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Bitcoin and Libra’s Ultimate Underlying Value to be Determined by Central Banks, says Ex-RBI Governor

Bitcoin and Libra’s Ultimate Underlying Value to be Determined by Central Banks, says Ex-RBI Governor

Former Indian central bank governor said that Bitcoin and Libra could play a role in a world where central banks are issuing their own digital currencies.

Australian Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in $90 Million Crypto Scam in the U.S.

Australian Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in $90 Million Crypto Scam in the U.S.

An Australian man named Stefan He Qin has pleaded guilty to draining the investor accounts of his New York-based cryptocurrency fund to the tune of $90 million.

Arbitrum Proposes 75 Million ARB Short-Term Incentive Program

Arbitrum Proposes 75 Million ARB Short-Term Incentive Program

Arbitrum ($ARB) Incentives Working Group proposes a Short-Term Incentive Program to distribute 75 million ARB tokens from DAO-funded incentives to active protocols on the Arbitrum network. The program aims to support network growth, experiment with incentive strategies, find new grant models, and collect incentive data for future programs.

Arbitrum One Achieves a Historic $10 Billion TVL Milestone

Arbitrum One Achieves a Historic $10 Billion TVL Milestone

Arbitrum One's recent surge to a $10.22 billion TVL not only marks a major milestone for Ethereum Layer 2 networks but also highlights its growing acceptance and diverse asset portfolio, following a substantial funding journey and robust technology development.

Serbian Citizen Extradited to US to Face Crypto-Related Fraud Charges

Serbian Citizen Extradited to US to Face Crypto-Related Fraud Charges

An accused scammer has arrived in the US from Serbia to face charges that he and other six conspirators involved in a crypto fraud scheme that defrauded investors out of over $70 million.

Cobo Argus Boosts DeFi Strategies Security via Chainlink Price Feeds Integration

Cobo Argus Boosts DeFi Strategies Security via Chainlink Price Feeds Integration

Cobo Argus has integrated Chainlink Price Feeds on Arbitrum mainnet to bolster its automated DeFi strategies, enhancing security and facilitating swift fund withdrawals during token depegs. This collaboration with Chainlink also underscores Cobo Argus's commitment to providing fortified, efficient on-chain DeFi management solutions.

India Taking a Step Towards CBDC After the Debut of its Blockchain-Based Payment System Vajra?

India Taking a Step Towards CBDC After the Debut of its Blockchain-Based Payment System Vajra?

India has been taking multiple stances when it comes to blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as cryptocurrency has not been deemed legal, but not it is not considered illegal either. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) recently designed and adopted a blockchain-based system for automating payment clearing and settlement processes.

Binance Integrates Hashflow (HFT) on Arbitrum One and Wormhole (W) on Ethereum

Binance Integrates Hashflow (HFT) on Arbitrum One and Wormhole (W) on Ethereum

Binance has integrated Hashflow (HFT) on Arbitrum One and Wormhole (W) on Ethereum, opening deposits and withdrawals.

Binance Completes CRV Integration on Arbitrum One and Optimism Networks

Binance Completes CRV Integration on Arbitrum One and Optimism Networks

Binance enables CRV deposits and withdrawals on Arbitrum One and Optimism.

Airdrop Hunters Consolidate Millions Worth of ARB Tokens

Airdrop Hunters Consolidate Millions Worth of ARB Tokens

A blockchain analysis platform revealed that two "super airdrop hunters" consolidated tokens worth $3.3 million from 1,496 wallets into two wallets. One wallet received 1.4 million ARB from 866 addresses, adding all the tokens to Uniswap, while the other received 933,375 ARB from 630 addresses. Community members speculated about the identities behind the wallets, with some praising their efforts and others expressing negative sentiments.

Arbitrum DAO Approves Additional Funding for STIP Proposals

Arbitrum DAO Approves Additional Funding for STIP Proposals

Arbitrum Decentralized Autonomous Organization approves $23.4 million budget increase for STIP, supporting emerging builders and creating welcoming environment for new projects, raising total budget to 71.4 million ARB tokens.

