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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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July 2022

Inter-country use key for CBDCs to reach potential: report

For central bank digital currencies to enhance cross-border payments, issuing institutions must take functionality into account to avoid unintended barriers, a joint report by three international financial bodies says.

Bitcoin, Ethereum rebound pulls back amid worries of BTC dump from Mt. Gox, Celsius

Gains made by two of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies were partially eroded as speculation of a glut of Bitcoin from Mt. Gox’s customers and creditors and Celsius Network’s payback of its debt circulated over the weekend.

Circle says customers could redeem all of USDC in one day

In an exclusive interview with Forkast Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau, Circle Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Fox-Geen said reserves backing the so-called USDC stablecoin are ring-fenced from any potential fallout from the contagion engulfing crypto markets.

Three Arrows, Voyager failures raise questions of who is next in crypto fall from grace

The crypto winter is killing off companies that took on big risks when markets were booming. So is this the shakeout all financial markets go through?

Monthly NFT sales fall below US$1 billion for first time in 12 months

Crypto industry sales are slumping, but it’s not just hedge funds and lenders that have been hit hard by the crypto winter. The NFT industry has also begun to feel the chill.

FastForkast headlines

Bitcoin falls as Tesla announces it sold 75% of BTC holdings

Eth2 merger closer as ninth shadow fork goes live

Bitcoin bounces back after US reports worst inflation in 41 years

Court gives liquidators green light to claim 3AC assets

Vitalik Buterin defends Ethereum ahead of merge; ‘not a security’

Bitcoin price sinks below US$20K, erases weekly progress

CoinFLEX deficit rises to US$84 mln; enters recovery arbitration

Bitcoin price crosses US$22K; Fed cools recession fears

Voyager crypto firm loaned US$377 mln to Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research

Bank of England calls for greater crypto regulation

Crypto lender CoinLoan reduces its daily withdrawal limit by 99%

Three Arrows Capital files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy

Roger Ver says he will issue statement on default dispute with CoinFLEX

Bitcoin drops below US$19K as crypto bleeds further losses

July 2022

Wall Street seems to sense opportunity in distressed crypto markets

While critics say the bubble has burst on crypto, Wall Street is moving in to take advantage of what could be some fire-sale asset prices.

Warnings on crypto, Bitcoin have materialized, says central bank body BIS

Deeper structural flaws in crypto make it unsuitable as the basis of a monetary system that serves society, the Bank for International Settlements said in its annual report.

Crypto lending platforms, DeFi seem to be having an Animal Farm moment

In a decentralized society envisaged under crypto, everybody is reportedly equal. But as the market strains under considerable stress, it’s showing some are more equal than others.

Calls for policing NFTs gain ground as fraud cases rise

A perceived failure to address increasing fraud in the NFT industry prompts calls for regulation and the adoption of a more centralized approach to weed out bad actors.

Bitcoin, Ether recover as Fed guidance reduces policy uncertainty

Despite short-term volatility weighing on prices, an inevitable easing of monetary policy in response to the pandemic and other crises means Bitcoin and other cryptos will find value as a hedge against runaway inflation, market participants tell Forkast.

Crypto on a roller coaster as market braces for Fed guidance on rates

Crypto markets posted some gains in Asia trading after a pummeling this week, but the sentiment shifted back to negative as markets across the board try to second-guess the Federal Reserve’s thinking on interest rates.

Short selling is good for any market, including crypto: Jim Rogers

With so-called stablecoins coming under a cloud from the multibillion-dollar collapse last month of the TerraUST stablecoin, Forkast spoke to Singapore-based investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers for his view on these types of coins as well as the relevance of short sellers in the cryptocurrency market. The former cofounder of the Quantum Fund and […]

Hold onto your crypto bags, the regulators are coming

Falling prices, an imploding stablecoin, and more reports of hacks have occupied the cryptocurrency headlines in recent weeks, so it’s perhaps no surprise that regulators have noticed and they intend to do something about it.

