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Ripple to Grill Ex-SEC Official Who Said Bitcoin, ETH Weren’t Securities

Ripple to Grill Ex-SEC Official Who Said Bitcoin, ETH Weren’t Securities

Ripple may have won an important battle in its protracted legal struggle with the American regulatory Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – after it was granted permission to question a...

SEC Coinschedule Settlement Opens up Old Crypto Securities Wounds

SEC Coinschedule Settlement Opens up Old Crypto Securities Wounds

America’s top financial regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it has settled charges against the British firm Blotics, the company behind the Coinschedul...

Dogecoin Co-creator’s Anti-Crypto Twitter Rant Met with Scepticism

Dogecoin Co-creator’s Anti-Crypto Twitter Rant Met with Scepticism

The man who created dogecoin (DOGE) has embarked on a Twitter tirade about the crypto industry, branding the sector “an inherently right-wing, hyper-capitalistic technology.” Jackson Palmer ...

ECB Starts Digital Euro Project With Two-Year Investigation & Bitcoin Bashing

ECB Starts Digital Euro Project With Two-Year Investigation & Bitcoin Bashing

The European Central Bank (ECB) has just announced that Eurosystem has formally launched its central bank digital currency (CBDC) project to prepare "for the possible issuance of a digital e...

Bank Manager Gut Feeling Helps Her Thwart Crypto Scammers

Bank Manager Gut Feeling Helps Her Thwart Crypto Scammers

The South Korean commercial bank Nonghyup Bank (NH) has claimed that a member of its staff’s quick thinking helped prevent a major instance of crypto fraud. Per the media outlet News1, the b...

Fidelity In Hiring Spree As Investors Eye Cryptoassets Beyond Bitcoin

Fidelity In Hiring Spree As Investors Eye Cryptoassets Beyond Bitcoin

Fidelity Digital Assets (FDA), a crypto-focused arm of US-based mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments, aims to add about 100 workers, increasing its headcount by around 70%, as institutiona...

Crypto Market Sentiment Goes Up Again, Led by Uniswap and Ethereum

Crypto Market Sentiment Goes Up Again, Led by Uniswap and Ethereum

We're seeing a rise in the market sentiment for the second week in a row now. The average 7-day moving crypto market sentiment score (sentscore) for ten major coins went from 4.87 record...

Tech Titans Kakao, Naver and SK in Battle to Test South Korean CBDC

Tech Titans Kakao, Naver and SK in Battle to Test South Korean CBDC

Some of South Korea’s biggest tech and telecommunications giants will duke it out for the right to pilot the central Bank of Korea (BOK)’s forthcoming digital won. Per KBS and Chosun, the bi...

S Korean Banks to Probe Exchanges’ Privacy Coin Policies in Risk Checks

S Korean Banks to Probe Exchanges’ Privacy Coin Policies in Risk Checks

South Korean banks are set to take into account crypto exchanges’ privacy coin policies, the nationality of their customers, and the criminal history of employees, classing these as “high pr...

CBDC Shilling and Bitcoin Bashing Might Reach the G20 Level

CBDC Shilling and Bitcoin Bashing Might Reach the G20 Level

With a rising number of central bank digital currency (CBDC) projects underway across the world, central banks have increasingly started criticizing decentralized cryptocurrencies, such as b...

SEC Readies to Settle with BitConnect Promoters - Judge

SEC Readies to Settle with BitConnect Promoters - Judge

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to settle with the promoters of the infamous BitConnect exchange who had helped the platform raise more than USD 2bn through their...

USDC Issuer Circle To Debut On NYSE

USDC Issuer Circle To Debut On NYSE

US-based Circle, the issuer of the second-most popular stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), said it will go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “CRCL”. The company said it ...

Bitcoin Plays With USD 35K, Ethereum and Altcoins Climb

Bitcoin Plays With USD 35K, Ethereum and Altcoins Climb

Bitcoin price settled above the USD 34,000 pivot level. BTC seems to be forming a base above USD 34,000 and it could gain pace if it clears USD 35,000. It is currently (12:15 UTC) showing po...

