Dogecoin, Solana Lead Crypto Majors Plunge as Bitcoin Falls Below $66K

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2024. Jun. 18. 07:14

Dogecoin, Solana Lead Crypto Majors Plunge as Bitcoin Falls Below $66K Few catalysts to prop up markets in the near-term are likely weighing down token prices, one trader said.

Protocol Village: Synthetix Launches on Arbitrum, Adding to Chains Beyond Ethereum

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2024. Jun. 18. 01:31

Protocol Village: Synthetix Launches on Arbitrum, Adding to Chains Beyond Ethereum The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the period of June 13-19.

'DJT' Solana Token Surges on Unconfirmed Report Trump's Behind It

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2024. Jun. 17. 23:59

'DJT' Solana Token Surges on Unconfirmed Report Trump's Behind It The former president's son Barron is spearheading the project, Pirate Wires reported on X, without naming its sources.

PoliFi Tokens Down Double Digits on Claims DJT Token Has Trump's Backing

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2024. Jun. 17. 23:59

PoliFi Tokens Down Double Digits on Claims DJT Token Has Trump's Backing The former president's son Barron is spearheading the project, Pirate Wires reported on X, without naming its sources.

Trump and Biden Likely Won't Shake Hands at Debate, Prediction Market Says

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2024. Jun. 17. 22:07

Trump and Biden Likely Won't Shake Hands at Debate, Prediction Market Says Meanwhile, there's a prediction market on whether the U.K. newspaper The Guardian will correct an article about prediction markets.

ZKsync Airdrop of 'ZK' Token Puts Initial Market Cap Near $800M

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2024. Jun. 17. 20:33

ZKsync Airdrop of 'ZK' Token Puts Initial Market Cap Near $800M The layer-2 blockchain ZKsync, has kicked off its highly anticipated airdrop of its ZK token, with 45% of the tokens already claimed.

Bitcoin Bounces to $67K with BTC Miners Rallying 5%-10%; XRP Leads Altcoins

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2024. Jun. 17. 19:41

Bitcoin Bounces to $67K with BTC Miners Rallying 5%-10%; XRP Leads Altcoins As bitcoin's volatility is nearing historically low levels, the crypto market is in need of news or catalysts to bring traders to action, one market participant noted.

Telecom Giant and T-Mobile Parent Deutsche Telekom Plans to Mine Bitcoin

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2024. Jun. 17. 17:17

Telecom Giant and T-Mobile Parent Deutsche Telekom Plans to Mine Bitcoin The company revealed that its also running Bitcoin and Lightning network nodes.

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund

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2024. Jun. 17. 17:08

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the period of June 13-19.

Crypto Trading Firm Cumberland Acquires New York's BitLicense

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2024. Jun. 17. 16:58

Crypto Trading Firm Cumberland Acquires New York's BitLicense The firm said it's one of the only principal trading firms to hold the state's crypto license.

ZKsync Airdrop of 'ZK' Token Puts Initial Market Cap Near $900M

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2024. Jun. 17. 16:24

ZKsync Airdrop of 'ZK' Token Puts Initial Market Cap Near $900M The layer-2 blockchain ZKsync, has kicked off its highly anticipated airdrop of its ZK token, with 45% of the tokens already claimed.

Australian Securities Exchange Gives Its First Approval of a Spot Bitcoin Listing to VanEck

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2024. Jun. 17. 14:36

Australian Securities Exchange Gives Its First Approval of a Spot Bitcoin Listing to VanEck The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), which accounts for 90% of Australia’s equity market, has approved its first spot-bitcoin {BTC} exchange-traded fund (ETF), according to a blog from the issuer VanEck.

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund

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2024. Jun. 17. 14:34

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the period of June 13-19.

Tether Debuts New 'Synthetic' Dollar Backed by Tokenized Gold in Tokenization Push

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2024. Jun. 17. 14:18

Tether Debuts New 'Synthetic' Dollar Backed by Tokenized Gold in Tokenization Push Users can mint new tokens using the company's new Alloy platform, which will be part of Tether's upcoming tokenization venture, CEO Paolo Ardoino said.

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund

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2024. Jun. 17. 13:51

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the period of June 13-19.

U.S. SEC's Crypto Enforcer David Hirsch Quits

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2024. Jun. 17. 13:26

U.S. SEC's Crypto Enforcer David Hirsch Quits David Hirsch, a senior member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission crypto oversight unit has left the organization, he posted on LinkedIn on Monday.

First Mover Americas: Crypto Majors Subdued After Fed's Hawkish Stance

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2024. Jun. 17. 12:21

First Mover Americas: Crypto Majors Subdued After Fed's Hawkish Stance The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 17, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Bitcoin Investment Products Saw Over $600M in Outflows Last Week: CoinShares

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2024. Jun. 17. 11:16

Bitcoin Investment Products Saw Over $600M in Outflows Last Week: CoinShares Crypto markets have been laid low by a hawkish stance on interest rate cuts by the FOMC.

U.S.-Listed Bitcoin Miners Reached Record Total Market Cap of $22.8B in June: JPMorgan

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2024. Jun. 17. 10:40

U.S.-Listed Bitcoin Miners Reached Record Total Market Cap of $22.8B in June: JPMorgan Mining stocks outperformed bitcoin in the first half of the month as investors reacted positively to news of Core Scientific’s AI deal with CoreWeave, the report said.

Financial Stability Board to Extend Its Work on Stablecoin Risks in Emerging and Developing Economies

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2024. Jun. 17. 08:55

Financial Stability Board to Extend Its Work on Stablecoin Risks in Emerging and Developing Economies The Financial Stability Board (FSB) said it will undertake further work to consider the challenges associated with risks of global stablecoin arrangements in emerging and developing economies.

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund

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2024. Jun. 16. 20:58

Protocol Village: Polkadot Community Approves 'Jam' Architecture, $65M Development Fund The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the period of June 13-19.

South Africa Re-Elects Cyril Ramaphosa of the ANC as President

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2024. Jun. 14. 21:51

South Africa Re-Elects Cyril Ramaphosa of the ANC as President South African president Cyril Ramaphosa of the African National Congress (ANC) party was re-elected on Friday, and will lead the country's first multi-party coalition government.

Two Men Charged With Running Darknet Marketplace Empire Market

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2024. Jun. 14. 21:30

Two Men Charged With Running Darknet Marketplace Empire Market Federal prosecutors in Illinois have charged two men with owning and operating Empire Market, a darknet marketplace, according to court documents filed Friday.

Mass Adoption Would Ruin Crypto. Keep It a Niche

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2024. Jun. 14. 19:04

Mass Adoption Would Ruin Crypto. Keep It a Niche There is an unavoidable tension between the aims of decentralization and onboarding everyday users.

Bitcoin Plunges to $65K, Altcoins Bleed 10%-20% as Week Turns Ugly

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2024. Jun. 14. 17:15

Bitcoin Plunges to $65K, Altcoins Bleed 10%-20% as Week Turns Ugly BTC plummeted more than 2% in an hour to $65,200 during the U.S. trading session from around the $67,000 area. The leading crypto was down 7.5% over the past seven days

MicroStrategy Increases Convertible Note Offering by 40% to $700M in Bitcoin Splurge

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2024. Jun. 14. 14:38

MicroStrategy Increases Convertible Note Offering by 40% to $700M in Bitcoin Splurge The proceedings of the issuance will be used to acquire more bitcoin and for general corporate affairs.

Protocol Village: Manta Foundation Launches $50M EcoFund and Ecosystem Grant Program

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2024. Jun. 14. 14:33

Protocol Village: Manta Foundation Launches $50M EcoFund and Ecosystem Grant Program The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the period of June 13-19.

Drake on Brink of $1M Bitcoin Loss as NHL and NBA Bets Sour

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2024. Jun. 14. 14:30

Drake on Brink of $1M Bitcoin Loss as NHL and NBA Bets Sour Canadian singer Drake is on the cusp of losing $1 million worth of crypto after he placed two individual $500,000 bets on the Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Mavericks to win their respective Stanley Cup and NBA finals.

DeFi Heavyweight Curve Focused on Becoming ‘Safest’ Lending Platform, Founder Says

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2024. Jun. 14. 12:39

DeFi Heavyweight Curve Focused on Becoming ‘Safest’ Lending Platform, Founder Says Curve founder Michael Egorov’s $100 million in loans taken from various protocols using Curve’s CRV tokens started to automatically liquidate on Thursday, sending the token down as much as 30% before it briefly recovered.

First Mover: Bitcoin Struggles Near $67,000 as Cryptos Lag Behind Stocks

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2024. Jun. 14. 12:14

First Mover: Bitcoin Struggles Near $67,000 as Cryptos Lag Behind Stocks The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 14, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Nigeria Drops Tax Charges Against Binance Executives

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2024. Jun. 14. 11:19

Nigeria Drops Tax Charges Against Binance Executives The executives, Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, are still named in a money-laundering case.

Bitcoin Traders See Short-Term Bearish Target at $60K as Miners Pare Holdings

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2024. Jun. 14. 11:17

Bitcoin Traders See Short-Term Bearish Target at $60K as Miners Pare Holdings Persistent testing of the lows sets the bears up for quick success with their next target at $60,000, one trader said.

