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Vitalik Buterin discloses updated roadmap for the Ethereum blockchain

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin revealed new plans for the ETH blockchain, citing that the roadmap for 2024 includes fewer adjustments thanks to more clarity in Ethereum’s technical path.

OKX to delist multiple privacy tokens

Crypto exchange OKX has announced its plans to remove twenty trading pairs linked to privacy coins starting January 4, 2024.

Tether mints $1B USDT on Christmas

Stablecoin issuer Tether minted $1B worth of USDT tokens for inventory replenishment on the Ethereum network on December 25.

Ethereum developers to test Dencun update in January 2024

Ethereum developers announced their plans to initiate the testing phase for the upcoming Cancun-Deneb (Dencun) update on January 17, 2024.

Court approves $2.7B settlement between CFTC and Binance

A federal court has directed Binance to pay a $2.7B penalty to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), bringing an end to the legal feud between the regulator and the crypto exchange.

Bitcoin-backed Volcano Bonds secure regulatory approval in El Salvador

El Salvador’s Digital Assets Commission has granted regulatory approval to Volcano Bonds, the world’s first-ever Bitcoin-backed bonds. 

Circle partners with Nubank to offer USDC services in Brazil

Stablecoin issuer Circle has teamed up with fintech firm Nubank to make USDC more accessible to Brazilian clients.

Bitcoin surpasses $40K resistance after 20 months

The price rally of Bitcoin continued over the weekend, with the token finally crossing the $40,000 threshold for the first time since April 2022.

OKX deploys crypto exchange and Web3 wallet for Brazilian clients

Seychelles-based crypto giant OKX has expanded its services to Brazil by launching an exchange and Web3 wallet platform in the nation.

Changpeng Zhao steps down as CEO of Binance

Changpeng Zhao has resigned as the CEO of Binance and pleaded guilty to the AML violations brought to light by the US Department of Justice.

SEC sues Kraken for operating unregistered platform

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against Kraken, accusing the company of operating an unregistered exchange.

Binance to launch Thai exchange in 2024

Binance will collaborate with the Gulf Energy Department to launch a Thailand-based crypto exchange in early 2024.

Bitcoin Price Surges With a New Bullish Run in 2023

A comprehensive analysis of Bitcoin’s bullish run in 2023 to help understand the latest trends and price surges.

Crypto.com acquires VASP license for its Dubai subsidiary

CRO DAX Middle East FZE, the Dubai entity of Crypto.com, has received a Virtual Assets Service Provider license from Dubai's Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority.

LidoDAO deploys Wrapped Staked Ether on Base protocol

LidoDAO, the governing body of liquid staking platform Lido Finance, has added its Wrapped Staked Ether token to the Base network.

OKX to delist 26 spot trading pairs

OKX has announced its plans to remove 26 spot trading pairs from its platform by November 10, citing that the flagged trading pairs no longer meet its listing criteria.

Tether grants $610M debt financing to Northern Data

Stablecoin issuer Tether has offered $610M worth of debt facility to Northern Data, a Bitcoin mining firm.

A Detailed Distinction of Security Token Offering (STO) vs. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Security token offerings (STOs) and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are two distinct strategies for raising capital for blockchain and digital money enterprises.

Coinbase launches futures trading services for US retail traders

Coinbase has expanded its Bitcoin and Ether futures offerings to US-based retail crypto traders.

Polygon deploys POL contracts on Ethereum mainnet

Polygon Labs has launched the token contracts for POL, the next-gen cryptocurrency that will eventually replace MATIC as Polygon's native token, on the Ethereum mainnet.

Binance re-enables deposit and withdrawal services for Euro

Crypto exchange Binance has restored deposit and withdrawal facilities for the Euro by teaming up with new fiat partners.

Lido to shut down Solana staking by 2024

Lido announced its plans to wind down support for the Solana (SOL) ecosystem over the coming months.

Tether names Paolo Ardoino as the new CEO

Stablecoin issuer Tether has undergone a change in leadership with the appointment of Paolo Ardoino as its new CEO.

Binance launches new FCA-compliant domain for UK clients

Binance announced its plans to launch a new UK domain that complies with the regulations introduced by the FCA.

