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Aave (LEND) Price Skyrocketed 20,000% This Year—Is DeFi a Bubble Yet to Burst?

Aave (LEND) Price Skyrocketed 20,000% This Year—Is DeFi a Bubble Yet to Burst?

Aave’s bullish momentum has pushed its cryptocurrency LEND towards the top 20 coins by market cap after it took the number one spot in the DeFi market.

DCG Completes Payment of Short-Term Debts to Dissolved Crypto Lender Genesis

DCG Completes Payment of Short-Term Debts to Dissolved Crypto Lender Genesis

Digital Currency Group paid up all short-term loans to Genesis, a previous bitcoin lending platform, as promised. DCG repaid $700 million in 2023 despite crypto sector woes. Genesis filed for bankruptcy in early 2023 after a withdrawal halt due to obligations of over $3.5 billion to its principal creditors. The bitcoin market is changing significantly with this development.

Thailand SEC Considers Ban on Crypto Staking and Lending

Thailand SEC Considers Ban on Crypto Staking and Lending

Thailand's SEC is seeking public comments on a draft regulation that would ban virtual asset service providers from offering or engaging in any crypto staking or lending activities.

Justin Sun Withdraws Millions of Dollars’ Worth of USDT from Aave's Lending Pools

Justin Sun Withdraws Millions of Dollars’ Worth of USDT from Aave's Lending Pools

The Tron founder Justin Sun has withdrawn a huge amount of liquidity from the DeFi protocol. The move is likely to have been triggered by the recent ban on addresses that received funds from Tornado cash.

OKX Introduces Simple Earn Fixed Product for Crypto Users

OKX Introduces Simple Earn Fixed Product for Crypto Users

OKX unveils its Simple Earn Fixed product, available from May 30, 2024, supporting USDT, USDC, BTC, and ETH.

Maple Finance Loans $300m to help Struggling Bitcoin Miners

Maple Finance Loans $300m to help Struggling Bitcoin Miners

The lending fund is designed to support crypto mining firms impacted by the market downturn.

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

The signatories to Tornado Cash's community funds have relinquished their role, automatically ceding control of the funds to the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

JP Morgan Executive Warns of Banking Collapse

JP Morgan Executive Warns of Banking Collapse

Bob Michele, CIO of JP Morgan Asset Management, expresses concern over how US regional banks will operate post-emergency lending programs, warning of potential collapse after First Republic Bank's liquidity issues.

Coinbase Discontinues Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Lending Product Following SEC’s Warning

Coinbase Discontinues Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Lending Product Following SEC’s Warning

Ongoing regulatory pressure has pushed Coinbase to scrap plans for a cryptocurrency lending product.

Crypto Broker Genesis Says Lending Business Declined in Q2

Crypto Broker Genesis Says Lending Business Declined in Q2

Genesis blamed the fierce crypto downturn as the reason for the fall of its lending revenues. The company issued new loans worth $40 billion in Q2, a decrease of 9% from Q1.

China's Central Bank and Watchdogs Meet with Jack Ma and Ant Group Execs following Regulation Criticism

China's Central Bank and Watchdogs Meet with Jack Ma and Ant Group Execs following Regulation Criticism

Ant Group founder Jack Ma and the firm’s top executives met with PBoC and three financial regulators as China published new draft rules for online micro-lending.

Listed DeFi Company AQRU unveils Crypto-collateralized Lending Service

Listed DeFi Company AQRU unveils Crypto-collateralized Lending Service

UK-Based DeFi firm, ARQU has launched BlockLender to give clients access to crypto credits

Controversial Entrepreneur Sifu is Back with New DeFi Lending Protocol Forked from Aave

Controversial Entrepreneur Sifu is Back with New DeFi Lending Protocol Forked from Aave

Sifu was the co-founder of the defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX and he has been implicated with several fraudulent deals in the past.

MakerDAO Votes to Bring Another Commercial Bank Into Its Ecosystem

MakerDAO Votes to Bring Another Commercial Bank Into Its Ecosystem

MakerDAO is voting on adding a commercial bank.