More Central Banks Are Exploring a CBDC, BIS Survey Finds

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2024. Jun. 14. 11:08

More Central Banks Are Exploring a CBDC, BIS Survey Finds There's a greater chance of a wholesale CBDC being issued within six years than a retail one, according to the report.

Taiwan Crypto Advocacy Body Becomes Formally Active With 24 Entities

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2024. Jun. 14. 10:16

Taiwan Crypto Advocacy Body Becomes Formally Active With 24 Entities Taiwan's crypto advocacy body, the Taiwan Virtual Asset Service Provider Association, has been formally established and the founding meeting held with 24 cryptocurrency-related entities.

Here's Why Bitcoin's Not Keeping Pace With Nasdaq

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2024. Jun. 14. 09:53

Here's Why Bitcoin's Not Keeping Pace With Nasdaq Bitcoin has declined 6% in one week even as Nasdaq rallies to fresh record highs.

Bitcoin Could Hit $1M Within 10 Years, Bernstein Says as It Initiates Coverage of MicroStrategy

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2024. Jun. 14. 08:42

Bitcoin Could Hit $1M Within 10 Years, Bernstein Says as It Initiates Coverage of MicroStrategy The broker initiated coverage of the stock with an outperform rating and a $2,890 price target.

Bitcoin ETFs See $226M Outflows Led by Fidelity’s FBTC

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2024. Jun. 14. 08:14

Bitcoin ETFs See $226M Outflows Led by Fidelity’s FBTC BlackRock’s IBIT was the only ETF posting a net inflow on Thursday, while most of the funds recorded outflows.

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Joins Anchorage Digital’s Board of Directors

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2024. Jun. 13. 22:59

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Joins Anchorage Digital’s Board of Directors Crypto custody firm Anchorage Digital has added Connie Shoemaker, a former Goldman Sachs executive, to its board of directors.

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Joins Anchorage Digital Bank’s Board of Directors

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2024. Jun. 13. 22:59

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Joins Anchorage Digital Bank’s Board of Directors Crypto custody firm Anchorage Digital has added Connie Shoemaker, a former Goldman Sachs executive, to its board of directors.

U.S. Judge Signs Off on $4.5B Terraform-Do Kwon Settlement With SEC

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2024. Jun. 13. 21:33

U.S. Judge Signs Off on $4.5B Terraform-Do Kwon Settlement With SEC The settlement bans Kwon and Terraform Labs from buying and selling crypto asset securities while agreeing to pay $4.5 billion in disgorgement, prejudgement interest, and civil penalties.

HLG Down Over 60% as Exploiter Mints 1 Billion New Tokens

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2024. Jun. 13. 20:53

HLG Down Over 60% as Exploiter Mints 1 Billion New Tokens The team behind the Holograph (HLG) said they have patched the exploit and is working with centralized exchanges to freeze accounts affiliated with the exploiter

Protocol Village: Manta Foundation Launches $50M EcoFund and Ecosystem Grand Program

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2024. Jun. 13. 19:49

Protocol Village: Manta Foundation Launches $50M EcoFund and Ecosystem Grand Program The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the period of June 13-19.

Assured Spot Ether ETF Approval Fails to Stir Slumping Crypto Market

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2024. Jun. 13. 16:07

Assured Spot Ether ETF Approval Fails to Stir Slumping Crypto Market SEC Chair Gary Gensler said he expected the new vehicles to have won full approval by the end of the summer.

Crypto for Advisors: Advisors and Crypto

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2024. Jun. 13. 16:00

Crypto for Advisors: Advisors and Crypto In today's Crypto for Advisors newsletter, Adam Blumberg shares the key highlights and trends from the recent FA/RIA at the Consensus 2024 conference.

Bitcoin Mining Stabilizes Power Grids Strained by AI Data Centers

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2024. Jun. 13. 15:39

Bitcoin Mining Stabilizes Power Grids Strained by AI Data Centers Bitcoin miners help expand the use of renewable energy and balance energy networks, says Ryan Condron, co-founder of Lumerin.

EU Body Publishes Final Draft Technical Standards for Prudential Matters: MiCA

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2024. Jun. 13. 15:35

EU Body Publishes Final Draft Technical Standards for Prudential Matters: MiCA The European Banking Authority (EBA) published on Thursday the final draft technical standards on prudential matters for firms to comply with that fall under the markets in crypto assets (MICA) legislation.

Ether ETFs Should Be Fully Approved by September, Says SEC Chair Gensler

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2024. Jun. 13. 15:04

Ether ETFs Should Be Fully Approved by September, Says SEC Chair Gensler U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler said that the final approvals for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) trading Ethereum's ether {{ETH}} should be finished this summer, he told senators in a budget hearing on Thursday.

Swiss Regulator Shutters Crypto-Linked FlowBank, Begins Bankruptcy Process

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2024. Jun. 13. 15:02

Swiss Regulator Shutters Crypto-Linked FlowBank, Begins Bankruptcy Process FINMA announced Thursday that FlowBank’s minimum capital requirements were found to have been “significantly and seriously breached.”

Early Buyers of Andrew Tate’s DADDY Meme Coin Apparently Sitting on $45M in Unrealized Value

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2024. Jun. 13. 14:45

Early Buyers of Andrew Tate’s DADDY Meme Coin Apparently Sitting on $45M in Unrealized Value There is no evidence to show Tate sold tokens from his doxxed wallets, but some supposed “insider” buying activity before the token’s promotion on X shows too much of the token in too little hands.

White House Expected to Nominate CFTC Commissioners to FDIC, Treasury Roles: Reports

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2024. Jun. 13. 14:24

White House Expected to Nominate CFTC Commissioners to FDIC, Treasury Roles: Reports The White House is expected to nominate Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero as the next Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair media outlets have reported.

In Defense of Fundamental Analysis Amid Memecoin Mania

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2024. Jun. 13. 14:14

In Defense of Fundamental Analysis Amid Memecoin Mania Engaging in memecoin markets without thorough analysis and a clear understanding of the risks involved is effectively gambling, not investing, says Jupiter Zheng, partner at HashKey Capital.

Crypto Markets Have Seen $12B of Net Inflows This Year, JPMorgan Says

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2024. Jun. 13. 14:12

Crypto Markets Have Seen $12B of Net Inflows This Year, JPMorgan Says Most of the $16 billion inflow into spot bitcoin ETFs since their launch likely came from existing digital wallets on exchanges, the report said.

Blockchains Are Revolutionizing Public Goods Funding

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2024. Jun. 13. 13:45

Blockchains Are Revolutionizing Public Goods Funding Rewriting how capital flows through society is arguably the biggest unlock in crypto. As blockchains compete for market share, we’re begging to see rapid experimentation with novel forms of funding that grow ecosystems, says Sophia Dew.

Consensys Helps Decentralize Hollywood With Film.io and VillageDAO Partnership

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2024. Jun. 13. 13:00

Consensys Helps Decentralize Hollywood With Film.io and VillageDAO Partnership Film.io is the first partner to join VillageDAO, a smart contract framework and service provider for Web3 communities.

NEAR Foundation Forms Nuffle Labs With $13M in Funding

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2024. Jun. 13. 13:00

NEAR Foundation Forms Nuffle Labs With $13M in Funding The spinout is aimed at advancing NEAR's modularity and bringing more decentralized development to the ecosystem.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Holds $67K, CRV Slides

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2024. Jun. 13. 12:02

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Holds $67K, CRV Slides The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 13, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Australia's Treasury to Include Stablecoin Rules in Crypto Bill Draft, ASIC's Warning For Crypto Entities

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2024. Jun. 13. 11:06

Australia's Treasury to Include Stablecoin Rules in Crypto Bill Draft, ASIC's Warning For Crypto Entities Australia's regulators have provided rare updates on their plans for the digital assets sector, including plans to introduce a draft framework for stablecoins and hinted that more enforcement is on its way against unlicensed entities during an event in Sydney on Wednesday.

Paxos Cuts 20% of Staff: Reports

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2024. Jun. 13. 10:01

Paxos Cuts 20% of Staff: Reports Bloomberg report says the company will have an increased focus on tokenization.

ERCOT CEO: Texas' Power Grid Needs Larger Increase Than Expected to Handle AI, Bitcoin Mining

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2024. Jun. 13. 09:59

ERCOT CEO: Texas' Power Grid Needs Larger Increase Than Expected to Handle AI, Bitcoin Mining The Electric Reliability Council of Texas' CEO said in Senate testimony that the state's grid capacity will need to double in the next decade to handle demand, while the Lieutenant Governor of Texas says more scrutiny is coming for this industry.

DeFi Giant Curve Roiled as Founder's Loans Get Liquidated; CRV Slides 30%

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2024. Jun. 13. 08:57

DeFi Giant Curve Roiled as Founder's Loans Get Liquidated; CRV Slides 30% Addresses tied to Curve founder Michael Egorov are borrowing nearly $100 million in various stablecoins against $140 million in curve tokens.

