Monthly Archives: June 2022

US Congressional hearing on digital asset regulation focuses on disclosure

An agriculture subcommittee heard a CFTC official, a law professor, a Chainalysis cofounder and Charles Hoskinson air their views on regulation and adjacent topics. Disclosure was an important theme at a United States House of Representatives hearing on digital asset regulation Thursday. Although chair of the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Sean Maloney specified that it would focus on gaps in the oversight and regulation of derivatives and underlying spot markets, the discussion ranged widely.  The Agriculture Committee oversees the Commodity Futures […]

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Ripple CEO criticizes SEC for ‘contradictions’ on crypto regulations

“The SEC [decided] to do regulation through enforcement, which is not efficient and really I think has stifled innovation in the United States,” said Brad Garlinghouse. Brad Garlinghouse, the chief executive officer of Ripple Labs, has claimed the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has inconsistently imposed regulations on crypto firms in the country.  Speaking to Wired editor-in-chief at the Collision conference in Toronto on Thursday, Garlinghouse pointed to Ripple’s current legal battle with the SEC, in which the federal regulator has alleged the company’s […]

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Do Kwon Interview Explains He’s ‘Devastated’ by LUNA Collapse, Says ‘There’s a Difference Between Failing and Fraud’

During a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Terraform Labs (TFL) founder Do Kwon said he was “devastated” by the LUNA and UST implosion that took place in mid-May. He told the WSJ that he was probably a billionaire when LUNA tapped an all-time high before the collapse, but lost a great portion of his net worth following the aftermath. Do Kwon Speaks About the Terra LUNA Collapse Do Kwon has recently discussed the LUNA and UST fallout during an interview with the WSJ contributors […]

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Buy Bitcoin or start mining? HashWorks CEO points to ‘attractive investment yield’ in BTC mining

Bear markets are for building, which is exactly why HashWorks CEO Todd Esse says BTC’s current pricing presents an opportunity for retail investors and industrial mining companies. Recently, bad news has abounded, and the resulting fear is real. DeFi is looking dead, altcoins completed their lifecycle by returning back to $0 (I guess that’s a joke), and Bitcoin’s (BTC) price fell lower than even the smartest brains in the room expected.  A unifying theme of the most recent bull market appears to have been greed. Everyone got […]

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Uphold withdraws with Venezuela, citing US sanctions

The platform advised users to withdraw funds quickly, noting it would halt trading for Venezuela-based clients on July 31, with all accounts “fully restricted” beginning Sept. 30. Crypto trading platform Uphold said it will be withdrawing support for users in Venezuela due to sanctions imposed by the United States government. In a Thursday announcement, Uphold said “owing to the increasing complexity of complying with U.S. sanctions” the platform would “very reluctantly” be moving out of Venezuela. The platform advised users to withdraw their funds as soon as […]

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Coinbase to track off-exchange transactions from Dutch customers

Dutch users need to provide the recipient’s full name, the purpose of transfer and full residential address to move digital assets off the platform. In a new blog post published Thursday, Coinbase says that starting Monday, all of its customers in the Netherlands will need to complete new Know Your Customer, or KYC, requirements when transferring digital assets to wallet addresses that are not based on the exchange. This includes providing the recipient’s full name, the purpose of the transfer and the recipient’s complete residential address. Transfers […]

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E-Commerce Giant Ebay Acquires NFT Marketplace Knownorigin

The e-commerce and online auction giant Ebay has announced the company has acquired the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Knownorigin. Ebay declared that the acquisition is an “important step in Ebay’s tech-led reimagination.” Ebay Purchases NFT Marketplace in Order to Make E-Commerce Site the World’s Top Destination for Collectibles Ebay revealed on Wednesday that the company has purchased the NFT marketplace Knownorigin. Last February, Ebay’s chief executive officer, Jamie Iannone, discussed NFTs, cryptocurrencies, and how the company continues to “evaluate other forms of payments.” Knownorigin is a UK-based […]

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The community-centered approach to Web3 — Aave founder and CEO

“What if we actually can have ownership on our own presence in social media — our profiles, our social identities?” asked Stani Kulechov. Aave (AAVE) founder and CEO Stani Kulechov said the firm was continuing to develop its decentralized social media platform, with Web3 potentially changing the way many view ownership. Speaking to Cointelegraph at the Collision conference in Toronto on Thursday, Kulechov said Web3 — a buzzword often thrown around, which generally describes the next evolution of an internet based on blockchain technology — could impact how […]

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Voyager Digital cuts withdrawal amount as 3AC contagion ripples through DeFi and CeFi

Traders brace for more bad news after headlines revealed that Voyager Digital had lent $655 million to Three Arrows Capital. Is another crypto market sell-off on the way? The Singapore-based crypto venture firm Three Arrows Capital (3AC) failed to meet its financial obligations on June 15 and this caused severe impairments among centralized lending providers like Babel Finance and staking providers like Celsius. On June 22, Voyager Digital, a New York-based digital assets lending and yield company listed on the Toronto Stock exchange, saw its shares drop nearly […]

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‘Foolish’ to deny Bitcoin price can go under $10K — Analysis

Investors need a plan to cater for every eventuality, as analysts still focus on $16,000 as a downside target. Bitcoin (BTC) preserved $20,000 for another day on June 23 with calls for another 20% drop still surfacing. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin under $10,000 not impossible Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD ranging just above the $20,000 mark over the 24 hours to the time of writing. As ever, the behavior reflected moves in United States equities markets, which stayed flat on […]

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