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Powerful Duo Joint Hand: aelf is Pivoting to AI Blockchain by Forging Alliance with AgentLayer

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Innovative Collaboration Set to Enhance AI Models’ Integrity and Blockchain Security Through AI-Powered Decentralised Networks

SINGAPORE, April 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — aelf, the high-performance Layer 1 blockchain, and AgentLayer, the world’s first decentralised network tailored for AI agents, have formed a strategic alliance to advance the integration of blockchain with artificial intelligence. Together, they aim to launch a pioneering decentralised AI infrastructure and ecosystem. This alliance plans to bring together stakeholders from across Asia — including leading researchers, startups, government bodies, and industry experts — to collaboratively develop and expand AI-enhanced blockchain infrastructure and applications through open innovation.

“This partnership goes beyond technology. It’s a commitment to creating an ecosystem where AI and blockchain coexist and thrive to deliver unprecedented solutions. By harnessing the potential of AgentLayer’s autonomous AI agents with our high-performance Layer 1 blockchain, we are setting the stage for a transformative leap in decentralised AI infrastructure,” shared Auric, Founder of aelf.

“The alliance with aelf is a strategic step towards realising our vision of a permissionless network for AI agents,” commented Prof Yang Liu, Co-founder of AgentLayer. “Leveraging the combined strengths of aelf’s blockchain expertise and our innovative AI protocol, we are gearing up to revolutionise how AI agents operate and collaborate, bringing the vision of decentralised AI to life.”

aelf and AgentLayer's comprehensive decentralised AI stack

Strategic Synergy

  • Enhancing Underlying AI and Blockchain Capabilities: As AI and large language models (LLMs) grow in adoption, aelf’s AI-enhanced blockchain architecture allows AI systems to effectively use the blockchain’s computational resources, distributing and rebalancing workloads for complex computations. Integrating AI agents to automate and verify smart contracts also minimises human error and biases, leading to more reliable and equitable contracts. This innovative AI-blockchain architecture will establish a robust foundation for developing a robust suite of Layer 1 (L1) and Layer 2 (L2) projects, decentralised computing networks, and AI agents.
  • AI Innovation at Scale: AgentLayer’s AI integrated with aelf’s decentralised cloud blockchain creates a dynamic, scalable architecture for both the foundational blockchain level and the broader ecosystem. Resource allocation is optimised by analysing network data to allocate resources dynamically and pre-emptively balance loads. This enhanced AI and automation layer in blockchain management enables developers to create and deploy smarter, more efficient decentralised applications (dApps), spurring innovation across the ecosystem. aelf will introduce developer-friendly toolkits to help the community utilise these advanced technologies for data processing, model training, and monetisation within the new aelf AI-blockchain environment.
  • Decentralised Security: The new AI-blockchain architecture ensures data integrity through blockchain’s immutability, protecting data against tampering and revision. Thanks to TrustLLM, AgentLayer’s proprietary foundation model for Web3 security, and a number of state-of-the-art on-chain monitoring and vulnerability detection agents, the blockchain network benefits from optimal threat detection and response. AI agents excel in monitoring the network continuously, detecting anomalies, and pre-empting security breaches with advanced threat response capabilities, thereby safeguarding the network more effectively.
  • AI-Blockchain Ecosystem Support: aelf and AgentLayer will jointly transform AEVOLVE Labs into a pioneering decentralised AI hub for research, incubation, and acceleration to bolster the decentralised AI ecosystem. Additionally, the duo will explore a novel Initial AI Offering (IAO) model designed to facilitate the creation, distribution, and management of AI and Web3 assets securely and transparently.

The Promise of a Decentralised AI Future

The alliance between aelf and AgentLayer, aimed at developing a decentralised AI infrastructure, is set to establish new benchmarks in the AI and blockchain sectors. Together, blockchain and AI technologies can drive forward innovations that are only achievable with each operating in collaboration. This synergy not only improves performance but also opens up new avenues for advanced, decentralised applications and research networks. This pioneering initiative is expected to drive significant advancements in foundational Layer 1 and Layer 2 solutions, networks of AI computational resources and a comprehensive suite of decentralised AI agents.