Stick With Bitcoin, 10x Research Says After Fed Predicts Just One Rate Cut For 2024

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2024. Jun. 13. 07:33

Stick With Bitcoin, 10x Research Says After Fed Predicts Just One Rate Cut For 2024 ETF inflows resumed Wednesday as U.S. inflation came in lower-than-expected.

Trump's Appeal to Bitcoin Miners Is a Wakeup Call for Crypto to Stay Apolitical

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2024. Jun. 12. 20:07

Trump's Appeal to Bitcoin Miners Is a Wakeup Call for Crypto to Stay Apolitical It may seem like the industry is finally getting the political support it needs. But proceed with caution.

The Protocol: How Optimism Filled in Its Missing Tooth

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2024. Jun. 12. 18:18

The Protocol: How Optimism Filled in Its Missing Tooth In this week's newsletter, we delve into the Ethereum layer-2 network Optimism's delivery of "fault proofs," a piece of functionality that was glaringly missing even though it was at the heart of the project's security setup.

Protocol Village: Aethir, for Sourcing GPUs, Launches Decentralized Cloud on Ethereum

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2024. Jun. 12. 17:12

Protocol Village: Aethir, for Sourcing GPUs, Launches Decentralized Cloud on Ethereum The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For June 10 - June 12.

Fringe to Forefront: the Institutional Embrace of Digital Assets

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2024. Jun. 12. 15:46

Fringe to Forefront: the Institutional Embrace of Digital Assets Bitcoin and other major assets offer unique advantages to investors seeking growth and diversification, says Jason Leibowitz.

What ETF Approval Could Mean for Ethereum

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2024. Jun. 12. 15:45

What ETF Approval Could Mean for Ethereum The SEC’s recent decision sets Ethereum up for success in numerous new ways, says Ilan Solot, Senior Global Markets Strategist, Marex Solutions.

Bitcoin Miners Cash in on BTC Rally as Exchange Transfers Hit Two-Month High

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2024. Jun. 12. 15:39

Bitcoin Miners Cash in on BTC Rally as Exchange Transfers Hit Two-Month High Transfers from bitcoin {{BTC}} mining pools to exchanges reached a two-month high this week as BTC hovered around its local high $70,000.

Bitcoin Miners Cash in on BTC Rally as Crypto Exchange Transfers Hit Two-Month High

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2024. Jun. 12. 15:39

Bitcoin Miners Cash in on BTC Rally as Crypto Exchange Transfers Hit Two-Month High Transfers from bitcoin {{BTC}} mining pools to exchanges reached a two-month high this week as BTC hovered around its local high $70,000.

Protocol Village: Aethir, for Sourcing GPUs, Launches Decentralized Cloud on Ethereum

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2024. Jun. 12. 14:44

Protocol Village: Aethir, for Sourcing GPUs, Launches Decentralized Cloud on Ethereum The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For June 10 - June 12.

Should Banks Be Crime Fighters? The Hidden (and Not So Hidden) Costs

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2024. Jun. 12. 14:38

Should Banks Be Crime Fighters? The Hidden (and Not So Hidden) Costs Pointlessly onerous anti-money laundering rules lead to debanking of individuals and even entire regions, just as “financial inclusion” is thrown around as a social objective. We need a viable alternative, says Noelle Acheson.

U.S. CPI Was Flat in May, Beating Expectations; Bitcoin Rises to $69.2K

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2024. Jun. 12. 12:42

U.S. CPI Was Flat in May, Beating Expectations; Bitcoin Rises to $69.2K Stubbornly high inflation readings in the past months curbed rate cut expectations weighing on asset prices.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Stabilizes Amid Further ETF Outflows

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2024. Jun. 12. 12:00

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Stabilizes Amid Further ETF Outflows The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 12. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Crypto and Artificial Intelligence Could be a $20 Trillion Megatrend, Bitwise Says

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2024. Jun. 12. 11:55

Crypto and Artificial Intelligence Could be a $20 Trillion Megatrend, Bitwise Says The two industries could add a collective $20 trillion to global GDP by 2030, the report said.

MetaMask Adds 'Pooled Staking' for Cheaper Ethereum Validation

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2024. Jun. 12. 10:00

MetaMask Adds 'Pooled Staking' for Cheaper Ethereum Validation The new feature aims to expand the accessibility of staking, which previously required an investment north of $100,000. But the project is still missing features offered by other staking platforms.

U.S. CPI and Fed Meeting: Things to Watch Out as BTC Nurses Losses

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2024. Jun. 12. 09:50

U.S. CPI and Fed Meeting: Things to Watch Out as BTC Nurses Losses BTC has come under pressure in the lead up to the key events that could influence Fed rate cut expectations.

Zimbabwe Is Seeking Comments on the Crypto Industry: Report

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2024. Jun. 12. 09:41

Zimbabwe Is Seeking Comments on the Crypto Industry: Report Zimbabwe is seeking comments from the crypto industry as it tries to understand the sector more.

Crypto Hacks Net $19B Since 2011 and Illegal Activity on Blockchain Is Still Growing

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2024. Jun. 12. 09:00

Crypto Hacks Net $19B Since 2011 and Illegal Activity on Blockchain Is Still Growing Almost $19 billion worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen in thefts dating back to 2011 as the industry continues to grapple with rising blockchain-related crime, according a report from Crystal Intelligence.

Bitcoin ETFs See $200M Net Outflows in Fed, CPI Jitters

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2024. Jun. 12. 07:56

Bitcoin ETFs See $200M Net Outflows in Fed, CPI Jitters The eleven ETFs recorded $200 million in net outflows on Tuesday, the highest since May 1 figures of $580 million.

Donald Trump Says He Wants All Remaining Bitcoin to Be 'Made in USA'

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2024. Jun. 12. 06:11

Donald Trump Says He Wants All Remaining Bitcoin to Be 'Made in USA' Early Tuesday Trump met executives from Nasdaq-listed bitcoin mining firm CleanSpark Inc. and Riot Platforms.

In Conversation With Brian Nelson

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2024. Jun. 12. 04:30

In Conversation With Brian Nelson Last October, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) – the U.S. Treasury Department's money laundering watchdog – announced a proposal to label crypto mixers as a "primary money laundering" concern, a move that alarmed a broad swath of the crypto industry. Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson addressed this move and more at CoinDesk's Consensus 2024 last month in Austin, Texas on stage. The following transcript has been lightly edited (and the bulk of my questions have been slimmed down to their gist).

Protocol Village: Biconomy's 'Delegated Authorization Network' for AI Agents Relies on EigenLayer

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2024. Jun. 12. 01:47

Protocol Village: Biconomy's 'Delegated Authorization Network' for AI Agents Relies on EigenLayer The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For June 10 - June 12.

Protocol Village: Biconomy's 'Delegated Authorization Network' for AI Agents Relies on EigenLayer

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2024. Jun. 12. 00:56

Protocol Village: Biconomy's 'Delegated Authorization Network' for AI Agents Relies on EigenLayer The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For June 10 - June 12.

Protocol Village: Biconomy's 'Delegated Authorization Network' for AI Agents Relies on EigenLayer

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2024. Jun. 11. 21:34

Protocol Village: Biconomy's 'Delegated Authorization Network' for AI Agents Relies on EigenLayer The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For June 10 - June 17.

Funding Open-Source Generative AI With Crypto

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2024. Jun. 11. 19:14

Funding Open-Source Generative AI With Crypto Crypto infrastructure could help address one of the biggest challenges in open source generative AI, says Jesus Rodriguez.

Be Warned, AI Crypto Scams Are on the Rise

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2024. Jun. 11. 17:18

Be Warned, AI Crypto Scams Are on the Rise A recent Elliptic report found five ways AI is being used to rob crypto users.

Bitcoin Pullback to $66K Triggers $250M in Crypto Liquidations as Traders Brace for 'Wild Wednesday' of FOMC, CPI Report

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2024. Jun. 11. 17:11

Bitcoin Pullback to $66K Triggers $250M in Crypto Liquidations as Traders Brace for 'Wild Wednesday' of FOMC, CPI Report Tomorrow's Fed "dot plot" of interest rate projection and forward guidance by Chairman Powell will be key for what's next for the digital asset market, K33 Research said.

Will Trump Trounce Biden? Polymarket Traders Are Betting on It.

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2024. Jun. 11. 16:49

Will Trump Trounce Biden? Polymarket Traders Are Betting on It. With a 56% chance of winning, according to the prediction market's traders, the former president has a 22-point lead over the incumbent, far bigger than what the polls indicate.

Crypto Mixers, Privacy Coins, Layer 2s Complicate Tracing for Law Enforcement, EU Innovation Hub Says

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2024. Jun. 11. 16:01

Crypto Mixers, Privacy Coins, Layer 2s Complicate Tracing for Law Enforcement, EU Innovation Hub Says Separately, France's markets regulator said crypto remains a high risk for money laundering.

TipLink Aims for Crypto Newcomers With Google-Powered Solana Wallet

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2024. Jun. 11. 15:41

TipLink Aims for Crypto Newcomers With Google-Powered Solana Wallet "It unlocks the rest of the world for easy onboarding," said CEO Ian Krotinsky.

