Bitcoin Volatility Is Up, Liquidity Stagnant

Liquidity providers are not rushing in. To measure market makers’ enthusiasm for bitcoin, we turn to network data: the aggregate balances of exchange wallets, as a percentage of bitcoin’s total supply. This measure of exchanges’ bitcoin flows shows some responsiveness to volatility. Year-to-date highs were set in late May and early July, when volatility was on the rise and peaking, respectively. Source link

Microsoft Is Using Blockchain to Help Firms Trust AI

One of Microsoft’s customers, Icertis, a cloud-based platform for contract management, tried out Blockchain Data Manager “in preview,” prior to the release at Ignite, and built use cases involving ethical supply chain contracts and the way certain subsidized pharmaceutical drugs are used. Icertis used Quorum for the Data Manager builds, but the firm has used R3’s Corda as its main blockchain previous to that. Source link

Pompliano Joins Board of Blockchain-Based Lending Firm After $103M Raise

The raise brings Figure’s total funding to more than $225 million and values it at $1.2 billion, according to a company press release. Aside from Morgan Creek, which led the round, and MUFG, participants included DCM, Digital Currency Group, HCM Capital, Ribbit Capital, RPM Ventures and The Partners at DST Global. While the size of the round was disclosed in a securities filing last month, the other details were not revealed until now. Source link

What Twitter Meme Wars Say About Crypto’s Reliance on Figureheads

CMT Digital’s head of trading, Brad Koeppen, agreed. Cryptocurrency markets are almost uniquely vulnerable to gossip and sentiment swings, he said. The correlation between public personas and trading activity isn’t always apparent from public exchange data, especially for tokens with identifiable figureheads like Binance’s BNB (CZ) and Tron’s TRX (founder Justin Sun), Koeppen said.  Source link