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April 22, 2024

FTX to Auction Next Batch of Locked Solana Tokens: Figure Markets CEO

Figure Markets CEO Mike Cagney said he had received confirmation that the next round of the FTX estate’s locked SOL sales would take place via an auction, with more details to come on Monday.

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After the Bitcoin Halving, Will the Runes Protocol Live Up to the Hype? - Ep. 634

Episode #634 | April 19, 2024

After the Bitcoin Halving, Will the Runes Protocol Live Up to the Hype?

At the time of the Bitcoin halving, Runes will go live. What’s the hype about, how does it work, and how might it impact the miners?

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Bitcoin

April 22, 2024

Bitcoin Miners Collect $81 Million From Transaction Fees Post Halving

Bitcoin miners reaped the rewards of the Runes protocol launch, earning greater block subsidies after the Bitcoin halving. The highly anticipated halving took place on April 19 at 8:09 p.m. ET, cutting the block subsidy reward paid out to miners down from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC.  While this event …

April 19, 2024

Bitcoin’s Historic Fourth Halving Takes Place, With Block Subsidy Rewards Cut in Half to 3.125 BTC

Bitcoin’s fourth halving has finally taken place, marking a new era for the world’s first cryptocurrency. On April 19 at 8:09 p.m. ET, miner ViaBTC produced the 840,000th block, triggering the protocol to cut subsidy rewards for miners in half from 6.25 BTC per block to 3.125 BTC.  THE 4TH …

April 19, 2024

How the Halving Is Expected to Impact Bitcoin ETF Flows

Inflows into spot bitcoin ETFs have recently been declining and even turned negative at times, with $165 million collectively being pulled out of them on Thursday. This comes after investors bought into ETFs heavily in mid-March, with the sector notching multiple daily inflows north of $1 billion.  But some are …

April 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Avi Eisenberg Found Guilty, Hong Kong’s ETFs Approval

In this weekly recap, we cover: Mango Markets Fraud Conviction: Avi Eisenberg faces up to 40 years after being found guilty of commodities fraud and other charges in a landmark DeFi case, setting a critical precedent for crypto market regulations.   Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: The Hong …

Business

April 22, 2024

FTX to Auction Next Batch of Locked Solana Tokens: Figure Markets CEO

The FTX bankruptcy estate could be looking to get the best price for the remainder of their locked Solana (SOL) tokens via an auction rather than a fixed market price. In a post on X, Mike Cagney, CEO of crypto exchange Figure Markets said he had received confirmation that the …

April 19, 2024

How the Halving Is Expected to Impact Bitcoin ETF Flows

Inflows into spot bitcoin ETFs have recently been declining and even turned negative at times, with $165 million collectively being pulled out of them on Thursday. This comes after investors bought into ETFs heavily in mid-March, with the sector notching multiple daily inflows north of $1 billion.  But some are …

April 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Avi Eisenberg Found Guilty, Hong Kong’s ETFs Approval

In this weekly recap, we cover: Mango Markets Fraud Conviction: Avi Eisenberg faces up to 40 years after being found guilty of commodities fraud and other charges in a landmark DeFi case, setting a critical precedent for crypto market regulations.   Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: The Hong …

April 19, 2024

Tether Expands Beyond Stablecoins With Four New Divisions

Tether, the company behind the USDT stablecoin, is venturing into other areas of the digital asset industry. In a blog post on Thursday, the firm unveiled a framework to reorganize into four different divisions: Tether Power, Tether Data, Tether Edu and Tether Finance. Introducing the new era of Tether! Beyond …

DeFi

April 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Avi Eisenberg Found Guilty, Hong Kong’s ETFs Approval

In this weekly recap, we cover: Mango Markets Fraud Conviction: Avi Eisenberg faces up to 40 years after being found guilty of commodities fraud and other charges in a landmark DeFi case, setting a critical precedent for crypto market regulations.   Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: The Hong …

April 13, 2024

Why (Almost) Everyone in Ethereum Is So Excited About a Wallet-Related Proposal

Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 3074 will go live during Ethereum’s next hard fork, dubbed ‘Pectra,’ and many in the Ethereum community are very excited that it’s finally coming to fruition.  Initially proposed by Ethereum researchers Sam Wilson, Ansgar Dietrichs, Matt Garnett, and Micah Zoltu in October 2020, EIP-3074 will be …

April 12, 2024

Weekly Recap: Do Kwon Found Liable, Major Outflows Hit Marginfi

In this weekly recap, we cover: Marginfi CEO Steps Down Amid Fund Exodus: Over $130 million is withdrawn from Marginfi following CEO Edgar Pavlovsky’s resignation due to internal and external disagreements, with rival Solend offering airdrops to entice users to switch platforms. Terraform Labs and Do Kwon’s Legal Troubles: A …

April 12, 2024

$26 Million Liquidated In Six Seconds as Pac Finance Unexpectedly Changes Parameter

Pac Finance, a crypto lending protocol built on the Blast network, unexpectedly changed the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio and liquidation parameters, leading to cascading liquidations in a matter of six seconds. The incident was flagged on X by Will Sheehan, founder of blockchain data firm Parsec, who shared data on the …

Ethereum

April 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Avi Eisenberg Found Guilty, Hong Kong’s ETFs Approval

In this weekly recap, we cover: Mango Markets Fraud Conviction: Avi Eisenberg faces up to 40 years after being found guilty of commodities fraud and other charges in a landmark DeFi case, setting a critical precedent for crypto market regulations.   Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: The Hong …

