Coinbase Gets a Stake in Stablecoin Operator Circle and USDC Adds 6 New Blockchains

Coinbase is acquiring a minority stake in Circle Internet Financial. Their Centre Consortium, which governed the USDC stablecoin, is being dissolved and Circle is bringing the stablecoin fully in-house. Six new blockchains will integrate with USDC, taking the total to 15. Though not identified, Polkadot, Near, Optimism and Cosmos are chains Circle has said it […]

Chainlink launches staking to increase the security of oracle services

Blockchain oracle network Chainlink has launched its staking feature to help increase the economic security of the platform’s oracle services. In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, Chainlink mentioned that the new staking feature is an integral part of its “Chainlink Economics 2.0” efforts that focus on security and sustainable growth. Before the staking feature, Chainlink […]