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MicroStrategy to boost Bitcoin holdings further with US$500 mln bond sale

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MicroStrategy announces a half billion dollar bond sale to fund additional Bitcoin acquisitions.

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MakerDAO’s Christensen wants to make DAOs fun again. He’s not alone.

Projects are rethinking how to make DAOs more fun and less disappointing.
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From Silicon Valley to Sand Dunes: Why Indian crypto firms eye Dubai expansion

Indian crypto companies flock to Dubai, escaping high local taxes and finding solace in the emirate’s favorable regulatory environment.

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Helio expands Shopify plugin with Solana Pay for diverse crypto transactions

Helio’s latest update to its Shopify plugin via Solana Pay introduces a broader cryptocurrency acceptance and innovative merchant tools.
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Telegram’s TON blockchain eclipses Ethereum in daily users

TON blockchain surpasses Ethereum in user activity, leveraging Telegram’s extensive user base for growth.
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Terraform Labs to dissolve following US$4.47 billion settlement

Terraform Labs and ex-CEO Do Kwon to pay billions in SEC fraud settlement, marking one of the largest penalties in U.S. history.
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Bitcoin price dips ahead of US inflation report and Fed’s decision on interest rates

Strong U.S. economic data has led to a decrease in Bitcoin value as markets brace for Fed’s decision on lending rates.
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Ethereum Name Service tops NFT charts sales with over US$4.27 million

Ethereum Name Service tops daily NFT sales, followed by significant activity on Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains.
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ZKsync to distribute billions of tokens airdrop

ZKsync airdrops 3.675 billion tokens to users, enhancing Ethereum’s Layer 2 governance.
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South Korea classifies select NFTs as cryptocurrencies

New guidelines by South Korea’s FSC will regulate certain NFTs under cryptocurrency laws.
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Friend.tech to leave Base for own blockchain

Friend.tech’s transition to a proprietary blockchain, Friendchain, prompts user concerns and market fluctuations.
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The Sandbox raises US$20 mln, achieves unicorn status

The Sandbox secures funding to enhance its metaverse platform and support its creator economy.
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Bitcoin falls below US$70,000 after US jobs data and ECB rate cut

Bitcoin falls as U.S. adds 272,000 jobs in May with unemployment rate rising to 4%.
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Robinhood acquires Bitstamp in US$200 mln deal

Trading platform Robinhood Markets to expand its crypto services with Bitstamp acquisition.
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Florida man admits to US$8.4 mln crypto fraud scheme

Florida resident Juan Tacuri pleads guilty to wire fraud, faces two decades behind bars.
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SEC chair Gensler cautions crypto exchanges on enforcement

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler warns that crypto exchanges are still liable for enforcement actions despite making risk disclosures to investors.
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Ethereum’s Buterin denounces celebrity memecoins, urges purposeful innovation

Ethereum’s Buterin criticizes superficial celebrity crypto trends, advocating for impactful, long-term projects.
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Polygon’s Moon Girl NFTs top daily sales chart with over US$1.36 million

Moon Girl NFT collection tops daily sales to help Polygon beat Solana.
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