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SEC

July 22, 2024

SEC Gives Final Approval to Spot Ether ETFs, Setting Stage for Historic Launch

Trading of the funds is expected to start as early as tomorrow, with one expert calling the decision “a massive, positive regulatory shift.” 

PODCASTS

Congressman French Hill on Crypto and His Top Pick for the Next SEC Chair

Episode #677 | July 19, 2024

Congressman French Hill on Crypto and His Top Pick for the Next SEC Chair

Rep. French Hill, who is running to chair the House Financial Services Committee, reveals his preference for the next SEC Chair if Trump wins, gives his odds on a crypto bill passing by year’s end, and says he supports the CFTC regulating spot crypto markets.

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Bitcoin

July 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Germany’s BTC Sale, Mt. Gox Distributions, Grayscale’s Ethereum ETF Fees

This week in crypto: State Street’s blockchain initiatives, WazirX’s major hack, FTX and CFTC agree to $12.7 billion settlement, and more!

July 19, 2024

Spot Bitcoin ETF Balances Hit All-Time High

Balances across US spot bitcoin ETFs have hit a record high of 900,636 BTC, worth around $63 billion.

July 17, 2024

German Government Nets $2.9 Billion From Bitcoin Sale, Says Price Was ‘Irrelevant’ to ‘Emergency Sale’ Decision

German authorities confirmed the end of their 50,000 BTC sell-off, claiming that the scale of OTC trades was “gentle on the market” and had “no direct influence on price.”

July 16, 2024

Bitcoin Ecosystem Is Best Performer Among Crypto Sectors Over Last 7 Days

While the overall crypto market is currently in an upswing, protocols dedicated to the Bitcoin ecosystem such as Stacks have seen the largest climb in their fully-diluted market capitalization, according to Artemis data.

Business

July 22, 2024

ETH Held in Exchange Reserves Drops to 8-Year Low With ETFs Set to Begin Trading

The ETH holdings of Binance and Coinbase have decreased by $1.2 billion over the last seven days.

July 22, 2024

How the Crypto Market Reacted to Joe Biden Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

Large scale liquidations, a spike in memecoin trading activity and heavy losses across prediction markets followed U.S. President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will be dropping out of the election race.

July 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Germany’s BTC Sale, Mt. Gox Distributions, Grayscale’s Ethereum ETF Fees

This week in crypto: State Street’s blockchain initiatives, WazirX’s major hack, FTX and CFTC agree to $12.7 billion settlement, and more!

July 19, 2024

$230 Million WazirX Hack Potentially Linked to Lazarus Group, Say Blockchain Researchers

India’s largest crypto exchange lost $230 million in a security breach — blockchain sleuth ZachXBT said the hack “has the potential markings of a Lazarus Group attack.”

DeFi

July 19, 2024

Scroll Lending Protocol Rho Says No Funds Lost After $7.6 Million ‘Oracle Exploit’

The Rho Markets hackers said they were willing to fully return funds as long as the protocol admits the issue resulted from a misconfiguration on their end.

July 16, 2024

LI.FI Drained of More Than $10 Million Via Wallets With Infinite Approval Settings

The wallet address that exploited the DeFi protocol’s smart contract has since transferred out the vast majority of the drained funds.

July 16, 2024

Iggy Azalea Denies Dumping $2 Million Worth of MOTHER on Retail

The creator of the $MOTHER coin on Solana says that the allegations were “crazy” and made her “so annoyed.”

July 16, 2024

Iggy Azalea on Memes, OnlyFans, and Her Plans to Make MOTHER a Success

The Australian rapper tells the origin story of the $MOTHER token, explains the “beef” between her and Vitalik Buterin, and reveals that, so far, she has made no money from her celeb coin.

Ethereum

July 22, 2024

SEC Gives Final Approval to Spot Ether ETFs, Setting Stage for Historic Launch

Trading of the funds is expected to start as early as tomorrow, with one expert calling the decision “a massive, positive regulatory shift.” 

July 22, 2024

ETH Held in Exchange Reserves Drops to 8-Year Low With ETFs Set to Begin Trading

The ETH holdings of Binance and Coinbase have decreased by $1.2 billion over the last seven days.

July 17, 2024

Grayscale Fees for Spot Ethereum ETF 10 Times Higher Than Competition

Grayscale will charge a 2.5% fee for its main spot ether ETF, which will be converted from the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE).

