Sortium makes world’s first living NFTs using CRISPR DNA technology

Sortium makes world’s first living NFTs using CRISPR DNA technology
Sortium Blockchain Studio, a leading provider of Web3 technology, has reportedly developed the world’s first living 3D non-fungible tokens (NFTs) integrating on-chain DNA with the help of a its own creature design that uses CRISPR DNA algorithms that enable emergent characteristics for 3D creatures named ‘Kymera’. Each and every Kymera NFT is expected to offer the user peer-to-peer centered social engagement opportunities wit

Zodia unites with Fireblocks Network to increase liquidity for clients

Zodia unites with Fireblocks Network to increase liquidity for clients
Zodia Custody, Standard Chartered’s crypto-asset custodian firm, has recently integrated with the Fireblocks Network, a platform that transfers and settles digital assets. With this integration, Zodia will now be able to connect to more than 1,000 liquidity providers, lending firms, 35 exchanges, and several other counterparties. The purpose behind Zodia’s integration with Fireblocks is to access liquidity for the former&

China’s blockchain firm BSN set to launch its first international project

China’s blockchain firm BSN set to launch its first international project
The Chinese state-backed blockchain-based service network (BSN) is looking forward to its first prominent international expansion, as Beijing continues to take technology as a matter of top priority. BSN Network has solidified itself as a single window for placing blockchain applications in the cloud, a procedure that can be otherwise expensive and time taking. The aim is to bring different blockchains together to assist businesses set up the

S Korea: Some 100,000 investors held over 100m in crypto by end-2021

S Korea: Some 100,000 investors held over 100m in crypto by end-2021
Nearly 100,000 retail investors in South Korea were holding over ₩100 million ($78,902) each in deposits in local cryptocurrency exchanges as of December-end last year, according to data from Financial Services Commission. The government data showed that by the end of 2021, there were a total of 5.58 million investors registered on crypto exchanges in South Korea. The platforms also included the locally-founded stablecoin, terraUSD, a

N3twork Studios nabs $46M in Griffin Gaming Partners-led funding round

N3twork Studios nabs $46M in Griffin Gaming Partners-led funding round
N3twork Studios, a blockchain gaming startup, has recently raised $46 million in a funding round for making high-quality blockchain games. According to reports, Griffin Gaming Partners headed the round with participation from Kleiner Perkins, LLL Capital, KIP, Galaxy Interactive, Floodgate, and N3twork Inc. Under this financing, Peter Levin from Griffin Gaming Partners' will join the studio's board of directors. The funding will aid th

Most crypto tokens lacking decentralized blockchain networks: Experts

Most crypto tokens lacking decentralized blockchain networks: Experts
Industry leaders and crypto experts have recently pointed out that apart from Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), none of the crypto tokens are running on a decentralized blockchain. Reportedly, Terra halted its blockchain network recently when its crypto token UST stable and Luna coin started crashing. Similar outages were seen in another altcoin network Solana in the last year. Incidences like this have raised the question of whether crypto

Crypto market collapse widens as tether drops below dollar peg

Crypto market collapse widens as tether drops below dollar peg
In the latest blow to the struggling cryptocurrency market, the world’s largest stablecoin, tether reportedly broke its peg to the US dollar. Tether supposedly forms a foundational part of the global ecosystem of digital assets. For the uninitiated, stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that have a ‘stable’ value relative to an established currency. USD coin and tether, two of the largest stablecoins, maintain a stable price by ho

Blockchain firm Chainalysis picks $170Mn in GIC-led funding round

Blockchain firm Chainalysis picks $170Mn in GIC-led funding round
Chainalysis, a blockchain data firm, has recently secured $170 million in a Series F funding round which was headed by GIC, an investment entity that manages Singapore’s foreign reserves. According to reports, the latest funding has managed to double Chainalysis’s valuation to $8.6 billion since June 2021. Established in 2014, Chainalysis offers blockchain data and analysis to banks, governments, large-scale enterprises, and small

NUS Computing collabs with TZ APAC to nurture next-gen tech innovators

NUS Computing collabs with TZ APAC to nurture next-gen tech innovators
TZ APAC, Asia's leading blockchain adoption platform supporting the Tezos ecosystem, has recently partnered with NUS Computing (National University of Singapore School of Computing) to launch the Centre for Nurturing Computing Excellence. The new center led by Tan Sun Teck, Associate Prof. at NUS Computing, will encourage students to learn from industry experts in fields such as cloud computing, data science, and blockchain technology.