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Nigerian Agency Refuses Blockchain Start-Up Application — Says Tech Not Recognized by Government

Nigerian Agency Refuses Blockchain Start-Up Application — Says Tech Not Recognized by Government

Nigeria’s company registration agency, the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), reportedly rejected an application for registration by a start-up on the basis that blockchain is yet to be recognized by the Nigerian government.
Decision Disappoints Blockchain Community
According to a report, the unnamed start-up, which is building an API connection for blockchain gaming rewards, was told the agency will only process the application once the reference to blockchain technology is resolved. The CAC reportedly wrote: “Blockchain is yet to be recognised by the Nigerian government, kindly expunge.” As expected, the decision has angered some members of Nigeria’s blockchain community.
One of those expressing their disappointment with the CAC is Adedeji Owonibi, the founder and COO at Convexity, a blockchain incubating hub. As the report by Cryptoassetbuyer explains, Owonibi’s displeasure with the agency stems from the fact that CAC is one of the 27 institutions in Nigeria that are supposed to implement the country’s blockchain strategy.
Lamenting what some see as a backward decision, Owonibi said:
I can’t believe we have this level of ignorance in govt circle, at least not the agency saddled with company registration in Nigeria. The staff that queried this application for company registration on the pretence that blockchain is not approved by the Nigerian Govt need to be educated immediately for ease of doing business to improve in Nigeria.
Nigerian Government Asked to Intervene
In addition to Owonibi’s remarks, the report also quotes Convexity’s other co-founder, Charles Okaformbah, similarly expressing his disapproval of the CAC’s decision. In his own statement, the co-founder asks the country’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo (one of the few figures inside the Nigerian government to back fintechs), to intervene.
Following the CAC’s decision, the Cryptoassetbuyer report concludes that Nigeria is now unlikely to achieve its goal of generating $10 billion in revenue from blockchain technology.
What does the CAC’s refusal to process this application mean for Nigeria’s blockchain industry?

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Blockchain Game Developer Animoca Brands Raises $65 Million – Ubisoft, Sequoia China Participate in Funding

Blockchain Game Developer Animoca Brands Raises $65 Million – Ubisoft, Sequoia China Participate in Funding

On Wednesday, the global developer utilizing popular brands, gamification, A.I., blockchain, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and mobile technology, Animoca Brands announced the company has closed a capital raise for $65 million. Animoca Brands now has an overall valuation of $2.2 billion after raising funds from firms like Liberty City Ventures, Ubisoft Entertainment, Sequoia China, and Dragonfly Capital.
Animoca Brands Raises $65 Million
In July, Animoca Brands announced the company raised $138.88 million in order to deliver digital property rights via non-fungible token (NFT) technology. The company Animoca Brands was co-founded by Yat Siu in January 2014 and in recent times the company has been focused on blockchain gaming and NFTs. Animoca Brands has backed Sky Mavis the creators of Axie Infinity and the leading NFT marketplace in terms of trade volume Opensea.
Animoca Brands game The Sandbox.
“Animoca Brands is bringing digital property rights to online users, primarily for consumer video game players and the metaverse, through the use of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs); these technologies enable the true digital ownership of users’ virtual assets and data, and offer various play-to-earn capabilities, asset interoperability, and defi/gamefi opportunities,” the Animoca capital raise announcement details on Wednesday.

Animoca Brands Co-Founder: ‘The Future Digital Property Rights Would Revolutionize Industries by Expanding Financial Inclusion’
Investors in the latest funding round include Liberty City Ventures, Ubisoft Entertainment, Sequoia China, Dragonfly Capital, Com2uS, Kingsway Capital, 10T Holdings, Token Bay Capital, Smile Group, and Tess Ventures. The firm further conducted a pre-money valuation with an estimate of $2.2 billion.
Animoca Brands game REVV Racing.
Alongside the aforementioned Animoca Brands investors, MSA Capital, Octava Fund, Adit Ventures, Summer Capital, Sigitech Holdings, Black Anthem Ltd, Mirana Corp, and Tron’s Justin Sun joined in on the latest $65 million financing round. Animoca Brands boasts blockchain game projects like The Sandbox, Formula E: High Voltage, F1 Delta Time, and REVV Racing.
“I believe that the gaming, art, and music industries are entering a digital renaissance period uniquely enabled by blockchain,” Mia Deng, partner at Dragonfly Capital, said in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News. “Yat and his team have demonstrated vision and foresight from the beginning and we are therefore excited to partner with Animoca Brands to build some of the largest on-ramps of the virtual world.”
The co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, Yat Siu, detailed that the company believes in the “future digital property rights” and this innovative trend would “revolutionize industries by expanding financial inclusion.” NFT adoption in games, Yat Siu said has proven that the “future is already here.”
What do you think about Animoca Brands raising $65 million to bolster digital property rights, blockchain games, and NFTs? Lets us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Cosmos announces launch of new blockchain, Sagan