Judge rejects SEC’s plea to appeal loss in the Ripple lawsuit

The district judge overseeing the SEC vs. Ripple case has denied the SEC’s request to file an appeal after its monumental loss against Ripple Labs.

Coinbase acquires Major Payment Institution license in Singapore

Coinbase has acquired a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), bringing it one step closer to expanding its presence in Southeast Asia.

Bitwise to launch Ethereum futures ETFs

Crypto asset manager Bitwise announced its plans to launch new Ether-themed futures exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on October 2.

Best Crypto Exchanges For Australians In 2023

Binance, CoinSpot, Independent Reserve, and Kraken are some of the best crypto exchanges in Australia.

Kraken to launch stock and ETF trading services in 2024

Kraken reportedly plans to add trading services for US-listed stocks and exchange-traded funds in 2024.

Binance exits Russia by selling local business to CommEx

Binance has agreed to sell off its Russian business to the recently launched crypto exchange CommEx as the firm intends to quit the Russian crypto market.

Changpeng Zhao refutes rumors of Binance delisting stablecoins in Europe

Changpeng Zhao quashed the rumors of Binance delisting stablecoins by June 30, 2024, noting the comments made by the exchange’s representative were taken out of context.

Circle issues USDC on Polkadot network

Stablecoin issuer Circle has launched USD Coin on the Polkadot Asset Hub, allowing users to access their USDC holdings on DOT parachains via the XCM protocol.

Crypto and Identity Verification: The New Age of Secure Transactions

The critical relationship between cryptocurrencies and identity verification in the digital age, including the challenges and opportunities arising from the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies.

Gemini slams Digital Currency Group’s Genesis bankruptcy recovery plan

The legal team representing Gemini criticized Digital Currency Group’s recent remuneration plan for creditors of Genesis Global, the now-insolvent crypto trading subsidiary of DCG.

Ethereum's Holesky testnet goes live on first anniversary of The Merge

Ethereum developers have deployed the Holesky testnet to improve the scalability of the ETH network.

Lido to bridge liquid staking Ether tokens to IBC blockchains

Lido will release the wrapped version of its liquid staking Ether token on blockchains compatible with the IBC protocol.

Binance.US CEO quits while the firm cuts one-third of its workforce

Binance.US CEO Brian Shroder has left the exchange while its regulatory troubles show no sign of letting up. Norman Reed, the Chief Legal Officer of Binance.US, will succeed Shroder as the interim CEO.

Lido claims LDO and stETH tokens remain safe from fake deposit attacks

Lido announced that Lido DAO and Lido Staked Ether tokens are secure from fake deposit attacks affecting crypto exchanges.

Coinbase eyes expansion to nations with clear crypto rules

Coinbase announced its plans to acquire licenses in the EU, UK, Canada, and other nations as the crypto exchange enters the second phase of international expansion. 

Coinbase to deploy new lending platform for US institutional investors

Weeks after shutting down its Borrow program, Coinbase has decided to launch a new lending platform for US-based institutional clients.

Vitalik Buterin proposes solutions to decrease Ethereum centralization

Addressing the centralization of the Ethereum network, Vitalik Buterin highlighted that implementing easier and cheaper node solutions will ensure the ETH blockchain remains decentralized in the long run.

Nexo adds “Dual Mode” credit and debit capabilities to the Nexo Card

Nexo has introduced Dual Mode functionality to the Nexo Card, giving clients the flexibility to switch between credit and debit modes at will.

Base to add native support for stablecoin USDC

Stablecoin issuer Circle announced its plans to launch USD Coin on Base, Coinbase’s layer-2 network.

Polygon deploys Chain Development Kit to simplify L2 network creation

Polygon Labs has deployed its open-source Chain Development Kit to simplify the process of building ZK-powered layer-2 blockchains on the Ethereum network.

1inch expands to Coinbase’s layer-2 network, Base

1inch has finished integrating with Base, Coinbase’s newly-launched layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution.

Binance.US partners with MoonPay to add new USD on-ramp service

Binance.US has added support for MoonPay to allow users to fund their Tether balance with USD holdings.