Metaplanet Discloses $1.6M BTC Purchase; Shares Jump 10%

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2024. Jun. 11. 14:31

Metaplanet Discloses $1.6M BTC Purchase; Shares Jump 10% Japanese investment firm Metaplanet has disclosed an additional bitcoin {{BTC}} purchase worth 250 million yen ($1.58 million), taking its total holdings up to 141 BTC ($9.4 million).

Polygon Creates New Grants Program, 1B POL Unlocked Over 10 Years

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2024. Jun. 11. 14:00

Polygon Creates New Grants Program, 1B POL Unlocked Over 10 Years The program will tap into funds made available by Polygon’s Community Treasury, and the team shared that roughly 100 million POL tokens will be given out each year.

Lido Introduces 'Restaking Vaults' in Collaboration with Symbiotic, Mellow Finance

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2024. Jun. 11. 13:52

Lido Introduces 'Restaking Vaults' in Collaboration with Symbiotic, Mellow Finance The launch comes after restaking platform EigenLayer started to threaten Lido's dominance in Ethereum DeFi.

What Do the EU Election Results Mean for Digital Assets?

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2024. Jun. 11. 13:25

What Do the EU Election Results Mean for Digital Assets? Centrist parties hold power, but a right-wing majority is active on polarizing issues. The crypto industry needs to choose what it stands for, and with whom it wants to work, says Dea Markova.

Maybe Old-Fashioned Venture Capital Wasn't So Bad After All

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2024. Jun. 11. 13:00

Maybe Old-Fashioned Venture Capital Wasn't So Bad After All It often seems crypto investors aren’t in alignment with the projects they invest in. Maybe it’s because tokens are changing how venture capital works.

Crypto Exchange Crypto.com Secures Spot on Ireland's Virtual Assets Service Provider Register

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2024. Jun. 11. 12:12

Crypto Exchange Crypto.com Secures Spot on Ireland's Virtual Assets Service Provider Register The company has also received approval in Dubai, U.K., the Netherlands and Spain.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Falls Below $67K as ETFs' Inflows Streak Ends

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2024. Jun. 11. 12:01

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Falls Below $67K as ETFs' Inflows Streak Ends The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 11, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Fed Should Cut Interest Rate as Restrictive Stance Adds to Inflation, Democrats Say

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2024. Jun. 11. 09:37

Fed Should Cut Interest Rate as Restrictive Stance Adds to Inflation, Democrats Say Elevated interest rates aimed at taming inflation have become a part of the problem, three Democrat senators said.

Bitcoin ETFs See $65M Net Outflows on Monday, Breaking 19-Day Record Streak

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2024. Jun. 11. 09:34

Bitcoin ETFs See $65M Net Outflows on Monday, Breaking 19-Day Record Streak Grayscale’s GBTC saw $40 million in outflows, the most among its counterparts, while Bitwise’s BITB led inflows at $7.6 million.

Cardano Is on Track for Voltaire Upgrade This Month, Co-Founder Hoskinson Says

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2024. Jun. 11. 09:11

Cardano Is on Track for Voltaire Upgrade This Month, Co-Founder Hoskinson Says The network is ready for its Chang fork and waiting for 70% of operators to install the new node.

Meme Sector Sees Sharp Sell-off as GameStop Losses Extend to 60%

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2024. Jun. 11. 07:06

Meme Sector Sees Sharp Sell-off as GameStop Losses Extend to 60% A Solana meme parody of the actual company was down 25% in the past 24 hours, with steep losses across other meme tokens that tended to move in tandem with GameStop.

ZKsync’s ZK Airdrop Is Coming ‘Next Week,’ Here's What to Expect

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2024. Jun. 11. 07:00

ZKsync’s ZK Airdrop Is Coming ‘Next Week,’ Here's What to Expect According to the plan released Tuesday, 17.5% of ZK's 21 billion total token supply will be airdropped to users beginning "next week."

Bitcoin Slips Below $68K as ETFs Bleed $64M, Asian Stocks Decline

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2024. Jun. 11. 05:33

Bitcoin Slips Below $68K as ETFs Bleed $64M, Asian Stocks Decline The U.S.-listed spot BTC ETFs registered a cumulative outflow of over $64 million on Monday.

Protocol Village: Wormhole Opens W Staking

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2024. Jun. 11. 02:50

Protocol Village: Wormhole Opens W Staking The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For June 10 - June 17.

AI-Linked Crypto Tokens Underperform as Apple's Event Fails to Impress Traders

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2024. Jun. 10. 20:20

AI-Linked Crypto Tokens Underperform as Apple's Event Fails to Impress Traders Tokens of Render, Fetch.ai, SingularityNET and Bittensor slumped 3%-5% despite mostly flat bitcoin and broader crypto prices.

Optimism Finally Gets Its Mission-Critical 'Fault Proofs'

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2024. Jun. 10. 20:00

Optimism Finally Gets Its Mission-Critical 'Fault Proofs' For years, Optimism was missing a core feature at the heart of its design: "Fault proofs." On Monday, that tech is finally here.

In Defense of Meme Coins

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2024. Jun. 10. 19:53

In Defense of Meme Coins The only thing worse than meme coins is complaining about the financialization of memes.

EU Vote See Reelection of Some Officials With Key Roles in Bloc's Crypto Journey

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2024. Jun. 10. 16:44

EU Vote See Reelection of Some Officials With Key Roles in Bloc's Crypto Journey Among the MEPs retaining their seats is Stefan Berger, who steered the landmark MiCA legislation.

Senate Bill Could Open Crypto to U.S. Sanctions, but Industry Trying to Head it Off

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2024. Jun. 10. 16:11

Senate Bill Could Open Crypto to U.S. Sanctions, but Industry Trying to Head it Off A piece of legislation with heavy implications for the digital assets sector made it through the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's funding package recently without most in the industry – and many in Congress – apparently aware of it, but industry insiders consider its chances for survival to be limited.

Stablecoin Issuers Want to Give Something Back in Multi-Trillion-Dollar Market Race

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2024. Jun. 10. 15:18

Stablecoin Issuers Want to Give Something Back in Multi-Trillion-Dollar Market Race Amid a new generation of yield-bearing stablecoins, PayPal is confident in its purely payments-focused PYUSD.

Squads Labs Raises $10M Series A, Unveils Smart Wallet for Public Testing on iOS

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2024. Jun. 10. 14:24

Squads Labs Raises $10M Series A, Unveils Smart Wallet for Public Testing on iOS The funding round led by Electric Capital included participation from RockawayX, Coinbase Ventures, L1 Digital and Placeholder.

Macron Calls Surprise French Election That's Unlikely to Stir Crypto, Is Likely to Shake Up Government

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2024. Jun. 10. 14:05

Macron Calls Surprise French Election That's Unlikely to Stir Crypto, Is Likely to Shake Up Government The French president called a snap election after an unexpectedly poor showing in voting for the European Parliament.

Crypto Custody Firm Fireblocks Partners With Coinbase International Exchange for More 'Reliable' Trading

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2024. Jun. 10. 14:00

Crypto Custody Firm Fireblocks Partners With Coinbase International Exchange for More 'Reliable' Trading Fireblocks customers can now connect to their Coinbase International Exchange account and protect exchange operations using the custody tech firm’s governance and policy rules.

Defi Protocol UwU Lend Suffers $19.3M Exploit: Arkham

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2024. Jun. 10. 13:27

Defi Protocol UwU Lend Suffers $19.3M Exploit: Arkham Lending and liquidity protocol Uwu Lend has suffered an exploit worth $19.3 million, according to several blockchain security firms.

Fidelity International Tokenizes Money Market Fund on JPMorgan’s Blockchain

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2024. Jun. 10. 13:00

Fidelity International Tokenizes Money Market Fund on JPMorgan’s Blockchain The U.K. firm joined JPMorgan’s Tokenized Collateral Network (TCN), piloting the tokenization of its own money market fund for the first time with Onyx Digital Assets.

Crypto Mainstream Adoption Has Increased in Recent Months, Canaccord Says

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2024. Jun. 10. 12:37

Crypto Mainstream Adoption Has Increased in Recent Months, Canaccord Says The broker raised its Galaxy Digital price target to C$23 from C$17, while maintaining its buy rating.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Little Changed After Liquidation Rout

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2024. Jun. 10. 12:01

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Little Changed After Liquidation Rout The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 10, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Bitcoin ETFs, Bankruptcy Paybacks Have Given Crypto Lending a Second Wind

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2024. Jun. 10. 11:00

Bitcoin ETFs, Bankruptcy Paybacks Have Given Crypto Lending a Second Wind Crypto lending firm Ledn survived the crypto winter by being "boring, slow and safe," according to a co-founder.

Robinhood’s Acquisition of Bitstamp Expands Its Global Reach: Architect Partners

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2024. Jun. 10. 10:18

Robinhood’s Acquisition of Bitstamp Expands Its Global Reach: Architect Partners Crypto is becoming an increasingly important part of Robinhood’s business, accounting for 20% of total revenue in the first quarter, the report said.

