Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. Hong Kong gaming firm to invest $100M in crypto Boyaa Interactive International, a publicly-traded Hong Kong holding company specializing in online card and board games, wants to secure the approval of its shareholders to invest $100 million in crypto. According to
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is being hauled over the hot coals on crypto X (Twitter) after claiming Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency’s “only true use case” is to facilitate crime. “The only true use case for it is criminals, drug traffickers, money laundering, tax avoidance,” Dimon said in a hearing before the United States Banking Committee
A new feature from Coinbase Wallet allows for the transfer of crypto through a link that can be sent through some of the most popular social media sites and messaging apps as the crypto exchange looks to make its service accessible to a wider market. “Users can now send money on any platform that they
Hashdex, one of the 13 asset managers vying for spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund, expects to see the first spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States land by the second quarter of 2024, followed by a spot Ether (ETH) ETF. “The exact timing of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the U.S. remains unclear, but in
Bitcoin (BTC) finally broke above the formidable resistance of $38,000 in the past week and marched closer to $40,000. This move shows that Bitcoin’s trajectory remains up. The bulls will try to maintain the momentum and achieve a strong close to the year, while the bears will try to pull the price down. The major
Peter Szilagyi, the team lead of Ethereum, has expressed frustration over his alma mater’s lack of interest in providing opportunities for students to collaborate with Ethereum (ETH). In a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter), Szilagyi explained that he had always felt a lack of genuine interest when he returned to his old university
Market manipulation in the crypto sphere, explained In the cryptocurrency space, market manipulation refers to the deliberate use of different deceptive strategies to artificially inflate or deflate the price of cryptocurrencies. One of the signs of market manipulation includes sudden, unusual price increases or decreases that have nothing to do with important news or trends.
Bitcoin (BTC) rallied about 9% in November, with $38,000 proving to be a difficult obstacle to cross. Buyers have repeatedly tried to maintain the price above $38,000, but the bears have held their ground. Historically, December has been a mixed month. Coinglass data shows that in the past five years, Bitcoin rose only in 2020,
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) called on the public to comment on a proposed rule change that could allow asset management firm Fidelity to offer shares of its spot Ether exchange-traded fund, or ETF. In a Nov. 30 notice, the SEC said “interested persons” may comment on the Fidelity offering, proposing the
Bitcoin (BTC) is trying to sustain above the overhead resistance of $38,000 for the second consecutive day and start the next leg of the uptrend. The excitement among market observers may have increased after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed its decision on the applications of Franklin Templeton and Hashdex exchange-traded funds.
Every day this week we’re highlighting one genuine, no bullsh*t, hype free use case for AI in crypto. Today it’s the potential for using AI for smart contract auditing and cybersecurity, we’re so near and yet so far. AI artwork for the ChatGPT written TurboToad memecoin. (Twitter) One of the big use cases for AI
For every genuine blockchain project harnessing artificial intelligence in an attempt to create a better world — like Dr Ben Goertzel’s Singularity.net — there are 100 coins like AI Doge that have simply wedged the hyped-up terms “AI” and “Crypto” together to flog tokens. “Those are just fundamental buzzwords,” explains Near blockchain founder Illia Polosukhin,
Bitcoin (BTC) has started the week on a negative note. The failure of the bulls to pierce and sustain above the $38,000 resistance has given a small window of opportunity for the bears to try and make a comeback. Strong selling has pulled the price below $37,000 on Nov. 27. However, lower levels are likely
XRP (XRP) price may rally over 20% in the coming weeks thanks to a classic bullish continuation setup. XRP price enters bull flag breakout stage The so-called bull flag pattern develops when the price consolidates inside a parallel channel after a strong uptrend. It resolves after the price breaks above the upper trendline with convincing
Top Stories This Week US officials announce $4.3B settlement with Binance, plea deal with CZ Binance and its co-founder, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, have reached a settlement over criminal and civil cases with the United States Department of Justice. CZ will plead guilty to one felony charge as part of the negotiated agreement. Attorney General Merrick
Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. HTX exchange hacked… again In the fourth hack affecting the HTX (formerly Huobi Global) ecosystem in just two months, the exchange lost $13.6 million via a hot wallet hack that occurred on November 22. In its November 23 announcement, the exchange promised to
XRP (XRP) price has dropped 18.5% from its local high of $0.67 on Nov. 23. And, it appears the cryptocurrency will suffer more selloffs in the coming weeks. XRP technicals hint at extended correction XRP has failed to break above a descending trendline resistance since January 2018. And, it fell short of logging a breakout
The director of Netflix’s sci-fi series Conquest reportedly used $4 million from the show’s budget to bet on Dogecoin (DOGE) and made $27 million in the process. Now the director, Carl Erik Rinsch, wants another $14 million from Netflix, according to a Nov. 22 report in The New York Times citing a confidential arbitration proceeding.
BNB’s (BNB) price breakout to a 5-month high at $271.90 comes as reporting from the Wall Street Journal highlighted the United States Department of Justice’s plan to announce a $4.3 billion dollar settlement with Binance to end its case. WSJ also reported that Binance founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao has agreed to step down as CEO
Circle has launched a new standard to streamline the process of launching its stablecoin, USDC, on new networks, according to a Nov. 21 blog post. The new “bridged USDC standard” allows developers to launch the token through a two-phase process. In the first phase, the third-party developer has control of the token contracts, and the