Latest Crypto News

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 7 February 2023, 3:04 am

    The co-founder of Webaverse said they somehow got their crypto hacked from their Trust Wallet during a meeting with two people claiming to be investors. The co-founder of Web3 metaverse game engine “Webaverse” has revealed they were victims of a $4 million crypto hack after meeting with scammers posing as investors in a hotel lobby in Rome. The bizarre aspect of the story, according to co-founder Ahad Shams, is that the crypto was stolen from a newly set up Trust Wallet and that the hack took place during the meeting at some point.He claims the thieves could not have possibly seen…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 7 February 2023, 2:29 am

    Crypto firms in the United Kingdom could face some harsh punishments under the FCA’s proposed financial promotions regime. Newly proposed advertising rules in the United Kingdom could potentially see executives of crypto firms face up to two years of prison for failing to meet certain requirements around promotion, according to the U.K. financial watchdog. In a Feb. 6 statement, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that if the proposed “Financial promotions regime” is approved by Parliament, all crypto firms in the country and overseas would have to follow certain requirements when advertising their crypto services to U.K. customers. “Cryptoasset businesses…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 7 February 2023, 1:30 am

    Investment management firm Ark Invest says bitcoin is “likely to scale into a multi-trillion dollar market.” In its new report, the firm offers three bitcoin price predictions, including a bull case where bitcoin could rise to $1.48 million per coin. Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood sees bitcoin as “an insurance policy for everyone against the […]Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 7 February 2023, 12:55 am

    The agreement comes as a result of federal prosecutors looking to ban SBF from contacting current or former FTX and Alameda employees while on house arrest. Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors concerning his use of messaging apps. According to a Feb. 6 court document, both parties have agreed SBF “shall not use any encrypted or ephemeral call of messaging application, including but not limited to Signal.”However, under the agreement, the former FTX CEO will be able to access FaceTime, Zoom, iMessage, SMS text, email and Facebook Messenger.He will also be allowed to use the encrypted…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 6 February 2023, 11:30 pm

    Digital Currency Group (DCG) plans to hand its equity stake in Genesis’ trading arm to Genesis Global, which will then be sold, pending court approval. A Genesis creditor has revealed the new proposed restructuring plan between Genesis, Digital Currency Group and creditors will see creditors getting back at least 80% of their funds. On Feb. 6, Genesis Global announced it reached an “agreement in principle” with Digital Currency Group (DCG) and its creditors, which will eventually see its crypto trading and market-making arm sold as part of restructuring efforts.DCG would contribute its share of equity in Genesis Global Trading — Genesis’…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 11:30 pm

    Global crypto exchange Binance is suspending deposits and withdrawals in U.S. dollars via bank accounts starting Wednesday as more and more banking institutions try to reduce their exposure to the crypto market. “We are working hard to restart service as soon as possible,” Binance said. Binance Suspending USD Deposits and Withdrawals Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance […]Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 6 February 2023, 9:52 pm

    A few deals for crypto commercials in this year’s Super Bowl reportedly fell apart following the collapse of FTX, but at least one project is giving away NFTs. Fans watching the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12 will reportedly not see a plethora of ad spots for cryptocurrency companies, as they did in 2022.According to a Feb. 6 Associated Press report, there had been four potential deals with crypto firms for commercials costing roughly $6 to $7 million in the 2023 Super Bowl, all of which fell apart following the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 9:30 pm

    During the first week of Feb. 2023, the United Kingdom Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision from March 2022 in the case of Craig Wright’s Tulip Trading Limited (TTL) vs. 16 cryptocurrency developers. The case will proceed to trial as Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, stated his team was “delighted” with […]Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 6 February 2023, 9:15 pm

    The mining firm reported two of the buildings at its Whinstone facility in Rockdale were damaged in December as Texas experienced days of sub-zero temperatures. Crypto mining firm Riot Platforms — formerly Riot Blockchain — reported that 17,040 rigs deployed at its operations in Texas were offline due to “severe winter weather” in the state.According to a Feb. 6 announcement, Riot reported two of the buildings at its Whinstone facility in Rockdale, Texas were damaged in December 2022 as the state experienced days of sub-zero temperatures. From Dec. 22 to Dec. 25, temperatures across many parts of Texas — and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 6 February 2023, 8:31 pm