Celsius Network Shares Details of Its Creditor as it Raises Cyber Threat Concerns

Celsius Network Shares Details of Its Creditor as it Raises Cyber Threat Concerns

Bankrupt cryptocurrency company Celsius Network has disclosed the information of its creditors in a filing recently provided in court, including names, addresses, amount owed, and email addresses amongst others

Babel Finance Halts Withdrawals as Crypto Market Plunges

Babel Finance Halts Withdrawals as Crypto Market Plunges

Amid the current selloff, Babel Finance has become the latest to suspend withdrawals. The crypto lender said that its woes are triggered by the current difficult market conditions.

Tornado Cash Now Placed Under US OFAC Sanctions

Tornado Cash Now Placed Under US OFAC Sanctions

The United States Treasury Department has barred Tornado Cash from offering any form of transactions to individuals in the US.

Celsius Crypto Lender's Bankruptcy: Large Withdrawals Clawbacks

Celsius Crypto Lender's Bankruptcy: Large Withdrawals Clawbacks

Celsius Network is imposing bankruptcy proceedings on account holders with $100,000 or more liabilities, and is taking legal action against those who withdrew large amounts pre-bankruptcy.

Committee Appointed to Represent Unsecured Creditors in Genesis Global bankruptcy

Committee Appointed to Represent Unsecured Creditors in Genesis Global bankruptcy

In the Genesis Global bankruptcy case, unsecured creditors have a seven-member committee.

Assets Belonging to Troubled Crypto Lender Celsius to go Under the Hammer

Assets Belonging to Troubled Crypto Lender Celsius to go Under the Hammer

Celsius Network Ltd., a troubled and bankrupt crypto lender, has disclosed the auction dates for its assets.

Brazilian Crypto Lender BlueBenx Halts Withdrawals after Suffering Hack of $32M

Brazilian Crypto Lender BlueBenx Halts Withdrawals after Suffering Hack of $32M

Brazilian crypto lending platform BlueBenx is under scrutiny after it halted its users' withdrawals due to a hacking of $32 million.

60k BTC and 60k ETH on Justin Sun's Tron Seem Unbacked

60k BTC and 60k ETH on Justin Sun's Tron Seem Unbacked

Crypto analyst ErgoBTC suggests 60k TRC20 BTC and 60k TRC20 ETH tokens on Justin Sun's Tron network, currently in JustLend protocol, appear unbacked, implying a $1.8B non-existent TVL.

Court approves BlockFi's disclosure statement conditionally

Court approves BlockFi's disclosure statement conditionally

BlockFi Inc. and its affiliates announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey conditionally approved the company's Disclosure Statement on August 2, 2023.

Aave to Launch on zkSync with Overwhelming Support from Community

Aave to Launch on zkSync with Overwhelming Support from Community

Aave's proposal to launch on the zkSync Era Mainnet has received over 99% support from AAVE tokenholders. The launch will initially be limited to USDC and ETH, and if successful, could introduce new users to decentralized finance and cement Aave's position as a premier borrowing platform within the zero-knowledge ecosystem.

Everlend Finance, a Solana-based decentralized finance

Everlend Finance, a Solana-based decentralized finance

Solana protocol decentralises finance Closing Everlend Finance.

PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Injects $30 Million into Crypto Firm BlockFi to Improve Cash Flow and Expand Product Lines

PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Injects $30 Million into Crypto Firm BlockFi to Improve Cash Flow and Expand Product Lines

The series B offering was led by Valar Ventures, which is a venture capital company backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Theil. Other investors in the offering round included Winklevoss Capital, Avon Ventures, Morgan Creek Digital, CMT Digital, PJC, and Akuna Capital. New investors included Purple Arch Ventures, Arrington XRP Capital, Kenetic Capital, HashKey Capital, and Castle Island Ventures.

