Crypto News

  • Bitcoin News - 17 September 2022, 6:30 am

    The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed banning businesses from engaging in crypto staking and lending activities. The regulator is seeking public comments on the proposal, noting that the purpose of this prohibition is “to provide greater protection to investors and reduce associated risks.” Thailand Seeks Public Comments on 2 Crypto Regulatory Proposals…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 17 September 2022, 5:28 am

    The technical analysis of the 18 CBDC design choices was made across six broad categories — participants, governance, security, transactions, data and adjustments. As directed by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) submitted a report analyzing the design choices for 18 central bank digital currency…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 17 September 2022, 3:30 am

    U.S. Senator Pat Toomey says Congress should step in and provide a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency. He stressed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not sharing its framework for regulating crypto with lawmakers, noting that Chairman Gary Gensler “owes us much more clarity on how and why he intends to apply SEC…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 17 September 2022, 1:00 am

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has answered some questions on regulatory compliance relating to Tornado Cash, a recently sanctioned crypto mixer. The answers include how to withdraw crypto or complete transactions initiated using Tornado Cash prior to its sanction and how to deal with “dusting” transactions. Treasury Department Publishes Tornado Cash FAQs The U.S.…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 16 September 2022, 10:30 pm

    A Chinese intermediate court based in Beijing recently upheld a lower court’s ruling which determined that cryptocurrency is a virtual property protected by the law. The court clarified that regulations issued by the Bank of China and others only prohibit the circulation of virtual currency. ‘Financing Behaviour Prohibited by the Law’ An intermediate court in…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 10:03 pm

    Most wallets feel like they were created for developers. That’s becoming a bigger problem in terms of both practicality and security as crypto adoption increases. After Ethereum’s long-awaited Merge, it’s an ideal time to think about how we can also improve smart contracts. Essentially apps that run on blockchains, smart contracts are a vital component…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 9:28 pm

    The U.S. Justice Department has published another report on crypto crime with detailed recommendations for legal reform; it has also formed a network of experts to advise offices. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) published its latest report in response to President Joe Biden’s March executive order (EO) on the development of digital assets…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 9:15 pm

    The company said the funds will support the building of virtual sports cities around the world. Sports Metaverse startup LootMogul secured a $200 million investment commitment from Gem Global Yield, providing the company a share subscription facility of up to $200 million for a 36-month term following an equity exchange listing. The company said that the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 9:00 pm

    Here’s a review of the possible new trends that will drive the crypto market in the post-Merge era. The Ethereum Merge came and went, leaving investors to ponder what the next trending development in the market could look like. In a Cointelegraph Twitter Space with Capriole Fund founder Charles Edwards, the analyst mentioned that excitement…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 8:59 pm

    Customers who use the Binance Pay Wallet to pay for their orders will be eligible to enter a rewards program. Binance announced Friday that it has partnered with the Ukrainian supermarket chain VARUS, saying it will enable cryptocurrency payments for grocery purchases through its Binance Pay Wallet. The grocery store is one of the largest companies in…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 8:39 pm

    The Treasury Department was downbeat on crypto in two publications produced in response to the president’s executive order on digital asset development issued in March. The United States Treasury Department released three publications related to digital assets Friday, in response to U.S. President Joe Biden’s Executive rder “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.” One of…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 16 September 2022, 8:30 pm

    Prior to The Merge, Ethereum used to have dozens upon dozens of mining pools dedicating hashrate toward the blockchain network. That has all changed and most of the miners transitioned or plan on transitioning to other Ethash compatible coins like ethereum classic, ERGO, and the new fork ETHW. Now Ethereum blocks are verified by validators…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 8:15 pm

    Analysts and traders strongly adhere to the “Bitcoin is inversely correlated to the strength of the U.S. dollar index” thesis, but a closer look at the data suggests otherwise. Presently, there seems to be a general assumption that when the U.S. dollar value increases against other global major currencies, as measured by the DXY index,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 7:15 pm

    A classic bearish reversal pattern suggests pain ahead for the ETH/BTC pair despite Ethereum’s milestone Merge event. Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) has been forming an inverse-cup-and-handle pattern since May 2021 on the weekly chart, which hints at a potential decline against Bitcoin (BTC). ETH/BTC weekly price chart featuring inverse cup-and-handle breakdown setup. Source: TradingViewAn inverse cup-and-handle…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 7:00 pm