July 17, 2024

Should You Buy Ether Now That Spot ETFs Are About to Be Approved?

Spot ether ETFs could launch on July 23, according to experts, while the chances of pro-crypto presidential candidate Donald Trump winning the election have been growing.

NFTs

June 20, 2024

Has the Market Decided NFTs Aren’t Worth Millions of Dollars Anymore?

CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club are reaching multi-year lows in floor price amidst a broader NFT downturn. However, Milady Maker and Pudgy Penguins are exceptions to the ongoing trend.

May 10, 2024

Weekly Recap: Binance’s Controversial Client Management and Ethereum’s EIP-7702 Progress

This week in crypto: Robinhood faces SEC enforcement action, Grayscale retracts its Ethereum Futures ETF application, Fantasy.top and Pump.fun rise in DeFi rankings, and more!

May 3, 2024

Weekly Recap: CZ’s Sentence, DeFi Tokens Tumble, and Tether’s Triumph

This week in crypto: Stablecoin regulation stalls, Hong Kong debuts spot ETFs, a16z buys into Optimism, FTX unloads Solana holdings, and more!

April 26, 2024

How OpenSea’s Weekly NFT Volumes Plummeted From $1 Billion to $20 Million in Just 2 Years

Magic Eden recently surpassed OpenSea in weekly trading volume for the first time, highlighting how the competitive landscape among NFT marketplaces is continuing to shift. 

Regulation

July 22, 2024

SEC Gives Final Approval to Spot Ether ETFs, Setting Stage for Historic Launch

Trading of the funds is expected to start as early as tomorrow, with one expert calling the decision “a massive, positive regulatory shift.” 

July 21, 2024

As President Biden Drops Out, Where Do Kamala Harris and Other Potential Candidates Stand on Crypto?

Biden has endorsed his Vice President to be the Democratic nominee, but her nomination is not a done deal, and there are other candidates with significant views on crypto.

July 19, 2024

Weekly Recap: Germany’s BTC Sale, Mt. Gox Distributions, Grayscale’s Ethereum ETF Fees

This week in crypto: State Street’s blockchain initiatives, WazirX’s major hack, FTX and CFTC agree to $12.7 billion settlement, and more!

July 19, 2024

Congressman French Hill on Crypto and His Top Pick for the Next SEC Chair

Rep. French Hill, who is running to chair the House Financial Services Committee, reveals his preference for the next SEC Chair if Trump wins, gives his odds on a crypto bill passing by year’s end, and says he supports the CFTC regulating spot crypto markets.

Tech

July 12, 2024

Friend.Tech Token Reaches All-Time Low as Two Other Metrics Plummet

After it dropped plans to launch its own chain, multiple of Friend.tech’s main metrics dropped, while users criticized them for “greed or incompetence.” 

July 12, 2024

How Satoshi Nakamoto and Vitalik Buterin Inspired Key Parts of Celestia

Mustafa Al-Bassam, cofounder of Celestia, shares his most vivid stories of his early days of hacking, the next steps for Celestia, and what he’s cautious about.

July 11, 2024

Front-end Domains of Over 100 Crypto Projects Are at Risk of Attack via Squarespace

Two prominent crypto projects have been exploited and many more could be at risk after two-factor authentication (2FA) was disabled, at the front-end, for projects using Google Domains amid a migration to Squarespace.

July 10, 2024

StarkWare Proposes Staking Plans in Incremental Steps for L2 Network Starknet

In the first stage, stakers are expected to run a full node, interact with the staking smart contracts, and follow StarkWare’s proposed rules to stake, while later stages will require additional validating software for sequencing and proving activities that secure the network.

In Case You Missed it

Trump's VP Pick, SEC's Future, and Congress' Crypto Legislation - Ep 676

Episode #676 | July 18, 2024

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The Role of Media in Crypto, Blockworks Op-Ed, and Apps vs. Infrastructure

For Beginners

based rollups

July 3, 2024

What Are Based Rollups and How Do They Work?

Based rollups are an exciting new addition to rollup scaling solutions.

EigenLayer Competitors

July 2, 2024

EigenLayer Has 2 New Competitors: Symbiotic & Karak. How Are They Different?

Symbiotic and Karak are making waves in the Ethereum restaking market, creating competition for the pioneer EigenLayer.

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