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European Securities and Markets Authority Prioritizes Crypto-Related Regulation

European Securities and Markets Authority Prioritizes Crypto-Related Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced its key priorities list for 2020-2022. In its published document “Strategic Orientation for 2020-22,” the ESMA reflected its focus on supervisory convergence and its role in building the Capital Markets Union.

Bitcoin Price and the Global Financial Crisis: Everybody's Looking at the Wrong Markets

Bitcoin Price and the Global Financial Crisis: Everybody's Looking at the Wrong Markets

While everybody obsesses over stock markets, bailouts, and inflation, the biggest global financial risks come from the collapse of debt markets. What does this mean for bitcoin?

Korean Blockchain Games Are Becoming More Mainstream in Global Markets

Korean Blockchain Games Are Becoming More Mainstream in Global Markets

The latest Game “Crypto Legends” and “Knights Story” developed by Weneepl and Biscuit gaming have been released into the markets with a large demand happening all across the world. In Korea due to market rulings and regulations, the games are not in full availability in Korea, but booming abroad.

Australian Crypto Exchange BTC Markets Accidentally Exposes 270,000 Customer Names and Emails

Australian Crypto Exchange BTC Markets Accidentally Exposes 270,000 Customer Names and Emails

BTC Markets, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Australia, has accidentally exposed customers’ data, an incident that has put users at risk of phishing attacks.

New Revolutionary Trading Platform Allows You to Trade 48 Forex, Indices, Commodities and Cryptocurrency Markets with Your Bitcoin!

New Revolutionary Trading Platform Allows You to Trade 48 Forex, Indices, Commodities and Cryptocurrency Markets with Your Bitcoin!

Geco.one brings Bitcoin holders the ability to enter the Forex, Indices and Commodities markets - as well as of course the Cryptocurrency markets, for the first time by simply depositing Bitcoin.

FTX US and Alameda Research File Complaint Against FTX Digital Markets

FTX US and Alameda Research File Complaint Against FTX Digital Markets

FTX US and Alameda Research have filed a complaint against FTX Digital Markets, alleging that the Bahamas-based company was a "fraudulent enterprise" used to conceal the issue of the firm's ownership. The complaint claims that the claims made by FTX Digital Markets will harm FTX.com customers and other creditors of the FTX Debtors as the company continues with bankruptcy proceedings in the United States.

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Citi's 2024 report on supply chain financing highlights a shift towards resilience and diversification in global trade, emphasizing technological innovations and the adoption of the China Plus One strategy.

Avraham Eisenberg, Mango Markets Exploiter, Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Avraham Eisenberg, Mango Markets Exploiter, Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Avraham Eisenberg, convicted of fraud and market manipulation in a $110 million Mango Markets heist, has been charged with possession of child pornography after discovering explicit images of minors on his electronic devices.

Ethereum (ETH) Ecosystem Evolves: Staking, DeFi, and Derivative Markets

Ethereum (ETH) Ecosystem Evolves: Staking, DeFi, and Derivative Markets

Insights from the Coinbase x Glassnode Q2 report about the evolution of Ethereum's Ecosystem.

Bitcoin (BTC) and Stablecoins Threaten Emerging Market Currencies, Report Suggests

Bitcoin (BTC) and Stablecoins Threaten Emerging Market Currencies, Report Suggests

Bitcoin and stablecoins are posing a significant threat to weak emerging market currencies, according to CoinShares.

SFC Celebrates 35 Years, Outlines Future Vision for Hong Kong’s Capital Markets

SFC Celebrates 35 Years, Outlines Future Vision for Hong Kong’s Capital Markets

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) marks its 35th anniversary, detailing strategic plans for Hong Kong's financial future.

Arkham CEO Miguel Morel to Speak at Merge Madrid on Crypto Markets

Arkham CEO Miguel Morel to Speak at Merge Madrid on Crypto Markets

Arkham CEO Miguel Morel is set to speak at Merge Madrid, discussing crypto markets and the future of on-chain intelligence.

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB): 0.20% Management Fee, Pledges 10% Profits for Bitcoin Development

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB): 0.20% Management Fee, Pledges 10% Profits for Bitcoin Development

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB) is a low-cost, regulated ETF for U.S. investors, offering a traditional route to investing in bitcoin. With a 0% management fee for the first six months, BITB could pave the way for more cryptocurrency-based investment products.

