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Chinese Bank Partially Owned by the Government Invests in Nervos STO
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Chinese Bank Partially Owned by the Government Invests in Nervos STO

The Nervos Network security token offering (STO) has aimed to start on Oct. 16, to raise an undisclosed amount within two weeks via the CoinList platform.

Former HKEX Executive: Will HkbitEX Issue Its First STO Project Next Year?
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Former HKEX Executive: Will HkbitEX Issue Its First STO Project Next Year?

On a forum, the Chief Development Officer of HKbitEX said that she hoped the company would issue its first security token offering (STO) project in 2021.

Worldcoin (WLD) Advances Privacy with Personal Custody for Iris-Scanned IDs
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Worldcoin (WLD) Advances Privacy with Personal Custody for Iris-Scanned IDs

Worldcoin introduces Personal Custody, enhancing user control over biometric data generated via iris-scanning orbs for secure ID verification.

Warren Buffett Ditches US Dollar, Bitcoin Price Set to Soar
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Warren Buffett Ditches US Dollar, Bitcoin Price Set to Soar

As the US dollar keeps plummeting, Max Keiser revealed that Warren Buffett has moved his assets out of the US market, setting Bitcoin for its next surge.

Israeli Securities Regulator Seeks Crypto Legal Framework
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Israeli Securities Regulator Seeks Crypto Legal Framework

ISA proposes digital asset regulation. Over 150 firms operate in Israel, and more investors are exposed to digital assets. Over the years, the authority has formed many committees to control cryptocurrency supply and encourage digital markets. It also requires digital asset issuers to publish a prospectus-like document before issuance or trade. After Israel's top economist urged for a more comprehensive regulatory framework to align trading platforms and crypto issuers.

US Lawmaker Mike Collins' $65K Ethereum Investments: Navigating Ethics and Market Dynamics
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US Lawmaker Mike Collins' $65K Ethereum Investments: Navigating Ethics and Market Dynamics

Rep. Mike Collins discloses purchasing up to $65,000 in Ethereum in early 2024, amid market surges and political events. His actions, while legal under the STOCK Act, raise questions about ethical implications and the need for stricter regulations in lawmakers' digital asset investments.

GameStop Launches Self Custodial Wallet for Crypto, NFTs
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GameStop Launches Self Custodial Wallet for Crypto, NFTs

Video game retailer, GameStop Corp is advancing its reach into the Web3.0 ecosystem with the launch of its new digital currency wallet

Taiwanese Singer Chen Lingjiu Implicated in JPEX Cryptocurrency Fraud Case
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Taiwanese Singer Chen Lingjiu Implicated in JPEX Cryptocurrency Fraud Case

Taiwanese singer Chen Lingjiu faces fraud case involving JPEX, highlighting potential pitfalls of celebrity endorsements in cryptocurrency investments and the need for robust regulatory measures.

Is the Crypto Market about to Burst? Mark Cuban Compares Crypto Downtrend to Internet Stock Bubble
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Is the Crypto Market about to Burst? Mark Cuban Compares Crypto Downtrend to Internet Stock Bubble

Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban says that the current crypto market is similar to the internet stock bubble of 1990 but that BTC and ETH will thrive regardless.

Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz Refuses to Lose Faith in Bitcoin
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Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz Refuses to Lose Faith in Bitcoin

Mike Novogratz, the CEO and founder of Galaxy Digital asset management company, explains why he still loves cryptocurrencies.

Unstoppable Domains Partners with Fantom to Make Crypto Transactions Easier
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Unstoppable Domains Partners with Fantom to Make Crypto Transactions Easier

To eliminate the pain points associated with crypto like misunderstanding, trepidation, and fear, Unstoppable Domains has collaborated with Fantom to make transactions simpler and easier.

Bakkt And Galaxy Digital Announce New Bitcoin Service Aimed at Institutional Investors
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Bakkt And Galaxy Digital Announce New Bitcoin Service Aimed at Institutional Investors

Regulated bitcoin futures provider Bakkt and Galaxy Digital’s trading arm seek to cater to the rising institutional demand for Bitcoin. The two firms have just developed a new service targeting institutional investors looking to purchase and store Bitcoin.

US Crypto Holders Trust Banks and Exchanges for Custody
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US Crypto Holders Trust Banks and Exchanges for Custody

A recent survey by Paxos revealed that a majority of US crypto holders still trust banks, exchanges, and mobile payment apps for custody of their assets. Despite high-profile collapses and poor risk management practices, crypto owners continue to trust intermediaries for holding crypto assets. The survey also found an increasing desire among consumers to purchase Bitcoin and other digital assets from traditional banks, presenting a significant untapped opportunity for banks to expand their offerings.

Bakkt's Strategic Expansion Leads to Significant Revenue Growth Amid Crypto Market Recovery
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Bakkt's Strategic Expansion Leads to Significant Revenue Growth Amid Crypto Market Recovery

Bakkt Holdings forecasts a substantial revenue increase and a 70% decline in operating cash flow usage for FY 2024, following a robust year of strategic advancements.

Will Bitcoin Skyrocket or Plunge? Young Traders Have Wrecked US Stock Market, Says Fund Manager
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Will Bitcoin Skyrocket or Plunge? Young Traders Have Wrecked US Stock Market, Says Fund Manager

The president of Smead Capital Management addressed the topic of current trends of the US stock market in an interview with CNBC.

How Bitcoin’s Narrative Has Significantly Changed in 2020, According to CoinShares Chairman
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How Bitcoin’s Narrative Has Significantly Changed in 2020, According to CoinShares Chairman

Former JP Morgan commodities trader Danny Masters discussed how the Bitcoin narrative has shifted for the better since its inception.

Binance NFT Ceases Support for Bitcoin NFTs
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Binance NFT Ceases Support for Bitcoin NFTs

Binance NFT discontinues Bitcoin NFT trades and deposits, advises withdrawals by deadline, and details distribution of Runestone NFTs and tokens.

Goldman Sachs Says Customer Demands for Bitcoin Are Increasing
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Goldman Sachs Says Customer Demands for Bitcoin Are Increasing

Goldman Sachs President and COO John Waldron has revealed that the bank is experiencing a rising demand for Bitcoin from its customers.

US Fed denies Custodia Bank membership over crypto concerns
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US Fed denies Custodia Bank membership over crypto concerns

The US Federal Reserve has denied Custodia Bank's membership application due to concerns over its involvement in the crypto industry. The Fed cited heightened illicit finance and safety and soundness risks, as well as a lack of a sufficient risk-management framework for its proposed cryptoasset-related activities. The bank is also prohibited from running crypto-related services if accepted as a member.

Kraken Is the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Become a US Bank
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Kraken Is the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Become a US Bank

Kraken San Francisco-based crypto exchange was approved yesterday by the Wyoming Banking Board and is now the first exchange to become a US bank.

1inch Network Launches New Hardware Wallet
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1inch Network Launches New Hardware Wallet

1inch is the newest hardware wallet supplier for cryptocurrency. The 1inch Hardware Wallet's 2.7-inch E-Ink grayscale touch panel and stainless-steel frame mimic the iPhone 13.

Interview with Noble Gold Investments CEO: Gold as Hedge Tool against Inflation?
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Interview with Noble Gold Investments CEO: Gold as Hedge Tool against Inflation?

Exclusive: Blockchain.News recently had a conversation with Collin Plume, the President and CEO of Noble Gold Investments, regarding whether gold could be a safe haven investment that investors should rely on during turmoil times.

Apollo Teams Up With Anchorage to Expand its Product Offering
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Apollo Teams Up With Anchorage to Expand its Product Offering

Apollo Global Manage and Anchorage have partnered to expand the former's crypto products

Institutional Investors Regain Confidence towards Crypto while Retail Investors Remain Hesitant: Analysis
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Institutional Investors Regain Confidence towards Crypto while Retail Investors Remain Hesitant: Analysis

Analysis suggests institutional investors have an increasingly optimistic stance on the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and then retail investors are still hesitant to return to the market.

Almost $98 Billion Evaporated in the Crypto Space Triggered by a Big Sell-Off in the Global Stock Market
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Almost $98 Billion Evaporated in the Crypto Space Triggered by a Big Sell-Off in the Global Stock Market

About $98 billion has been evaporated in the crypto market as Bitcoin sinks below $30K for the second time since mid-May.

DBS Bank To Launch Its Crypto Exchange for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
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DBS Bank To Launch Its Crypto Exchange for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Singaporean multinational banking and financial services firm DBS Bank Ltd. has confirmed that it will be launching its digital asset exchange next week.

Binance to Remove ALCX, FOR, LOOM, NMR, PEOPLE, PUNDIX, SPELL, STORJ from BUSD Trading Pairs on August 25, 2023
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Binance to Remove ALCX, FOR, LOOM, NMR, PEOPLE, PUNDIX, SPELL, STORJ from BUSD Trading Pairs on August 25, 2023

Effective from 2023-08-25 at 03:00 (UTC), the following spot pairs will no longer be available for trading on the platform: ALCX/BUSD, FOR/BUSD, LOOM/BUSD, NMR/BUSD, PEOPLE/BUSD, PUNDIX/BUSD, SPELL/BUSD, and STORJ/BUSD.

Is Bitcoin's Price at $10K Stable? Here are Some Factors that Could Influence BTC
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Is Bitcoin's Price at $10K Stable? Here are Some Factors that Could Influence BTC

Bitcoin's (BTC) price dropped below $10,000 on the weekend, which ended BTC's two-month streak of staying above $10K.

Analysts Suggest Crypto Price plunge Could be Start of New Market Trend
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Analysts Suggest Crypto Price plunge Could be Start of New Market Trend

Analysts have indicated that the plunge in cryptocurrency prices could be the beginning of a new market trend, as Bitcoin's valuation has fallen to its lowest level since November 2021.

Coinbase Custody Leads in Digital Asset Safety Amid ETF Adoption Surge
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Coinbase Custody Leads in Digital Asset Safety Amid ETF Adoption Surge

As crypto ETFs gain SEC approval, Coinbase Custody emerges as the trusted custodian for digital assets, leveraging advanced security and regulatory compliance.

Crypto Market Crash Leaves Investors Counting Losses
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Crypto Market Crash Leaves Investors Counting Losses

Price crashes are a normal part of cryptocurrency investing. It is important to be ready and understand how to minimize losses during a declining market.

Kaspersky’s Expert Take on KYC and AML: Stock vs Crypto Exchanges
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Kaspersky’s Expert Take on KYC and AML: Stock vs Crypto Exchanges

In Part 2 of our interview, Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia, Kaspersky shared how Kaspersky provides cybersecurity solutions for stock and crypto exchanges to address KYC and AML concerns. He also walked us through the Kaspersky Application Security Assessment and explained its significance in safeguarding assets in crypto exchanges.

Coinbase ($COIN) Begins Trading on Nasdaq, Marking a Historic Moment for Crypto
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Coinbase ($COIN) Begins Trading on Nasdaq, Marking a Historic Moment for Crypto

Coinbase officially started trading its stock on the Nasdaq US Stock Exchange on Wednesday, April 14.

UK Investment Firm Abrdn Acquires Online Crypto Broker Interactive Investor
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UK Investment Firm Abrdn Acquires Online Crypto Broker Interactive Investor

The transaction will give Abrdn a platform that allows global customers to trade cryptocurrencies as well as other principal investments.

Norwegian Block Exchange to Set Stage for Landmark Cryptocurrency Listing on Euronext Stock Exchange
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Norwegian Block Exchange to Set Stage for Landmark Cryptocurrency Listing on Euronext Stock Exchange

Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) announced on December 3 that it applied for listing shares on the pan-European stock exchange, Euronext N.V.

Swiss Retail Bank to Offer Cryptocurrency Services
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Swiss Retail Bank to Offer Cryptocurrency Services

PostFinance has partnered with Sygnum to offer customers cryptocurrency trading and storage services, including Bitcoin and Ether.

Cryptos Confiscated from $4.2 Billion PlusToken Scam Likely Sold by Chinese Police, says Journalist Colin Wu
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Cryptos Confiscated from $4.2 Billion PlusToken Scam Likely Sold by Chinese Police, says Journalist Colin Wu

China’s crypto journalist Colin Wu believes that Chinese police have sold cryptocurrencies seized from the $4.2 billion PlusToken Ponzi crackdown.

Crypto Alert: Revolutionary DGT Token Community Presale
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Crypto Alert: Revolutionary DGT Token Community Presale

Tallinn, Estonia, 8 January 2021 DGBLabs OÜ, announces it Community Presale of the DataGrid Token (DGT) for 22nd- 26th January offering a 5% bonus, which is reduced 1% a each day during the sale, on a minimum of one quarter ETH at the price of $.005. Higher Bonus levels available for purchases over 80 ETH. Participants will be required to complete WhiteListing on Blockpass prior to the sale date.

Walmart Installing Bitcoin ATMs in its Retail Stores
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Walmart Installing Bitcoin ATMs in its Retail Stores

Some Walmart customers are now able to purchase Bitcoin in its stores. Walmart's spokesperson said serval pilot tests conducted by Coinstar started earlier this month, including 200 kiosks in Walmart stores.

Tech Stocks to Grow this Year thanks to Crypto & Metaverse, Wall Street Analyst Says
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Tech Stocks to Grow this Year thanks to Crypto & Metaverse, Wall Street Analyst Says

Cyrus Mewawalla believes that tech companies whose operations extend into the metaverse and crypto will end up in gains at the end of the year, despite the massive uncertainties that might be experienced in the stock market this year.

CryptoWallet.com Among Minority of Successful Companies to Renew Coveted Estonian License
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CryptoWallet.com Among Minority of Successful Companies to Renew Coveted Estonian License

Estonia-based crypto startup CryptoWallet.com has become one of the first crypto companies to receive a stamp of approval from Estonia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). CryptoWallet.com renewed its crypto license despite strict regulatory measures introduced last year to maintain compliance and transparency within the crypto space.

Investors Rally to Support Silicon Valley Bank Amidst Possible Closure
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Investors Rally to Support Silicon Valley Bank Amidst Possible Closure

Over 125 venture capitalists and investors, including Sequoia Capital and General Catalyst, have pledged their support for Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) as the 40-year-old banking institution winds down its operations. The investors signed a statement in an effort to cushion the impact of the bank's possible closure and limit the fallout on tech companies that rely on SVB for funding and banking services.

Former CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne Charged for Security Fraud
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Former CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne Charged for Security Fraud

Former CEO of overstock.com, Patrick Byrne and former CFO Greg Iverson have been charged for securities fraud regarding the payout of dividends.

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members
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Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

How Likely Will Bitcoin's Price Decouple from the Stock Market?
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How Likely Will Bitcoin's Price Decouple from the Stock Market?

In times of economic uncertainty, Bitcoin has strongly correlated with the stock market.

Ark Invest continues to buy Coinbase shares
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Ark Invest continues to buy Coinbase shares

Ark Invest has invested roughly $30 million on Coinbase stock in 2023 while selling Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.

Sushi Launches on Filecoin, Expanding Decentralized Exchange Services
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Sushi Launches on Filecoin, Expanding Decentralized Exchange Services

Sushi, a prominent decentralized exchange, is now integrated on Filecoin, enhancing its cross-chain capabilities and launching a special NFT to commemorate the collaboration.

Ripple Is Planning to Go Public, Says SBI CEO
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Ripple Is Planning to Go Public, Says SBI CEO

SBI Group, one of Ripple's main shareholders, revealed that Ripple is still considering going public once its lawsuit with the SEC is settled.

US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval
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US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

US Bitcoin Corp has secured court approval for its merger with Hut 8 Mining Corp, marking a significant step towards managing its assets and listing on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Silvergate Bank Unaffected by Crypto Market Fall: Growth QTD Report
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Silvergate Bank Unaffected by Crypto Market Fall: Growth QTD Report

Silvergate Bank, a division of Silvergate Capital Corp, which provides financial services to entities in the digital currency ecosystem, has come off as one of the most impressive crypto-linked stocks in the Quarter-to-Date (QTD) period.