    The five fintech, payments and e-commerce firms will create front-end prototypes for the digital euro, which will not be used in later phases of the CBDC project. The European Central Bank, or ECB, has announced it will be collaborating with five companies for the development of potential digital euro user interfaces.In a Friday announcement, the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 16 September 2022, 6:30 pm

    Following Ethereum’s transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoW) roughly five different crypto assets were the main beneficiaries of Ethereum’s former hashrate. However, 24 hours after The Merge, anonymous developers launched an Ethereum PoW fork called ETHW and the fork has managed to garner 60.92 terahash per second (TH/s) of hashpower. However, ETHW has lost…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 6:29 pm

    Equities markets are witnessing aggressive selling due to increasingly bearish macroeconomic factors, and this is adding sell pressure to Bitcoin and altcoin prices. The World Bank has warned of a possible global recession in 2023. In a press release on Sept. 15, the bank said that the current pace of rate hikes and policy decisions is…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 6:15 pm

    In one of three reports released simultaneously Friday, the Treasury Department talks cautiously about stablecoins and CBDC in the context of wider payment technology. United States President Joe Biden ordered more than a dozen reports to be written when he released his Executive Order (EO) 14067 “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.” Five had due…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 5:15 pm

    Critics claimed the Biden administration’s reports focused on environmental concerns over crypto’s energy consumption and illicit uses rather than the technology’s benefits. Members of the crypto space and advocacy groups reacted to United States President Joe Biden’s administration releasing a regulatory framework on digital assets, with many suggesting the White House focused on the potential…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 16 September 2022, 5:00 pm

    PRESS RELEASE. Luart has announced an official rebranding to Arcnes, a move that will better position the NFT platform to innovate and grow to its fullest potential, and this is because Arcnes is more than just a marketplace; it’s a tool for blockchain-based gaming and NFT projects. In addition, the platform will assist project founders…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 16 September 2022, 4:30 pm

    At the time of writing, only one coin in the top ten crypto assets by market capitalization is a proof-of-work (PoW) token and out of the top 20, there are only three tokens that leverage a PoW consensus mechanism. Moreover, out of 50 of the largest crypto coins by valuation, only six use PoW and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 4:30 pm

    Decentralized finance still has a way to go before it can attract institutional capital. Meanwhile, Fireblocks has become a 9-figure revenue-generating company. Cryptocurrency has converted another veteran of Wall Street after ex-Morgan Stanley executive Kevin Lepsoe launched a new platform for decentralized finance (DeFi). His new firm, Infinity Exchange, received a nice injection of seed…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 16 September 2022, 4:00 pm

    Cosmos was once again in the green, as the token moved closer to a four-month high during Friday’s session. Prices rose past a key resistance level during the day, as bullish sentiment continued to rise. Chainlink also traded higher, as prices surged for a third straight session. Cosmos (ATOM) Cosmos (ATOM) continued to trade higher…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 3:45 pm

    Data released hours after the Merge prompted concerns about the alleged centralization of PoS. Analysis from Santiment indicates that 46.15% of Ethereum’s PoS nodes are controlled by only two addresses.Hours after the Merge, the first address has validated about 188 blocks or 28.97% of the nodes, and the second has validated 16.18%, or 105 blocks.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 2:01 pm

    236,000 BTC enters trading platforms in a single day amid what one commentator calls “unusual” exchange flows. Bitcoin (BTC) exchanges have seen huge volumes this month as price declines lead to renewed interest in trading.Data from sources including on-chain analytics firm Glassnode shows exchange inflows hitting their highest since March 2020.”The scent of volatility is…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 16 September 2022, 1:30 pm

    The European Union (EU) will present an initiative to address the metaverse and all the activities and interactions happening in it sometime in 2023. The proposal, which was qualified as ”key” in the State of the Union letter of intent authored by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will present several initiatives…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 1:03 pm

    More people are using stablecoins to hedge against inflation, as they offer numerous benefits. Economies around the world are facing a motley of challenges caused by rising inflation. High inflation devalues national currencies, which, in turn, pushes up the cost of living, especially in scenarios where earnings remain unchanged.In the United States, the government has…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 12:49 pm

