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Sara Stratoberdha named new CEO of CoinDesk

Bullish, the cryptocurrency exchange, announces Sara Stratoberdha as CoinDesk’s new leader, emphasizing the platform’s commitment to unbiased and independent journalism under new ownership.
Ethereum

First ERC-404 passes US$32,000

ERC-404 is a new Ethereum token standard for semi-fungible tokens.
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Ethereum sets March 13 for Dencun upgrade

The Ethereum network is poised for a significant upgrade this March, with the Dencun update focusing on proto-danksharding.
Ethereum

Ethereum staking hits milestone: over 25% of supply now locked

Despite the Shapella upgrade allowing withdrawals, Ethereum’s proof-of-stake transition continues to attract validators, with over 30 million Ether staked.
Terraform’s Do Kwon pleads not guilty to passport forgery; lawyers propose US$437,000 bail

Montenegro court overturns extradition of Terra founder Do Kwon

International tug of war over Kwon’s fate takes a new turn with Montenegro court’s reversal on extradition.
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Jack Dorsey’s BlueSky now open for all

BlueSky, the decentralized social media platform by Jack Dorsey, opens its doors to the public.
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SocialFi’s next big hit? Friendzone set to launch on Polygon

Friendzone is poised to challenge traditional social media models with its blockchain-powered SocialFi application on the Polygon network.
South Koreans hold nearly US$100 billion in crypto assets overseas| Golden bitcoins and South Korea flag.

South Korean crypto criminals to face life sentence

Crypto criminals with more than US$3.76 billion in profits may face life in South Korea.
Hong Kong | Hong Kong grants SEBA Bank in-principle approval for crypto trading | Hong Kong, SFC, Regulation & Law, Cryptocurrency Exchange

Unlicensed crypto exchanges face shutdown in Hong Kong

Only two exchanges are licensed to provide crypto trading services to Hong Kong’s retail sector so far.
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Solana logs back in after a five-hour outage, SOL rebounds

Solana, a blockchain that has been plagued with outages in the past, had its first network interruption in almost a year.
Privacy Coin Monero Surges in the US

Monero sinks as Binance announces delisting

Privacy coins face a setback as Binance removes Monero, impacting its market price.
Bitcoin | Bitcoin, Ether tread water; U.S. equities slide with mega-cap tech giants leading the declines | Markets, BTC, ETH, Binance, Price

Tether, Solana’s Yakovenko back Oobit with US$25 mln funding

Industry giants Tether and Yakovenko invest in Oobit’s $25M funding round.
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Yuga Labs’ payout from Ripps and Cahen raised to nearly US$9 mln

Ryder Ripps and Jeremy Cahen must pay almost US$7 million in Yuga Labs’ attorneys’ fees, court documents show.
genesis logo | Digital Currency Group’s crypto brokerage Genesis Global Capital files for bankruptcy

Genesis proposes US$1.6 bln asset sale amid bankruptcy

Genesis, in bankruptcy, seeks court approval to sell Bitcoin and Ether trust assets worth US$1.6 billion.
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OPNX exchange to cease operations

OPNX, founded by Su Zhu, ceases operations due to FTX estate’s recovery claims.
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US charges trio in FTX crypto exchange hack

The mystery of the FTX hack unfolds as the DOJ charges three unnamed suspects for the US$400 million theft in November 2022.
Hong Kong | Hong Kong grants SEBA Bank in-principle approval for crypto trading | Hong Kong, SFC, Regulation & Law, Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bybit eyes Hong Kong license: crypto expansion plans

Crypto derivatives exchange Bybit seeks to enter Hong Kong’s market with a new license application.
Celsius

Celsius Network’s US$3 bln repayment begins

Celsius Network starts repaying $3 billion to creditors, marking a step towards resolving its bankruptcy.
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USDT issuer Tether pockets US$2.85 bln in profits in Q4 2023

Tether reports a record US$2.85 billion profit last quarter as its USDT soars towards US$100 billion market cap
XRP

US$112 mln XRP theft hits Ripple’s Larsen

Ripple’s Chris Larsen loses $112M in XRP to hackers in a recent security breach.
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FTX expects to repay customers, no exchange relaunch

FTX plans to repay customers amid bankruptcy proceedings, rules out exchange relaunch.
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BNB Chain highlights DeFi, gaming and AI in 2024 roadmap

The “One BNB Paradigm” aims to streamline BNB Chain’s ecosystem, focusing on DeFi, gaming, and AI.
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OpenSea open for acquisition amid NFT market shifts: report

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) marketplace OpenSea is reportedly considering acquisition proposals. According to DL News, OpenSea Chief Executive Officer Devin Finzer said the firm has not ruled out the possibility of selling the company, and indicated a willingness to engage with interested parties.  ”We think that if the right partnership comes along, then that’s something we […]
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Transak streamlines crypto conversions with Visa Direct integration

