Terra’s LUNA hits all-time high above $100, with a record DeFi value of $21 billion

    LUNA, the native token of DeFi network Terra, surged to over $100 on Friday to lead a “Santa rally” in crypto markets. Total value locked in Terra has upped 55% over the past week, with a spike in on-chain activity. Some experts suggest DeFi applications like Anchor allure investors to Terra. Traders took advance of…

    Future of Money: Aligning social and financial capital

    Would money be better if it was aligned with our reputations? – asks Imran Ahmed, the founder of Koru Finance. This article is part of Future of Money Week, a series exploring the varied (and sometimes weird) ways value will move in the future. Money is on most of our minds. But what would it…

    The Future of Crypto: The industry is rapidly evolving

    The industry that once focused solely on Bitcoin is rapidly evolving. Developers are striving to find decentralized blockchain products that are both scalable and secure, writes Merav Ozair, Ph.D., a leading Blockchain Expert and a FinTech professor at New Jersey’s Rutgers Business School. When Bitcoin was introduced by the Satoshi white paper in 2008, it…

    Terra’s LUNA surges 80% in a week, overtaking Shiba Inu and Dogecoin

    Terraform Labs’ LUNA is becoming rapidly one of the crypto market’s best performers, having gained around 80% in value in the last week, upping bigger than either Shiba Inu or Avalanche. An upcoming network upgrade has driven its surge. In addition, JPMorgan’s expert said that terra’s stablecoin mechanism is suitable for cross-border payments. The gains…

    World Economic Forum releases resource suite for CBDCs and stablecoins

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) published a resource suite about digital assets, including central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins. More than 85 members of the WEF Digital Currency Governance Consortium contributed eight white papers to inform lawmakers and individuals in the private sector. The World Economic Forum announced on Friday its Digital Currency Governance…

    ‘Future of Money’ economist says the end of cash is coming — here’s what could replace it

    Depending on who you ask, cash will not remain king. The Covid-19 pandemic not only accelerated the shift toward digital and contactless payments but also led to a more mainstream acceptance of physical cash alternatives like cryptocurrency that will likely stay, economist Eswar Prasad tells CNBC Make It. “For many consumers and businesses that made…