Polkadot’s upcoming parachains to be tested on the Kusama Network

Ahead of its long-awaited parachains launch, Polkadot published a comprehensive roadmap where it revealed that all upcoming parachains will be tested and optimized both on regular parachain testnets such as Rococo and on the Kusama Network. Polkadot publishes comprehensive parachain launch roadmap Parachains, the building blocks of the ambitious Polkadot network, are set to see…

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS buy the first ETP offering exposure to Polkadot’s DOT

Data from the Bloomberg Terminal has revealed that some of the biggest Wall Street players have bought the world’s first exchange-traded product (ETP) for Polkadot. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS, and ICAP have all bought different amounts of the Polkadot ETP shares, signaling the rising institutional appetite for crypto derivatives. Major Wall Street players experimenting with…

Cardano’s Daedalus wallet receives its most significant update yet

Version 3.3.0 of the Daedalus wallet brings support for the upcoming Cardano protocol update that delivers native token support to the blockchain. What also stands out from the numerous new features introduced is the ability to register to vote for the Project Catalyst Fund3, removing unnecessary steps from Cardano’s on-chain governance. Daedalus wallet gets a…

Theta Network to release limited edition NFT to celebrate Mars Rover landing

Theta Network, the leading decentralized video delivery platform will celebrate the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars on February 18 with the minting of special collectible and rare NASA-themed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its live streaming site Theta.tv, as per a release shared with CryptoSlate. The coverage, starting at 2:15 pm EST will mark…

Cardano (ADA) and Polkadot (DOT) push XRP out of the top five cryptos

Cardano (ADA) and Polkadot (DOT) push XRP out of the top five cryptos | CryptoSlate Earn up to 12% APY on Bitcoin, Ethereum, USD, EUR, GBP, Stablecoins & more. Start Earning Interest News › Altcoins Liam Frost · February 17, 2021 at 5:58 pm UTC · 2 min read Cardano (ADA) and Polkadot (DOT) outpaced…

Almost 72% of all ADA is now staked on Cardano

Almost 72% of all ADA is now staked on Cardano | CryptoSlate Earn up to 12% APY on Bitcoin, Ethereum, USD, EUR, GBP, Stablecoins & more. Start Earning Interest With 71.9 percent of the total circulating supply of ADA now staked, Cardano is still the most decentralized blockchain network on the market. The significant increase…

Ben Goertzel’s SingularityNET begins second phase of migration from Ethereum to Cardano

SingularityNET, an artificial intelligence (AI) solution built on Ethereum, has begun the second phase of its migration to Cardano. The company’s AGI cryptocurrency will be the first major token release on the Cardano Native Assets platform and the largest democratic exercise in the history of decentralized AI. A major decentralized AI network is coming to…

Other DeFi-focused networks are surging as Ethereum congestion narrative spurs up

Ethereum has been facing extreme network congestion once again, which has been made worse by the cryptocurrency’s rapidly increasing price. At one point over the past week, it cost over $100 to trade on Uniswap, which caused even larger players—some that you could call “whales”—to lament about the extremely high transaction fees. This has caused…

Bitcoin-focused DeFi protocol Badger joins hands with Yearn.finance (YFI)

Badger DAO, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol on absorbing bitcoin liquidity on Ethereum, recently announced a partnership with Yearn.finance. Badger DAO launched in December as a project looking to drive the adoption of Bitcoin (namely tokenized Bitcoin iterations such as WBTC and renBTC) on Ethereum. The project has seen immense traction thus far, garnering over…

DeFi thrives on Binance Smart Chain as users flee exorbitant ETH fees

The prices and market capitalization of tokens in the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) ecosystem are booming as the whole sector is up 135% over the past week, according to CryptoSlate’s data. The top 10 Binance Smart Chain tokens. Image: CryptoSlate Binance Coin (BNB) is leading the charge. Just yesterday, the coin broke a new all-time…