    The company announced its acquisition of WePlay Media after it recently closed multiple multi-million dollar fund rounds with investors such as Temasek. One of Web3’s leading digital property rights developers, Animoca Brands, announced yet another major acquisition to its increasing portfolio of gaming subsidiaries.The company announced the purchase of WePlay Media, which developed the popular…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 12:45 pm

    The fact sheet sums up the efforts of nine federal agencies’ research over the past six months. Following President Joe Biden’s executive order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets, federal agencies came up with a joint fact sheet on six principal directions for crypto regulation in the United States. It sums up the content…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 11:40 am

    Crypto holders in China are protected by the law in case of theft, misappropriation or breach of a loan agreement despite the ban on crypto. Despite enforcing a major cryptocurrency ban one year ago, the Chinese government still protects local crypto investors as crypto is recognized as virtual property protected by the law.One of the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 11:30 am

    Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief Kristina Cornèr moderated a panel that discussed what decentralization brings to Web3 at DeData 2022. With the convenience of centralization seemingly threatening the original crypto vision, decentralization will still help escape a potential dystopian future, according to a panel discussion at the DeData Salon 2022 conference held in Berlin, Germany. Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief Kristina Cornèr…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 11:10 am

    Bukele says that despite past laws that prohibited the reelection of presidents, El Salvador can follow in the footsteps of developing nations. In an Independence Day live streaming event on Sept. 15, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced his bid for reelection after his current term ends in 2024.Bukele’s announcement comes even though past presidents…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 10:55 am

    The crypto lending firm intends to get the liquidity and support its operations with the funds from the sell-off. Celsius Networks, a crypto lending company that had frozen withdrawals in June and has been proceeding through Chapter 11 bankruptcy since July, asked the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 10:50 am

    Nonetheless, ETHPoW is gaining adoption among top mining pools and crypto exchanges. ETHPoW, a separatist proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain forked from Ethereum’s Merge, went live on Sept. 15. However, the chain suffered technical issues after the launch, which put downward pressure on its ETHW token. ETHW price down 65% amid “ChainID” fiascoThe price of ETHW has dropped by…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 9:31 am

    The aftermath of the Ethereum Merge gives no respite to crypto bulls, who face continued market pressure as stocks also trend down. Bitcoin (BTC) attempted to violate local lows on Sep. 16 as the latest cross-crypto downtrend intensified.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewNo relief for BTC bulls post MergeData from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 6:10 am

    With Ethereum validators being required to stake 32 ETH, Ethereum could become more centralized and susceptible to censorship from governments. Ethereum’s upgrade to proof-of-stake (PoS) may make it more vulnerable to government intervention and censorship, according to the lead investigator of Merkle Science. Speaking to Cointelegraph following the Ethereum Merge, Coby Moran, a former FBI analyst…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 5:51 am

    Yuga Labs was said to be looking at raising around $50 million from the sale of 100,000 tokenized land plots, but the firm’s co-founder says it’s all “fake news.” Yuga Labs co-founder Greg Solana, or Garga, has shot down rumors that the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) creators have plans to launch a new nonfungible…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 5:16 am

    Following the Ethereum Merge, Dogecoin now only trails Bitcoin as the biggest proof-of-work cryptocurrency. Meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) is now officially the second largest proof-of-work (PoW) crypto in terms of market cap, following the Ethereum network’s proof-of-stake (PoS) upgrade on Thursday. Bitcoin (BTC), of course, remains miles ahead of Dogecoin’s market cap of $7.83 billion, though the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 3:53 am

    Though he did not specify any particular crypto, SEC chair Gary Gensler said proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies could be subject to securities laws. Ethereum’s upgrade to proof-of-stake (PoS) may have placed the cryptocurrency back in the crosshairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Speaking to reporters after the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, SEC chairman Gary Gensler reportedly…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 16 September 2022, 2:04 am

    Once blockchain games can offer a similar experience to League of Legends or Fortnite they will become more popular, argues Blowfish Studios’ Luke Sillay. Blockchain-based games need to spend more time actually being “fun to play” rather than developing flashy tokenomics, an Animoca Brand-owned blockchain game developer told Cointelegraph.Speaking to Cointelegraph on the first day…Read More