Arbitrum Alert: Whale Moves Nearly 3 Million ARB Tokens into Binance

Arbitrum Alert: Whale Moves Nearly 3 Million ARB Tokens into Binance

A cryptocurrency analyst observed a significant ARB token transaction, with a whale transferring 2,689,046 tokens into Binance and withdrawing 6,750,000 tokens from Binance, OKX, and Coinbase Prime between March 29 and May 17, 2023.

Yearn.finance Appeals to Arbitrage Traders for $1.4 Million in Recovery Funds After Multisig Error

Yearn.finance Appeals to Arbitrage Traders for $1.4 Million in Recovery Funds After Multisig Error

Yearn.finance seeks the return of $1.4 million from traders after a multisignature scripting error drained its treasury.

S Korea's SK Telecom Acquires 35% Stake on Local Crypto Exchange Korbit

S Korea's SK Telecom Acquires 35% Stake on Local Crypto Exchange Korbit

SK Square, an investment company owned by South Korean wireless telecommunications company SK Telecom Co Ltd, has invested 90 billion won (about $75.4 million) in the crypto exchange platform Korbit.

Reddit to Discontinue Blockchain-Based Community Points Program

Reddit to Discontinue Blockchain-Based Community Points Program

Reddit is discontinuing its blockchain-based Community Points program due to scalability issues, moving towards more scalable rewards programs. Despite initial promise, high transaction fees and bandwidth limitations on Ethereum led to a transition to Arbitrum Nova in 2022. However, scaling challenges persisted, prompting the phase-out by early November 2021. The termination caused a significant drop in associated token values. Reddit now focuses on other community incentive programs like the Moderator Rewards Program and the Contributor Program.

Ethereum Layer 2s See Surge in Popularity in Q1 2023

Ethereum Layer 2s See Surge in Popularity in Q1 2023

Alchemy's Q1 2023 report shows Ethereum layer 2 networks, including Optimism, Arbitrum and Polygon, saw a 44% increase in bridged crypto assets compared to Q4 2022, and a 518% increase compared to Q1 2022. The report suggests this growth may have been driven by successful airdrops from Optimism and Arbitrum. Additionally, the deployment of smart contracts related to layer 2s increased by 160% compared to Q1 2022, despite a 30% decrease from Q4 2022.

India Should Ban Cryptocurrencies, Says RBI Deputy

India Should Ban Cryptocurrencies, Says RBI Deputy

India should ban cryptocurrencies as they are related to Ponzi schemes or worse and they pose a threat to financial and macroeconomic stability, a deputy governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said.

Arcade fighting game Battle of Olympus to launch presale for GODLY token on Arbitrum on March 27

Arcade fighting game Battle of Olympus to launch presale for GODLY token on Arbitrum on March 27

Battle of Olympus, an arcade street fighting game, is set to launch the first phase of its presale for its in-game currency $GODLY on Arbitrum on Monday, March 27.

Hope Finance Scam Leaves Prospective DeFi Users Out of Pocket

Hope Finance Scam Leaves Prospective DeFi Users Out of Pocket

Arbitrum-based algorithmic stablecoin startup Hope Finance loses $2 million to a smart contract attack.

Ethereum Layer 2: A Simplified Overview

Ethereum Layer 2: A Simplified Overview

Ethereum Layer 2 projects, such as Optimism, Arbitrum, and zkSync, aim to increase transaction throughput and reduce costs while maintaining security and decentralization properties. L2 solutions operate atop the existing blockchain, allowing for off-chain processing and a more scalable approach. They offer lower transaction costs, improved transaction capacity, and maintained security. Types of L2 solutions include rollups, state channels, and plasma. Projects like Arbitrum, Optimism, and zkSync are pioneering the L2 space, aiming to improve Ethereum's efficiency and scalability.

Warren and Durbin seek answers from Bankman-Fried and FTX's successor

Warren and Durbin seek answers from Bankman-Fried and FTX's successor

Elizabeth Warren and Richard Durbin wrote to the former and current CEOs of FTX. They asked for more information on the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange. They noted "the apparent lack of due diligence by venture capital and other big investment funds". The lawmakers made 13 requests for documents, lists and answers.

