Cointelegraph Research launches venture capital database

Despite the generally negative price action across the crypto industry, continued venture capital investments in the space indicate that the industry is healthy and continues to evolve. Cointelegraph Research’s new venture capital database tracks the activity of VC firms and gives users access to the most important bellwether of innovation and early-stage activity. Macroeconomic factors …

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Crypto giants co-launch Chainabuse platform to water down rising scams

Seven major crypto companies — Binance.US, Circle, Solana Foundation, The Aave Companies, Hedera, TRM Labs and Civic — joined hands to launch a community-driven scam reporting tool. Named Chainabuse, the tool aims to enable crypto users to issue warnings and discuss ongoing fraudulent activity such as scams and hacks in real-time.  Launched on Wednesday, the …

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How World of Women is Bringing Diversity and Representation to NFTs

NFTs are taking the world by storm, we’ve said it time and time again. But some projects — especially ones that were early to the scene — have taken the lead, cementing their position as leaders in the space. World of Women (WoW), a first-of-its-kind collection featuring 10,000 artworks of diverse and powerful women, is …

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Polygon partners with Orbs and DeFi.org to launch an accelerator program

In a new development for the decentralized finance space, Ethereum scaling platform Polygon has partnered with layer-3 project Orbs to launch a program that supports DeFi builders through the DeFi accelerator platform DeFi.org.  In an announcement, Polygon and DeFi.org noted that the program will provide funding opportunities, mentorship and market exposure to chosen projects. Building on …

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Exploiting sports fans through NFTs won’t lead to a W

In his monthly crypto tech column, Israeli serial entrepreneur Ariel Shapira covers emerging technologies within the crypto, decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain space, as well as their roles in shaping the economy of the 21st century. Die-hard sports fans first got a taste of how digital assets could become the next sports memorabilia phenomenon back …

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Aave launches open-source platform for social networking DApps on Polygon

Aave (AAVE) has announced a new project called the Lens Protocol that focuses on helping developers build social networking decentralized applications (DApps) on the Polygon blockchain.  Apart from social media DApps, the liquidity market protocol creators aim to use nonfungible token (NFT) technology along with Lens’ open-source blockchain tech to allow developers to create marketplaces, …

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Two credit card firms in Israel to let cardholders buy Bitcoin

Financial companies in Israel are increasingly moving into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), with two competing credit card firms working on BTC investment and cashback features. Two Israel-based credit card companies, Max and Isracard, have inked partnerships with crypto-related platforms in order to allow cardholders to purchase Bitcoin, the local news agency Calcalist reported on May …

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New survey sheds light on people’s concerns about investing in crypto

While some people believe in the long-term potential of cryptocurrency, others are hesitant to put money in because of different concerns. A recent study conducted by Coupon Follow found out that the majority of people who haven’t invested in cryptocurrency cite worries such as volatile value and restricted applications, environmental impact, as well as regulatory …

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