On Thursday, Russia’s Central Bank launched a proposal to ban both cryptocurrency investments and mining, joining in a chorus of governments around the world cracking down on digital currencies while highlighting the various threats cryptocurrencies pose to monetary stability and private citizens.
BTCS, a leader in the blockchain and digital currency field, represents the first U.S. publicly traded company fully focused on blockchain infrastructure and technology. BTCS, also known as The Company, secures Proof-of-Stake blockchains by actively processing and validating transactions and is rewarded with native digital tokens. They are also actively developing a Staking-as-a-Service platform which will grant users the ability to stake the various supported cryptocurrencies through a non-custodial platform. BTCS plans to integrate its staking program with its Data Analytics Dashboard, which is now in beta release. Currently supporting six exchanges and over 800 digital assets with its Data Analytics Program, The Company plans to further broaden its suite of performance-tracking tools, add additional centralized and decentralized exchanges, introduce digital wallets, and allow stake pool monitoring. On top of all that, BTCS just announced the first-ever dividend payable in Bitcoin by a Nasdaq-listed company, referred to as a Bividend.
Polygon (MATIC), a layer two network designed for scaling and application infrastructure development on the Ethereum (ETH) network, was one of the most popular digital assets throughout the entire crypto market in December. From a spike in active addresses holding or trading MATIC, to Polygon’s $1 billion investment into zero-knowledge technology, co-launching a $200 million Web 3.0 social media initiative, to being utilized by Opera’s web browser to bring its decentralized apps to a wider audience, the future looks incredibly bright for the MATIC network.