WOOFi Exploited on Arbitrum, Swift Response Contains Threat

WOOFi Exploited on Arbitrum, Swift Response Contains Threat

WOOFi, a decentralized exchange, suffered an $8.5 million exploit on Arbitrum due to token price manipulation. The platform swiftly contained the threat and is working to retrieve funds and enhance security.

Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

In December 2023, a significant increase in crypto thefts was triggered by an $81.5 million attack on Orbit Bridge, marking one of the largest attacks on cross-chain bridges in recent years.

Hackers Demand $1 Million in Bitcoin Ransom After Hacking Computer Systems of Insurance Firm

Hackers Demand $1 Million in Bitcoin Ransom After Hacking Computer Systems of Insurance Firm

Israeli’s largest insurance company fell victim to hackers this week and must pay huge amounts of funds in cryptocurrency to regain access to its data.

Reserve Bank of India Advocates for Crypto Ban

Reserve Bank of India Advocates for Crypto Ban

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advocated for a blanket ban to be imposed on the digital currency ecosystem as the central bank believes this nascent asset class poses a threat to the rise of the country as a global power.

Wormhole Foundation Launches STIP Grant with 1.8M ARB to Boost Arbitrum Ecosystem

Wormhole Foundation Launches STIP Grant with 1.8M ARB to Boost Arbitrum Ecosystem

The Wormhole Foundation's STIP Grant, funded by a 1.8M ARB grant from Arbitrum DAO, incentivizes USDC migration to Arbitrum to enhance liquidity and network growth.

Exclusive: Arbitrage - the Key Business Opportunity Brought by Blockchain

Exclusive: Arbitrage - the Key Business Opportunity Brought by Blockchain

Following the latest update of Paxful, Ray took a step back and shared to us his inspiration to set up Paxful and what he learnt from 11 failed startups! He then identified arbitrage as the key business opportunities by blockchain and instead of decentralization, peer to peer should be the core value preposition of Bitcoin!

Reddit Community Points Ready for Ethereum Mainnet through Off-Chain Labs

Reddit Community Points Ready for Ethereum Mainnet through Off-Chain Labs

Off-Chain Labs has announced that it has been selected to help bring the Community Points (CP) initiative of the Reddit social media network onto the Ethereum Mainnet.

Curve Finance Launches MIM/crvUSD Pool on Arbitrum, Bolstering DeFi Ecosystem

Curve Finance Launches MIM/crvUSD Pool on Arbitrum, Bolstering DeFi Ecosystem

Curve Finance's new MIM/crvUSD liquidity pool on Arbitrum marks a significant advancement in DeFi, offering enhanced liquidity and user experience. This strategic move leverages Arbitrum's layer 2 capabilities for faster, cost-effective transactions, underlining Curve's commitment to innovation and community-driven governance.

Arbitrum Foundation Launches its First Grant Program to Foster Ecosystem Growth

Arbitrum Foundation Launches its First Grant Program to Foster Ecosystem Growth

The Arbitrum Foundation has announced the launch of its inaugural grant program, marking a significant step towards fulfilling its mission of fostering ecosystem growth.

India May Imposes 2% "Equalization Levy" on Offshore Crypto Exchanges

India May Imposes 2% "Equalization Levy" on Offshore Crypto Exchanges

According to local media sources in India, the regulator intends to impose a 2% "equalization levy" on investors for cryptocurrency trading services from offshore exchanges that provide services to the Indian market.

Bithumb to Terminate Trading Support for Orbit Chain (ORC)

Bithumb to Terminate Trading Support for Orbit Chain (ORC)

Bithumb, following the decision of the Digital Asset Exchange Joint Consultative Body (DAXA), will terminate trading support for Orbit Chain (ORC) to protect investors. The schedule for trading and withdrawal has been announced.

Tezos Integrates Harbinger Price Oracle As Network Prepares For DeFi

Tezos Integrates Harbinger Price Oracle As Network Prepares For DeFi

Tezos is taking another step towards decentralized finance (DeFi) with a delegated price feed oracle called Harbinger.

