The European Union is to fork out nearly €1 million (in fiat or crypto?) to assess the environmental impacts of cryptocurrencies and bitcoin mining activities. Does this mean that Brussels prefers strict regulation of these activities to the ban? In any case, crypto-enthusiasts will be sure to follow the progress of this study, especially the publication of the first reports. The fate of bitcoin mining and crypto activities in Europe will in fact depend on it.
In a climate of heightened anticipation, the crypto community eagerly awaits the SEC's verdict on Bitcoin spot ETFs. Several U.S. lawmakers, recognizing the significance of the matter, are actively urging the SEC to approve these ETFs without further delay.
Huobi Global and Binance are two prominent crypto companies. In the crypto industry, rivalries are not uncommon. However, Binance CEO CZ remains sportsmanlike in the face of comparisons and extends a hand to his counterpart Justin Sun as his exchange falls victim to a hack.
Two years ago, Bitcoin lost any chance of flourishing among Chinese cryptocurrency traders. The Chinese Communist Party didn't seem ready for decentralization, opting for a totalitarian CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) rather than an emancipatory BTC (Bitcoin). However, in recent times, the Xi Jinping government has seemingly changed its perception of the flagship cryptocurrency. This decision by a Shanghai court to grant Bitcoin the status of “unique and non-reproducible currency” attests to this change of heart.
While an increasing number of countries are considering launching a CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency), Vitalik Buterin is dashing hopes. Known for being a staunch advocate of crypto, it seems he is less enthusiastic about the direction CBDC creation is taking.
According to the latest news, Coinbase's treasuries currently hold approximately 1.68 million ethers, equivalent to around $2.69 billion. Why does Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, continue to replenish this American crypto exchange with ETH? The crypto community is once again pondering this question. Let's take a closer look!
The dominance of Bitcoin (BTC) in the crypto ecosystem has recently reached a yearly high, piquing the curiosity of investors and experts. Why this sudden resurgence? And what are the implications for altcoins?
In an environment where crypto regulation is tightening and legal battles are intensifying, Binance, the world's leading exchange platform, is facing challenges in several jurisdictions. We had the opportunity to interview David Prinçay, CEO of Binance France, to find out more about the current situation.
In the face of a diverging path of U.S. dollar inflation from its usual trajectory, the United States Federal Reserve (FED) finds itself in a delicate situation. While the digital dollar project seemed to be the first line of defense, the FED now appears to be turning to a 'Plan B': the tokenization of real-world assets (RWA). Why such a pivot, and what can be expected from it?
Given its trajectory, the legal battle between Binance and the SEC is expected to persist, akin to the Ripple case. The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to have multiple strategies at its disposal, while Binance remains resolute. Recently, its CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), defended his cryptocurrency exchange on X (formerly Twitter). Here are the key points:
'Web2 is not safe,' comments Curve Finance, which also fell victim to a cryptocurrency hack resulting in a loss of $52 million at the end of July. Balancer, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol deployed on Ethereum, has reported a recent attack on its frontend resulting in the loss of $238,000 in cryptocurrencies. Thus, the list of DeFi hacks continues to grow. Let's break it down!
The world of crypto is catching its breath: Bitcoin (BTC) has surged to $27,400, marking a 10% increase over the past week. Additionally, the open interest on BTC also saw a 10% rise in just 3 hours yesterday. However, this situation is evoking familiar sentiments among investors, reminiscent of the temporary surge on August 29th, following Grayscale's victory over the SEC. Are we witnessing a similar scenario?
Renowned for being tamper-proof and completely transparent, Bitcoin is often touted as a perfect 'trustless' network. But can we truly say that we trust no one but ourselves when we use Bitcoin? This is the question posed by Pierre Schweitzer during the Surfin Bitcoin 2023 event in Biarritz.
Will the ECB stop raising its key interest rate soon? Some governors hope so.
Between the launch of Wecan Comply V2 and receiving yet another award at the Wealth Briefing Awards, Wecan Group is on the rise. Let's delve into their decision to implement the WECAN token for their products in this interview with Vincent Pignon, CEO and founder of Wecan Group.
Market predictions in the crypto space often lead to spirited debates among investors. Recently, Benjamin Cowen, a respected analyst in the field, made some waves by forecasting a significant downturn for Ethereum (ETH) and Cardano (ADA).
Concernant l'affaire Ripple vs SEC, le PDG de la société crypto est optimisme quant à l’issue du procès. Il explique pourquoi...
Considered to be the most important crypto, Bitcoin continues to spread to the four corners of the globe. The adoption of this crypto even extends to the level of institutions and governments, raising questions. What if it were to influence the global financial system?
“Not your key, not your coin”, cryptocurrency investors keep chanting. In other words, when keys are secure, assets remain safe from any theft or hoarding initiative. However, Ivan Bianco, a Brazilian crypto influencer, inadvertently exposed his private keys. The result: a good part of his cryptocurrency holdings evaporated.
Vitalik Buterin, whose crypto portfolio is worth around 244,000 ETH, has recently disposed of several thousand tokens. No explanation for this voluminous transfer of cryptocurrencies from the Ethereum co-founder. Would he need them to develop other projects? Or simply to cover personal expenses? No one knows what he's up to. Crypto-enthusiasts are panicking. Let's find out!
As we enter the final months of the year on the financial markets, there may be a seasonal trend known as the end-of-year rally. This trend intensifies before the Christmas holidays. Let's take a look at bitcoin's behavior in the run-up to Christmas, and the factors that can influence its price.
While the SEC is waging an anti-crypto war, the US regulator has just suffered a setback against Grayscale regarding the Bitcoin ETF. The federal court ruled today in favor of Grayscale's petition for review. In setting aside the SEC's order, the court ruled in favor of the American investment giant. This decision could pave the way for approval of the Bitcoin ETF.
So it's no rumor: BNB must under no circumstances give up the $212 mark, and Binance CEO CZ is in the front line to defend it. The slightest deviation could precipitate an imminent liquidation, with unpredictable consequences for the crypto market.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to postpone its decision on Bitcoin ETFs. Despite this dilatory strategy, many observers remain convinced that these crypto index funds will see the light of day in the United States by 2024. Here are some explanations.
Cryptos are useful for those who invest funds in them. For some, it's a way of diversifying their asset portfolio. Others, on the other hand, see them as an effective way of disguising the provenance of illicitly earned funds.