Cboe Digital Set to Launch Bitcoin and Ether Futures Trading in January 2024

Cboe Digital Set to Launch Bitcoin and Ether Futures Trading in January 2024

Cboe Digital, the first US-regulated crypto native exchange, will launch Bitcoin and Ether futures trading, enhancing capital efficiency and market liquidity.

Mango Markets DEX Raises $70M through MNGO Tokens Sale

Mango Markets DEX Raises $70M through MNGO Tokens Sale

Mango Markets decentralized exchange (DEX) has raised around $70 million through its MNGO tokens sale.

EDX Markets Partners with Solidus Labs to Monitor $16 Trillion in Crypto Trading with HALO Platform

EDX Markets Partners with Solidus Labs to Monitor $16 Trillion in Crypto Trading with HALO Platform

EDX Markets has partnered with Solidus Labs to use the HALO platform, monitoring $16 trillion in crypto trading, enhancing compliance and risk management.

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Intact Despite $1700 Price Dive on Sunday

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Intact Despite $1700 Price Dive on Sunday

The Bitcoin price went on a wild ride over the weekend, the bulls pushing the Bitcoin price up to $12,100, before the world’s biggest cryptocurrency plunged back to $10,640 within a matter of minutes.

Another Major Crypto Hack in Less a Week, $100M Stolen

Another Major Crypto Hack in Less a Week, $100M Stolen

Mango Markets was exploited after manipulation in the price of the crypto exchange's native MANGO token via an oracle price manipulation attack.

Bitcoin ETF Approval Expected to Propel Market Influx

Bitcoin ETF Approval Expected to Propel Market Influx

The fervor surrounding a US-regulated spot Bitcoin ETF is palpable, with its approval expected to significantly bolster Bitcoin's market adoption. Addressing the current inefficiencies in Bitcoin investment, a spot ETF promises cost efficiency, enhanced liquidity, ease of access, and regulatory compliance. The formal recognition by regulators and established financial brands could further fuel Bitcoin's market acceptance. The estimations indicate a substantial market influx post ETF approval, not just within the US but potentially extending to global markets, laying the groundwork for a robust 2024 for Bitcoin, as per the analysis by Charles Yu of Galaxy.

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030

VanEck's analysis suggests Solana could reach significant valuation by 2030 due to its technical innovations and user-focused applications. However, challenges like financial sustainability, technical stability, and developer adoption need to be addressed for this potential.

Goldman Sachs Predicts Booming Blockchain Asset Trading in Coming Years

Goldman Sachs Predicts Booming Blockchain Asset Trading in Coming Years

Goldman Sachs predicts a substantial increase in blockchain-based asset trading in the next 1-2 years, indicating a transformative shift in financial markets and growing interest in digital assets.

Crypto Market Witnesses Increase in Women Users: Report

Crypto Market Witnesses Increase in Women Users: Report

According to a report from BTC Markets, there was a 175% increase in women crypto users last fiscal year. The percentage dwarfed the 80% increase it saw in male users.

Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations

Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations

The Nigeria Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a proposed crypto regulation guideline.

UK Financial Regulator Restricts Binance Crypto Business

UK Financial Regulator Restricts Binance Crypto Business

The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a restriction to Binance, requesting Binance Markets Limited to remove all advertising and financial promotions and close the business by the evening of this Wednesday.

Worldwide Blockchain Distributed Ledger Market to Hit $20.6B by 2027 - Report

Worldwide Blockchain Distributed Ledger Market to Hit $20.6B by 2027 - Report

The global blockchain distributed ledger market is expected to grow from $3.5 billion recorded in 2021 to $20.6 billion by 2027, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Expected to Continue says Bloomberg Intelligence

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Expected to Continue says Bloomberg Intelligence

Bloomberg Intelligence reports that only an "unexpected occurrence" can stop the Bitcoin price bulls from running.

Goldman Sachs Invites Investors to Conference Call on Bitcoin, Gold and Crisis Markets

Goldman Sachs Invites Investors to Conference Call on Bitcoin, Gold and Crisis Markets

Goldman Sachs is preparing to host a conference call with its top investors to discuss the impact of the current economic crisis on inflation, gold, and Bitcoin.

