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Stratis Partners With World’s Largest .NET Development Community to Expand Developer Community 

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2nd April 2021, London, United Kingdom -  Stratis achieves another milestone as it partners with C# Corner, a 3M+ member community that works towards the advancement of knowledge and software technology. Stratis’ focus on leveraging Microsoft technologies, specifically the C# programming language, means a plethora of programmers worldwide will now be developing and supporting one-another to build with Stratis Blockchain Technologies. 

The partnership will influence several activities being performed in the coming months, starting with a dedicated Stratis Blockchain Development Team focussed on developing practical use cases utilizing Stratis. C# Corner’s development team will commit to delivering multiple solutions, ultimately demonstrating the power of the platform developed by Stratis.  

Moreover, Stratis will work alongside C# Corner to perform focused Hackathon events every quarter, providing prize pools for those participating in demonstrating blockchain use-cases with Stratis’ Smart Contract solution. Stratis aims to create a vast network of developers who can design, build and deploy functional applications on Stratis. The growth of a rich and knowledgeable community of developers will undoubtedly drive adoption and development. 

This partnership will also introduce the highly anticipated Certified Stratis Blockchain Expert (CSBE) certification program; aimed at those architecting Blockchain Solutions utilizing Stratis. The certification assures that an individual has a deep understanding of core blockchain concepts and their feasibility, and demonstrates best practice set forth by Stratis’ core development team. 

Stratis will also have a dedicated area in the Learn section of C# Corner, where those interested in Blockchain development can further their skills following instructor-led tutorials.  

C# Corner: Microsoft Stack Focused Community 

C# Corner, ranked below 2,800 globally and founded in 2000, is one of C# and .NET developers’ largest online communities. C# Corner reaches close to 5 million developers each month and provides daily updates on software development news. C# Corner has 1.2 million followers on Facebook and several thousand followers on Twitter and other social media platforms.  

C# Corner members publish daily fresh content on learning and building better software. Members share their knowledge via articles, blog posts, forum questions, and career advice. C# Corner also provides learning content, including videos, learning tutorials, live shows.as well as organizing several developer-focused conferences that are the most prominent developer conferences globally. The C# Corner MVP program recognizes and awards top technical experts and thought leaders in the space and promotes them on its platform and social media. 

Veteran Microsoft developers lead the C# Corner team, including several Microsoft MVPs, regional directors, and certified trainers. Mahesh Chand, the founder of C# Corner, is a 14-time Microsoft MVP and a former Microsoft Regional Director. Mahesh is also a published author and has issued half a dozen books on C# and .NET. 

The Stratosphere and Beyond 

Stratis spent the past several years building a versatile and feature-rich platform based on Microsoft’s leading programming framework, .NET Core. The platform can now be utilized to create Blockchain solutions in a familiar environment.  

By using an alternate consensus algorithm known as Proof-of-Authority, Stratis’ BaaS Technology can scale, handling far greater throughput than other blockchain solutions. A defined set of distributed block producers ensure transactions are validated and processed rapidly, resulting in lightning-fast turnaround times. Stratis’ solution provides the ability to ‘Scale at Will’ and thus does not experience congestion, resulting in pre-defined and known transactional costs, removing the risk of experiencing volatile costs when interacting with the Blockchain. 

With $4.1 Billion spent on blockchain solutions worldwide last year, every industry today is exploring the benefits blockchain technology brings. Stratis offers the easiest adoption solution through its different offerings built on C#, the most widely used coding language. 

About Stratis

Stratis offers unprecedented levels of security, reliability, and performance through leveraging blockchain. The platform’s native C# ecosystem enables businesses worldwide to utilize their existing IT infrastructure and tools to adopt blockchain technology by providing access to the Stratis blockchain’s features in a familiar language to the everyday developer. 

  • Microsoft Focus: Stratis provides the only Blockchain platform that offers end-to-end Microsoft solutions, utilizing the .NET Core Framework 
  • Stratis Identity: A decentralized KYC and AML check to make it easier for businesses to verify client identities and comply with regulations. 
  • Supply Trust: A turnkey solution for supply chain management, providing complete visibility in a trustless and decentralized environment. 
  • STO Platform: Regulation-compliant digital securities for businesses launching STO’s 
  • Stratis Smart Contracts: Secure and auditable digital contracts developed in the industry-standard Microsoft C# language, fit for the DeFi age. 

Follow Stratis on Twitter – https://twitter.com/stratisplatform 

Join the Stratis Developer Academy – https://academy.stratisplatform.com/  

Check out Stratis on GitHub – https://github.com/stratisproject  

Read the latest Stratis news – https://www.stratisplatform.com/news/  

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European Hedge Fund Brevan Howard to Invest $84 Million In Cryptocurrencies

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It should be no surprise that more traditional corporations join the crypto fever by investing in bitcoin or adopting blockchain technology. Brevan Howard, a European hedge fund, is the latest asset manager to join the movement.