Prosecutors Indict Bithumb Owner on USD 88M Fraud Charges

Prosecutors Indict Bithumb Owner on USD 88M Fraud Charges

The majority owner of the South Korea crypto exchange giant Bithumb, Lee Jung-hoon, has been indicted on a USD 88m fraud wrap over a failed altcoin token listing controversy – and could also...

BNB Rallies While Binance CEO Bows To Regulators Amid Another Setback

BNB Rallies While Binance CEO Bows To Regulators Amid Another Setback

Binance coin (BNB) is rallying despite a fresh blow for the Binance crypto exchange after it was forced to “temporarily suspend” payments from the EU-operated Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA...

IOTA's African Pilot Moves From Flowers to Tea, Fish, and Textile

IOTA's African Pilot Moves From Flowers to Tea, Fish, and Textile

After a pilot project, Trademark East Africa (TMEA) said it has extended its contract with the IOTA Foundation and aims to expand testing of IOTA (MIOTA)'s technology into more trade lan...

Crypto Market Sentiment Finally Sees a Rise, Led by Cardano

Crypto Market Sentiment Finally Sees a Rise, Led by Cardano

After weeks of drops, there is finally an improvement in the market sentiment. The average 7-day moving crypto market sentiment score (sentscore) for ten major coins went up to 4.87, compare...

Ex-Cryptopia Staffer Admits To Stealing USD 176K In Crypto

Ex-Cryptopia Staffer Admits To Stealing USD 176K In Crypto

In another round of controversies surrounding New Zealand’s collapsed crypto exchange Cryptopia, a former staffer has admitted to stealing customer data and close to NZD 250,000 (USD 176,000...

Bitcoin Starts Outperforming Again as Ethereum and Altcoins Drop More

Bitcoin Starts Outperforming Again as Ethereum and Altcoins Drop More

Bitcoin price extended its decline below the USD 33,500 support zone. BTC tested USD 32,600 and it remained well above the key USD 32,000 support zone. It is currently (12:14 PM UTC) trying ...

Coin Race: Top Winners/Losers of June, Q2 and First Half of 2021

Coin Race: Top Winners/Losers of June, Q2 and First Half of 2021

It’s already July, meaning that the world left another month, quarter and half a year behind, and so did crypto. And what an eventful time it was. A rollercoaster type of eventful. The first...

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins Show Bearish Signs

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins Show Bearish Signs

Bitcoin price extended its decline below the USD 34,000 support level. BTC even traded below USD 33,500, opening the doors for more losses. It is currently (12:29 PM UTC) struggling to recov...

New Reality TV Show Follows Fortunes of Crypto Investors

New Reality TV Show Follows Fortunes of Crypto Investors

A South Korean reality television show that focuses on crypto investors, bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts and miners has debuted on screens across the nation. The show, which aired for the first ti...

Bitcoin and Ethereum Hesitate, WAVES and ETC Hold Gains

Bitcoin and Ethereum Hesitate, WAVES and ETC Hold Gains

Bitcoin price failed to continue higher above USD 36,500 and it started a downside correction. BTC traded below the USD 35,500 and USD 35,000 support levels. It is currently (12:12 PM UTC) s...

Former Japanese Regulatory Chief: Digital Yuan Progress ‘Hard to Ignore’

Former Japanese Regulatory Chief: Digital Yuan Progress ‘Hard to Ignore’

Toshihide Endo, the former commissioner of Japan’s top financial and crypto regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has claimed that the forthcoming digital yuan will have a “huge im...

McAfee's Death & Legal Battle, Worldcoin For An Eye, ETC Upgrade + More News

McAfee's Death & Legal Battle, Worldcoin For An Eye, ETC Upgrade + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Legal news John McAfee’s death last w...

