funding to enhance Blockchain usability

For the crypto industry, enhancing user experience is critical, particularly the ease of executing on-chain transactions without concern for the underlying blockchain. Several crypto startups, known for their innovation, are tackling this challenge to make crypto more accessible.

The concept of "chain abstraction," where users can interact with decentralised applications without explicit awareness of the underlying blockchain infrastructure, is viewed as a promising avenue toward...

EU commission encouraged to lead blockchain and AI integration

EU commission encouraged to lead blockchain and AI integration

The EU has been urged to take the lead in finding harmony between blockchain and AI.

This advice was given to national regulators by the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EUBOF), an EU-commissioned body that monitors and examines blockchain developments across Europe. In its final report published on May 24, the EUBOF team highlighted the potential for blockchain to integrate with other technologies to drive innovation.

The report's release follows the EU's...

Cobo and Coincover join forces with XLink to drive Bitcoin’s evolution into DeFi

Cobo, a provider of digital asset custody solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with XLink, a pioneering intent-based omnichain Bitcoin liquidity network and a subsidiary of ALEX, the leading DeFi platform on Bitcoin.

Alongside Coincover, a UK-based digital asset protection company, this dynamic alliance is poised to transform Bitcoin’s integration into DeFi by leveraging Cobo’s cutting-edge multi-party computation (MPC) custody technology with XLink’s innovative...

Quant makes blockchain free to all businesses with new pricing plans

Quant, a specialist in blockchain for finance, has launched new pricing plans and functionality aimed at enterprise IT users and developers tasked by their business lines with implementing blockchain technology as part of their organisation’s wider digital asset strategy.

The Overledger blockchain platform updates are designed to empower enterprise project teams, architects and developers from any sector or size to test, build and deploy on the same interoperable distributed...

Blockchain Expo Europe: PepsiCo on how Web3 modernises enterprises

In a session at Blockchain Expo Europe, Max Ndaboka, Global Enterprise Data Management Transformation Manager at PepsiCo, delved into the world of Web3 and how it's modernising enterprises.

Speaking to a packed audience, Ndaboka shed light on the shift from Web2 to Web3 and highlighted the transformative potential it holds for businesses.

“Web2 is what we are all familiar with: the applications that we had in the past, running over the internet. Web3 is just referring...

Blockchain Expo Europe: Unearthing the catalysts for institutional crypto adoption

In a fireside chat at Blockchain Expo Europe, James Morek, Co-Head of Institutional Sales EMEA & APAC at Coinbase, and Nick Philpott, CEO of Zodia Markets, shared their insights on what is needed for institutional crypto adoption.

The conversation delved into critical topics such as regulatory collaboration, the role of decentralised technology, and the impact of blockchain and stablecoins on financial transactions.

Regulatory collaboration and frameworks

The...

Renee Francis, Take3: The transformative potential of Web3

The Block caught up with Renee Francis, Founder and Director of Take3, to discuss the transformative potential of Web3.

With a background in marketing and extensive experience with platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google, Francis offers a unique perspective on the issues that Web3 aims to address.

In this interview, she shares insights into the benefits of Web3, the challenges it faces, and her excitement for various projects in the space.

Data...

SushiSwap is a community-driven decentralised exchange

SushiSwap, a community-driven decentralised exchange, is expanding to Aptos, the Layer 1 blockchain bringing users scalability, reliability, security and usability.

This integration is a milestone as it marks Sushi's first expansion onto a non-EVM chain. With the integration of Sushi v2 AMM and SushiXswap, Sushi’s cross chain swap, Sushi further strengthens its leading position in the cross-chain/multi-chain landscape.

Aptos is a Layer 1 blockchain created for safe...

Web 3.0, the metaverse and NFTs are capturing UK consumer interest

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Toluna, a global insights technology and panel provider, today revealed key UK insights from its worldwide consumer study, 'A new age of the internet: Web3, the metaverse, and NFTs'. 

With blockchain technology ushering in a new digital era in the form of Web 3.0, the research study explores consumer perceptions of emerging Web 3.0 concepts – such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse. Toluna’s research aims to decipher how consumers view and interact with these...

Casper Network first Layer-1 blockchain to enable native smart contract debugging

The Casper Association, the Swiss-based organisation that oversees the Casper blockchain and supports its continued decentralisation, has announced the successful 1.5 protocol upgrade.

This upgrade introduced a host of new and improved features, making Casper the only Layer-1 blockchain to enable the debugging of live,  composable smart contracts on mainnet.

“The 1.5 upgrade is a major landmark in our path to creating a blockchain environment that fosters...