Bloomberg reported that the asset manager is preparing to invest $84,000,000 in digital assets, representing 1.5% of its $5.6 billion hedge fund. Jonny Steindorff and Tucker Waterman, co-founders of crypto investment firm Distributed Global, will oversee the initial allocation.

Betting on Several Cryptos

According to a person familiar with the matter, the fund will have a diverse portfolio by focusing on several crypto assets besides bitcoin and ether. Its co-founder, Alan Howard, has vast experience in the field, investing in cryptocurrencies and backing the crypto funds of US-based One River Asset Management.

Howard is now expanding his investments following a year of record gains. He now joins the likes of Paul Tudor Jones and Stanley Druckenmiller, well-known hedge fund managers who have turned into prominent bitcoin supporters, calling BTC a better store of value against declining fiat than gold.

A Hedge Against Fiat

The US government has taken measures to fight the pandemic with a 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package – the most recent one. Several analysts in the field have warned about a possible state of inflation for the US Dollar as the Federal Reserve is printing large sums of paper money.


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As reported, Druckenmiller joined Jones by investing in Bitcoin. During an interview on CNBC, he admitted that he’s long on BTC, adding that the crypto could become a better store of value against that scenario.

“I’m a bit of a dinosaur, but I have warmed up to the fact that Bitcoin could be an asset class that has a lot of attraction as a store of value,” — said Druckenmiller

Last year, Jones started buying bitcoin when the COVID-19 hit the global markets in March. His hedge fund, the Tudor Investment Corporation, has been investing part of its capital in bitcoin futures.

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DOGE passes Uniswap and Litecoin to become 8th largest cryptocurrency by market cap

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The price of Dogecoin has surged seemingly without any push from prominent figures on social media or major developments in the project. 

According to data from CoinMarketCap, the price of Dogecoin (DOGE) is more than $0.18 at time of publication, with a market capitalization of roughly $23.8 billion. The token’s most recent rally had its price surge more than 63% over the last 24 hours, passing both Uniswap (UNI) and Litecoin (LTC) and become the 8th largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

More retail outlets have adopted the currency as a form of payment in recent days. On Tuesday, a popular Miami nightclub announced it would be accepting DOGE upon reopening as payment for tables, drinks, and merchandise.

Dallas Mavericks owner and DOGE proponent Mark Cuban also reported the basketball team’s store had sold more than 122,000 DOGE worth of merchandise — more than $16,000 at the time of publication — since first accepting the token in March. Cuban said the team “will never sell 1 single Doge ever.”

Though Tesla CEO and DOGE enthusiast Elon Musk has tweeted one of his memes amid the token’s price surge, the recent rally may simply reflect the climate around the crypto market. Mainstream media attention was largely focused on Coinbase’s COIN stock being listed on the Nasdaq this week as both the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) reached new all-time highs.

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Two surprising topics are currently more pressing to BlackRock’s institutional clients than Bitcoin

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Two surprising topics are currently more pressing to BlackRock's institutional clients than Bitcoin

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Institutions exhilarated to dabble with cryptocurrencies, but not enough to go all in. The continuous Bitcoin purchases from institutions are enough to place one under the impression that interest rates from these firms have hit the roof, but BlackRock’s Larry Fink finds that to be misleading to a large extent.

His reason being that from his firsthand experience, institutional clients are thrilled about cryptocurrencies, but not interested enough to go all the way through.

Institutions Care More About Climate Change, Inflation

This is not the case for every institution as we’ve seen in the past months, but a fair share of the big dogs are not consciously hunting for the bone. Fink tells CNBC’s SquawkBox that from his pool of clients at Blackrock, where $9 trillion in assets are under management, climate change and inflation are the leading topics that institutions are interested in discussing.

Ironically, these days, with the economical crisis plaguing most part of the world, inflation and cryptocurrencies are often mentioned under the same breath, but with Fink saying “Our broad-based client relationships, we’ve had very little interconnectivity on the conversation on crypto other than a fascination,” that reasoning might be flawed.

Although Fink stands to be corrected, he brings his own analysis to the table nonetheless. “We’re studying it,” he says. “We make money on it, but I’m not here to tell you that we’re seeing broad-based interest by institutions worldwide. Maybe they’re talking to somebody else, so I don’t want to suggest that we have perfect information.” He added.

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These institutions that Fink talks about may fall into the pool of institutions that analysts had previously claimed would not be influenced by their counterparts to buy Bitcoin.

Don’t close the books yet, there’s enough room for change

There are more than a handful of institutions in the United States, and over the past months, only a select few have made their way into the cryptocurrency market. But even though the crypto-market can only boast of the minority, the result of their arrival has been impeccable.

For one, Bitcoin at $64k is in part, a result of institutional accumulation. Tesla, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have been three of the highest profiled institutions to adopt Bitcoin in some form.

Ruling out the possibility that more institutions will become crypto-fans in the future will be inaccurate, as history has shown that the bigger players’ delayed arrival may be the result of risk management. For some, the stability in Bitcoin’s price could be the most important factor. For others seeing more hands hold could seal the deal. Regardless of what and how long it takes to float their boat, the wait has proven to be worth it time and time again.


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