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April 2024

Tether expands into new sectors amid regulatory watch

Tether diversifies into data, finance, power, and education sectors, aiming for innovation and empowerment.

Bitcoin halving event looms, market volatility spikes

Upcoming Bitcoin halving triggers market uncertainty.

Binance converts US$1 bln fund; eyes India comeback after obtaining Dubai license

Cryptocurrency giant Binance converts $1B safety fund to USDC, signaling a strategic move to enhance transparency and re-enter the Indian market.

EY debuts blockchain tool for private contracts

Ernst & Young launches a blockchain service to improve contract management for private companies, aiming for enhanced privacy and efficiency.

US senators unveil stablecoin regulation bill

New legislation aims to enhance financial stability by imposing strict rules on stablecoin issuers.

PayPal ends NFT purchase protections

PayPal to exclude NFTs from protection programs starting May 20, impacting buyers and sellers.

Telegram’s Durov advocates for crypto-like privacy tools

Pavel Durov proposes secure communication tech to combat surveillance.

OKX debuts Ethereum L2 network X Layer

OKX’s X Layer promises faster, cheaper Ethereum transactions with enhanced security.

Adidas and STEPN unveil NFT sneaker collaboration

adidas and Web3 app STEPN release a limited NFT sneaker series, merging virtual and physical fitness.

Hong Kong approves spot Bitcoin ETF

City’s inaugural Bitcoin ETF approval spurs price surge, signaling crypto investment growth.

Bitcoin, crypto market tumbles as Iran-Israel tensions escalate

Middle East conflict triggers a sharp decline in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with significant market liquidations.

FTX’s Bankman-Fried appeals 25-year sentence

Disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried challenges his prison term and seeks New York confinement during the appeal.

PUPS BRC-20 NFTs pump with over US$8 mln in sales

Memecoin mania on Bitcoin? PUPS leads Thursday’s sales.

BlackRock fund introduces USDC transfers

BlackRock’s BUIDL fund now allows share conversion to stablecoin USDC for enhanced liquidity.

STEPN launches $30 mln airdrop ahead of brand partnership

Web3 fitness app STEPN rewards users with a $30 million airdrop as it prepares for a major brand collaboration.

Solana DeFi Marginfi CEO resigns, sparking fund exodus

Marginfi’s CEO departure leads to a $100M withdrawal and a 25% TVL decline.

Bitcoin leads with a slight sales uptick in NFT market

Bitcoin sees a marginal increase in sales, outperforming Ethereum and Solana in the NFT space over the past day.

Defiance ETFs files for leveraged Ethereum futures ETF

Defiance ETFs aims to offer a leveraged Ethereum futures ETF, seeking to double daily ETH returns.

Hong Kong expected to approve spot Bitcoin ETFs mid-April

Hong Kong’s SFC is set to approve spot Bitcoin ETFs, offering new investment avenues.

Cardano set for major governance and scalability upgrades

Cardano’s upcoming upgrades aim to enhance network governance and transaction efficiency.

Binance exec refutes Nigeria laundering claims

Binance’s Tigran Gambaryan pleads not guilty to money laundering in Nigeria, faces remand.

HashKey Group launches Bermuda crypto exchange

HashKey Group’s new Bermuda-based platform, HashKey Global, targets international crypto investors with diverse services.

NodeMonkes leads NFT sales with a sharp drop

Top NFT collection sees significant decline in daily sales and transactions, with broader market fluctuations.

Bitcoin leads NFT market with over US$16 mln in sales

Bitcoin tops daily NFT sales, Ethereum and Solana follow with notable changes.

Franklin Templeton shines spotlight on Bitcoin NFTs

Investment firm notes Bitcoin NFTs’ role in crypto innovation and market changes.

Coinbase to launch Worldcoin, Ordinals futures

Coinbase gears up to offer new altcoin futures next week to expand its perpetual offerings.

Ethereum leads NFT market with over US$10 million in sales

Ethereum tops the NFT sales chart, while Bitcoin and Solana see varied performance in the past 24 hours.

Solana’s Froganas leaps to top NFT sales with US$1.45 mln

Solana’s Froganas NFT collection sees a significant increase in sales, outperforming others in the past 24 hours.

Ripple set to unveil USD-pegged stablecoin

Ripple’s upcoming stablecoin targets enhanced market transparency and compliance.

Coinbase accelerates Bitcoin trades with Lightning Network

Coinbase teams up with Lightspark to offer faster, cheaper Bitcoin transactions via the Lightning Network.

Hacker nearly nets US$50K in Wormhole airdrop

Wormhole team prevents hacker from claiming airdrop tokens.

Ethereum layer-2 market cap to reach US$1 trillion by 2030, VanEck predicts

VanEck forecasts a $1 trillion market cap for Ethereum Layer-2 networks by 2030, highlighting their scalability and efficiency.

ERC-404 pioneer Pandora leads NFT market with US$1.6 mln daily sales

The Bored Ape Yacht Club collection tops daily NFT sales, marking a notable increase in transactions and buyers.

Ethereum leads NFT market with over US$10 million in sales

Ethereum sees a slight increase in NFT transactions, while Bitcoin and Solana experience declines in the past 24 hours.

Ethereum restaking sparks risk concerns: Coinbase

Ethereum’s restaking protocols reach $13 billion TVL, raising questions about potential risks.

Agora secures US$12 mln for new stablecoin AUSD

Agora’s AUSD stablecoin launch attracts $12M in seed funding, signaling strong market confidence.

No blockchain tops US$10 mln in NFT sales on Wednesday, Bitcoin leads with US$8.25 mln

Bitcoin tops NFT market despite a minor decrease in sales, with Ethereum and Solana following.

Tensorians NFTs surge in 24-hour sales on Solana

Solana’s Tensorians NFT collection sees a significant increase in sales and transactions, leading the daily market.

Singapore strengthens crypto oversight

MAS revises PSA to cover crypto custody, aiming to enhance user protection.

BAYC surges to lead NFT sales but Solana dominates the top 10

Three Solana collections placed in Tuesday’s top five.

Ethereum leads NFT sales with a slight uptick

Ethereum sees a marginal increase in NFT sales, outperforming Bitcoin and Solana over the past 24 hours.

Tether becomes seventh largest Bitcoin holder

Stablecoin leader Tether acquires 8,889 units of Bitcoin.

Thai exchange Bitkub plans 2025 IPO

Thailand’s Bitkub aims for a 2025 IPO on SET to expand and compete in the global crypto market.

Telegram enables Toncoin for ad payments, shares profits with channels

Telegram introduces a new feature allowing channel owners to earn 50% ad revenue in Toncoin.

South Korea’s Upbit trading volume tanks

Upbit’s trading volume falls sharply from March’s peak amid market volatility.

DMarket NFT sales surge, tops daily trade chart

DMarket leads with a significant uptick in NFT transactions, signaling a vibrant market.

Bitcoin leads NFT markets as average price soar to highest mark since May 2022

The average NFT price in March rose to the highest level in almost two years.

March 2024

FTX executives settle fraud lawsuit for US$1.35 mln

Ex-FTX leaders agree to $1.35M payout in class action settlement after founder’s sentencing.

Dogwifhat climbs to third in memecoin market cap

Solana’s Dogwifhat surpasses Pepe, now third-largest meme coin by market cap, as Dogecoin community explores new ventures.

Ethereum enters the weekend on top of NFT market with over US$11 million in daily sales

Ethereum tops the NFT market as Bitcoin crawls to the US$3 billion mark.

JIGO leads NFTs for the second straight day with $1.64 million in sales

Bitcoin’s JIGO BRC-20 NFTs see a slight uptick in transactions amid market dip.

KuCoin launches US$10 mln airdrop campaign amid legal woes

KuCoin’s $10 million airdrop aims to retain users despite DOJ and CFTC charges.

Elixir Games nets US$14 mln for Web3 gaming growth

Web3 gaming company Elixir Games secures $14M in seed funding to enhance its ecosystem and introduce a new token.

Ethereum validator count passes one million

Ethereum’s security strengthens as validator numbers reach a new milestone.

Dune Analytics expands blockchain data with Tron integration

Dune Analytics partners with TRON, enhancing data access and offering a $650,000 prize for HackaTRON developers.

Bitcoin snatches daily NFT throne from Ethereum

Bitcoin maintains market stability, while Ethereum and Solana see significant changes in non-fungible token sales over the past day.

JIGO BRC-20 NFTs surge in daily sales

Bitcoin’s $JIGO BRC-20 NFTs see a significant to lead Thursday’s sales chart.

Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years in prison

Bankman-Fried plans to appeal the conviction and sentence.

FrxETHRedemptionTicket leads NFT sales surge

Ethereum’s FrxETHRedemptionTicket tops NFT market with a significant sales increase in the last 24 hours.

Ethereum reclaims NFT throne with US$17.02 mln in daily sales

Ethereum tops daily NFT sales, Bitcoin and Solana see mixed results, with notable changes in wash sales.

Fantom’s Sonic upgrade to elevate DeFi and transaction speed

Sonic upgrade promises 2,000 TPS boost and improved DeFi for Fantom users.

SEC demands US$2 bln from Ripple Labs

The SEC seeks a $US2 billion penalty from Ripple Labs in a landmark case.

DeFi group, apparel company sue SEC over crypto token classification

The DeFi Education Fund and Beba challenge the SEC to clarify the status of their $BEBA token as non-security.

Mad Lads NFTs rise as the day’s top collection

Solana’s Mad Lads collection sees significant sales and transaction increase, leading daily NFT market.

Bitcoin leads NFTs with a 46% sales bump

Bitcoin’s NFT sales see a slight increase, outperforming Ethereum and Solana in daily transactions.

Solana’s Froganas, Howdy Hats, lead NFT sales

Two of Solana’s up and coming collections lead the NFT market’s daily performance.

Binance faces ban in Philippines

Binance gets blocked by Philippines financial watch dog as the exchange drops Tron USDC.

Bitcoin breaks US$70,000 amidst market optimism

Bitcoin surpasses US$70,000 after 9 days below the mark.

Bitcoin leads NFT market with slight sales uptick to open the week

Bitcoin’s NFT sales see a marginal increase, outperforming Ethereum and Solana over the past day.

Yield Guild Games expands on Ronin with token launch

Yield Guild Games (YGG) has launched its token on the Ronin network, aiming to attract more gamers to its Web3 ecosystem.

Ethereum leads NFT sales despite market dip

Ethereum remains the top NFT platform despite a 63% sales dip in the last 24 hours, followed by Bitcoin and Solana.

BAYC leads NFT sales as CryptoPunks cool down after historic sale

BAYC tops daily sales with US$1.45 million.