Tether ‘Didn’t Do a Great Job on Transparency,’ Claims Investor Mike Novogratz

Stablecoin Tether (USDT) should create more “transparency” about its operations, cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur Michael Novogratz told Bloomberg Oct. 18. Speaking in an interview, Novogratz, whose Galaxy Digital investment company is active in the cryptocurrency space, said he favored alternative stablecoins pegged to the U.S. dollar with known U.S. banking connections. “I think Tether didn’t …

Blockchain and Crypto Industries See Growing Demand for Talent

A recent study by recruiting site Glassdoor published Oct. 18 found that crypto and blockchain-related job opportunities significantly increased in the U.S. this year, despite the slump in cryptocurrency prices. In the course of its analysis, Glassdoor examined a large number of online U.S. job postings on their site containing keywords related to blockchain, Bitcoin …

Goldman Sachs and Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz Invest $15 Million in Crypto Custody Firm

U.S. banking giant Goldman Sachs and its former partner Mike Novogratz, now CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, have recently invested in U.S. crypto custody service BitGo, Bloomberg reports Wednesday, Oct. 18. In total, BitGo’s series B fund rounding has brought in $58.5 million. According to Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs and Novogratz together contributed about …

Japanese Electric Power Company Partners With Bank, University on Blockchain Research

A four-way partnership between major Japanese companies will conduct research into the possible use of blockchain in distributed electricity supply, a press release announced Monday, Oct. 15. Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kepco) will work with Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, IT service management company Nihon Unisys, and the University of Tokyo on the project, which looks at …

Chinese Mining Hardware Manufacturers to Fall Under US Tariff Increases

Major mining hardware producers, such as Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang, could be affected by recently imposed U.S. sanctions on Chinese goods, Hong Kong’s English-language newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports Tuesday, Oct. 16. Analysts cited by SCMP believe these tariffs could possibly affect China’s major mining hardware producers, as the technology was reclassified by …

Binance Increases Anti-Fraud Measures With Chainalysis Partnership

Crypto compliance provider and research firm Chainalysis announced it had partnered with exchange Binance in a press release Wednesday, Oct. 17, in order to improve its detection of suspicious transactions. Binance, currently the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, continues to expand into various international markets, being required to comply with each jurisdiction’s anti-money laundering …

Ethereum Foundation Releases Fourth Wave of Grants

The Ethereum Foundation has announced the fourth wave of grants awarded to 20 different persons and entities working on the Ethereum blockchain, it revealed in a press release Oct. 15. According to the release, the total amount of awards is over $3 million. The biggest grants worth $500,000 were given to Prysmatic Labs and Status. …

Toyota Uses Blockchain Tech to Reduce Fraud in Digital Advertising Campaigns

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has partnered with blockchain advertising analytics firm Lucidity to cut down on fraud when buying digital ads, according to a press release published Oct. 16. Formerly known as KR8OS, Lucidity was founded in 2017 in Los Angeles and offers an Ethereum blockchain solution to track supply chain payments, so advertisers can …

AI-Driven Platform ‘Outperformed Stock Markets’ – And Now, It Is Focusing On Crypto

What if the volatility of cryptocurrencies could be eliminated, making crypto more of a feasible, mainstream investment? An established fintech company is working to achieve just that. Rise, which was founded in 2012, is planning to adapt its artificial intelligence (AI) trading technology to the cryptocurrency markets – enabling users to manage their investments and …