Bitfinex launches the first L2 bridge from CeFi to DeFi

Crypto exchange Bitfinex has today announced a market-debut service to bridge its centralized platform with the layer-2 decentralized trading platform and subsidiary DeversiFi. The bridge will provide users access to the permissionless and privacy-centric experiences of DeFi, in combination with the highly-liquid, accessible features of CeFi. A release from the company noted that transactions will… Continue reading Bitfinex launches the first L2 bridge from CeFi to DeFi

FDA panel is first key test for Biden’s COVID-19 booster plan

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first major hurdle Friday as a government advisory panel met to decide whether to endorse extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Scientists inside and outside the government have been divided in recent days over the need for boosters… Continue reading FDA panel is first key test for Biden’s COVID-19 booster plan

First NFTs to Be Minted on Bitcoin’s Sidechain are for Sale on Watafan’s Marketplace

RSK, the world’s first Bitcoin sidechain compatible with Ethereum smart contracts, is set to revolutionize the world of crypto collectibles starting with its Satoshi Nakamoto Genesis 21 exclusive NFTs. RSK Genesis 21 It’s no news that crypto-collectibles, popularly known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have grown to become the hottest properties in the blockchain technology ecosystem.… Continue reading First NFTs to Be Minted on Bitcoin’s Sidechain are for Sale on Watafan’s Marketplace

MetaBot: The first functionalized NFT on BSV

The ShowPay team launched MetaBot, which asserts to be “the first original Collectable NFT on MetaNet” and the “first functionalized NFT based on the Sensible contract.” MetaBot are on-chain robot avatars that can be equipped as a user’s profile picture in the suite of applications via the Show App. By adding this feature, MetaBots are… Continue reading MetaBot: The first functionalized NFT on BSV

Catalan separatists hold first major gathering since pandemic began

Catalan separatists hold first major mass gathering since pandemic began as tens of thousands wave pro-independence flags in Barcelona and pelt a police station with toilet paper Tens of thousands of Catalan separatists march in Barcelona for independence on Catalan National Day There are upcoming talks planned with the Spanish government but no actual date has… Continue reading Catalan separatists hold first major gathering since pandemic began

Catalan separatists hold first major gathering since pandemic began

Catalan separatists hold first major mass gathering since pandemic began as tens of thousands wave pro-independence flags in Barcelona and pelt a police station with toilet paper Tens of thousands of Catalan separatists march in Barcelona for independence on Catalan National Day There are upcoming talks planned with the Spanish government but no actual date has… Continue reading Catalan separatists hold first major gathering since pandemic began

Emma Raducanu becomes first qualifier to win US Open with defeat of Leylah Fernandez

In a US Open final that was already historic, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu made even more history on Saturday when she defeated Leylah Fernandez to become the first qualifier in US Open history (including both men's and women's singles) to win the title. Raducanu won 6-4, 6-3 in the very first final between unseeded women and… Continue reading Emma Raducanu becomes first qualifier to win US Open with defeat of Leylah Fernandez

John Byrnes: As a 9/11 first responder and Afghan vet, here are my hopes for the future 20 years after attack

Peconic, NY 9/11 memorial preparing for 20th anniversary tribute ceremony Tracey Orlando, whose family commissioned the 9/11 statue, joins ‘Fox & Friends.’ Twenty years have passed, but the memories of that morning are still so clear. I stepped outside for half a minute at about 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a beautiful… Continue reading John Byrnes: As a 9/11 first responder and Afghan vet, here are my hopes for the future 20 years after attack

El Salvador purchases first 200 BTC, President Bukele confirms

El Salvador president Nayib Bukele confirmed Monday that his government has purchased its first 200 Bitcoin (BTC) ahead of the Sept. 7 rollout of a new law set to make the cryptocurrency legal tender.  “Our brokers will be buying a lot more as the deadline approaches,” Bukele said, referring to the Sept. 7 timetable for… Continue reading El Salvador purchases first 200 BTC, President Bukele confirms

ATF agents first in Justice Department to wear body cameras

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 1 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has identified the first set of federal agents to wear body cameras under a new policy that reversed a yearslong ban, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. The agents,… Continue reading ATF agents first in Justice Department to wear body cameras

Korean firm will become first BSN portal operator outside of China

Red Date Technology, one of the four founding members of the Chinese Government-backed Blockchain Service Network (BSN), has announced Korean firm MetaverseSociety as the first BSN portal operator located outside of mainland China. Twitter account “BSNbase” broke the news on Sept. 1, announcing that MetaverseSociety expects to launch its BSN portal during November of this… Continue reading Korean firm will become first BSN portal operator outside of China

First Brits and Afghan refugees touch down in UK after escaping murderous clutches of Taliban thanks to RAF rescue

THE first Brits and Afghan refugees have safely touched down in the UK after escaping the murderous clutches of Taliban militants thanks to a dramatic RAF rescue. One relieved passenger gave a delighted thumbs-up as evacuees aboard an Airbus KC2 Voyager aircraft from Kabul landed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. Around 20,000 Afghans will be… Continue reading First Brits and Afghan refugees touch down in UK after escaping murderous clutches of Taliban thanks to RAF rescue