SEC Makes ICO Token Sales More Inclusive, Not Enough For SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
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SEC Makes ICO Token Sales More Inclusive, Not Enough For SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

The US SEC has modernized their definition of an 'accredited investor' to consider not just an individual’s wealth, but their education.

Bitcoin’s Bullish Rally Comes to an End as Bond Yields Surge and Risk Assets Experience Global Sell-Off
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Bitcoin’s Bullish Rally Comes to an End as Bond Yields Surge and Risk Assets Experience Global Sell-Off

After hitting a high of $58,300 over the weekend, things have turned for the worse as Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged by more than 20% this week.

Silvergate Capital Corp. is the second-most-shorted stock
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Silvergate Capital Corp. is the second-most-shorted stock

Silvergate Capital Corp., a crypto bank, has seen its shares fall 87% in the last year, but speculators believe it has further downside.

SEC in Advanced Talks with Asset Managers for Spot Bitcoin ETF: BlackRock in the Spotlight
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SEC in Advanced Talks with Asset Managers for Spot Bitcoin ETF: BlackRock in the Spotlight

The U.S. SEC is in advanced discussions with BlackRock on a spot Bitcoin ETF, marking a significant moment in cryptocurrency's mainstream adoption.

Walls Street's GameStop Battle With Reddit Page r/wallstreetbet Highlights Need for Decentralized Bitcoin
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Walls Street's GameStop Battle With Reddit Page r/wallstreetbet Highlights Need for Decentralized Bitcoin

As the duel between institutional Wall Street short-sellers and members of Reddit group r/WSB rages on, many are noticing the censorship-free nature of Bitcoin and crypto.

Singapore Regulators and Banks Develop Crypto Customer Screening Standards
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Singapore Regulators and Banks Develop Crypto Customer Screening Standards

Singapore's monetary authority and police forces are collaborating with traditional banks to optimize their procedures for opening accounts for digital asset service providers. After six months, results and conclusions for risk management and due diligence will be published. The guidelines will cover stablecoins, NFTs, and transferable gaming or streaming credits, with banks reserving the right to make decisions based on their own risk assessment.

GameStop Shares Surges 26% after Announcing Entry into NFT, Crypto Markets
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GameStop Shares Surges 26% after Announcing Entry into NFT, Crypto Markets

GameStop said the company is entering the NFT market. Its shares on the Nasdaq exchange, GME, rose 26% in after-hours trading after the announcement.

Unstoppable Women of Web3 Leads Initiative to Provide Web3 and Metaverse Education for 6 Million African Women
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Unstoppable Women of Web3 Leads Initiative to Provide Web3 and Metaverse Education for 6 Million African Women

The initiative will consist of free digital identities, educational streams, online courses, in-person networking, and more to bring more women in Africa into Web3 and the metaverse

Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy to Dump Bitcoin and Chainlink (LINK) After $25,000 Loss
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Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy to Dump Bitcoin and Chainlink (LINK) After $25,000 Loss

Dave Portnoy announced that he is done with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin after undergoing a loss of $25,000 due to market crash.

Japan’s Nomura Research Institute Considers Introducing a New Cryptocurrency Index
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Japan’s Nomura Research Institute Considers Introducing a New Cryptocurrency Index

Cryptocurrency investment solution provider Intelligence Unit (IU) announced a partnership with Japanese-based consulting company Nomura Research Institute (NRI) to introduce a new cryptocurrency index, popularly known as IU/NRI Crypto-Asset Index.

French Giant Bank BNP Paribas to Launch Crypto Custody Business
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French Giant Bank BNP Paribas to Launch Crypto Custody Business

BNP Paribas has partnered with Metaco to enter the cryptocurrency custody business. The bank will focus on providing institutional-grade custody for digital assets.

GameStop Sacks CFO, Lays Off Multiple Employees in A Fresh Turnaround Plan
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GameStop Sacks CFO, Lays Off Multiple Employees in A Fresh Turnaround Plan

GameStop has laid off several employees in the middle of a turnaround plan aimed to help the firm to cut down on costs and grow profit.

Investors Enjoy Growing Enthusiasm & Popularity of Bitcoin: Grayscale's Study
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Investors Enjoy Growing Enthusiasm & Popularity of Bitcoin: Grayscale's Study

A recent survey conducted by Grayscale Investments, a Digital Currency Group (DCG) owned crypto asset manager has revealed the growing enthusiasm and popularity of Bitcoin as an investable asset class.

Trust Wallet Partners with Ramp and MoonPay for Crypto-to-Fiat Withdrawals
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Trust Wallet Partners with Ramp and MoonPay for Crypto-to-Fiat Withdrawals

Trust Wallet has partnered with Ramp and MoonPay to offer seamless crypto-to-fiat withdrawals for its users. The feature allows Trust Wallet users to convert crypto to fiat directly within the app, eliminating the need for transferring funds to a centralized wallet. This development comes at a time when centralized exchanges and P2P platforms are shutting down.

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project
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Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram will return $1.2 billion to investors and pay a fine of $18.5 million to the SEC as it dissolves TON network. But community members seek to revive the project.

SEC New Accredited Investor Definition Could Increase Access to Certain Crypto-Related Products
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SEC New Accredited Investor Definition Could Increase Access to Certain Crypto-Related Products

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to allow more individuals and entities to participate in private capital markets.

Huawei Files Patent For Blockchain Ledger Storage and Device
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Huawei Files Patent For Blockchain Ledger Storage and Device

Chinese technology giant Huawei has applied for a patent on a new blockchain-based storage systems.

Dave Portnoy Offers to be The Savior of Bitcoin and Chainlink (LINK), Angering Crypto Twitter
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Dave Portnoy Offers to be The Savior of Bitcoin and Chainlink (LINK), Angering Crypto Twitter

After declaring that he may be quitting crypto trading altogether, Dave Portnoy is now hinting that he will “save Bitcoin and crypto.”

Institutional Bitcoin Adoption Continues as MicroStrategy, Square, and Tesla Ramp Up Crypto Interest
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Institutional Bitcoin Adoption Continues as MicroStrategy, Square, and Tesla Ramp Up Crypto Interest

The institutional flow of funds into Bitcoin is a tool to help guarantee market stability and attract improved regulations for the crypto industry.

Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market
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Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market

Malaysia’s national stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia will conduct a blockchain Proof-of-Concept (PoC) dubbed "Project Harbour" to explore the DLT management of the country’s bonds market.

VP Bank Partners with Metaco for Digital Asset Custody Services
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VP Bank Partners with Metaco for Digital Asset Custody Services

VP Bank has teamed up with Metaco to enhance its digital asset custody and tokenization operations. The partnership will allow VP Bank to leverage Metaco's Harmonize platform for asset minting, burning, and storage.

CITD and XBE Pioneer Innovation with Launch of World's First DOT Standard 3+2 STO and NSTO
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CITD and XBE Pioneer Innovation with Launch of World's First DOT Standard 3+2 STO and NSTO

China Information Technology Development Limited (CITD) and Xtreme Business Enterprises (XBE) have announced the successful launch of the world's first Digital Ownership Token (DOT) Standard 3+2 Security Token Offering (STO) and Non-Security Token Offering (NSTO).

Vitalik Buterin Announces Ethereum's Upcoming Milestones: Verkle Trees and History Expiry
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Vitalik Buterin Announces Ethereum's Upcoming Milestones: Verkle Trees and History Expiry

Ethereum's network takes a major leap in scalability with the completion of the "Basic rollup scaling" milestone, paving the way for verkle trees and history expiry.

Bitcoin Inches Closer to a Market Value of $1 Trillion
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Bitcoin Inches Closer to a Market Value of $1 Trillion

Bitcoin is making notable strides because its current bull run has resulted in its market value being a stone’s throw away from the $1 trillion mark.

Bitcoin’s Price Finally Showing Signs of Macro Decoupling from the Stock Market
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Bitcoin’s Price Finally Showing Signs of Macro Decoupling from the Stock Market

Bitcoin has finally decoupled with the stock market, as the crypto's price has been able to maintain its strength while the stock market has been tumbling.

Top Coins to Watch This Week: BTC, ADA and LRC
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Top Coins to Watch This Week: BTC, ADA and LRC

The trend set by digital currencies has given a new leap to many cryptos and here are those picked out to watch this week.

South Korea Proposes 20% Capital Gains Tax on Cryptocurrency Commodities
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South Korea Proposes 20% Capital Gains Tax on Cryptocurrency Commodities

South Korea’s parliament has put forward a bill that could see crypto profits taxed by up to 20% as members argue that cryptocurrencies are commodities.

46% of American Crypto Investors Says it Has Done More Worse than Good - Report
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46% of American Crypto Investors Says it Has Done More Worse than Good - Report

Investing in the digital currency ecosystem has earned many of the early comers a fortune but the narrative is changing for those embracing the nascent industry now. According to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center, as many as 16% of US adults have invested in cryptocurrencies, particularly the top two coins, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH)

London Stock Exchange Acquires Cloud-based Tech Provider TORA for $325M
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London Stock Exchange Acquires Cloud-based Tech Provider TORA for $325M

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) plans to buy U.S. cloud-based technology provider TORA for $325 million. The deal will add digital currency assets to its exchange to meet growing investor demand for diversified investment tools.

No Plans to Launch Crypto Platform Yet: Nasdaq
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No Plans to Launch Crypto Platform Yet: Nasdaq

Nasdaq plans to wait for further clarity in terms of crypto adoption globally, the company’s executive vice president and head of North American markets said.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Speaks Up on Controversial Penny Stock Bars
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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Speaks Up on Controversial Penny Stock Bars

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has expressed her dissenting stance on the Commission's latest decision to impose permanent penny stock bars on four respondents involved in adjudication matters. This sentiment was publicized in her tweet on June 28, along with a link to an official statement explaining her position.

Report: TON and Telegram Forge Alliance in Q3 2023
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Report: TON and Telegram Forge Alliance in Q3 2023

The TON Ecosystem saw substantial growth and strategic alliances in Q3 2023. Notable highlights include a collaborative venture with Telegram, set to roll out the self-custodial wallet, TON Space, to Telegram's 800 million users, and a steady increase in TON accounts and on-chain active wallets. Various community initiatives and developer-centric events further illustrated TON's commitment to fostering a robust ecosystem, setting a solid foundation for its expansive vision in the crypto landscape.

Fidelity Set to Hire 100 Employees to Strengthen its Crypto Firm
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Fidelity Set to Hire 100 Employees to Strengthen its Crypto Firm

Fidelity Digital Assets, the asset management Behemoth Fidelity's cryptocurrency division, has disclosed its plans to hire 100 new employees in the next six months to strengthen its workforce

US Regulator Crypto Custody Proposal Opposed
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US Regulator Crypto Custody Proposal Opposed

The US SEC's proposal to amend its custody rule has faced opposition from the Blockchain Association and Andreessen Horowitz, who have filed letters criticising the rule's impact on investment advisers and its potential to curtail investment in digital assets. The SEC's proposal would apply more stringent rules on investment advisers in the custody of assets, including crypto.

Binance's New Blockchain Platform Aims to Build Web3 Infrastructure
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Binance's New Blockchain Platform Aims to Build Web3 Infrastructure

BNB Chain stores storage metadata, while third-party storage providers store data.

Robinhood to Roll Out New Features for Dogecoin and Other Cryptocurrencies as GameStop Hearing Looms
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Robinhood to Roll Out New Features for Dogecoin and Other Cryptocurrencies as GameStop Hearing Looms

Robinhood announced its intention to implement cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals.

Grayscale's Court Victory Influences SEC's Landmark Approval of Bitcoin ETFs
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Grayscale's Court Victory Influences SEC's Landmark Approval of Bitcoin ETFs

The U.S. SEC, under Chair Gary Gensler, has approved several spot Bitcoin ETFs, a significant regulatory shift influenced by a court victory by Grayscale. This decision marks a new era in cryptocurrency regulation, signaling greater acceptance and potential mainstream adoption of digital assets.

Portland Trail Blazers Pairs with StormX as the First NBA Crypto Jersey Patch Partner
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Portland Trail Blazers Pairs with StormX as the First NBA Crypto Jersey Patch Partner

Cryptocurrency platform StormX announced that the company will conduct a jersey patch advertising transaction with Portland Trail Blazers.

Israel's Stock Exchange to Launch a New Platform for Digital Asset
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Israel's Stock Exchange to Launch a New Platform for Digital Asset

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is planning to create a crypto platform through a project that will span for 5 years

Australian Crypto Exchange BTC Markets Accidentally Exposes 270,000 Customer Names and Emails
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Australian Crypto Exchange BTC Markets Accidentally Exposes 270,000 Customer Names and Emails

BTC Markets, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Australia, has accidentally exposed customers’ data, an incident that has put users at risk of phishing attacks.

DBS Declines to Offer Crypto Services to Retail Customers as Regulation Stiffens
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DBS Declines to Offer Crypto Services to Retail Customers as Regulation Stiffens

Since regulators consider crypto coins to be ill-suited for retail consumers, DBS bank said that it will not offer such products to retail-banking clients any time soon.

Zodia Custody and Parity Technologies Forge Strategic Partnership for Polkadot Ecosystem
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Zodia Custody and Parity Technologies Forge Strategic Partnership for Polkadot Ecosystem

Zodia Custody has partnered with Parity Technologies to enhance institutional access to the Polkadot ecosystem, a pioneering blockspace network. The partnership will provide custody services, staking DOT, and bridging the gap between traditional finance and digital assets. Zodia Custody will also support the ecosystem's sustained evolution through research and development, promoting global initiatives associated with Parity and Polkadot.

Argo Blockchain regains stock listing compliance with Nasdaq
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Argo Blockchain regains stock listing compliance with Nasdaq

Nasdaq relisted bitcoin mining company Argo. Nasdaq's listing standards demand a minimum closing bid price of $1 for 30 consecutive working days, which the firm did not meet. After Nasdaq notified ARBK about noncompliance in December, shares recovered.

Ripple on the Brink of Decisive Win as SEC Legal Battle Nears End
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Ripple on the Brink of Decisive Win as SEC Legal Battle Nears End

Ripple is expected to win a legal battle with the SEC, potentially settling $20 million or less. This victory is expected due to legal perspectives and the recent Second Circuit Court ruling, impacting digital currency regulation.

Has Judgement Finally Come for 2017 ICOs? Class Action Lawsuits Name Binance, BitMEX and Block.One Among Host of Crypto Defendants
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Has Judgement Finally Come for 2017 ICOs? Class Action Lawsuits Name Binance, BitMEX and Block.One Among Host of Crypto Defendants

Crypto Giants Binance, BitMEX, along with Executives CZ, Arthur Hayes Named Among Defendants in 11 Class Action Suits For Violating Securities Laws.

Getty Images Introduce Generative AI iStock to Revolutionize Visual Content Creation
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Getty Images Introduce Generative AI iStock to Revolutionize Visual Content Creation

Getty Images' new tool, Generative AI by iStock, powered by NVIDIA Picasso, revolutionizes visual content creation for marketing, offering legally safe, affordable, and versatile AI-generated visuals.

U.S. Houston Firefighter’s Pension Fund Invests $25 Million in Bitcoin and Ethereum
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U.S. Houston Firefighter’s Pension Fund Invests $25 Million in Bitcoin and Ethereum

The Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund, which manages nearly $5.5 billion in assets, announced that it has invested in cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Crosses $61K as Bull Run Continues
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Bitcoin Crosses $61K as Bull Run Continues

Bitcoin (BTC) has soared to new heights by hitting an all-time high of more than $61,000 not seen in its twelve-year history.

Silvergate Bank Suspends Dividend Payments to Preserve Liquidity
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Silvergate Bank Suspends Dividend Payments to Preserve Liquidity

Silvergate's board "shall re-evaluate the payment of quarterly dividends as market circumstances change."

