Bitcoin Safe Haven Status Proven As Dollar Seen Crashing In 3 Months, Kiyosak...

Bitcoin has defied the downward trend of major currencies such as the British pound (GBP) and Chinese yuan by increasing 6.5% over the previous week and nearing the $20,000 level. Throughout the course of the year, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates in an effort to combat skyrocketing inflation, resulting in a significant appreciation of the US […]

TIDEFI Mainnet And DEX App Goes Live As TDFY Sunrise Pool Token Distribution ...

Providing streamlined access to a comprehensive DeFi ecosystem will usher in the next generation of crypto users. TIDEFI wants to become that gateway into decentralized finance through its DEX and with one ecosystem asset. Moreover, the project appeals to market makers, traders, and builders, establishing a crucial foundation for Web3 development. Unfracturing DeFi Access In the current decentralized finance landscape, financial equality remains tricky to come by. More specifically, there are many opportunities in the industry, but most are only accessible if one has sufficient knowledge....

TIDEFI Streamlines Access To Financial Services As Mainnet And DEX App Go Live

Decentralized finance is one of the biggest industry verticals on blockchain and crypto. Unfortunately, it remains a relatively inaccessible industry for those not familiar with the jargon and tools TIDEFI will change that narrative for the better through its one-stop-solution application for desktop and mobile. Improving Access to Decentralized Finance There are many reasons why […]

TA: Ethereum Price Recovery Could Soon Fade If ETH Fails To Surpass $1,350

Ethereum started a fresh decline from the $1,350 resistance against the US Dollar. ETH retested $1,255 and remains at a risk of more losses. Ethereum started another decline after it failed to clear the $1,375 zone. The price is now trading below $1,320 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,300 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline sharply if it stays below the $1,350 level for a long time. Ethereum Price Turns Red Ethereum failed to gain pace above the $1,350 resistance zone. ETH....

Japanese Gaming Giant Sega to Launch First Blockchain Game

Sega, one of the largest Japanese gaming companies, has announced that it will launch its first blockchain game in collaboration with Double Jump Tokyo, another Japanese development company. The game, which is based on Sega’s Sangokushi Taisen franchise, will be built using Oasys, a Japanese scaling-focused project, to support its blockchain elements. Sega to Launch First Blockchain Gaming Project Sega, one of the most influential Japan-based gaming companies, has announced that it will build its first blockchain-based game. The project, which will be built by another....

Robert Kiyosaki calls Bitcoin a ‘buying opportunity’ as US dollar surges

The best-selling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad has tipped Bitcoin and two other commodities as buying opportunities, noting a U.S. dollar crash could occur by January. Robert Kiyosaki, businessman and best-selling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad has called Bitcoin, silver and gold a “buying opportunity” amid the strengthening United States dollar and continued interest rate hikes. In an Oct. 2 Twitter post to his 2.1 million followers, the author noted the prices of the three commodities — sometimes referred to as "safe haven" assets — would continue getting lower as the U.S. dollar strengthens,....

Sam Bankman-Fried sheds light on how FTX would approach a Celsius bid

The FTX founder said the company paid the “fair market price” for Voyager’s assets and would look to do the same in a deal for Celsius' assets. FTX founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried have shared details on how his firm would approach a buy-up of Celsius’ tassets. The comments come in light of FTX US snapping up bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital’s assets for $1.3 billion via auction last week and a recent report that FTX was considering a bid for Celsius’ assets as well. Responding to a tweet from BnkToTheFuture founder Simon Dixon alleging FTX was "raising finance at a $32Billion....

US Senator Says ‘I Love That Bitcoin Can’t Be Stopped’ Citing Concerns About ...

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis says she loves that bitcoin cannot be stopped and that governments cannot just confiscate the cryptocurrency. “It’s actually comforting to know that bitcoin is there,” she said, citing concerns about the national debt and inflation. U.S. Senator: Bitcoin Is Something Governments Cannot Take U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) talked about bitcoin in an interview with Hard Money’s Natalie Brunell, published last week. Discussing the merits of bitcoin, including how the cryptocurrency cannot be stopped, the....

