Why Europe’s DORA regulation is a band aid but not a cure
EU’s new Digital Operational Resilience Act aims to help firms withstand cyberattacks. Monica Oravcova of Naoris Protocol explains why it doesn’t go far enough.
How DeFi can overcome the stench of shitcoins and ponzinomics
DeFi Summer has cooled into Crypto Winter, but with a silver lining — investors are finally asking sensible questions like: ‘Where does the yield come from?’ writes Julian Koh of Ribbon Finance.
How ‘naming collisions’ threaten the promise of Web3
What are ‘naming collisions,’ and why will unique user-owned identities play a pivotal role in Web3’s future success? Matthew Gould explains.
Alameda Research transfers spark suspicions as SBF denies involvement
Top blockchain and crypto news: Where is Alameda Research’s money going? US tax loophole may give crypto investors a break. China’s blockchain momentum builds.
How crypto crimes are evolving, and what to expect in 2023
Ponzi schemes, investment scams and rug pulls have drained billions from crypto users in recent years. What new kinds of crypto crimes are on the horizon?
A year of scams
Crypto proved to be breeding ground for scams in 2022. Will next year be different?
US lawyers, Bahamas liquidators trade barbs over who rules FTX bankruptcy jurisdiction
Sam Bankman-Fried has reportedly made a second application for bail in the Bahamas – this as lawyers feud over control of the FTX bankruptcy, raising concern the sour grapes may seep into efforts to have Bankman-Fried extradited to face fraud charges in the U.S.
Could NFTs have prevented Taylor Swift’s concert tickets debacle?
The trillion-dollar concert ticketing sector is plagued by scalping and other Web2-era problems, writes Ryan Kenny of SeatlabNFT. Here’s how blockchain can help fans and artists.
Sam Bankman-Fried in Bahamas police custody, faces criminal charges in U.S.
Top blockchain and crypto news: SBF denied bail, US extradition likely next. The Block chief quits over secret FTX loans. Hong Kong readies digital asset rules.
Scam Center Slavery?
It’s no secret that crypto scams and fraud are abundant – but those doing the scamming might be victims of something even more sinister.
Chinese mafia forcing Filipinos to work for crypto scams, says Philippine Senator
The organized crime gangs victimize both the trafficked and those that get scammed, according to the official
Crypto crimes are costing Hong Kong billions every year – but what’s being done about it and what can the rest of the world learn from it?
‘High risk’ crypto activity most prevalent in Eastern Europe amid Russia-Ukraine war: Chainalysis
‘Risky or illicit’ transactions represent the highest rate of any region measured by the blockchain analytics firm.
Brazil police bust crypto group led by ‘Bitcoin Sheikh’
Gold bars, cash, jewelry, cars and luxury watches bought with defrauded funds are seized.
Crypto community pushes back following CFTC charges against Ooki DAO
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission faces criticism from cryptocurrency industry as opposition grows over “unprecedented” charges against the Ooki DAO.
China busts ‘world’s dumbest thieves’ in digital yuan money laundering case
Chinese authorities can track e-CNY wallet transaction history, if warranted, thanks to its ‘managed anonymity’ design.
Interpol issues red notice for Do Kwon, says South Korean prosecutor
South Korea is pursuing different options to get custody of Do Kwon as the Terraform Labs CEO faces charges for his alleged involvement in the multibillion collapse of the Terra-LUNA stablecoin project.
For South Korea, making Do Kwon pay for his alleged crimes easier said than done
A member of the prosecuting team tells Forkast additional charges are likely to be leveled against Terraform Labs Chief Executive Officer Do Kwon following this week’s issuance of an arrest warrant for violating the country’s Capital Markets Act.
Terra CEO Do Kwon faces ‘illegal alien’ status in Singapore as Seoul cancels passport
Prosecutors investigating the man behind the US$37 billion wipeout of the Terra-LUNA cryptocurrency project are raising the stakes to get him back to South Korea.
Tornado Cash arrest heralds storm season for crypto mixers
Top blockchain and crypto news: Tornado Cash, mixer crash. Cardano’s Vasil vulnerabilities. Canaan earnings buoy expansion plans.