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Stay updated on aelf’s news and engage with the aelf community on:

Website: https://aelf.com

Telegram: https://t.me/aelfblockchain

Discord: https://discord.gg/bgysa9xjvD

For additional information on AgentLayer visit https://www.agentlayer.xyz/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Agent_Layer

About aelf

aelf, a high-performance Layer 1 featuring multi-sidechain technology for unlimited scalability. aelf blockchain is designed to power the development of Web3 and support its continuous advancement into the future. Founded in 2017 with its global hub based in Singapore, aelf is one of the pioneers of the mainchain-sidechain architecture concept. Incorporating key foundational components, including AEDPoS, aelf’s variation of a Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus protocol; parallel processing; peer-to-peer (P2P) network communication; cross-chain bridges, and a dynamic side chain indexing mechanism, aelf delivers a highly efficient, safe, and modular ecosystem with high throughput, scalability, and interoperability.

aelf facilitates the building, integrating, and deploying of smart contracts and decentralised apps (dApps) on its blockchain with its native C# software development kit (SDK) and SDKs in other languages, including Java, JS, Python, and Go. aelf’s ecosystem also houses a range of dApps to support a flourishing blockchain network. aelf is committed to fostering innovation within its ecosystem and remains dedicated to driving the development of Web3 and the adoption of blockchain technology.

About AgentLayer

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AgentLayer, a pioneering protocol and public blockchain leveraging the powerful OP Stack, is designed to facilitate the coordination and collaboration of autonomous AI agents with human oversight in a permissionless, secure, and reliable manner. It stands out as the world’s first decentralized network for autonomous AI agents, leveraging a Byzantine fault-tolerant blockchain to establish a decentralized registry of AI Services, Agents and Models. Additionally, AgentLayer introduces a new AI currency ($AGENT) to fuel an innovative AI-powered Agent Economy on the L2 blockchain, enabling the minting, deployment, and swapping of AI assets on-chain.

AgentLayer’s innovative protocol not only revolutionizes the coordination of autonomous AI agents but also sets a new standard for decentralized governance in the realm of artificial intelligence. By combining cutting-edge technologies like blockchain with AI capabilities, AgentLayer paves the way for a more efficient, collaborative, and responsible ecosystem for autonomous agents.

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Digital Currency Initiative Launches in Taiwan by Collaborating with Prestigious University

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In an innovative effort to revolutionize digital financial education, a prominent digital currency provider has teamed up with a renowned university in Taiwan. This strategic collaboration aims to equip students with advanced knowledge and practical experience, preparing them for the future of finance.

Empowering Future Financial Professional

The partnership focuses on immersing students in the complex world of digital assets, blockchain technology, and cutting-edge financial instruments. Industry experts will offer invaluable insights and mentorship, enhancing students’ understanding and skills in this rapidly evolving field.

Curriculum Highlights:

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  • Blockchain Principles: Foundational knowledge of blockchain technology.
  • Critical Thinking: Developing analytical skills for problem-solving in digital finance.
  • Risk Assessment: Strategies for identifying and managing financial risks.
  • Legal Compliance: Understanding the regulatory landscape and compliance requirements.
  • Career Insights: Exploring potential career paths in the digital finance industry.

Commitment to Digital Economy Growth

This initiative underscores a commitment to fostering the digital economy’s growth by highlighting the stability of digital assets against traditional currencies. The newly introduced digital token combines traditional asset stability with blockchain security, offering a robust financial instrument for the future.

The digital currency provider has a long-standing history of promoting blockchain education and advocating for financial inclusivity. By facilitating cross-border transactions and investing in emerging markets, the organization continues to play a crucial role in shaping digital finance’s future.

Advancing Financial Literacy and Inclusivity

This collaborative effort represents a significant step towards democratizing financial literacy and empowering individuals worldwide to engage with the evolving digital currency landscape.

Additional Facts:

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  • Taiwan’s Blockchain Hub: Taiwan actively promotes itself as a hub for blockchain and digital currency innovation through various initiatives.
  • Research and Development: The partnership is expected to spur increased R&D activities in digital assets, benefiting both academia and industry.
  • Regulatory Exploration: Taiwan’s government is interested in exploring regulatory frameworks for digital currencies and blockchain technology, creating a supportive environment for such collaborations.

Key Questions Addressed

  1. Impact on Adoption: How will the collaboration between the digital currency provider and the university impact the adoption of digital currencies in Taiwan?
  2. Skills and Knowledge: What specific skills and knowledge will students gain from the curriculum focusing on blockchain technology and digital assets?
  3. Regulatory Compliance: How does the initiative address potential regulatory challenges and compliance issues in the digital currency space?

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages:

  • Enhanced Education: Offering students unique educational opportunities in digital finance and blockchain technology.
  • Industry-Academia Bridge: Providing hands-on experience and mentorship to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
  • Economic Growth: Contributing to the growth and development of the digital economy in Taiwan and beyond.