Washington Developer Harbor Custom Development to Accept Payments in Crypto
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Washington Developer Harbor Custom Development to Accept Payments in Crypto

Real estate investors in Washington will have more options by paying cryptocurrencies, as the Washington-based Harbor Custom Development Inc is launching the service by the end of January.

US District Judge Rules in Favor of Custodial Arrangement for bZx DAO Members
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US District Judge Rules in Favor of Custodial Arrangement for bZx DAO Members

A US district judge has ruled that bZx DAO transactions are custodial due to the ability for developers to upgrade a smart contract where the key is held by a single developer, as highlighted in a class-action lawsuit against bZx DAO and others. This may impact DeFi platforms that use multisigs and require them to obtain custody licenses to comply with the law.

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund
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Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate, an innovative asset management firm, has secured a $14 million Series A financing round, aiming to expand its team and launch private funds for institutional investors.

SPAC CFO Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling $5M
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SPAC CFO Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling $5M

Cooper Morgenthau, former CFO of African Gold Acquisition Corporation, was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling $5 million from three different SPACs. Morgenthau used the embezzled funds to trade cryptocurrencies and meme stocks, losing almost all of the money. He then provided falsified documents to the company’s accountants and raised $4.7 million from private investors based on fraudulent claims. Morgenthau has been ordered to forfeit $5.1 million and pay restitution of the same amount.

Exclusive: Can Onchain Custodian Fill Fidelity's Gap in Crypto Custody?
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Exclusive: Can Onchain Custodian Fill Fidelity's Gap in Crypto Custody?

While wall street giant Fidelity tapped into the crypto custodian space, can Onchain Custodian survive under the fierce competition? Alexandre Kech, CEO of Onchain Custodian believes that they can fill Fidelity's gap in the crypto custodial market. He also explains how the surging demand in BTC futures and crypto collateral can present huge business opportunities for crypto custodians.

German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme
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German Crypto Firm USI Tech Founder Charged in $150 Million Fraud Scheme

Horst Jicha, founder of USI Tech, has been charged with defrauding investors of $150 million in a fraudulent crypto scheme, marking a significant development in regulatory action against crypto-related crimes.

Bitcoin Convert Jim Cramer says Wall Street Ignoring COVID-19 Cases, Biden Election Fraud Dispute and Collapse in Stimulus Talks
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Bitcoin Convert Jim Cramer says Wall Street Ignoring COVID-19 Cases, Biden Election Fraud Dispute and Collapse in Stimulus Talks

Bitcoin convert and CNBC analyst Jim Cramer thinks Wall Street is ignoring market risks from rising US COVID-19 cases, the 2020 election dispute, and collapse in stimulus talks.

Bitcoin Price Fights For Balance as Number of BTC Holders With 0.1 Coins Reaches New ATH
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Bitcoin Price Fights For Balance as Number of BTC Holders With 0.1 Coins Reaches New ATH

The number of BTC retail holders are increasing, spurring bullish sentiment that may prompt the market to recover from overnight dips experienced by Bitcoin.

Defi Wallet Unstoppable Finance Raises $12.8M in Series A Fund
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Defi Wallet Unstoppable Finance Raises $12.8M in Series A Fund

Berlin-based Unstoppable Finance has announced a €12.5 million ($12.8 million) Series A round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange to Integrate Blockchain Technology to “Better Serve” China’s Capital Market Sector
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Shenzhen Stock Exchange to Integrate Blockchain Technology to “Better Serve” China’s Capital Market Sector

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange, also known as the Shenzhen Stock Connect, has signed an agreement with the Guangdong Equity Exchange to jointly work on further developing the use of blockchain technology in the capital market sector.

Facebook Taps Coinbase to Offer Custody Services for Novi Digital Wallet Rollout
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Facebook Taps Coinbase to Offer Custody Services for Novi Digital Wallet Rollout

Facebook is launching Novi digital wallet. The social giant has hired Coinbase to serve as a custody partner.

Fidelity Digital Assets Custody Ready for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund
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Fidelity Digital Assets Custody Ready for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund

Wave Financial, based in Los Angeles, launched the Wave BTC Income & Growth Digital Fund, racing to become the first crypto derivatives-based yield fund in the market.

Goldman Sachs Invites Investors to Conference Call on Bitcoin, Gold and Crisis Markets
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Goldman Sachs Invites Investors to Conference Call on Bitcoin, Gold and Crisis Markets

Goldman Sachs is preparing to host a conference call with its top investors to discuss the impact of the current economic crisis on inflation, gold, and Bitcoin.

OKX Joins Forces with Solana Mobile
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OKX Joins Forces with Solana Mobile

OKX has partnered with Solana Mobile to integrate its Web3 solutions into the dApp store on the Solana Saga smartphone. This partnership aims to enhance mobile access to Web3 and broaden everyday accessibility to decentralized applications and services.

Billionaire Investor Howard Marks Changes His Mind on Bitcoin as Demand for Crypto Rises
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Billionaire Investor Howard Marks Changes His Mind on Bitcoin as Demand for Crypto Rises

Billionaire Howard Marks has acknowledged that the growing demand of Bitcoin has shifted his perspective.

Ethereum Shifting to Cold Wallets for DeFi-Related & Holding Activities
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Ethereum Shifting to Cold Wallets for DeFi-Related & Holding Activities

ETH supply on exchanges has been shrinking by being transferred to cold storage.

Bitcoin Rebounds, Despite Bearish Confidence among Institutional Investors
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Bitcoin Rebounds, Despite Bearish Confidence among Institutional Investors

Bitcoin’s price rebounded slightly, which has increased by 24.15% over the past week. However, the institutional sentiment remains bearish.

Crypto Project Baer Chain Has Been Classified as a Ponzi Scheme by the Chinese Police Department
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Crypto Project Baer Chain Has Been Classified as a Ponzi Scheme by the Chinese Police Department

The police department of the Haizhou district in Lianyungang, a coastal city in China published a notice on " information verification and registration of investment members of the Baer Chain case” on June 15. According to the notice, the project has been classified as a Ponzi scheme.

Singapore's MAS Blacklists ImToken Wallet for Unlicensed Operations
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Singapore's MAS Blacklists ImToken Wallet for Unlicensed Operations

Singapore's MAS has blacklisted ImToken, a crypto wallet provider, for lack of a financial license, citing its role as a decentralized, self-custodial wallet for investor protection and market stability.

69 % Female Crypto Investors in U.S. Adopt Holding Strategy, Survey Shows
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69 % Female Crypto Investors in U.S. Adopt Holding Strategy, Survey Shows

Real Talk survey BlockFi suggests that female crypto investors on American soil had a long-term outlook because they had adopted the buy-and-hold strategy.

InfStones aims to simplify ETH staking through Shappella upgrade
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InfStones aims to simplify ETH staking through Shappella upgrade

InfStones is offering a new Ethereum validator service that allows users to launch validator nodes for staking with just a few clicks. The platform is targeting both users and institutional investors by providing a simpler way to stake their tokens, with the added benefit of being able to stake less than 32 ETH after the Shappella upgrade. However, there has been a slight decline in Ethereum staking deposits due to regulatory pressure and the upcoming upgrade.

Japan’s Crypto Exchange Coincheck to List on NASDAQ Stock Market in July 2023
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Japan’s Crypto Exchange Coincheck to List on NASDAQ Stock Market in July 2023

Coincheck wants to list its shares on the Nasdaq through a merger with a SPAC company.

Bitcoin Price Surges Over the $10,000 Mark—Traders Expect it to Edge Higher
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Bitcoin Price Surges Over the $10,000 Mark—Traders Expect it to Edge Higher

Bitcoin price crossed the $10,000 mark on July 26, reaching its highest level in almost two months. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading around the $10,248 level at press time. The last time Bitcoin was at the $10K level was on June 10.

Galaxy Digital Invests $44 Million Into Institutional Cryptocurrency
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Galaxy Digital Invests $44 Million Into Institutional Cryptocurrency

Galaxy Digital invests $44 million in institutional bitcoin custody platform GK8 to integrate its asset storage and management capabilities.

GameStop Launches Public Beta Version of NFT Marketplace
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GameStop Launches Public Beta Version of NFT Marketplace

Video game retailer GameStop Corp announced the launch of a public beta version of NFT marketplace to provide players with faster, cheaper, and more secure access to digital property rights.

Fidelity Digital Assets Head says Bitcoin Still Too Volatile To Be Store of Wealth
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Fidelity Digital Assets Head says Bitcoin Still Too Volatile To Be Store of Wealth

Tom Jessop, President of Fidelity Investments digital assets arm said his firm still uses the word “potential” when describing volatile Bitcoin’s ability to act as a store of value

LSE Set to Launch Bitcoin and Ethereum ETNs
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LSE Set to Launch Bitcoin and Ethereum ETNs

LSE readies for Bitcoin & Ethereum ETN listings in Q2 2024, aligning with FCA's updated crypto stance, signaling a landmark for regulated crypto investments.

Alpaca Debuts Private Equity Real Estate
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Alpaca Debuts Private Equity Real Estate

Alpaca, a New York-based alternative investment firm, has launched a private equity real estate platform, Alpaca Real Estate (ARE), led by Daniel Carr and Peter Weiss. The platform, with significant backing from GCM Grosvenor, aims to leverage technology and operational strategies to enhance real estate investment returns amid current market dislocations.

UAE Crypto Insights: 72% Investors Lean Towards Bitcoin
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UAE Crypto Insights: 72% Investors Lean Towards Bitcoin

The UAE's crypto investors, according to a survey by KuCoin, are overwhelmingly in favor of Bitcoin, highlighting the need for trust, security, and crypto education, as well as a keen interest in blockchain and AI integration, indicating the country's potential as a crypto hub.

Blockstream's Greenlight Officially Launches, Promising Simplified Lightning Operations
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Blockstream's Greenlight Officially Launches, Promising Simplified Lightning Operations

Blockstream has officially launched Greenlight, a Lightning-as-a-Service (LaaS) solution, aimed at alleviating the operational challenges of managing Lightning network nodes while enhancing security. The service, revealed in June and launched on October 12, 2023, allows developers to retain key control, reducing risks and freeing up essential resources for core business operations. Greenlight offers a blend of convenience and self-custody, making it a noteworthy advancement in the blockchain and Lightning network domain.

HK-based Gusto Collective Raises $11m in Funding Round Led by Animoca Brands, Gaw Capital
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HK-based Gusto Collective Raises $11m in Funding Round Led by Animoca Brands, Gaw Capital

Hong Kong-based Gusto Collective has raised $11 million in its Seed Plus funding round led by Animoca Brands and Gaw Capital.

Mina Stones to Propel Ethical Mining in Africa via Credits Blockchain
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Mina Stones to Propel Ethical Mining in Africa via Credits Blockchain

Mina Stones, a pioneer of Handcrafted African Fine Jewelry, seeks to avert the unethical mining problem in Africa by using Credits blockchain to alter the present gemstones supply chain.

Ex-CFTC Boss Christopher Giancarlo Joins CoinFund as Advisor
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Ex-CFTC Boss Christopher Giancarlo Joins CoinFund as Advisor

Christopher Giancarlo, the former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has joined CoinFund as a strategic advisor.

Bitcoin and the Crypto Market Could Go Down Again—Market Recap and Price Analysis
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Bitcoin and the Crypto Market Could Go Down Again—Market Recap and Price Analysis

Both the stock and crypto market could go down, the bitcoin price appears ready to drop.

Fidelity Files for Bitcoin Fund After Validating Model Predicting BTC Price at $1 Million
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Fidelity Files for Bitcoin Fund After Validating Model Predicting BTC Price at $1 Million

Peter Jubber, the president and director of digital funds at Fidelity filed for a new fund dedicated to Bitcoin with the US SEC.

Uniswap's Front-End Fees Surpass $1 Million
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Uniswap's Front-End Fees Surpass $1 Million

Uniswap's front-end fees exceed $1 million in 24 days, contributing 17.4% to its total fees, with an estimated annual revenue of $15.2 million.

Institutional Investors Own 16% of Bitcoin’s Realized Market Capitalization
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Institutional Investors Own 16% of Bitcoin’s Realized Market Capitalization

16% of BTC's realized market cap is now owned by institutional investors, according to the CEO of CryptoQuant.com.

Ripple Handed a Temporary Restraining Order Limiting XRP Sales until Investor Tetragon Has Sold Back Its Shares
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Ripple Handed a Temporary Restraining Order Limiting XRP Sales until Investor Tetragon Has Sold Back Its Shares

After a court ruling, a temporary restraining order has been issued against Ripple limiting its XRP sales.

GameStop's NFT Marketplace is Out in Beta
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GameStop's NFT Marketplace is Out in Beta

GameStop's NFT marketplace is out in beta and integrated with the Ethereum Layer 2 zkRollup protocol, Loopring (LRC).

Jul 24 Trading Analysis: What Bloodbath?
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Jul 24 Trading Analysis: What Bloodbath?

Despite stonk's bloodbath, BTC managed to close higher on the day with some short squeeze liquidation through $9600 level. I am actually surprised that we are still trading at current levels, would only be a matter of time that we see us retracing back some of its gains, which was why I said yesterday, we need to continue to monitor the momentum of capital into BTC.

Ethereum’s Perpetual Swaps Open Interest Hit a Two-Month High
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Ethereum’s Perpetual Swaps Open Interest Hit a Two-Month High

The latest surge in the crypto market has made Ethereum’s perpetual swaps open interest to hit a record-high.

ARK Invest Buys Record Amount of Coinbase Stock, Despite Market Volatility
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ARK Invest Buys Record Amount of Coinbase Stock, Despite Market Volatility

Despite recent market volatility, Cathie Wood’s investment manager ARK Invest has made a record purchase of Coinbase stock, along with significant investments in Robinhood. The move confirms ARK’s bullish sentiment towards the cryptocurrency industry and Bitcoin.

Taiwan's Financial Regulator Cautions Investors Amidst Crypto Volatility
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Taiwan's Financial Regulator Cautions Investors Amidst Crypto Volatility

Taiwan's FSC urges public caution with virtual asset trading due to extreme price volatility, highlighting the speculative nature and risks involved.

Most Americans Plan to Use $1,400 Stimulus Checks to Invest in Bitcoin and Stocks - Mizuho Survey
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Most Americans Plan to Use $1,400 Stimulus Checks to Invest in Bitcoin and Stocks - Mizuho Survey

Mizuho has released a new survey showing that with the third round of $1,400 stimulus payments already hitting Americans’ bank accounts, most recipients are planning to use their stimulus checks to buy Bitcoin and stocks. Interestingly, the survey found that Bitcoin was a more popular choice among stimulus recipients than stocks.

GameStop Phases Out NFT Platform in Response to Regulatory Challenges
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GameStop Phases Out NFT Platform in Response to Regulatory Challenges

GameStop has announced the closure of its NFT marketplace, citing regulatory uncertainty. Effective from February 2, 2024, the platform will cease operations but assures that NFTs remain accessible on the blockchain.

StormGain Launches Free Bitcoin Cloud Mining Service!
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StormGain Launches Free Bitcoin Cloud Mining Service!

StormGain launches a free crypto cloud mining service that allows you to become a cloud miner for free!

Wallet of Satoshi Withdraws from the U.S. Market Amid Regulatory Challenges
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Wallet of Satoshi Withdraws from the U.S. Market Amid Regulatory Challenges

Wallet of Satoshi withdraws from U.S. market, highlighting regulatory challenges faced by crypto service providers like GameStop and Binance, reflecting evolving U.S. cryptocurrency regulation landscape.

Abu Dhabi Women Set to Receive Free Crypto Domains to Expand Their Web3 Knowledge
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Abu Dhabi Women Set to Receive Free Crypto Domains to Expand Their Web3 Knowledge

To give women residing in Abu Dhabi the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and ultimately explore the Web3 world, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Access Abu Dhabi have teamed up with NFT domain name provider Unstoppable Domains

DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong
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DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong

Security tokenization is the representation of fractional interests in an asset using blockchain. A security token derives its value from an underlying asset, such as a work of art. This differs from a utility token, which gives a holder the right to use a particular product or service, or a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, which has its own value as a currency.