US CFTC Approves Clear Markets For Operating Crypto Derivatives

US CFTC Approves Clear Markets For Operating Crypto Derivatives

The U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) confirmed it has approved the U.S. subsidiary of electronic trading platform developer Clear Markets to offer physically settled crypto derivatives, according to Clear Markets shareholder SBI Holdings.

European Securities and Markets Authority Calls for Input on New EU Crypto Rules

European Securities and Markets Authority Calls for Input on New EU Crypto Rules

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's financial markets regulator, has initiated its first consultation package under the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA). The authority is seeking stakeholder comments until September 20, 2023, marking a significant step towards establishing concrete rules for crypto markets in the EU.

UK Regulator Examines AI Impact

UK Regulator Examines AI Impact

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is examining the impact of AI on consumers and the economy, with a focus on foundation models. The regulator plans to examine their usage against key principles, including transparency and accountability. The review aims to help develop AI in ways that ensure open, competitive markets and effective consumer protection, with guiding principles for consumer protection and healthy competition to be produced. The findings are set to be published in September 2023.

Mango Markets Hacker Says He 'Did Nothing Wrong'

Mango Markets Hacker Says He 'Did Nothing Wrong'

Avraham Eisenberg explained how profitable traders like him attract jealousy and hate.

Global Automotive Metaverse Market to Have a CAGR of 31.4% by 2030 - Research

Global Automotive Metaverse Market to Have a CAGR of 31.4% by 2030 - Research

A new survey is projecting the market value of the global automotive market at $1.9B by 2030

Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone

Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone

Coinbase's role in the newly approved Bitcoin spot ETFs by the SEC marks a crucial advancement in cryptocurrency's integration into mainstream finance, bringing regulatory clarity and institutional investment opportunities.

Winklevoss Checks on Bitcoin Critic Peter Schiff as BTC Price Smashes ATH

Winklevoss Checks on Bitcoin Critic Peter Schiff as BTC Price Smashes ATH

As the Bitcoin price soars, Tyler Winklevoss checked in on BTC critic Peter Schiff, who is adamant that the market is rising on pure speculation.

CFTC sues Avraham Eisenberg for Mango market manipulation

CFTC sues Avraham Eisenberg for Mango market manipulation

Avraham Eisenberg is charged with two counts of market manipulation for using decentralized finance platform Mango Markets. On January 9, the CFTC sued self-described digital artist for commodities fraud and manipulation. Eisenberg was detained on December 27.

Chicago-Based Exchange Cboe to Work on Crypto Offerings as Demand Continues to Rise

Chicago-Based Exchange Cboe to Work on Crypto Offerings as Demand Continues to Rise

Cboe Global Markets Inc., a Chicago-based exchange that provides trading and investment solutions, is ready to get back to the crypto space after previous failed attempts.

AI and 5G Integration with Blockchain Infrastructure form Foundation of China's New Deal To Combat 2nd Great Depression

AI and 5G Integration with Blockchain Infrastructure form Foundation of China's New Deal To Combat 2nd Great Depression

AI and 5G integration with Blockchain Infrastructure will form the foundation of China's New Deal To Combat the Second Great Depression

Conflux to Deploy Uniswap v3 on Its Blockchain

Conflux to Deploy Uniswap v3 on Its Blockchain

Conflux plans to deploy Uniswap v3 on its blockchain, which would offer access to millions of potential new users, particularly in China and Asian markets. This comes days after the Uniswap v3 code license expired, allowing developers to fork the protocol and deploy their own decentralized exchange. Conflux has a market capitalization of nearly $1 billion and has $45 million in total value locked on-chain. The network also announced a partnership with China Telecom to develop a blockchain SIM card.

EDX Markets is Expanding in Singapore

EDX Markets is Expanding in Singapore

EDX Markets expands to Singapore, backed by Citadel Securities and Fidelity Digital Assets, introducing innovative trading options like spot and perpetual futures, and emphasizing non-custodial clearing solutions.

SEC Requests $158 Million Boost to Rein in Crypto's "Wild West"

SEC Requests $158 Million Boost to Rein in Crypto's "Wild West"

The SEC is requesting a $158 million budget increase for 2025 to expand oversight and tackle the dynamic risks within the burgeoning crypto market.

