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CryptoPunks leads NFT sales surge with US$17.22 mln in 24 hours

CryptoPunks tops daily NFT sales, while overall NFT market sees mixed performance.

Ethereum leads with US$12.47 Million in NFT sales

Ethereum tops NFT sales in the last 24 hours, with Bitcoin and Solana following despite market fluctuations.

Senators urge SEC to halt crypto ETF approvals amid concerns

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Laphonza Butler have expressed concerns over the approval of crypto ETFs beyond Bitcoin.

UK court rules against Craig Wright’s Satoshi Nakamoto claim

Craig Wright is not Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, accourding to the High Court’s ruling.

Coinbase launches US$1 bln bond offering

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global, Inc. is set to raise US$1 billion through a bond sale.

Ethereum ETF approval odds drop as SEC remains silent

Analysts lower expectations for a spot Ethereum ETF approval by May.

UK regulator permits crypto ETNs for professional investors

The UK’s (FCA) has greenlit crypto asset ETNs for professional investors, with the London Stock Exchange set to accept applications next quarter.

Pantera Capital targets US$250 mln Solana purchase from FTX assets

Crypto firm Pantera Capital aims to acquire $250 million in Solana tokens from bankrupt FTX’s holdings at a significant discount.

SEC Chair Gensler remains silent on Ethereum’s status amid ETF reviews

Gary Gensler, SEC Chair, avoids commenting on Ethereum’s security status as the agency reviews spot ETF applications.

Rare CryptoPunk NFT sells for US$16 mln, signaling market revival

A CryptoPunk NFT, known for its rarity, fetches over $16 million in a landmark sale, hinting at a resurgence in the digital collectibles market.

Tether’s USDT becomes the first stablecoin to US$100 bln

Tether’s USDT stablecoin reaches a market capitalization milestone.

Memecoins Bonk, Doge lead extended market rally

Dogecoin’s price has soared to $0.11, marking a significant increase and making it one of the top gainers in the cryptocurrency market.

Polygon-founded Avail secures $27M in seed funding

Avail, a Web3 infrastructure project, has raised US$27 million to develop its core products aimed at enhancing blockchain interoperability and scalability.

Wright submits 164,000 pages in an attempt to prove he’s Satoshi

Craig Wright’s claim as Bitcoin creator faces scrutiny in court with new evidence and testimonies.

SEC’s crypto enforcement lawyer joins private law firm

Former SEC attorney Ladan Stewart transitions to White & Case, a firm known for defending crypto companies.

MetaMask boosts security with Blockaid’s privacy module

MetaMask partners with Blockaid to enhance security for over 30 million users.

Ether hits US$3,000, investors eyes on possible ETF approval

Ethereum’s native token, Ether, briefly surged to US$3,000 for the first time in 22 months before retracing.

Genesis proposes US$1.6 bln asset sale amid bankruptcy

Genesis, in bankruptcy, seeks court approval to sell Bitcoin and Ether trust assets worth US$1.6 billion.

Celsius Network’s US$3 bln repayment begins

Celsius Network starts repaying $3 billion to creditors, marking a step towards resolving its bankruptcy.

USDT issuer Tether pockets US$2.85 bln in profits in Q4 2023

Tether reports a record US$2.85 billion profit last quarter as its USDT soars towards US$100 billion market cap

Transak streamlines crypto conversions with Visa Direct integration

Transak integrates with Visa Direct to simplify crypto-to-fiat transactions globally.

Classic Doom revived on Dogecoin network

Gamers can now play Doom directly on the Dogecoin blockchain, merging nostalgia with modern tech.

Algorand CEO’s social media account hit by hackers

Algorand community warned as CEO’s social media falls prey to hackers.

SEC postpones verdict on Grayscale’s spot Ether ETF

Ether ETF hopefuls on hold as SEC postpones decision.

JPMorgan downgrades Coinbase to underweight

Analysts at JPMorgan slash Coinbase rating to underweight, questioning ETF impact.