Dinari Secures $10M Seed Funding, Expands Crypto Asset Offerings

Dinari Secures $10M Seed Funding, Expands Crypto Asset Offerings

Dinari, a blockchain-based investment platform, secures $10M in seed funding, launches RWAs on Arbitrum, and expands dShare with crypto-themed assets, bridging TradFi and DeFi.

Arbitrum's New ArbOS 11: A Game Changer for Blockchain and Crypto

Arbitrum's New ArbOS 11: A Game Changer for Blockchain and Crypto

The recent implementation of ArbOS 11 by the Arbitrum community introduces key improvements, including EVM Shanghai support and gas efficiency enhancements, fostering optimism in the crypto market for ARB.

India Plans to Ban Private Cryptos like Bitcoin in Favor of National Cryptocurrency

India Plans to Ban Private Cryptos like Bitcoin in Favor of National Cryptocurrency

India plans introducing a new bill to ban private cryptocurrencies as well as introduce a national digital currency.

Arbitrum Foundation Proposes Control of $1 Billion in ARB Tokens

Arbitrum Foundation Proposes Control of $1 Billion in ARB Tokens

The proposed "special grants" program on the Arbitrum blockchain, which would allocate 750 million ARB tokens worth nearly $1 billion to the centralized Arbitrum Foundation without input from token holders, has caused community concerns.

Arbitrum's Governance Token Return Proposal Rejected

Arbitrum's Governance Token Return Proposal Rejected

A proposal to return 700 million ARB governance tokens to Arbitrum's DAO Treasury was rejected by 84% of the total votes received. The proposal was introduced after the Arbitrum Foundation transferred funds without community approval in March.

AI's False Promises: CFTC Warns of Soaring Crypto Scams

AI's False Promises: CFTC Warns of Soaring Crypto Scams

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) alerts the public about the surge in AI-driven crypto scams, emphasizing the technology's inability to predict market trends and the dangers of misleading claims about high returns.

Robinhood Wallet Joins Forces with Arbitrum (ARB) to Enhance Layer 2 Access

Robinhood Wallet Joins Forces with Arbitrum (ARB) to Enhance Layer 2 Access

Robinhood Wallet partners with Arbitrum to offer users seamless swaps on Layer 2, enhancing DeFi accessibility and experience.

KyberSwap announces first ever $ARB token liquidity pools, liquidity mining and trading campaigns on Arbitrum

KyberSwap announces first ever $ARB token liquidity pools, liquidity mining and trading campaigns on Arbitrum

Since launching in 2021, Arbitrum has emerged as one of the most promising Layer 2 solutions, with its ability to scale Ethereum and enable faster and cheaper transactions.

South Korea Top Four Crypto Exchanges Launch Joint Venture To Abide By AML Regulations

South Korea Top Four Crypto Exchanges Launch Joint Venture To Abide By AML Regulations

The heads of Bithumb, Korbit, Coinone, and Upbit signed a memorandum to form a company with a system, which will enable them to adhere to anti-money laundering regulations.

Arbitrum DAO Explores Grants to Boost Web3 Gaming Development

Arbitrum DAO Explores Grants to Boost Web3 Gaming Development

Arbitrum DAO is discussing grants to support Web3 gaming, with phases of development receiving $100,000 to over $1.5 million. This effort aims to capitalize on the growing $272 billion gaming industry, enhance Arbitrum's gaming ecosystem, and position it competitively in the Web3 space.

US Prosecutors Unseal Indictment of $20 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

US Prosecutors Unseal Indictment of $20 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

US prosecutors have recently indicted a group of investment scammers who have orchestrated a cryptocurrency mining fraud following a Ponzi scheme protocol.

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.

Radiant Capital Suffers $4.5M Flash Loan Attack

Radiant Capital Suffers $4.5M Flash Loan Attack

Radiant Capital was hit by a $4.5M flash loan attack due to a known codebase rounding issue, leading to a temporary pause in their Arbitrum market operations.

Multichain Reports Unusual Outflows Worth Over $100M

Multichain Reports Unusual Outflows Worth Over $100M

In the past 12 hours, a large amount of assets has unusually flowed out from Multichain. These assets, which include a variety of cryptocurrencies, have been transferred to the new address: 0x1eed63efba5f81d95bfe37d82c8e736b974f477b. At the time of writing, the net worth of all assets transferred is $102,834,504.

