The European Central Bank, or ECB, will reportedly be preparing to implement a new law by warning European Union member states about the necessity of harmonizing regulations for crypto. According to a Sunday report from the Financial Times, the ECB was concerned about possible regulatory overlap between respective central banks in the EU and crypto
Summary: Three Arrows Capital allegedly owns multiple NFTs belonging to popular projects such as CryptoPunks, Art Blocks Curated, BoredApeYachtClub, and more. The total NFT holdings by Three Arrows Capital are valued at roughly $7 million. The Three Arrows Capital crypto hedge fund allegedly owns multiple NFTs belonging to popular projects such as Crypto Punks and
Multichain, a cross-chain platform, has announced the integration of the Bitcoin-based (BTC) smart contract protocol Rootstock (RSK) blockchain into its ecosystem. This will allow users to exchange Ether (ETH), USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), and other assets between RSK, Ethereum, and BNB Chain. According to Monday’s announcement, the integration is a major milestone for
The crypto markets have remained relatively stable over the weekend and on July 4, which is a holiday for the United States financial markets due to Independence Day. Although Arthur Hayes, former CEO of derivatives platform BitMEX, was expecting a “mega crypto dump” around July 4, it has not materialized. The drop in Bitcoin’s (BTC)
Argentina, a country with one of the highest crypto adoption rates in the world, saw the price of dollar-pegged stablecoins surge across exchanges on Saturday after the abrupt resignation of its Economy Minister, Martin Guzman. The minister’s shock exit, confirmed on his Twitter account on July 3 via a seven-page letter, threatens to further destabilize
Major European digital asset manager CoinShares is finalizing the acquisition of the French fintech firm Napoleon Group despite the ongoing market decline. CoinShares announced on July 4 that the firm has acquired Napoleon Asset Management, a digital asset management subsidiary of Napoleon Group. CoinShares previously entered into a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire the
In the middle of crypto’s latest bear market, industry and asset class detractors have rallied together to share their skepticism and network with lawmakers at their own anti-crypto conference. Whereas most crypto conferences exist to promote the latest developments on the cutting edge of the industry, crypto critic journalist Amy Castor said in her July
The bears are attempting to sink Bitcoin (BTC) below $19,000 to further cement their advantage over the crypto market. Analysts watching Bitcoin’s MVRV-Z Score, a metric which measures how high or low Bitcoin’s price is relative to “fair value,” expect an even deeper fall before the bottom is finally reached. However, economist, trader and entrepreneur
Summary: Celsius Network has reportedly laid off 150 staff members who constitute 25% of its workforce. The team behind the lending platform had last month hired restructuring advisors. Celsius Network has also put forward three proposals for rebuilding through Bnk to The Future Capital: a restructuring to launch Celsius, a pool of most influential whales
We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Alyssa Tsai, founder and CEO of Panony — an incubator, investor and adviser for blockchain and Web3 business.
The past few weeks have been interesting and have surfaced what we in the financial services industry call matters requiring attention, or MRAs. An MRA describes a practice that deviates from sound governance, internal controls and risk management principles. These matters that require attention have the potential to adversely affect the industry and increase the
Summary: Coca-Cola has announced plans to release a Pride series NFT collection to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Coca-Cola will be collaborating with artist and advocate Rich Mnisi. The Pride Series NFT collection will be minted on the Polygon Network (MATIC). The world-renowned beverage company of Coca-Cola has announced that it will be launching a Pride
Given Ethereum’s dominance coupled with the current crypto bear market, it remains questionable if L1s will flourish. This was recently highlighted in a Chainalsys blog post entitled “New layer 1 blockchains are expanding the DeFi ecosystem, but no ETH killers yet.” Ethan McMahon, an economist at Chainalysis, told Cointelegraph that Chainalysis published this report to
The Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem’s biggest roadblock to mainstream dominance is often attributed to the extremely high transaction fees or gas fees it requires to complete a transaction. However, with Ethereum’s average gas fees coming down to 0.0015 ETH, the narrative is set to change. The average transaction fee on the Ethereum blockchain fell down to
VanEck, one of the first firms in the world to ever file for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF), is not giving up on its plans to launch a spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States. The firm has refiled an application for a physically-backed Bitcoin ETF with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Open Network (TON) Foundation is the latest cryptocurrency company to upgrade its ecosystem with Ethereum Name Service (ENS)-like domain names. The TON Foundation on Thursday announced the launch of TON DNS, a new service to allow users to assign human-readable names to crypto wallets, smart contracts and websites. Similar to other popular crypto-related domain