Bitcoin Bags $2B Inflows, Ether Sees Highest Institutional Buying Since March

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2024. Jun. 10. 09:28

Bitcoin Bags $2B Inflows, Ether Sees Highest Institutional Buying Since March One trader expects ETH prices to hit $10,000 in 2024, a nearly 200% increase from current levels of $3,600.

Payrolls-Led Bitcoin, Ether Price Swoon Is 'Buy the Dip' Opportunity, Crypto Trading Firm Says

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2024. Jun. 10. 08:21

Payrolls-Led Bitcoin, Ether Price Swoon Is 'Buy the Dip' Opportunity, Crypto Trading Firm Says Markets will increasingly price in at least one Fed interest-rate cut for 2024, QCP Capital said.

Bitcoin, Ether Little Changed Over Weekend After $400M Liquidation Rout

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2024. Jun. 10. 08:12

Bitcoin, Ether Little Changed Over Weekend After $400M Liquidation Rout The week ahead could boost market volatility with the CPI release on Wednesday, the FOMC meeting on Thursday, and a speech from Janet Yellen on Friday, one firm said.

Iggy Azalea Says MOTHER Tokens Can Soon Be Used to Buy Phones

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2024. Jun. 10. 07:46

Iggy Azalea Says MOTHER Tokens Can Soon Be Used to Buy Phones Monthly plans on the purported mobile service provider range from $20 to $80 as of Monday.

COPA Seeks Payment of 85% Of Costs in Craig Wright Case

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2024. Jun. 07. 19:30

COPA Seeks Payment of 85% Of Costs in Craig Wright Case The COPA vs Craig Wright trial made a resurgence on Friday to determine what costs and penalties Wright might suffer.

Craig Wright Should Pay Plaintiffs' Legal Bill After Found Posing as Satoshi, COPA Says

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2024. Jun. 07. 19:30

Craig Wright Should Pay Plaintiffs' Legal Bill After Found Posing as Satoshi, COPA Says The COPA vs Craig Wright trial made a resurgence on Friday to determine what costs and penalties Wright might suffer.

New York AG Pushes Back Against DCG, Silbert’s Motion to Dismiss Fraud Case

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2024. Jun. 07. 19:26

New York AG Pushes Back Against DCG, Silbert’s Motion to Dismiss Fraud Case New York Attorney General Letitia James is not backing down from her lawsuit against Digital Currency Group, its founder and CEO Barry Silbert, and Soichiro “Michael” Moro, the former CEO of DCG’s wholly-owned crypto trading arm, Genesis.

Big Friday Crypto Selloff Pulls Bitcoin Below $70K

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2024. Jun. 07. 18:55

Big Friday Crypto Selloff Pulls Bitcoin Below $70K Ideas about lower U.S. interest rates were foiled again and a plunge in shares of speculative favorite GameStop soured the mood in crypto.

Rune Christensen Explains Why He Wants to Remake Maker and Kill DAI

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2024. Jun. 07. 18:26

Rune Christensen Explains Why He Wants to Remake Maker and Kill DAI The MakerDAO creator discusses the motivation behind the ambitious Endgame proposal in a wide-ranging interview.

GameStop Tumbles 40% as Trading Icon Roaring Kitty Returns to Livestream

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2024. Jun. 07. 17:15

GameStop Tumbles 40% as Trading Icon Roaring Kitty Returns to Livestream Solana-based meme token GME is down 50% from earlier Friday, but remains sharply higher for the week

Customers Bank Said to Debank Some Digital Asset Hedge Funds

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2024. Jun. 07. 14:07

Customers Bank Said to Debank Some Digital Asset Hedge Funds The move is not a widespread debanking of hedge-fund clients, but rather the offboarding of inactive accounts, one person said.

U.S. Added 272K Jobs in May, Blowing Past Estimates; Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.0%

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2024. Jun. 07. 12:37

U.S. Added 272K Jobs in May, Blowing Past Estimates; Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.0% Recent soft economic and inflation data combined with rate cuts this week in Europe and Canada have investors rethinking expectations about Fed policy.

U.S. Added 272K Jobs in May, Blowing Past Estimates; Bitcoin Pulls Back From 2-Month High

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2024. Jun. 07. 12:37

U.S. Added 272K Jobs in May, Blowing Past Estimates; Bitcoin Pulls Back From 2-Month High Recent soft economic and inflation data combined with rate cuts this week in Europe and Canada have investors rethinking expectations about Fed policy.

Robinhood’s Bitstamp Deal is Strategic and Brings Added Institutional Exposure: Bernstein

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2024. Jun. 07. 12:02

Robinhood’s Bitstamp Deal is Strategic and Brings Added Institutional Exposure: Bernstein The acquisition will potentially allow the trading platform to offer a wider range of crypto products to a more institutional client base, the report said.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Futures Positions Top Record $37B as Analysts Predict Bitcoin Surge to $83K

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2024. Jun. 07. 11:54

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Futures Positions Top Record $37B as Analysts Predict Bitcoin Surge to $83K The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 7, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Bitcoin Could Lift to $83K in the Coming Days, Analyst Says

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2024. Jun. 07. 09:45

Bitcoin Could Lift to $83K in the Coming Days, Analyst Says The bullish forecast comes ahead of key U.S. data that is likely to influence Fed rate cut expectations.

RoaringKitty a GameStop Billionaire by Friday? Crypto Traders Are Placing 50% Odds

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2024. Jun. 07. 08:21

RoaringKitty a GameStop Billionaire by Friday? Crypto Traders Are Placing 50% Odds A new market on betting application Polymarket has seen over $120,000 placed on Keith Gill making 10 figures on his GameStop equity and options holdings.

Bitcoin Bets Hit Peak of $37B as ETF Inflows Set New Record

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2024. Jun. 07. 06:40

Bitcoin Bets Hit Peak of $37B as ETF Inflows Set New Record The long-short ratio is starting to tilt in favor of bulls since Wednesday, data indicates, as some traders expect bitcoin to set fresh all-time highs in the coming weeks.

Former Federal Prosecutors, Agents Ask U.S. Sec. Blinken to ‘Step Up’ Efforts to Secure Detained Binance Exec’s Release

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2024. Jun. 07. 01:59

Former Federal Prosecutors, Agents Ask U.S. Sec. Blinken to ‘Step Up’ Efforts to Secure Detained Binance Exec’s Release A group of 108 former federal prosecutors and agents have signed a public letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the State Department to “step up” its efforts to secure Binance compliance head Tigran Gambaryan’s release from a Nigerian prison, Axios reported Thursday evening.

GameStop-Inspired Solana Memecoin Soars Over 80% as Roaring Kitty Flashes $586M Worth of GME Position

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2024. Jun. 06. 21:55

GameStop-Inspired Solana Memecoin Soars Over 80% as Roaring Kitty Flashes $586M Worth of GME Position Shares of GameStop closed the Thursday session 47% higher as the retail trading fame provided an update of his position and announced a livestream for Friday.

GameStop-Inspired Solana Memecoin Soars Over 80% as RoaringKitty Flashes $586M Worth of GME Position

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2024. Jun. 06. 21:55

GameStop-Inspired Solana Memecoin Soars Over 80% as RoaringKitty Flashes $586M Worth of GME Position Shares of GameStop closed the Thursday session 47% higher as the retail trading fame provided an update of his position and announced a livestream for Friday.

GameStop-Inspired Solana Meme Coin Soars Over 80% as Roaring Kitty Flashes $586M Worth of GME Position

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2024. Jun. 06. 21:55

GameStop-Inspired Solana Meme Coin Soars Over 80% as Roaring Kitty Flashes $586M Worth of GME Position Shares of GameStop closed the Thursday session 47% higher as the retail trading fame provided an update of his position and announced a livestream for Friday.

U.S. Charges Three in Connection With Evolved Apes NFT Scam

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2024. Jun. 06. 21:00

U.S. Charges Three in Connection With Evolved Apes NFT Scam Evolved apes was a $3 million NFT rug pull that lured investors in with the promise of developing a video game.

Bitcoin Falls Back After Attempt at $72K, but Fed, U.S. Data and Global Rate Cuts May Bring New All-Time Highs

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2024. Jun. 06. 20:43

Bitcoin Falls Back After Attempt at $72K, but Fed, U.S. Data and Global Rate Cuts May Bring New All-Time Highs Upcoming consumer price index and labor market data releases in the next few days could be key for what's next for bitcoin's price.

NYAG Sues 2 Crypto Pyramid Schemes, Promoters Targeting Haitian-Americans in $1B Scam

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2024. Jun. 06. 20:37

NYAG Sues 2 Crypto Pyramid Schemes, Promoters Targeting Haitian-Americans in $1B Scam New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed suit against two purported crypto companies and their top promoters, a married couple, for allegedly operating two consecutive pyramid schemes that predominantly targeted Haitian immigrants to the U.S.

Bitcoin Mining Stocks Soar Amid Takeover Frenzy

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2024. Jun. 06. 19:54

Bitcoin Mining Stocks Soar Amid Takeover Frenzy The stocks are undervalued, so miners with attractive power contracts could become M&A targets, according to Wall Street analysts.