$115 Million in Bitcoin Was Acquired by an Asset Manager as its Primary Treasury Reserve Asset
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$115 Million in Bitcoin Was Acquired by an Asset Manager as its Primary Treasury Reserve Asset

Stone Ridge Asset Management, home to $13 billion in assets under management (AUM) has recently purchased $115 million in Bitcoin.

Low-Risk Appetite Continues to Play Out in Bitcoin Market Based on Diminishing Institutional Activity
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Low-Risk Appetite Continues to Play Out in Bitcoin Market Based on Diminishing Institutional Activity

Institutional activity remains sluggish as Bitcoin hovers around the lower $20K level, depicting a low-risk appetite.

GameStop's Blockchain Chief Matt Finestone Departs from Company
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GameStop's Blockchain Chief Matt Finestone Departs from Company

Matt Finestone, head of the blockchain team of GameStop Corp, announced his departure after working 1.5 years at the company.

Germany’s Financial Regulator Warns Binance Over Stock Token Offering
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Germany’s Financial Regulator Warns Binance Over Stock Token Offering

Germany's financial regulator BaFin has warned Binance that it may be violating European securities laws with the introduction of its stock token trading.

Coinbase’s Direct Listing Reference Price Set at $250 per Share by Nasdaq
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Coinbase’s Direct Listing Reference Price Set at $250 per Share by Nasdaq

The Nasdaq Stock Market has set a reference price of $250 per share for the direct listing of Coinbase Global Inc., the largest US crypto exchange that will go public on April 14.

Standard Chartered’s Zodia Custody Gets FCA Approval to Offer Cryptocurrency Services
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Standard Chartered’s Zodia Custody Gets FCA Approval to Offer Cryptocurrency Services

Zodia Custody has been given greenlight to provide cryptocurrency services to institutions.

Immutable launches its $500M Fund to Boost Web3.0 Gaming Adoption
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Immutable launches its $500M Fund to Boost Web3.0 Gaming Adoption

Blockchain infrastructure platform Immutable has launched a new $500 million fund with which it plans to take care of emerging gaming protocols and Non-Fungible Token (NFT) startups in the Web3.0 ecosystem

Unchained Capital Raises $60M in Bitcoin Funding
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Unchained Capital Raises $60M in Bitcoin Funding

Financial services provider Unchained Capital has raised $60 million in a Series B funding round led by Valor Equity Partners. The company uses multi-signature technology to provide a more secure way to hold Bitcoin, allowing clients to share control of their funds between private keys they hold themselves and those held by Unchained or other financial services companies. The funding will be used to expand Unchained's reach and suite of services.

Kraken Introduces Simple, Secure, and Powerful Kraken Wallet
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Kraken Introduces Simple, Secure, and Powerful Kraken Wallet

Kraken has launched Kraken Wallet, a self-custodial wallet that offers simplicity, security, and power to users. The wallet allows seamless interaction with popular blockchains, comprehensive portfolio tracking, and WalletConnect integration. With a focus on privacy and backed by Kraken's industry-leading security measures, Kraken Wallet aims to accelerate crypto adoption and empower users in the decentralized world.

Exclusive: Why are Independent Third Party Crypto Custodians so Important?
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Exclusive: Why are Independent Third Party Crypto Custodians so Important?

Alexandre Kech, CEO of Onchain Custodian shares with us the importance of independent third party custodian solutions. He identified three grey areas for assets under custody by the exchange and how Onchain Custodian identifies the custodial needs for crypto players and traditional financial giants!

ARK Invest Intensifies Investment in Robinhood
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ARK Invest Intensifies Investment in Robinhood

ARK Invest, led by Bitcoin enthusiast Cathie Wood, increased its stake in Robinhood, buying 1.1 million shares worth over $9.5 million in a single day. The investment was distributed across three ARK ETFs, with ARKK acquiring the majority.

XRP is not a Security: Former CFTC Chair Chris Giancarlo Says
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XRP is not a Security: Former CFTC Chair Chris Giancarlo Says

Christopher Giancarlo said he believes XRP does not qualify as security as the SEC is alleging, a claim made based on earlier research he has done as the chairman of the CFTC.

Is Dogecoin (DOGE) the New GameStop?
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Is Dogecoin (DOGE) the New GameStop?

As retail Reddit and Twitter investors are being barred from trading GameStop on trading apps like Robinhood, a shift to Dogecoin is pumping the altcoin

Why Hong Kong Will Be a Leading Digital Asset Trading Centre in Asia
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Why Hong Kong Will Be a Leading Digital Asset Trading Centre in Asia

Reasons why Hong Kong will a leading digital asset trading centre in Asia.

Singaporean DBS Bank to Expand Bitcoin Offerings to Retail Traders
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Singaporean DBS Bank to Expand Bitcoin Offerings to Retail Traders

Singapore-based bank and financial operator DBS is on track to expand its Bitcoin trading services to its retail customers.

Wealthfront To Enable Cryptocurrency Investments for its Clients
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Wealthfront To Enable Cryptocurrency Investments for its Clients

Wealthfront is the latest mainstream firm that plans to offer cryptocurrencies to its clients.

Crypto Investors’ Realized Gains Increased by 400% to Hit $162.7m in 2021, Study Shows
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Crypto Investors’ Realized Gains Increased by 400% to Hit $162.7m in 2021, Study Shows

With 2021 emerging as a strong year for cryptocurrencies, global investors made $162.7 million in realized gains, according to blockchain analytic firm Chainalysis.

Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone
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Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone

Coinbase's role in the newly approved Bitcoin spot ETFs by the SEC marks a crucial advancement in cryptocurrency's integration into mainstream finance, bringing regulatory clarity and institutional investment opportunities.

Mask Network (MASK) Bonfire Union Achieves $100 Million Milestone
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Mask Network (MASK) Bonfire Union Achieves $100 Million Milestone

Mask Network launches $100 million fund under Bonfire Union, supporting decentralized social networks and infrastructure, driving Web3 innovation, and contributing to Mastodon and Web3 education through $10 million builder initiative.

Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd Says Bitcoin Price Should Rise to $400,000
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Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd Says Bitcoin Price Should Rise to $400,000

Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer at Guggenheim Investments, believes that the price of Bitcoin will hit highs of around $400,000 based on its fundamental value.

Hong Kong is a Step Closer to Legalizing Retail Crypto Trading - Report
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Hong Kong is a Step Closer to Legalizing Retail Crypto Trading - Report

New reports show the speculations that Hong Kong might permit retail crypto trading may be true

Former Banker Charged with Crypto Investment Fraud
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Former Banker Charged with Crypto Investment Fraud

Rashawn Russell, a former investment banker and registered broker, has been charged in federal court for defrauding investors with fake cryptocurrency investments and misappropriating funds to finance his lifestyle.

Ethereum Has Vastly Outperformed Tech Stocks With a Staggering 171% ROI
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Ethereum Has Vastly Outperformed Tech Stocks With a Staggering 171% ROI

Ethereum's price drop hasn’t dampened its spirits to offer an impressive return on investment (ROI) so far this year compared to tech stocks like Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple.

Binance Survey: Institutional Investors Bullish on Crypto's Long-Term Prospects
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Binance Survey: Institutional Investors Bullish on Crypto's Long-Term Prospects

Binance Research, in collaboration with Binance VIP & Institutional, has recently unveiled the results of their Institutional Crypto Outlook Survey. The study reveals a strong positive sentiment towards cryptocurrencies among institutional investors, with 63.5% expressing optimism for the next year and a striking 88% displaying a positive outlook for the next decade.

Coinbase Reportedly Planning to Go Public This Year—Paving the Way for the Next Phase of Crypto Adoption
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Coinbase Reportedly Planning to Go Public This Year—Paving the Way for the Next Phase of Crypto Adoption

According to sources, Coinbase has started planning for a stock market listing this year, which would make it the first major US cryptocurrency exchange to go public.

Could Current DeFi Rebound be Indicative of Broader Market Revival?
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Could Current DeFi Rebound be Indicative of Broader Market Revival?

The growth of the DeFi subsector is quite unusual as the combined market cap had a 0.69% growth over the same time frame.

US Bank Debuts Crypto Custody Services for Fund Managers
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US Bank Debuts Crypto Custody Services for Fund Managers

America’s fifth-largest retail financial institution, US Bancorp, also known as US Bank, is set to provide cryptocurrency custody services.

Positive Gold Forecast Could Ignite Bitcoin Bull Run, US Stock Futures Rally on Stimulus Hopes
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Positive Gold Forecast Could Ignite Bitcoin Bull Run, US Stock Futures Rally on Stimulus Hopes

Gold has been trading sideways in the past few weeks, but according to this CEO, the price action is forming a bottom. Holmes predicts that gold will reach $4K.

FCA Warns Companies on Crypto Mergers
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FCA Warns Companies on Crypto Mergers

The crypto market in the UK received a warning from the financial watchdog following an acquisition announcement by Bitpanda.

Maple Finance Opens Cash Management Solution to U.S. Investors, Backed by U.S. Treasury Bills
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Maple Finance Opens Cash Management Solution to U.S. Investors, Backed by U.S. Treasury Bills

Maple Finance opens Cash Management to U.S. Accredited Investors, offering yield backed by U.S. Treasury bills.

Michael Saylor: Selling MicroStrategy Shares to Boost Bitcoin Holdings
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Michael Saylor: Selling MicroStrategy Shares to Boost Bitcoin Holdings

MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor is selling $216M in company shares to invest in Bitcoin, reflecting his confidence in the cryptocurrency's future and the company's ongoing commitment to it.

Cryptocurrencies Added to the List of Top Threats to Investors by Texas Security Board
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Cryptocurrencies Added to the List of Top Threats to Investors by Texas Security Board

According to the latest Texas Investors Guide, Texas regulators have added cryptocurrencies to the list of top threats to investors. In an edition of the states Securities Board's “Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud,” the regulatory body included cryptocurrencies to the list of investments with potential red flags. The report described cryptocurrencies as extraordinarily volatile and challenging to grasp for people who are not professional traders.

Bitcoin Price Sets 12-Day High as US Stock Futures Sees Bounce-Back Session
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Bitcoin Price Sets 12-Day High as US Stock Futures Sees Bounce-Back Session

Bitcoin has currently surged above the $10,700 level, reaching its highest price level in 12 days.

Wall Street Veteran Urges Investors to Add Cryptocurrencies to Their Investment Portfolios
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Wall Street Veteran Urges Investors to Add Cryptocurrencies to Their Investment Portfolios

Veteran George Ball, a renowned Wall Street Veteran, has said that the addition of crypto to investment portfolios are attractive because they increase returns.

Fantom's Evolution: From Technical Innovations to Ecosystem Expansion
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Fantom's Evolution: From Technical Innovations to Ecosystem Expansion

Fantom continues to innovate despite facing challenges in its DeFi ecosystem. With planned technical upgrades and a focus on growing its developer community, the network aims for a robust and diversified blockchain ecosystem.

Top Three Advantages of the Forex Trading Profession
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Top Three Advantages of the Forex Trading Profession

There are also many other foreign exchange markets where you can start trading but the Forex market has many advantages. If you know and understand the Forex market then you won’t be able to quit trading in the market. Most people choose the Forex market as it gives higher chances to make a profit than in the other foreign exchange markets. In this article, you will be able to discover the advantages of Forex trading so make sure you read the full article.

Twitter Followers Advise Elon Musk to Invest 10% of Tesla Stock in Cryptocurrencies, Poll Says
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Twitter Followers Advise Elon Musk to Invest 10% of Tesla Stock in Cryptocurrencies, Poll Says

Elon Musk has received responses from the majority of his Twitter followers. The renowned investor recently asked whether he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock.

Misuse of Facial Recognition: The $10M Macy's and Sunglass Hut Legal Battle
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Misuse of Facial Recognition: The $10M Macy's and Sunglass Hut Legal Battle

Harvey Eugene Murphy Jr. sues Macy's and Sunglass Hut for $10 million over wrongful arrest and assault, highlighting flaws in facial recognition technology and its serious consequences.

Fed Governor Christopher Waller Says US CBDC Not Necessary for Dollar’s Supremacy
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Fed Governor Christopher Waller Says US CBDC Not Necessary for Dollar’s Supremacy

Waller said the Fed has not made decisions concerning CBDCs. He stated that his remarks are aimed at giving a free and open dialogue on the utility of such digital currencies.

Dave Portnoy Calls Bitcoin “A Ponzi Scheme,” but Says He Will be Back for Crypto
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Dave Portnoy Calls Bitcoin “A Ponzi Scheme,” but Says He Will be Back for Crypto

Dave Portnoy revealed that he had previously bought $1.25 million worth of Bitcoin, despite thinking the cryptocurrency was just a “just one big Ponzi scheme.”

NBA's Rockets Team up with NYDIG, to be Paid in Bitcoin
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NBA's Rockets Team up with NYDIG, to be Paid in Bitcoin

NBA team Houston Rockets announced that it will collaborate with the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), a top player in the bitcoin arena.

Russia Mulling the Idea to Build a Crypto Platform on the Moscow Stock Exchange
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Russia Mulling the Idea to Build a Crypto Platform on the Moscow Stock Exchange

Russian lawmakers are mulling the idea that the government could create a cryptocurrency trading platform that will be an offshoot of the Moscow Stock Exchange.

Binance to Launch UK Crypto Exchange to Meet Client Demand
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Binance to Launch UK Crypto Exchange to Meet Client Demand

Binance, the leading cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it will launch a regulated crypto trading platform in the UK, in the coming months. Binance.UK is planning to create a trading platform to allow retail and institutional investors to sell and buy cryptocurrencies using euros and pounds.

C10: An All-Weather Approach to Investing In Cryptocurrencies
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C10: An All-Weather Approach to Investing In Cryptocurrencies

The future of cryptocurrencies looks bright as an increasing number of investors are looking for alternative investment opportunities, but many remain hesitant because of the market's extreme volatility.

Matrixport's Evolved Enterprise-Grade Cactus Custody and Holistic Approach to KYT and AML Compliance
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Matrixport's Evolved Enterprise-Grade Cactus Custody and Holistic Approach to KYT and AML Compliance

Matrixport is a Singapore-based cryptocurrency startup which was launched by former Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu. Established in July 2019 with the goal to offer over-the-counter trading, lending and custody services for crypto, Matrixport boasts a systematic security model, global distributed infrastructure and business-focused security innovation capability to assure the security and reliability of users' assets.

Grayscale Plans to Offer More Digital Asset Products to Meet Rising Investor Demand
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Grayscale Plans to Offer More Digital Asset Products to Meet Rising Investor Demand

Grayscale Investments LLC has announced plans to explore other digital assets.

Estonia's Central Bank Launches Research Project into CBDC
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Estonia's Central Bank Launches Research Project into CBDC

Estonia’s Central Bank also known as Eesti Pank has launched a multi-year research project into central bank digital currencies.

Binance Stops Trading Of Stock Tokens amid increasing Global Regulatory Scrutiny
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Binance Stops Trading Of Stock Tokens amid increasing Global Regulatory Scrutiny

Binance has announced that it will suspend providing digital versions of stocks such as Coinbase, Apple, and Tesla, a time when the exchange faces rising pressure from regulators across the globe.

75% Investors Joins Crypto Space due to GameFi, Survey Shows
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75% Investors Joins Crypto Space due to GameFi, Survey Shows

Despite the recent market crash might discourage investors. A survey shows that 75% of investors join the crypto space due to GameFi.=

Tornado Cash Co-Founder Seeks Dismissal of Money Laundering Charges
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Tornado Cash Co-Founder Seeks Dismissal of Money Laundering Charges

Tornado Cash's co-founder, Roman Storm, has filed a dismissal motion for charges related to money laundering and violating the IEEPA.

