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May 2024

Fidelity adjusts Ethereum ETF plan, excludes staking rewards

Fidelity’s updated ETF filing drops staking options amid regulatory concerns, impacting the crypto investment landscape.

Ethereum ETF approval likelihood increases with SEC’s positive signals

Ether’s value surges as analysts suspect SEC may be leaning to ETF approvals.

Grayscale Investments names Peter Mintzberg as CEO

One of the world’s largest digital currency asset management company has changed CEOs.

Hong Kong trials digital yuan for retail and cross-border payments

Hong Kong tests China’s digital yuan, enabling transactions and expanding its global use.

USDC issuer Circle plans US move ahead of IPO

Circle Internet Financial Ltd. is relocating its headquarters to the U.S. in preparation for a potential IPO.

Bitcoin rises as inflation eases

Bitcoin’s value climbs after April CPI data suggests a slowdown in inflation, potentially influencing Federal Reserve interest rate decisions.

Coinbase outage hampers Bitcoin trading amid price swings

Crypto exchange Coinbase suffers a major outage, affecting traders during Bitcoin volatility.

PEPE hits record high as Gamestop meme trading returns

The value of PEPE cryptocurrency soars as Roaring Kitty returns to put GME back on the meme trading map.

Bitcoin Runes etching revenue plummets for miners

Runes etching on Bitcoin network drops drastically, affecting miners’ income.

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.

US job growth slows as Bitcoin price soars past $62,000

April sees a slight rise in US unemployment to 3.9% as Bitcoin’s value rebounds.

Tether nets US$4.52 bln Q1 profit from investments

Stablecoin leader Tether’s Q1 earnings soar to $4.52 billion, buoyed by US Treasury and Bitcoin.

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.

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.

April 2024

Hong Kong debuts Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs

Hong Kong’s first spot Bitcoin ETFs rise on first trading day as Ether ETFs drop.

SEC has been investigating Ether’s security status since 2018: report

Consensys lawsuit unveils SEC’s internal suspicion of Ethereum as a security, challenging prior CFTC commodity designation.

Australia set to debut spot Bitcoin ETFs: report

Australia’s financial sector is on the verge of launching spot Bitcoin ETF.

Stripe reopens crypto payments with USDC focus

Stripe reenters the crypto market, enabling stablecoin transactions for merchants.

Hong Kong to debut Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs on April 30

City’s first spot cryptocurrency ETFs to offer regulated investment options.

NYSE considers 24/7 trading to match crypto markets

The New York Stock Exchange may introduce continuous trading, reflecting the 24-hour nature of cryptocurrency markets and evolving investor demands.

Shiba Inu raises US$12 mln for blockchain expansion

Crypto venture capitalists back Shiba Inu’s new blockchain project with a $12 million investment.

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.

Bitcoin halving event looms, market volatility spikes

Upcoming Bitcoin halving triggers market uncertainty.

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.

US senators unveil stablecoin regulation bill

New legislation aims to enhance financial stability by imposing strict rules on stablecoin issuers.

Telegram’s Durov advocates for crypto-like privacy tools

Pavel Durov proposes secure communication tech to combat surveillance.

OKX debuts Ethereum L2 network X Layer

OKX’s X Layer promises faster, cheaper Ethereum transactions with enhanced security.

Hong Kong approves spot Bitcoin ETF

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

Bitcoin, crypto market tumbles as Iran-Israel tensions escalate

Middle East conflict triggers a sharp decline in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with significant market liquidations.

BlackRock fund introduces USDC transfers

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

HashKey Group launches Bermuda crypto exchange

HashKey Group’s new Bermuda-based platform, HashKey Global, targets international crypto investors with diverse services.

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.

Solana’s Froganas leaps to top NFT sales with US$1.45 mln

Solana’s Froganas NFT collection sees a significant increase in sales, outperforming others in the past 24 hours.

Ripple set to unveil USD-pegged stablecoin

Ripple’s upcoming stablecoin targets enhanced market transparency and compliance.

No blockchain tops US$10 mln in NFT sales on Wednesday, Bitcoin leads with US$8.25 mln

Bitcoin tops NFT market despite a minor decrease in sales, with Ethereum and Solana following.

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.

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.

Thai exchange Bitkub plans 2025 IPO

Thailand’s Bitkub aims for a 2025 IPO on SET to expand and compete in the global crypto market.

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.

March 2024

Dogwifhat climbs to third in memecoin market cap

Solana’s Dogwifhat surpasses Pepe, now third-largest meme coin by market cap, as Dogecoin community explores new ventures.

KuCoin launches US$10 mln airdrop campaign amid legal woes

KuCoin’s $10 million airdrop aims to retain users despite DOJ and CFTC charges.

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.

FrxETHRedemptionTicket leads NFT sales surge

Ethereum’s FrxETHRedemptionTicket tops NFT market with a significant sales increase in the last 24 hours.

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.

Cardano’s USDM stablecoin set for April retail launch

Cardano’s new USDM stablecoin, developed by Mehen Finance, is slated for a retail rollout in April.

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.

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.

Bitcoin extends ATH run, breaks US$72,000

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

Fed Chair Powell: No immediate plans for US CBDC

Jerome Powell assures Senate Committee that a U.S. central bank digital currency is not forthcoming, prioritizing privacy and banking system integrity.

Bitcoin briefly surges past US$70,000

Bitcoin sets a new price record for the second time this week.

Wormhole launches 617 mln token airdrop to boost decentralization

Wormhole’s airdrop of 617 million W tokens aims to decentralize governance and reward community engagement across multiple blockchains.

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.

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.

MicroStrategy boosts Bitcoin bet with US$700 million debt offering

MicroStrategy increases its convertible debt offering to US$700 million to fund additional Bitcoin acquisitions, reflecting confidence in cryptocurrency.

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.

Astar Network pioneers integration with Polygon’s AggLayer

Japan’s Astar Network launches Astar zxEVM, the first layer-2 chain to integrate with Polygon’s AggLayer, enabling seamless cross-chain transactions.

Bitcoin falls after setting new all-time high

Record trading volumes in Bitcoin ETFs reflect growing investor interest and market confidence.

Court rules ‘certain’ crypto as securities in Coinbase insider trading case

A U.S. judge’s ruling classifies crypto assets traded in secondary markets as securities.

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

Tether’s USDT stablecoin reaches a market capitalization milestone.

Robinhood integrates with Arbitrum for efficient crypto swaps

The trading app Robinhood has partnered with Ethereum scaling solution Arbitrum to offer token swaps in its self-custody wallet.

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.

February 2024

Bitcoin challenges all-time high but gets rejected at US$64,000

Bitcoin’s price has soared to a two-year high, nearing US$64,00.

PEPE gains 120% in a week, Bitcoin breaks US$57,000

Meme token PEPE leads top cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin continues to surge.