First Brits and Afghan refugees touch down in UK after escaping murderous clutches of Taliban thanks to RAF rescue

THE first Brits and Afghan refugees have safely touched down in the UK after escaping the murderous clutches of Taliban militants thanks to a dramatic RAF rescue. One relieved passenger gave a delighted thumbs-up as evacuees aboard an Airbus KC2 Voyager aircraft from Kabul landed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. Around 20,000 Afghans will be… Continue reading First Brits and Afghan refugees touch down in UK after escaping murderous clutches of Taliban thanks to RAF rescue

SEC claims first enforcement action in $30M fraud case involving DeFi project

A Cayman Islands-based company and two individuals may be the first subjects in decentralized finance, or DeFi, to face enforcement action from the United States Securities and Exchange. According to a Friday announcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, said that this is the first case involving securities using DeFi technology which resulted in… Continue reading SEC claims first enforcement action in $30M fraud case involving DeFi project

SEC claims first enforcement action in $30M fraud case involving DeFi project

A Cayman Islands-based company and two individuals may be the first subjects in decentralized finance, or DeFi, to face enforcement action from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to a Friday announcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, said that this is the first case involving securities using DeFi technology which resulted in an… Continue reading SEC claims first enforcement action in $30M fraud case involving DeFi project

First Cuban demonstrator killed after police 'open fire on protest'

‘The Communists have lost control’: First Cuban demonstrator is killed after police ‘open fire on peaceful protest’ while anti-government reporter is arrested live on TV as unrest continues Diubis Laurencio Tejeda, 36, died Monday in a suburb of Havana during a clash between protesters and police Witnesses claimed security forces had responded to demonstrators with… Continue reading First Cuban demonstrator killed after police 'open fire on protest'

First Cuban demonstrator killed after police 'open fire on protest'

‘The Communists have lost control’: First Cuban demonstrator is killed after police ‘open fire on peaceful protest’ while anti-government reporter is arrested live on TV as unrest continues Diubis Laurencio Tejeda, 36, died Monday in a suburb of Havana during a clash between protesters and police Witnesses claimed security forces had responded to demonstrators with… Continue reading First Cuban demonstrator killed after police 'open fire on protest'

First CBDC Coming To Africa As Ghana Plans to Launch Pilot in September

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) will launch its central bank digital currency project’s pilot in September, according to the Bank’s First deputy governor, Maxwell Opuku-Afari. Modern Ghana, a local news outlet, reported that the deputy governor said the project is currently in its last phase of development, and implementation is expected to start in two… Continue reading First CBDC Coming To Africa As Ghana Plans to Launch Pilot in September

Asda to become first grocer to offer one-hour delivery for full range

End of the weekly shop? Asda bids to rival Amazon as it becomes first supermarket to offer one-hour delivery for full range of products Customers near stores in Halifax, Rotherham and Poole will be first to try service Many competitors already provide one-hour delivery – but none offer a full range But Asda’s £8.50 fee may… Continue reading Asda to become first grocer to offer one-hour delivery for full range

Bank of Russia forms first digital ruble testing group

The central bank of Russia is setting up a group of banking institutions to test its central bank digital currency (CBDC) next year. On Tuesday, the Bank of Russia officially announced the establishment of the first pilot group for testing the digital ruble, bringing together 12 Russian banks. The pilot members include Russia’s largest banks like… Continue reading Bank of Russia forms first digital ruble testing group

PORT Network: The First DApp to Harness Sustainable Processing Power for Both Cloud and Volunteer Computing

Press Release: With an ever-increasing demand for computing power, PORT Network launches the first dApp to merge both Cloud and Volunteer computing on the blockchain. 28th June 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany – The demand for increased computing power is growing at an exponential rate. Industries such as IoT, Pharmaceutical, AI, 3D Image Processing and Deep Learning… Continue reading PORT Network: The First DApp to Harness Sustainable Processing Power for Both Cloud and Volunteer Computing

World's First DeFi Neobank, Scallop, is launching soon

Cryptocurrency has grown tremendously over the past years, with decentralized finance (DeFi) becoming one of the emerging high-value subsectors. According to DeFi Pulse, the total value locked (TVL) in DeFi protocols reached a peak of $87bn in 2021, up 8300% since 2020. This exponential growth caught the attention of many; acknowledging the potential that DeFi… Continue reading World's First DeFi Neobank, Scallop, is launching soon

Concordium Becomes First Overseas Blockchain Firm to Join Japan Blockchain Association

Swiss-based blockchain protocol Concordium AG has announced its inclusion as a full member of the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA). This development is a significant milestone as Concordium becomes the first overseas blockchain platform to join the prestigious association. Concordium AG joins JBA  Concordium revealed this development in a press release on June 23 that detailed… Continue reading Concordium Becomes First Overseas Blockchain Firm to Join Japan Blockchain Association