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Lachlan Keller

Lachlan is a journalist and producer at Forkast working from Melbourne, Australia. His work can be found in numerous magazines in Australia on topics ranging from culture to science. Lachlan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Macleay College in Australia.

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March 2023

Bitcoin’s price gains this year bring needed relief to cash-strapped crypto mining industry

Officials at Bitcoin mining companies say the rebound in prices so far this year for the world’s biggest cryptocurrency has thrown a lifeline to the industry after some miners sought protection from creditors last year amid the slump in the token’s price.

February 2023

Be careful what you wish for? Regulators pick up pace in the crypto industry crackdown

Last year was memorable in the emerging world of digital assets for the sheer number of corporate failures. The industry itself has been asking for clearer legal guidelines to help development. Is that what’s happening now?

Blockchain developers have taken a decentralized interest in cloud storage – will it shake up the industry?

Blockchain developers want a piece of the multi-billion dollar cloud computing pie. Do current heavyweights in the industry – Amazon, Google and Microsoft – have cause for concern?

Bankrupt FTX threatens legal action to claw back donations to politicians, charities

The move marks a shift in tone from December when recipients of FTX donations were requested to “voluntarily” return the funds.

New Bitcoin protocol may shake up the NFT market

Bitcoin has long been the world’s largest cryptocurrency blockchain, but non-fungible tokens or NFTs were always the domain of Ethereum. A new protocol could change that, and some in the Bitcoin community are not too pleased.

FastForkast headlines

Robinhood says it’s cooperating with SEC following subpoena over cryptocurrency services

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed; Polygon’s Matic token leads losers in top ten crypto

Bitcoin, Ether gain, shrug off fall in U.S. equity markets; Solana bounces back

Judge denies Dapper Labs request to dismiss NBA Top Shot security lawsuit

Bitcoin back above US$24,000, Fed releases February minutes

Coinbase reports growth in Q4 earnings despite decline in users

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall as 2-year bond nears 15-year high

Crypto hedge fund Galois Capital to close after losing US$40 mln in FTX

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether up, Solana, Helium rise after merge announcement

Former FTX executive Nishad Singh negotiating guilty plea on fraud charges: Bloomberg

Markets: Bitcoin dips below US$24,000 to start the trading week in Asia

El Salvador to establish ‘Bitcoin Embassy’ in Texas to promote adoption of digital assets

Markets: Bitcoin breaches US$24,000 to highest price since August as short sellers liquidated

Digital asset industry comes under fire at hearing by U.S. Senate on ‘Crypto Crash’

U.S. Congress, not the SEC, will set cryptocurrency regulations, says Blockchain Association

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether, other major tokens rise despite hotter-than-expected CPI reading

Markets: Bitcoin rises amid market jitters as Paxos stablecoin issuer next regulator target after Kraken clampdown

Digital Currency Group plans restructuring to pay creditors of bankrupt Genesis unit

Markets: Bitcoin treads water under US$22,000 following SEC action on Kraken, Ether falls

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says SEC has ‘terrible’ idea to ban crypto staking for U.S. retail customers

Markets: Bitcoin falls under US$23,000 as Fed says inflation remains stubborn. Most top 10 crypto decline

Markets: Bitcoin rises above US$23,000 as Fed says ‘disinflation’ started. All top 10 tokens gain

Yuga Labs says it won first Bored Ape trademark lawsuit against RR/BAYC project

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall with bearish U.S. equities, but Bitcoin long bets jump

Markets: Bitcoin falls below US$23,000, Ether drops as crypto market follows equities lower

Donald Trump helps Polygon NFTs outsell Ethereum on OpenSea exchange for second month

Markets: Bitcoin breaks US$24,000 ceiling after Fed says ‘disinflationary process’ started in U.S. economy

Markets: Bitcoin climbs back above US$23,000 as most top 10 crypto tokens gain ground

February 2023

FastForkast headlines

Markets: Bitcoin climbs back above US$23,000 as most top 10 crypto tokens gain ground

Bitcoin falls in broad crypto pull back ahead of U.S. Fed meeting on interest rates

Biden administration urges U.S. congress to pursue crypto regulation

Markets: Bitcoin closes in on US$24,000, lifts crypto top 10

Blockstream says it raised US$125 million to expand Bitcoin mining operations

Binance says it erroneously mixed customer funds with collateral for Binance-issued tokens

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether dip as investors take profits; earnings reports, economic data rattle equities

Ethereum’s Shanghai Mainnet moves one step closer as “Shadow Fork” goes live

Markets: Bitcoin edges higher, Ether little changed; XRP, Polkadot post strong gains in mixed market

Binance Charity to fund over 30,000 Web3 scholarships in 2023

Genesis’s trading arm moving funds on blockchain, bankrupt units reveal extent of liabilities

Markets: Bitcoin holds at four-month high above US$22,000, crypto market cap back over US$1 trillion

Former FTX U.S. CEO Sam Bankman-Fried rejects liquidators’ claim of recovered assets

Singapore-based crypto unicorn Amber Group slashes Hong Kong workforce, SCMP reports

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall on U.S. economy worries, hawkish Fed comments on interest rates

Silvergate reports US$1 billion loss, attributes to “crisis of confidence” in crypto sector

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices little changed; Polkadot gains as Solana gives up ground

North Korean hackers move 41,000 ETH stolen from Harmony Bridge attack

Markets: Bitcoin holds above US$21,000 as crypto market cap briefly tops US$1 trillion

Bitcoin miners return from winter storms, difficulty at an all-time high

U.S. House of Representatives forms new cryptocurrency subcommittee

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed after weekend surge; Solana, XRP give back some gains

FTX loses Miami Heat stadium sponsorship

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether continue run up ahead of U.S. inflation report; Avalanche surges

Binance’s BUSD-peg stablecoin has not always been fully collateralized: report

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether follow U.S. equities higher on view inflation starting to ease despite hawkish Fed

Australian crypto exchange Swyftx to end interest yielding product, cites lack of regulation clarity

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise with most of crypto market, Solana posts best start to the year for major token, BNB retreats amid Binance probe

U.S. subpoenas hedge funds in Binance probe: report 

Markets: Bitcoin back above US$17,000; Ether, crypto market extend weekend gains

U.S. authorities to seize US$460 mln of Robinhood shares in FTX fraud case

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise with most other tokens amid mixed signals on U.S. economic outlook

Magic Eden NFTs display explicit content, ‘Big Bang Theory’ images

Markets: Bitcoin price dips, Ether little changed, Litecoin adds to gains, Dogecoin biggest loser

Bitcoin ATM rush Down Under: Australia leapfrogs El Salvador, Poland

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether edge higher with crypto top 10; Litecoin surges after record transactions in 2022

January 2023

FastForkast headlines

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether edge higher with crypto top 10; Litecoin surges after record transactions in 2022

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether continue slide; U.S. equities gain on consumer confidence boost

Retail-owned Bitcoin supply reaches all-time high