BlackRock and SEC Discuss iShares Bitcoin Trust Listing on Nasdaq

BlackRock and SEC Discuss iShares Bitcoin Trust Listing on Nasdaq

The SEC is reviewing multiple proposals for iShares Bitcoin Trust's listing as a spot Bitcoin ETF on Nasdaq, marking a significant step in mainstream cryptocurrency acceptance.

Ethics of Web3 Discussed at Paris Blockchain Week

Ethics of Web3 Discussed at Paris Blockchain Week

The second day of Paris Blockchain Week 2023 featured a panel discussion on the Ethics of Web3. The panelists agreed that ethical frameworks often lag behind technology and that innovation comes before any ethical standards are implemented. They highlighted the upcoming Markets in Crypto-Assets framework in the European Union as an example of turning ethics into law to protect people and innovation.

Bitcoin Price and the Stock Market to Decouple Soon, says On-Chain Analyst

Bitcoin Price and the Stock Market to Decouple Soon, says On-Chain Analyst

Bitcoin’s price action with the stock market, including the S&P 500 has been highly correlated, however, the end could be near.

Siemens Issues World's First Blockchain Bond

Siemens Issues World's First Blockchain Bond

Siemens claims that "releasing the bond on a blockchain provides a variety of advantages compared to prior approaches," including removing banks as middlemen.

Digital Asset Liquidity Provider OrBit Markets Wins Google Cloud Customer Award

Digital Asset Liquidity Provider OrBit Markets Wins Google Cloud Customer Award

OrBit Markets, a Singapore-based liquidity provider, has been awarded the 2023 Google Cloud Customer of the Year Award for its exceptional use of Google Cloud technologies for trading data processing.

BlackRock's Strategic Shift: Layoffs Amidst Bitcoin ETF Anticipation

BlackRock's Strategic Shift: Layoffs Amidst Bitcoin ETF Anticipation

BlackRock Inc plans to lay off 600 employees, following a similar pattern from 2023. Meanwhile, it eagerly awaits the SEC's decision on its Bitcoin ETF application, a potential game-changer in the crypto market.

Mango Markets Exploiter Nabbed For Fraud

Mango Markets Exploiter Nabbed For Fraud

Puerto Rico detained crypto trader Avraham Eisenberg for market manipulation and fraud. Eisenberg manipulated Mango Markets' MNGO token on October 11. He then obtained "large loans" on its inflated collateral, emptying Mango's treasury of about $110 million in different cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin's Winning Streak Finally Comes to an End

Bitcoin's Winning Streak Finally Comes to an End

Bitcoin lost its two-week streak. Jan. 18 saw BTC's first red candle. The U.S. Department of Justice statement earlier in the week seems to have caused the price drop.

Bitcoin Surges as US Inflation Rises

Bitcoin Surges as US Inflation Rises

The price of Bitcoin surged over $26,000 as the US Department of Labor reported a 0.4% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2023, with inflation rising by 6% over the last year. The cryptocurrency markets reacted positively to the news, with both Bitcoin and Ether experiencing price surges.

Bitcoin's Correlation with S&P 500 at a Nine Year Peak, says Quantum Economics Founder Mati Greenspan

Bitcoin's Correlation with S&P 500 at a Nine Year Peak, says Quantum Economics Founder Mati Greenspan

Mati Greenspan, founder of Quantum Economics believes the coronavirus pandemic has brought Bitcoin closer to the S&P 500 than ever before.

When the COVID Pandemic Subsides, Will Bitcoin Still be Here?

When the COVID Pandemic Subsides, Will Bitcoin Still be Here?

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing havoc everywhere in the world. This is definitely true in the Bitcoin markets. Up until now, it was assumed that Bitcoin was a safe haven asset that would thrive in a global economic crisis.

The UK's New Digital Securities Sandbox: A Step Forward for Crypto Innovation

The UK's New Digital Securities Sandbox: A Step Forward for Crypto Innovation

The UK government's Digital Securities Sandbox, set to launch on January 8, 2024, allows crypto firms to test products and services, promoting financial technology innovation and consumer protection.

OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors

OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors

OpenTrade collaborates with WOO X to unveil access to tokenized T-Bills for Asian investors. This partnership, leveraging Circle Research’s Perimeter Protocol, is a response to the escalating demand for tokenized T-Bills over DeFi yields. Concurrently, WOO X advances its strategic footprint in South Korea, aligning with CODE compliance solutions to broaden its product accessibility in the region.

