Weekly Market Wrap: SEC crackdown on Binance, Coinbase ‘can’t stop’ Bitcoin as it trades above US$26,000
Bitcoin recovered above the US$26,000 psychological level after a brief dip, as investors seemingly shrugged at the SEC’s crackdown on Binance and Coinbase. The quick crypto recovery could be a sign of a maturing asset class, industry experts told Forkast.
EU’s MiCA crypto rules published in official journal
The Official Journal of the European Union published on Friday the European Union’s landmark Markets in Crypto Assets law (MiCA), stating that the regulation would enter into force in 20 days from the date of publication.
Bitcoin rises, Ether slips, most top 10 cryptos begin to pick up after SEC crackdown
Bitcoin rose and Ether fell, while most top 10 cryptos inched up following the U.S. SEC’s lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase.
Bitcoin, Ether rise amid ‘swoon-soar’ trading after SEC lawsuits against Binance, Coinbase
Bitcoin fails to break US$27,000 ceiling. Binance’s BNB gained 2%, even as latest SEC filing alleges customer funds were moved to private accounts, a charge Binance rejected.
Why the US is waging war on Binance, Coinbase
Top blockchain and crypto news: Binance, Coinbase in SEC firing line. Solana NFTs slump as Bitcoin’s surge. New dawn in Hong Kong crypto regulations.
Bitcoin, Ether gain while most top 10 cryptos fall, pressured by SEC lawsuits
Bitcoin and Ether rose but most top 10 cryptos were unable to escape the gravity of the SEC’s lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase.
Bitcoin falls below US$27,000; Ether, all top 10 cryptos slide amid SEC lawsuit fallout
The SEC lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase have sent alt coins tumbling. Binance’s BNB lost 15.7% over the past week.
U.S. court orders SEC to respond to Coinbase’s rulemaking petition
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been ordered on Tuesday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to respond to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s pending petition for rulemaking within seven days.
Bitcoin, Ether fall; most top 10 cryptos rise following SEC’s lawsuit against Coinbase
Most top 10 cryptos rebounded, despite the SEC suing Coinbase exchange a day after it sued Binance’s U.S. arm.
China state media covers SEC’s lawsuit against Binance, CEO Changpeng Zhao
CCTV, China’s largest national TV broadcaster, ran about a minute-long segment on Tuesday flagging SEC’s lawsuit against Binance and its founder Changpeng Zhao.
USDC stablecoin issuer Circle obtains Singapore license for digital payments, others
Circle Singapore said Wednesday it has received a Major Payment Institution license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Why lack of diversification is cripping to the crypto market
Small cryptos often rise and fall with BTC and ETH — the market’s two biggest players. The concentration risk is profound, and here’s why you should care.
Bitcoin, Ether most other top crypto bounce back even as Coinbase joins Binance as SEC lawsuit target
Nearly all top 10 tokens rebounded as investors look beyond U.S. regulator’s lawsuits against two of the world’s most influential crypto exchanges.
SEC sues Coinbase for violating securities rules a day after Binance lawsuit
The U.S. SEC sued Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S., for allegedly breaching securities rules, less than 24 hours after the regulator sued Binance on similar charges.
MUFG enables bank-backed stablecoin issuance amid new Japanese regulations
MUFG, Japan’s leading bank, is pioneering the crypto industry by supporting stablecoin issuance on the Progmat Coin platform, offering an alternative route for entry and exit in the volatile cryptocurrency market.
Bitcoin, Ether skid; BNB drops more than 10% after U.S. securities regulator sues Binance
All top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies took a sharp fall Tuesday morning in Asia, after the SEC sued Binance over alleged securities violations.
JPMorgan teams up with Indian banks for blockchain-based settlements: Bloomberg
JPMorgan has reportedly launched a pilot project with top private lenders in India for interbank dollar transaction settlements through its blockchain platform, Onyx.
