Major payments firm SIA to launch DLT-based secondary credit marketplace

SIA, an Italian company specialized in e-payment services, is working on a blockchain-based system to enable secondary credit trading.
The upcoming platform will allow banks, funds, and financial operators to negotiate secondary credit transactions via blockchain, SIA announced on Jan. 26.

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Stacks’ big week sees major partnerships follow mainnet launch

Stacks, an open-source network for building smart-contract and DeFi bridges to Bitcoin (BTC), has secured several major partnerships in the wake of its mainnet launch — sending a strong signal that industry players are keen to back new use cases for BTC.
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Respect the Pomp: RSK’s token spikes 30% after founder appears on podcast

RIF, the utility token for smart contract network RSK, shot up over 30% in price after an appearance by its founder on the Jan. 13 edition of The Pomp Podcast. The gain equates to a $36 million increase in market cap for RIF, most of which has occurred in the last 12 hours.

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Blockstack Upgrade Introduces Smart Contracts for Bitcoin | Crypto Briefing

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Blockstack will roll out its new blockchain, Stacks 2.0, on Jan. 14 and bring smart contracts to Bitcoin.
With Stacks 2.0 mainnet, STX holders can participate in network consensus and earn BTC. 
Due to a change in the token’s security status, STX will be listed on crypto exchanges.

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