Just In: US PCE Price Index Rises, Exceeding Core Forecasts; Bitcoin and Crypto Markets Show Mixed Reactions

Just In: US PCE Price Index Rises, Exceeding Core Forecasts; Bitcoin and Crypto Markets Show Mixed Reactions

The U.S. PCE and Core PCE Price Index have both increased by 3.3% and 4.200004%, respectively, indicating persistent inflationary pressures. Cryptocurrency markets show moderate fluctuations, with meme coins showing resilience. Federal Reserve response will significantly impact economics.

EDX Markets: Pioneering Digital Asset Trading with Institutional Focus

EDX Markets: Pioneering Digital Asset Trading with Institutional Focus

EDX Markets is a cutting-edge digital asset marketplace designed to cater to the needs of both crypto-native firms and large financial institutions, offering a safer, faster, and more efficient trading experience.

South Korea May Reconsider Stance on Bitcoin ETFs

South Korea May Reconsider Stance on Bitcoin ETFs

South Korea's Presidential Office has urged the Financial Services Commission to reconsider its stance on Bitcoin ETFs, indicating a potential shift in the country's cryptocurrency regulation, following initial warnings against U.S.-based spot Bitcoin ETFs.

Taurus raised $65 million

Taurus raised $65 million

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Arab Bank Switzerland, and others invested $65 million in digital asset infrastructure provider Taurus.

$8.4m Exploit Breached from DeFi Lending Protocol Moola Markets

$8.4m Exploit Breached from DeFi Lending Protocol Moola Markets

Another exploit hits the crypto industry with roughly $8.4 million stolen from Moola Markets. The platform has advised users not to trade mtokens during the investigation of hacking.

Former FTX Executive Ryan Salame Agrees to Forfeit $5.9 Million Bahamas House in Plea Agreement

Former FTX Executive Ryan Salame Agrees to Forfeit $5.9 Million Bahamas House in Plea Agreement

Ryan Salame, the former co-CEO of FTX Digital Markets, has reached a plea agreement in a criminal case. As part of the agreement, Salame has agreed to transfer his $5.9 million Bahamas house to FTX Digital Markets Ltd. instead of paying $5.6 million in restitution in cash.

Cerus Markets Launches Revolutionary Platform for Crypto Derivatives Trading

Cerus Markets Launches Revolutionary Platform for Crypto Derivatives Trading

On 4th April 2023, Cerus Markets announced the launch of its new platform for easy, safe, and innovative crypto derivatives trading. Founded by industry veterans, Cerus Markets plans to revolutionize the way people trade cryptocurrencies.

JPMorgan Chase Urges Caution Over Altcoin Rally in Crypto Markets

JPMorgan Chase Urges Caution Over Altcoin Rally in Crypto Markets

JPMorgan Chase investment bank has warned that the surging rally associated with altcoins may signal a classic crypto market bubble.

EDX Markets Debuts Cryptocurrency Trading Platform and Wraps Up Latest Investment Round

EDX Markets Debuts Cryptocurrency Trading Platform and Wraps Up Latest Investment Round

In a key milestone, EDX Markets has successfully kick-started its cryptocurrency trading operations and completed a fresh funding round

SEC Cybersecurity Breach: Investigating the Fallout and Future Measures

SEC Cybersecurity Breach: Investigating the Fallout and Future Measures

The SEC's recent cybersecurity breach, involving an unauthorized post on its X (formerly Twitter) account about a Bitcoin ETF, underscores the need for robust cybersecurity measures. The SEC is actively investigating the incident, highlighting the broader implications for security practices in social media and government agencies.

Danish FSA Orders Saxo Bank to Divest Crypto Holdings, Indicating Tightening Regulation

Danish FSA Orders Saxo Bank to Divest Crypto Holdings, Indicating Tightening Regulation

The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) on July 4, 2023, issued a directive to Saxo Bank, instructing the financial institution to divest its holdings in cryptoassets. This move is based on the current legal framework, which prohibits banks from trading cryptoassets for their own account.