Iggy Azalea's MOTHER Meme Coin Turned $3K Into $9M for One Lucky Crypto Trader

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2024. Jun. 06. 17:47

Iggy Azalea's MOTHER Meme Coin Turned $3K Into $9M for One Lucky Crypto Trader The raunchy rapper's token has spawned fortunes and furor over celebrity cryptocurrencies.

Iggy Azalea's MOTHER Meme Coin Turned $3K Into $9M for 1 Lucky Crypto Trader

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2024. Jun. 06. 17:47

Iggy Azalea's MOTHER Meme Coin Turned $3K Into $9M for 1 Lucky Crypto Trader The raunchy rapper's token has spawned fortunes and furor over celebrity cryptocurrencies.

Kraken Said to be Raising Over $100M Pre-IPO Funding: Bloomberg

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2024. Jun. 06. 17:38

Kraken Said to be Raising Over $100M Pre-IPO Funding: Bloomberg Kraken is looking to raise more than $100 million and this may be completed by the end of this year, Bloomberg reported.

Crypto for Advisors: Layer 2s and the Evolution of Bitcoin

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2024. Jun. 06. 16:00

Crypto for Advisors: Layer 2s and the Evolution of Bitcoin The Bitcoin community has developed various layer-2 blockchains that enhance the network's efficiency and functionality without altering its core software.

Coinbase Wallet Adds Crypto Trading Alerts From Notifi

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2024. Jun. 06. 16:00

Coinbase Wallet Adds Crypto Trading Alerts From Notifi Notifi will deliver notifications to users of the Coinbase wallet.

Cathie Wood's Ether ETF Pullback Is Likely Due to Fee War

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2024. Jun. 06. 15:35

Cathie Wood's Ether ETF Pullback Is Likely Due to Fee War Cathie Wood's Ark Invest was the first company to seek permission to create a spot ether ETF in September, a pioneer who blazed the trail before a wave of other high-profile applicants. It has since dropped out of the race, likely because of the incoming intense fee battle, experts say.

Decentralized Exchange SushiSwap Goes Live on Bitcoin Sidechain Rootstock

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2024. Jun. 06. 15:00

Decentralized Exchange SushiSwap Goes Live on Bitcoin Sidechain Rootstock Rootstock's goal is to combine the security of the Bitcoin network with the smart contract capabilities of Ethereum.

Franklin Templeton Weighs New Crypto Fund Investing in Tokens Beyond Bitcoin, Ether: Report

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2024. Jun. 06. 14:55

Franklin Templeton Weighs New Crypto Fund Investing in Tokens Beyond Bitcoin, Ether: Report The private fund targeting institutional investors would offer exposure to a range of cryptocurrencies beyond bitcoin and ether, The Information reported.

The Sandbox Raises $20M at $1B Valuation, SAND Rises 4.5%

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2024. Jun. 06. 13:54

The Sandbox Raises $20M at $1B Valuation, SAND Rises 4.5% Metaverse platform The Sandbox has raised $20 million at a $1 billion valuation as it looks to enhance its user-generated multiplayer gaming platform.

U.S. Crypto Regulations Are Moving Against a CBDC and Non-Compliant Stablecoins Like Tether: JPMorgan

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2024. Jun. 06. 13:35

U.S. Crypto Regulations Are Moving Against a CBDC and Non-Compliant Stablecoins Like Tether: JPMorgan Out of four recent crypto regulatory initiatives, the stablecoin bill has the highest chance of being passed before the U.S. presidential election, the report said.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Fluctuates Around $71K, Consolidating This Week's Rally

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2024. Jun. 06. 12:37

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Fluctuates Around $71K, Consolidating This Week's Rally The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 6, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Binance Resumes Mastercard Payments for Crypto

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2024. Jun. 06. 12:33

Binance Resumes Mastercard Payments for Crypto As well as Mastercard payments, the Binance-branded Visa card, which was also switched off last year, has restarted functionality on the exchange.

Bitcoin Miner Bitdeer to Buy ASIC Chip Designer Desiweminer for $140M in All-Stock Deal

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2024. Jun. 06. 12:27

Bitcoin Miner Bitdeer to Buy ASIC Chip Designer Desiweminer for $140M in All-Stock Deal Bitdeer received an investment worth $150 million from stablecoin company Tether at the end of last month.

Core Scientific Rejects CoreWeave's $1B Buyout Offer

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2024. Jun. 06. 12:25

Core Scientific Rejects CoreWeave's $1B Buyout Offer Core Scientific’s board believes that CoreWeave’s offer to buy the bitcoin {{BTC}} miner for $5.75 per share significantly undervalues the firm.

Core Scientific Rejects CoreWeave's Over $1B Buyout Offer

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2024. Jun. 06. 12:25

Core Scientific Rejects CoreWeave's Over $1B Buyout Offer Core Scientific’s board believes that CoreWeave’s offer to buy the bitcoin {{BTC}} miner for $5.75 per share significantly undervalues the firm.

Bitcoin Could Hit $150K by 2024-End on Hopes of Donald Trump Being Re-Elected: Standard Chartered

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2024. Jun. 06. 11:37

Bitcoin Could Hit $150K by 2024-End on Hopes of Donald Trump Being Re-Elected: Standard Chartered Favorable payroll data could open the way to $80,000 per bitcoin by end-June, Standard Chartered’s Geoffrey Kendrick said in a Thursday note.

Meme Coin Institutional Holdings Surged Since January, Led by DOGE, SHIB, PEPE

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2024. Jun. 06. 11:29

Meme Coin Institutional Holdings Surged Since January, Led by DOGE, SHIB, PEPE Institutional investors on crypto exchange Bybit increased meme coin allocations to a high of $300 million in April from $63 million at the start of this year.

Robinhood to Buy Crypto Exchange Bitstamp in Effort to Expand Outside the U.S.

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2024. Jun. 06. 11:00

Robinhood to Buy Crypto Exchange Bitstamp in Effort to Expand Outside the U.S. Trading platform Robinhood (HOOD) agreed to acquire crypto exchange Bitstamp as it looks to expand its crypto presence globally and attract institutional clients through new product offerings, the company announced Tuesday.

Crypto Remains Sidelined as EU Election Kicks Off

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2024. Jun. 06. 08:05

Crypto Remains Sidelined as EU Election Kicks Off The election for new members of the European Parliament starts June 6, with results expected on June 9. The more than 700 MEPs shape and decide on new laws, and will be voted in as the EU's landmark Markets in Crypto Assets legislation starts coming into effect.

VanEck Sees Ether Hitting $22K by 2030

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2024. Jun. 05. 23:21

VanEck Sees Ether Hitting $22K by 2030 Ether's 2030 valuation is forecasted at $2.2 trillion, driven by $66 billion in free cashflows and $15 trillion TAM potential, VanEck writes

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy Tied to Forcount Crypto Ponzi

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2024. Jun. 05. 22:03

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy Tied to Forcount Crypto Ponzi Juan Tacuri, oe of the top promoters in the Forcount crypto ponzi scheme – a Brazil-based scam that bilked Spanish-speaking investors around the world of a collective $8.4 million – has pleaded guilty to his role in the operation, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Bitcoin Options Traders Anticipate Imminent Breakout Above $74K to New Record Prices

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2024. Jun. 05. 20:45

Bitcoin Options Traders Anticipate Imminent Breakout Above $74K to New Record Prices One market observer noted "very concentrated call buying" looking to profit from a rally to between $74,000 and $80,000 by the end of this month.

The Protocol: Another Episode in the Layer-2 Teams Drama

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2024. Jun. 05. 20:33

The Protocol: Another Episode in the Layer-2 Teams Drama We take a look at what unfolded after Matter Labs’ planned to trademark the term “ZK.”

Advocacy Group 'Stand With Crypto' Says It's Exceeded 1 Million Signups

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2024. Jun. 05. 20:32

Advocacy Group 'Stand With Crypto' Says It's Exceeded 1 Million Signups Stand With Crypto, a digital assets advocacy group backed by Coinbase Inc., said it signed up its first million members as of Wednesday.

Bitcoin Miners With Attractive Power Contracts Are Potential M&A Targets, JPMorgan Says

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2024. Jun. 05. 17:22

Bitcoin Miners With Attractive Power Contracts Are Potential M&A Targets, JPMorgan Says U.S. listed bitcoin miners draw up to 5 gigawatts of power and have access to an additional 2.5 GW, making them attractive potential takeover targets, the report said.

IOTA Kickstarts EVM Targeting DeFi, Real World Assets

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2024. Jun. 05. 17:15

IOTA Kickstarts EVM Targeting DeFi, Real World Assets The EVM will let developers build applications with smart contracts that run on the IOTA network.

SEC's Gensler Shrugs About New Crypto ETFs Strolling Through His Agency's Gates

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2024. Jun. 05. 17:01

SEC's Gensler Shrugs About New Crypto ETFs Strolling Through His Agency's Gates The approval of new exchange traded funds (ETFs) for Ethereum's ether {{ETH}} is a logical next step to the regulator previously approving spot bitcoin ETFs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler seemed to suggest twice on Wednesday.