Transak integrates with Visa Direct to simplify crypto-to-fiat transactions globally.
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Solana-based GameStop meme coin gains traction after retailer pulls plug on crypto

A GME-themed meme coin, not affiliated with the video game retailer GameStop, is replicating the company’s meme stock frenzy on the Solana blockchain.
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Floki Inu staking halted in Hong Kong after SFC warning

Floki Inu suspends its staking program in Hong Kong following regulatory warnings.
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Solana’s Jupiter trading volume skyrockets ahead of JUP airdrop

Jupiter Exchange experiences a trading boom as the Solana community awaits the upcoming JUP airdrop.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong sees first spot Bitcoin ETF application

Hong Kong could welcome its first spot Bitcoin ETF, courtesy of Harvest Global’s recent filing.
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Classic Doom revived on Dogecoin network

Gamers can now play Doom directly on the Dogecoin blockchain, merging nostalgia with modern tech.
Algorand upgrades will boost speed and privacy, founder says

Algorand CEO’s social media account hit by hackers

Algorand community warned as CEO’s social media falls prey to hackers.
Bitcoin | Bitcoin, Ether drop; top cryptos retreat with Toncoin leading losers | Markets, BTC, ETH, Price, Inflation

Swan Bitcoin debuts mining operations ahead of IPO

Swan Bitcoin steps into mining ahead of halving as it prepares for a stock market debut.
hacker looking into phone | DPRK hackers sneak US$52 mln in crypto into S.Korean exchanges: Chainalysis | north korea hacker, north korea lazarus group, crypto hacking

Investors lost 54.3% less crypto in 2023, Chainalysis says

The total value of stolen crypto decreased last year but the number of individual hacking incidents grew.
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SEC postpones verdict on Grayscale’s spot Ether ETF

Ether ETF hopefuls on hold as SEC postpones decision.
Coinbase halted India services due to RBI's "informal pressure": Armstrong

JPMorgan downgrades Coinbase to underweight

Analysts at JPMorgan slash Coinbase rating to underweight, questioning ETF impact.
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Mt. Gox confirms addresses for BTC repayment plan

Long-awaited Bitcoin repayments closer as Mt. Gox confirms creditor addresses.
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Dogecoin soars to weekly peak amid X Payments buzz

Speculative X Payments chatter triggers Dogecoin’s sharp rise.
terra logo, frozen graphic | South Korea freezes US$93 mln in assets of former Terra-Luna associates | terra luna, terraform labs, do kwon, daniel shin

Terraform Labs Seeks U.S. bankruptcy shield

Do Kwon-founded Terraform Labs files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S.
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US, UK, Australia target Hamas-linked crypto networks

Allied nations impose sanctions on entities allegedly aiding Hamas’ crypto transactions.
Fidelity’s crypto arm wants to add Ethereum trading, plans hiring spree

SEC delays Fidelity’s Ethereum ETF decision

Fidelity’s bid for a spot Ethereum ETF hits a snag as SEC delays decision.
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Polygon’s MATIC stirs as US$26 mln moved to exchanges

Celsius Network’s move of US$26 million in MATIC to exchanges raises eyebrows amid market volatility.
Bitcoin | Bitcoin, Ether edge up; Wall Street on edge amid government shutdown fears | Markets, BTC, ETH, SEC, Price

Bitcoin mining’s green mile: 54.5% sustainable energy use

Bitcoin mining now more eco-friendly than ever, reaching a 54.5% sustainable energy usage.
North America retains crypto crown even as US regulatory clouds loom Chainalysis

Bitcoin spot ETFs break US$10 bln trading barrier

Investors flock to Bitcoin spot ETFs, pushing trading volumes past the US$10 billion milestone.
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Solana to launch second crypto smartphone

Solana Mobile hints at second smartphone following surprise success of Saga. 
Hong Kong | Hong Kong grants SEBA Bank in-principle approval for crypto trading | Hong Kong, SFC, Regulation & Law, Cryptocurrency Exchange

HashKey joins unicorn club after US$100 mln raise

HashKey Group achieves unicorn status following a US$100 million funding round, reaching a US$1.2 billion valuation.
Maduro

Petro cryptocurrency era ends in Venezuela

The controversial Petro cryptocurrency is now defunct as Venezuela pulls the plug.
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USDT rises as money laundering tool in SEA, UN says

A UN report reveals USDT’s growing role in money laundering and underground banking in Southeast Asia
Bitcoin ETF | SEC accepts BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF application for review | ETF, BlackRock, U.S., BTC-Bitcoin, Regulation & Law

CoinShares acquires Valkyrie expands ETF offerings

With the acquisition of Valkyrie Funds, CoinShares aims to strengthen its position in the competitive ETF market.
Pile of cryptocurrencies. | Crypto hedge fund Galois Capital to close after losing US$40m in FTX