    The announcement came with just two days’ notice, but it does not apply to Binance.US users, so only 0.01% of active users will be affected. Binance has announced that it is temporarily suspending bank transfers in United States dollars (USD) beginning Feb. 8. No other trading methods will be affected, the exchange said in a tweet on Feb. 6.The news came with no explanation, although the company — the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange — added in the same tweet that:“We are working hard to restart the service as soon as possible. […] All other methods of buying and selling crypto remain unaffected.”Binance…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 6 February 2023, 8:20 pm

    Staking is currently available for DOT, XTZ, ADA and ETH, with yields reportedly ranging from 2.99% to 11.65%. United Kingdom-based neo-banking platform Revolut, which boasts 25 million customers globally, has introduced crypto staking to its U.K. and European Economic Area (EEA) customers. According to a report from London-based news agency AltFi, the staking feature is expected to go live this week, allowing users to generate income on their crypto assets during its “soft testing” phase.At present, the staking feature is available for Polkadot’s DOT (DOT),  Tezos’s XTX (XTZ), Cardano’s ADA (ADA) and Ether (ETH), with yields ranging from 2.99% to 11.65%.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 6 February 2023, 8:10 pm

    While the British Treasury emphasizes the liberal approach, Australia goes with the profound taxonomy of all the crypto assets. The U.K. outline of the future financial services regulatory regime for crypto covers a broad range of topics, from the troubles of algorithmic stablecoins to nonfungible tokens and initial coin offerings. And it’s certainly good news for the industry, as the upcoming regulation doesn’t propose a ban on algorithmic stablecoins or excessive requirements on data sharing for digital asset operators. The Australian consultation paper on “token mapping” is a foundational step in the government’s multistage reform agenda to regulate the market.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 6 February 2023, 8:00 pm

    The initial “Dfura” marketplace, which is currently in development, is expected to include up to 10 Web3 data providers. Infura is developing a decentralized marketplace of data providers that will help to prevent Web3 app crashes in the future, according to a Feb. 6 Cointelegraph interview with Infura researcher Patrick McCorry.McCorry stated that the new “Dfura” or “decentralized Infura” will help to ensure that blockchains remain decentralized by distributing data provider services among multiple providers in a marketplace. It will have “up to 10 providers initially” that will “work together to bootstrap the network and then […] Gradually iterate and…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 7:30 pm

    Ethereum core developers plan to activate the “Shapella” transition through the Zhejiang public testnet on Feb. 7, 2023, according to Tim Beiko of the Ethereum Foundation. If successful, Beiko said the Sepolia testnet could follow two days later, followed by the Goerli testnet. He noted that the testnet has a faucet, block explorer, and staking […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 5:30 pm

    Ordinals inscriptions, viewed as a kind of Bitcoin-native NFTs, are picking up steam among some Bitcoin circles, even though the procedures to issue them are far from user-friendly. The protocol, which was unveiled in January, has already served to bring more than 7,000 inscriptions directly to the Bitcoin chain, with some collections already present. Ordinals […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 4:31 pm

    Shiba inu has been relatively stable to start the week, as prices remained close to recent highs, despite Monday’s market sell-off. Cryptocurrencies were mostly lower in today’s session, as markets continued to react to historically low U.S. unemployment figures. Avalanche was down in today’s session, nearing a one-week low. Shiba Inu (SHIB) Monday saw shiba […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 3:07 pm

    FTX debtors are seeking to claw back millions of dollars given to U.S. political action committees (PACs) and political figures. Confidential letters have been sent to individuals and organizations, requesting the return of the funds by Feb. 28, 2023. Some bureaucrats, such as Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Tina Smith, have already pledged the funds […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 1:36 pm

    Bitcoin fell to a seven-day low to start the week, as recent bullish momentum began to wear off in cryptocurrency markets. Friday’s stronger than expected U.S. non-farm payrolls report has made some question the Federal Reserve’s view that inflation has peaked. Ethereum also declined on Monday, however, it remained above $1,600. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC) […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 12:30 pm

    Capitual, a Brazilian fintech company that offers cryptocurrency intermediation services, has partnered with Azimut, an asset management firm, to expand its service offer to Europe. The deal, which contemplates an investment of €15 million (about $16.2 million), would allow Capitual to start operating in Mexico, where Azimut has significant presence and operations. Capitual Gets €15 […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 6 February 2023, 10:00 am

    A Bulgarian investor has lost a large amount of money to fraudsters who convinced him he was putting cash into cryptocurrency. The scam operated through a call center in what is becoming an established scheme for extracting money from victims lured with promises of quick profits on stock and crypto markets. Defrauded Bulgarian Crypto Investor […]Read More