The Reserve Bank of India Clarifies Stance About Crypto Ban

The Reserve Bank of India Clarifies Stance About Crypto Ban

RBI has eased off its harsh grip on crypto activities for banks and other regulated institutions in India.

Arbitrum Activates Account Abstraction Endpoint Support on One and Nova

Arbitrum Activates Account Abstraction Endpoint Support on One and Nova

Arbitrum has officially activated support for the account abstraction endpoint on its One and Nova mainnets, following the successful passage of AIP-2.

Ethereum ERC-4337 Account Abstraction Grant Round Recipients Announced

Ethereum ERC-4337 Account Abstraction Grant Round Recipients Announced

The Ethereum Foundation has awarded grants to 18 teams in its ERC-4337 Account Abstraction grant round, supporting projects focused on ERC-4337. Notable recipients include ZeroDev Kernel, Skandha Bundler, and MynaWallet, which integrates with the Japanese Government-Issued ID Card. These grants promote modularization, diverse blockchain applications, and enhance the Ethereum network's capabilities.

South Korea’s Leading Crypto Exchanges Aid Police in Hunting "Nth Rooms" Blackmail Porn Members

South Korea’s Leading Crypto Exchanges Aid Police in Hunting "Nth Rooms" Blackmail Porn Members

The four primary crypto exchanges in South Korea, namely Coinone, Korbit, Bithumb, and Upbit, have reportedly offered to help police investigate the sexual exploitation of underage girls in the “Nth Rooms” scandal that has sparked a national outcry.

Arbitrum Community Seeks Return of 700 Million ARB Tokens

Arbitrum Community Seeks Return of 700 Million ARB Tokens

The Arbitrum community has proposed the return of 700 million ARB tokens to its DAO Treasury after the Arbitrum Foundation transferred the funds without community approval. The proposal requires the foundation to return the tokens before proceeding with its budget plan, and voting ends on April 14.

US Supreme Court Steps In On Coinbase Customer Contract Dispute

US Supreme Court Steps In On Coinbase Customer Contract Dispute

The US Supreme Court is set to decide on a contract dispute between Coinbase and its customers, potentially impacting user agreement drafting and enforcement in the digital currency trading sector.

Arbitrum's ARB Token Airdrop Triggers OTC Trading

Arbitrum's ARB Token Airdrop Triggers OTC Trading

The announcement of the ARB token airdrop by Arbitrum Foundation has triggered over-the-counter (OTC) trading of the unreleased tokens. ARB marks Arbitrum's official transition into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), giving ARB holders the power to vote on key decisions governing Arbitrum One and Arbitrum Nova. The airdrop will grant 11.5% of the total supply to eligible Arbitrum users and 1.1% to DAOs in the Arbitrum ecosystem.

Ethereum Layer 2s Surpass Prominent Layer 1s in Total Value Locked

Ethereum Layer 2s Surpass Prominent Layer 1s in Total Value Locked

The surge of Layer 2 solutions like Arbitrum, Optimism, and BASE, overtaking Layer 1 blockchains Solana and Avalanche in terms of Total Value Locked (TVL) as of September 25, 2023, highlights the pivotal role of Layer 2s in augmenting the scalability and transactional efficiency of the Ethereum network. The data underscores a growing preference for Layer 2 solutions, demonstrating their potential in enhancing the blockchain technology landscape.

Hackers Steal $500,000 Worth of Tokens from Arbitrum Airdrop

Hackers Steal $500,000 Worth of Tokens from Arbitrum Airdrop

Hackers have reportedly stolen $500,000 worth of tokens from Arbitrum’s airdrop by using vanity addresses to redirect the airdropped tokens to their own addresses. The use of vanity addresses to claim crypto assets has been known to compromise the security of users’ private keys, making it easier for hackers to steal crypto assets.

Arbitrum Foundation Under Fire for Selling ARB Tokens Before Budget Ratification

Arbitrum Foundation Under Fire for Selling ARB Tokens Before Budget Ratification

The Arbitrum Foundation sold ARB tokens before the community ratified the organization's budget, leading to a governance crisis. The Foundation used the tokens for the DAO's operational purposes. The situation calls into question the efficacy of the community governance model and the power dynamics of centralized organizations in decentralized ecosystems.

