December 27, 2023

Kyber Network axes workforce by 50% one month after $49M exploit

The firm said it’s priorities now are to keep KyberSwap’s Aggregator and Limit Order functions up and running and to reimburse impacted customers.   The decentralized […]
December 27, 2023

Hong Kong to oblige stablecoin issuers to obtain license – consultation paper

The criteria for obtaining an HKMA license will include full backing of all circulating stablecoins with reserves “at least equal to the par value.”   Hong […]
December 27, 2023

Grayscale refiles Bitcoin ETF application as Barry Silbert departs

Grayscale has “finally surrendered” to cash creations in its amended filing to convert GBTC into a spot Bitcoin ETF.   Grayscale, a cryptocurrency asset management firm, […]
December 27, 2023

Crypto ‘trading platforms’ were part of $2.2B illegal Chinese forex ring: Report

The latest bust is another salvo in China’s war on capital flight — which some believe is the real reason behind the country’s continued ban on […]
December 27, 2023

Bitrace report zeroes in on stablecoin money laundering methods

Illegally obtained stablecoin may sell at a premium or a discount, depending on how it is being laundered.   Blockchain research firm Bitrace has conducted a […]
December 27, 2023

ARK’s Cathie Wood sees short-term effect of spot Bitcoin ETF as ‘sell on news’

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood expects some investors to “sell on the news” of spot Bitcoin ETF approval in the short term, but the long-term perspective […]
December 27, 2023

Amid legal troubles, Changpeng Zhao’s wealth increased by $25B in 2023

Bloomberg ranked the former Binance CEO as the 35th wealthiest person on the planet, ahead of Citadel CEO Ken Griffin and behind Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai. […]
December 26, 2023

Tether mints $1B USDT for ‘inventory replenish’ — CEO Paolo Ardoino

Tether Treasury minted another one billion “authorized but not issued” USDT on Christmas Day, triggering some skepticism from the community.   Tether, the company behind the […]
December 26, 2023

Stablecoin laws: 25 countries had legislation in place in 2023

Out of 43 countries analyzed by PwC, as many as 25 jurisdictions had stablecoin regulations in place in 2023.   The stablecoin sector, featuring cryptocurrencies like […]
December 26, 2023

Sotheby’s sold $35 million worth of digital art in 2023

The 279-year-old British-American auction house also recorded the highest fee for digital artwork yet in 2023.   Sotheby’s, the renowned fine arts auction house, has reported […]

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