Stablecoin issuer Circle has launched a Stellar network version of its euro-backed stablecoin, EURC, according to a Sept. 26 announcement. EURC was previously only available on the Ethereum and Avalanche networks. Hello Europe meet our new friend EURC on #Stellar. Same speed, low cost, and reliability of the Stellar network we all know and love
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury has added a crypto wallet allegedly connected to a major international crime syndicate as part of its list of Specially Designated Nationals. In a Sept. 26 announcement, the U.S. Treasury said it had sanctioned 10 individuals, including many tied to
Blockchain security platform Immunefi has launched an on-chain system for bug bounties, according to a Sept. 26 announcement. The new system, called “Vaults,” allows Web3 developers to escrow funds in an on-chain address and use them to pay out bug bounties to white hat hackers. Immunefi believes the new system will help projects “demonstrate to
The price of Optimism’s native OP token is leading losses among the top 50 cryptocurrencies, falling as far as 10% on the week ahead of a $30 million token unlock. According to data from tokenomics platform Token Unlocks, 24.16 million OP tokens, which account for roughly 3% of the circulating supply — are scheduled to
Tim Draper is a prominent venture capitalist, the founder of Draper University and the creator of the Meet The Drapers television series. He invested early in Tesla, SpaceX and Coinbase and has 254,000 followers on X. “Let me get my second prediction to actually happen, and then we’ll move on to other predictions,” Tim Draper
Chase Bank, a digital bank owned by the investment bank JPMorgan, will restrict all cryptocurrency-related transactions for its customers in the United Kingdom. Starting from Oct. 16, customers of Chase Bank in the U.K. will no longer be able to make crypto transactions using their debit cards or through outgoing bank transfer, a spokesperson for
Ethereum liquid staking platforms are making waves in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Recent on-chain reports have revealed that liquid staking protocols have recorded a new milestone in the number of Ether (ETH) staked, reaching a staggering 12 million ETH mark in just a few days. Ethereum Liquid Staking Gains Momentum With Ethereum 2.0 thriving,
In what could be described as a relentless pursuit for granular transparency regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) prior actions vis-à-vis cryptocurrencies and Ripple, Empower Oversight Whistleblowers & Research—a rigorous watchdog entity—has spearheaded another incisive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) endeavor. This stratagem is centered on elucidating the inter-communications of Jay Clayton, erstwhile SEC
Hours after the crypto exchange HTX (rebranded from Huobi) reported a hack that resulted in a loss of $8 million, Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao offered the help of the Binance security team in investigating the attack. Timely intervention is key to tracking down and retrieving stolen cryptocurrencies as hackers attempt to hide their tracks using mixers
Arbitrum, a major Layer 2 solution for the Ethereum blockchain, has officially added the unclaimed tokens from the Arbitrum airdrop to its network’s treasury. The Arbitrum Foundation sent 69.4 million unclaimed Arbitrum (ARB) tokens to the Arbitrum’s decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) treasury on Sept. 24, the foundation announced on X (formerly Twitter). The foundation emphasized
The inventor of Bitcoin Ordinals is proposing a new Bitcoin-based fungible token protocol as a potential alternative to the BRC-20 token standard. The BRC-20 standard was launched in March by an anonymous developer “Domo.” Within two months, the BRC-20 market cap reached $1 billion, with PEPE and ORDI among the most notable BRC-20 tokens created
The creditors involved in the Celsius bankruptcy case have voted in favor of a plan that will see funds returned to them as well as distributing equity through a new company. According to a Sept. 25 filing from bankruptcy firm Stretto, most of the classes voted in favor of the plan by more than 98%.
A “glitch” in MetaMask that caused it to overestimate opBNB gas fees has now been fixed, according to a social media post from BNB Chain. Many users pay the default recommended fee displayed in their wallets, so a misestimation can cause users to overpay. Together with our friends at @MetaMask, we’ve resolved a glitch that
Bitcoin’s (BTC) weakness on Sep. 24 shows that the bears remain in control. Sellers are trying to pull the price below $26,000 but the bulls are likely to defend the level with vigor. Buyers are trying to achieve a positive monthly close for Bitcoin in September for the first time since 2016. If they can
In the ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), John Deaton, a prominent lawyer supporting XRP, has recently shed light on potential conflicts of interest and regulatory capture that may have influenced the SEC’s decision to take legal action against Ripple. Ethereum is at the epicenter of these allegations.
China is looking to build artificial intelligence (AI) chip factories for creating particle accelerators to help bypass sanctions affecting the local industry, according to a report from the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Using particle accelerators will help create new ways to produce a novel laser source. The SCMP reported that the electron beam of
Data shows the Ethereum funding rates have been quite negative in recent days. Here’s what this could mean for the cryptocurrency’s price. Ethereum Funding Rates Have Been Under The Zero Mark Recently As explained by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, a short squeeze may be a possibility for the asset currently. The “funding rate”
Crypto investment products registered their sixth consecutive week of outflows for the week ending Sept. 24. According to data from CoinShares, digital asset outflows from crypto investment products reached $9 million last week. Weekly crypto asset flows. Source: CoinShares Bitcoin (BTC) registered a third consecutive week of outflows, reaching $6 million in the past week.
Ethereum holders have been subject to uncertainty over the last few months as bulls and bears have struggled for control. With the bears winning at a much higher rate than the bulls, Ethereum holders have found their holdings have continued to lose value. This time around, the plunge has sent the number of investors losing
MicroStrategy, a business intelligence firm and major Bitcoin (BTC) investor, is sending a bullish signal to the market by announcing the acquisition of another big stash of cryptocurrency. Michael Saylor, co-founder and executive chairman of MicroStrategy, took to X (formerly Twitter) on Sept. 25 to announce a 5,445 BTC purchase by the firm. The coins