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The definition of a cryptocurrency is a digital asset containing cryptographic protocols that make transactions secure and immutable. Cryptocurrencies are built on top of distributed ledger technology, blockchain — which allows it to be decentralized and immune to government control and interference. Transactions involving cryptocurrencies involve public and private keys, enabling minimal processing fees, allowing users to be able to make transfers without traditional third-party institutions.

Greenland Financial Holdings to Apply for Virtual Asset Trading License in Hong Kong
Greenland Financial Holdings, a subsidiary of Greenland Group, is planning to apply for a virtual asset trading license in Hong Kong, according to Shanghai Securities News.
QuadrigaCX Bankruptcy Trustee Announces Interim Distribution of Funds
QuadrigaCX's bankruptcy trustee, Ernst & Young, has announced an interim distribution of funds to the exchange's creditors. The announcement was made in consultation with estate inspectors, and a Notice to Affected Users will be posted soon with further details. However, some affected users may receive a Notice of Disallowance of Claim, with the right to appeal.
BRC-20 Tokens Surge in Popularity as Traders Flock to Bitcoin's Latest Token Standard
BRC-20 tokens, the latest token standard on the Bitcoin blockchain, have seen a surge in popularity as traders and investors embrace the novel fungible token. With a market capitalization of over $1 billion and a total trading volume of $207.7 million in the past 24 hours, BRC-20 tokens like ORDI, NALS, VMPX, PEPE, and MEME have experienced significant price variance.
Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds
Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments has launched a new entity, the Grayscale Funds Trust, to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house. The company has also filed a registration statement for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF.
QuadrigaCX Users to Receive Interim Distribution
Users of defunct cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX will receive interim distribution of funds tied to bankruptcy proceedings in the coming weeks. A small number of affected users may receive a Notice of Disallowance of Claim, with the right to appeal. QuadrigaCX owes affected clients an estimated $160 million and trustee Ernst & Young has recovered $34.3 million worth of assets.
Grayscale Files for Three New Crypto ETFs
Grayscale Investments has filed a registration statement with the SEC for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF. Grayscale also announced the launch of its Grayscale Funds Trust to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house.
Binance Adds Bitcoin Ordinals to NFT Marketplace
Binance has announced that it will soon support Bitcoin ordinals, also known as Bitcoin NFTs, on its NFT marketplace. This will expand Binance’s multichain NFT ecosystem to include the Bitcoin network. Bitcoin ordinals have been on the rise, with over 3 million inscriptions as of May 1, but they remain a controversial topic in the crypto community.
Bitget Launches Blockchain4Youth Initiative
Bitget has announced the launch of its new corporate social responsibility project, Blockchain4Youth, which will provide blockchain courses and certifications, host campus lectures in partnership with universities worldwide, and incubate innovative projects by young entrepreneurs. The initiative will commence with a series of campus lectures on Web3 held in universities across Taiwan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Bitget plans to allocate $10 million over five years towards this project.
Coinbase vs SEC: Legal Battle Heats Up
The US Court of Appeals has ordered the SEC to respond to Coinbase’s writ of mandamus within 10 days. The largest US cryptocurrency exchange filed a lawsuit in April requesting regulatory clarity, but has faced increased enforcement and warnings from the SEC, leading to a downgraded rating by Citigroup.
Coinbase executive discovers ChatGPT jailbreak
Coinbase executive Conor Grogan claims to have found a “jailbreak” for AI tool ChatGPT, allowing it to calculate the probability of strange crypto price scenarios. ChatGPT gave a 15% chance that Bitcoin will fall to irrelevancy by 2035, and a 20% chance of the same for Ether.

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