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.

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.

'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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.