Hong Kong Solidifies Crypto Regulations even as Malaysia bears down on Huobi
The launch of Hong Kong’s very own CBDC comes with new regulations for crypto trading platforms operating in the city.
In battle to be Asia’s crypto hub, which city will emerge victorious?
Top blockchain and crypto news: Asia’s crypto hub race. Is US debt ceiling fight a boon or a bane for crypto? China’s red carpet for metaverse investment.
Big buys fail to lift NFT markets as regulatory uncertainty weighs heavy on crypto
Investors remain cautious as U.S. debt talks continue despite slowing inflation and large NFT purchases.
Is Tether unmoored — or just dandy?
Top blockchain and crypto news: Fighting words over USDT erupt on Twitter. Litecoin surges amid memecoin fever. Chinese city bids for blockchain business.
Binance suspends Australian dollar services
World’s largest cryptocurrency exchange halts Australian dollar services after payment provider cuts off service.
Crypto and NFT Market Updates – May 18th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast, May 18, 2023, presented by Megha Chaddah for the latest in the crypto markets. The US debt ceiling could be raised after hopes of reaching an agreement to avoid a default triggered gains across the board. As the Asian equities markets trade green by noon Hong Kong time, the crypto […]
UK lawmakers propose cryptocurrency regulation as gambling
In a new report, U.K. lawmakers suggest treating Bitcoin and Ether like gambling due to significant consumer financial risks.
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 17th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast, May 17, 2023, presented by Jeff Cheung for the latest in the crypto markets. Ripple’s victory over the SEC in court has jumped XRP prices as Litecoin continues its bullish run overnight. The NFT markets are also looking good as the Forkast 500 index and the ETH composite are both […]
EU’s MiCA gets unanimous nod from European Council
European Union finance ministers unanimously approved MiCA, a set of cryptocurrency rules aiming to reshape the digital asset industry across the EU bloc.
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 16th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast, May 16, 2023, presented by Megha Chaddah for the latest in the crypto markets. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies return to sideways trading apart from Litecoin, which has continued its bull run in the last 24 hours. In the NFT markets, a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT sold for US$1 million […]
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 15th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast, May 9, 2023, presented by Jeff Cheung for the latest in the crypto markets. Bitcoin and Ethereum prices are on the up to start the week off, and Litecoin has skyrocketed in the last 24 hours. The NFT markets are also starting the week off positively, with the Polygon NFT […]
It’s a fight for the future of money in the US, says Christopher Giancarlo
The U.S. is resisting digitization of the dollar due to it being a threat to the country’s dominance over traditional financial system, said Christopher Giancarlo, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and author of “Crypto Dad: Fight for the Future of Money.”
Memecoin frenzy fuels network congestion; China makes a surprise crypto move
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Animoca Brands says it holds US$3.4 bln in assets
Animoca Brands revealed US$2.7 billion in off-balance sheet token reserves in its latest unaudited financial update.
Bitcoin network buckles under weight of BRC-20’s runaway success
Top blockchain and crypto news: Memecoin fever strains BTC network. Binance slams brakes on Bitcoin withdrawals. Chinese court allows crypto for repaying debt.
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 11th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – May 11, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung for the latest in the crypto markets. Bitcoin saw a minor spike in it’s price after the U.S. consumer price index for April was released, but dipped again as crypto exchanges Jane Street Group and Jump Crypto announced it would cease […]
Bitcoin busts through US$28,000 as U.S. inflation falls to 4.9%
Bitcoin and major cryptocurrencies reacted positively to the latest CPI report that stated annual inflation in the U.S. rose 4.9% in April, beating market expectations.
Ernst & Young launches blockchain to track carbon credits and emissions
EY OpsChain ESG enables companies to better understand their carbon footprint by tracking carbon credits through tokenization.