Bitcoin dips below US$27,000, Litecoin biggest loser
Bitcoin drops below US$27,000 on Monday amid mixed crypto market. Litecoin, BNB see losses while XRP, Tron, Solana gain.
Montenegro court approves second bail request for Terra-Luna founder Do Kwon
A court in Montenegro approved a second bail request for Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon, who faces allegations of using fake passports.
Bitcoin little-changed around US$27,000, Ether treads water; Solana, XRP gain
Bitcoin, Ether traded little changed Monday morning in Asia, along with most other top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies. However, both Solana and XRP rose.
Hong Kong’s crypto rules offer level playing field, investor protection, says OSL exchange executive
OSL is one of only two digital assets trading platforms in Hong Kong licensed to offer services to professional investors.
Bitcoin rises above US$27,000, Litecoin leads gains among top 10 cryptos
Bitcoin gained 1.08% on Friday afternoon and Ether strengthened 1.78%.
Bitcoin dips under US$27,000, Ether falls, Litecoin leads winners, U.S. equities bounce back
Bitcoin fell Friday morning in Asia to trade below US$27,000. Ether and most other top 10 non-stablecoin tokens traded flat to lower. Litecoin gained.
What’s next for crypto miners after US debt ceiling deal?
Top blockchain and crypto news: Miners dodge tax bullet. Blur, Binance heat up NFT lending. Chinese cities’ plans reveal nationwide Web3 ambition.
Bitcoin drops below US$27,000 with Cardano leading losses
Bitcoin fell 1.36% to US$26,805 in 24 hours. Ether slipped 0.82% to US$1,854.
Bitcoin mining difficulty rises 3.4% to all-time high as hashrate jumps
Bitcoin’s mining difficulty level rose 3.4% on Thursday to an all-time high, as the network’s hashrate also increased to a record high.
Bitcoin logs monthly loss, Ether retreats, XRP leads losers, U.S. equities slide
Bitcoin fell on Thursday morning in Asia to post the first monthly loss of the year. Ether and all other top 10 non-stablecoin tokens also traded lower.
Bitcoin, Ether in red, XRP lone gainer in top 10
A downturn impacted Bitcoin and Ether, along with the majority of top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies in Wednesday’s Hong Kong trading session. XRP remained the sole exception, maintaining its positive performance from the morning.
Tether stablecoin issuer taps Uruguay for Bitcoin mining using renewable energy
Tether, the issuer of the world’s most traded stablecoin, will invest in power generation and Bitcoin mining in Uruguay to tap the country’s renewable energy resources, the company said on Tuesday.
Bitcoin, Ether flat; XRP jumps; U.S. equity futures mixed ahead of debt ceiling vote
Bitcoin traded flat on Wednesday morning in Asia, after briefly breaching US$28,000. Ether dipped while other top 10 non-stablecoin tokens traded mixed.
The Flippenings: Bear to Bull Market and Ethereum NFTs to Bitcoin Ordinals
China’s possible entry into NFTs, Russia’s crypto payments, and new token standards fuel market optimism.
Ethereum NFTs now transferable to Bitcoin
Ordinals’ BRC-721E token standard is set to introduce NFT transfers from Ethereum to Bitcoin through a burn and claim process.
XRP edges past Bitcoin, Ether with Tuesday’s largest gains
Bitcoin and Ether inched up during Tuesday afternoon trading hours in Hong Kong, while the rest of the top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies by market capitalization were mixed.
Bitcoin, Ether dip; XRP rises; U.S. equity futures gain as debt ceiling worries fade
Bitcoin fell in Tuesday morning trading in Asia. Ether and most other top 10 non-stablecoin tokens also logged losses, while XRP gained.
How NFT-financing can reshape the landscape of lending and borrowing
NFT-backed lending and borrowing can unlock liquidity and expand investment opportunities. Here are the best practices — and risks.
Bitcoin drops below US$28,000, Tron’s deflation slows losses
Bitcoin couldn’t maintain its Monday morning gains as the world’s largest cryptocurrency dropped below US$28,000 in the afternoon.