Bitcoin Climbs Above USD 35K, Ethereum and Altcoins In Green

Bitcoin Climbs Above USD 35K, Ethereum and Altcoins In Green

Bitcoin price stayed above the USD 34,000 pivot level and it extended its rise. BTC surpassed the main USD 35,000 resistance to move further into a positive zone. It is currently (12:27 PM U...

British Binance Users Reporting Fiat Ramp, Bank & Card-related Problems

British Binance Users Reporting Fiat Ramp, Bank & Card-related Problems

UK-based customers of the crypto exchange giant Binance have claimed they have been frozen out of GBP withdrawals via the Faster Payments network, with disruption also reported on bank card-...

Crypto Market Sentiment Slips, Tether Wins the Week

Crypto Market Sentiment Slips, Tether Wins the Week

With the blood being continuously spilled in the crypto market, no wonder the market sentiment was bleeding too. The average 7-day moving crypto market sentiment score (sentscore) for ten ma...

Dogecoin Fee Structure Proposal Released, Marked 'Important' by Elon Musk

Dogecoin Fee Structure Proposal Released, Marked 'Important' by Elon Musk

A proposal regarding a new fee structure and policy for Dogecoin (DOGE) Core has been released on GitHub, receiving the support of Elon Musk, who celebrates his 50th birthday on June 28, too...

Investors Ignore Canada, Japan, UK News as BNB Climbs Higher

Investors Ignore Canada, Japan, UK News as BNB Climbs Higher

Binance coin (BNB) price keeps increasing despite the warnings issued to crypto exchange Binance in two countries in a few days, and the company closing shop in a third country. The fourth ...

Crypto-keen South Korean Thieves Raid GPUs from ‘Love Hotel’ PCs

Crypto-keen South Korean Thieves Raid GPUs from ‘Love Hotel’ PCs

Criminals have hatched a fiendish plan to help them build up their token portfolios – by stealing graphics cards from PCs in South Korean “love hotels,” motels that cater to couples craving ...

Government, Police to Inspect all 60 of South Korea’s Crypto Exchanges

Government, Police to Inspect all 60 of South Korea’s Crypto Exchanges

The South Korean financial regulator is to radically step up its monitoring of the crypto industry – with an announcement that it is set to conduct inspections at all 60 of the nation’s cryp...

Thinkers Suggest Launching a Pan-Central American Digital Currency

Thinkers Suggest Launching a Pan-Central American Digital Currency

El Salvador’s pending adoption of bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender has set Central American thinkers to question whether the region could seek to compete with other economies by launching a joi...

Korean Civil Service Rewards Taxman who Found USD 32M in Hidden Crypto

Korean Civil Service Rewards Taxman who Found USD 32M in Hidden Crypto

The South Korean tax service appears in a congratulatory mood after a series of swoops on high-band tax evaders unearthed millions of dollars worth of undisclosed crypto – and has rewarded a...

Meme Coins Are Among Worst Performers This Week

Meme Coins Are Among Worst Performers This Week

Meme coins have seen significant drops over the past week, bleeding thousands from investors' wallets, and even pushing some below their recently gained millionaire status. At 8:10 UTC,...

Central Banks Step Up Bitcoin, Stablecoin Bashing Efforts Amid CBDC Plans

Central Banks Step Up Bitcoin, Stablecoin Bashing Efforts Amid CBDC Plans

The Bank for International Settlements keeps bashing cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin (BTC), and stablecoins, while preparing the ground for central bank digital currencies (CBDC), saying t...

Latest South Korean Tax Evasion Busts: Crypto Worth USD 47m Seized

Latest South Korean Tax Evasion Busts: Crypto Worth USD 47m Seized

The South Korean crackdown on high-band taxpayers who have used crypto purchases to hide the scale of their earnings from the taxman has rolled on to the affluent Gyeonggi Province, catching...

Bitcoin Tests New Lows, Ethereum and Altcoins Gain Bearish Momentum

Bitcoin Tests New Lows, Ethereum and Altcoins Gain Bearish Momentum

Bitcoin price failed to recover and it extended its decline below USD 34,000. BTC even traded below the USD 33,500 and USD 32,200 support levels. It is currently (14:09 UTC) showing bearish ...