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 10th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – May 10th, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung for the latest in the crypto markets. Bitcoin has seen a slight increase in its price tag as congestion in the Bitcoin networks eases, dropping transaction fees at the same time. However, the NFT markets are still looking a little gloomy […]
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 9th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – May 9, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung for the latest in the crypto markets. Bittrex U.S. has filed for bankruptcy after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused it of operating an unlicensed exchange a few weeks ago. Bitcoin and Ethereum, have continued to drop in prices as a […]
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 8th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast, May 8, 2023, presented by Jeff Cheung for the latest in the crypto markets. Binance halted Bitcoin withdrawals twice today as a result of an influx of pending transactions and sky-rocketing fees. The Ethereum Foundation sold US$30 million worth of Ethereum to Kraken as well, leading to slight dips in […]
Central Banks’ actions move Crypto; Standard Chartered eyes $100K Bitcoin
Welcome to Forkast IQ, presented by Forkast Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau, where we look beyond the headlines to get you insights that power smarter decisions. Coming up on today’s show: JPMorgan Chase set to rescue First Republic Bank. CITI cuts Coinbase stock Weekly crypto market wrap; “US$100K for Bitcoin” – Standard Chartered report; Weekly NFT market […]
Kenya eyes 3% tax on digital asset transfers
Kenya plans to impose a 3% tax on the transfer of digital assets for the coming budget year
What JPMorgan’s First Republic takeover means for the crypto industry
Top blockchain and crypto news: JPMorgan swoops as another bank falls. NFT market rivalry heats up. Bitget seeks Hong Kong exchange license.
Crypto and NFT Market Update – May 4th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – May 4, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung. The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates by another 25 basis points again, leaving it at its highest levels since 2007. The crypto markets have been faring well despite this, with Bitcoin back to the US$29,000 levels and most other major […]
Crypto markets ahead of US Fed decision
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – May 3, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Crypto markets are holding on to gains despite the sell-off in equities ahead of the US Fed decision. Bitcoin was trading at $28,500 dollars up a solid 2% and Ethereum was up a similar percentage at about $1,860.
Crypto market dips ahead of US Fed meeting
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – May 2, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. The crypto markets fell with Bitcoin dropping as much as 5% at one point in the last 24 hours but has recovered a bit since then, trading now just under the 28,000 dollar mark, down over 2%. Meanwhile, the NFT markets […]
Bitcoin, Ethereum gain amid banking woes
Welcome to Market Movers – April 28, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. It’s been a wild week in the world of crypto. From fears of collapsing banks to unsubstantiated rumors crashing the price of Bitcoin briefly, the crypto market has somehow found its footing and recovered by the end of the working week. On […]
NFTs run out of steam as Cryptos clock weekly gains
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 28, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. The crypto markets end the week on a strong note after a difficult start, with most of the major cryptocurrencies trading in the green once again. The NFT markets had a tougher time today though, as most of the Forkast Indexes […]
Coinbase sues SEC in bid for clarity on crypto rules
Top blockchain and crypto news: Coinbase in court to force SEC’s hand. PEPE surge lifts memecoin mood. China paves CBDC path with payroll.
Crypto bounces back after rumor mill scare
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 27, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung. The crypto markets suffered from a minor heart attack earlier today when unsubstantiated rumors surfaced, claiming Mt Gox and US Government wallets had allegedly moved large amounts of Bitcoin.
Hong Kong’s SFC to release crypto exchange licensing guidelines in May: Bloomberg
Hong Kong’s Web3 industry can look forward to more regulatory clarity, with the city set to release its cryptocurrency exchange licensing framework in May
Mad Lads briefly boosts Tensor’s NFT trading volume past Magic Eden
Tensor topped Magic Eden’s sales volume on Wednesday afternoon in Hong Kong, giving it a brief stint as Solana’s top NFT marketplace.
Crypto market recovers as earnings calls continue to show positives
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 26, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung. Most major cryptocurrencies are back in the green as earnings reports from tech giants like Microsoft and Alphabet are showing positive results, outperforming analyst expectations.
Crypto sell off continues; Coinbase asks SEC for answers
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 25, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung. In an unexpected twist of events, Coinbase is suing the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission after receiving a Wells notice from them just last month. The crypto markets haven’t reacted to this news well, and after a rough start to […]
Japan’s Web3 pivot needs global mindset, flexibility to succeed, says incubator founder
Japan’s welcome mat for Web3 is shifting the tone from “buzzword” to opportunity, but success will hinge on the authorities adopting a global, flexible view toward this new technology, says Yudai Suzuki, co-founder of Fracton Ventures.