Cosmos announces launch of new blockchain, Sagan

The Cosmos cross-chain network is building a new blockchain aimed at allowing developers to experiment with different protocols.In its quarterly keynote report published on Oct. 19, Cosmos said its Sagan blockchain was currently in development. The project teased the release of the blockchain in a video message with a quote from famous astronomer Carl Sagan and a picture of a canary among the stars. The canary imagery may refer to the blockchain being an experimental “canary network,” the term used by interoperability protocol Polkadot to describe its Kusama test network. In Kusama’s case, the blockchain enables developers to build and use a parachain or test Polkadot’s governance, staking, and other functions in a real environment.Cosmos has been growing steadily following the March launch of its inter-blockchain communication protocol, which allows crypto assets to be transferred easily between compatible blockchains, including those in decentralized finance. According to data from Mapofzones, there have been 1,285,426 transfers across the Cosmos ecosystem in the last 30 days. Related: Cosmos sees 1 million transfers in a month across the ecosystemThe Sagan announcement comes as Cosmos is also working on rollup scaling technology to allow developers to build Cosmos-based blockchains as rollups that can be deployed as clusters within the zones of the inter-blockchain communication protocol. The solution, called Optimint, is intended to be a “drop-in replacement” for the Tendermint framework on which it’s built.

The differences in trading in a bullish and bearish market, explained

The differences in trading in a bullish and bearish market, explained

An automated trading platform can help users identify and execute cryptocurrency trades with less manual effort.  It can be difficult for traders to find the time necessary to spend in front of graphs as they attempt to determine the right time to buy and sell. As a result, many have found that they have lost out on many opportunities since they weren’t on their computers at the right time. Automated trading can help cryptocurrency traders take advantage of as many of these opportunities as possible and addresses many of the problems mentioned above.  TradeSanta is an automated trading platform that helps users automate trades on many of the major exchanges. With automated trading features, users can take advantage of different algorithms to execute trades across multiple accounts and various strategies at one time. The program scans for trading opportunities based on market analytics and calculations and works significantly faster than manual clicking. In the last year, TradeSanta has added TradingView signals for Binance, Huobi, and HitBTСX, all of which are based on the TradingView cryptocurrency screener. The platform has also rolled out the DCA bot for Binance (BNB)Futures in Alpha for the traders with the maximum subscription and added a last cycle option so the bot can finish the current cycle and stop. Disclaimer. Cointelegraph does not endorse any content or product on this page. While we aim at providing you with all important information that we could obtain, readers should do their own research before taking any actions related to the company and carry full responsibility for their decisions, nor can this article be considered as investment advice.

How blockchain technology can pave the way to a new future, explained

How blockchain technology can pave the way to a new future, explained

ArpaChain, a secure computation network compatible with blockchain, uses an MPC protocol that creates ways for multiple entities to collaboratively analyze data and extract data synergies while keeping each party’s data input private and secure. Earlier this year, Arpa joined the commission on Blockchain technologies and the crypto economy of Russia. The development team also engaged in a large-scale test for preserving privacy. ARPA’s team is currently focused on architecture design for Randcast.  The project proposes a blockchain-based secure computation network of multi-party сomputation (MPC). ARPA cryptographically enables private smart contracts, unprecedented data-at-use privacy protection, as well as scalable computational sharding.  Learn more about ArpaChain here Disclaimer. Cointelegraph does not endorse any content or product on this page. While we aim at providing you with all important information that we could obtain, readers should do their own research before taking any actions related to the company and carry full responsibility for their decisions, nor can this article be considered as investment advice.

Cardano Subsidiary Emurgo in Partnership With Pan-African Venture Studio

Cardano Subsidiary Emurgo in Partnership With Pan-African Venture Studio

Emurgo, the investment arm of Cardano, has partnered one of its subsidiaries with Adanian Labs, a pan-African venture studio that is focused on building a platform where African tech start-ups can thrive and access all key resources that allow them to grow sustainably.
Financial and Educational Empowerment via the Blockchain
According to a statement issued by Adanian Labs, the goal of this partnership arrangement is to bring financial and educational empowerment via Cardano’s blockchain platform to the billions who lack these opportunities. “This investment is part of EMURGO Africa, a subsidiary of EMURGO’s new $100 million Cardano ecosystem investment vehicle,” the statement details.

In his comments following the announcement, John Kamara, CEO of Adanian Labs, commends the partnership arrangement which he believes will help sustain economies that have limited resources. He explained:
We aim to build 300 tech-powered, impact-driven start-ups by 2025. We are passionate in our drive to create ‘CAMELS’ strong, resilient companies, entrepreneurs and youth who will sustain African economies, even with limited resources.
Kamara emphasizes that this partnership will also help forge more efficient collaborations that will enable Adanian Labs to build quicker, scale faster and optimize capitalization. This, in turn, would ostensibly result in an outcome that benefits the entire ecosystem.
Ken Kodama, CEO of Emurgo, claims the partnership will help provide the Cardano subsidiary with a great framework to launch in Africa.
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How to make DeFi easier for newcomers, explained

How to make DeFi easier for newcomers, explained

The increased development and investment in DeFi means that there is a constant stream of new products and ways for users to engage with the DeFi community.  This also means more research is required into what protocols are offering and what services are available. One such aggregator, Feeder Finance, offers a user-friendly interface that supports smart contracts, attracts new users and maintains an ever-growing DeFi community. As a leading aggregator with a community of over 10,000 monthly users, the platform offers an efficient front end and focused user experience that provides increased access to a wide range of DeFi protocols. The company plans to add additional products and expand upon its infrastructure, some of which are already available such as swapping and auto-converting tokens to provide liquidity in one click. Learn more about Feeder Finance here Disclaimer. Cointelegraph does not endorse any content or product on this page. While we aim at providing you with all important information that we could obtain, readers should do their own research before taking any actions related to the company and carry full responsibility for their decisions, nor can this article be considered as investment advice.

Mexican medical firm embraces blockchain for covid test certificates

Mexican medical firm embraces blockchain for covid test certificates

Medical services company MDS Mexico has launched a rapid covid-19 testing service that uses blockchain technology to verify results.According to a Oct. 17 report from local media outlet iProUP news, MDS Mexico has launched a digital platform allowing its patients to access results that are updated in real-time. Results are also physically delivered, featuring a QR code that can be scanned to verify the results and access a patient’s vaccination history on MDS Mexico’s blockchain. MDS stated that it adopted blockchain to safeguard the results of clinical tests, protect patients’ personal data, and prevent the falsification of covid test results. MDS’s website says:“To avoid the falsification of negative results, we began to certify the SARS-CoV-2 detection tests with blockchain technology and cryptographic signature, which protects the information in a unique, immutable, and unalterable QR Code that can be verified worldwide.”Testing results uploaded to MDS’s blockchain also includes a cryptographic signature from the doctor who verified the outcome of the test.Related: The next generation of data-driven healthcare is hereMDS is not the first entity in Mexico to embrace blockchain for digitized covid test results, with Mexico’s National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) announcing a state-backed initiative to digitize vaccination passports in partnership with private blockchain technology firm Xertify in April.In August, blockchain industry representatives in Australia similarly pushed for the introduction of a blockchain-based vaccine registry to stem the proliferation of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine passports online.

Coinbase CEO Unveils Crypto Regulation Proposals, Says They Can Ensure US Remains Global Financial Leader

Coinbase CEO Unveils Crypto Regulation Proposals, Says They Can Ensure US Remains Global Financial Leader

Coinbase chief executive officer Brian Armstrong is circulating a crypto regulation proposal that he believes will ensure that the US remains a global financial leader.
The exchange is launching the Digital Asset Policy Proposal (dApp) to anticipate the evolution of a blockchain-driven and decentralized internet and the emergence of cryptocurrencies as a new asset class.
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