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January 2023

Blockchain in Davos

Welcome to The Daily Forkast – January 4, 2022 – presented by Angie Lau. As the bells rang in the new year, many said goodbye and good riddance to a year of headline grabbing failures in the blockchain space. From Ronin’s bridge hack, the collapse of Terra Luna, to the bankruptcy of FTX, 2022 was […]

Ripple expects SEC ruling in first half, clearer global regulations for digital assets in 2023 

Ripple Labs Inc. expects a court decision in the first six-months of this year in the case filed against the company by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. The SEC sued Ripple in December 2020 for allegedly selling US$1.3 billion in unregistered securities.

Happy birthday to Bitcoin! What will it become when it’s all grown up?

It takes a village to raise a child, and Bitcoin is no different — we must support its growth but also set firm boundaries, writes Justin d’Anethan of Amber Group.

How crypto custodians can help centralized exchanges win back public trust

In the post-FTX world, crypto exchanges must offer stronger protection for investors’ assets, writes Colin Brooks, chairman of the advisory board of Hex Trust.

FastForkast headlines

Markets: Bitcoin slips, Ether unchanged, Dogecoin gains most among top 10 coins

MoneyGram seeks to seal parts of its filings in the XRP lawsuit between Ripple, SEC

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise with most other tokens amid mixed signals on U.S. economic outlook

Indian crypto exchanges may lose US$1.2 trillion of trade volume in next four years: research

Crypto payments firm Wyre reportedly shutting down amid market downturn

Indonesia to set up crypto stock exchange this year: report

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise; Solana surges 18% as new dog coin spikes interest

U.S. banking regulators warn against cryptocurrency fraud, contagion risks

Magic Eden NFTs display explicit content, ‘Big Bang Theory’ images

Markets: Bitcoin price dips, Ether little changed, Litecoin adds to gains, Dogecoin biggest loser

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether inch up, XRP leads gains in top 10 cryptos

Bitcoin mining difficulty drops 3.6% in latest adjustment

Bitcoin ATM rush Down Under: Australia leapfrogs El Salvador, Poland

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether edge higher with crypto top 10; Litecoin surges after record transactions in 2022

Hong Kong financial service providers gear up for retail crypto traders

OKX’s OKB, OKT tokens surge at least 13% each after 85% quarter

January 2023

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 to remember, a year to forget: Crypto highs and lows of 2022

From Terra and FTX crises to Ethereum’s triumphant Merge and China’s inventive NFT industry, Forkast reviews a rollercoaster year and its consequences.

Why digital assets need regulations now more than ever

In times of market volatility, regulation can restore confidence and public trust in crypto, writes Albert Isola, Gibraltar’s minister for digital and financial services.

Biggest blockchain trends for 2023 and beyond

After a year of new all-time highs for major cryptocurrencies in 2021, 2022 was a challenging year for Web3. Industry experts tell Forkast what crypto has in store for 2023 and beyond.

14 years on, why Bitcoin will survive its growing pains

Like an awkward teen, Bitcoin is facing a crisis of confidence, writes Eddie Hui of MetaComp. What lies in store for the original cryptocurrency in 2023?

No change in community banks’ view of crypto after FTX’s collapse, says ICBA’s Brian Laverdure

ICBA vice-president Brian Laverdure believes that community banks are unfazed by FTX’s collapse, but remain split on cryptocurrencies.

Can crypto go mainstream in the next 18 months?

As the FTX debacle invites more stringent regulations, Caroline Bowler of BTC Markets believes crypto can go mainstream in the next 18 months.

Decentralized exchanges could gain popularity following the FTX collapse

Ethan Buchman of Cosmos believes that 2023 may be the year of decentralized exchanges and more advanced cross-chain applications.

Regulation shaping up?

A year of scandals in the crypto industry has led to questions about the viability of regulation.

Will Bitcoin’s true value prevail in 2023? 

As crypto investors move towards self-custody following FTX’s collapse, Brian Paik wonders whether it could teach people the true value of Bitcoin, beyond hype and price speculation.

Regulatory issues ‘still challenging’ as CBDCs gain popularity globally, says German tech firm Giesecke+Devrient’s Chief Evangelist Lars Hupel

Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) development and interest are growing rapidly worldwide but regulatory issues remain a challenge, especially for cross-border CBDC transactions.  But German technology company Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) – winner of Best Technology Award in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Global Fast Track CBDC 2022 competition during the city’s FinTech Week in November – […]

What the FTX collapse means for the future of crypto

Centralized exchanges releasing ‘proof of reserves’ is not enough to win back users, while improving user experience will be key, writes Holger Arians of Banxa.

FastForkast headlines

OKX’s OKB, OKT tokens surge at least 13% each after 85% quarter

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether slip; Dogecoin biggest loser among top 10 cryptos

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether inch up; XRP biggest loser among top 10

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed; XRP leads losses in top 10 cryptos

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Solana, Cardano show bigger losses

Kraken to shut Japan operations

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall, Dogecoin extends holiday blues

Japan plans to lift ban on stablecoins issued overseas: report

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether extend gains; XRP biggest winner in top 10 cryptos

Top Solana NFT projects find new homes on Ethereum, Polygon

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise; XRP leads gains

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether inch up, Dogecoin leads decline across top 10 cryptos

Bitcoin hashrate drops nearly 40% as deadly U.S. storm unplugs miners

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed; Dogecoin falls

Markets: Bitcoin slips, Ether inches up; Dogecoin leads rebound in top 10 cryptos

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices edge up; Dogecoin rebounds after heavy losses

Retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey introduces bill for regulating stablecoins

SEC, Ripple get extensions to exclude expert testimony in XRP lawsuit

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether continue slide; U.S. equities gain on consumer confidence boost

U.S. crypto miner Core Scientific files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, continues to mine Bitcoin

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether inch up; Dogecoin remains biggest loser in top 10 cryptos

Retail-owned Bitcoin supply reaches all-time high

Markets: Bitcoin rises, Ether gains on potential Visa integration, BNB rebounds

Bitcoin miner Greenidge strikes deal with NYDIG to restructure debt

South Korea freezes US$93 mln in assets of former Terra-Luna associates

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether gain; Dogecoin is biggest loser in top 10 cryptos

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Dogecoin drops after poll says Musk should quit as Twitter boss

India’s CoinDCX publishes full proof of reserves

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether dip; XRP leads declines across top 10 cryptos

Ripple CEO’s attorney to resign as counsel on XRP lawsuit against SEC

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed after weekend slump; Binance BNB token regains some ground

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether weaken; Litecoin leads declines across top 10 cryptos

Hong Kong Stock Exchange debuts ‘Asia’s first’ crypto futures ETFs

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall with equities as concerns about recession knock Wall Street lower

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall; Solana rises as top 10 cryptos retreat

MetaMask partners with PayPal for Ethereum purchases through wallet

FTX collapse not the worst for crypto investors this year, says Chainalysis study

Markets: Bitcoin rebounds then retraces amid hawkish Fed comments, Solana gains

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether strengthen; Solana leads gains in most top 10 cryptos

Terra fugitive Do Kwon has registered address in Serbia: S. Korean local media