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
XRP’s (XRP) price extended its gains on March 21, rising 21% in the last few hours. XRP price rallies as Bitcoin recaptures $28,000 The rally in the XRP/USD pair started on March 21 with the XRP price reaching a 90-day high of $0.459. XRP price. Source: CoinGecko The price move comes as Bitcoin (BTC) and
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on whether to approve or disapprove of a spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund, or ETF, offering from asset manager Grayscale. In a Dec. 5 notice, the SEC said it would designate a longer period on whether to approve or disapprove of a proposed rule
Bitcoin (BTC)-related investment products have become the “main beneficiary” of recent investor interest in crypto, amid growing anticipation of a spot Bitcoin ETF approval in the United States. A total of $1.76 billion of investors’ funds have flowed into crypto products over a 10-week period, making up for the largest inflows over such a period
Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) surged above their respective overhead resistance levels on Dec. 4, indicating that the bulls are in no mood to slow down. The higher the price goes without a meaningful correction, the greater the feeling of missing out among traders. When traders chase prices higher, it could lead to a blow-off
Top Stories This Week Bitcoin ETF race gets 13th entrant, BlackRock revises ETF model Asset manager Pando Asset has become an unexpected late entrant into the spot Bitcoin ETF race in the United States. On Nov. 29, Pando submitted a Form S-1 — used to register securities with the agency — to the U.S. Securities
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,
Open Exchange Token (OX), the native token of the crypto bankruptcy claims platform OPNX, spiked 50% just 20 minutes after co-founder Su Zhu supposedly posted to X (Twitter) for the first time since his arrest. On Dec. 1, Su posted a simple “gm” — an abbreviation for “good morning” — marking his first X post
Outrage = ChatGPT + racial slurs In one of those storms in a teacup that’s impossible to imagine occurring before the invention of Twitter, social media users got very upset that ChatGPT refused to say racial slurs even after being given a very good, but entirely hypothetical and totally unrealistic, reason. User TedFrank posed a
The exploiter behind the $46 million crypto theft against KyberSwap has demanded its execs and tokenholders ease up on the hostilities, threatening to push out negotiations until everyone is “more civil.” In an on-chain message addressed to KyberSwap executives, tokenholders and liquidity providers on Nov. 28, the exploiter said they plan to release a statement
The price of Solana (SOL) has soared 40% this week to establish a new 2023 high at around $58. That is Solana’s best weekly performance since January 2023. Many factors have contributed to the gains, including a general cryptocurrency market uptrend led by Bitcoin ETF euphoria and growing appetite for risk overall. Solana (SOL) weekly price chart.
Circle, the stablecoin issuer behind USD Coin (USDC), is teaming up with Tokyo-based financial services firm SBI Holdings to boost the adoption of USDC and Web3 services in Japan. Circle said it concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SBI Holdings on Nov. 27, which will underpin the strategic expansion of USDC into Japan. Circle
To navigate the process of buying Bitcoin effectively, it is essential to explore secure options. In the United Kingdom, acquiring cryptocurrencies is legal, yet it can pose challenges, as the government underscores the need to comprehend the associated risks. For an effective traversal of the crypto landscape, investors should follow key steps, including choosing the
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
Ether (ETH) price is trading slightly higher on Nov. 23, maintaining support above the $2,000 level after briefly retesting $1,930 on Nov. 21. Over the past week, Ether’s price has increased by 2.5%, while the total market capitalization has grown by 0.5%. This uptrend can be attributed to improved decentralized applications (DApps) metrics, increased protocol
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.
FTX founder and convicted fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried will stay jailed after failing to convince a United States appellate court that he should be freed while his legal team appeals his conviction. In a Nov. 21 mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Bankman-Fried’s previous attempts to tamper with two witnesses while
BNB (BNB) has gained over 7% in the last day after Bloomberg reported that the United States Department of Justice is contemplating a $4 billion settlement with Binance to resolve its investigation into the company. Cointelegraph Markets Pro shows BNB spiked 6% to $262 in around 30 minutes after Bloomberg’s Nov. 20 report, which said
Umami Labs CEO Alex O’Donnell grew up on the outskirts of Philadelphia before attending Temple University to study literature and economics. That path led him to devote seven years of his life as a financial journalist at Reuters, where he specialized in M&As IPOs. He said his academic focus created a “pretty natural synthesis” when