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Proton Swap is now officially live!

Proton Swap is now officially live!

We’re beyond excited to announce that, after months of hard work and development, Proton Swap is now officially live!  What is Proton Swap? Proton Swap is a next-generation decentralized cryptocurrency exchange that facilitates automated trading between cryptocurrency...

How to spot cryptocurrency scams

How to spot cryptocurrency scams

In cryptocurrency, scams look more like phishing attempts, fake airdrops, people after your private keys, social engineering, and impersonators.

New on Proton – Protect Your Identity

New on Proton – Protect Your Identity

We’ve created a way for you to protect your identity on the Proton blockchain, making a way for you to stay private on the world’s most capable blockchain.

Improving Representation for Women in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Improving Representation for Women in the Cryptocurrency Industry

There is a paradox throughout the cryptocurrency industry: although women account for the majority of the daily economic activity in America, they are still underrepresented in cryptocurrency as a whole. While this is changing, it’s not changing fast enough. Think of...

Metal Employee Spotlight – Mike Fong and Maria Cho

Metal Employee Spotlight – Mike Fong and Maria Cho

Everything that we’re doing here at Metal is only possible with the excellent team we’ve built over the last few years. From designing Metal Pay to be the easiest way to buy and use cryptocurrency, to building the Proton blockchain to power the next generation of DeFi...

New Lower Fee Structure on Metal Pay Effective Immediately

New Lower Fee Structure on Metal Pay Effective Immediately

We’re always trying to find ways to make buying and selling cryptocurrency easier for you, which is why we’ve updated our fee structure effective immediately. With this fee structure, Metal Pay users will enjoy a fee reduction for buying and selling cryptocurrency in...

Long Staking – The next evolution in Staking, powered by Proton

Long Staking – The next evolution in Staking, powered by Proton

The Altcoin Dilemma There is a certain type of stress presented by investing in cryptocurrency: you’re tempted to buy one coin, but you’re nervous about missing out on the performance of other coins. We all have stories of knowing about a certain cryptocurrency,...

Metal adds Irina Berkon to our Board of Directors

Metal adds Irina Berkon to our Board of Directors

METALLICUS Inc. Announces Irina Berkon as New Board Member San Francisco, Jan. 28, 2021 / Metal Metallicus Inc., the holding company to Metal Pay and Proton, is proud to announce Irina Berkon as the newest member of Metallicus’ Board of Directors, effective January...

Proton creates a pathway for Banks to enter DeFi

Proton creates a pathway for Banks to enter DeFi

In recent days, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a bureau within the US Department of the Treasury that oversees banks, has issued new guidance that affects most financial institutions. Banks are now encouraged to adopt new technologies by...

SEC sues Ripple – XRP trading halted, and our response

SEC sues Ripple – XRP trading halted, and our response

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against  Ripple has captured the attention of the cryptocurrency industry. The accusations against Ripple are serious and the potential consequences significant. As a result, a number of exchanges have halted the...

Metal 2020 – Year in Review

Metal 2020 – Year in Review

The past year has been a shock for billions of people around the world. It seemed like no other year in recent memory had such a mix of good news and bad news, hardship and excitement, opportunities and closed doors. 2020 has been hard, but it has also been an...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Crypto over the Holidays

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Crypto over the Holidays

This holiday season, we know it will be a little awkward navigating conversations with your family whenever cryptocurrency comes up. After all, these are the people who probably rolled their eyes at you whenever you talked about “going to the Moon” all of those years...

Marshall’s AMA with WazirX – MTL, Proton, and more!

Marshall’s AMA with WazirX – MTL, Proton, and more!

Our CEO, Marshall Hayner, recently sat down with the team from WazirX to celebrate them listing our first cryptocurrency, Metal (MTL), on their exchange! WazirX is one of the largest and most trusted exchanges in India; adding MTL to this exchange gives over a billion...

Metal Heads-up – November 2020

Metal Heads-up – November 2020

It’s pretty ironic that just as the seasons change and winter inches closer, the cryptocurrency winter is beginning to fade. The price of Bitcoin is climbing, altcoins are following close behind, and whispers about cryptocurrency are spreading throughout the media. It...

Bitcoin Basics – Your Questions, Answered in Simple Language

Bitcoin Basics – Your Questions, Answered in Simple Language

There’s a lot of excitement around Bitcoin, and there’s just as many questions. Whether you’re hearing about Bitcoin for the first time, wanting to brush up on the basics, or trying to introduce a friend to cryptocurrency, we hope this guide is a helpful resource for...

