Two more charged with teaching North Koreans to evade US sanctions with crypto

A United States district court has charged two European citizens in connection to a blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in North Korea which violated U.S. sanctions back in 2019.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the court documents allege that Alejandro Cao De Benos, a citizen of Spain, and Christopher Emms, a citizen of the […]

New York State Assembly passes ban on new BTC mines that don’t use green power

The New York State Assembly passed a bill late on Tuesday April 26 that would place a two-year ban on all new proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrency mining facilities in the state that use a carbon based fuel to power their operations. The bill sponsored by Anna Kelles would not only impose a two-year hold on approval […]

ApeCoin price breakout stalls after $2.4M BAYC NFT robbery — What’s ahead?

ApeCoin (APE) underwent a modest selloff a day after the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a popular nonfungible token (NFT) brand, reported losing $2.4 million worth of digital collectibles in a robbery. APE price rally to $25 stalls The hacker compromised BAYC’s official Instagram account, using it to post a phishing link that withdrew tokens out […]

Europe’s Lawmakers Set to Advance Discussion of Controversial Crypto AML Rules

Lawmakers could be swayed by the risk of a legal challenge, Schrepel believes – but in practice it may be difficult to get them to retreat from a position they share with the Council. In other areas there is less consensus on the right approach – and, for the law to become final, lawmakers and […]

Bitcoin Still Struggling To Take Off In El Salvador

El Salvador has become a hotbed for bitcoin adoption in recent months. As a result, it may come as a surprise that Bitcoin has failed to gain traction in the country, according to a recent survey. Despite this, several businesses are optimistic that BTC will gain traction in the long run. El Salvador became the […]

Ethereum Optimism Unveils Token With Entire Airdrop Season

Ethereum scalability solution Optimism revealed their governance token, called OP. This will mark the beginning of a transformation process for the Optimism ecosystem. It aims and providing users with more power with a unique governance system. Related Reading | Bitcoin Beneath Key Support Level; What’s Next? Control via two entities, the Citizens’ House and the Token […]

OpenSea acquires Gem, and Chess.com makes a move into NFTs

OpenSea buys NFT market aggregator Gem In a Monday Twitter post, OpenSea announced it had acquired NFT marketplace aggregator Gem for an undisclosed price. A blog post by OpenSea chief executive officer Devin Finzer stated that the company made this move to improve the experience of its more seasoned, “pro” users.  Gem lets traders buy NFTs across various collections […]

Brazil’s Senate approves ‘Bitcoin law’ to regulate cryptocurrencies

Brazil’s Senate has passed the country’s first bill governing cryptocurrencies in a plenary session, which will set the stage for the creation of a regulatory framework for the country’s crypto industry.  The bill must be approved by the Chamber of Deputies and then signed off by President Jair Bolsonaro to become law in the country. […]

Here’s why the growth of token staking could be bullish for Lido (LDO)

Liquid staking has grown in popularity over the past year thanks in part to the launch of the Ethereum beacon chain and the inability of ETH stakers to withdraw their tokens until the full launch of the consensus layer.  As a result, Lido (LDO) has established itself as a leader in the liquid staking sector. Lido is […]