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Fireblocks Network Adds DigitalBits, Brings Enterprise-Grade Security to Branded Cryptocurrencies

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DigitalBits, a blockchain protocol and network layer designed for consumer digital assets, is being added to the Fireblocks Network, the most secure digital asset transfer network for institutions, to deliver a safe and scalable infrastructure for the storage and movement of XDB tokens. Integrating the DigitalBits blockchain with the Fireblocks Network enables enterprise-level security support for branded cryptocurrencies.

Branded currencies, inclusive of loyalty and rewards points, and the emerging subcategory of branded stablecoins, account for billions of dollars in value, and have played a vital role in driving consumer behaviour.  As these assets begin the inevitable shift to tokenization, Fireblocks’ novel approach to securing digital assets will prove invaluable to corporate and consumer adoption.

Fireblocks’ Network utilizes a defense-in-depth approach to securing digital assets, combining multi-party computation-based cryptography (MPC) with chip-level isolation technology. This removes the single point of failure from the key-management process and enables hardware-based authentication for counterparty transactions.  Fireblocks innovative approach addresses common attack vectors: cyber attacks, internal fraud and human error, while reducing reliance on archaic, time-consuming practices such as test transfers, whitelisting and hardware wallets.    

“DigitalBits is the first blockchain-focused on servicing branded cryptocurrencies to join the Fireblocks Network” stated Michael Shaulov, CEO & Co-Founder at Fireblocks.  “We are looking forward to assisting brands and other enterprises with leveraging Fireblocks’ platform to keep their branded digital assets secure.”  

With notable brands such as Facebook along with other Libra Association members having already begun exploration of branded stablecoins, there is a distinct need for viable security solutions that can service storage and transfers at scale.  Moving an average of $7.5 billion monthly between exchanges and institutional players since coming out of stealth mode in June 2019, and having recently received a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II Certification from Ernst & Young, Fireblocks is able to provide a streamlined approach ideal for brands and enterprises looking to enter blockchain.   

Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing and issuing digital assets.  Fireblocks enables exchanges, custodians, banks, trading desks, and hedge funds to securely scale digital asset operations through patent-pending SGX & MPC technology.  They have secured the transfer of over $30 billion in digital assets and have a unique insurance policy that covers assets in storage & in transit.  For more information, please visit www.fireblocks.com.

DigitalBits is a blockchain protocol and network layer designed for consumer digital assets, specifically branded currencies. DigitalBits is focused on supporting innovators with driving enterprise adoption of cryptocurrency and its use in enhancing the consumer experience and corporate social responsibility initiatives. For more information, please visit www.digitalbits.io.

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Elon Musk Advises Crypto Users To Secure Their Crypto Keys Properly

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The crypto community has not gotten over the fact that the world’s richest man has now invested in Bitcoin and has been pretty active in the industry.

However, the community is now receiving security tips for storing cryptocurrencies from Tesla’s chief executive officer. While pointing the security of cryptocurrencies, Tesla also criticized Freewallet app, a crypto wallet for its slack in security.

He also added that crypto investors should not bother doing business with wallets that don’t provide them with private keys.

Users should store their private keys

The unique way cryptocurrencies are stored makes them not redeemable when the keys are lost. Whether the holder stores them with third-party custodians or exchanges, the owner can only claim them when they provide keys to the crypto funds.

That makes securing the keys the most important thing when dealing with cryptocurrencies. As a result, selecting the safest hot or cold wallet is a priority if users want to keep their crypto investments safe.

Elon Musk has come out to advise investors to always store their private keys personally. For a company to receive the attention of the world’s richest man is something to take advantage of to grow. However, FreewalletApp’s short conversation with Musk is a sort of negative publicity to them.

After the company engaged with Musk about a Dogecoin-related post, the Tesla founder pointed out faults with the firm.
He advised digital asset investors to stay…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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Partnership Between Bridge Mutual & AllianceBlock Announced

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Decentralized peer-to-peer discretionary digital asset coverage platform Bridge Mutual has announced a partnership with AllianceBlock. AllianceBlock is a decentralized, blockchain-agnostic layer 2 protocol bridging decentralized finance with traditional finance. The partnership will allow AllianceBlock and Bridge Mutual to provide traditional investors with a protected bridge to DeFi through decentralized coverage. 

“Discretionary coverage is a very important part of our ecosystem, so we are excited to partner with Bridge Mutual and leverage each other’s technologies,” says Rachid Ajaja, CEO of AllianceBlock. “We look forward to building an ecosystem where all participants have access to the best products while mitigating the ever-present risk of smart contract failure, hacks, and the resultant loss of collateral value.”

In 2020, as much as $200 million worth of digital assets was lost in attacks on major digital asset services. Bridge Mutual’s platform gives users the option to purchase and provide discretionary coverage, reducing investors’ risk of losing funds because of theft, exchange hacks, stablecoin price crashes, exploited contracts, and other vulnerabilities in digital assets. 

By using Alliance Block’s multi-pair liquidity mining platform, Bridge Mutual will be able to offer BMI token holders instant liquidity through staking and high APY rewards for a variety of pairs. Once integrated into AllianceBlock’s P2P lending platform, Bridge mutual will be able to provide coverage to investors. Additionally, Bridge Mutual is working towards…

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