Bitcoin back above US$28,000 as cryptos rebound on positive debt ceiling talks
Bitcoin moved back above US$28,000 on Monday morning in Asia, leading a rally among all top 10 non-stablecoin tokens. Ether reclaimed the US$1,900 level.
Bitcoin and Ethereum: Two titans battle for NFT supremacy
Unpacking the NFT disparity at Veecon & BTC Miami 2023: established ETH vs emerging BTC. CryptoSlam seeks to bridge the gap.
Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin weighed down by debt ceiling uncertainty
Bitcoin traded above US$26,000 as the uncertainty around the U.S. debt ceiling negotiations caused global concerns over a potential governmental default. Crypto markets will stay muted until a deal is reached, Industry experts told Forkast.
Most top 10 cryptos up, despite looming fears of US default
Bitcoin and Ether rose during afternoon trading in Asia on Friday, along with most of the top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, excluding the Solana and Tron tokens.
Warren Buffet-backed Nubank, Visa, Mastercard to join Brazil’s CBDC pilot
Banco Central do Brasil, the central bank of Brazil, has selected 14 institutions to participate in the pilot run of the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) named Real Digital.
Nvidia chip boom a boost for AI-related cryptos
The stock price boost for tech giant Nvidia on the back of an AI chip boom has sent AI-related cryptocurrencies on a surge.
AI-themed cryptos rise; NFT lenders duke it out; US debt talks continue
Surge of interest in AI chipmaker Nvidia extends to crypto, Binance and Blur vie for top NFT lender spot, while uncertainty abounds over U.S. debt talks.
Hong Kong Solidifies Crypto Regulations even as Malaysia bears down on Huobi
The launch of Hong Kong’s very own CBDC comes with new regulations for crypto trading platforms operating in the city.
Hong Kong is world’s most crypto-ready jurisdiction, new study claims
Hong Kong is the most crypto-ready jurisdiction in the world, based on the number of blockchain startups per 100,000 people and the number of crypto ATMs proportional to the population, according to a new study by forex education platform Forex Suggest.
Top 10 cryptos decline, except Matic, as debt ceiling negotiations erode risk appetite
Bitcoin and Ether fell during afternoon trading in Asia, along with all other top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, excluding Polygon’s Matic token. Most Asian equities declined while most U.S. stock futures strengthened, despite Fitch Ratings placing America’s AAA rating on a negative watch, citing rising concerns that the government could default on its […]
Terraform CEO Do Kwon’s bail revoked in Montenegro
The high court of Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica has revoked its decision to grant bail to Terraform Labs chief executive officer Do Kwon.
Bitcoin drops near US$26,000 amid U.S. debt uncertainties
All top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies fell, as investors assess macro sentiment.
Bitcoin drops below US$27,000, Dogecoin biggest loser
Bitcoin dropped 2.33% to US$26,671. Ether lost 2.15% but traded above US$1,800.
Crypto’s aversion to anti-money laundering standards is only hurting itself
For crypto to grow for the long term, the industry must show greater respect for global standards that combat crime, writes Slava Demchuk of AMLBot.
Bitcoin, Ether rise; Dogecoin falls despite record high transaction volume
Top 10 non-stablecoin cryptos traded mixed, while investors continue to assess U.S. debt talks.
Hong Kong? Singapore? Tokyo? Seoul? Dubai? The race is on for the Web3 hub of Asia | Part 2
While U.S. regulators continue debating over whether cryptocurrencies are securities or commodities, the digital assets industry is being pleasantly welcomed by several Asian cities. And the competition is really hotting up now.
Hong Kong to open crypto to retail traders, plans guardrails
Hong Kong will allow licensed cryptocurrency trading platforms to offer services to retail investors and will implement a slew of measures to protect individual traders, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said on Tuesday.
