Web3 solutions aim to make America’s real estate market more accessible

America’s housing market may soon be facing its next bubble as home prices across the country continue to be fueled by demand, speculation and lavish spending that could result in a collapse. Moreover, many homeowners are opting to stay put due to climbing mortgage rates, creating a housing shortage.  Data from the Federal National Mortgage […]

BlockApps Raises $41M to Bring More Real Assets to Its Blockchain

“[BlockApps is] solving some of the world’s biggest challenges and causing industries to re-think what’s possible with blockchain technology – especially when it comes to navigating the complexities of today’s sustainability challenges and supply chain issues,” said Murtaza Akbar, founding partner at Liberty City Ventures, in the press release. Source link

Mark Yusko explains the real problem with Fed policy — and why Bitcoin matters

Inflation is front-page news again after the Labor Department revealed this week that the United States consumer price index soared to 8.5% year-over-year in March — the highest in over four decades. According to crypto industry veteran and Morgan Creek Capital founder Mark Yusko, price increases aren’t the real problem.  “This isn’t inflation. This is […]

Crypto risks, imaginary and real, and creative ways of addressing them, April 4–11

Last week, there was a lot of regulatory talk about crypto-related risks. While this is very common in itself, some angles and proposed solutions to such risks came across as novel. In the United States, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a letter to commercial and savings banks under its purview, or all federally […]

6 Things Jobless Claims Tell Us About the State of the Real Economy

Persistent unemployment and fears of further layoffs are the real economic counterpoint to the financial market’s unbridled enthusiasm. This week’s U.S. jobless report brought bad news. Whereas economists had expected new claims to fall to 1.29 million from 1.57 million the week before, claims fell just 58,000 to 1.51 million.  Continuing claims fared even worse. […]

Tokensoft Teams With Signature Bank to Launch Real Estate Security Token Platform

Tokensoft, a digital securities platform for enterprises and financial institutions, has partnered with New York-based Signature Bank in a bid to make security tokens click for real estate investors. Most platforms for trading security tokens consist of alternative trading systems that are geared toward general investors, said Tokensoft CEO Mason Borda. However, Tokensoft’s is a […]

Turkish Real Estate Firm Antalya Homes Now Supports Bitcoin Payments

Turkish real estate firm Antalya Homes announced that its customers can now pay for properties listed on its platform with Bitcoin (BTC). According to a June 15 announcement, Antalya Homes claims to have recorded the highest-valued real estate sale ever made while using Bitcoin as a payment in Turkey. Per the company, the coronavirus pandemic […]

Digital Dollar? Get Real, Financial Inclusion Advocates Tell Congress

Currently just a flashy idea, the digital dollar is competing with more prosaic but proven 20th-century methods for the job of getting stimulus funds to every U.S. resident. That’s the takeaway from Thursday’s House Financial Services Committee (FSC) hearing, where witnesses advocated different solutions to the problem. Making the case for an electronic greenback was […]

‘Blockchain Heroes’ Collectibles Are Based on Real Crypto Personalities

A new digital trading card series on the WAX blockchain — Blockchain Heroes — will feature 50 unique superheroes inspired by top influencers, inventors and content creators throughout the blockchain community. The series, developed by co-hosts of The Bad Crypto Podcast, Joel Comm and Travis Wright, is a comedic parody of crypto-world personalities presented as […]

Ethereum Layer-Two Solutions Lack Real World Usability, Says Skale CTO

Cointelegraph spoke with Konstantin Kladko, the CTO of the Skale Network, a blockchain platform based on Ethereum (ETH). Kladko holds a PhD in Physics from the Max Planck Institute and a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford. Over the course of a long career that includes the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sun Microsystems, he […]