Suspected Hackers Move Stolen Funds to Sanctioned Crypto Mixer

Suspected Hackers Move Stolen Funds to Sanctioned Crypto Mixer

The suspected hackers behind the $6 million exploit of Lendhub have moved more than half of their ill-gotten gains to the sanctioned crypto mixer Tornado Cash. The on-chain intelligence firm Beosin reported that a total of 3,515.4 ETH, currently worth over $5.7 million, has been sent to Tornado Cash by the exploiter since Jan. 13. Tornado Cash attempts to anonymize Ethereum transactions, and was sanctioned by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for its alleged role in the laundering of crime proceeds.

Nexo Capital to Pay $45 Million in Penalties

Nexo Capital to Pay $45 Million in Penalties

Nexo Capital, a crypto lender, will pay $45 million to the SEC and NASAA (NASAA). SEC and NASAA announced the announcement on Jan 19.

Reactions to Genesis Global Trading's Bankruptcy

Reactions to Genesis Global Trading's Bankruptcy

New York crypto lender Genesis Global Trading filed for bankruptcy. Social media users weighed in. Some think bankruptcy attorneys will prosper and no one will be held responsible. Crypto lending was called "dumb" by others.

Texas Securities Board Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Order to Abra and CEO, William Barhydt

Texas Securities Board Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Order to Abra and CEO, William Barhydt

The Texas State Securities Board has taken decisive action against Abra by issuing an Emergency Cease and Desist Order. The order, also directed at Abra's CEO, William (Bill) Barhydt, alleges securities fraud and misleading statements in connection with Abra's digital asset depository accounts.

FDIC Orders Self-Correction from Cross River Bank

FDIC Orders Self-Correction from Cross River Bank

The FDIC has asked Cross River Bank to correct and address issues in its lending activities. A consent order executed in March alleged that the bank had engaged in "unsafe" banking practices regarding compliance with fair lending laws and regulations in 2021.

Exciting AI Efficiency: Blending Smaller Models Surpasses Large Counterparts

Exciting AI Efficiency: Blending Smaller Models Surpasses Large Counterparts

A new study introduces "Blending" - combining smaller AI models to match or surpass larger counterparts like ChatGPT, showcasing enhanced efficiency and user engagement.

Tornado Cash Sees about 80% Deposit Decline following OFAC Sanctions: Report

Tornado Cash Sees about 80% Deposit Decline following OFAC Sanctions: Report

In just about a week since the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control placed a ban on the crypto mixer, Tornado Cash, the total deposits on the platform have plummeted remarkably.

Lazarus-Linked Blender.io Added to US Treasury's Sanction List

Lazarus-Linked Blender.io Added to US Treasury's Sanction List

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mixing service, Blender.io has been added to the sanctions list by the United States Treasury Department.

Hodlnaut Seeks to Sell Business

Hodlnaut Seeks to Sell Business

Hodlnaut temporary judicial management are considering several offers to buy its Singapore crypto firm and FTX claims.

Voyager Digital Agrees to $1.65 Billion Settlement with FTC in Landmark Case

Voyager Digital Agrees to $1.65 Billion Settlement with FTC in Landmark Case

The US FTC has awarded Voyager Digital a $1.65 billion settlement for misleading statements about customer fund safety, marking a significant regulatory action in the crypto market.

Stablecoin Protocol Frax Finance Launches Lending Market Fraxlend

Stablecoin Protocol Frax Finance Launches Lending Market Fraxlend

Algorithmic stablecoin protocol Frax Finance has launched its own lending marketplace Fraxlend, allowing users to lend and borrow tokens belonging to the Chainlink data feed without permission.

‘Multiple’ Crypto Lending Firms Are Under Investigation, Says California Regulator

‘Multiple’ Crypto Lending Firms Are Under Investigation, Says California Regulator

DFPI is investigating several firms offering “crypto-interest accounts” after these platforms abruptly suspended funds withdrawals. These firms have recently put the lives of millions of consumers at risk.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Leads £210M Round in UK-Based Consumer Finance Platform Lendable

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Leads £210M Round in UK-Based Consumer Finance Platform Lendable

Lendable.co.uk is committed to improve financing to both retail customers and businesses.

