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US Court Sentences Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Founder to 7.5 Years in Prison

The founder of two cryptocurrency hedge funds in New York, Stefan Qin, has been sentenced to 7.5 years in prison and three years of supervised release. He is also ordered to forfeit about $55 million. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said that he “engaged in a scheme to steal assets” from his hedge funds and defraud investors. Crypto Hedge Fund Founder Gets 7.5 Years in Jail Stefan Qin, the founder of two cryptocurrency hedge funds in New York, has been sentenced to 7.5 years in prison, the […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Climbs 128% Over 83 Days, Network’s Mystery Miners Disappear

Bitcoin’s hashrate has been climbing higher during the last two weeks, hitting 174 exahash per second (EH/s) on two occasions since June 28. Currently, Bitcoin’s network hashrate is coasting along at 158 EH/s, up 128% since the low 83 days ago when it hit 69 EH/s. Meanwhile, unknown hashrate has subsided a great deal as 96% of the mystery miners recorded at the end of June have disappeared. Bitcoin Hashrate Gathers Strength Since the End of June Approximately 83 days or over two months ago, Bitcoin’s hashrate […]

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BTC price falls back to $47K as weekly close neatly tracks Bitcoin futures gap

It’s a modest weekly gain for Bitcoin buyers as Saturday’s progress comes full circle back to square one the next day. Bitcoin (BTC) retested $47,000 on Sept. 19 as the weekly close looked set to hinge on the CME futures gap. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin comes full circle after erasing gains Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed mixed signals from BTC/USD as the week drew to a close. Saturday had seen a stronger rally from the pair, which subsequently gave way to […]

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ADALend: New Wave of DeFi Loans on Cardano

ADALend is building a scalable and decentralized lending protocol on Cardano, governed by the community. Cardano is the market leader in PoS as a collection of protocols for economic support to billions of people. Over the last decade, the decentralized Finance (DeFi) space has been forced to evolve to keep pace with the development of the digital asset market. ADALend protocol will power foundational the new wave of flexible financial markets by providing a layer for instant loan approval, automated collateral, trustless custody, and liquidity. What is […]

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Ethereum killers or just pretenders? But Ether remains king for now

The issue of high gas fees rears its head up for the Ethereum community yet again as “Ethereum killer” networks continue to gain more attention. The term “Ethereum killer” is beginning to pick up the pace once again in the cryptocurrency markets as the native tokens of several competing blockchain networks are posting significant gains during September. For any alternative network to be considered as a part of this category, it needs to have one essential feature that serves as the backbone of the Ethereum network: smart […]

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Ukraine Officials Fail to Account for Millions in Declared Crypto Assets

Personal asset declarations filed by politicians and government officials in Ukraine have indicated that many have made significant investments in cryptocurrency. However, some of them have been unable to prove ownership or account for their digital holdings, local media reported. Lawmaker Loses Over 40 BTC With Stolen Vehicle in Ukraine Dmitry Gurin, a member of Ukrainian parliament from President Zelensky’s Servant of the People party, has allegedly lost a serious amount of cryptocurrency to car thieves, according to an audit of his 2020 declaration quoted by the […]

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Directors of Collapsed South African Crypto Investment Firm to Testify via Virtual Platform

Ameer and Raees Cajee, the two directors of the South African crypto-investment platform, Africrypt, are set to participate in an inquest that seeks to seal the fate of the collapsed firm. The Death Threats According to an Itweb report, the Cajee brothers — who have agreed to testify on October 19 and 20 — will only do so virtually. The report confirms that both Ameer and Raees, who have already received several death threats, were initially scheduled to appear before the inquiry in the second week of […]

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Bank of Russia to ‘Slow Down’ Payments to Crypto Exchanges, Curb Russians’ Impulsive Investments

Central Bank of Russia is now working with commercial banks in order to delay payments made to digital asset exchanges. The move aims to limit “emotional” cryptocurrency purchases made by “unqualified” Russian investors, a CBR official revealed. The move is likely to affect peer-to-peer and over-the-counter trading platforms. Central Bank of Russia Skeptical of Cryptocurrency Investments Bank of Russia remains skeptical about the acquisition of cryptocurrencies and will not support increasing access to crypto markets for Russian investors, most of whom are not accredited, the bank’s Deputy […]

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Wormhole Network Launches Ethereum Solana Bridge, Solana AMM Saber Surpasses $4 Billion TVL

On September 17, 2021, Solana protocol fans were introduced to the launch of the Wormhole Network’s ethereum – solana bridge, which means assets between each chain can be intermingled. The launch announcement notes that Saber, the Solana-fueled protocol with more than $4 billion total-value locked (TVL), will support migration from Wormhole V1 to V2. Wormhole Launches Ethereum – Solana Bridge Solana has risen 5,504% in value during the last year and today, solana (SOL) is a top ten crypto-asset holding the seventh largest position in terms of […]

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US Authorities Investigate Binance for Insider Trading and Market Manipulation: Report

Binance’s troubles with regulators grow as U.S. authorities are now reportedly investigating the exchange for possible insider trading and market manipulation. The investigation involves the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Justice Department (DOJ) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have also been investigating Binance on a separate issue. Binance Probed for Possible Insider Trading, Market Manipulation U.S. authorities are now investigating Binance for possible insider trading and Market manipulation to ascertain whether the company or its staff profited by taking advantage of its customers, Bloomberg reported […]

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