TikTok and WeChat Get Banned From United States App Stores
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TikTok and WeChat Get Banned From United States App Stores

From Sunday, TikTok and WeChat will no longer be available for download in United States App stores.

How DeFi Protocol Insurance Boosts Confidence Among Investors?
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How DeFi Protocol Insurance Boosts Confidence Among Investors?

The role of DeFi protocol insurance has become more important that DeFi users cannot overlook.

MyAlgo warns users of ongoing wallet exploit
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MyAlgo warns users of ongoing wallet exploit

MyAlgo, a wallet provider for the Algorand network, has warned users to withdraw funds from wallets created with a seed phrase due to an ongoing exploit. The company is uncertain about the cause of recent wallet hacks and advises everyone to take precautionary measures. The exploit is suspected to have stolen over $9.2 million worth of funds, with around 25 accounts affected.

Ethereum—The Whole Forking History
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Ethereum—The Whole Forking History

Ethereum is the second most recognizable name in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, next to Bitcoin. Ethereum was created to overcome the limitations of Bitcoin, which is essentially just a system for decentralized money, and push the boundaries of blockchain technology and decentralization. Like Bitcoin, it is supported by a peer-to-peer node network, meaning that it is essentially a decentralized server run by a vast number of computers with no central administrator or intermediary.

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads
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US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads

A federal US judge granted an injunction request against the Trump Administration’s order to ban TikTok downloads across all US app stores.

The First Crypto Bank in Puerto Rico Rolls Out Digital-Asset Custody Service
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The First Crypto Bank in Puerto Rico Rolls Out Digital-Asset Custody Service

FV (Fintech Ventures) Bank, a global financial entity registered in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, has launched a digital-asset custody service for seamless safeguarding and interoperability of crypto and fiat.

Coin Cloud Customer Data and Source Code Allegedly Stolen
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Coin Cloud Customer Data and Source Code Allegedly Stolen

Coin Cloud, a cryptocurrency ATM provider, has suffered a data breach involving 70,000 customer selfies and 300,000 PII stolen, highlighting the need for improved security measures in the cryptocurrency sector.

Retail Investment Slips as New Bitcoin Addresses Drop
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Retail Investment Slips as New Bitcoin Addresses Drop

Retail investment in the Bitcoin (BTC) market seems to have dried up based on the drop in new addresses.

NYDFS Introduces Stricter Crypto Listing and Delisting Rules
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NYDFS Introduces Stricter Crypto Listing and Delisting Rules

NYDFS has implemented stricter regulations for cryptocurrency businesses, enhancing investor protection through detailed risk assessments and governance, highlighting New York's proactive regulatory approach.

Web3 Revolutionizes Startup and Investor Landscape
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Web3 Revolutionizes Startup and Investor Landscape

Professionals at Paris Blockchain Week 2023 discuss how Web3 disrupts traditional business models and offers new opportunities for startups and investors. Different cultures in Web3 and Web2 startups were analyzed, with emphasis on the role of investors in Web3 and the challenges faced by startups.

Microstrategy Stock Sees Insider Selloffs With Bitcoin's Latest Correction
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Microstrategy Stock Sees Insider Selloffs With Bitcoin's Latest Correction

Two top executives of MicroStrategy has offloaded part of their stock holdings, a move that may trigger scepticism related to the recent BTC price slump.

Schwab Q3 Survey: 44% Bullish on U.S. Stock Market and 66% See AI as a Significant Market Impact
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Schwab Q3 Survey: 44% Bullish on U.S. Stock Market and 66% See AI as a Significant Market Impact

The Charles Schwab Trader Sentiment Survey for Q3 indicates a shift in investor sentiment towards optimism, with 44% of traders optimistic about the U.S. stock market, despite concerns about recession, Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, political instability, inflation, and market corrections. Older traders are more optimistic.

Samsung Facilitates Blockchain Use on Galaxy Devices
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Samsung Facilitates Blockchain Use on Galaxy Devices

Samsung issued an official announcement to inform users that they will now be able to manage and trade cryptocurrencies from third-party wallets directly on Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Virginia Senate Votes to Support New Bill by Permitting Banks to Offer Crypto Custody Services
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Virginia Senate Votes to Support New Bill by Permitting Banks to Offer Crypto Custody Services

Based on the unanimous vote from the Virginia Senate, the proposed bill amendment introduced on January 22 this year by Delegate Christopher T. Head sought to allow eligible banks to offer cryptocurrency custody services.

Binance Enhances VIP Investor Program with Flexible Earn Products and ETH Staking
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Binance Enhances VIP Investor Program with Flexible Earn Products and ETH Staking

Binance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has upgraded its VIP Investor Program to include Simple Earn Flexible Products and ETH Staking, providing users with more opportunities to qualify for VIP tiers and unlock additional rewards.

Billionaire John Paulson Describes Crypto as “Worthless Bubble”, Will Eventually Crash to Zero
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Billionaire John Paulson Describes Crypto as “Worthless Bubble”, Will Eventually Crash to Zero

Legendary Billionaire investor, John Paulson, has trashed cryptocurrency. Paulson now calls cryptocurrencies a bubble that will eventually prove to be worthless. He instead recommends gold as a safe haven asset.

Bitcoin Price Breaks $10,000 Flirting with High Resistance of Supply – Understanding the Stock to Flow Model
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Bitcoin Price Breaks $10,000 Flirting with High Resistance of Supply – Understanding the Stock to Flow Model

Bitcoin has taken off this week, moving to $10,000 and firing up the market in euphoria. With only one week from halving, The Bitcoin price has now deleted all its coronavirus crash losses, up practically 40% since January 1st—and putting it on target to be one of the year's best performing resources.

Telegram Tells US Investors to Leave TON Blockchain Project and Take 72% Refund
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Telegram Tells US Investors to Leave TON Blockchain Project and Take 72% Refund

Telegram now says US investors won’t get 110% refund and tells them to leave its blockchain TON project.

The Bank of Russia Wants Strict Limits for Non-Professional Russian Crypto Investors
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The Bank of Russia Wants Strict Limits for Non-Professional Russian Crypto Investors

Russia has published a proposal that sets strict limits on the amounts of digital assets acquired by non-professionals investors in a year.

US Dollar Losses in 2020 Not to be Recouped in the Coming Year, Making the Case for a Bitcoin Rally
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US Dollar Losses in 2020 Not to be Recouped in the Coming Year, Making the Case for a Bitcoin Rally

Bitcoin has been holding steadily around $10,738 at press time, as the stock market continues to recover and see gains.

Bittrex Faces Potential Legal Action from US SEC
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Bittrex Faces Potential Legal Action from US SEC

Bittrex, a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, may face legal action from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over alleged violations related to investor protection, despite preparing to shut down its local operations.

Crypto Bank Custodia Files Lawsuit against Federal Reserve for Delaying Master Account Application
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Crypto Bank Custodia Files Lawsuit against Federal Reserve for Delaying Master Account Application

Wyoming state-based digital asset bank Custodia has filed a lawsuit against the authority for unlawfully delaying a decision on its applications for a master account.

Bitcoin Price and the Stock Market to Decouple Soon, says On-Chain Analyst
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Bitcoin Price and the Stock Market to Decouple Soon, says On-Chain Analyst

Bitcoin’s price action with the stock market, including the S&P 500 has been highly correlated, however, the end could be near.

DeFi Protocol to Enable Tokenized Stock Trading of Google, Amazon, and Tesla on Its Platform
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DeFi Protocol to Enable Tokenized Stock Trading of Google, Amazon, and Tesla on Its Platform

Injective Protocol has partnered with Terra and Band Protocol to introduce stock trading on its platform.

Debiex Accused of $2.3M Romance Scam by CFTC
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Debiex Accused of $2.3M Romance Scam by CFTC

The CFTC has charged Debiex and Zhāng Chéng Yáng with conducting a romance scam, misleading customers to invest $2.3 million in a fraudulent scheme.

Fidelity Report: Reflexivity and Investor Sentiment are Main Factors Influencing Bitcoin Price
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Fidelity Report: Reflexivity and Investor Sentiment are Main Factors Influencing Bitcoin Price

Fidelity Digital Assets just released a report on Bitcoin's role as an alternative investment indicating almost no correlation with traditional markets. So what drives BTC's price?

Digital Asset Liquidity Provider OrBit Markets Wins Google Cloud Customer Award
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Digital Asset Liquidity Provider OrBit Markets Wins Google Cloud Customer Award

OrBit Markets, a Singapore-based liquidity provider, has been awarded the 2023 Google Cloud Customer of the Year Award for its exceptional use of Google Cloud technologies for trading data processing.

Institutional Investors Pump $429 Million Into Crypto as Bitcoin Steals the Show
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Institutional Investors Pump $429 Million Into Crypto as Bitcoin Steals the Show

In the past one week, institutional investors pumped a whopping $429 million into crypto funds and products, with GrayScale taking the bulk at $336.3 million.

CBI and Liminal Collaborate for Digital Asset Security in India Amid Crypto Scams
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CBI and Liminal Collaborate for Digital Asset Security in India Amid Crypto Scams

The Central Bureau of Investigation of India is partnering with Singapore-based Liminal to secure digital assets seized during investigations amid rising cryptocurrency frauds in India.

Crypto Service Tap Global Gets First 2023 UK Stock Market Listing.
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Crypto Service Tap Global Gets First 2023 UK Stock Market Listing.

Tap Global, a UK crypto software that offers fiat banking, crypto swaps, staking, and DeFi protocols, was the first 2023 Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) listing. Quetzal Capital reverse-takeovered the listing.

Ripple Acquires Swiss-based Metaco, Sets Sights on $10T Institutional Crypto Custody Market
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Ripple Acquires Swiss-based Metaco, Sets Sights on $10T Institutional Crypto Custody Market

Ripple, the global provider of blockchain-based payment systems, has announced its acquisition of Metaco, a Swiss provider of digital asset custody and tokenization technology.

S2F Creator PlanB Projects Bitcoin to Touch $100k in 2023
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S2F Creator PlanB Projects Bitcoin to Touch $100k in 2023

Stock-2-Flow (S2F) model creator, PlanB is highly optimistic that his model that projects Bitcoin’s price at $100,000 will come true latest by 2023.

Lawsuit: Ex-Employee Accuses Celsius Network of Financial Fraud Involvement
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Lawsuit: Ex-Employee Accuses Celsius Network of Financial Fraud Involvement

In its lawsuit, Jason Stone, a former manager at Celsius Network, has accused the crypto lending firm of engaging in fraudulent deals, including price manipulation of Celsius's token.

PayPal May Buy Digital Asset Custodian BitGo Following Crypto Market Entry
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PayPal May Buy Digital Asset Custodian BitGo Following Crypto Market Entry

PayPal may be looking to penetrate the market further following its recent crypto payments announcement, rumors indicate the firm may buy digital asset custodian BitGo.

Taiwan Regulates Crypto Exchanges, Bans Unregistered Foreign Operators
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Taiwan Regulates Crypto Exchanges, Bans Unregistered Foreign Operators

Taiwan's FSC has released new guidelines for regulating Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) in the country. The guidelines, effective from September 26, 2023, prohibit foreign VASPs from operating in Taiwan without proper registration and encourage self-regulation within the industry.

Polygon Launches Web3 .polygon Domains with Unstoppable Domains
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Polygon Launches Web3 .polygon Domains with Unstoppable Domains

Polygon and Unstoppable Domains have partnered to offer the ability to create Web3 .polygon domain names, enabling users to log into Web3 applications, use human-readable wallet addresses, and create decentralized websites. The service will be available to an estimated 180 million users and 40,000 services across the Polygon blockchain ecosystem. Unstoppable Domains makes use of Polygon to mint decentralized domains with zero gas fees. Users will be able to use .polygon domains to create digital identities that are compatible across 750 applications, games and metaverse platforms, as well as to login to web apps, act as cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and create decentralized websites.

Roofstock Raises $240m in Series E Financing , Expand Access to Real Estate Investing
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Roofstock Raises $240m in Series E Financing , Expand Access to Real Estate Investing

Roofstock has facilitated over $5 billion in transaction volume, more than half of that came from last year alone.

Russian Investors File Class Action Against Atomic Wallet Following $100 Million Heist
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Russian Investors File Class Action Against Atomic Wallet Following $100 Million Heist

Russian and CIS investors have filed a class action lawsuit against Atomic Wallet, claiming losses of around $12 million following a security breach in June. The lawsuit, coordinated by German lawyer Max Gutbrod and Moscow's Destra Legal, highlights concerns about the platform's security measures and the growing reliance on cryptocurrencies in Russia.

Anthony Pompliano Says Bitcoin Price Correction Indicates BTC has Moved from Weak to Strong Hands
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Anthony Pompliano Says Bitcoin Price Correction Indicates BTC has Moved from Weak to Strong Hands

Bitcoin's current price correction has been noted by Anthony Pompliano as an indication that BTC has been moving from weak hands to strong hands.

GameStop, Dogecoin and Crypto: Making Sense of The Wild Current Financial News
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GameStop, Dogecoin and Crypto: Making Sense of The Wild Current Financial News

I have been watching the exploits of the rag-tag group of Reddit traders who have upended Wall Street's status quo. As an investor, the absurdity of both Wall Street and Reddit is apparent. I will continue to support open and decentralized platforms like Bitcoin. Here is my take on where we go from here.

JPMorgan Expects the S&P 500 to Rally, Will Bitcoin Follow?
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JPMorgan Expects the S&P 500 to Rally, Will Bitcoin Follow?

JPMorgan expects that the S&P 500 would rise to between 3,500 and 3,600 by the end of 2020, and 3,750 by this time next year, a 10 percent growth.

Congress May Restrict Stock Trading In The Next Session
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Congress May Restrict Stock Trading In The Next Session

The 118th Congress may prevent members from investing in stocks or cryptocurrency. 77 politicians violated disclosure obligations after the 2012 STOCK Act. Many see a conflict of interest in elected officials trading and holding assets. In 2022, Congress and Fed officials breached crypto trading and holding restrictions. These infractions included delayed reporting of legal transactions, yet members were allowed to influence legislation with their investments. Last year's crypto issues included U.S. legislators and business executives' financial relationships.

ANKR/CRV/STORJ Price Analysis – March 24,2021
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ANKR/CRV/STORJ Price Analysis – March 24,2021

ANKR, CRV, and STORJ are included in the Coinbase Pro list and have increased by 42.57%, 23.73% and 102.00% respectively within the last 24 hours.

Over 50% Crypto Investors Backup Security Keys by Paper Wallets, Threatening its Vulnerability
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Over 50% Crypto Investors Backup Security Keys by Paper Wallets, Threatening its Vulnerability

New research by Unstoppable Domains, Efani, and NGRAVE found that more than half of crypto investors at 54% store their security keys on a paper wallet amid intensified cyber attacks.

Fidelity Reiterates Bitcoin's Unique Value as a Primary Investment Choice
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Fidelity Reiterates Bitcoin's Unique Value as a Primary Investment Choice

Fidelity Digital Assets revisits Bitcoin's unmatched value proposition in a recent study, emphasizing its secure, decentralized nature. Shared by MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor, the study advocates for Bitcoin's primary consideration by investors venturing into the digital asset sphere.

SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds
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SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds

The SEC has accused Kraken of operating as an unregistered securities exchange, broker, dealer, and clearing agency, accusing it of commingling customer and company funds and deficient internal controls.

Unstoppable Domains Partners With Multiple Firms to Support Women of Web3.0
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Unstoppable Domains Partners With Multiple Firms to Support Women of Web3.0

Unstoppable Domains has launched Women of Web3.0, an initiative that seeks to recognize and empower women and other marginalized groups in the growing world of Web3.0.

Bitcoin Price Breaks $11K Again, but Can’t Maintain Bullish Momentum
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Bitcoin Price Breaks $11K Again, but Can’t Maintain Bullish Momentum

Over the weekend, Bitcoin broke past the $11,000K mark once again but has fallen back to record an approximate price of $10,900 since then.

OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors
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OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors

OpenTrade collaborates with WOO X to unveil access to tokenized T-Bills for Asian investors. This partnership, leveraging Circle Research’s Perimeter Protocol, is a response to the escalating demand for tokenized T-Bills over DeFi yields. Concurrently, WOO X advances its strategic footprint in South Korea, aligning with CODE compliance solutions to broaden its product accessibility in the region.

Class Action Filed Against Fenwick & West, LLP, Former Law Firm of FTX, in Connection with Largest Financial Fraud in U.S. History
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Class Action Filed Against Fenwick & West, LLP, Former Law Firm of FTX, in Connection with Largest Financial Fraud in U.S. History

Class action filed against Fenwick & West, LLP, former law firm of FTX, alleging involvement in schemes leading to FTX's collapse, the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.

Court Approves Voyager Digital's Acquisition by Binance.US
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Court Approves Voyager Digital's Acquisition by Binance.US

The US District Court rejected the government's appeal to halt Binance.US's acquisition of bankrupt brokerage company Voyager Digital. The court confirmed its prior approval of Voyager Digital's Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, which involves selling assets to Binance.US to repay customers. The court also allowed Binance.US to issue repayment tokens to impacted Voyager customers, despite objections by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mining Valuations in Focus: Bitdeer and Sphere 3D Lead November's Stock Insights
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Mining Valuations in Focus: Bitdeer and Sphere 3D Lead November's Stock Insights

The November valuation analysis of Bitcoin mining stocks reveals significant disparities, with Bitdeer undervalued and Marathon overvalued, while Sphere 3D offers a bargain despite limited growth prospects.

SEC Extends Deliberation on Proposed Rule Change Amidst Heated Debates
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SEC Extends Deliberation on Proposed Rule Change Amidst Heated Debates

The SEC extends its deliberation on a proposed rule change, amid congressional debates over its climate disclosure rule. The decision reflects the complex interplay between financial regulation, environmental concerns, and political ideologies.

Coinbase Custody Launches New International Institutional Grade Crypto Service to European Clients
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Coinbase Custody Launches New International Institutional Grade Crypto Service to European Clients

With its operations based in Dublin, Ireland, Coinbase Custody launched its institutional-grade crypto asset storage service to clients in Europe. The cryptocurrency exchange launched Coinbase Custody in 2017 for institutional clients such as hedge funds and family offices. Its assets under management have over $7 billion in cryptocurrency assets, with its acquisition of Xapo’s institutional custody business in August 2019.

Banks Are Increasingly Starting to Offer Cryptocurrency Services in 2020
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Banks Are Increasingly Starting to Offer Cryptocurrency Services in 2020

Banks have increased their interest in cryptocurrencies. Many of them have decided to join the cryptocurrency market, either by offering investments in cryptocurrency or by exploiting the capabilities of blockchain technology, which is already used in various areas with financial services.

FDIC Says Deposits and Cryptos at Non-Bank Entities Are Uninsured
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FDIC Says Deposits and Cryptos at Non-Bank Entities Are Uninsured

The FDIC said that the public should be aware that deposit insurance does not cover non-bank entities and non-deposit products, including speculative acts such as stocks and cryptocurrencies.

Commissioners Dissent on SEC's NFT Enforcement Action on Stoner Cats 2, LLC
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Commissioners Dissent on SEC's NFT Enforcement Action on Stoner Cats 2, LLC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has dissented on its enforcement action against Stoner Cats 2, LLC's non-fungible token (NFT) settlement. The Commissioners argue that the Howey investment contract analysis lacks a limiting principle and could stifle artists' creativity due to legal uncertainties. They call for clear guidelines for artists and creators using NFTs to support their creative endeavors and engage with fan communities.

Bitcoin Price Surges Amid Stock Market Bull—But This Could All Collapse if China Repeats its 2015 Stock Market Bubble
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Bitcoin Price Surges Amid Stock Market Bull—But This Could All Collapse if China Repeats its 2015 Stock Market Bubble

Bitcoin price saw a slight surge at the start of this week, while China’s stocks soared as no new local coronavirus cases were reported. US stocks also followed and saw an upward tick as investors focused on news related to the new COVID-19 vaccine and treatments.

FTX's Restructuring Plan: Aiming for Full Customer Repayment Without Relaunching Exchange
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FTX's Restructuring Plan: Aiming for Full Customer Repayment Without Relaunching Exchange

FTX aims to fully reimburse its customers and creditors as part of its restructuring plan. This approach, focusing on repayment without relaunching the exchange, is based on valuations of assets as of November 2022, drawing mixed reactions from the crypto community.

ADDX Introduces Cash Management Tool ADDX Earn
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ADDX Introduces Cash Management Tool ADDX Earn

ADDX has introduced a cash management tool for investors which consists of a solution that aims to withstand short-term volatility while preserving capital.

Investors Remain Optimistic about Crypto Market’s Future Despite Meltdown: CoinLoan
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Investors Remain Optimistic about Crypto Market’s Future Despite Meltdown: CoinLoan

A study undertaken by crypto business CoinLoan shows that most investors are still bullish about the cryptocurrency market's future despite the challenges witnessed.

DeFi and Crypto Community Explode as Robinhood Halts GameStop (GME) Trades
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DeFi and Crypto Community Explode as Robinhood Halts GameStop (GME) Trades

Robinhood’s decision to stop the purchases of GameStop (GME) shares, along with AMC and Blackberry (BBE), has spurred outrage from the cryptocurrency community.

Fidelity: 60% of Institutional Investors Believe that Digital Assets Have a Place in their Portfolio
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Fidelity: 60% of Institutional Investors Believe that Digital Assets Have a Place in their Portfolio

Fidelity Digital Assets surveyed 774 institutional investors across the United States and Europe, and 80 percent of those who were surveyed found something appealing about digital assets. The research was conducted from November 2019 to early March 2020 and is the second consecutive year that Fidelity Digital Assets has conducted this survey for US institutional investors and the first for European investors.

PayPal Officially Confirms that It is Acquiring Crypto Custody Firm Curv
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PayPal Officially Confirms that It is Acquiring Crypto Custody Firm Curv

PayPal Inc. has officially confirmed its plans to acquire the crypto startup company Curv.

Will Bitcoin See a Bull Run in October?
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Will Bitcoin See a Bull Run in October?

Bitcoin price has had fewer price volatility than the stock market and has been more resistant to negative news than before. What will this

KYC on Exchanges Powerless Against PlusToken Ponzi Scammers According to New Report
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KYC on Exchanges Powerless Against PlusToken Ponzi Scammers According to New Report

The PlusToken Ponzi scheme operators are using regulated KYC compliant exchanges to dump their cryptocurrency according to an updated report by investigative firm OXT Research.

The Philippine Stock Exchange To Consider Launching Crypto Exchange
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The Philippine Stock Exchange To Consider Launching Crypto Exchange

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) will plan to launch a platform for legally trading cryptocurrencies in the country. It is currently waiting for the SEC and other regulatory agencies to issue relevant encryption trading guidelines.

EDX Markets: Pioneering Digital Asset Trading with Institutional Focus
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EDX Markets: Pioneering Digital Asset Trading with Institutional Focus

EDX Markets is a cutting-edge digital asset marketplace designed to cater to the needs of both crypto-native firms and large financial institutions, offering a safer, faster, and more efficient trading experience.

Why Early Bitcoin Investors "Were not as Lucky” - Crypto Advocate
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Why Early Bitcoin Investors "Were not as Lucky” - Crypto Advocate

Bitcoin advocate Pierre Rochard believes those adopting Bitcoin today are luckier than those who adopted the cryptocurrency earlier.

Stock Trading App Public.com Takes Aim at Rival Robinhood With New Crypto Service Launch
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Stock Trading App Public.com Takes Aim at Rival Robinhood With New Crypto Service Launch

Public.com, an emerging stock-trading and ETF trading app, plans to make a play for unveiling its new cryptocurrency offerings, which could come as soon as the next few weeks.

New York Stock Exchange to Release NFTs For Six Stocks
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New York Stock Exchange to Release NFTs For Six Stocks

The New York Stock Exchange has revealed that it will launch NFTs to celebrate the debut of six stocks recently listed on its platform - Roblox, DoorDash, Unity, Snowflake, Spotify, and Coupang.

Hong Kong to Release Cryptocurrency Exchange Licensing Guidelines
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Hong Kong to Release Cryptocurrency Exchange Licensing Guidelines

The Hong Kong Securities Futures Commission (SFC) plans to release guidelines for cryptocurrency exchange licensing next month, in support of trading services to retail investors by June 1. AML/KYC regulatory requirements were key considerations in the consultation process. Some trading platforms have already received licenses, while others have chosen to cease operations.

How Bitcoin's 2020 Record Price Run Past $18,000 Is Different From Its All-Time High in 2017
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How Bitcoin's 2020 Record Price Run Past $18,000 Is Different From Its All-Time High in 2017

Bitcoin has once again soared to new heights, rallying above $18K and trading at $18,393.95 on CoinMarketCap at the time of writing.

State Street Partners with Copper.co to Offer Crypto Custody Services to Customers
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State Street Partners with Copper.co to Offer Crypto Custody Services to Customers

The partnership will continue to help State Street bank to provide digital and crypto asset services for its clients.

Will Bitcoin Replace Gold as A 'Traditional Safe-Haven Asset?' Experts Debate
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Will Bitcoin Replace Gold as A 'Traditional Safe-Haven Asset?' Experts Debate

Nigel Green, CEO, and founder of financial consultancy firm deVere Group, addressed Bitcoin’s bullish traction on the crypto market and boldly stated on his Twitter platform that the cryptocurrency was potentially going to “knock gold from its long-held position” of being a safe-haven asset.

Blockchain in healthcare symposium Abu Dhabi 2020
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Blockchain in healthcare symposium Abu Dhabi 2020

Blockchain in Healthcare Symposium Event Overview

GameStop Announces New Partnership with Immutable X
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GameStop Announces New Partnership with Immutable X

GameStop Corp has unveiled a new partnership with blockchain-based Non-Fungible Token (NFT) platform, Immutable X to extend its foothold in the NFT ecosystem.

Gemini Co-Founder Winklevoss Thinks BTC Is Set For Its Next Bull Run, With the Fed's Money Printing
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Gemini Co-Founder Winklevoss Thinks BTC Is Set For Its Next Bull Run, With the Fed's Money Printing

Co-founder and CEO of Gemini crypto exchange Tyler Winklevoss thinks that the US Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus strategy would positively impact Bitcoin and its pricing on the crypto market.

PwC Report: Asian Institutional Investors Opt for Third-Party Custody Solutions for Digital Assets
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PwC Report: Asian Institutional Investors Opt for Third-Party Custody Solutions for Digital Assets

A joint report by Aspen Digital and PwC titled "State of Digital Asset Custody - Understanding and implementing digital asset custody for institutional investors" reveals a rising demand for institutional-grade digital asset custody solutions among family offices, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), and external asset managers (EAMs) in Asia.

Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?
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Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?

With macroeconomic factors like interest rate hikes affecting both stocks and crypto, this begs the question: are institutional investments propelling the correlation between the two markets?

Federal Reserve's 2024 Interest Rate Pause: A Boost for Cryptocurrencies and Stocks
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Federal Reserve's 2024 Interest Rate Pause: A Boost for Cryptocurrencies and Stocks

The US Federal Reserve's decision to pause interest rates in 2024 signals a positive shift for cryptocurrencies and stocks, with significant gains in the market and a rally in the S&P 500.

SEBA Bank Secures SFC License, Expanding Crypto Services to Hong Kong
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SEBA Bank Secures SFC License, Expanding Crypto Services to Hong Kong

Swiss cryptocurrency bank SEBA Bank has been granted a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission license to offer trading, distribution, advisory, and asset management services in the Asia Pacific region.

Examiner: Celsius' accounting and operational controls were 'insufficient'
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Examiner: Celsius' accounting and operational controls were 'insufficient'

The independent examiner in Celsius' bankruptcy case has alleged that the company failed to set up "sufficient" accounting and operational controls in its handling of customer funds. The interim report shed light on what ultimately forced the lending platform to halt withdrawals on June 12. Celsius, founded in 2017 by Alex Mashinsky and Daniel Leon, didn't start tracking its balance sheet until after confrontation with regulators in May.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Considers Creating App Store After Google Demands 30% Cut
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Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Considers Creating App Store After Google Demands 30% Cut

Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin considers competing with Google Play and Apple's App stores dominance.

SEC Charges Stoner Cats Over NFT Offerings
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SEC Charges Stoner Cats Over NFT Offerings

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Stoner Cats 2 LLC of conducting an unregistered crypto asset securities offering, involving non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to raise funds for an animated web series. SC2 successfully raised $8 million, with the SEC finding SC2 had set up a 2.5 percent royalty strategy and encouraged trading.

Kraken Fights IRS Over Customer Information
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Kraken Fights IRS Over Customer Information

Kraken is contesting the United States Internal Revenue Service's demand for critical exchange user information, citing it as an "unjustified treasure hunt." Kraken has requested federal court intervention, pointing out that the IRS has gone "far beyond" its intrusive summons. The fight against IRS is Kraken's response to the agency's February summons, which demanded additional user information to identify Kraken accounts that did at least $20,000 of cryptocurrency trading in any single year between 2016 and 2020.

Digital Asset Firm Hashdex to Launch Web3 ETF on the Brazilian Stock Exchange
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Digital Asset Firm Hashdex to Launch Web3 ETF on the Brazilian Stock Exchange

The Web 3 ETF (WEB311) will track Web 3 firms that are expected to benefit from technology infrastructure.

Bitcoin Price and Altcoins Spike On News of President Trump’s Recovery Against COVID-19
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Bitcoin Price and Altcoins Spike On News of President Trump’s Recovery Against COVID-19

Bitcoin and altcoins have enjoyed a brief price surge on the back of news that President Trump could be discharged from hospital after his bout with COVID-19.

Unstoppable Domains Raises $65m in Series A Funding Led by Pantera Capital
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Unstoppable Domains Raises $65m in Series A Funding Led by Pantera Capital

The new funding for Unstoppable Domains, which builds digital identity markers as NFTs, now has a valuation of $1 billion.

Bitcoin Futures Exchange BitMEX to Block Ontario Crypto Traders
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Bitcoin Futures Exchange BitMEX to Block Ontario Crypto Traders

Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX announced today that it planned on removing its trading platform services from a Canadian province.

US Congress Planned Hearings on GameStop Market Conditions Shows Value of Bitcoin
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US Congress Planned Hearings on GameStop Market Conditions Shows Value of Bitcoin

The US House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committee has announced that it will hold hearings on the chaos surrounding GameStop stocks.

Bitcoin Maximalist Max Keiser says Investors Holding Assets Other than BTC and Gold are in Trouble
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Bitcoin Maximalist Max Keiser says Investors Holding Assets Other than BTC and Gold are in Trouble

According to Max Keiser, due to the renewed expansion of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, all assets are in trouble, except gold and Bitcoin.

Ex-FTX Execs Launch New Crypto Exchange Backpack
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Ex-FTX Execs Launch New Crypto Exchange Backpack

Former FTX executives, Can Sun, are launching Backpack Exchange in Dubai, aiming to raise $100 million for customer fund security and advanced technology.

Coin98 Debuts Decentralized App Store on NEAR's Blockchain Operating System
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Coin98 Debuts Decentralized App Store on NEAR's Blockchain Operating System

Coin98 has launched a decentralized app store on NEAR's Blockchain Operating System, providing seamless access to top L2 and DeFi protocols for over 7 million users.

Fidelity Investments Unveils Plans to Expand Business by Hiring Crypto Savvy Staff
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Fidelity Investments Unveils Plans to Expand Business by Hiring Crypto Savvy Staff

Fidelity Digital Assets, the cryptocurrency arm of Fidelity Investments, is set to onboard additional hands as it prepares for the growing demand in the digital assets ecosystem.

