Monthly Archives: May 2022

US Treasury Sanctions First Crypto Mixer

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued its first-ever sanctions on a crypto mixer. The mixing service was used by Lazarus Group to process illicit proceeds from the $620 million crypto heist of the online game Axie Infinity, said the Treasury Department. Treasury Department Sanctions Crypto Mixer The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Friday that it has sanctioned crypto mixer Blender.io (Blender). According to the OFAC, this mixing service is used by the […]

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US Fed hikes interest rates, Bitcoin plunges below $36K, and Argentina’s central bank says no to financial institutions offering crypto: Hodler’s Digest, May 1-7

Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Fed hikes interest rates by 50 basis points in effort to combat inflation On Wednesday, the United States Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to raise interest rates by 0.5%, marking its biggest upward adjustment in over two decades. It was the second […]

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Sony Partners With Theta Labs to Launch 3D NFTs for Its Spatial Reality Display

Sony Group Corporation has revealed it has partnered with Theta Labs in order to launch 3D non-fungible token (NFT) assets. The upcoming NFTs will be crafted for the Sony Spatial Reality Display and are designed for three-dimensional viewing. Sony 3D NFTs to Enhance Spatial Reality Display Features The Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Sony is working with Theta Labs, the creators of the Theta blockchain. The Theta project is described as a decentralized video streaming network or video delivery network with its own native crypto asset, theta network […]

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Anchor Protocol’s Earn Rate Adjusts for the First Time, From 19.4 to 18% APY

Following the governance vote that aimed to implement a semi-dynamic earn rate for the Anchor Protocol, the decentralized finance (defi) platform’s earn rate adjusted downward for the first time this month. After holding steady with a 19.4% annual percentage yield (APY) since the project started, Anchor Protocol’s earn rate is now roughly 18% APY for the month of May. Defi Lending Protocol Anchor’s Earn Rate Adjusts Downward The lending platform Anchor Protocol is the third-largest defi protocol today with $16.5 billion total value locked (TVL). Statistics show […]

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Central Bank of Argentina Bans Private Banks From Offering Cryptocurrency Services

The Central Bank of Argentina has taken steps to ban private banks from offering cryptocurrency services to customers in the country. The action comes after two banks had started offering cryptocurrency purchasing services from their apps. The measure is said to be directed at mitigating risks associated with cryptocurrency assets. Central Bank of Argentina Closes Banking Crypto Offers The Central Bank of Argentina is tightening its permissive attitude when it comes to the links between cryptocurrency assets and private banks. The institution has issued a document that […]

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Will Russia Actually Trade Oil For Bitcoin?

Russia announced a willingness to accept bitcoin in exchange for oil, but will countries actually pay in bitcoin or will they stick to gold? On Thursday, March 24, Pavel Zavalny, chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee for Energy, announced payment terms for countries looking to purchase oil and gas from Russia. It is an extension of the Russian government’s earlier statement to “unfriendly countries,” (directed toward most European Union member states) saying that they should pay for their energy with rubles or gold. The U.S. Sanctions Both […]

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Biggest Movers: LUNA Falls to 6-Week Low, as ALGO Surges 15% on Saturday

Despite Terra buying $1.5 billion worth of BTC this week, LUNA slipped to a six-week low to start the weekend. Overall, crypto markets remained in the red, however ALGO was one of the rare exceptions to record significant gains. Algorand (ALGO) ALGO was easily one of the biggest gainers during Saturday’s session, as prices rose by as much as 15% on the day. Following yesterday’s low of $0.63, ALGO/USD rallied to an intraday peak of $0.745 to start the weekend. The surge saw prices move from long-term […]

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Bitcoin clings to $36K as data suggests BTC price sell-off came from short-term holders

Bitcoin price action steadies, but things still look ugly for those with major skin in the game. Bitcoin (BTC) found a new home at $36,000 into May 7 as volatility finally cooled into the weekend.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Terra down at least $250 million in crunch Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD circling the $36,000 mark overnight after losing 12% in just 72 hours. Still near its lowest levels since late February, the pair had nonetheless avoided a rematch of 2022 […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Remains Close to 6-Week Low to Start the Weekend

Following a recent string of declines, ETH continued to hover close to a six-week low to start the weekend. BTC was also lower on Saturday, as the world’s largest cryptocurrency remained closer to a two-month low. Bitcoin BTC was once again trading lower on Saturday, as prices were battling to find a floor following Friday’s selloff. After hitting an intraday low of $35,482.13 during yesterday’s session, BTC/USD was marginally higher, but still close to its two-month low. Today’s session has so far seen BTC rise to a […]

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The United States turns its attention to stablecoin regulation

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in regulating and embracing the cryptocurrency industry, but the Stablecoin TRUST Act may set up some barriers for newcomers. The United States continues to be a global leader in embracing the cryptocurrency industry thanks to the work of Sen. Patrick Toomey, with the White House being at the forefront of crypto regulation. Last year, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill — and it included some new legislation that would impact the crypto sector. And more […]

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