Ethereum ETFs gain support from BlackRock’s CEO

Support from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink boosts prospects for Ethereum ETFs.
Ethereum

Ethereum outperforms Bitcoin despite ETF debut

Ether’s price rises sharply, contrasting with Bitcoin’s stagnant performance despite recent ETF launches.
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Bitfinity valued at US$130 mln ahead of launch

With its recent US$7 million funding, Bitfinity wants to enhance Bitcoin’s utility in DeFi and NFTs.
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Hedera, Algorand unite for wallet recovery

The DeRec Alliance, involving HBAR and Algorand Foundations, aims to solve digital asset recovery challenges with a new protocol.
Bitcoin ETF

Spot Bitcoin ETFs launch in U.S. markets

Grayscale and BlackRock’s ETFs lead a bullish debut for newly listed Bitcoin ETFs.
USDC

USDC issuer Circle attempts public listing again: report

With the filing for an IPO, Circle aims to capitalize on the growing interest in crypto assets, despite recent industry setbacks.
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Musk’s social media X halts NFT hexagon avatars

Social media platform X, under Elon Musk, quietly removes NFT profile picture feature, aligning with broader tech industry trends.
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Crypto milestone: SEC approves spot Bitcoin ETFs

SEC’s landmark decision approves 11 Bitcoin ETFs, heralding a new era for digital asset investments.
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Ripple to be valued at US$11.3 bln following share repurchase

Ripple Labs’ tender offer aims to repurchase US$285 million shares, valuing the firm at US$11.3 billion and fortifying financial standing.
Bitcoin gold token and SEC chair Gary Gensler | SEC delays verdict on BlackRock’s ETF application; Will Bitcoin ETFs see light of day?

Restey immortalizes Gensler’s tweet on the Bitcoin blockchain

Billy Restey inscribes SEC’s Gensler tweet on Bitcoin blockchain, ensuring clarity after a false ETF approval claim rattles the crypto market.
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Apple removes Binance, KuCoin apps in India

Major crypto exchanges vanish from Apple’s App Store in India, adhering to FIU mandates.
Bitcoin | Bitcoin, Ether edge up; Wall Street on edge amid government shutdown fears | Markets, BTC, ETH, SEC, Price

SEC decision looms: Cboe pushes for Bitcoin ETFs

Cboe appeals to SEC for fast-tracking Bitcoin ETFs.
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SEC’s cybersecurity in question after ETF tweet blunder

Following a misleading tweet about Bitcoin ETFs, Senators Vance and Tillis demand answers from the SEC regarding its cybersecurity measures.
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Valkyrie CIO eyes US$400 mln inflow in the first week of Bitcoin ETF launch: The Block

Steven McClurg says Valkyrie Investments may be poised for a historic ETF launch this week, with the potential to inject up to US$400 million into the market.
Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin ETF applicants make swift amendments to filings following SEC’s response

Imminent SEC decision on Bitcoin ETFs could mark a watershed moment for crypto, spearheaded by industry giants BlackRock and VanEck, reshaping the investment world.
BNB among pile of gold coins. | Markets: Bitcoin rises amid market jitters as Paxos stablecoin issuer next regulator target after Kraken clampdown

BNB Chain Fusion may unify BEP-2 and BEP-20 by 2024

BNB Chain’s merger plans aims for a seamless and secure blockchain by April 2024
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Upbit Singapore secures coveted MPI license

Upbit joins 15 other crypto firms permitted to provide digital payment token services in Singapore.
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SEC’s Gensler warns of crypto risks amid Bitcoin ETF buzz

SEC Chair Gary Gensler cautions about cryptocurrency volatility, highlighting investor protection concerns, as his agency nears a decision on spot Bitcoin ETF applications.
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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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Let’s use Web3 to grow projects that fight climate change

The most promising carbon offset programs can still wither and die from financing distress. Blockchain technology can help them survive and bear fruit.
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What asset tokenization will look like in 2024 and beyond

Tokenization is on the rise not only in the private sector. In Asia, governments are leading the charge to use this technology for the greater public good.
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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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Blockchain can transform the real estate business — if we remove the roadblocks in its way

From reducing paperwork to verifying title quickly, blockchain technology promises to overhaul the age-old industry. But it faces regulatory hurdles and resistance by those who profit from inefficiency.
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How ancient battles are shaping our global financial future

Our 21st century economy still rides on old, slow and costly financial rails. Here’s how blockchain technology can build a network of monetary superhighways.
Ethereum

Is Ethereum once again a victim of its own success?

A year after the Merge made Ethereum even more popular, the network now faces the perils of a staking-fueled liquidity crunch. What are the alternatives?

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