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Circle “Blacklists” $100,000 in USDC after Lawmaker’s Request

Circle “Blacklists” $100,000 in USDC after Lawmaker’s Request Documents from earlier this week showed crypto-finance firm Circle froze a certain USDC address tied to illicit activity, Coindesk reported Thursday. Blocking $100k Circle confirmed the news earlier this week. The so-called Central Consortium blacklisted address – which transferred over $100,000 worth of USDC, at the behest

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Matic Network (MATIC) Collaborates with Gitcoin to Foster Mainnet Adoption

Matic Network (MATIC) Collaborates with Gitcoin to Foster Mainnet Adoption Matic (MATIC), a Layer 2 scaling solution on July 8 announced it would launch “Large Scale Developer Initiatives” in collaboration with Gitcoin to foster mainnet adoption. Focus on Mainnet Adoption In a blog post published yesterday, Matic Network launched “Large Scale Developer Initiatives,” starting with

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Chinese Government-Run Firm Taps Alibaba’s Blockchain for Shipping and Logistics 

Chinese Government-Run Firm Taps Alibaba’s Blockchain for Shipping and Logistics  China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), a Chinese government-run shipping and logistics company, has inked a strategic partnership deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba and Ant Group. The new alliance seeks to enable COSCO to digitize its shipping and logistics processes with Alibaba’s blockchain solution, reports The

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IOTA 2.0: Pollen Testnet Records Peak Performance of 1500 TPS, 20x Improvement in Message Confirmation Time

IOTA 2.0: Pollen Testnet Records Peak Performance of 1500 TPS, 20x Improvement in Message Confirmation Time Early progress updates from Pollen — the first IOTA 2.0 testnet infrastructure — are in, with over 20,000 value transactions already exchanged between nodes on the network. First Pollen Testnet Results Show Improved Performance Tweeting on Tuesday (July 7,