Paxos Unveils Yield-Generating Stablecoin Lift Dollar

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2024. Jun. 05. 16:30

Paxos Unveils Yield-Generating Stablecoin Lift Dollar USDL is issued in the UAE and regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

Crypto Security Firm Ironblocks Builds 'Firewall' for DeFi Protocols

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2024. Jun. 05. 16:10

Crypto Security Firm Ironblocks Builds 'Firewall' for DeFi Protocols "Once you get hacked in most of the cases you're done," CEO Dadosh said. "And this is what we're trying to prevent."

A More Than $1T Bitcoin DeFi Opportunity

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2024. Jun. 05. 16:00

A More Than $1T Bitcoin DeFi Opportunity Decentralized finance is coming to Bitcoin – and it could be huge.

The Blockspace Singularity

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2024. Jun. 05. 16:00

The Blockspace Singularity One of crypto's biggest flaws – a lack of mainstream use – could be going away.

Did a Single Trump NFT Purchase Change Washington's Mind on Crypto?

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2024. Jun. 05. 15:22

Did a Single Trump NFT Purchase Change Washington's Mind on Crypto? Valentin Pletnev couldn't use his ticket for a Mar-a-Lago Trump gala, so prominent crypto figure Ryan Selkis went instead. Neither expected the U.S. policy whirlwind that followed, but even as Pletnev upgrades his DeFi platform to promote 'Yield for All,' it still won't be available in the country.

Bank of Canada Begins G-7 Monetary Easing Cycle, Trimming Benchmark Rate 25 Basis Points

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2024. Jun. 05. 14:21

Bank of Canada Begins G-7 Monetary Easing Cycle, Trimming Benchmark Rate 25 Basis Points Lower interest rates in developed economies could be a tailwind for bitcoin prices.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Tops $71K After Best Day for ETF Inflows Since March

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2024. Jun. 05. 12:02

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Tops $71K After Best Day for ETF Inflows Since March The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 5, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

Crypto Exchange DMM Bitcoin to Raise $320M to Pay Back Hack Victims

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2024. Jun. 05. 11:56

Crypto Exchange DMM Bitcoin to Raise $320M to Pay Back Hack Victims Japanese exchange DMM Bitcoin outlined plans to raise $320 million to purchase bitcoin and pay back victims of last week's hack.

Crypto Firms Hit by Newsletter Breach Attack, Mailing Lists Leaked

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2024. Jun. 05. 11:25

Crypto Firms Hit by Newsletter Breach Attack, Mailing Lists Leaked Several cryptocurrency businesses are reporting that there is an ongoing "supply chain email breach attack" that uses newsletter mailing lists to send around malicious phishing links.

BNB Chain Ecosystem Heats Up as Token Hits Lifetime High Above $710

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2024. Jun. 05. 11:09

BNB Chain Ecosystem Heats Up as Token Hits Lifetime High Above $710 Trading volumes of ecosystem tokens more than doubled in the past 24 hours, with meme coin FLOKI leading gains among larger tokens.

Web 3 Cybersecurity Company GoPlus Raises $10M to Build Permissionless Security Layer

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2024. Jun. 05. 11:00

Web 3 Cybersecurity Company GoPlus Raises $10M to Build Permissionless Security Layer The round counts OKX Ventures, HashKey Capital and Animoca Brands among its backers.

Web3 Cybersecurity Company GoPlus Raises $10M to Build Permissionless Security Layer

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2024. Jun. 05. 11:00

Web3 Cybersecurity Company GoPlus Raises $10M to Build Permissionless Security Layer The round counts OKX Ventures, HashKey Capital and Animoca Brands among its backers.

U.S. Lawmakers Push Biden to Bring Back Detained Binance Exec Tigran Gambaryan From Nigeria

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2024. Jun. 05. 07:21

U.S. Lawmakers Push Biden to Bring Back Detained Binance Exec Tigran Gambaryan From Nigeria Gambaryan and another company exec, Nadeem Anjarwalla, were detained by Nigerian officials after they were invited by the country to resolve a dispute with the crypto exchange

Biden Urged to Act as Lawmakers Fear for the Life of Detained Binance Exec in Nigeria

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2024. Jun. 05. 07:21

Biden Urged to Act as Lawmakers Fear for the Life of Detained Binance Exec in Nigeria Gambaryan and another company exec, Nadeem Anjarwalla, were detained by Nigerian officials after they were invited by the country to resolve a dispute with the crypto exchange

Bitcoin Crosses $71K as BTC ETFs See $880M Inflows in Best Day Since March

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2024. Jun. 05. 05:18

Bitcoin Crosses $71K as BTC ETFs See $880M Inflows in Best Day Since March This marked the best day of inflows since March and the second-highest overall since 11 bitcoin ETFs went live in January.

What's Next for FIT21? (A Consensus 2024 Recap)

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2024. Jun. 05. 03:35

What's Next for FIT21? (A Consensus 2024 Recap) CoinDesk held its annual Consensus conference in Austin, Texas last week, where we heard from lawmakers and regulators, developers, company execs and all sorts of other people in and around this sector. One topic of discussion: the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act. Its passage through the House sent a surge of excitement through the crypto industry as a sign of progress, even if it's not likely to become law just yet.

Bain Capital Crypto Raising Second Fund: Filing

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2024. Jun. 04. 22:37

Bain Capital Crypto Raising Second Fund: Filing Bain Capital has been an active investor in crypto since its initial fund launch, participating in a $115 million round for Sam Altman's Worldcoin.

Protocol Village: Gnosis DAO Spins off Karpatkey

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2024. Jun. 04. 22:29

Protocol Village: Gnosis DAO Spins off Karpatkey The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the week of June 2, 2024.

Protocol Village: Coinbase Launches Passkey-Based 'Smart Wallet'

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2024. Jun. 04. 22:29

Protocol Village: Coinbase Launches Passkey-Based 'Smart Wallet' The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the week of June 2, 2024.

Protocol Village: Coinbase Launches Passkey-Based 'Smart Wallet,' Alchemy Unveils 'Rollups,' Fleek Releases Testnet

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2024. Jun. 04. 22:29

Protocol Village: Coinbase Launches Passkey-Based 'Smart Wallet,' Alchemy Unveils 'Rollups,' Fleek Releases Testnet The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the week of June 2, 2024.

Uniswap, Starknet, BNB Lead Altcoin Gains as Bitcoin Hits $71K

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2024. Jun. 04. 20:48

Uniswap, Starknet, BNB Lead Altcoin Gains as Bitcoin Hits $71K Seventeen of the twenty assets in the CoinDesk 20 Index (CD20) booked gains, underscoring the uptrend in the broader crypto market.

SEC to Shutter Office Behind Failed DEBT Box Crypto Lawsuit

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2024. Jun. 04. 19:48

SEC to Shutter Office Behind Failed DEBT Box Crypto Lawsuit The Securities and Exchange Commission's Salt Lake City office – notorious in the crypto world for its failed fraud lawsuit against DEBT Box – will shut down after seeing "significant attrition" among its staff, some of whom were pushed out over the case.

Ether Price Poised for Supply 'Shock' as ETFs May Attract $4B Inflows in Five Months, K33 Research Says

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2024. Jun. 04. 18:45

Ether Price Poised for Supply 'Shock' as ETFs May Attract $4B Inflows in Five Months, K33 Research Says ETH will start outperforming bitcoin following the ETF launch after almost two and a half years of underperformance, the report said.

BODEN Token Up Over 10%, TREMP Gains 5% After Kraken Lists Solana PoliFi Duo

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2024. Jun. 04. 18:39

BODEN Token Up Over 10%, TREMP Gains 5% After Kraken Lists Solana PoliFi Duo BODEN appears to be the winner as first exchange open to U.S. residents lists the election-themed tokens.

Bitcoin ETFs Resume Inflow Winning Streak; BlackRock's IBIT Crosses $20B in AUM

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2024. Jun. 04. 18:08

Bitcoin ETFs Resume Inflow Winning Streak; BlackRock's IBIT Crosses $20B in AUM The U.S.-based spot bitcoin ETFs yesterday made it 15-consecutive sessions of net inflows, with the latest rush of money combing with a rally in the price of {{BTC}} to send BlackRock's iShares Bitcoin Fund (IBIT) to more than $20 billion in assets under management for the first time.

You May Not Like It, but Casey Rodarmor Proves Bitcoin Is Permissionless

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2024. Jun. 04. 16:40

You May Not Like It, but Casey Rodarmor Proves Bitcoin Is Permissionless The creator of the Ordinals and Runes protocols discussed his motivations on stage at Consensus 2024.

Bitcoin Tops $70K to Lead CoinDesk 20 Gainers: CoinDesk Indices Market Update

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2024. Jun. 04. 16:14

Bitcoin Tops $70K to Lead CoinDesk 20 Gainers: CoinDesk Indices Market Update All but two assets in the gauge lost ground over the past week, led by UNI's 14% decline.

