Industry Talk

May 6, 2024

Potential Expansion of Hong Kong’s Bitcoin ETFs


Recent remarks by Richard Byworth, Managing Partner at SyzCapital, have ignited social media discussions concerning the prospective accessibility of Bitcoin ETFs, now listed in Hong Kong, to mainland Chinese investors. Byworth’s tweet alluded to discussions on including these ETFs in the Stock Connect system, which may significantly expand investment opportunities for mainland Chinese capital into […]

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April 30, 2024

Ripple Breaks Ground in Japan with SBI Group


Announcing a cooperation with HashKey DX to deliver XRPL blockchain solutions for supply chain financing, Ripple has started a new initiative in Japan. SBI Group will be the first Japanese business to use XRPL’s cutting-edge platform through this partnership. Through the agreement, the Japanese supply chain and financial sectors hope to increase speed, cut costs, […]

Industry Talk

April 29, 2024

The Rise of Bitcoin ETFs Down Under: Australia’s Crypto Shift by 2024


Australia is poised for a meaningful financial transformation as exchange-traded funds (ETFs) backed by Bitcoin are expected to be approved by the end of 2024. As a result of the successful launch of comparable financial products in the US and Hong Kong, Australian financial institutions and market authorities are prepared to embrace this new source […]

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April 24, 2024

BlackRock’s Revised Ethereum ETF Proposal


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened a public consultation period about BlackRock’s updated proposal for an Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) with spot prices. With this new plan, the paradigm of cash transactions replaces the direct Ethereum exchange, which is a significant departure from the old structure. This modification aims to bring the […]

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April 23, 2024

Crisis at the SEC: Resignations and Reprimands


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is facing internal discord and public scrutiny in an unexpected turn of events. This comes after the agency was severely sanctioned by a federal judge, which led to the departure of two well-known solicitors, Michael Welsh and Joseph Watkins. The SEC was accused of making false claims and […]

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April 17, 2024

Korean Won Edges Out US Dollar as Top Fiat Currency in Crypto Trading


The South Korean Won (KRW) has lately eclipsed the US Dollar (USD) as the main fiat currency regarding trading volume on centralised exchanges, marking a significant shift in the global cryptocurrency industry. The Korean Won enabled transactions totalling more than $456 billion in the first quarter of 2024, according to recent research by the financial […]

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April 16, 2024

Grand Base Heist: Key Exposure Leads to $1.7 Million Loss


Grand Base, a platform specifically on Coinbase’s layer-2 blockchain, has disclosed a serious security breach that cost them $1.7 million in lost revenue. This incident, which resulted from an exposed private key, caused money to be stolen and its native token’s value to plummet by 99% in a single day. Urgent requests for significant security […]

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April 15, 2024

Coinbase Seeks Early Appeal in SEC Case


With 73 million users, Coinbase is the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States. It filed an interlocutory appeal in its high-stakes legal dispute with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The motion, filed on April 12, asks for a judicial review of a critical legal issue supporting the SEC’s allegations that Coinbase functions […]

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Industry Talk

April 8, 2024

The New Integration of Memecoins on Fantom


With the emergence of memecoins, the cryptocurrency environment is undergoing a major revolution, and one well-known blockchain platform leading this change is Fantom. A new chapter in the history of digital currencies has begun with Andre Cronje, a primary Fantom developer, announcing plans to include memecoins into the ecosystem. The Rise of Memecoins A subgroup […]

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April 4, 2024

Binance Executive Detained in Nigeria


The leading cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, is currently mired in a legal dispute in Nigeria. Tigran Gambaryan, the exchange’s executive, was imprisoned for five weeks before being charged with money laundering. In support of Gambaryan, Binance has issued an official statement claiming that he has no decision-making authority within the organisation. The circumstances […]

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April 3, 2024

US Authorities Relocate $2 Billion in Bitcoin Seized from Silk Road


Blockchain data from April 2 highlighted a transfer of over $2 billion in Bitcoin (BTC), revealing that a US Justice Department-affiliated wallet first made a modest test transaction before transferring a substantial sum of 30,174 BTC. The money that was moved represents part of the Bitcoin that was seized from James Zhong, who was found […]

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April 2, 2024

Tether Achieves Major Security Milestone with SOC 2 Type 1 Audit


The well-known stablecoin issuer Tether has reached a significant milestone in its dedication to security and dependability by successfully completing the System Organisation Control (SOC) 2 Audit Type 1. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) audit provides evidence of Tether’s robust IT control procedures and commitment to system security. Tether is reaffirming its […]