Mt. Gox confirms addresses for BTC repayment plan

Long-awaited Bitcoin repayments closer as Mt. Gox confirms creditor addresses.

Dogecoin soars to weekly peak amid X Payments buzz

Speculative X Payments chatter triggers Dogecoin’s sharp rise.

SEC delays Fidelity’s Ethereum ETF decision

Fidelity’s bid for a spot Ethereum ETF hits a snag as SEC delays decision.

USDT rises as money laundering tool in SEA, UN says

A UN report reveals USDT’s growing role in money laundering and underground banking in Southeast Asia

CoinShares acquires Valkyrie expands ETF offerings

With the acquisition of Valkyrie Funds, CoinShares aims to strengthen its position in the competitive ETF market.

Ethereum ETFs gain support from BlackRock’s CEO

Support from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink boosts prospects for Ethereum ETFs.

Bitfinity valued at US$130 mln ahead of launch

With its recent US$7 million funding, Bitfinity wants to enhance Bitcoin’s utility in DeFi and NFTs.

USDC issuer Circle attempts public listing again: report

With the filing for an IPO, Circle aims to capitalize on the growing interest in crypto assets, despite recent industry setbacks.

SEC’s cybersecurity in question after ETF tweet blunder

Following a misleading tweet about Bitcoin ETFs, Senators Vance and Tillis demand answers from the SEC regarding its cybersecurity measures.

How ancient battles are shaping our global financial future

Our 21st century economy still rides on old, slow and costly financial rails. Here’s how blockchain technology can build a network of monetary superhighways.

Is Ethereum once again a victim of its own success?

A year after the Merge made Ethereum even more popular, the network now faces the perils of a staking-fueled liquidity crunch. What are the alternatives?

Why a16z chose London for its first non-US office

Silicon Valley venture giant Andreessen Horowitz plants flag in London: fuels UK’s ascent as a Web3 innovator.

UBS allows crypto ETFs for Hong Kong investors with at least US$2 mln assets

Three SFC-authorized crypto ETFs will be available on UBS’ Hong Kong platform.

ICBC forced to trade with USB drive due to ransomware attack

ICBC was disconnected from its trading partners after a cyberattack.

Blackrock files for Ether ETF: ETH tops US$2,100

BlackRock’s Ether ETF filing comes as the U.S. SEC entered an eight-day window to potentially approve pending Bitcoin ETF applications.

Ether breaches US$2,000 as BlackRock registers iShares Ethereum Trust entity

Ether rose to an over six-month high of US$2,045.

Taiwan identifies new suspects in alleged JPEX fraud case: report

Prosecutors have reportedly identified new suspects after searching nine locations related to JPEX.

Grassroots crypto adoption to follow real-world use cases, says Chainalysis APAC policy lead

Blockchain-based gaming and remittances among top drivers toward adoption in central and South Asia.

Standard Chartered’s SC Ventures, SBI Holdings launch crypto investment firm in UAE 

The move is part of SC Ventures’ expansion into the United Arab Emirates.

NFTs are mainstream again?

The Simpsons dedicates its annual Halloween special to NFTs, as data signals continued uptrend in the NFT market.

Is Hong Kong really in the forefront of the global digital money race?

Hong Kong is charging ahead in its digital currency initiatives, but more must be done to address the e-HKD’s environmental impact and security concerns.

XRP approved by Dubai’s Financial Services Authority

The XRP token now stands to benefit from legal and regulatory clarity in the DIFC, according to the announcement.

ProShares launches short Ether ETF

The new ETF will offer investors short exposure to Ether.

Nomura-backed Komainu partners Crypto Garage for institutional crypto services

The collaboration aims to build institutional crypto services in Japan.

NFT’s October treat

October sees NFT resurgence with US$300 million in sales despite negative trade profits; SoFi platforms face challenges amid financial scrutiny.

Taiwan introduces crypto regulation proposal

Taiwan’s new bill mandates crypto platform permits, addressing self-regulation gaps.

NFTs dressing up as a bull?

