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September 2022

The Ethereum Merge approaches; Building better systems

The Bellatrix upgrade for Ethereum is now live, but what should we be expecting as the merge comes closer?

Why the real Ethereum killer might just be Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the most secure blockchain, and Ethereum’s proof-of-stake move will expose it to more security risks, writes Jagdeep Sidhu of Syscoin Network.

Binance pushes out USDC in aggressive move to boost its own stablecoin

Top blockchain and crypto news: USDC gets the boot from Binance. MicroStrategy looks for Lightning strikes. STEPN heads to Hong Kong.

Ethereum’s Bellatrix upgrade now live despite concerns

The second-last upgrade required ahead of “The Merge” has gone live, though some kinks may need to be ironed out before the main event.

Crypto could pose ‘major’ risk to S.Korea’s financial stability, think tank says

The country’s growing ties to crypto could expose its financial sector to volatility and ‘damage its credibility,’ a researcher says.

World Economic Forum argues for CBDCs, Australia latest to test use-case technology

With over 100 countries experimenting with the technology behind Central Bank Digital Currencies, the World Economic Forum of Davos fame lays out its views on the potential benefits and drawbacks of CBDCs.

Binance halts USDC support; Inflation hits crypto

Binance puts it’s own stablecoin, BUSD, at the forefront. Meanwhile, inflation casts its own shadow across the crypto.

Binance move to remove USDC and others raise questions about market conduct

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange said the move was designed to “enhance liquidity and capital-efficiency for users.” 

Blockchain unchained: How crypto can empower women

How can blockchain help women gain financial independence? And how can female participation be boosted? Social entrepreneur Wendy Diamond explains

Ethereum Merge’s impact on NFTs

Welcome to The Daily Forkast – September 2, 2022, presented by Joel Flynn. Coming up on today’s show: Could Ethereum’s Merge cause chaos for the NFT market? Number of unique NFT buyers falls below 500,000. We’ll take a deep dive into that in this episode of The Daily Forkast September 2.

Do I really need another picture of an ape? NFT market slumps in August

The NFT hype from earlier in the year is dying off as the market continues its downward path into the final third of the year. Fire sale coming for apes and cats?

PoW fork supported?; Making DeFi better

We take a look at how the Ethereum PoW fork has gained crypto exchange backings in this episode of The Daily Forkast.

Why Ethereum PoW fork gains some crypto exchange backings

Amid uncertainty over Ethereum ‘Merge,’ some seek ways to potentially profit

FastForkast headlines

Indian finance minister urges IMF to lead crypto regulation

WazirX launches coin reports with data from crypto research firms Crebaco, IntoTheBlock

Markets: Bitcoin, Ethereum hold gains, Terra Classic soars on Luna airdrop

Elon Musk Dogecoin lawsuit heats up with new parties joining

Fed officials call for stablecoin regulations amid concerns over financial stability

Crypto lender Nexo introduces spot, futures trading

Markets: Bitcoin climbs above $19,000, Ether bounces back, BNB gains on staking

SEBA Bank launches Ethereum staking services as ‘Merge’ nears

Markets: Bitcoin stays under US$19,000, Ether biggest loser among top 10 crypto

RBI asks 4 state-run banks to test digital rupee, in talks with fintech: report

New UK PM, finance minister have previously supported crypto, blockchain

Slowdown in crypto interest to continue for rest of the year: KPMG

Crypto influencer collects, then returns, US$100K from investors in fake scheme

Markets: Bitcoin slumps below US$19,000, Ether drops despite Merge progress

‘Doctor Bitcoin’ claims to be heading to prison for P2P BTC sale

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether, Solana, Cardano, XRP extend gains on the day

Indian police arrest alleged crypto trickster in US$31 mln scam: report

Ethereum Classic surges over 24%, hashrate hits record high

Markets: Bitcoin rises slightly, Ether and Ethereum Classic gain amid price run for alternatives

Poolin pauses withdrawals from Pool Accounts, admits liquidity issues

Markets: Bitcoin stuck under US$20,000, Ether edges up, Cardano slides

New hire in Saudi Central Bank to work on crypto regulations: report

Anti-crypto U.S. congressman says too much power, money prevent all-out ban

Cardano’s Vasil hard fork upgrade confirmed for Sept. 22

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether edge up; Cardano, Solana lead gains in crypto top 10

Bitcoin gains as US unemployment rate rises to 3.7%, indicates inflation slowing

Thailand mandates warnings on crypto ads

ENS provider reports third-highest monthly revenue, ahead of “The Merge”

IMF looks to build platform for cross-border CBDC transactions

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether, Cardano, Doge gain; Celsius token jumps amid refund reports

Hong Kong hosts Digital Asset Series seminars for mass literacy

Chinese central bank should issue RMB stablecoin for metaverse: academic

Bitcoin fluctuates, Ether gains, MATIC jumps on Robinhood inclusion

BABL tanks 92% after Babylon Finance announces shut down

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether, Cardano slip; remnants of Terra – USTC and LUNC – jump

Indonesia to launch crypto stock exchange at end-2022

Bybit to work with Circle to offer USDC spot pairs

US Digital Dollar Project to work with Ripple on CBDC technical sandbox

Markets: Bitcoin edges up; U.S. stocks, bonds post worst returns in 5 decades

September 2022

India’s CoinDCX says it’s hiring to prepare for DeFi expansion

Despite the Indian government’s hostility towards cryptocurrencies, the CoinDCX exchange says more traditional financial products will shift to DeFi platforms.

What in crypto hell just happened to all your money?

Crypto investors were blindsided when firms like Voyager suddenly froze their accounts. How can we improve digital asset protection in the future?

Singapore’s Crypto Dance; Women in Web3

Welcome to The Daily Forkast – August 29, 2022 – presented by Joel Flynn. Coming up on today’s show: Crypto clarity from Singapore’s central bank. Forkast and NEAR Foundation initiative champions women in Web3. We’ll have more on those stories — and other news shaping the cryptocurrency and blockchain world — in this episode of […]

Singapore’s MAS says needs to do better job explaining crypto policy

The city-state hosted a seminar with a title that it hopes sums up its crypto approach: “Yes to digital asset innovation, No to cryptocurrency speculation.”

Why the crypto world needs more women as leaders and investors

Women foster a better environment for innovation and are sober with money — which is what the industry needs, writes Gracy Chen of Bitget.

FastForkast headlines

Markets: Bitcoin edges up; U.S. stocks, bonds post worst returns in 5 decades

Asia crypto advocates look beyond English to promote digital assets

Bitcoin mining difficulty at its second highest on record, rises over 9%

Tether pushes back at WSJ doubts on its reserves

Markets: Bitcoin dips back below US$20,000, Ether falls in boxed-in crypto market

Indonesia’s biggest tech firm buys local crypto exchange

Crypto lender Hodlnaut placed under creditor protection by Singapore court

Markets: Bitcoin holds gains; Ether, Avalanche surge; Solana jumps

CME Group launches euro-denominated Bitcoin, Ether futures

SEC, Ripple take XRP lawsuit battle to media as well

Argentine province Mendoza to accept cryptocurrency as payment for taxes

Markets: Bitcoin back above US$20,000; Ether, Ether Classic jump ahead of merge

Most crypto “still junk”, JPMorgan’s blockchain lead claims

Bitcoin miners, investors still active in BTC despite price fluctuations

Markets: Bitcoin fails to hold above US$20,000, Ether slumps, SHIB slides