TA: Bitcoin Price Keeps Struggling, What Could Trigger Another Downtrend

Bitcoin price is struggling to climb above the $20,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC could decline heavily if there is a close below the $18,500 support. Bitcoin remained in a range and stayed above the $19,000 support zone. The price is trading below $19,400 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $19,350 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could start a fresh decline if there is a clear move below the $18,500 support. Bitcoin Price Stuck In a Range Bitcoin price attempted a....

Why Every Real Estate Investor Should Own Bitcoin

Bitcoin and real estate go hand in hand. One is an illiquid, but physical income-generating asset and the other is a highly liquid, digital asset.This is an opinion editorial by Leon Wankum, one of the first financial economics students to write a thesis about Bitcoin in 2015.PrologueThe following article is part of a series of articles in which I aim to explain some of the benefits of using bitcoin as a “tool.” The possibilities are endless. I selected three areas where bitcoin has helped me. Bitcoin helped me take my entrepreneurial endeavors to the next level by allowing me to easily....

DOJ objects to Celsius plans to reopen withdrawals and sell stablecoins

The objection is seeking a deferral on Celsius motions until the independent examiner report on the company is filed over the next couple of months. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has submitted an objection to Celsius’ motion to reopen withdrawals for select customers and sell its stablecoin holdings.The DOJ is asserting that the state of Celsius’ financials are lacking transparency, and that key decisions like this should not be considered until the independent examiner report has been filed. The move by the DOJ adds to the objections filed last week by the Texas State Securities Board,....

Transit Swap ‘hacker’ returns 70% of $23M in stolen funds

The funds returned so far has come in the form of Ether (ETH), Binance-pegged ETH and BNB ($14.2 million). A quick response from a number of blockchain security companies has helped facilitate the return of around 70% of the $23 million exploit of decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator Transit Swap.The DEX aggregator lost the funds after a hacker exploited an internal bug on a swap contract on Oct. 1, leading to a quick response from Transit Finance team along with security companies Peckshield, SlowMist, Bitrace and TokenPocket, who were able to quickly work out the hacker’s IP, email....

Celsius founder reportedly withdrew $10M before bankruptcy filing: FT

The details of the withdrawal will reportedly be part of upcoming court filings, and it's possible the founder and former CEO of the crypto platform could be forced to pay it back. Celsius Network founder and former CEO Alex Mashinsky allegedly withdrew $10 million from the crypto lending platform just weeks before the company froze customer funds and declared bankruptcy.The withdrawal was cited by sources from the Financial Times who said Mashinsky withdrew the funds in “mid to late May” prior to the Jun. 12 pause on all withdraws. Celsius was a popular crypto-lending platform with 1.7....

CFTC Chairman on US Crypto Regulation: We Have to Rely on 70-Year-Old Case La...

The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says his agency and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “have to rely on 70-year-old case law to determine what’s a security or a commodity.” He stressed that the SEC and CFTC are working together to regulate the crypto space, noting that “It’s not a turf war.” CFTC Chairman on Crypto Regulation, Working With SEC Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Rostin Behnam talked about cryptocurrency regulation in an interview with CNBC last week. ....

The future of DeFi is on TikTok

The younger generation doesn’t have disposable income now, but they’re financially savvy thanks to short-form videos on social media In July 2021, TikTok hit three billion downloads. The social network boasts more than one billion active monthly users. And, in the United States, TikTok is now more popular with Generation Z than Instagram.Over the last six months, Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a drop of more than 70% from its all-time high north of $69,000 in 2021. Market volatility is to be expected. But, if decentralized finance (DeFi) is looking to have a future, it needs to be embraced by more....

Bitcoin Is A Green Energy Battery For Wasted Electricity

Bitcoin converts wasted energy into a different kind of battery for a more sustainable future. The battery of human time, effort and ingenuity: money.This is an opinion editorial by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.In a prior article I discussed probability-based energy systems, how they can negatively impact the grid and how Bitcoin helps solve some of the problems associated with wind and solar power. In this article, I would like to address the most frustrating critique that I....

Robert Kiyosaki Predicts US Dollar Will Crash by January — Suggests Buying Bi...

The famous author of the best-selling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, has predicted that the U.S. dollar will crash by January next year after the Federal Reserve pivots. He named bitcoin as one of the investments to buy as the Fed continues to raise interest rates. Robert Kiyosaki Predicts Imminent Crash of US Dollar The author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, is back with a dire warning about the U.S. dollar, predicting that the USD will crash in a few months. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book co-authored by Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It has been on....

Helium (HNT) Holds Gains Amid Market Downtrend

Helium (HNT), a cryptocurrency project focusing on the Internet of Things, has gained in recent times despite market conditions. According to CoinMarketCap, HNT has been up 8.42% over the last 7 days, trading at $4.90 at press time. Despite the gains, the token has found it difficult to break above the $5 mark. The price movement has been on a downward trend. It’s uncertain if this will continue or not. However, its weekly price action has given traders a good reason to be hopeful. Related Reading: Bitcoin Price Is Sitting On A Gun Powder, Will It Explode? How Helium Is Holding Its....

Binance Rolls Out Mining Pool For ETHW With Zero Fee

Binance has introduced mining pools for ETHW users, offering zero fees for a limited time. ETHW is a forked version of Ethereum that retains the Proof-of-Work components of the blockchain before the merge. The popular crypto exchange made the announcement on Thursday, September 28, through a blog post on its website. Mining pools are created […]

Quant (QNT) Marks Positive Movement When Major Coins Face Dumps

Quant (QNT), a top 100 cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap, has marked positive moves in the last few weeks. This is coming when major coins are facing dumps due to bearish market conditions. The token has stayed green for 4 weeks, gaining over 47.37% since its $95.1 price on September 1st. The price action has been driven by strong volume and trading activity. Despite its market cap still down 2.98%, QNT has performed well against other coins with similar market caps. Related Reading: Bitcoin Bullish Signal: Exchange Outflows Spike Up Quant Take Back Nearly 50% From The Market In 4 Weeks The....

9 Out of the Top 12 Crypto Assets Are Down 70% to 90% Lower Than the All-Time...

274 days or roughly nine months ago, the crypto economy was worth $2.34 trillion and at $967 billion the aggregate value of all 13,192 crypto assets is $1.48 trillion less. Most of the top digital currencies tapped an all-time price high in November 2021 and today, a great majority of the top crypto assets are down between 70% to 90% in value against the U.S. dollar. 9 Out of 12 Crypto Assets Have Lost Significant Value Since Last Year’s Price Highs It’s almost a year later since the world’s top crypto assets tapped all-time highs in 2021, and a great number....

Music NFTs a powerful tool to transform an audience into a community

Music artists have the opportunity to develop tighter relations with their fans through the use of NFTs. As one of the oldest entertainment industries in existence, the music business has experienced many technological advances that enhanced widespread adoption. The digitalization of music meant that artists could reach any audience across the world, and digital distribution gifted people with unlimited access to music. With these advances in distribution came some drawbacks in music monetization. The way musicians make money in a digital format has reduced margins from media or video....

Bitcoin Bullish Signal: Exchange Outflows Spike Up

On-chain data shows the Bitcoin exchange outflows have spiked up recently, a sign that could prove to be bullish for the crypto’s price. Bitcoin Exchange Netflow Has Observed Deep Red Values In Recent Days As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, investors have withdrawn more than 60k BTC from exchanges recently. The relevant indicator here is the “all exchanges netflow,” which measures the net amount of Bitcoin entering or exiting wallets of all centralized exchanges. The metric’s value is simply calculated by taking the difference between the inflows....

Binance Coin (BNB) Bulls Defends Key Zone, Will The Give Up?

BNB price creates mixed feelings on the high timeframe as price forms a descending triangle on the daily chart while an ascending triangle forms on the weekly chart.  BNB looks more stable as the price aims to flip the $340 resistance to set up a bullish sentiment.   The price action of the Binance Coin (BNB) continues to look strong despite the price forming a bilateral chart pattern on the daily and weekly timeframe. Surprisingly Bitcoin (BTC) movement in a range has had little effect on the price of Binance Coin (BNB), with BNB creating more hope of a better price moment in October.....

Report: CME Group to Face off With FTX After Filing for Futures Commission Me...

According to a recent report, the world’s largest derivatives exchange CME Group is looking to register as a direct futures commission merchant (FCM). CME Group’s decision follows the digital currency exchange FTX, as the crypto company applied to become a derivative clearing organization and awaits approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). If CME Group is approved to be an FCM, the company can bypass third-party brokers and offer futures directly on the CME platform. Derivatives Exchange CME Group Registers for FCM While FTX Awaits CFTC Approval....

The U.S. Senators Revised Cybersecurity Bill To Include Crypto

Two U.S. senators passed a new bill amending the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 to include the crypto firms to report cyberthreats they face. The U.S legislators, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming and Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn, revised the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act aimed at reducing criminal activities in crypto-space. Cryptocurrency’s growing issues like cyber attacks, […]

S&P Global Report Says EU and UK Are in a Recession, Putin Thinks the West Is ...

Today’s blustery global economy has everyone on edge as inflation has wreaked havoc on the wallets of ordinary people and energy prices continue to soar worldwide. According to Credit Suisse, “the worst is yet to come,” as the global investment bank’s analysts believe the European Union (EU) and the U.K. are already dealing with a recession. S&P Global has a similar hypothesis as a report published by the Manhattan corporation explains that the U.K. is currently contending with a full-year recession. Nord Stream Pipeline Rupture Heightens Tensions Between Russia....

Next few weeks are 'critical' for stock market and Bitcoin, analyst says

Alessio Rastani, a cryptocurrency analyst and trader, shares his outlook on crypto, stocks and the forex market for the next weeks. The stock market’s movements in the next few weeks will be critical for determining whether we are heading towards a short-term recession or a long term-one, according to forex trader and crypto analyst Alessio Rastani.During the October-December 2022 period, the analyst expects to see the S&P rallying. "If that bounces or rally fails and drops back down again, then very likely, we're entering a long-term recession and something very close to similar to 2008",....

Bitcoin Price Is Sitting On A Gun Powder, Will It Explode?

BTC price trades below key resistance as prices get rejected under daily EMA. BTC’s monthly candle closes with so many mixed feelings ahead of October.  The price of BTC must close above $21,500 to renew bullish sentiments. The price action of Bitcoin (BTC) continues to toil with the emotions of traders and investors as it moves in an indecisive and uncertain fashion. Traders continue to speculate about what Bitcoin (BTC) holds for this new month of October. The price action and movements of Bitcoin (BTC) continue in its choppy, leaving most traders at loose ends due to an....

‘Trading Like a Lehman Moment’ — Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Suffer From Dis...

It’s been more than a decade since the financial crisis in 2007-2008 when Lehman Brothers, the fourth largest investment bank in the U.S., collapsed and filed bankruptcy. Close to 14 years later, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, two of the world’s largest banks, are suffering from distressed valuations and the banks’ credit default insurance levels are approaching degrees not seen since 2008. Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank Valuations Have Dive-Bombed — Investors Discuss the Systemic Risk to the Global Economy During the first week of October, the world economy....

Terra could leave a similar regulatory legacy to that of Facebook’s Libra

The algorithmic stablecoin ban has sparked a range of arguments in the crypto industry as it is being seen as a watershed moment. New draft legislation on stablecoins in the United States House of Representatives proposed to impose a two-year ban on new algorithmically pegged stablecoins like TerraUSD (UST).The proposed legislation would require the Department of the Treasury to conduct a study of stablecoins similar to UST in collaboration with the United States Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Securities and....

UK Regulator: Crypto Firms Undeterred by Strict Regulation — ‘They Know We Ha...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Britain’s top financial regulator, has revealed that many crypto firms are still seeking licenses to operate in the U.K. despite failing to meet regulatory requirements the first time. “They know we have a good system of regulation and if they meet our standards that’s important for every jurisdiction that they seek to apply for around the world,” said the regulator. FCA on Crypto Regulation Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) executive director for competition and consumers, Sheldon Mills, talked about cryptocurrency....

RLWC 2021: CoinEx Cheers for Athletes as the Exclusive Cryptocurrency Trading...