OKX Ventures Invests in Orbiter Finance's Decentralized Layer 2 Protocol

OKX Ventures Invests in Orbiter Finance's Decentralized Layer 2 Protocol

OKX Ventures invests in Orbiter Finance, a decentralized cross-Layer 2 protocol on Ethereum, aiming to redefine blockchain infrastructure and enhance decentralization.

Police Search of South Korean Coinbit Crypto Exchange Finds 99% Trade Volume Manipulation

Police Search of South Korean Coinbit Crypto Exchange Finds 99% Trade Volume Manipulation

Coinbit, the third-largest crypto exchange in South Korea, has found itself in trouble with the authorities for alleged arbitrage manipulation of the transaction volume.

Arbitrum Airdrop Boosts zkSync Growth

Arbitrum Airdrop Boosts zkSync Growth

Arbitrum's recent airdrop of its governance token has generated significant hype, which has helped another layer-2 scaling solution, zkSync, see significant growth in the last week. Despite not having a native token or announcing any airdrop, zkSync has seen a surge in the number of addresses bridging to its platform, with over 39,000 addresses bridging over $871 million in the last seven days.

Proposal to Return ARB Tokens to Arbitrum DAO Treasury Rejected

Proposal to Return ARB Tokens to Arbitrum DAO Treasury Rejected

A proposal seeking the return of 700 million ARB governance tokens to Arbitrum's DAO treasury was rejected after receiving only 14.5% of the total votes. The proposal called for the foundation to return the tokens as a symbolic gesture to demonstrate the DAO's control over the governance holders. The rejection comes amid a dispute between Arbitrum's community and foundation over its governance proposal AIP-1.

Indian Payment Giant Paytm May Add Crypto Services if Regulations Improves

Indian Payment Giant Paytm May Add Crypto Services if Regulations Improves

Indian payment unicorn Paytm has reiterated its willingness to add Bitcoin and crypto-related services if regulations around the nascent asset class become clearer.

Tim Draper Plans to Capitalize on Indian Cryptocurrency Renaissance

Tim Draper Plans to Capitalize on Indian Cryptocurrency Renaissance

Tim Draper is a billionaire investor best known to the crypto community for his participation in the FBI’s 2014 Silk road auctions where he won thousands of Bitcoin. The venture capitalist has revealed the he is now honing in on India's emerging cryptocurrency sector and hopes to fund many of the region's startups.

S. Korean Exchanges to be Held Accountable for LUNA Crash

S. Korean Exchanges to be Held Accountable for LUNA Crash

According to the latest reports from local media platform Newspim, the top cryptocurrency exchanges are now likely to be held accountable for failing to implement measures to protect investors from the crash.

Co-Founder of AirBit Club Sentenced to 12 Years for Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

Co-Founder of AirBit Club Sentenced to 12 Years for Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

Pablo Renato Rodriguez, co-founder of AirBit Club, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for orchestrating a global cryptocurrency pyramid scheme. Co-defendants await sentencing, and the group has been ordered to forfeit approximately $100 million in assets.

What is Crypto Arbitrage? Trading on Crypto Pricing Imbalances of Exchanges

What is Crypto Arbitrage? Trading on Crypto Pricing Imbalances of Exchanges

Crypto arbitrage is a term used to describe a method of crypto trading that takes advantage of price imbalances for digital assets on exchanges.

India to Test Viability of Digital Rupee to Cut Fees When Trading Securities

India to Test Viability of Digital Rupee to Cut Fees When Trading Securities

The Reserve Bank of India is starting a whole pilot for its Digital Rupee project

Fake Arbitrum Airdrop Scam Circulated on Discord

Fake Arbitrum Airdrop Scam Circulated on Discord

Hackers dropped a phishing link into Arbitrum's Discord server, offering the opportunity to re-claim additional stake in Arbitrum DAO Governance. The link prompted unsuspecting victims to enter personal information, leading to a potential scam. Investors are advised against interacting with the announcement until further clarification from Arbitrum.

