Cointelegraph launches Markets Pro crypto intelligence platform, powered by The TIE

Cointelegraph Markets Pro, a data platform designed to level the playing field for cryptocurrency market participants, is now available to the public following a successful live testing period. The platform, which has been in development for a year, is the result of exhaustive analysis of the crypto markets and the key drivers of asset price movements. It was developed jointly by Cointelegraph and The TIE, a leading provider of crypto data, analytics and software that counts major hedge funds, market makers and OTC desks among its clients. Testing the VORTECS…

Gemini launches crypto education platform featuring ‘Expert Network’

Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini’s president, unveiled Cryptopedia on Thursday. He described the new platform as a “free resource that provides open-access, high-quality crypto education to the world.” The platform currently includes categories devoted to cryptocurrencies, security, trading and investing, and DeFi. Cryptopedia was also designed for subject matter experts to share their knowledge about digital assets. The platform’s “Expert Network” includes founders and thought leaders from some of the industry’s biggest projects, including Brave CEO Brendan Eich, Aave CEO Stani Kulechov, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman and others. Although crypto markets have…

Async programmable art platform secures over $2M in seed funding

Async Art, a Silicon Valley nonfungible token platform, has secured over $2 million in seed funding from at least 10 investors, highlighting the growing value proposition of programmable art.  The company announced the new raise on Wednesday, highlighting Async’s rapid growth since its February 2020 launch. In its first year of operations, Async generated over $1 million in art sales and launched a smart TV app to display digital art. Although the company didn’t specify how it would use the funds, it indicated that onboarding new users and creating new…

Diginex Connects Crypto Exchanges and Electronic Trading Firms With New Platform

Crypto services firm Diginex has partnered with electronic trading firm Itiviti to let institutions trade crypto and equities under one roof. The new platform is called Diginex Access. The firm claims it is the first crypto firm to plug into an electronic trading platform’s order management, execution management and portfolio management systems, said Diginex CEO Richard Byworth. Other firms offer just crypto portfolio management software for traditional institutions getting into crypto, Byworth said.  Itiviti users, mostly investment banks and hedge funds, can now trade crypto and crypto derivatives alongside their…

Mobile money platform Pngme raises $3M to expand across Africa

Africa-focused but U.S. based unified financial data platform Pngme this week announced its successful seed funding round raised $3 million. The investment was led by Radical Ventures, Raptor Group, Lateral Capital, and EchoVC. It was actually closed in the third quarter of 2020 and came after the fintech startup raised $500,000 in a pre-seed round in 2018. The platform collects user-permissioned data through a partner’s existing mobile app using a one-click data-sharing feature which then delivers real-time financial data and alerts. Pngme hopes to tap into the burgeoning mobile money…

DeFi platform Premia goes live

The Anon Powered development team has announced today the launch of Premia, the latest decentralized finance (DeFi) options platform live on Ethereum.  In an interview with Cointelegraph, the group of semi-anonymous developers behind Anon Powered — who collectively requested that they be referred to as “members of the Premia Republic,” the name for Premia’s forthcoming DAO — said that out of the gate users will be able to write, sell and exercise “American-style covered calls and puts,” which can be exercised prior to the option expiration date. Premia’s launch adds…

Gamified Trading Platform Hxro Will Launch on Solana

Key Takeaways HXRO, a gamified crypto derivatives exchange, has announced plans to operate on the Solana blockchain. It cited Solana’s high performance as the reason for its decision. The exchange and token will continue to exist on Ethereum as well. The DeFi news category was brought to you by Ampleforth, our preferred DeFi partner Share this article Hxro, a crypto options trading platform, has announced that it will extend its derivatives trading service to the Solana blockchain. Hxro Credits Solana’s Performance Hxro currently offers time-based options markets in a gamified…

INX’s acquisition of security token platform OpenFinance almost complete

Crypto IPO issuer INX has announced that its acquisition of security token offering platform OpenFinance is almost complete. According to an email sent to OpenFinance users, the parties are now just awaiting regulatory approval to complete the change in ownership. INX — which is licensed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — expects its digital asset and securities trading platforms will be launched “in the next few months.” The acquisition will see INX take on OpenFinance’s broker-dealer and alternative trading system, or ATS, business, including all licenses, digital asset…

Social trading platform eToro ended 2020 with $600M in revenue

Exchange platform eToro is coming off a stellar year of growth, as novice traders seek new pathways into the financial markets, including cryptocurrency.  The online brokerage firm ended 2020 with gross revenue of $600 million, with total trading volume surging 40% to $1.5 trillion. Describing his firm as a technology company and multi-regulated broker, CEO Yoni Assia said: “The last few years have seen a rapid growth in eToro’s headcount reflecting both our global expansion and the growth of our product offering and client base.” eToro has operated a successful social…

NFT boom and platform upgrades back Decentraland’s (MANA) 100% rally

In the past year non-fungible tokens (NFT) have been gaining ground as the digital art market exploded and developers experimented with a variety of use cases. Data from NonFungible shows that over the past 30 days there were 58,400 NFT sales and $12.7 million worth of volume. In the same time period, MANA, the token behind the blockchain-based virtual world Decentraland, totaled $636,000 in NFT trades. The virtual reality platform is built on Ethereum blockchain and provides a digital landscape where players can explore, interact with other players and purchase…