As Bitcoin breaks past $35,000, optimism brews in the crypto market. Is this the end of the prolonged ‘crypto winter’ investors have dreaded?
The United States is the region’s top driver of crypto activity.
Astar Network and Startale Labs partner with Japanese telecom giant KDDI to boost Web3 adoption.
PBOC to crack down on crypto speculation, as Hong Kong restricts access to certain “complex” virtual asset products.
Coins.ph, a cryptocurrency exchange based in the Philippines with millions of users, appeared to have lost 12.2 million XRP tokens, The Block reported on Friday.
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Bitcoin gained over 10% this past week, boosted by Grayscale’s renewed spot Bitcoin ETF application.
Binance announced it has secured new fiat partners for euro services after its former partner cut ties with the exchange last month.
LBRY issued a final goodbye to the crypto community before winding down operations.
The XRP token rose over 6% on the day after the SEC dismissed the charges against Ripple’s top executives.
FTX’s former general counsel Can Sun testified he was “shocked” by $7 billion in missing customer funds as the prosecution’s case starts to draw to a close.
Grayscale said that its fund is ready to operate as an ETF upon regulatory approval.
The lawsuit alleges that the companies defrauded over 230,000 investors.
Wallet Wars, a Space Invaders-inspired game with a Web3 twist: upgradeable NFT spaceships.”
Coinbase said that the regulatory clarity MiCA provides to the industry is “hugely welcome.”
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Taproot Assets will “accelerate the process of bringing Bitcoin to those billions of people,” according to Lightning Labs.
The central bank said that the preparation phase is not a decision on the issuance of a digital euro.
The U.S. takes action against 10 Hamas-linked entities, including Gaza-based money transfer business and crypto exchange Buy Cash.
The U.K. is also listed as the 14th economy on Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index.
The survey aimed to measure the public attitude towards virtual asset investments, following the JPEX incident.
TWT price rose over 15% during the past week, after Trust Wallet announced a major rebranding upgrade.
SUI fell to a new all-time low on Wednesday following supply manipulation allegations, which the Sui Foundation denies.
The new data sharing rules will go into effect 20 days after their publication in the Official Journal.
The plight of the Philippines — which has a high rate of crypto adoption but is also plagued by fraud — offers a window into why the industry’s ‘do your own research’ mantra isn’t enough.
FTX top lieutenant Nishad Singh bought US$3.7 million house after learning about the exchange’s misuse of customer funds
Nishad Singh testified he bought a house a month before FTX’s collapse despite learning of the exchange’s misuse of customer funds weeks prior.
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Israeli police requested information on 200 additional crypto accounts.
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OSL’s parent firm said investors should exercise caution due to the “unusual movement” in the company’s stock price.
The exchange added that it will also stop releasing new products and services in the country.
Bitcoin briefly spiked to US$29,388 after the fake post, before tracing back the gains.
FTX co-founder Nishad Singh testified on Bankman-Fried’s “excessive” spending including political donations coordinated in a group chat titled “Donations Processing.”
Tether says it froze US$873,000 in USDT linked to terror activities in Israel and Ukraine. CEO Ardoino stresses crypto’s traceability.
The SOL token rose over 5% in the 24-hour after the partnership was announced.
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The luxury car maker said it started accepting crypto payments due to popular demand from its crypto investor customers.
A spot Bitcoin ETF will allow BTC be easily tradeable without the headaches and pitfalls of self-custody. Its arrival — likely just around the corner — will mark the moment crypto goes mainstream.
Singapore’s major payment institution license will enable Upbit to continue offering regulated digital asset services while awaiting its full license.
The Australian Department of the Treasury said it will accept feedback on the draft bill by December.
Ardoino takes Tether’s helm after serving as the USDT stablecoin issuer’s chief technical officer since 2017.
Crypto is “part of the future,” said Melissa Wisner, vice president of crypto risk at Ciphertrace, during her panel discussion at D3 Bahamas.
Bitcoin was subdued by the mounting geopolitical concerns around Israel’s war with Hamas and the ongoing FTX lawsuit.
Alameda Research reportedly did not know about the misuse of FTX user deposits until last November.
The research firm said that on-chain data point toward Russian hackers, instead of the previously-suspected North Korean Lazarus Group.
With the U.S. CPI holding steady and predictions favoring unchanged Fed rates, Bitcoin remains resilient.
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The DCJPY could play a central role in the future’s currency system, according to DeCurret Holdings.
The current crypto bear market caused Coinbase’s trading volume to drop to levels not seen since 2020.
Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis said the island nation will continue to be a pioneer in the digital asset space.
FTX’s collapse and the crypto winter helped regulators familiarize themselves with the rapidly evolving crypto industry, said Christina Rolle of the Bahamas Securities Commission.
Caroline Ellison details how Sam Bankman-Fried planned to raise capital from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman as FTX struggled to repay lenders.
The regulator said that DeFi doesn’t pose a risk to financial stability, due to its small size, but said it needs to be monitored in the future.
NFT production on Ethereum fell to an all-time low in September, as the floor prices of blue-chip NFT collections continued their decline.
JPMorgan’s Onyx blockchain showcased near-instant collateral transfer in BlockRock’s tokenized share transaction with Barclays.
Coins.ph joins forces with Circle to introduce USDC remittances, targeting a more efficient and affordable money transfer solution for millions of Filipinos abroad, supporting the UN’s goal of trimming remittance costs by 2023.
The Malaysian Securities Commission has given crypto firm, Hata, a conditional approval to operate a “digital asset exchange” with a “digital broker” license.
The congressional committee accused Changpeng Zhao and three other executives, along with 45 individuals, of running a financial pyramid scheme in the country.
The committee said fraudulent non-fungible token advertising could harm both NFT artists and investors.
As ‘Floptober’ rattles the NFT world, Pudgy Penguins emerge as unlikely victors, spotlighting the potential of IP-focused tactics.
Once driven by speculation and vanity car plate-like profile images, NFTs are now becoming more useful — with value that is not captured by market prices.
Caroline Ellison, Sam Bankman-Fried’s ex-girlfriend and former CEO of Alameda Research, details how the trading firm took around $14 billion from FTX customers to repay lenders.
Bitmain, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturers, has suspended employee salary payments from September, according to a Tuesday report by China-based tech news outlet Leiphone. See related article: Hamas crypto donation accounts frozen by Israel police Fast Facts See related article: CMCC Global raises US$100 mln to launch Hong Kong […]
South Korea’s cryptocurrency market has bounced back during the first half of this year but is still almost 50% below its value at the end of 2021, according to the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KOFIU), a government agency that oversees the nation’s anti-money laundering regime. See related article: Hamas crypto donation accounts frozen by Israel […]
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Israel Police’s cyber unit, Lahav 443, halts Hamas’ cryptocurrency fundraising efforts following Israeli crypto firms’ aid initiatives for war-affected citizens.
Crypto Aid Israel, a fund aiding war-impacted citizens, uses a multi-signature wallet for Bitcoin, Ether, and stablecoins donations.
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