FTX Customer Claims Portal Update: How It Affects Derivative Positions and USD Balances
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FTX Customer Claims Portal Update: How It Affects Derivative Positions and USD Balances

The recent updates to the FTX Customer Claims Portal aim to provide more clarity on derivative positions for customers. While these changes may affect the displayed USD balance, they do not impact the overall value of the claims. The valuation of derivative positions is based on FTX exchange pricing as of specific dates and times, with the final USD valuation to be determined later.

PolySign Acquires Digital Fund Administrator MG Stover
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PolySign Acquires Digital Fund Administrator MG Stover

With its acquisition of fund administration firm MG Stover, PolySign plans to add cryptocurrency capabilities to its existing platform as part of efforts to enable its institutional investors to trade cryptocurrency and digital assets.

Why Jack Ma's Ant Group IPO was Suspended by Authorities
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Why Jack Ma's Ant Group IPO was Suspended by Authorities

On Nov 3, the Shanghai Stock Exchange of China published an announcement titled "Decision on postponing the listing of Ant Technology Group Co., Ltd. on the Sci-Tech innovation board".

Coinbase Sees a Significant Uptick in Institutional Demand in Cryptocurrencies in H1 2020
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Coinbase Sees a Significant Uptick in Institutional Demand in Cryptocurrencies in H1 2020

Coinbase recently said that there was a significant uptick in institutional demand in cryptocurrencies in H1 2020. The world’s first and largest digital asset, Bitcoin continued to grow in HQ, and the cryptocurrency appreciated 27.3 percent in the first half of the year.

ProShares Unveils World's First Short Ether-Linked ETF
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ProShares Unveils World's First Short Ether-Linked ETF

ProShares introduces ProShares Short Ether Strategy ETF (SETH), the world's first short ether-linked ETF, aiming to profit investors during ether price downtrends, reaffirming the firm's innovative approach.

Bitcoin September Curse? Predicting BTC Price Using Comprehensive Historical Data
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Bitcoin September Curse? Predicting BTC Price Using Comprehensive Historical Data

Bitcoin's September performance has been bearish over the past eight years, with an average decline of approximately 9.03%. The amplitude of Bitcoin's price fluctuations has been significant, with an average amplitude of 24.91%. Market analysts predict potential low points for Bitcoin by September, with a -3.09% decline in 2022 and an average decline of -9.22%. If this year's performance aligns, Bitcoin's valuation could decrease to $23,240. However, it has the potential to close above $25,927, similar to 2015 and 2016 as well.

NYDIG Launches Wolf an Accelerator for the Lightning Network
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NYDIG Launches Wolf an Accelerator for the Lightning Network

NYDIG's parent company, Stone Ridge has launched a new accelerator designed for the Lightning Network

Bitcoin Price Conquers $12,000 But at Risk of Pull Back in the Current Stock Market Bubble Territory
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Bitcoin Price Conquers $12,000 But at Risk of Pull Back in the Current Stock Market Bubble Territory

While the tech sector and the Fed injections have led the US markets to rally higher, markets around the world have seen a similar trend, while the global economic recovery picks up its pace.

Twitter to Add Cryptocurrency Trading
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Twitter to Add Cryptocurrency Trading

Twitter is partnering with fintech firm eToro to offer a new feature allowing users to trade cryptocurrencies and stocks. The feature will be accessed via a "view on eToro" tab, taking users to eToro's trading platform. This is the first major deal for Twitter since Elon Musk took over as CEO.

Bitcoin Addresses Sent to Exchanges Record a Monthly Low as BTC Hits a 17-Day High
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Bitcoin Addresses Sent to Exchanges Record a Monthly Low as BTC Hits a 17-Day High

New data by Glassnode reveals that crypto addresses sending Bitcoin to exchanges have recorded a monthly low. What does this mean?

PlusToken Crypto Scam Masterminds to Serve 11 Years in Prison
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PlusToken Crypto Scam Masterminds to Serve 11 Years in Prison

The ringleaders of the PlusToken Ponzi Scheme have been charged with 11 years of prison after they stole cryptocurrencies worth 14.8 billion yuan.

Major Banking and Financial Associations Urge SEC to Amend SAB 121 for Digital Asset Custody
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Major Banking and Financial Associations Urge SEC to Amend SAB 121 for Digital Asset Custody

The Bank Policy Institute, American Bankers Association, Financial Services Forum, and SIFMA have requested modifications to Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121 to address challenges in digital asset custody for US banking organizations. The aim is to align provisions with recent policy developments and practical experience.

Bitcoin Could Follow S&P 500’s Potential Fall After Slight Bullish Trend from US Employment Report
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Bitcoin Could Follow S&P 500’s Potential Fall After Slight Bullish Trend from US Employment Report

Bitcoin showed signs of a slight bullish uptick in its first session in July and maintained a short-term positive correlation with the S&5 500. Bitcoin and stocks investors are waiting for the next big decision that could drive a new rally—whether or not the Federal Reserve would expand its stimulus operation before it expires in July.

BNY Mellon Launches Crypto Custody Service - Report
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BNY Mellon Launches Crypto Custody Service - Report

Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon has announced that its digital assets custody service is now live as it seeks to deepen its foothold in the emerging cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates with a 75-Bp Increase, Bitcoin Remains Bearish
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Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates with a 75-Bp Increase, Bitcoin Remains Bearish

US Federal Reserve has once again raised key interest rates by 75 basis points in an effort to normalize its monetary policies. Crypto markets have reacted following the announcements.

Signature Bank Team Joins Customers Bank, Part of $21B Customers Bancorp
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Signature Bank Team Joins Customers Bank, Part of $21B Customers Bancorp

Customers Bank, a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp (NYSE:CUBI), has announced the successful onboarding of nearly 30 team members formerly employed by Signature Bank, once known for its crypto-friendly stance.

IKEA Permits Invoice-Payment through Ethereum Blockchain
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IKEA Permits Invoice-Payment through Ethereum Blockchain

IKEA recently permitted an invoice to be paid from Nordic Strore through the Ethereum blockchain.

Bitcoin's Value to Increase Fivefold by 2023, Institutional Investors Swap Gold for BTC
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Bitcoin's Value to Increase Fivefold by 2023, Institutional Investors Swap Gold for BTC

Bitcoin’s price in 2020 has beaten stocks, gold, and many other assets in year-to-date return on investment (ROI). Even billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones has stated that he has just over 1 percent of his assets in Bitcoin.

Crypto Exchange FTX Offers Stock Trading Services to All Users in US
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Crypto Exchange FTX Offers Stock Trading Services to All Users in US

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX.US has opened stock trading services to all users in the US.

Bitcoin Miners Are Not Selling But Accumulating Their Crypto Funds
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Bitcoin Miners Are Not Selling But Accumulating Their Crypto Funds

Glassnode data shows that miners are not willing to sell their Bitcoins amid a market wide exchange shortage of the cryptocurrency. The shortage comes as institutions continue buying crypto assets in droves.

Circle Taps BNY Mellon to Serve as Custodian for USDC Stablecoin Reserves
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Circle Taps BNY Mellon to Serve as Custodian for USDC Stablecoin Reserves

The new partnership will mutually benefit Circle and Mellon Bank.

US Stocks, Oil, and Bitcoin Price Plunge, Hinting Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases
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US Stocks, Oil, and Bitcoin Price Plunge, Hinting Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases

Stocks, oil, and Bitcoin price have been plunging, as the market has been concerned about a possible second wave of coronavirus cases as lockdowns have been easing in certain states in the US.

Estonia Shuts Down Crypto Firms
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Estonia Shuts Down Crypto Firms

Nearly 400 virtual asset service providers (VASPs) have shut down in Estonia due to enhanced Anti-Money Laundering laws. The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) revoked the authorizations of almost 190 firms for non-compliance. The remaining 100 active crypto firms had issues with misleading company information, including falsified professional backgrounds and copied business plans.

PayPal Payment Giant to Expand Cryptocurrency Offerings to UK Market Within Months
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PayPal Payment Giant to Expand Cryptocurrency Offerings to UK Market Within Months

PayPal has revealed a brief timeline, indicating the expansion of its crypto business to the UK market in a few months’ time.

Ernst & Young Trustee Outline Options for Compensating QuadrigaCX Victims
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Ernst & Young Trustee Outline Options for Compensating QuadrigaCX Victims

Ernst & Young has filed a report with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice suggesting how the court should distribute the recovered funds.

Aston Martin & Alfa Romeo Launches Fan Tokens as the First F1 Teams
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Aston Martin & Alfa Romeo Launches Fan Tokens as the First F1 Teams

Formula One (F1) racing teams Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo reportedly become the first F1 teams to issue fans tokens of crypto on the Socios.com platform.

AMD Purchases Xilinx in All-Stock Transaction to Develop Mining Devices
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AMD Purchases Xilinx in All-Stock Transaction to Develop Mining Devices

A month and a half after Nvidia purchased Arm, AMD also announced its $35b acquisition of Xilinx. Will it alter the ecosystem of crypto mining?

Why Bitcoin’s Price Is Rising Despite Selling Pressure from Crypto Whales
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Why Bitcoin’s Price Is Rising Despite Selling Pressure from Crypto Whales

Bitcoin whales have been depositing their digital asset funds into exchanges recently, potentially signifying an intent to sell, according to CryptoQuant.

FTX Announces Proposed Settlement and Amended Plan in Chapter 11 Cases
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FTX Announces Proposed Settlement and Amended Plan in Chapter 11 Cases

FTX has announced a proposed settlement in their Chapter 11 cases, pending court approval. The settlement includes a "Shortfall Claim" for customers and an amended Plan of Reorganization. The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors supports the plan, expecting expedited cases and improved recoveries. Customers may receive over 90% of distributable value globally.

WeStreet Credit Union Opens Public Access to Cryptocurrency Trading Portal
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WeStreet Credit Union Opens Public Access to Cryptocurrency Trading Portal

WeStreet Credit Union has introduced a Crypto Portal, offering a secure platform for buying, selling, and holding cryptocurrencies. Initially a members-only feature since August 2023, it opened to the public in October. Partnering with a Qualified Crypto Custodian, WeStreet provides a regulated, audited platform for cryptocurrency transactions, bridging the gap between traditional banking and the digital currency sphere.

Voyager Digital Agrees to $1.65 Billion Settlement with FTC in Landmark Case
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Voyager Digital Agrees to $1.65 Billion Settlement with FTC in Landmark Case

The US FTC has awarded Voyager Digital a $1.65 billion settlement for misleading statements about customer fund safety, marking a significant regulatory action in the crypto market.

HKEX Introduces Synapse: A New Settlement Acceleration Platform for Stock Connect
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HKEX Introduces Synapse: A New Settlement Acceleration Platform for Stock Connect

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announces the launch of HKEX Synapse, a settlement acceleration platform designed to improve market efficiency and transparency for Northbound Stock Connect participants. The platform, set to launch on October 9, 2023, will employ DAML smart contracts to streamline post-trade operations. The move aims to enhance real-time data synchronization and scalability for asset managers, brokers, and other market participants.

South Korea Intensifies Measures Against Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges
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South Korea Intensifies Measures Against Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges

South Korea's financial regulators are urging public disclosure of unlicensed crypto exchanges, as part of their efforts to regulate the digital asset market and safeguard investors.

Kucoin Report: Turkey's Crypto Investor Base Grows by 12%
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Kucoin Report: Turkey's Crypto Investor Base Grows by 12%

KuCoin's 15th report on cryptocurrencies shows a 12% increase in Turkish adults investing in cryptocurrencies over the past 18 months, despite market conditions and a depreciating Turkish lira.

US Congressmen Urge Trump to Implement Blockchain Technology for COVID-19 Relief
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US Congressmen Urge Trump to Implement Blockchain Technology for COVID-19 Relief

Nine members of the US Congress advocated for the benefits of leveraging blockchain technology to counter the crisis brought upon by COVID-19.

Robinhood Receives Investigative Subpoena from SEC Over Crypto Business
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Robinhood Receives Investigative Subpoena from SEC Over Crypto Business

Robinhood disclosed in a recent 10-K filing that it received an investigative subpoena from the SEC in December 2022 regarding its supported cryptocurrencies, custody of cryptocurrencies, and platform operations. The subpoena was in response to the bankruptcies of several major cryptocurrency trading venues and lending platforms earlier in the year, including FTX, Three Arrows Capital, Voyager Digital Holdings, and Celsius Network. This follows previous subpoenas from the California Attorney General's Office and scrutiny from the Massachusetts Securities Division. Robinhood's crypto division was also fined $30 million by the New York District of Financial Services in August 2021 for failing to invest the proper resources and attention to develop and maintain a culture of compliance.

Appetite for Crypto Amongst Institutional Buyers in Hong Kong is Low: New Report
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Appetite for Crypto Amongst Institutional Buyers in Hong Kong is Low: New Report

According to a report from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), riding on an earlier report from Bitstamp, which surveyed 253 Hong Kong institutional investors, as many as 9% said they will reduce their exposure to the nascent asset class or stop investing in it altogether.

15% Indians Set Foot in the Crypto Space, KuCoin Study Shows
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15% Indians Set Foot in the Crypto Space, KuCoin Study Shows

As of June 2022, the number of crypto investors in India had clocked 115 million, representing 15% of the nation’s population aged 18 to 60 years, according to a survey by crypto exchange KuCoin.

Why Bitcoin Should Make Up 5% of Your Investment Portfolio, According to Fidelity
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Why Bitcoin Should Make Up 5% of Your Investment Portfolio, According to Fidelity

Fidelity Digital Assets makes the case for why Bitcoin should make up 5% of a given multi-asset investment portfolio.

Road to a US CBDC? Ex-CFTC Chairman Released Written Remarks on Digital Dollar in Davos 2020
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Road to a US CBDC? Ex-CFTC Chairman Released Written Remarks on Digital Dollar in Davos 2020

Davos 2020 to host ex CFTC Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, and his insights on the possibility of CBDC and its many advantages!

Once Upon a Time in Blockchain: The Reinvention of Storytelling
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Once Upon a Time in Blockchain: The Reinvention of Storytelling

Storytelling is a timeless craft. From early human art in caves around the world, to the complexity of Egyptian hieroglyphics, people have been crafting and telling stories for millennia. Now, blockchain has emerged as the next platform to create and tell stories on.

Ethereum Sustains Price Above Key Support Level as Addresses With 1+ Coins Hit ATH
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Ethereum Sustains Price Above Key Support Level as Addresses With 1+ Coins Hit ATH

Ethereum is trading above the $1,800 support level as its bull run is currently fueled by retail holders.

Cardano Breaks Correlation with Bitcoin Price with Recent Partnership with Coinbase and Shelley Mainnet Launch
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Cardano Breaks Correlation with Bitcoin Price with Recent Partnership with Coinbase and Shelley Mainnet Launch

Cardano recently partnered with Coinbase Custody to allow ADA holders to stake and store their funds in a secure cold wallet. The launch is expected in Q4 of 2020, once the staking rewards on Cardano’s Shelley mainnet becomes available.

Institutional Investors Seek Tokenization Solutions
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Institutional Investors Seek Tokenization Solutions

Institutional investors are seeking solutions for easy implementation of tokenization to improve liquidity for global assets expected to reach $145.4 trillion by 2025. Polygon has been working with global players such as Hamilton Lane, which has already tokenized part of its $824 billion assets under management, and JPMorgan, which executed its first cross-border DeFi transaction on the Polygon network.

Bitwise Offers Actively Managed Strategies to Institutional Investors
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Bitwise Offers Actively Managed Strategies to Institutional Investors

Crypto asset manager Bitwise designed actively managed funds to meet the needs of institutional investors, including wealth managers.