April 18, 2024

BlobScriptions: A New Type of Inscription on Ethereum

Ethereum blockchain underwent the Dencun upgrade in March 2024, introducing a concept called Blobs. Blobs are a novel data storage concept intended to lower transaction costs on layer 2 scaling solutions. While the concept was intended primarily to lower costs, some creators used blobs to develop “BlobScriptions.” Read on to learn …

April 17, 2024

Move Over Ethereum, Bitcoin Has Been Catching Up in Daily Fees Generated

Since 2021, Ethereum has typically led layer 1 blockchain networks in terms of daily fees generated, but Bitcoin has recently been giving Ethereum a run for its money.  On Monday, crypto users paid $9.8 million in total fees on Bitcoin and $6.4 million on Ethereum, while on Tuesday, Bitcoin generated …

April 17, 2024

Should You Sell Ether Ahead of the SEC’s Expected Rejection of a Spot Ether ETF on May 23?

Several spot ether (ETH) exchange traded fund (ETF) applications will likely be rejected by the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) at the end of May, according to most analysts familiar with the process. One such expert, Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas, has consecutively lowered his estimates of the chances …

NFTs

April 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Avi Eisenberg Found Guilty, Hong Kong’s ETFs Approval

In this weekly recap, we cover: Mango Markets Fraud Conviction: Avi Eisenberg faces up to 40 years after being found guilty of commodities fraud and other charges in a landmark DeFi case, setting a critical precedent for crypto market regulations.   Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: The Hong …

April 3, 2024

Crypto: The Game’s Second Installment Maxes Out Player Roster in 15 Minutes

The second season of Crypto: The Game, completed its public mint today within 15 minutes of it going live, with 800 players signing up to play in the next installment of the popular onchain game. NFT’s required to play the game sold for 0.1 ETH each, contributing to a winning …

April 1, 2024

NFT Market Cools as Traders Flock to Soaring Memecoins

As the 2024 bull market gets underway, the NFT market is cooling as the burgeoning, and yet already massive, world of memecoins takes off.  NFT sales have plateaued at around $1.3 billion monthly—a significant comedown from their peak in January 2022, when sales hit $6 billion with the Ethereum price …

March 18, 2024

Milady Founder Claims Hack After Millions in ETH and NFTs Drained

Krishna Okhandiar, the founder of Remilia and the Milady non-fungible token (NFT) collection, more commonly known by the pseudonym “Charlotte Fang” has claimed that his wallet was drained by hackers after several popular NFTs and assets were transferred out and liquidated over the weekend. Dumpster DAO flagged the suspicious transactions …

Regulation

April 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Avi Eisenberg Found Guilty, Hong Kong’s ETFs Approval

In this weekly recap, we cover: Mango Markets Fraud Conviction: Avi Eisenberg faces up to 40 years after being found guilty of commodities fraud and other charges in a landmark DeFi case, setting a critical precedent for crypto market regulations.   Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: The Hong …

April 18, 2024

DeFi Has ‘Higher Level of Accountability’ Following Eisenberg Conviction, Experts Say

Putting to rest a trial that had pitted the DeFi maxim that “code is law” against accusations of market manipulation, former Mango Markets trader Avraham “Avi” Eisenberg was convicted on Thursday.  As the dust settled on the week-long New York trial, crypto attorneys and traders began to parse potential implications, …

April 18, 2024

Regulated Dollar Stablecoins Created by a Proposed New Senate Bill Would be Crypto’s Ultimate Trojan Horse

A new stablecoin bill proposed in the U.S. Senate embodies the duality of regulation: though its immediate purpose is to put up guardrails around one segment of the blockchain-based financial system, the bill’s ultimate effect would be to legitimize and even “supercharge” the crypto world as a whole.  The new …

April 17, 2024

Comparing Apples to MNGOs: Government Actions Against Avi Eisenberg Show How Poorly Digital Assets Are Classified in US

A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorney walks into a courtroom in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and asks her colleagues at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ): what’s MNGO?  The Assistant U.S. Attorney says: “a commodity – just look at our indictment …

Tech

April 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Avi Eisenberg Found Guilty, Hong Kong’s ETFs Approval

In this weekly recap, we cover: Mango Markets Fraud Conviction: Avi Eisenberg faces up to 40 years after being found guilty of commodities fraud and other charges in a landmark DeFi case, setting a critical precedent for crypto market regulations.   Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: The Hong …

April 15, 2024

Picasso Network Extends IBC Protocol to Bridge Solana and Cosmos

Picasso Network announced Monday a new extension of the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC), bridging together Solana and Cosmos. The move is aimed at enabling data and asset transfers between the two blockchain networks. IBC, originally implemented for a Cosmos SDK chain, acts as a cross-chain infrastructure protocol “to facilitate the …

April 12, 2024

What Are Address Poisoning Attacks and How Can You Avoid Them?

Cybercriminals keep coming up with ways to steal your crypto assets. Address poisoning attacks are one of them. Read on as we discuss address poisoning attacks, how they work, the various types, and how to protect yourself against them.  What Are Address Poisoning Attacks? Address poisoning attacks are a type …

April 11, 2024

Top 10 Crypto Projects With Points Programs That Haven’t Held Airdrops Yet

Points systems have become a popular, offchain mechanism for crypto protocols to track and measure the engagement of early adopters. A wide variety of crypto projects have been using points to determine how much of an airdrop allocation crypto users should receive.  For example, non-fungible tokens marketplace Blur, restaking platform …

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BlobScriptions: A New Type of Inscription on Ethereum

BlobScriptions made waves in the Ethereum community as a new type of inscription, similar to Ordinal inscriptions on Bitcoin.

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