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Yuval Harari Criticizes Bitcoin, Naira Becomes World’s Worst-Performing Currency, and More — Week in Review

Historian Yuval Noah Harari criticized bitcoin, calling it a “currency of distrust.” The Nigerian naira has become the world’s worst-performing currency after erasing its early April gains due to ongoing foreign exchange shortages. Robert Kiyosaki warned of a potential collapse… Continue Reading →

Yuval Harari Criticizes Bitcoin, Naira Becomes World’s Worst-Performing Currency, and More — Week in Review

Historian Yuval Noah Harari criticized bitcoin, calling it a “currency of distrust.” The Nigerian naira has become the world’s worst-performing currency after erasing its early April gains due to ongoing foreign exchange shortages. Robert Kiyosaki warned of a potential collapse… Continue Reading →

Western Banks Face Major Asset Seizure in Russia Amid Gazprom Subsidiary Dispute

In a significant move against western banks, a St Petersburg court has seized over $763 million of assets from Unicredit, Deutsche Bank, and Commerzbank, following a dispute with a subsidiary of Gazprom. This seizure, one of the largest since Moscow’s… Continue Reading →

UK Shuts Down Crypto Advisory Firm for Misleading Investors and Poor Financial Records

The UK government announced this week that the Insolvency Service has secured a winding-up order against cryptocurrency advisory firm Amey Finance Academy Ltd at the High Court. The company, created by Desmond Amey in 2018, claimed to offer investment advice… Continue Reading →

Coinbase Ventures Into Australia’s $600 Billion Pension Market With Tailored Crypto Services

Coinbase, the largest US crypto exchange, is planning to tap into Australia’s $600 billion self-managed pension sector, according to a Bloomberg report. The company is developing a service tailored for this sector, aiming to cater to the growing interest in… Continue Reading →

Makerdao Reveals Ambitious Endgame Plans With 2 New Stablecoins 

Makerdao, a leading decentralized finance (defi) protocol, has revealed new concepts to its Endgame plan, introducing two new stablecoins: newstable and puredai. This strategic initiative aims to replace the existing DAI stablecoin and bolster the Makerdao ecosystem. Maker’s Endgame Plan… Continue Reading →

Analyst: Solana to Reclaim $200, Many New Crypto ATHs Soon

In his latest social media posts, Daniel Cheung, co-founder of Syncracy Capital, expressed confidence in the strength of solana (SOL) and its potential to reclaim the $200 mark. He also hinted that upcoming upgrades could pave the way for new… Continue Reading →

World Bank to Issue CHF Digital Bond Settled Using Swiss Franc Central Bank Digital Currency

The World Bank has announced that it will issue its first CHF digital bond on June 11. This 7-year, CHF 200 million ($219 million) bond is the largest CHF issuance by the World Bank since 2009. It utilizes distributed ledger… Continue Reading →

US Authorities Arrest Chinese Nationals Allegedly Behind Crypto Scam Network

An indictment unsealed in the Central District of California charges two Chinese nationals, Daren Li and Yicheng Zhang, with leading a scheme to launder at least $73 million tied to an international crypto investment scam, often known as “pig butchering.”… Continue Reading →

Russia and Iran Collaborating on Single BRICS Currency, Iranian Ambassador Says

Russia and Iran are collaborating on creating a single BRICS currency, the Iranian ambassador to Russia has claimed. He noted that over 60% of the two nations’ bilateral trade is conducted in Russian rubles and rials, reflecting a shift away… Continue Reading →

Economist Jim Rickards Predicts Gold Price Exceeding $27,000 — Says: ‘It’s Not a Guess. It’s Rigorous Analysis’

Economist Jim Rickards forecasts that gold prices could surpass $27,000, emphasizing that this projection is not made for attention or shock value. “It’s the result of rigorous analysis,” he clarified. This represents a significant increase from his previous estimate of… Continue Reading →

Blackrock Bitcoin ETF Attracts 414 Institutional Holders — Analyst Says IBIT ‘Blows Away Record’

Blackrock’s spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Ishares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT), has amassed 414 insitutional holders in less than three months, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A senior Bloomberg analyst described this achievement as… Continue Reading →

China’s $53.3B Divestment in US Treasuries Signals Massive Shift From Dollar Assets

According to records, China has divested $53.3 billion in U.S. Treasury notes and agency bonds during the first quarter. Some analysts suggest this reduction in foreign exchange reserves might be China’s strategic move to leverage its holdings against the United… Continue Reading →

Floki Inu Frenzy: Memecoin Eyes New Highs As Open Interest Soars

Floki Inu (FLOKI), the Shiba Inu-inspired memecoin, has rocketed into the spotlight with a surge in trading activity and a nearly 20% price increase in the past week. However, experts caution that this “pup-ularity” might be short-lived, fueled more by… Continue Reading →

Value Locked in Defi Nears $100B Range Again After $11.89B Increase in 35 Days

Over the past 35 days, the total value locked in decentralized finance (defi) protocols has expanded by $11.89 billion, recovering from a low of just over $83 billion on April 13. Although it has not yet reached the $100 billion… Continue Reading →

14 Years Ago, an Individual Offered 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 Pizzas, Finalizing the Deal in 4 Days

Approximately 14 years ago today, Laszlo Hanyecz posted on bitcointalk.org, offering 10,000 bitcoins for “a couple of pizzas.” However, most people are not aware that it took him four days to finalize the transaction, which is now worth $670 million…. Continue Reading →

Cardano Whales Return To The Table, Increase Massive Holdings By 10%

Cardano (ADA) whales are back in the picture, with recent data suggesting their confidence in the crypto token may have been revived. If so, this will be massive for ADA, which could experience significant price surges soon enough based on… Continue Reading →

Silver Squeeze: Precious Metal Soars 11.8% in 5 Days, Reaching Its Highest Price Since 2013

This week, the price of one ounce of silver has seen a significant rise. Over the past five days, silver has increased by more than 11% against the U.S. dollar, surpassing gold’s 2.3% five-day gain. Silver reached $31 per troy… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin’s Runes Protocol Hype Falls Short: Significant Drop in Activity and Fees

It has been 29 days since the halving and the launch of the Runes protocol, and since May 1, Runes activity has been underwhelming, falling short of the expectations set months prior. Similarly, the trend of Ordinals inscriptions has significantly… Continue Reading →

Court Approves Crypto Lender Genesis’ $3 Billion Payout to Customers

Crypto lender Genesis Global obtained court approval Friday to return approximately $3 billion to its customers as part of its bankruptcy liquidation. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane approved Genesis’ Chapter 11 plan, overruling an objection from its equity owner, Digital… Continue Reading →

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