Reserve Bank of India Says Banks Are Authorized to Provide Accounts to Cryptocurrency Traders

Reserve Bank of India Says Banks Are Authorized to Provide Accounts to Cryptocurrency Traders

The Reserve Bank of India recently responded to an information query, saying that Indian banks are not prohibited from dealing with crypto businesses.

RBI Releases Publication of CBDC to be Issued in India

RBI Releases Publication of CBDC to be Issued in India

The FinTech department of the Reserved Bank of India (RBI) recently released concept notes on the issuance of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in India.

Arbitrum Bridge: A Comprehensive Guide

Arbitrum Bridge: A Comprehensive Guide

The Arbitrum Bridge is a Layer 2 solution for Ethereum, enabling secure, cost-effective asset transfers to the Arbitrum network. It supports a wide range of assets and networks, ensuring robust security and providing comprehensive troubleshooting guides.

Ethereum's Layer 2s Break New Ground in Scalability

Ethereum's Layer 2s Break New Ground in Scalability

Ethereum has seen a 22% rise in value as of September 2023, largely attributed to the emergence of Layer 2 solutions like BASE by Coinbase, which enhance scalability and user affordability on the network. Leading Layer 2 blockchains, Optimism and Arbitrum, have surpassed major Layer 1 blockchains in Total Value Locked, indicating a growing trust and utilization in the Ethereum ecosystem. Despite centralization concerns, the progressive strides in Layer 2 solutions are poised to bolster Ethereum's standing as a dominant smart contract blockchain.

Arbitrum Community Pilot: Voting on the Distribution of 25 to 45 Million ARB in Long-Term Incentives

Arbitrum Community Pilot: Voting on the Distribution of 25 to 45 Million ARB in Long-Term Incentives

Arbitrum community votes on a pilot program to distribute 25 to 45 million ARB tokens as long-term incentives to protocols on its platform, aiming to enhance ecosystem growth and innovation.

RBI and Central Bank of UAE sign MOU on CBDC bridge

RBI and Central Bank of UAE sign MOU on CBDC bridge

The Reserve Bank of India and the Central Bank of UAE have signed an MOU to collaborate on CBDC interoperability, specifically for the development of a CBDC bridge to facilitate remittances and trade.

Arbitrum Discord Server Hacked for Phishing Attack

Arbitrum Discord Server Hacked for Phishing Attack

Hackers dropped a phishing link on Arbitrum's official Discord server, prompting users to enter personal information. The link misspelled the name of the platform as "Arbtirum." Investors are advised to be cautious of unrealistic claims and deceptions.

TradeSanta Review: Automated Crypto Arbitrage Trading Tools

TradeSanta Review: Automated Crypto Arbitrage Trading Tools

TradeSanta is a cloud cryptocurrency trading software that can be connected to your exchange of choice to automate and execute your trading strategies.

Cross-chain Orbit Bridge allegedly experiences a $82 million exploit

Cross-chain Orbit Bridge allegedly experiences a $82 million exploit

Orbit Chain experienced $81.6 million in financial loss due to unauthorized transactions, involving fake signatures and unauthorized transfers of cryptocurrencies into new wallets.

RBI Says India Will Initially Go for Basic Model For CBDC

RBI Says India Will Initially Go for Basic Model For CBDC

India’s central bank plans to launch a basic model of the CBDC before implementing a more sophisticated version.

Offchain Labs's Arbitrum Stylus Goes Live

Offchain Labs's Arbitrum Stylus Goes Live

Offchain Labs has released the public testnet and code for Arbitrum Stylus, an open-source framework for smart contracts on Arbitrum Nitro chains. The SDK offers 10x improvement in computational speed and 100x improvement in memory efficiency, reducing gas costs and improving smart contract security.

Arbitrum Foundation and Fracton Ventures Ally to Boost Arbitrum Adoption in Japan

Arbitrum Foundation and Fracton Ventures Ally to Boost Arbitrum Adoption in Japan

The Arbitrum Foundation has formed a strategic partnership with Fracton Ventures to launch Arbitrum Japan, aiming to accelerate blockchain technology adoption and expand the Arbitrum ecosystem in the country. This alliance is poised to generate new business avenues, especially in finance and entertainment sectors, and bolster community engagement through educational initiatives.