Gemini seeks to dismiss SEC lawsuit in its reply brief

Gemini has filed a reply brief in the court to dismiss the SEC’s ongoing lawsuit against the exchange.

Ethereum developers to roll out Holesky testnet in September

Months after the successful launch of the Shanghai upgrade, Ethereum (ETH) developers announced their plans to release the new Holesky testnet on September 15.

Coinbase secures regulatory approval to list crypto futures in the US

The National Futures Association (NFA) has permitted Coinbase to operate a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM).

Coinbase releases crypto trading services for Canadian users

Coinbase has officially entered the Canadian market after integrating Interac payment rails into its platform.

XRP momentarily hits $50 following relisting on Gemini

The price of Ripple surged to $50 shortly after crypto exchange Gemini relisted the altcoin on its platform.

Circle releases programmable Web3 wallets in public beta

Stablecoin issuer Circle has launched the beta version of its programmable Web3 wallets on the Ethereum, Polygon, and Avalanche blockchains.

PayPal launches Dollar-pegged stablecoin, PayPal USD

PayPal announced its plans to launch a new stablecoin, PayPal USD (PYUSD), on the Ethereum blockchain to bridge the gap between fiat and Web3 markets.

Coinbase to release Base for general users on August 9

Crypto exchange Coinbase will launch its layer-2 network, Base, for general users on August 9. 

Litecoin blockchain successfully completes third halving event

Litecoin’s third halving event occurred on August 2, causing the altcoin’s mining rewards to reduce to 6.25 LTC per block.

Binance to list 34 crypto tokens on its Japanese exchange

Binance plans to add trading services for 34 tokens on Binance Japan, a new exchange that caters to Japanese clients.

The Evolution of Crypto Regulations: An International Perspective

Different countries have come up with crypto regulatory rules that investors must follow to help stay on the good side of the law.

SEC reportedly ordered Coinbase to delist all coins except Bitcoin

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong claimed that before suing the exchange in June, the SEC had asked Coinbase to halt trading services for all cryptocurrencies except Bitcoin.

The Future of Crypto Security: Innovations and Challenges Ahead

The crypto industry is enjoying innovations like Quantum cryptography but also facing major issues like regulation.

How to Forecast the Next Crypto Bull Run

Factors like multi-month accumulation bottoms, undervalued metrics, sentiment changes, and smart money accumulation can help forecast the next crypto bull run.

Crypto.com receives registration approval from Dutch Central Bank

Crypto.com secured registration approval from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) weeks after Binance exited the Netherlands after failing to register with the regulators.

Binance seeks to file motion to dismiss CFTC charges

Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao intend to file a motion with the court to dismiss the CFTC’s complaint. 

Ethereum founder cautions against Worldcoin’s authentication system

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin highlighted the major issues with the Proof-of-Personhood authentication system used by Worldcoin.

Coinbase to shut down Borrow program over the coming months

Coinbase announced its plans to gradually wind down its Borrow program and requested clients to repay all outstanding loans by November 20.

Binance enables Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on Lightning Network

Binance has completed the integration of Bitcoin on the layer-2 protocol Lightning Network to enable faster BTC deposits and withdrawals for its clients.

BNB Chain to add security updates with ZhangHeng hard fork

Binance’s BNB Beacon Chain will implement new security features in its upcoming ZhangHeng hard fork.

Circle CEO says yuan-backed stablecoins offer more benefits than CBDCs

In a recent interview, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire claimed that stablecoins pegged to the Chinese Yuan are better at facilitating cross-country trades than Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

Gemini sues DCG for allegedly misleading creditors

Gemini filed a lawsuit against Digital Currency Group and its CEO Barry Silbert over allegations of deceiving investors into lending crypto and fiat assets to Genesis.

Circle may issue a new stablecoin in Japan

In a recent interview, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said the company may issue a new stablecoin in Japan weeks after Japan’s landmark framework for the regulation of stablecoins came into effect.

Binance ends deposits and withdrawals for 8 Multichain-bridged tokens

Binance announced its plans to suspend deposit and withdrawal services for eight Multichain-bridged tokens starting July 7.

Binance burns $230K worth of Terra Classic tokens

Binance removed 2.65B Terra Classic tokens from circulation by sending them to a burn wallet.

