Square is pushing back against crypto patent hogs, Binance is doubling down on DeFi and what’s the story with crypto’s latest attempt at a backdoor public listing.
Patent posse Square, the bitcoin-friendly payments company, is building an “alliance” to pool crypto patents and preserve the industry’s open-source spirit. The non-profit Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA) aims to stop companies from locking up useful technologies in patents, a practice Square says hamstrings innovation and stifles crypto adoption. Members must pledge to make their patents freely available to all other members using a shared library.
DeFi attraction Binance is connecting its decentralized Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to its centralized exchange (CeFi) and pumping $100 million into decentralized finance (DeFi) projects built on BSC. This “bridge” between DeFi and CeFi will essentially offer DeFi access to Binance users who don’t want to leave the exchange, CoinDesk’s Muyao Shen reports.
Uniswap volumes Uniswap topped August’s record high trading volume in the first 10 days of September, reaching $6,729,691,041 mid-morning on Thursday, leaving almost three weeks to push further into record territory. Last month’s $6.7 billion in traded volume was the leading decentralized exchange’s fourth consecutive all-time monthly high. Liquidity on Uniswap, however, has dropped by over 60% to $619 million since Tuesday as the popular SushiSwap project successfully migrated from Uniswap to FTX’s decentralized exchange, Serum.
SPACs, special purpose acquisition companies, are used to conduct initial public offerings (IPO) and hold that capital in trust to later be put to work to acquire other companies, giving the acquiree listed status.
Diginex, which hopes to list on Nasdaq, will merge with publicly traded 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp., a British Virgin Islands-based company, after a final shareholder vote later this month. If all goes as planned, Diginex should bypass many of the usual regulatory barriers associated