The Reserve Bank of India is Expanding CBDC While Dismissing Privately Issued Stablecoins

The Reserve Bank of India is Expanding CBDC While Dismissing Privately Issued Stablecoins

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to increase the number of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) transactions to one million per day by the end of 2023, according to Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar.

Scammers Target Australians in Cryptocurrency Call Center Scheme

Scammers Target Australians in Cryptocurrency Call Center Scheme

An Israeli-run cryptocurrency fraud targets Australians, according to a raid on Eastern European scam call centers.

India’s Central Bank Clears the Air on Cryptocurrencies not Being Outlawed

India’s Central Bank Clears the Air on Cryptocurrencies not Being Outlawed

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has stated that it had not prohibited cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Bitcoin, in the nation as it only highlighted the risks linked to crypto trading to regulated entities like banks.

India’s Central Bank Aims to Undo the Supreme Court Ruling on Lifting the Crypto Ban

India’s Central Bank Aims to Undo the Supreme Court Ruling on Lifting the Crypto Ban

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has planned to report a review petition on the recent Supreme Court’s cryptocurrency ruling, according to the Economic Times.

India’s Supreme Court Turned the Tables on Crypto Ban in Landmark Ruling

India’s Supreme Court Turned the Tables on Crypto Ban in Landmark Ruling

In a momentous ruling, India’s Supreme Court has lifted the ban made by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, on banks and other regulated entities dealing with cryptocurrencies. The court noted that preventing regulated entities from offering banking services to crypto trading stakeholders did not hold any water.

How the New Crypto Law in India Could Play Out

How the New Crypto Law in India Could Play Out

After the celebration seen in India’s Supreme Court as the verdict was given against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its action of restricting financial institutions from providing banking services to cryptocurrency-based businesses, interested parties are wondering how the recent news will play out.

India's Central Bank Slammed with a Two Week Crypto Ban Ultimatum

India's Central Bank Slammed with a Two Week Crypto Ban Ultimatum

India's central bank has been slammed by the nation's supreme court about the stance it took in banning cryptocurrency business. It was given two weeks to give a concrete response to justify its actions.

India Considers New Law to End Crypto Trading Despite Numerous Overturns by the Supreme Court

India Considers New Law to End Crypto Trading Despite Numerous Overturns by the Supreme Court

The Indian government is planning to bring in a new law to ban cryptocurrency trading, following the prohibition of banks and financial services to provide services related to crypto.

India’s Government Plans to Bring Back Law to Ban Cryptocurrencies

India’s Government Plans to Bring Back Law to Ban Cryptocurrencies

A report revealed that the Finance Ministry is now inviting other ministries to have a discussion of its earlier draft on the crypto ban introduced a year ago.

Crypto Clarity for Ripple's XRP not only Missing in the US but also in India

Crypto Clarity for Ripple's XRP not only Missing in the US but also in India

Ripple faces regulatory hurdles for XRP in the United States, but that may not be the only place where XRP operations are not welcome.

The Reserve Bank of India Has its Eyes on CBDC

The Reserve Bank of India Has its Eyes on CBDC

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India says the monetary authority is “very much in the game” to launch a CBDC.

Indian Crypto Exchanges Seek Clarity on Legal Status and Taxability from the Reserve Bank of India

Indian Crypto Exchanges Seek Clarity on Legal Status and Taxability from the Reserve Bank of India

Crypto exchanges and companies in India are still seeking regulatory clarity and tax status from the Reserve Bank of India following a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the crypto industry earlier this year. India’s Supreme Court reversed the ban placed by the central bank on financial institutions offering crypto-related banking services. It is two months after lifting the ban, crypto exchanges and firms are now seeking clarification regarding the nature of their operations.

When China Yuan Sneezes, Bitcoin Wears a Mask

When China Yuan Sneezes, Bitcoin Wears a Mask

My thesis continues to be that larger accounts (i.e. whales who own > 1000 BTC) have started to liquidate (which I shared yesterday that this number have continued to decline for the past two weeks), and potentially chase/re-allocate into equities.

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