Court orders Kraken to submit user details to IRS

The court ordered Kraken to turn over the personal information of certain users to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Tether reports $2.85B net profit for Q4 2023

Stablecoin issuer Tether revealed a record-breaking net profit of $2.85B in its attestation report for the fourth quarter of 2023.

Token extensions go live on Solana Network

Solana Labs has released the token extensions upgrade for the SPL token standard.

Gemini to launch crypto trading services for French clients

Gemini has received the Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) authorization from the l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). This will allow the crypto exchange to extend its offerings to France-based users.

Bitcoin ETFs secure regulatory approval from SEC

After years of delays, the US SEC has finally approved spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (EFTs). This landmark event has caused a significant uptick in the prices of several cryptocurrencies.

Coinbase seeks to acquire unnamed MiFID-licensed entity in Cyprus

Coinbase revealed that it is in the process of taking over a MiFID-licensed entity in Cyprus to increase its derivatives offerings in the EU.

Vitalik Buterin discloses updated roadmap for the Ethereum blockchain

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin revealed new plans for the ETH blockchain, citing that the roadmap for 2024 includes fewer adjustments thanks to more clarity in Ethereum’s technical path.

OKX to delist multiple privacy tokens

Crypto exchange OKX has announced its plans to remove twenty trading pairs linked to privacy coins starting January 4, 2024.

Tether mints $1B USDT on Christmas

Stablecoin issuer Tether minted $1B worth of USDT tokens for inventory replenishment on the Ethereum network on December 25.

Ethereum developers to test Dencun update in January 2024

Ethereum developers announced their plans to initiate the testing phase for the upcoming Cancun-Deneb (Dencun) update on January 17, 2024.

Court approves $2.7B settlement between CFTC and Binance

A federal court has directed Binance to pay a $2.7B penalty to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), bringing an end to the legal feud between the regulator and the crypto exchange.

Bitcoin-backed Volcano Bonds secure regulatory approval in El Salvador

El Salvador’s Digital Assets Commission has granted regulatory approval to Volcano Bonds, the world’s first-ever Bitcoin-backed bonds. 

Circle partners with Nubank to offer USDC services in Brazil

Stablecoin issuer Circle has teamed up with fintech firm Nubank to make USDC more accessible to Brazilian clients.

Bitcoin surpasses $40K resistance after 20 months

The price rally of Bitcoin continued over the weekend, with the token finally crossing the $40,000 threshold for the first time since April 2022.

OKX deploys crypto exchange and Web3 wallet for Brazilian clients

Seychelles-based crypto giant OKX has expanded its services to Brazil by launching an exchange and Web3 wallet platform in the nation.

Lending news

Coinbase to deploy new lending platform for US institutional investors

Weeks after shutting down its Borrow program, Coinbase has decided to launch a new lending platform for US-based institutional clients.

Bug renders assets inaccessible for Polygon Aave V2 lending pool users

The execution of a recent proposal gave rise to a bug that prevents Polygon Aave V2 lending pool users from accessing their stablecoin and wrapped crypto assets.

Regulation news

SEC sues Kraken for operating unregistered platform

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against Kraken, accusing the company of operating an unregistered exchange.

The Evolution of Crypto Regulations: An International Perspective

Different countries have come up with crypto regulatory rules that investors must follow to help stay on the good side of the law.

Bitcoin news

Bitcoin ETFs secure regulatory approval from SEC

After years of delays, the US SEC has finally approved spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (EFTs). This landmark event has caused a significant uptick in the prices of several cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin-backed Volcano Bonds secure regulatory approval in El Salvador

El Salvador’s Digital Assets Commission has granted regulatory approval to Volcano Bonds, the world’s first-ever Bitcoin-backed bonds. 

Ethereum news

Vitalik Buterin discloses updated roadmap for the Ethereum blockchain

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin revealed new plans for the ETH blockchain, citing that the roadmap for 2024 includes fewer adjustments thanks to more clarity in Ethereum’s technical path.

Ethereum developers to test Dencun update in January 2024

Ethereum developers announced their plans to initiate the testing phase for the upcoming Cancun-Deneb (Dencun) update on January 17, 2024.
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