What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin (BTC) is the first cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. With the underlying technology blockchain, bitcoin has redefining money in terms of money form, money issuance standard and money movement. Bitcoin has a limit of 21 million coins and uses proof-of-work (POW) consensus. In some sense, bitcoin removes our reliance on central banks and traditional financial institutions that we have to trust on. Bitcoin brings monetary freedom.

Global Governments Request More Personal Data from Big Tech
A new study by Surfshark shows that global government requests for personal user data from Big Tech companies such as Meta, Apple, Google, and Microsoft have been on the rise since 2013. The study reveals that Meta had the most accounts of interest from authorities, while Apple had the fewest. Most requests came from authorities in the United States and Europe and were related to criminal investigations and civil or administrative cases.
Binance Crypto Withdrawals Spike Before CFTC Accusations
Almost a billion dollars in cryptocurrency was withdrawn from Binance shortly before the US CFTC accused the exchange of regulatory violations. The total amount withdrawn from multiple platforms in the 12 hours preceding the indictment was almost $1.5 billion, with over half of that amount coming from Binance. Despite the withdrawals, Binance still holds over $63 billion worth of cryptocurrency assets.
Federal Reserve Admits Blindsided Oversight of SVB Collapse
The Federal Reserve Chairman has admitted to being blindsided by the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) despite being under their supervision. The collapse of SVB has prompted an internal investigation led by the Vice Chairman to look into the failure of the bank and the Fed’s regulation of it. The bank’s collapse has been linked to the Federal Reserve’s successive interest rate hikes and erosion of its long-term bonds. This has led to depositors requesting withdrawals en masse, causing a bank run, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission taking possession of SVB.
Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies
Signature Bank is reportedly under investigation by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice over concerns that the bank did not take adequate measures to detect potential money laundering by its clients. The bank was closed on March 12 as part of a series of bank closures that also included Silvergate Capital and Silicon Valley Bank.
Voyager reportedly sells assets on Coinbase exchange
Lookonchain showed Voyager using 23 tokens worth over $100 million.
Silvergate Bank Probed by DOJ for Ties to FTX Exchange
Prosecutors are investigating Silvergate's Alameda accounts.
U.S. Federal prosecutors allege that Sam Bankman-Fried has used money from FTX exchange to invest in the VC
SBF contributed $400 million in Modulo Capital. Prosecutors believe Modulo investment was made using stolen or illegal funds.
FTX.US, Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Are Under Probe by Texas Regulators
Texas Regulators are investigating FTX.US over its high-yield, interest-bearing accounts.
Coinbase Is Under SEC Scrutiny for Staking Programs
Coinbase mentioned in its quarterly earnings report that it is under the regulator’s investigation concerning its staking packages.
Hotbit Suspends Trading, Withdrawals amid Criminal Investigation
Crypto exchange Hotbit announced it had suspended all financial and trading services as part of the capital was frozen by watchdogs that a former employer was involved in a criminal case that is under investigation.

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