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․bit Raises $13M To Build Cross-Chain Decentralized Identity Protocol

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.bit (did.id) has raised $13 million to build a cross-chain decentralized identity protocol. The Series A round, completed one year after the startup’s launch, was from CMB International, HashKey Capital, QingSong Fund, GSR Ventures, GGV Capital, and SNZ.

.bit’s open-source blockchain protocol will provide permissionless decentralized identification for individual users and DAOs. Over the past 12 months, the project’s user and developer communities have experienced strong growth. Almost 100 mainstream wallets and dApps have already integrated with .bit and more than 38k independent addresses have registered for more than 110k .bit accounts.

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In the web2 era, social profiles are stored on centralized databases by tech giants who can revoke access or alter data at will. Accounts may be blocked or deactivated at any time, leading to censorship and deplatforming. Utilizing web3 technology, .bit will empower individuals to truly own and control their data. Users will enjoy identity sovereignty, both as private persons and as corporate entities.

Initial applications for .bit’s decentralized identity protocol include Cryptocurrency transfer, decentralized domain resolution, personal profile display, etc. It is expected that .bit will eventually be used as membership and credential management for DAOs, brands and IPs, celebrities and fans, clubs and communities.

Further use cases for .bit’s decentralized identity product include supporting the one billion citizens who lack legal identification. This makes it impossible for them to prove their identity, obtain basic government benefits or healthcare, enroll in education, or exercise their right to vote.

As a cross-chain solution, .bit has supported Ethereum, Tron, Binance Smart Chain, Nervos CKB, and Polygon. In the future, .bit will cover all mainstream public chains such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Polkadot, Solana, etc., as well as software and hardware devices that support asymmetric encryption algorithms.

Forthcoming features under development also include NameDAO, which will assign a portion of .bit protocol’s revenue to DAOs and sub-accounts that will be issued to DAO members, brand adopters, and loyal supporters to strengthen web3 communities, and further lower the threshold for registering accounts, 4-9 digits account available to 100% and open up 3 digits accounts, which will announce the specific rules on the official Twitter very soon.

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About .bit

.bit is a cross-chain decentralized identity protocol launched in July 2021. It has boasts over 110k accounts and integrated with 100+ wallets and dApps such as Trust Wallet, Torus, TokenPocket, imToken, iToken, BitKeep, AlphaWallet, HyperPay, MathWallet, WePiggy, NFTSCan, NFTGO, Relation, ShowMe, UneMeta, Dtools, Evolution Land, UniPass, Mail3, Link3, Quest3, 0xEcho, Transit Swap, 5Degrees, cc0.network, COCH, SeekDID, DASLA, SuperDID and many others. The startup comprises a small team of ten spread across the U.S., China, and Singapore, led by Tim Yoeh, Specer Shaw, Jeff Jin, Kyle Wright, who were colleagues at Tencent. Most of .bit’s members have extensive experience in the Web3 industry.

For more information, find .bit online:

Website: https://did.id
Twitter: @dotbitHQ
Discord: https://discord.gg/did
GitHub: https://github.com/dotbitHQ
Team Blog: https://blog.did.id
Forum: https://talk.did.id
Medium: https://medium.com/@dotbit
NameDAO Website: https://namedao.xyz


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Coinbase Derivatives Exchange Reveals Nano Bitcoin Futures Product

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On June 27, Coinbase Derivatives Exchange (formerly Fairx exchange) announced it will launch its first crypto derivatives investment vehicle pegged to the value of 1/100th of a bitcoin. The new “nano bitcoin futures” product will be listed under the ticker “BIT.” Coinbase derivatives are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Coinbase Introduces BIT, a Futures Product Tied to 1/100th of a Bitcoin

Coinbase is getting into the world of crypto derivatives as the Coinbase Derivatives Exchange has announced the launch of BIT, a nano bitcoin futures product tied to 1/100th of a bitcoin (BTC). The news follows Coinbase acquiring the derivatives exchange Fairx in mid-January 2022 as the company said it would be leveraging Fairx’s exchange infrastructure.

“This is an important step toward Coinbase ultimately making the derivatives market accessible to our millions of customers through an industry-leading, simplified user experience,” Coinbase said at the time. While the nano bitcoin futures product will be managed by Coinbase Derivatives Exchange, investors will obtain BIT via retail stock brokers on June 27.

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The news follows a number of changes Coinbase has been making in recent times. For instance, on June 22, the company revamped the Coinbase wallet in order to make “Web3 more accessible and intuitive.” Furthermore, the day after revealing the improved wallet, Coinbase explained that it was combining Coinbase Pro (exchange) with the user’s Coinbase account.

“We plan to merge the features and fee schedule of Coinbase Pro into a new unified Coinbase account that offers our users the choice of an advanced trading experience or the simplicity of the Coinbase consumer app,” Coinbase explained. Coinbase won’t be the only one offering nano-styled crypto futures, as CME Group and the FTX-acquired Ledgerx also provide micro contracts.

CME Group launched micro bitcoin and micro ether futures at the end of March and each product is 1/10 the size of one bitcoin or ether. FTX US Derivatives (formally Ledgerx) offers bitcoin mini futures contracts and investors can participate with as little as 0.01 BTC. As far as the Coinbase nano bitcoin futures are concerned, investors will be able to obtain BIT from brokers such as Wedbush, Edgeclear, Ninjatrader, Ironbeam, Optimus Futures, Tradovate, Stage 5, and more.

What do you think about the Coinbase Derivatives Exchange product BIT? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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