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork – What it means for you

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork – What it means for you

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain has completed an upgrade that has resulted in what is known as a “hard fork,” which creates two separate cryptocurrencies. For individuals who own BCH, this has implications that you should be aware of. In this article, we’ll give you...

Introducing Verified Identities on Proton

Introducing Verified Identities on Proton

We’re thrilled to announce that Verified Identities are now available on Proton mainnet! This means that users who opt into providing KYC information can receive a Proton Verified checkmark, minimizing opportunities for mistakes and unlocking new features. Verified...

Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) – Consensus Without the Blockchain

Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) – Consensus Without the Blockchain

While much is written about blockchain ecosystems and how they can be used to achieve consensus across a variety of sources, alternatives to blockchain technology aren’t as widely known. One project seeking to redefine how consensus is achieved is Hedera; using their...

Metal Pay 2.6 is now available

Metal Pay 2.6 is now available

Our team has been hard at work finding ways to make Metal Pay better, faster, and safer than ever before - which is why we’ve released version 2.6.0 for iOS! With this update, Metal Pay continues its trajectory of redefining how integrated cryptocurrency and personal...

Securing Elections with Proton – Free, Fast, and Fair

Securing Elections with Proton – Free, Fast, and Fair

Voting is a fundamental part of every democracy, and for good reason: the idea that the people have the ability to choose their leaders is powerful. Few other systems of government allow the people to have this sort of direct influence over the course of their nation,...

Metal Pay Goes to Canada

Metal Pay Goes to Canada

We are thrilled to announce that Metal Pay has gained a Money Services Business (MSB) license for Canada! This means that Canadian citizens will soon have access to peer-to-peer payments and other Metal Pay services that US users have come to know and love, including...

Metal Heads-up – October 2020

Metal Heads-up – October 2020

Can you feel it? Just as the weather is starting to cool off, the cryptocurrency industry is heating up with a whirlwind of updates and news stories. Big players are fully embracing cryptocurrency, skeptics are finally joining the winning team, and the IRS is making...

Zcash Fireside Chat Recap

Zcash Fireside Chat Recap

Recently, Metal CEO Marshall Hayner sat down with Bradley Miller from Zcash to discuss both projects, their vision for cryptocurrency, and so much more. This came at a pivotal moment for both companies; Zcash is preparing for its first network halving, scheduled for...

Stablecoins Explained

Stablecoins Explained

Most people who invest in cryptocurrency want to have a way to move money from one coin to the next, or to pull their investment out of a coin and place it somewhere safe. Converting from cash to crypto and back multiple times can cost you quite a bit in fees - so...

Understanding Chainlink (LINK)

Understanding Chainlink (LINK)

In basic terms, Chainlink is a decentralized network that can communicate directly with smart contracts, providing them with real-time data and automating how contracts are carried out. LINK is the cryptocurrency used in the Chainlink system and fuels this network of...

MTL is now live on mainnet!

MTL is now live on mainnet!

We’re proud of our MTL token and the way that it has been used for Pop rewards, activating lower fees for buying and selling cryptocurrency, and more. MTL was designed to be a highly functional digital asset, and we’ve been blown away by how our community has embraced...

Metal Pay 2.5 is now available!

Metal Pay 2.5 is now available!

We love finding ways to make cryptocurrency easier for you to use, which is why we’re thrilled to bring Metal Pay 2.5.0 to our iOS users. With this update, Metal Pay takes another step closer to our vision for how integrated cryptocurrency and personal finances should...

Proton Swapping Tool is Live  – Unlocking Staking and More!

Proton Swapping Tool is Live – Unlocking Staking and More!

We’re thrilled to announce that our brand new Proton Swap tool is now live and ready for iOS and Android users of the Proton Wallet. This tool will allow you to swap your XPR based on the Ethereum blockchain to mainnet XPR - which opens up all other functions of the...

Ubitquity to integrate Proton for real estate transactions

Ubitquity to integrate Proton for real estate transactions

Proton has teamed up with Ubitquity LLC to reimagine how real-world use cases of blockchain technology can look. Ubitquity is a leader in enterprise-ready blockchain technology, known for their secure platform that enables real estate and record-keeping to be done in...

Metal Pay welcomes Paxos Gold (PAXG) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Paxos Gold (PAXG) to our Marketplace

While there are lots of different types of investments, people often use broad categories to describe where they are investing their money. Stocks represent a share of a company, bonds represent your trust in the issuer; real estate represents ownership of private...

Metal Heads-up – August 2020

Metal Heads-up – August 2020

August is one of those busy months where the sleepy days of summer give way to a whirlwind of activity. Parents around the country are scratching their heads trying to figure out how school is supposed to look this year, and college students are doing the same. While...