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Binance CEO calls for release of executives detained in Nigeria

Binance CEO demands freedom for compliance officer held on illegal transaction charges in Nigeria.

Robinhood to challenge SEC’s notice over crypto operations

Robinhood’s digital assets division becomes the SEC’s latest legal opponent.

Crypto investment hits US$1.02 bln in April

April’s crypto funding surge reflects investor confidence, with $1.02 billion invested in blockchain ventures.

Bitcoin network surpasses 1 billion transactions

Bitcoin marks a historic achievement with over one billion transactions since 2009.

MicroStrategy unveils Bitcoin digital ID solution

MicroStrategy launches a new Bitcoin-based digital identity platform to enhance online security and trust.

Bitcoin slides, Fed keeps interest rates steady

Bitcoin dropped to as low as US$56,600 as Fed holds interest rates.

Azuki NFT sales soar to over US$1.1 million in a day

Azuki leads with a significant sales spike, outperforming other NFT collections in daily transactions.

Bitcoin ‘Jesus’ arrested for US$50 mln tax fraud

Cryptocurrency figure Roger Ver faces extradition to the U.S. on tax evasion and fraud charges.

Binance ex-CEO Changpeng Zhao sentenced for money laundering

Changpeng Zhao receives a 4-month prison term and a $50 million fine for laundering violations.

North Korean hackers laundered US$200 mln in stolen crypto, says blockchain sleuth

Lazarus Group’s crypto laundering operation exposed by on-chain investigator.

Crypto wallets exit US amid regulatory pressure

Wasabi and Phoenix wallets halt US services due to increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Samourai Wallet co-founder posts US$1 mln bond in laundering case

Keonne Rodriguez, co-founder of Samourai Wallet, was released on bond after denying money laundering charges.

SEC expected to deny Ethereum ETFs: Reuters

The SEC signals a cautious crypto stance, likely rejecting Ethereum ETFs and delaying Bitcoin ETF options.

Samourai Wallet founders arrested for laundering US$100 mln

Samourai Wallet creators face money laundering and illegal business operation charges.

NodeMonkes leads NFT sales with over US$1 million in a day

NodeMonkes NFT collection tops daily sales, with significant transactions and unique buyers contributing to its all-time high volume.

Ethereum leads with over US$7 mln in daily NFT sales

Ethereum tops daily NFT market with significant sales volume and transaction count, outperforming Bitcoin and Solana.

Ex-Binance CEO faces 3-years prison and millions in fines

Changpeng Zhao, the former CEO of Binance, may receive a 3-year sentence and $50M fine for anti-money laundering violations.

Tether Launches on TON Blockchain with USDT, XAUT

Stablecoin issuer Tether has expanded to The Open Network with its USDT and gold-backed XAUT tokens, aiming to enhance liquidity.

Bitcoin miner earnings soar on halving day due to Runes

Bitcoin miners experienced a revenue spike following the introduction of the Runes protocol, although transaction fees have since decreased.

Tether expands into new sectors amid regulatory watch

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

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.

Hong Kong approves spot Bitcoin ETF

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

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.

BlackRock fund introduces USDC transfers

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

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.

Binance exec refutes Nigeria laundering claims

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tether becomes seventh largest Bitcoin holder

Stablecoin leader Tether acquires 8,889 units of Bitcoin.

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.

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.

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.

Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years in prison

Bankman-Fried plans to appeal the conviction and sentence.

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.

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.

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.

Bitcoin breaks US$70,000 amidst market optimism

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

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.

BAYC leads NFT sales as CryptoPunks cool down after historic sale

BAYC tops daily sales with US$1.45 million.

BlackRock launches BUIDL fund for digital yield

BlackRock’s new blockchain fund, BUIDL, offers USD yields through tokenization, in partnership with Coinbase.

Ethereum leads NFT sales with over $32 million in 24 hours

Ethereum tops the NFT market thanks to a historic CryptoPunk sale.

Bitcoin’s Ordinals top NFT collection rankings with US$3.4 mln in sales

Top NFT collection sees slight dip in sales but increase in transactions over 24 hours.

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.

Bitcoin NFTs continue to dominate the market with a 74% sales bump

Bitcoin leads the NFT market with a significant sales increase, outperforming Ethereum, Solana, and BNB

PancakeSwap sets eyes on v4 launch

New PancakeSwap upgrade introduces hooks, lower gas costs, and custom pools, aiming to enhance DeFi trading experience.

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.

North Korea’s Lazarus allegedly launders US$12 mln via Tornado Cash

Lazarus Group, linked to North Korea, has resumed laundering stolen funds using Tornado Cash, a crypto mixer sanctioned by the U.S.

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.

Terraform Labs retains Dentons as legal counsel amid bankruptcy

Bankrupt Terraform Labs secures court approval to hire Dentons for legal representation, despite SEC objections.

MakerDAO to launch ‘Endgame’ phase with new tokens this summer

MakerDAO’s Endgame plan introduces new tokens and features to enhance user engagement and target mass adoption.

MetalCore game secures US$5 mln for development

Studio 369’s blockchain-based game MetalCore receives fresh funding to enhance AI-driven features and ecosystem.

Ex-Binance CEO’s passport confiscated ahead of sentencing

Changpeng Zhao must surrender Canadian passport and stay in the U.S. as part of revised bail conditions.

Bitcoin ETFs hit record inflows, propel BTC to new highs

Bitcoin ETFs have seen unprecedented inflows, with a single-day record of over US$1 billion, as the cryptocurrency maintains record high prices.

Ethereum ETF approval odds drop as SEC remains silent

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

Bitcoin extends ATH run, breaks US$72,000

Bitcoin trades above US$72,000 for the first time in its history.

Hong Kong central bank unveils Project Ensemble for tokenization

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority launches a wholesale CBDC project to support tokenized asset transactions and financial innovation.

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.

SEC commissioners criticize unclear crypto enforcement after ShapeShift settlement

Two SEC commissioners express concerns over the agency’s ambiguous approach to cryptocurrency regulation following a recent settlement with ShapeShift.

BlackRock leads Bitcoin ETFs with record inflows

Bitcoin investment vehicles, including ETFs, now manage over 1 million BTC, with BlackRock’s ETF seeing a record $788 million in inflows as Bitcoin hits a new all-time high.