Vitalik Buterin Sceptical About DeFi Yield Farming, Compares It to US Federal Reserve Money Printing

Vitalik Buterin Sceptical About DeFi Yield Farming, Compares It to US Federal Reserve Money Printing

Vitalik Buterin has criticized the yield farming craze observed from the DeFi sector, comparing it to the US Federal Reserve’s mass printing strategy.

Japanese Financial Giant SBI Group to Borrow from Bitcoin Holders at Annual Rate of 1%

Japanese Financial Giant SBI Group to Borrow from Bitcoin Holders at Annual Rate of 1%

SBI Group has rolled out a cryptocurrency rental service dubbed “VC TRADE LENDING” aimed at borrowing Bitcoin from customers in return for 1% annual interest.

Virginia Pension Fund Enters Crypto Lending Space to Enhance Returns

Virginia Pension Fund Enters Crypto Lending Space to Enhance Returns

Fairfax County Retirements Systems, a $6.8 billion Virginia pension fund, seeks to expand its scope by entering the crypto lending market to boost its returns.

Aave Surpasses $1.7 Billion TVL Taking Number One Spot From Maker and Compound

Aave Surpasses $1.7 Billion TVL Taking Number One Spot From Maker and Compound

Aave is taking the open finance sector by storm reaching number one on the Defi Pulse rankings, beating Maker and Compound.

Crypto Controls Needed in Lending Sector to Stem Depression, Expert Says

Crypto Controls Needed in Lending Sector to Stem Depression, Expert Says

For depression and crashes to be averted in the crypto market, regulation and capital controls are needed to supervise fast-growing trading platforms, according to a quantitative risk modeller.

FCA Restricts Rebuildingsociety.com, Impeding Binance's UK Compliance Efforts

FCA Restricts Rebuildingsociety.com, Impeding Binance's UK Compliance Efforts

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed restrictions on Rebuildingsociety.com Ltd, a peer-to-peer lending platform, impacting its recent partnership with crypto exchange Binance for complying with the FCA's marketing regime. The regulation mandates firms to ensure transparent and fair marketing, affecting Binance’s strategy to serve the UK market. The move showcases the FCA's stringent stance towards ensuring marketing compliance, especially within the crypto sector.

BnkToTheFuture Taking Steps to Acquire Crypto Lender Salt Lending

BnkToTheFuture Taking Steps to Acquire Crypto Lender Salt Lending

BnkToTheFuture explores a potential plan to acquire Salt Lending to expand its presence in the US.

Crypto Lender Celsius Raises $400M as Investors Shun Regulatory Crackdowns

Crypto Lender Celsius Raises $400M as Investors Shun Regulatory Crackdowns

Kentucky-based digital asset lending platform Celsius Network has announced its latest $400 million fundraisers as led by WestCap and CDPQ.

NFT Lending Protocol Bend DAO Proposes New Measures against Bankruptcy Crisis

NFT Lending Protocol Bend DAO Proposes New Measures against Bankruptcy Crisis

Subject to the bankruptcy crisis caused by depleted Ethereum reserves, NFT lending protocol Bend DAO has proposed new emergency measures pending a governance vote.

FDIC Requires Potential Buyers of Failed U.S. Banks to Give Up Crypto Services

FDIC Requires Potential Buyers of Failed U.S. Banks to Give Up Crypto Services

The FDIC has asked banks interested in acquiring failed U.S. lenders, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, to submit bids by March 17. The authority will only accept bids from banks with an existing bank charter, prioritizing traditional lenders over private equity firms. The FDIC has also required any buyer of Signature to agree to give up all cryptocurrency business at the bank. This news comes amid concerns expressed by U.S. Representative Tom Emmer that the federal government is “weaponizing” issues around the banking industry to go after crypto.

Astaria Raises $8m in Seed Round to Improve NFT Lending Liquidity

Astaria Raises $8m in Seed Round to Improve NFT Lending Liquidity

While NFT lending has become a popular way of accessing more cash, most NFTs are illiquid. This is the problem that Astaria is trying to solve.

