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March 2023

Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin pops above US$29,000, market shrugs off Binance legal woes

With a U.S. regulator coming after Binance with a lawsuit and the seeming mounting pile of warnings and fines against other exchanges in the country, Bitcoin briefly skidded below US$26,677 only to rebound and pop up above US$29,000 on Thursday. Since then it has moved along the US$28,000 line, so what does this lawsuit by the heavyweight Commodity Futures Trading Commission mean for the broader crypto market?

Crypto investors remain optimistic despite crackdown

Most cryptocurrencies remained calm in spite of the CFTC-Binance lawsuit.

Bitcoin keeps its head held high despite options expiration

Welcome to The Daily Forkast – March 31, 2023 – presented by Megha Chaddah. Bitcoin holds above US$28,000 even as over US4 billion dollars worth of bitcoin option are set to expire later in the day. BNB prices saw a dip mid-week as news regarding the Binance-CFTC lawsuit came to light, but saw a slight […]

Bitcoin passes US$28,000, Binance accused of hiding Chinese links

Welcome to The Daily Forkast – March 30, 2023 – presented by Joel Flynn for the latest in the crypto markets. Bitcoin once again passes the US$28,000 mark, with the wider crypto market also seeing gains over the last 24 hours. Binance has been accused of hiding extensive links to China for years after claiming […]

Binance faces legal battle as US regulator gets ready to rumble

Top blockchain and crypto news: Binance targeted in CFTC lawsuit. Law catches up with Do Kwon. Chinese banks bet on Hong Kong crypto.

Binance rejects U.S. charges of violating trading rules, manipulating markets

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the charges are “an unexpected and disappointing civil complaint” in response to the CFTC lawsuit filed on Monday against him and the world’s largest crypto exchange.

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Bitcoin, Ether fall; top 10 cryptos mixed; gold closes March 8% higher

Bitcoin fluctuates to hold US$28,000, Binance BNB token rises despite regulatory threat

Binance denies China ties, says it started relocating staff out of China in 2021

Bitcoin climbs above US$28,000, XRP leads winners for the week, U.S. equities jump

Binance concealed ‘extensive’ ties to China: Financial Times

Binance sees US$627 mln in net Ethereum outflow following CFTC lawsuit

Bitcoin holds ground amid Binance lawsuit, XRP continues run up, U.S. equities dip

Bitcoin, Ether extend declines amid U.S. lawsuit against Binance; Asian equities mixed

Binance, Zhao sued by CFTC for alleged regulatory violations

Bitcoin, Ether, other crypto gain with equities amid global fund injections to support banks

Voyager-Binance.US’ $1 bln deal should be put on hold, says U.S. Department of Justice

Bitcoin, Ether continue run up; Solana, Dogecoin lead gainers; U.S. equities rebound

Binance suspends pound sterling services for U.K. customers as payment provider backs out

Bitcoin jumps above US$24,000, leading crypto gains as U.S. acts to backstop banks

Voyager gains court approval to sell assets to Binance U.S. in US$1.3 bln deal

Binance documents show ties to U.S. unit unknown to regulators, WSJ reports

March 2023

Blur lives up to name as its trading volume surpasses OpenSea

Top blockchain and crypto news: Blur’s success spurs changes at OpenSea. Is Binance eyeing US exit? Taiwan asset disclosure rules may include crypto.

Paxos ordered to stop minting Binance stablecoin as SEC mulls legal action

Top blockchain and crypto news: Paxos halts BUSD issuance. Kraken faces disclosure charges. Beijing backs new blockchain research center.

Binance makes Korea comeback with GOPAX acquisition

Top blockchain and crypto news: GOPAX deal sees Binance return to South Korea. Inflation fight spooks crypto markets. Chinese liquor giant gives cheers to NFTs.

What is CeDeFi, and why it is the future of finance

CeDeFi offers the benefits of CeFi and DeFi without their shortcomings, writes Alexander Tkachenko of VNX. Here’s how it works.

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Binance documents show ties to U.S. unit unknown to regulators, WSJ reports

Coinbase exchange to delist Binance USD, says stablecoin ‘no longer met our listing standards’

Binance, Ingenico begin crypto payments in France

Binance expects to pay penalties to settle U.S. probes: Wall Street Journal

Binance CEO says more non-USD stablecoins may emerge

Markets: Bitcoin rises amid market jitters as Paxos stablecoin issuer next regulator target after Kraken clampdown

Paxos ordered to stop issuing Binance USD stablecoin: report

Securities and Exchange Commission may sue BUSD stablecoin issuer Paxos, WSJ reports

Stablecoin issuer Paxos probed by New York regulator

Markets: Bitcoin rises as Polygon gains most in top 10 cryptos

Binance suspends international U.S. dollar transfers, CEO indicates issues with banks

Binance tells Indian crypto exchange WazirX to remove funds from its platform as feud escalates

Binance re-enters S. Korea through GOPAX equity purchase: report

February 2023

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Binance re-enters S. Korea through GOPAX equity purchase: report

Binance says Signature Bank no longer supports crypto exchange transactions of under US$100,000

Binance Charity to fund over 30,000 Web3 scholarships in 2023

Markets: Bitcoin dips below US$21,000

Binance among top Bitcoin receivers of Bitzlato’s illegal funds, FinCEN says

Binance obtains approval in Sweden to fuel Europe expansion

Binance says it plans to expand hiring by as much as 30% in 2023 as rivals cut jobs

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

Binance’s BUSD-peg stablecoin has not always been fully collateralized: report

U.S. subpoenas hedge funds in Binance probe: report 

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

Binance declines comment on speculation it may buy South Korean crypto exchange GOPAX

January 2023

Bankrupt Voyager Digital says it accepted Binance bid for assets valued at US$1 billion

The deal will need approval in a court hearing on January 5 and also faces a vote by creditors under Voyager’s chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

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Binance declines comment on speculation it may buy South Korean crypto exchange GOPAX

Markets: Bitcoin rises, Ether gains on potential Visa integration, BNB rebounds

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether gain; Dogecoin is biggest loser in top 10 cryptos

S. Korea’s Busan city crypto exchange moves ahead without global partners

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed after weekend slump; Binance BNB token regains some ground

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

Binance “deliberately” caused FTX collapse, Kevin O’Leary claims

South Korean official says no confirmation Binance pulling out of Busan city crypto exchange project

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether strengthen; Solana leads gains in most top 10 cryptos

Binance resumes USDC withdrawals amid record stablecoin outflows

Binance ‘temporarily’ freezes USDC stablecoin withdrawals, cites need for NY banks to reopen

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise; BNB is biggest loser in top 10 cryptos

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

Some 97% of Binance’s liabilities collateralized by Bitcoin, wrapped Bitcoin: Mazars

Wemade in talks with Binance for custody of WEMIX cryptocurrency

December 2022

BlockFi files for bankruptcy protection, set to sue Sam Bankman-Fried over collateral

The cryptocurrency lender was hit by the earthquake set off across the industry by the collapse and bankruptcy of the FTX crypto exchange this month, and other companies are looking vulnerable.

FastForkast headlines

Wemade in talks with Binance for custody of WEMIX cryptocurrency

Markets: Top 10 crypto fall as BlockFi enters bankruptcy, macroeconomic concerns spread

Changpeng Zhao says Binance has ‘no negative balances involved’ in proof of reserves

Markets: Bitcoin little changed, Dogecoin leads pack in muted morning of trading