‘Confusion’ as Regulator Chimes in Amid South Korean Delisting Spree

‘Confusion’ as Regulator Chimes in Amid South Korean Delisting Spree

Crypto investors have been left “confused” after a spate of altcoin delistings on major South Korean exchanges has escalated to the point where the regulator has stepped in with yet more rul...

Top South Korean Crypto Exchanges Purging Altcoins in Late-night Culls

Top South Korean Crypto Exchanges Purging Altcoins in Late-night Culls

Multiple South Korean crypto exchanges have gone on token purges, culling a wide range of altcoins from their platforms – and following in the wake of the market-leading exchange Upbit, whic...

Bybit-backed BitDAO Announces USD 230M Funding Round to Fuel R&D

Bybit-backed BitDAO Announces USD 230M Funding Round to Fuel R&D

The recently created decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) BitDAO says it has raised over USD 230m from a private sale funding round. In a press release shared with Cryptonews.com, the...

Bitcoin Corrects Lower, Ethereum and Altcoins Extend Losses

Bitcoin Corrects Lower, Ethereum and Altcoins Extend Losses

Bitcoin price failed to stay above the USD 40,000 level and started a downside correction. BTC traded below the USD 39,500 level. It is currently (12:14 PM UTC) showing bearish signs and it ...

Tell Us the Altcoins You Want to Delist, Regulator Orders Korean Exchanges

Tell Us the Altcoins You Want to Delist, Regulator Orders Korean Exchanges

The top South Korean financial regulator has demands to know about crypto exchanges’ token delisting policies and wants to compile a list of high-risk altcoins – in a move likely connected t...

BitClout Investors Coinbase & Blockchain.com Step Up Their Shilling Efforts

BitClout Investors Coinbase & Blockchain.com Step Up Their Shilling Efforts

Major crypto exchange Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is taking a lot of flak today for his open support of controversial blockchain-based social network BitClout (CLOUT). While another crypto ...

Crypto Market Sentiment in Neutral Zone; Tether Wins Week, Loses Day

Crypto Market Sentiment in Neutral Zone; Tether Wins Week, Loses Day

After climbing a short step up last week, the average 7-day moving crypto market sentiment score (sentscore) for ten major coins slipped to 5 from 5.15, according to the market sentiment ana...

Bitcoin Eyes Key Upside Break, Ethereum and Altcoins Could Follow

Bitcoin Eyes Key Upside Break, Ethereum and Altcoins Could Follow

Bitcoin price gained pace after it broke the USD 38,000 resistance zone. BTC even climbed above USD 38,500 and USD 39,000. It is currently (12:15 PM UTC) consolidating and it might attempt a...

Bitcoin Remains Elevated, Ethereum and Altcoins Struggle

Bitcoin Remains Elevated, Ethereum and Altcoins Struggle

Bitcoin price corrected gains from the USD 38,500 resistance zone. However, BTC remained well bid above the USD 36,000 level. It is currently (12:07 PM UTC) trading in a positive zone and it...

Polkadot, Kusama Rally On USD 100M Parachain Lease Auction News

Polkadot, Kusama Rally On USD 100M Parachain Lease Auction News

Native tokens of sister networks Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) have rallied today following a start of Parachain Auctions as Acala Network raised over USD 100m in KSM for its Karura networ...

Solana Rallies On USD 314M Investment News

Solana Rallies On USD 314M Investment News

Solana (SOL) said it raised USD 314m in order to accelerate the growth of this blockchain platform, fueling a rally in the market. At 13:09 UTC, SOL, ranked 11th by market capitalization, t...

Ethereum Leads the Crypto Market Sentiment

Ethereum Leads the Crypto Market Sentiment

The average 7-day moving crypto market sentiment score for 10 major coins rose from 5.03 last week to 5.15 today, shows the market sentiment analysis service Omenics, while ethereum (ETH) be...