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Another Stablecoin Depegs From USD Parity, Polkadot-Based AUSD Loses 98% in Value

2022 has been the year of broken stablecoins as a myriad of dollar-pegged crypto assets depegged from their dollar value this year. On August 14, the Polkadot-based stablecoin alpaca usd (AUSD) dropped below a U.S. penny in value, only to… Continue Reading →

Weekly NFT Sales Show Improvement, Fantom and Immutable X NFT Volume Spikes

Non-fungible token (NFT) sales managed to climb higher during the last seven days than the previous week’s overall sales. This week’s NFT sales managed to jump over 6.3% after recording more than $153 million in sales compared to last week’s… Continue Reading →

Brazilian Crypto Investment Platform Bluebenx Stops Withdrawals Under Hack Allegations

Bluebenx, a Brazil-based cryptocurrency investment platform, suspended withdrawals last week due to an alleged hack that made the company lose more than $31 million. The company announced that the withdrawals would be stopped for at least six months. The company… Continue Reading →

Proposed Ethereum PoW Fork Token Loses Half Its Market Value in Less Than 6 Days

In 32 days, Ethereum is expected to upgrade from a proof-of-work (PoW) consensus algorithm to a proof-of-stake (PoS) system after the network used PoW for seven years. While the testnets have implemented the new rules, most people envision a relatively… Continue Reading →

Binance CEO’s Warning About Wazirx Wallets, Nigerian EFCC on Naira Depreciation, O’Leary Buys the Dip — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

Another week has passed and developments in the Binance-Wazirx controversy continue, Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) claims it has identified individuals fueling the naira’s depreciation, Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary says crypto “desperately needs policy,” and the government… Continue Reading →

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe ‘Developed a Roadmap for Adoption of CBDC,’ Says Governor

The governor of the Zimbabwean central bank, John Mangudya, recently said his organization “has developed a roadmap for adoption of CBDC [central bank digital currency] in Zimbabwe.” Mangudya also revealed that two fintech startups had been admitted into the central… Continue Reading →

Bank of Russia Aims for Full Launch of Digital Ruble in 2024

The Central Bank of Russia plans to begin the comprehensive implementation of the digital ruble two years from now, according to a paper detailing its monetary policy priorities for the 2023 – 2025 period. As the development of the state-issued… Continue Reading →

US Venture Capital Firm Leads New Investment in Nigerian Startup Teamapt

The United States-based venture capital (VC) firm, QED Investors, recently led an investment round that raised more than $50 million for the Nigerian fintech Teamapt. The investment, as well as the VC firm’s hiring of personnel tasked with spearheading its… Continue Reading →

Crypto Exchange BTC-e Operator Vinnik Reportedly Denied Bail in US, Maintains Innocence

Alexander Vinnik, the alleged owner and operator of the infamous cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, has been found not eligible for release on bail in the United States, where he was recently transferred from Greece. The Russian, accused of large-scale money laundering… Continue Reading →

Peter Schiff to Liquidate Euro Pacific Bank in Settlement With Puerto Rican Regulator

Gold bug Peter Schiff has settled with Puerto Rico’s financial regulator and agreed to liquidate his Euro Pacific Bank. Schiff stressed that he is not admitting to any legal wrongdoing. Peter Schiff Liquidating Euro Pacific Bank Gold bug and notorious… Continue Reading →

Billionaire Mark Cuban Sued for Allegedly Promoting a Massive Crypto ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Shark Tank star and the owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, is facing a class action lawsuit for promoting Voyager Digital’s crypto products. The plaintiffs claim that Voyager was “a massive Ponzi scheme” and Cuban “duped millions… Continue Reading →

Crypto Trading, Investing Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Governor Reiterates

It is illegal to buy or sell cryptocurrency in Iran, the head of the country’s monetary authority has recently reminded citizens and businesses. The governor noted, however, that mining cryptocurrencies and using them in payments for imports is not against… Continue Reading →

Tornado Cash Governance Token TORN Shudders More Than 57% Since the US Government Ban

Amid the crackdown against Tornado Cash, associated addresses, contributing developers, and anyone who uses the mixing platform, the project’s governance token called TORN has shuddered in value. TORN is an ERC20 with a fixed supply that is leveraged for governance… Continue Reading →

Axie Infinity Surpasses $4 Billion in All-Time Sales, Team Removes SLP Rewards From Classic Game Mode

After recording more than $4 billion in all-time sales, Axie Infinity announced the game’s classic mode will no longer allow users to obtain smooth love potion (SLP), as SLP rewards have been added to the new Origin ranked gameplay mode…. Continue Reading →

Binance CEO Says Exchange Recovered $450 Million From the Curve Finance Attack

Following the recent Curve Finance attack, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced that the exchange had recovered $450 million from hackers. The decentralized finance (defi) platform Curve saw roughly $570 million siphoned from the application on August 9. Binance Boss Says… Continue Reading →

While Gains Have Been Slower Than Most Crypto Assets, Meme Coin Economy Swells by 24%

While a great number of crypto asset values have improved over the last month, meme-based crypto assets have also advanced against the U.S. dollar. 53 days ago on June 21, the top meme coins by market valuation were once worth… Continue Reading →

Biggest Movers: MATIC, SOL Move Towards 4-Month Highs on Saturday

Polygon rallied to its highest point in nearly four months on Saturday, as the token climbed to the $1.00 mark to start the weekend. Solana was also trading at a multi-month high, as it rose by over 10% earlier in… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Hits $2,000 for First Time Since May

Ethereum was trading above $2,000 to start the weekend, as the token hit its highest point since May. Crypto markets were back in the green, after marginally consolidating in Friday’s session. Bitcoin moved closer to $25,000 on Saturday, however has… Continue Reading →

Central African Republic President Says Successful Launch of Sango Coin a Key Milestone

According to Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, his country’s launch of the “Sango coin” currency, as well as the call for the creation of a common digital currency by the regional central bank, represent two key achievements for his… Continue Reading →

Netskope Discovers Hackers Are Using Google Sites and Microsoft Azure to Steal Crypto

Attackers are taking advantage of certain SEO techniques to direct users to phishing sites for wallet apps like Metamask and exchanges such as Coinbase and Kraken. These sites, created in Google Sites and Microsoft Azure, fool users into introducing their… Continue Reading →

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