BlockFi settles with the SEC, Russia’s CBDC trials begin and Cointelegraph releases its 2022 top-100 list: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 13-19

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s 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 $1T opportunity: JPMorgan becomes first major bank in the metaverse […]

Former BTC Developer Settles ‘Rapist’ Defamation Suit

Peter Todd, a former Bitcoin Core developer, has settled a defamation lawsuit against cryptographer Isis Lovecruft who accused Todd of being a rapist in a tweet posted in February 2019. The terms of the settlement will see the suit dropped without monetary compensation in exchange for Lovecruft issuing a statement “clarifying that they do not […]

Ex-Bitcoin Dev Settles Defamation Suit Over Sex Assault Claims

Former Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd has settled his defamation lawsuit against fellow privacy-tech expert Isis Lovecruft, who tweeted in February 2019 that Todd was a “rapist.” Lovecruft, who uses nonbinary pronouns, claimed in 2019 that Todd sexually harassed them and grabbed their arm, which he denied. After he sued Lovecruft for defamation, two anonymous […]

‘New Google’ Settles With SEC For $29 Million

A company once heralded as a “decentralized alternative” to Google recently settled with the SEC. Unlikely BitClave will ever pay $29M The project’s token price collapsed almost immediately upon change listing and never recovered. Seemingly the dream of a “decentralized” Google never materialized. The company’s website does not have a link to a GitHub repository. […]

As Bitcoin Halving Dust Settles, Network Awakens to Costly New Reality

Things haven’t quite been the same since the Bitcoin (BTC) halving. A substantial number of miners have pulled the plug on their equipment due to the halved reward. Consequently, transaction fees are now considerably higher, the hash rate has shed around 25%–40%, and new blocks are generated at remarkably low speed. So, what can be […]

Lead Plaintiff Settles Class Action Targeting $20 Mln ICO for $250,000

In a continuation of ATBCoin’s class action lawsuit over its $20 million dollar Initial Coin Offering, or ICO, the lead plaintiff has filed to settle the case for 1.5% of the total raised. While ATB Coin claimed that its blockchain would be the fastest in the world, ATB’s launch revealed that its technology could not […]