One Million Bitcoin Held By Dark Web Marketplaces and Cybercriminals, Chainalysis Data

One Million Bitcoin Held By Dark Web Marketplaces and Cybercriminals, Chainalysis Data

Data from Chainalysis reveals that almost one million Bitcoin is circulating on the dark web between bad actors and illicit darknet markets.

Gitcoin and Shell Partner to Leverage Blockchain for Climate Solutions

Gitcoin and Shell Partner to Leverage Blockchain for Climate Solutions

Gitcoin collaborates with Shell to incentivize renewable energy adoption using blockchain. The partnership includes funding for Climate Solutions rounds and a Q4 hackathon.

SBI Digital Taps License to Operate in Singapore

SBI Digital Taps License to Operate in Singapore

SBI Digital Markets, a subsidiary of SBI Group has announced it has been granted the Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Ishan Wahi pleads guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud

Ishan Wahi pleads guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud

After pleading guilty to two charges of conspiracy to conduct wire fraud, former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi will spend at least three years.

Bloomberg Report: COVID Stock Market Shake-Out Accelerating Bitcoin Maturation Into Digital Gold

Bloomberg Report: COVID Stock Market Shake-Out Accelerating Bitcoin Maturation Into Digital Gold

A new report from international news agency Bloomberg indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic’s shake-out of the stock market may be accelerating Bitcoin’s maturation into a new kind of digital gold.

Why Bitcoin Doesn’t Feel Like a Bull Market

Why Bitcoin Doesn’t Feel Like a Bull Market

Why does everybody still act like bitcoin is in a bear market?

$2.3 Billion Liquidated on Crypto Exchanges as Bitcoin Price Crashes By $5.4k In Minutes

$2.3 Billion Liquidated on Crypto Exchanges as Bitcoin Price Crashes By $5.4k In Minutes

According to Glassnode blockchain analytics, the crypto sector lost around $110 billion in marketcap because after $2.3 billion in crypto was sold off, crashing BTC by $5,000.

Robinhood Acquires Cross Crypto Exchange Trading Platform Cove Markets

Robinhood Acquires Cross Crypto Exchange Trading Platform Cove Markets

Robinhood announced the acquisition of Cove Markets, a cross-exchange trading platform, joining Robinhood crypto.

Why Young Investors are Increasingly Investing in Crypto and Cannabis

Why Young Investors are Increasingly Investing in Crypto and Cannabis

Crypto and cannabis markets seem to be attracting a rising number of young investors. Why is this so?

South Korea's Stance on Virtual Currency Investment and ETFs in 2024

South Korea's Stance on Virtual Currency Investment and ETFs in 2024

South Korea reaffirms its prohibition of local financial institutions from owning, buying, or investing in cryptocurrencies and businesses offering crypto, including a strict ban on cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Australian Online Neobank Volt has Partnered with Crypto Exchange BTC Markets to Provide Bank Service

Australian Online Neobank Volt has Partnered with Crypto Exchange BTC Markets to Provide Bank Service

Australian online bank Neobank Volt revealed that it has partnered with crypto exchange BTC Markets (BTCM) to provide bank services for Australian crypto investors.

South Korean Court Clears Former Terraform Labs CEO of Security Violations

South Korean Court Clears Former Terraform Labs CEO of Security Violations

A South Korean court dismissed charges of security violations against former Terraform Labs CEO Hyun-seong Shin, ruling that LUNA is not a security under the country's Capital Markets Act. The court rejected the prosecution's appeal for confiscation of Shin's properties and arrest, and stated that Luna is not a financial investment product regulated by the act. However, the prosecution has appealed to the Supreme Court against the verdict of the lower district court.

Goldman Sachs Explores Development of its Own Digital Token

Goldman Sachs Explores Development of its Own Digital Token

Leading global investment bank Goldman Sachs is examining options of creating its own cryptocurrency. The bank has appointed Mathew McDermott as the worldwide head of digital assets to spearhead the realization of this dream.

China Creates New Regulatory Authority for Blockchain Products and Digital Payments

China Creates New Regulatory Authority for Blockchain Products and Digital Payments

Earlier this month, China's President Xi Jinping made announcements on blockchain prompting banks to begin investing in the industry. In line with this, it is reported the next direction will be a new digital currency for citizens in China to use.