Options Traders Brace for Volatility as BNB Nears Record High

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2024. Jun. 04. 15:41

Options Traders Brace for Volatility as BNB Nears Record High Binance's native BNB token is approaching an all-time high of $705 after surging by more than 10% from Sunday's low of $597.

India Springs Election Surprise, Sends Equity Market Crashing With Uncertain Implications for Crypto

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2024. Jun. 04. 15:40

India Springs Election Surprise, Sends Equity Market Crashing With Uncertain Implications for Crypto India's voters have sprung an election surprise, even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party and its allies are poised to return to power, a result that could see the government kick the crypto policy can down the road" in terms of its priorities.

Bitcoin-Based Meme Coin DOG Rockets Toward $1B Market Cap

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2024. Jun. 04. 14:51

Bitcoin-Based Meme Coin DOG Rockets Toward $1B Market Cap A meme coin issued on Bitcoin's Runes protocol is nearing a $1 billion market cap following a 200% surge over the past 30 days.

Multicoin, Coinbase Ventures Invest in Latin American Stablecoin-Powered SuperApp El Dorado

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2024. Jun. 04. 14:47

Multicoin, Coinbase Ventures Invest in Latin American Stablecoin-Powered SuperApp El Dorado Stablecoin adoption is soaring in the region as many people turn to the crypto tokens as a shield against currency devaluation and cheap remittances.

Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Surges After AI Deal, Report of Over $1B Buyout Offer From CoreWeave

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2024. Jun. 04. 13:29

Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Surges After AI Deal, Report of Over $1B Buyout Offer From CoreWeave Cloud computing provider CoreWeave made an offer to buy the bitcoin miner for $5.75 per share, according to Bloomberg.

Polygon Spinoff Avail Raises $43M in Series A Funding

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2024. Jun. 04. 13:00

Polygon Spinoff Avail Raises $43M in Series A Funding The news comes three months after Avail, the data availability company, disclosed its $27 million seed funding round.

Polygon Acquires Zero-Knowledge Cryptography Firm Toposware

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2024. Jun. 04. 13:00

Polygon Acquires Zero-Knowledge Cryptography Firm Toposware The acquisition means that Polygon has invested over $1 billion in zero-knowledge technology and firms, the team shared in a press release. Sources close to the deal told CoinDesk that the acquisition is near $30-50 million.

Galaxy Digital Could Benefit From Improving Political Sentiment Towards Crypto in U.S.: Benchmark

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2024. Jun. 04. 12:45

Galaxy Digital Could Benefit From Improving Political Sentiment Towards Crypto in U.S.: Benchmark The broker assumed coverage of the digital assets platform with a buy rating and a C$19 price target.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Drops From $70K as Bullish Signal Strengthens

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2024. Jun. 04. 12:10

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Drops From $70K as Bullish Signal Strengthens The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 4, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

English Soccer Club Watford FC to Offer 10% Digital Equity Through Investment Platform Seedrs

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2024. Jun. 04. 10:38

English Soccer Club Watford FC to Offer 10% Digital Equity Through Investment Platform Seedrs Currently an EFL Championship club, Watford has periodically competed in the Premier League over the last decade.

Australian Regulator Scolded Over 'Misleading' Release, Must Pay Costs as Block Earner Avoids Penalty

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2024. Jun. 04. 09:17

Australian Regulator Scolded Over 'Misleading' Release, Must Pay Costs as Block Earner Avoids Penalty Block Earner doesn't need to pay a penalty because it acted honestly in seeking to engage with government over regulation of crypto-related products and services.

Bitpanda Drafts Deutsche Bank to Process Fiat Transactions in Germany

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2024. Jun. 04. 08:05

Bitpanda Drafts Deutsche Bank to Process Fiat Transactions in Germany This is Bitpanda's second major partnership in Germany this year after the broker was enlisted by LBBW to offer crypto custody services in the country.

DWF Labs to Purchase $12M FLOKI From Project Treasury, Open Market

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2024. Jun. 04. 08:00

DWF Labs to Purchase $12M FLOKI From Project Treasury, Open Market The agreement comes as Floki gears up to introduce new products in the coming months, including the Valhalla metaverse game on mainnet.

Epoch Times CFO Charged With $67M Fraud Scheme Involving Crypto Platform

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2024. Jun. 04. 07:06

Epoch Times CFO Charged With $67M Fraud Scheme Involving Crypto Platform The crime proceeds were generally purchased by the scheme participants at discounted rates of up to 80 cents per dollar in exchange for an unspecified cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Sees Profit-Taking Around $70K Amid ‘Stubbornly Bullish’ Sentiment

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2024. Jun. 04. 06:27

Bitcoin Sees Profit-Taking Around $70K Amid ‘Stubbornly Bullish’ Sentiment On-chain data shows over 50% of Bitcoin supply remains inactive, a sign of strong long-term conviction in the asset.

Dapper Labs Agrees to $4M Settlement in Class Action Securities Suit

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2024. Jun. 04. 01:32

Dapper Labs Agrees to $4M Settlement in Class Action Securities Suit Dapper Labs has reached a tentative settlement agreement with a group of investors who sued the non-fungible token (NFT) company and its co-founder and CEO Roham Gharegozlou for allegedly violating federal securities laws.

Trump Conviction Barely Dents His Odds of Winning Election: Prediction Markets

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2024. Jun. 03. 23:29

Trump Conviction Barely Dents His Odds of Winning Election: Prediction Markets Plus: Polymarket traders doubt Trump will go to prison; Kalshi bettors are at odds with the CME FedWatch poll on rate cuts.

Bitcoin Knocks on $70K Level; Bitfinex Hopeful Selling Pressure That Sparked a Correction Is Ending

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2024. Jun. 03. 21:26

Bitcoin Knocks on $70K Level; Bitfinex Hopeful Selling Pressure That Sparked a Correction Is Ending Bitcoin's slump since March was driven by long-term holders selling, but blockchain data shows the trend has stalled and investors are accumulating BTC, Bitfinex said in a report.

Wisconsin Pension Plan Likely to Invest Much More in Bitcoin ETF, Marquette Professor Says

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2024. Jun. 03. 18:23

Wisconsin Pension Plan Likely to Invest Much More in Bitcoin ETF, Marquette Professor Says The first quarter addition of two spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to the portfolio of Wisconsin's pension plan was likely just the beginning for that U.S. state’s investments into crypto, said David Krause, a professor of finance at Milwaukee-based Marquette University.

Uniswap Vote Delay Shows DeFi Stakeholders Aren't All in It Together

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2024. Jun. 03. 17:37

Uniswap Vote Delay Shows DeFi Stakeholders Aren't All in It Together The Uniswap Foundation keeps punting on a "fee switch" proposal that would give UNI governance token holders a cut of liquidity providers' revenue.

Former Binance CEO CZ Begins 4-Month Prison Sentence in California

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2024. Jun. 03. 17:33

Former Binance CEO CZ Begins 4-Month Prison Sentence in California Binance founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao has reported to a federal prison in California where he will spend the next four months for failing to implement an adequate know-your-customer (KYC) program at the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange.

First Mover Americas: Crypto Prices Tick Upward as Meme Coin Season Receives Fresh Impetus

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2024. Jun. 03. 12:16

First Mover Americas: Crypto Prices Tick Upward as Meme Coin Season Receives Fresh Impetus The latest price moves in bitcoin (BTC) and crypto markets in context for June 3, 2024. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.

MicroStrategy Founder Michael Saylor Agrees to $40M Settlement in D.C. Income Tax Case

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2024. Jun. 03. 12:04

MicroStrategy Founder Michael Saylor Agrees to $40M Settlement in D.C. Income Tax Case The District of Columbia sued Saylor in 2022 for allegedly not paying income taxes while living in the district.

GameStop Stock, Meme Tokens Surge as User ‘DeepFu*kingValue’ Returns to Reddit

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2024. Jun. 03. 11:20

GameStop Stock, Meme Tokens Surge as User ‘DeepFu*kingValue’ Returns to Reddit Keith Gill posted his GameStop options positions on the r/superstonks subreddit.

Australia's First Spot Bitcoin ETF With Direct BTC Holdings to Go Live on Tuesday

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2024. Jun. 03. 10:14

Australia's First Spot Bitcoin ETF With Direct BTC Holdings to Go Live on Tuesday Australia-based Monochrome Asset Management's Monochrome Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) (IBTC) will begin trading on the Cboe Australia exchange on Tuesday, the company told CoinDesk.

Flood of Cash from Coinbase Gives Crypto One of the Biggest Campaign War Chests

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2024. Jun. 03. 09:30

Flood of Cash from Coinbase Gives Crypto One of the Biggest Campaign War Chests The crypto industry has – with the addition of another $25 million from Coinbase Inc. on Monday – amassed one of the largest stockpiles of campaign cash in U.S. politics.

Mexico's Crypto Stance Unlikely to Change as Ruling Morena Party's Claudia Sheinbaum Elected President

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2024. Jun. 03. 08:58

Mexico's Crypto Stance Unlikely to Change as Ruling Morena Party's Claudia Sheinbaum Elected President Mexico City’s former mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, fielded by the ruling Morena party, has been elected Mexico's first female president.