Open Interest in Bitcoin Futures Extends Gains, Nearing All-time High Reaching Over $5 Billion
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Open Interest in Bitcoin Futures Extends Gains, Nearing All-time High Reaching Over $5 Billion

According to data published by Bybt cryptocurrency futures and information platform, the current Open Interest in Bitcoin futures contracts has hit $5.35 billion.

tZERO Partners With Alliance Investments to Tokenize $25M Real Estate Project in UK
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tZERO Partners With Alliance Investments to Tokenize $25M Real Estate Project in UK

tZERO has announced that it has collaborated with Alliance Investments for the sole aim of tokenising River Plaza worth around $25 million.

German Banks Authorized for Crypto Custody and Sales in 2020
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German Banks Authorized for Crypto Custody and Sales in 2020

In 2020, German banks will be legislatively authorized to sell and provide custody of cryptocurrencies as reported by German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Bitcoin Bulls Should Gear Up, SEBA CEO Predicts $75K ATH in 2022
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Bitcoin Bulls Should Gear Up, SEBA CEO Predicts $75K ATH in 2022

Guido Buehler, the Chief Executive Officer of crypto-focused Swiss-based SEBA Bank is optimistic the digital currency will grow to a new ATH of $75,000 this year.

Bitcoin Is at a Critical Point on The Adoption Curve, Says On-Chain Analyst
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Bitcoin Is at a Critical Point on The Adoption Curve, Says On-Chain Analyst

Cole Garner, an on-chain analyst, has disclosed that BTC is at a critical inflection point in its adoption journey as institutional investors step in.

SEC Chair Gensler Open to Lawful Revival of FTX
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SEC Chair Gensler Open to Lawful Revival of FTX

SEC Chair Gary Gensler emphasizes regulatory standards as FTX considers legal and compliant return, following founder Sam Bankman-Fried's conviction, marking a pivotal moment in crypto regulation.

Fidelity to Offer Crypto Trading to Retail Customers
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Fidelity to Offer Crypto Trading to Retail Customers

The potential launch would come after Fidelity enabled its corporate clients in April to add the world's largest cryptocurrency to their managed 401(k) retirement plans.

Ripple Expands Digital Asset Custody with Acquisition of Standard Custody & Trust Company
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Ripple Expands Digital Asset Custody with Acquisition of Standard Custody & Trust Company

Ripple acquires Standard Custody & Trust Company, strengthening its position in institutional digital asset custody market, enhancing regulatory portfolio and service offerings.

Titan Unveils Actively Managed Crypto Investment Products for US Investors
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Titan Unveils Actively Managed Crypto Investment Products for US Investors

Titan has entered into the crypto landscape, thus joining the likes of PayPal, Robinhood, and others in efforts to get involved in the crypto sector.

Nvidia's Soaring Data Center Revenue Signals Strong AI and GPU Market Position
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Nvidia's Soaring Data Center Revenue Signals Strong AI and GPU Market Position

Nvidia's Q3 fiscal 2024 results show a 279% increase in data center revenue and a 206% overall revenue increase to $18.12 billion, highlighting its success in AI and GPU markets. Analysts predict further growth in 2024.

Unchained Forms Strategic Alliance with Bakkt to Enhance Bitcoin Custody Network
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Unchained Forms Strategic Alliance with Bakkt to Enhance Bitcoin Custody Network

Unchained and Bakkt have partnered to enhance their Collaborative Custody Network, enhancing their capacity to secure over $3 billion in bitcoin assets.

HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024
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HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024

HSBC plans to launch a digital assets custody service for institutional clients in 2024, partnering with Metaco to expand its digital offerings to include tokenised securities.

Mastercard Amplifies Artist Exposure with Season 2 of Accelerator and Live Tour
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Mastercard Amplifies Artist Exposure with Season 2 of Accelerator and Live Tour

Mastercard's Artist Accelerator enters its second season, collaborating with OnesToWatch to empower emerging artists with live tours and Web3 tech mentorship.

Billionaires and Bitcoin: Stan Druckenmiller’s Alarming Warning on Stocks While Paul Tudor Jones Remains Bullish on Bitcoin
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Billionaires and Bitcoin: Stan Druckenmiller’s Alarming Warning on Stocks While Paul Tudor Jones Remains Bullish on Bitcoin

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller said during a webcast held by The Economic Club of New York that the risk-reward calculation for equities is the worst he has ever seen in his career. The billionaire expressed his doubts about the US equities’ possibility of logging a V-shaped recovery. He added that government stimulus programs will not be enough for the economic recovery post-pandemic. Druckenmiller believes that cash liquidity required to pump assets that are considered risky will shrink shortly as the US Treasury will soon end the private economy which could overwhelm the Fed purchases through borrowing consistently.

SEC Delays Decision on Invesco and Galaxy Digital's Ether ETF
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SEC Delays Decision on Invesco and Galaxy Digital's Ether ETF

The SEC extends the review period for the Invesco and Galaxy Digital's Ether ETF until February 6, 2024, signaling continued caution in cryptocurrency product approvals.

Government-Owned Swiss Bank to Provide Custodial Services for Cryptocurrencies
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Government-Owned Swiss Bank to Provide Custodial Services for Cryptocurrencies

With the readiness of government-backed Swiss bank, bank Basler Kantonalbank (BKB) to offer crypto custodial services, the financial service sector is an inch closer to driving mainstream adoption of blockchain technology

Titanium Blockchain's CEO Pleas Guilty of ICO Fraud worth $21m
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Titanium Blockchain's CEO Pleas Guilty of ICO Fraud worth $21m

Michael Alan Stollery, CEO of Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services Inc. (TBIS), has been convicted of involving multiple fraudulent accounts in a 2018 initial coin offering (ICO).

Grayscale CEO Calls on SEC to Protect Investors
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Grayscale CEO Calls on SEC to Protect Investors

Grayscale Investments’ CEO Michael Sonnenshein has called on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to protect Grayscale investors by returning the true asset value to them. Sonnenshein stated in a recent interview that the SEC acted arbitrarily by denying approval for the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) to be a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in June 2022, while approving Bitcoin Futures ETFs. He explained that the SEC violated the administrative procedures act, and that Grayscale is suing the SEC over the denial of its initial application. Grayscale has over a million investor accounts, and Sonnenshein called on the SEC to protect investors and return the value to them.

Exclusive: Fidelity Digital Assets Explains the Core Concerns Traditional Institutions Still Have Towards Cryptocurrencies
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Exclusive: Fidelity Digital Assets Explains the Core Concerns Traditional Institutions Still Have Towards Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain.News spoke with Christine Sandler, the Head of Sales and Marketing at Fidelity Digital Assets to understand more about the concerns institutional investors may have and the barriers to entry to the cryptocurrency market.

Revolut CEO Breaks Silence on Russian-Ukraine War, Condemns Violence
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Revolut CEO Breaks Silence on Russian-Ukraine War, Condemns Violence

The Chief Executive Officer of a digital banking app Revolut Nikolay Storonsky has condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and will donate up to £1.5 million per day to Red Cross Ukraine for the next seven days.

Why is the Bitcoin Price Correlation with the Stock Market Currently High?
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Why is the Bitcoin Price Correlation with the Stock Market Currently High?

Unlimited Quantitative Easing has had the most significant impact on the stock and crypto market, meaning both markets have a strong correlation with monetary policy.

Baidu's Stock Tumbles Amid Military Testing Rumors of AI Chatbot Ernie
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Baidu's Stock Tumbles Amid Military Testing Rumors of AI Chatbot Ernie

Reports of Baidu’s AI chatbot Ernie Bot undergoing military testing led to an 11.5% drop in its stock, reflecting investor concerns over potential U.S. sanctions and the intricate challenges facing Chinese AI companies in the global tech landscape.

Crypto Price Shows Stronger Interconnectedness with Stock Market amid COVID-19: IMF
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Crypto Price Shows Stronger Interconnectedness with Stock Market amid COVID-19: IMF

As a change of tune, the IMF alludes to the fact that crypto-assets like Bitcoin (BTC) have transformed from an obscure asset class to an integral part of the digital asset revolution.

7RCC Spearheads a Carbon-Neutral Bitcoin ETF for ESG-Focused Investing
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7RCC Spearheads a Carbon-Neutral Bitcoin ETF for ESG-Focused Investing

7RCC has submitted a spot Bitcoin ETF with a composition of 80% Bitcoin and 20% carbon credit futures, providing a unique, carbon-neutral investment option in the crypto market.

Euler Finance Suffers Flash Loan Attack, Loses Millions in Multiple Cryptocurrencies
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Euler Finance Suffers Flash Loan Attack, Loses Millions in Multiple Cryptocurrencies

Euler Finance, an Ethereum-based noncustodial lending protocol, suffered a flash loan attack on March 13, resulting in the loss of millions in Dai, USD Coin, staked Ether, and wrapped Bitcoin. The attacker stole nearly $196 million in multiple transactions, making it the largest hack of 2023. On-chain data indicates that the attack is related to a deflation attack that occurred one month ago, and the attacker used a multichain bridge to transfer funds from the Binance Smart Chain to Ethereum.

BlueWallet is Sunsetting Its Lightning Node Connection to Lndhub
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BlueWallet is Sunsetting Its Lightning Node Connection to Lndhub

Don't worry—BlueWallet is just another step toward self-custody and lightning nodes.

Apple's New Guidelines Permit NFTs But There's a Caveat
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Apple's New Guidelines Permit NFTs But There's a Caveat

Apple Says developers can now add NFT functionalities on Apps, but it leaves a wide caveat in its updated guideline

Coinbase Becomes First Custodian to Pass Two Major Security Evaluations
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Coinbase Becomes First Custodian to Pass Two Major Security Evaluations

Coinbase Custody has become the first cryptocurrency custodian to obtain bot SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 evaluations.

Why Young Investors are Increasingly Investing in Crypto and Cannabis
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Why Young Investors are Increasingly Investing in Crypto and Cannabis

Crypto and cannabis markets seem to be attracting a rising number of young investors. Why is this so?

Binance.US Distances Itself from Binance.com; CZ Steps Down as Chairman
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Binance.US Distances Itself from Binance.com; CZ Steps Down as Chairman

Binance.US declares operational independence from Binance.com, reassures customers, and remains compliant with U.S. regulations, following a $4.3 billion settlement. Chairman Changpeng Zhao steps down.

Green Lights to Texas State Chartered Banks to Provide Virtual Currency Custody Services
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Green Lights to Texas State Chartered Banks to Provide Virtual Currency Custody Services

Texas state-chartered banks get the green light from the regulator in Texas of the United States for providing customer custody virtual currencies services.

What Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Means for the Bitcoin Price Outlook
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What Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Means for the Bitcoin Price Outlook

Bitcoin saw a negative correlation with the traditional stock market, as hopes of the old normal economy were to be revived again.

South Korea's Stance on Virtual Currency Investment and ETFs in 2024
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South Korea's Stance on Virtual Currency Investment and ETFs in 2024

South Korea reaffirms its prohibition of local financial institutions from owning, buying, or investing in cryptocurrencies and businesses offering crypto, including a strict ban on cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Fiat Money
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Fiat Money

What is fiat money; the history of fiat money and its influence on monetary policy and the global economy.

Binance Launches Premier Platform for VIP Users and Institutional Investors
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Binance Launches Premier Platform for VIP Users and Institutional Investors

Binance has launched a new trading platform solution for VIP and Institutional clients to allow them to easily execute digital assets trades and capture market opportunities more effectively.

Blockchain.News Interview with Managing Partner of HEX Alessio Quaglini on Digital Asset Custody
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Blockchain.News Interview with Managing Partner of HEX Alessio Quaglini on Digital Asset Custody

Alessio Quaglini, the Managing Partner of a custody solution blockchain start-up HEX, see the growing importance and emerging trends for custody in the age of digital assets. “We strongly believe that blockchain technologies will be the underlying infrastructure for future financial instruments, assets, contracts and currencies.” Say Alessio. He believe that his firm can offer the value of flexibility, accessibility, and security through partner up with traditional financial institution with their unique ZeroKey technology solution.

40 German Banks Are Seeking Regulatory Approval to Offer Bitcoin Custody
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40 German Banks Are Seeking Regulatory Approval to Offer Bitcoin Custody

Many German banks have filed a request to introduce a digital asset custody business. Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, popularly identified as BaFin, has received over 40 applications from German banks interested in offering crypto custody services.

Ether.Fi Launches Non-Custodial Liquid Restaking Protocol on Ethereum
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Ether.Fi Launches Non-Custodial Liquid Restaking Protocol on Ethereum

Ether.Fi launches a non-custodial liquid restaking protocol on Ethereum, allowing users to maintain control of their keys while increasing staking yields through integration with Eigenlayer.

U.S. Blockchain-organisation BBA Publishes Crypto Toolkit Guidelines for Regulatory Consideration
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U.S. Blockchain-organisation BBA Publishes Crypto Toolkit Guidelines for Regulatory Consideration

The Boston Blockchain Association (BBA) has published a toolkit that will guide Massachusetts lawmakers in their efforts to create crypto laws.

India's Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges: Binance, Kraken, Mexc, and Kucoin Delisted from App Store
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India's Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges: Binance, Kraken, Mexc, and Kucoin Delisted from App Store

India's FIU removes apps of major crypto exchanges, including Binance and Kraken, from the App Store, enforcing compliance with anti-money laundering laws amid new crypto tax policies.

Fraudulent Ledger Live App in Microsoft Store Linked to $768K Cryptocurrency Theft
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Fraudulent Ledger Live App in Microsoft Store Linked to $768K Cryptocurrency Theft

A fake Ledger Live app on Microsoft's App Store stole nearly $768K from the crypto community, involving Bitcoin and Ethereum transactions, raising concerns over app verification processes.

A Large Portion of Bitcoin Supply Stores in Cold Storage Based on the Bottoming Out of Dormant BTC Supply
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A Large Portion of Bitcoin Supply Stores in Cold Storage Based on the Bottoming Out of Dormant BTC Supply

Dormant Bitcoin supply for at least one year bottomed out at 54.2%, indicating that a large portion of BTC was stored in the cold storage.

Standard Chartered Bank Partners with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to Improve Customer Experience
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Standard Chartered Bank Partners with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to Improve Customer Experience

Standard Chartered Bank joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance – an open-source blockchain community. But why?

Why Crypto Exchanges Must Reinvent Themselves to Stay Relevant or Else Face Extinction
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Why Crypto Exchanges Must Reinvent Themselves to Stay Relevant or Else Face Extinction

As the industry matures, crypto exchanges must face up to higher responsibilities. Crypto market is becoming to mirror that of traditional markets. Cryptocurrency exchanges, therefore, must reinvent themselves to maintain their relevance.

Blackrock Rollouts Blockchain ETF for European Investors
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Blackrock Rollouts Blockchain ETF for European Investors

The iShares Blockchain Technology UCITS ETF targets institutional and professional investors in Europe.

Former US CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo Quits BlockFi’s Board of Directors
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Former US CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo Quits BlockFi’s Board of Directors

Christopher Giancarlo has reassigned from the board of crypto lending firm BlockFi just after four months. He was appointed as an independent director on BlockFi’s five-person board in April this year.

Hong Kong to introduce comprehensive stablecoin regulation, focusing on innovation and investor protection.
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Hong Kong to introduce comprehensive stablecoin regulation, focusing on innovation and investor protection.

Hong Kong is launching a public consultation to establish comprehensive stablecoin regulations, aiming to balance innovation with investor protection, marking a significant step in cryptocurrency governance.

Stone Ridge Shutting down Bitcoin Futures Fund, Returning Money to Investors
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Stone Ridge Shutting down Bitcoin Futures Fund, Returning Money to Investors

Stone Ridge’s Bitcoin Futures Fund suffers losses triggered by market downturn and competition.

Bitcoin Institutional Inflows Are Rising as Grayscale Bitcoin Portfolio Now Estimated to be Worth $23.69 Billion
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Bitcoin Institutional Inflows Are Rising as Grayscale Bitcoin Portfolio Now Estimated to be Worth $23.69 Billion

Bybt crypto trading platform has disclosed that Bitcoin institutional inflows are not showing any signs of slowing.

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