Disadvantages:

  • Curriculum Updates: Potential challenges in keeping the curriculum up-to-date with the rapidly evolving digital currency landscape.
  • Practical Exposure: Ensuring students receive practical, real-world experience to complement theoretical knowledge.
  • Regulatory Balance: Balancing the promotion of digital currencies with the need for regulatory compliance and risk management.

The collaboration between the digital currency provider and the Taiwanese university marks a significant milestone in digital financial education. By integrating industry expertise with academic rigor, this partnership aims to nurture the next generation of financial professionals and foster the growth of the digital economy.

Source: smartphonemagazine.com

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Binance Appeals Against $4.3M Penalty Imposed by Canada Regulator

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In a recent court appeal, Binance argued that it does not specifically target Canadian customers, claiming its activity in Canada is merely a byproduct of its international operations, according to a June 19 report by the Canadian Press. The exchange revealed that although it had previously attempted to establish a Canadian presence, these plans were abandoned. By May 2023, Binance had fully exited the Canadian market, citing new regulations on stablecoins and investor restrictions that made continued operations unfeasible. Despite its departure, Binance acknowledged the sentimental value of Canada, being the home country of its founder.

In May, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) imposed a $4.3 million fine on Binance for non-compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing rules. FINTRAC claimed that between June 2021 and July 2023, Binance failed to report over 5,000 transactions of $10,000 or more. Additionally, despite having multiple opportunities, Binance failed to register as a money services business within the deadlines set by the regulator.

Beyond its issues in Canada, Binance is facing a multitude of legal challenges globally. In April, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the exchange in Canada, accusing it of violating securities laws. The plaintiffs allege that Binance sold crypto derivative products to everyday investors without proper registration, breaching Ontario’s Securities Act and federal regulations. This lawsuit, representing tens of thousands of Canadian investors, seeks compensation and the reversal of unauthorized trades.

Globally, Binance has also faced significant financial penalties. In November, the exchange settled with US authorities, agreeing to a $4 billion fine for violations of anti-money laundering and sanctions laws. Similarly, the Indian Financial Intelligence Unit imposed a $2.24 million fine, the largest ever against a crypto entity in the country, for failing to comply with AML regulations.

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Binance’s regulatory and legal troubles illustrate the significant challenges faced by cryptocurrency exchanges operating across multiple jurisdictions. While the exchange continues to navigate these complexities, its ability to comply with global regulatory standards and address legal disputes will be critical to its long-term viability and reputation in the market.

Source: cryptonews.com

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Binance.US Dealt Another Blow: North Dakota Revokes License

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Following the lead of states like Florida, Alaska, Oregon, Maine, and North Carolina, North Dakota has moved to block Binance.US from regaining its money transmitter license. This decision by the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is grounded in a November 2023 guilty plea by Binance founder Changpeng Zhao on anti-money laundering charges, further questioning the exchange’s suitability for operation.

Protecting Public Interest

DFI Commissioner Lise Kruse emphasized the need to protect the public interest in her statement: “The Commissioner finds the Respondent does not continue to meet the qualifications or satisfy requirements that may apply to an applicant for a new money transmitter license.” This decision adds North Dakota to the growing list of states placing Binance.US in regulatory “penalty boxes.”

Global Troubles and US Regulatory Concerns

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The regulatory issues faced by Binance.US in the United States reflect broader global challenges. For instance, a recent regulatory conflict in Nigeria, which resulted in the detention of a Binance executive, raises additional concerns for US regulators, complicating Binance.US’s situation further.

Impact and Outlook for Binance.US

Currently, Binance.US is unable to onboard new users in several regions and is entirely inaccessible in over 10 states. The exchange has until July 17, 2024, to challenge North Dakota’s decision. However, the outlook remains uncertain, given the mounting restrictions and regulatory pressures.

The relatively short prison sentence for Zhao might suggest a potential course correction within Binance. By prioritizing user safety and adhering strictly to US regulations, Binance.US could potentially regain some lost ground. The exchange’s future hinges on its ability to address regulatory compliance issues effectively.

The Broader Implications

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This regulatory crackdown highlights the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency regulation. While the innovative potential of cryptocurrencies is significant, exchanges must operate within established regulatory frameworks to maintain trust and stability in the market. Binance.US’s struggle will be closely watched by the entire cryptocurrency industry, serving as a cautionary tale for exchanges that prioritize growth over compliance.

Source: bitcoinist.com

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