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August 2022

An internet of blockchains: Interoperability in a multi-chain future

Interoperability among blockchains will be central to the next phase of the technology’s evolution, says Cosmos cofounder Ethan Buchman.

Siloed regulatory efforts unlikely to help bring oversight to highly decentralized crypto industry

Panelists speaking at Forkast’s recently live-streamed event “Crypto Rising: The future of crypto regulation: APAC and Beyond,” co-hosted by Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), said there need to be international cooperation among regulators from around the world to make any oversight of the crypto industry effective.

All about ETH; Civic tech’s blockchain role

The final timeline for the ETH merge has been announced. Meanwhile, we take a deeper dive at blockchain and civic administrations.

Crypto miners plan to fork Ethereum, will it make a difference to the Merge?

Ethereum has by far the most developers from DeFi projects to NFTs so how are they expected to respond to a plan by Etheruem miners to fork the network, a move miners argue is needed to stay in business.

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.

NEAR Foundation, Forkast shortlist 20 Women in Web3 for inaugural Changemakers list

Ten winners will be selected by public vote, which will end on August 29.

Australia’s crypto industry split on Treasury’s ‘token mapping’ scheme

The Treasury Department says its plan for how to regulate cryptocurrencies is unlike anything else in the world, but the country’s crypto industry isn’t sure that’s a good thing.

Crypto volatility returns; Big names investing in blockchain

BTC and ETH hit by volatility, while big players start investing in blockchain despite market wobbles.

If successful, Ethereum’s Merge will cause a sea change in ETH supply and value

The Merge, one of this year’s biggest crypto events, is now due to happen next month. Why is it so hotly anticipated — and feared?

Liquidity crunch may loom for Bored Ape-collateralized loans as floor price slides

Not every NFT collection is facing the same issue, but due to the collection’s outsized influence it could have a significant impact on the rest of the Ethereum NFT ecosystem.

Keeping it real: How metaverses connect to the physical world

Metaverses are more than gamified virtual spaces — they’re a different way to live real life, says Metapolis cofounder Sandra Helou.

Merge prep rush; Scams down, hacks up

CME prepares to launch ETH options as the merge gets closer, Meanwhile, a Chainalysis says crypto scams are down.

Beyond Ethereum – NFT Legacy for Blockchain | NFT Moments in History Ep. 12

Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. When it comes to technology, few things in history could claim to be as significant as the automobile. It redefined the idea of movement and opened […]

Confusion from US regulators; Markets hit by ‘vibe-flation’

The FDIC tries to deter banks from doing business with crypto firms. Meanwhile. Genesis CEO steps down amidst reshuffle.

Chandler Guo tells why he is the man who would hard fork Ethereum

In a Q&A, the former cryptocurrency miner explains his methods for trying to pull together a band of Ethereum mining brethren in order to keep their rigs running. The idea started at a party at his house.

Crypto winter may be just what DeFi needs to grow and thrive

The decentralized finance sector is now a fraction of its former self. What will help companies survive this bear market and emerge stronger?

Eqonex closes crypto exchange as market woes prompt cost-cutting

Top blockchain and crypto news: Eqonex shutters exchange operation. Huobi denies sale report. Taiwan beefs up cyber defenses.

Crypto exchanges’ race to the bottom on fees scalps Eqonex

Nasdaq-listed Eqonex’s decision to shutter its low-fee crypto exchange business to focus on asset management and custodial services may prompt similar moves in the highly commoditized industry.

Eqonex closing exchange; Guo’s fork plans

Welcome to The Daily Forkast – August 16, 2022 – presented by Joel Flynn. Coming up on today’s show: Eqonex to focus on asset management and custody. Chandler Guo – a man on a mission.  Total value locked taking a knock. We’ll have more on those stories — and other news shaping the cryptocurrency and […]

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ENS domain name expires as developer is in prison, becomes up for grabs in Sept.

SEC files no objection to Ripple request to seal non-party identities in XRP lawsuit

Grayscale says XLM, ZEC and ZEN may be securities after SEC inquiry

Markets: Bitcoin stays below US$20,000 Monday morning after Friday Fed shock

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Solana, BNB slip, while Cardano rises

India financial crime-fighters search CoinSwitch crypto exchange

Binance to suspend ETH deposits, withdrawals during “The Merge”

BTC miner Whinstone countersues Japan’s GMO Internet for US$15 mln

Markets: Ethereum, Ethereum Classic lead crypto gains as Bitcoin posts modest gains

Crypto ATM Bitcoin Depot unveils US$885 mln SPAC listing plans

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether bounce back; XRP climbs, Ether Classic jumps, Ankr gains on staking

Crypto trader donates US$100,000 to YouTuber fighting defamation suit

Ethereum finalizes start date for Bellatrix upgrade

SEC seeks to file up to 90-page long reply to motion in XRP lawsuit

Tether says didn’t freeze sanctioned Tornado Cash addresses so as to not interfere in investigations

Markets: Bitcoin treads water, Ether Classic gets a bump, Cosmos gains on Kujira news

Markets: Dogecoin still in the dog house; Bitcoin, Ether make up some ground

Crypto exchange Bitfinex plans new chain split tokens

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether gain with most of crypto top 10; BNB slips, U.S. equities flat

Bitcoin has been mounting in DBS Digital Exchange in volatile June

More than half of Indian crypto investors want to increase investments: report

Markets: Bitcoin edges up, Ether posts biggest gain among top 10 tokens

S. Korea tax authority says crypto airdrops subject to gift tax: report

India blockchain forum plans to chart future with governments, regulators

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether mixed; Solana hit six-week low overnight, Dogecoin dips

Australia to keep pace with crypto laws with “token mapping”

Ronin hackers converted stolen ETH to BTC using sanctioned mixers: report

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether dip; DOGE, SHIB slide; Jackson Hole, Merge in focus

USDC whales leave, trading volume soars

FTX revenue grew 1,000% in 2021 amid booming crypto market: SBF

FTX.US among 5 companies cited by FDIC for ‘false, misleading’ claims to consumers

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether gain; BNB best performer among top 10 tokens

Markets: Bitcoin below $22,000; Ether extends decline; Cardano, Solana, DOGE slide

ETHPoW token price drops to all-time-low on Thursday

What’s in a name? Ethereum domain name creation doubles in four months

South Korea to block access to 16 unregistered crypto companies

CME, world’s biggest derivatives exchange, to offer Ether options in September

Bitcoin mining difficulty rises 0.63% in latest adjustment

Bitcoin, Ether fall in broad crypto pull back; memecoins reverse gains

Tether to release monthly USDT reserves report with new auditor BDO Italia

EU seeks to limit banks’ crypto exposure

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Solana, DOGE extend their declines

U.K. consortium to test stablecoin payments

U.S. federal deposit insurer allegedly deterring banks from doing business with crypto firms

Bitcoin miner Stronghold to return mining rigs to cut debt; shares plunge as losses widen

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether decline; memecoins fall back, XRP holds gains

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed; DOGE, XRP climb in Asia afternoon trade

Jump Crypto to revamp core part of Solana’s infrastructure

SEC files brief on Hinman speech as XRP lawsuit drags on

Fed issues guidelines for crypto banks to enter central banking system

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Dogecoin outperforms, Cardano edges higher

Crypto lender Hodlnaut seeks judicial management for protection against creditors

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall in Asia trade amid growing concern about China’s economy