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Zoltan Vardai

Zoltan is a writer at Forkast with a deep passion for storytelling and blockchain. Prior to joining the team, he worked as a marketing and content writer, focused on software and technology. Zoltan holds a master’s degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and is interested in the future of global financial decentralization.

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January 2023

IPFS to demonstrate long distance communications in space aboard LM 400 spacecraft

IPFS will be heading to space this year to reduce latency between nodes communicating in orbit for blockchain applications, Marta Belcher of the Filecoin Foundation told Forkast.

Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin rebounds above US$18,000, Ether gains over 13%

Bitcoin rallied above the US$18,000 mark for the first time in nearly a month. Is this the start of a bull run or just another relief rally on the back of easing inflation pressure?

CBDCs may drive more funds into DeFi protocols, says Immunefi’s Mitchell Amador

Immunefi founder Mitchell Amador believes the future security risks of CBDCs will highlight the benefits of DeFi.

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CFTC commissioner calls for clearer crypto regulations

Thailand’s SEC issues new regulations for crypto custody services

Singapore court extends crypto lender Vauld’s creditor protection to Feb. 28

CryptoSlam, Forkast.News merge to form Web3 data intelligence platform

Alameda liquidators get liquidated while consolidating funds on DeFi lending platform Aave

Nexo office in Bulgaria raided over fraud, money laundering suspicion

El Salvador establishes legal framework for all cryptocurrencies

Binance U.S. gets court approval to buy Voyager Digital for US$20 mln

Microsoft mulls US$10 bln investment in ChatGPT’s OpenAI

SEC objects to Binance’s US$1 bln deal to buy Voyager Digital’s assets

Silvergate cuts 40% of staff after facing US$8.1B in withdrawals amid FTX collapse

Crypto payments firm Wyre reportedly shutting down amid market downturn

Bahamas regulator denies FTX CEO’s claims over seized assets

January 2023

Biggest blockchain trends for 2023 and beyond

After a year of new all-time highs for major cryptocurrencies in 2021, 2022 was a challenging year for Web3. Industry experts tell Forkast what crypto has in store for 2023 and beyond.

No change in community banks’ view of crypto after FTX’s collapse, says ICBA’s Brian Laverdure

ICBA vice-president Brian Laverdure believes that community banks are unfazed by FTX’s collapse, but remain split on cryptocurrencies.

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Bahamas regulator denies FTX CEO’s claims over seized assets

Bahamas regulators hold US$3.5 bln of FTX assets, to be delivered to customers, creditors

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether slip; Dogecoin biggest loser among top 10 cryptos

Hong Kong arrests two for suspected involvement in digital asset fraud on AAX

U.S. crypto miner Core Scientific files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, continues to mine Bitcoin

Visa explores auto payments on Ethereum

Binance’s proof-of-reserves auditor suspends work for crypto firms

FTX seeks permission to sell Japan, Europe entities and LedgerX

FTX Bahamas Co-CEO warned authorities on Nov. 9 of illegal customer asset transfers, documents show

Binance resumes USDC withdrawals amid record stablecoin outflows

U.S. Justice Department mulls charging Binance over potential money laundering violations: report

Sam Bankman-Fried misses deadline to respond to Senate Committee hearing

Sam Bankman-Fried probed over Terra-LUNA crash: report

Trader loses 70 ETH over bug in NFT marketplace Blur 

Judge approves subpoenas for 3AC cofounders 

Hong Kong’s race to launch first crypto-linked ETF begins

Crypto lender Nexo to quit U.S. market over ‘regulatory unclarity’

December 2022

CeFi must adopt DeFi’s transparency following FTX collapse, Justin Sun says

Justin Sun says CeFi must adopt DeFi’s transparency to regain public trust as 1inch Network cofounder Sergej Kunz sees crypto’s struggles as an opportunity for DeFi.
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Crypto exchanges see record-high week of BTC outflows, following FTX saga

Bitcoin outflows from centralized crypto exchanges rose to a historic high this week, as investors turned to self-custody options following the collapse of FTX.

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Crypto lender Nexo to quit U.S. market over ‘regulatory unclarity’

Russia plans launch of national crypto exchange

Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev to remain in jail until February

New York Attorney General eyes ban of crypto purchases through retirement funds

Cathie Woods buys the dip as Ark Invest scoops up Coinbase, GBTC shares: Bloomberg

SBF’s parents, FTX executives bought Bahamas property worth US$121 million: Reuters

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway warns of scam crypto site with same name

Coinbase Custody holds 635,000 BTC on behalf of Grayscale that refuses to share proof of reserves

FTX, Alameda failures likely triggered by Terra-Luna collapse, says blockchain analytics firm Nansen

Ethereum software developer ConsenSys co-launches Ethereum Climate Platform at COP27

Vitalik Buterin sounds warning over risks of DeFi

FTX hacker becomes 35th largest Ethereum holder

FTX Japan ordered to suspend operations by the country’s regulators 

FTX allegedly used customer assets in Alameda bailout: report

FTX provided US$4.1 billion bailout to Alameda Research: data

Binance agrees to acquire FTX following liquidity crunch

November 2022

What is XRP and what is Ripple?

Why has Ripple Labs been in the U.S. SEC’s crosshairs and what’s the difference between Ripple and XRP?

Ethereum supply would have grown by 350,000 tokens under PoW

A recent token launch on Ethereum pushed the network into a deflationary state and the blockchain’s shift to PoS may lower supply even further.

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Binance agrees to acquire FTX following liquidity crunch

Kazakhstan’s central bank to test CBDC on BNB chain

Hong Kong mulls plans to legalize retail crypto trading: Bloomberg

Crypto a ‘better bet’ than gold, says Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin

Cash App users can now receive Bitcoin via the Lightning Network

Reddit NFT trading volume hits all-time daily high as avatars sell out

Top “UK Crypto Hub” proponent Rishi Sunak to become prime minister

The Lord of the Rings NFT comes with a Web3 AR movie journey in 4K

Fidelity Digital Assets to allow clients to trade Ether

Bitcoin makes the Guinness World Records list as the first decentralized cryptocurrency

Ripple devs push for Ethereum smart contract compatibility with XRPL sidechain

Ethereum price undervalued since The Merge: report

OpenSea begins support for Avalanche blockchain

Top Ethereum gas guzzler XEN Crypto is crunching ETH supply

CBDCs, tokens can integrate to existing payments systems, SWIFT claims

Solana NFT sales up 77% in September despite sluggish quarter

October 2022

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Solana NFT sales up 77% in September despite sluggish quarter