• BitKeep announced its new 2023 roadmap, revealing plans to rebrand as Bitget Wallet and strengthen the overall security system.
• IOTA launched the ShimmerEVM test chain on the Shimmer testnet, extending EVM compatibility with smart contracts.
• Bitso in partnership with Ripple tripled US-Mexico transactions through Crypto 4 Business service.
BitKeep Rebrands to Bitget Wallet
Non-custodial crypto wallet BitKeep announced its new 2023 roadmap, revealing plans to rebrand as Bitget Wallet following a $30 million fundraising from the Bitget derivatives and copy trading platform. The roadmap also included plans to restructure the management team and strengthen the overall security system.
IOTA Launches ShimmerEVM Test Chain
IOTA announced today the launch of the ShimmerEVM test chain on the Shimmer testnet. This launch includes various important updates to consensus module, node software and an extended EVM compatibility which will expand reach of protocol to wider blockchain developers community who build EVM-compatible smart contracts.
Bitso Trippled US-Mexico Transactions in Partnership with Ripple
Crypto-powered financial services company in Latin America, Bitso, in partnership with crypto payments solution provider Ripple, tripled transactions facilitated between Mexico and the US from 2021 to 2022 surpassing $3.3 billion via its Crypto 4 Business service mainly used by remittance and payment processors. This volume illustrates growing business use of cryptocurrency as a cross-border payment solution with companies leveraging speed and low transaction costs of crypto technology.
MoonPay Partners With Airtm
Web3 infrastructure company MoonPay announced its partnership with digital dollar account Airtm „to tackle financial inclusion in Latin America.“ Through this integration Airtm users can add funds from sources such as Google Pay, Apple Pay, European/UK banks debit/credit cards in 150 countries while MoonPay customers tap into Airtm’s network presence providing new connections/possibilities in this market.
urFeed Receives Grant From The Ethereum Foundation
Social media urFeed, an alternative to Twitter Spaces & TikTok enabling users earn rewards & token-based ownership received grant from Ethereum Foundation for further development of their project that uses ETH blockchain for content monetization & incentivization schemes for users creating valuable content on their platform .