China’s zero-Covid policy realigning global economy, financial markets

Beijing’s official GDP growth target is 5.5% this year, but some analysts don’t see how that makes sense in the face of Shanghai-size lockdowns. Could a China slowdown be good news for central bankers trying to tame inflation?

‘Buckle up’ for downsizing crypto market as employees laid off

The industry should fasten its seat belt, an industry watcher told Forkast, as the largest of crypto firms headline widespread layoffs amid the 2022 market crunch.

FastForkast headlines

Bitcoin drops below US$19K as crypto bleeds further losses

Three Arrows Capital lines up for liquidation

Roger Ver denies defaulting on US$47 mln loan from CoinFLEX

Australia’s ANZ stablecoin used to purchase carbon credits

Morgan Creek said to try to counter FTX’s BlockFi bailout

CoinFLEX latest crypto exchange on withdrawal freeze

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies return to red with soaring UK inflation

BTC Markets first crypto firm to win Australian Financial Service License

ProShares to launch Bitcoin short ETF

Bitcoin recovers above US$20K after weekend slump

Bitcoin, crypto return to red after rate hike rally wears off

Huobi closes Thai crypto unit, regulator revokes license

Bitcoin, Ethereum, TRX recover as Fed bumps rates by 75 bpt

US crypto bill could undermine market protections: SEC, Gensler

Circle’s head of policy calls CBDCs a ‘Preposterous Idea’: Consensus

Ethereum one step closer to Eth2 with Ropsten testnet merger

Canada’s 3iQ launches Bitcoin and Ethereum feeder ETFs in Australia

Gemini sued over US$36 mln Bitcoin and Ethereum hack

Bitcoin payments for local taxes in the works, Gold Coast mayor says

Solana hangs on in crypto top 10 after major outage; DOGE, DOT hot on its heels

Crypto market reverses course after strong start to the week

Former OpenSea employee arrested amid insider trading allegations

Ethereum scaler Optimism airdrops OP tokens

June 2022

Governments pushing for CBDCs smell blood in Terra Classic’s struggles

Advocates for central bank digital currencies argue their inherent stability supersedes any benefits so-called stablecoins, algorithmic or otherwise, could offer.     

What does the new Australian Labor government mean for the crypto industry?

Changes in government don’t come about too often in Australia, so there’s always plenty to unpack when it does, including what’s in store for investors in the world of cryptocurrency.

Singapore court’s blocking of NFT transfer tests legal oversight

In an exclusive interview with Forkast, the lawyer representing the claimant discusses what the result means for NFTs and digital ownership.

Can ETFs in Australia do for Bitcoin what they did for gold trading?

After the launch of three cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds on Thursday, Forkast spoke with company officials behind two of the funds, along with others in the industry, to see what the new investment platforms offer to investors.

FastForkast headlines

Ethereum scaler Optimism airdrops OP tokens

Iagon’s Ethereum-Cardano bridge launches for USDC transfers

CBDCs, stablecoins can coexist: Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard

Moonbirds NFTs drained in US$1.5 mln phishing scam

Brave integrates Solana as part of browser’s Web3 push

Lockheed Martin, Filecoin Foundation partner to host blockchain nodes in space

Cryptocurrency is worthless: ECB Christine Lagarde

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank slams brakes on crypto services

Bitcoin, crypto drop as stocks slump in the US

OpenSea delists Solana Okay Bears knockoff Not Okay Bears

Australia’s taxman starts knocking on cryptocurrency investors’ doors

Do Kwon proposes Terra fork to ditch UST and ‘LUNA Classic’  

LUNA pumps and dumps repeatedly in weekend’s roller coaster run

Terra shuts down indefinitely after coming back online; LUNA, UST still on life support

Australia’s first Bitcoin and Ethereum spot ETFs go live

Azuki fortunes reverse as sales soar after floor price drop