Bitfinex: The Crisis Tested Liquid Exchange King for Bitcoin and Ethereum Trading

Bitfinex: The Crisis Tested Liquid Exchange King for Bitcoin and Ethereum Trading

During the March 12 stock market crash instigated by the coronavirus pandemic’s disruption to the world economy, cryptocurrency exchanges experienced a massive sell-off of Bitcoin and Ethereum. When the liquidation panic finally settled down, Bitfinex emerged as one of the few exchanges that had been able to take the extreme volatility in stride.

Why Grayscale's SEC Victory Is Unlikely to Benefit Bitcoin and Crypto Markets in the Long Run

Why Grayscale's SEC Victory Is Unlikely to Benefit Bitcoin and Crypto Markets in the Long Run

The US Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Grayscale Investments, ordering the SEC to review its Bitcoin ETF application. This decision has boosted Bitcoin prices but may not provide long-term benefits due to inconsistent market reactions and declining trading volumes.

Mango Markets Exploiter Avraham Eisenberg Detained Awaiting Trial

Mango Markets Exploiter Avraham Eisenberg Detained Awaiting Trial

Puerto Rico judge detained Mango Markets exploiter Avraham Eisenberg. Bail hearings might result in detention orders. If a court orders detention, the defendant will stay in jail until the case is over or they are freed through bail review. Eisenberg was detained on Dec. 28 for market manipulation and fraud.

Tezos Price Scoop: XTZ/BTC Bounces from Support as Indicators Show Exhausting Selling Pressure

Tezos Price Scoop: XTZ/BTC Bounces from Support as Indicators Show Exhausting Selling Pressure

On Tuesday, during opening trading hours, Tezos's price opened at 1898 satoshis, trading later at a gain of +3.96% at 1970 satoshis. Around 279 million worth of Tezos tokens exchanged hands of the volume during the trading session. Tezos is trading between a daily range of 1891 satoshis to 1985 satoshis.

Understanding the Market Structure of Oil and its Correlation with Bitcoin

Understanding the Market Structure of Oil and its Correlation with Bitcoin

The price of crude oil dropped below zero for the first time in history. With storage facilities filled to the brim and settlement of May futures contract on Tuesday, the price movement has shocked many. In this analysis, we study the recent history of oil, what drives it price and how it affects Bitcoin.

US Crypto Exchange Kraken Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Rally in October

US Crypto Exchange Kraken Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Rally in October

US-based crypto exchange Kraken has released its September 2020 volatility report which predicts that Bitcoin’s price will likely rally in October.

Percentage of Crypto Transaction Volume Used for Crime is Reducing: CipherTrace

Percentage of Crypto Transaction Volume Used for Crime is Reducing: CipherTrace

The growth of the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem is not reflected in the percentage of crypto transaction volumes being used for illicit or fraudulent criminal activities.

Binance Follows Bybit in Appointing Top Compliance Official

Binance Follows Bybit in Appointing Top Compliance Official

Maxwell Baucus, former U.S. senator and ambassador to China, has joined Binance. The top official will become policy advisor and government liaison to the exchange. Given Baucus’s influence in US political circles, the move should support Binance’s expansion efforts within North America, where its Binance US platform operates.

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, the Founder and CIO of Bridgewater Associates asserted that since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the behavior of central banks like the Federal Reserve demonstrates that capital markets are no longer free.

Intercontinental Exchange Plans to Launch Bakkt Bitcoin USD Cash Settled Monthly Futures

Intercontinental Exchange Plans to Launch Bakkt Bitcoin USD Cash Settled Monthly Futures

Singaporean Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced its plan to launch the Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Cash Settled Monthly Futures, the first well-regulated futures platform for cryptocurrencies, on December 9.

TRON Toasts Tether Takeover in Bumper Year for Blockchain Network

TRON Toasts Tether Takeover in Bumper Year for Blockchain Network

2020 will go down as a good year for crypto and a very good year for TRON. While the entire industry came on in leaps and bounds, the progress made within the ever-expanding TRON ecosystem was particularly impressive, giving even its skeptics pause for thought.

Bali-based Ekta Secures $60m from VC GEM

Bali-based Ekta Secures $60m from VC GEM

Bali-based Ekta has secured $60 million in funding from venture capital firm Global Emerging Markets (GEM), despite a downturn in the crypto market.