Haru Invest Executives Arrested in $826 Million Crypto Embezzlement Case

Haru Invest Executives Arrested in $826 Million Crypto Embezzlement Case

South Korean prosecutors have detained three Haru Invest executives for allegedly embezzling $826 million worth of cryptocurrencies from 16,000 users, highlighting regulatory scrutiny over crypto lending practices.

The new procedures included the requirement that all future code changes be approved by the DAO

The new procedures included the requirement that all future code changes be approved by the DAO

"Aave V3" was launched in March 2022 and deployed on numerous EVM-compatible blockchains soon after. V3 helps consumers save money and enhance capital efficiency. It permits riskier collateral.

New York State Watchdog Orders Two Crypto Firms to Close Operations, Launching Further Investigations

New York State Watchdog Orders Two Crypto Firms to Close Operations, Launching Further Investigations

The Office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG) has directed two unnamed crypto lending firms to halt their operations in the state, indicating these firms are involving ineffective registration.

Delphi Digital Spearheads zkLend for $5m in Seed Funding

Delphi Digital Spearheads zkLend for $5m in Seed Funding

zkLend, a Layer-2 money-market protocol built on StarkNet has raised the sum of $5 million in seed funding from investors led by Delphi Digital.

Aave Makes History as Core Developers Transfer Governance to Token Holders

Aave Makes History as Core Developers Transfer Governance to Token Holders

DeFi project Aave, has transferred the protocol’s governance rights over to its token holders, allowing the community to control the future of the network.

BlockFi Petitions To Restore Wallet Users' Frozen Crypto

BlockFi Petitions To Restore Wallet Users' Frozen Crypto

On November 11, BlockFi banned withdrawals and asked customers not to deposit to wallets or Interest Accounts due to FTX uncertainty. The lending platform intends to seek similar remedies from the Supreme Court of Bermuda. Jan 9 is the hearing date for the motion's approval.

Linus Financial Settles SEC Charges Over Unregistered Crypto Lending Product

Linus Financial Settles SEC Charges Over Unregistered Crypto Lending Product

The SEC has settled charges against Linus Financial for failing to register its Linus Interest Accounts, a crypto lending product. The SEC deemed the accounts securities and made registration mandatory. Linus voluntarily stopped offering the accounts to new investors and requested fund retrieval.

BendDAO Considering Expanding into ApeCoin NFT Staking Programme

BendDAO Considering Expanding into ApeCoin NFT Staking Programme

BendDAO plans to introduce a BendEarn NFT platform that enables staking of major tokens like ApeCoin, Bored Ape, Mutant Ape, and Bored Ape Kennel Club NFTs. The NFT platform will allow BendDAO users to earn passive income with NFTs through the available innovative features like a dashboard, four staking pools, and market tools.

Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf on Blockchain Interoperability, China's BSN, ID2020 and CBDC

Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf on Blockchain Interoperability, China's BSN, ID2020 and CBDC

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger discusses open-source software development and blockchain technology, China's BSN, ID2020, and CBDC.

Babel Finance explores new restructuring opportunities with DeFi project

Babel Finance explores new restructuring opportunities with DeFi project

Babel Finance is considering a new restructuring opportunity that involves the creation of a new decentralized finance (DeFi) project called Hope. This project aims to generate revenue to repay debts owed to creditors, and will mint a new stablecoin using Bitcoin and Ether as collateral.

Thai SEC Bars Crypto Staking & Lender Services after Zipmex’s Bankruptcy

Thai SEC Bars Crypto Staking & Lender Services after Zipmex’s Bankruptcy

Thai regulator has banned digital asset operators from offering crypto depository services that pay returns to depositors to protect traders and the public from service providers’ business risks.

Aave (LEND) Is Up By Over 11,000 Percent This Year, DeFi Market Reaches $11 Billion in Total Value Locked

Aave (LEND) Is Up By Over 11,000 Percent This Year, DeFi Market Reaches $11 Billion in Total Value Locked

The continuous rise and the unending support for the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry has resulted in a total of $11 billion in total value locked.

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