Amid Bitcoin’s ‘Uptober’ surge and Friend.tech’s security concerns, traders pivot back to NFTs, spurred by Blur’s rewards end date and potential Bitcoin ETF approvals.

Dark Side of the $MOON: What the collapse of Reddit Community Points teaches us about Web3 tokenomics

To quell the uproar over the imminent death of a popular rewards program, Reddit is blaming ‘scalability’ and regulatory woes. But the real culprit is Reddit itself for failing to make its tokens sustainable, writes Fabio Galbi, CEO of VSC.

China’s central bank to ‘resolutely curb’ crypto speculation; Hong Kong updates regulations

PBOC to crack down on crypto speculation, as Hong Kong restricts access to certain “complex” virtual asset products.

Is TradFi’s entry into DeFi a turning point or a sign of greater battles ahead?

The pillars of Wall Street are muscling their way into crypto and decentralized finance. Who stands to benefit the most?

Dubai’s crypto boom, Australia’s rules & Binance’s battles

Web3 leaders gather in the Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai and we take a deep dive on the woes of crypto’s largest exchange, Binance.

SEC drops all charges against Ripple’s CEO Garlinghouse and co-founder Larsen

The XRP token rose over 6% on the day after the SEC dismissed the charges against Ripple’s top executives.

Gemini, Genesis, DCG sued by New York Attorney General

The lawsuit alleges that the companies defrauded over 230,000 investors.

Wallet Wars’ raW Pass NFTs sells out in 5 minutes

Wallet Wars, a Space Invaders-inspired game with a Web3 twist: upgradeable NFT spaceships.”

Coinbase taps Ireland as European hub ahead of MiCA regime

Coinbase said that the regulatory clarity MiCA provides to the industry is “hugely welcome.”

Binance’s rollercoaster week: expansion, setbacks, and the ghost of FTX’s collapse

Top blockchain and crypto news: Is Japan a new frontier for Binance? AI art sweeps NFT sales. ETF buzz electrifies Bitcoin.

OFAC sanctions Gaza-based crypto exchange allegedly linked to Hamas

The U.S. takes action against 10 Hamas-linked entities, including Gaza-based money transfer business and crypto exchange Buy Cash.

UK emerges as world’s third-largest economy in terms of crypto transaction volume: Chainalysis

The U.K. is also listed as the 14th economy on Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index.

Over 40% of Hong Kong investors shun digital assets post-JPEX Scandal, survey reveals

The survey aimed to measure the public attitude towards virtual asset investments, following the JPEX incident.

Traders split from Blur for fractionalized NFTs

As the NFT tide shifts, traders seek new horizons. While Blur and OpenSea grapple with change, SoFi and fractionalized assets emerge as the next big wave.

Binance freezes over 100 accounts on Israeli police request: Financial Times

Israeli police requested information on 200 additional crypto accounts.

Binance.US suspends USD withdrawals

Users can still withdraw cryptocurrencies, according to the exchange’s updated terms of use.

XRP support for Roblox “inaccurate”: Decrypt 

Correction: This article originally stated that the XRP cryptocurrency is available for in-game payments in Roblox and Smite through the payment processor BitPay. Roblox has denied the report and BitPay has since deleted its announcement on X. Roblox, a popular online game with an average of 65.5 million daily active users, has denied claims that […]

Binance Japan — death knell or savior for the nation’s smaller crypto exchanges?

Few tokens and too many exchanges are a bad recipe for Japan’s smaller crypto trading houses. The experts say there’s room for up to five only. So what happens to the little guy now that the world’s largest exchange Binance has rolled back into town?

OSL exchange’s HK$1 billion sale is “factually inaccurate,” says BC Technology

OSL’s parent firm said investors should exercise caution due to the “unusual movement” in the company’s stock price.

Binance halts new user registration in the U.K.

The exchange added that it will also stop releasing new products and services in the country.

Tether freezes 32 addresses related to terrorism in Israel and Ukraine

Tether says it froze US$873,000 in USDT linked to terror activities in Israel and Ukraine. CEO Ardoino stresses crypto’s traceability.