Cryptocurrencies trade lower as weekly losses pile up
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 24, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung. It’s been a bad weekend for the major cryptocurrencies, with most of them trading in the red over the last seven days. Bitcoin lost its footing with the US$30,000 mark and Ethereum lost all of its gains from the Shapella upgrade.
Abu Dhabi calls for feedback on proposed legal framework for decentralized economy: CoinDesk
The UAE’s registration authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market is seeking feedback on its proposed legislative framework for distributed ledger technology, which will focus on disclosures, liquidation, and governance structures, according to a report by CoinDesk
Do Kwon: The Rise & Fall
Do Kwon has been charged by Montenegrin authorities for attempting to travel with forged documents as the US and South Korea race to extradite him.
EU green lights MICA but Cryptos tumble on economy worries
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 21, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. The European Union has approved the passage of their Markets in Cryptoassets (MiCA) law, making it the first major jurisdiction in the world to introduce a comprehensive law for the crypto sphere. Meanwhile, the crypto markets have sailed on steadily for […]
Bittrex in SEC’s crosshairs as compliance lawsuits keep coming
Top blockchain and crypto news: Bittrex in SEC line of fire. Bored Apes fall after whale sale. Chinese banks court crypto clients.
Bitcoin, other cryptos fall as investors book profit
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 20, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Bitcoin is down more than 5% Thursday morning in Asia. Ethereum also fell to lose hold of the US$2,000 price support in a sell-off across all top 10 non-stablecoin tokens. In the multi-chain economy, the Forkast Labs indexes trade mixed.
Trump’s Series 2 sells out, tops daily NFT sales chart
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s second set of NFTs sold out within the first 24 hours since launch, according to the project’s website.
Hong Kong court deems crypto as property, in ruling on defunct exchange Gatecoin
Hong Kong’s High Court has recognized cryptocurrency as property in a March 31 landmark ruling in a legal tussle involving defunct crypto exchange Gatecoin
US chip giant Intel abandons Bitcoin ASIC production
Intel has announced it would shut down its Bitcoin mining chip production a year after launch.
U.K. could push out crypto regulation within a year: lawmaker Andrew Griffith
The U.K. could see digital asset regulation in the next 12 months as part of a push to turn the nation into a hub for digital assets, said economic secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Griffith
Bitcoin rebounds as Eth withdrawal queue gets longer
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 19, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Bitcoin rebounded above the US$30,000 mark and Ether gained ground as the withdrawal queue gets longer. Meanwhile, in the world of NFTs, former U.S. President Donald Trump is back in action as the second set of his digital collectibles was released.
Trump announces more NFTs but the first collection’s price tanks
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has announced a second drop of his NFT trading cards, but the first collection’s price is sinking.
Bitcoin hovers under US$29,500 level; Dogecoin gains
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 18, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies slipped in early morning Asia time. Meanwhile, Dogecoin shrugged off the overall down market, gaining almost 3% as sentiment around the memecoin got a lift after Twitter – led by Dogecoin fan Elon Musk – officially […]
Do Kwon retained law firm in South Korea before Terra collapse: Bloomberg
The founder of Terraform Labs, Do Kwon, reportedly retained a law firm in South Korea before the April 14 wipeout in TerraUSD’s value, according to a Bloomberg report.
Bitcoin stays afloat while Solana and BNB rally
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 17, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung. Bitcoin and most other major cryptocurrencies had a relatively tame weekend, trading sideways up until early morning Asia time. Some notable mentions include Solana, BNB, and Litecoin – the three of which have seen increases in their price tags over the […]
AI has taken over crypto’s share of VC funding, says Mysten Labs founder
Crypto’s share of venture capital money is now going to artificial intelligence, says Mysten Labs founder, Evan Cheng.
Bitcoin tops $30,000; ETH upgrade lifts market.
Welcome to Market Movers – April 14, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah for your weekly market wrap up. Bitcoin has stood it’s ground over the past week, holding firm above the US$30,000 mark for the most part. However, the completion of Ethereum’s Shapella upgrade has played a huge part in lifting the spirits of […]
Ethereum ups the ante post Shapella upgrade
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 14, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Ethereum’s feeling the hype as the Shapella upgrade is out in full force, showing a near 11% increase over the last 24 hours. Dogecoin also saw a spike as Twitter announced a partnership with E-Toro which would allow users to buy […]
Cardano NFTs slump as users trade top-tier projects in favor of newer ones
Cardano NFT ecosystem sees a significant decline as users sell off top-tier projects for newer ones, according to Forkast CAR NFT Composite.
Hacker exploits old Yearn Finance contract, steals $11.6 mln in stablecoins
A hacker took advantage of an old contract from Yearn Finance on Thursday to steal US$11.6 million in stablecoins.
Musk’s Twitter partners with eToro to offer crypto and stocks to users
Twitter users will soon have access to stocks and cryptocurrency through a new partnership with eToro, a trading platform.
Ethereum stands firm as Shapella upgrade rolls out
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 13, 2023 – presented by Jeff Cheung. Ethereum’s Shapella upgrade is finally here, and despite worries of selling pressure now that staked ETH withdrawals have been made easier, it has held its ground above the US$1,900 level. Other currencies have seen a slight dip overnight though, as the […]
Ethereum rolls out Shapella upgrade amid worries over price pressures
Top blockchain and crypto news: Ethereum fork prompts price fall fears. Satoshi is found — in Apple software. Hong Kong ramps up Web3 plans.
Bitcoin rally continues, Solana jumps as ‘Saga’ release anticipated
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 12, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Bitcoin continues to trade upwards, gaining around 1.5% overnight and is trading at a 10-month high. Ethereum on the other hand has lost a bit of it’s weekly gains as traders are beginning to factor in possible liquidation in anticipation of […]
Bitcoin breaks US$30,000 barrier for the first time since June 2022
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 11, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Exciting news as Bitcoin finally breaks the US$30,000 mark since June last year, having risen more than 5% in the last 24 hours. Ethereum is also looking good in the markets. As the Shapella upgrade is due for completion this week, […]
S. Korean exchange GDAC hacked, loses around 23% of its assets
South Korean exchange GDAC has suspended withdrawals and deposits after losing over US$13.1 million in Bitcoin, Ether, Wemix and USDT in a hack.
Hong Kong financial secretary eyes Web3 push despite market fluctuations
Paul Chan said it is the right time for the city’s Web3 push ahead of Hong Kong’s busy week of blockchain and finance gatherings.
Thai opposition pledges US$15 bln in digital tokens: Bloomberg
Thailand’s main opposition party said it would distribute US$15 billion worth of digital tokens to citizens if it wins the general election
Solana introduces ‘state compression’ to lower NFT storage costs
Solana has introduced a solution that aims to reduce on-chain storage costs for non-fungible tokens (NFT). See related article: Solana NFT sales surge as traders farm for Tensor rewards Fast facts See related article: DeGods begins migration to Ethereum
ECB’s Lagarde gets pranked, reveals digital euro will have ‘limited’ control
ECB President Christine Lagarde said the digital euro would have “limited control” in a prank call.
India prioritizes offline CBDC transfers, targets 1 mln users in three months: CoinDesk
India is reportedly aiming to have one million users of its CBDC within three months of launch, according to sources familiar with the matter cited by CoinDesk.
Singapore developing guidelines for banks on crypto clients: Bloomberg
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is reportedly working on guidelines to help local banks vet and provide banking services to cryptocurrency clients
Chinese state-owned company launches crypto funds in Hong Kong
A major state-owned firm in China is launching two cryptocurrency funds in partnership with investment firm Waterdrip Capital.
Ethereum’s Shapella upgrade is imminent – and investors are excited
Ethereum is set for a few upgrades which will see quality of life improvements and aproof-of-stake protocol.
ASIC cancels Binance Australia’s derivatives license
The Australian securities regulator has canceled Binance Australia’s derivatives license.
Bitcoin briefly loses its grip on US$28,000
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – April 6, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Bitcoin lost its hold onto the uS$28,000 mark briefly Thursday morning Hong Kong time. Elsewhere in the markets, Dogecoin lost some of its hype overnight after rallying upwards of 30% Tuesday morning, losing 5% in 24 hours.