All top 10 cryptos rise; Hotbit crypto exchange shuts down; U.S. stock futures drop
Bitcoin gained 1.71% and Ether climbed 2.35%. Polygon gained the most in 24 hours followed by Tron.
How many of today’s AI darlings will end up in the dot-com and crypto sewage?
For every PayPal or Google, countless other startups from the bubble days of yore took investor money down the toilet, writes Naveen Agnihotri. What makes this AI boom any different?
Bitcoin, Ether, top 10 cryptos rise; US futures climb
The top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ether, were up across the board as U.S. Fed rate talks and debt negotiation outcomes remain unpredictable.
Hong Kong? Singapore? Tokyo? Seoul? Dubai? The race is on for the Web3 hub of Asia | Part 1
As U.S. regulators file lawsuits against cryptocurrency platforms, prompting some digital asset companies to seek more favorable jurisdictions, a fleet of cities in Asia are putting out the welcome mat, seeking to attract the jobs and investment that Web3 technologies promise. Right now, Hong Kong seems to be grabbing the limelight, but it has competition.
Bitcoin, top 10 cryptos fall except Tron; U.S. futures slightly up; Asian equities rise
Bitcoin traded below US$27,000 in Monday afternoon trade in Asia.
Are deposit tokens the new stablecoins — or a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Stablecoins are a key part of the crypto ecosystem, but banks like JPMorgan are now exploring deposit tokens as an alternative. Which is better, and why?
S.Korean lawmakers propose public officials disclose crypto holdings
A South Korean ruling party lawmaker proposed all public officials and candidates disclose their crypto holdings in a new bill unveiled last Friday.
Circle: US regulation can help create the ‘most stable stablecoin’
Circle Vice President of Global Policy Corey Then says he is optimistic that U.S. regulatory developments can eventually benefit local players despite ongoing scrutiny.
Bitcoin, Ether fall; Tron trades higher; Investors digest G7, U.S. debt ceiling implications
Bitcoin fell below US$27,000 on Sunday, dipping further Monday morning in Asia as wider macro developments continue to weigh.
Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin trades below US$27,000 amid U.S. debt ceiling negotiations
Bitcoin traded below the US$27,000 mark for most of the week, as investor sentiment was weighed down by the prospect of the U.S. government’s potential default. Investors will be closely monitoring the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.
Big buys fail to lift NFT markets as regulatory uncertainty weighs heavy on crypto
Investors remain cautious as U.S. debt talks continue despite slowing inflation and large NFT purchases.
XRP lone gainer among top 10 cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin and Ether fell during afternoon trading in Asia, along all other top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, excluding XRP.
Ripple joins Hong Kong CBDC pilot, partners with Fubon Bank
Ripple Labs has launched a new payment platform for a central bank digital currency in Hong Kong.
XRP gains; Lift-off for Space Pepe NFTs; US investor sentiment up on positive debt talks
Bitcoin and Ether prices fell on Friday morning in Asia. XRP gained after Hong Kong CBDC announcement by issuer Ripple.
Is Tether unmoored — or just dandy?
Top blockchain and crypto news: Fighting words over USDT erupt on Twitter. Litecoin surges amid memecoin fever. Chinese city bids for blockchain business.
Hong Kong’s e-HKD pilot puts the world on notice
Rollout of the central bank digital currency in Hong Kong is a potential game-changer and a move that others may soon look to follow.
Matic leads crypto rise despite Ledger security concerns
Cryptocurrencies rebounded on Thursday but wallet service provider Ledger’s latest update raised new security concerns.
Crypto and NFT Market Updates – May 18th
Welcome to The Daily Forkast, May 18, 2023, presented by Megha Chaddah for the latest in the crypto markets. The US debt ceiling could be raised after hopes of reaching an agreement to avoid a default triggered gains across the board. As the Asian equities markets trade green by noon Hong Kong time, the crypto […]
Montenegro prosecutors appeal court ruling to allow bail for Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon
Montenegro prosecutors have filed an appeal against a local court decision to approve bail for the detained Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon.