Web3 and Crypto Checking Account Startup Juno Raises $18M, Airdrops Reward Token JCOIN

Juno, the Singapore-based Web3 crypto firm that offers customers checking accounts tied to crypto assets, has raised $18 million in a Series A financing round led by Parafi Capital. The fresh capital follows the startup’s seed round in 2019 when Juno raised $3 million from investors. Juno Raises $18 Million in a Funding Round Led by Parafi Capital, Crypto Startup Reveals Loyalty Token The Web3 crypto startup Juno is a digital currency company that provides clients with the ability to create a checking account by leveraging crypto assets. On October…

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Bill Aims to Limit Crypto Mining in Kazakhstan Only to Registered Companies

New legislation proposed in the parliament of Kazakhstan will allow only authorized miners to mint digital currency, if adopted. The draft has been designed to comprehensively regulate the industry and reduce what its sponsors label as uncontrolled consumption of electricity in the sector. Lawmakers in Kazakhstan Submit Crypto Mining Law, Seek to Curb ‘Gray’ Mining Members of the Mazhilis, the lower house of Kazakhstan’s parliament, have put forward a new bill introducing rules for the extraction of cryptocurrencies in the country. Under its provisions, only companies registered at the Astana…

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Basel Study Shows World’s Largest Banks Are Exposed to $9 Billion in Crypto Assets

A first-of-its-kind study published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision details that the world’s largest financial institutions are exposed to roughly €9.4 billion (US$9 billion) in crypto assets. The research paper authored by the Basel Committee’s secretariat Renzo Corrias further explains that out of all the banks’ total risk exposure, cryptocurrency exposure is estimated to be around 0.01% of total exposures. Banks Have $9 Billion in Cryptocurrency Exposure Equating to Roughly 0.01% of Total Risk Exposure A recent study published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) explains…

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Russia to Supply Electricity to Kazakhstan’s Cryptocurrency Miners

Russia is preparing to provide Kazakhstan with additional energy needed to operate crypto mining farms in the Central Asian nation. New arrangements will allow Kazakhstan’s miners to buy electricity directly from the Russian power generation and distribution giant Inter RAO. Miners in Kazakhstan to Source Energy From the Russian Federation Crypto mining enterprises operating in Kazakhstan will be able to rely on electricity produced in neighboring Russia to power their energy-hungry hardware. To allow that, the two partnering nations will amend a bilateral agreement governing the coordinated operation of their…

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Solana Network Suffers Another Outage — Cyber Capital Founder Says Downtime Is ‘Another Consequence of Bad Design’

The proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain network Solana suffered another outage on September 30 and the network restart did not take effect until six hours later on October 1. Solana has suffered a myriad of network outages during the last year, and the blockchain’s latest downtime caused the network’s native currency to slide 4% lower against the U.S. dollar in the last 24 hours. Solana’s Blockchain Deals With More Downtime — Misconfigured Node Blamed for the Outage Solana’s network had an outage again after validators failed to process blocks due to a…

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Despite the Crypto Market Downturn, DAO Treasuries Grew by $700 Million Since January

Since January 2022, the entire crypto economy has shed $1.36 trillion in value, as the market capitalization dropped from $2.34 trillion to today’s $979 billion. While the crypto economy is down in value, trade volumes are lower, and the value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has shed billions, treasuries held by decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) have increased by 7.69% in value since January, as roughly $700 million was added to the projects’ caches in eight months. DAO Treasuries Jump 7.6% Higher in USD Value, Since 2016 the Value Held by…

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Biggest Movers: QNT Nears 6-Month High, DOGE Extends Recent Gains

Quant moved close to a six-month high on Saturday, as the token remained in the green for a second consecutive session. The rally comes as prices are now up by over 25% in the last seven days. Dogecoin was also in the green, as prices moved higher for a third consecutive day. Quant (QNT) Quant (QNT) was one of the notable gainers to start the weekend, as prices moved closer to a six-month high. QNT/USD raced to an intraday high of $146.52 on Saturday, less than a day after trading…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Begins the Weekend in Bearish Territory

After a move above $20,000 on Friday, bitcoin was back in the red on Saturday, as prices fell close to a key support point. As a result of this move the token has been largely unchanged in the last week, with price up 0.87% in the last seven days. Ethereum was also lower to start the weekend. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $20,000 to start the weekend, as bearish sentiment returned following a brief rally late on Friday. Following the release of the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment report for…

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Spanish Soccer League Laliga Partners With Globant to Support New Web3 and Metaverse Initiatives

Laliga, the premier soccer league organization in Spain, has announced a partnership with Globant, an Argentine software giant, to bring Web3 and metaverse experiences to its fans. The partnership will combine Globant’s tech resources with Laliga’s tech division in order to build products to expand the reach of the organization in the digital realm. Laliga Enlists Globant’s Aid to Build Its Metaverse Stack Big sports organizations are getting closer to the digital world as a way of reaching new fans and offering new interaction possibilities for their users. Laliga, the…

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Report: Uniswap Seeks to Raise $200 Million in Fresh Capital at $1 Billion Valuation

The largest decentralized exchange (dex) platform by global trade volume, Uniswap, is looking to raise between $100 and $200 million, according to a report citing people familiar with the company. The funding round is currently in a nascent stage as the report claims Uniswap has been “engaging with a number of investors.” Sources Say Uniswap Is Eyeing a Fresh Capital Raise From Investors Like Polychain According to four unnamed sources familiar with the matter, Uniswap is eyeing fresh capital from investors. The news stems from a report published by Tech…

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