Fidelity, Schwab, Citadel Securities Launch New Crypto Exchange EDXM

Fidelity, Schwab, Citadel Securities Launch New Crypto Exchange EDXM

The launch of crypto exchange EDX is the latest evidence Wall Street continues entering the digital asset markets despite the crypto winter.

Oxford Law Researchers Call for Strict Cryptocurrency Regulation to Avoid Another Financial Crisis

Oxford Law Researchers Call for Strict Cryptocurrency Regulation to Avoid Another Financial Crisis

Researchers at Oxford University Law Faculty claim that crypto market regulation is mandatory to prevent systemic risk in times of financial crisis.

Former FTX Executive Under Investigation for Potential Campaign Finance Violations

Former FTX Executive Under Investigation for Potential Campaign Finance Violations

Ryan Salame, the former co-CEO of FTX Digital Markets, is reportedly under investigation by U.S. authorities for potential violations of campaign finance law. Salame, along with his girlfriend Michelle Bond, who ran as a Republican candidate for New York’s 1st congressional district in 2022, are at the center of this investigation.

Is Bitcoin’s True Power Being Revealed as COVID-19 Market Crisis Sends Oil Futures Price Below Zero?

Is Bitcoin’s True Power Being Revealed as COVID-19 Market Crisis Sends Oil Futures Price Below Zero?

As WTI crude oil futures plummeted into negative territory, the pioneer cryptocurrency Bitcoin hardly seemed to notice, recording only a minor correction and dipping under 7k.

UK Cryptocurrency Exchanges Adapt to Enhanced Regulatory Standards

UK Cryptocurrency Exchanges Adapt to Enhanced Regulatory Standards

The UK is intensifying regulatory standards for crypto exchanges under the Financial Services and Markets Act, aiming for parity with traditional financial services. Exchanges must comply with stringent risk assessments and finance tests, impacting both domestic and offshore entities.

Bitcoin Billionaire Tyler Winklevoss Pushes BTC Scarcity as 26% of US Dollars Were Printed in 2020

Bitcoin Billionaire Tyler Winklevoss Pushes BTC Scarcity as 26% of US Dollars Were Printed in 2020

Bitcoin billionaire Tyler Winklevoss again made the case for Bitcoin over the US dollar, alluding to the crypto’s scarcity and limitless federal money printing.

US Congress Plans New Provisions for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Markets

US Congress Plans New Provisions for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Markets

The US Congress aims to pass a new bill deciding on data collection for digital commodities contracts and swaps.

BIS Economist Proposes "Embedded Supervision" to Enhance Transparency of Tokenized Markets

BIS Economist Proposes "Embedded Supervision" to Enhance Transparency of Tokenized Markets

Economist Raphael Auer of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has championed distributed ledger technology (DLT) as a way of supervising financial market risks.

New Darknet Markets Launch Despite Exit Scams as Demand Rises for Illicit Goods

New Darknet Markets Launch Despite Exit Scams as Demand Rises for Illicit Goods

Despite the recent amount of exit scams on dark web platforms, the darknet sector has seen increasing growth, with new marketplaces launching every year.

Crypto Markets Waver with $30 Billion in a Bitcoin Sell-Off

Crypto Markets Waver with $30 Billion in a Bitcoin Sell-Off

This bearish triangle pattern exhibited by Bitcoin for the past months reached its lowest- $8000

Bitcoin Takes Black Swan Dive With Markets, Cash Still King as Stablecoin Market Caps Surge

Bitcoin Takes Black Swan Dive With Markets, Cash Still King as Stablecoin Market Caps Surge

The Bitcoin community watched from the edge of their seats as the BTC price briefly sank below to $3,900 before rebounding to between $5,300 and $5,500 in less than 30 minutes this morning.

4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Rises While the Crypto and Stock Markets Drop

4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Rises While the Crypto and Stock Markets Drop

Why does the Bitcoin price continue to rise as the stock market, as well as the overall crypto market experience a drop? Here are four reason why Bitcoin is different.

Russian Citizens Are Using P2P Bitcoin Markets to Escape Monolithic Banking System

Russian Citizens Are Using P2P Bitcoin Markets to Escape Monolithic Banking System

Crypto usage is growing in Russia, despite attempts by the government to make investment more difficult.

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