NFT market shows signs of recovery as trading volumes hit 7-month high in January ExamPaper

It seems that the NFT market is slowly starting to pick up again. Trading volumes increased for two consecutive months, with January scoring the highest volumes since June last year, according to the Dapp Industry Report: January 2023. January’s growth marked a major departure from the trend of recent months — trading volumes fell to … Read more

Binance ends technology offering to estranged Indian partner WazirX • ExamPaper

Binance will stop offering its wallet and other technical services it provided to WazirX, escalating tension with the Indian crypto exchange it once tried to acquire. The world’s largest crypto exchange warned on Friday that Zanmai, the company that runs the WazirX exchange, has not fully withdrawn assets stored in Binance wallets, despite being notified … Read more

BlockJoy raises $12 million to reduce operating costs for companies using blockchain nodes ExamPaper

BlockJoy, a startup that provides white label blockchain nodes as a service, raised a total of $12 million from its seed and Series A rounds, which the company shared exclusively with ExamPaper. The Boston-based startup aims to reduce operating costs by up to 80% for enterprises running staking nodes and APIs as a service, its … Read more

Indian retail giant Reliance accepts CBDC in stores ExamPaper

Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, will begin accepting retail payments in digital rupees in a move that could boost adoption of the country’s recently launched CBDC. The Mukesh Ambani-led company said it is partnering with ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and fintech Innoviti Technologies to launch the in-store support for digital rupee. Customers who … Read more

Addressable raises $7.5 million to match crypto wallets with Twitter accounts. But how? • ExamPaper

Marketo, which was developed, among other things, to improve marketing around social media users, was eventually acquired by Adobe. Now a new startup hopes to do what Marketo did in Web 2.0, but this time in web3. Addressable has a digital fingerprinting startup that claims to be able to match anonymous crypto wallets with social … Read more

Enterprise blockchain adoption may grow as hybrid use cases evolve • ExamPaper

While crypto markets remain volatile, enterprise blockchain adoption continues to grow as companies find new use cases for the technology, according to Daniela Barbosa, general manager of blockchain and identity and executive director of Hyperledger at The Linux Foundation. One of the biggest demands of the past two years has been “hybrid use cases,” Barbosa … Read more

Have you lost your crypto amid Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings? You probably won’t get it back • ExamPaper

If you lost access to your money when the crypto company that manages your assets has filed for bankruptcy, you are probably out of luck. As Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings move forward for several major crypto companies, those who have lost money are certainly hoping to get all or at least some of their money … Read more