PRESS RELEASE. On 15 October, England men will face the Samoa men at St James Park in the opening match of the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) 2021, which will conclude in Manchester on 18 November with the wheelchair final and a spectacular doubleheader at Old Trafford on 19 November for the men’s and women’s finals. For the first time in tournament history, the men’s, women’s, and wheelchair competitions will take place simultaneously, with the BBC broadcasting all 61 matches live. More than 600 players and 32 teams will compete across 17 host cities and 21....

Ethereum Merge spikes block creation with a faster average block time

some of the evident improvements experienced by the blockchain post-Merge include a steep increase in daily block creation and a substantial decrease in average block time. The Merge upgrade for Ethereum (ETH), which primarily sought to transition the blockchain into a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, has been revealed to have a positive impact on the creation of new Ethereum blocks.The Merge was considered one of the most significant upgrades for Ethereum. As a result of the hype, numerous misconceptions around cheaper gas fees and faster transactions plagued the crypto....

Ruble Surges Against Greenback, Ethiopian Birr Exchange Rate Gap Widens; Kiyo...

Rumors of expanding war, massive inflation destroying people’s purchasing power, and widespread volatility in the world of fiat currencies shaped the news this past week, with similarly dynamic developments in the world of cryptocurrency. Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says the “end is here” for fake money. This and more just below in the latest Bitcoin.com News Week in Review. While the US Dollar Tramples the Euro, Pound and Yen, Russia’s Ruble Skyrockets Against the Greenback While the U.S. dollar has soared in value against a basket of worldwide....

Bitcoin price starts 'Uptober' down 0.7% amid hope for final $20K push

Bitcoin price action could include a fresh trip to $20,500, but beyond that, the overall trend remains firmly down for traders. Bitcoin (BTC) failed to hold $20,000 into the September monthly close as one trader eyed a final comeback before fresh downside.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewTrader's $20,500 upside target remainsData from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD staying lower after finishing the month at around $19,400.Capping 3% losses, the monthly chart failed to rally on Oct. 1, with BTC/USD down another 0.7% in “Uptober” so far,....

US Tennis Player Serena Williams’ VC Firm Leads Ugandan Fintech’s $12.3 Milli...

The Uganda-based digital lending fintech startup, Numida, has said it will start offering its services to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in other African countries. Numida’s plans to offer its services to businesses beyond Uganda’s borders came shortly after it was announced that the startup had raised a total of $12.3 million in its pre-Series A funding round. Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by American tennis player Serena Williams, led the funding round. Unlocking the Potential of Small Businesses in Africa Numida, the Uganda-based fintech, has....

Kenyan Central Bank Raises Key Rate by 75 Basis Points

The monetary policy committee of the Kenyan central bank recently revealed it increased the central bank rate by 75 basis points from 7.5% to 8.25%. Justifying its decision to act, the committee cites growing inflationary pressures and increased global risks, as well as their likely impact on the domestic economy. Growing Inflationary Pressures Following its latest meeting, the monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) announced it approved increasing the central bank rate (CBR) from 7.50 percent to 8.25 percent. The MPC, which is chaired by the central bank....

Transit Swap loses over $21M due to internal bug hack, issues apology

“We are deeply sorry,” stated Transit Swap while revealing that a bug in the code allowed a hacker to make away with an estimated $21 million. Transit Swap, a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator, lost roughly $21 million after a hacker exploited an internal bug on a swap contract. Following the revelation, Transit Swap issued an apology to the users while efforts to track down and recover the stolen funds are underway.“We are deeply sorry,” stated Transit Swap while revealing that a bug in the code allowed a hacker to make away with an estimated $21 million. Blockchain....

Uzbekistan Introduces Monthly Fees for Cryptocurrency Companies

Crypto firms in Uzbekistan will have to pay fees to the state under new legislation proposed by regulators. The charges vary depending on the business activity and can reach $11,000 a month in the case of digital asset exchanges. Failure to pay will result in license suspension. Crypto Operators in Uzbekistan to Be Charged Fixed Fees for Their Business Activities Authorities in Uzbekistan have adopted a law which obliges entities working with cryptocurrencies to make special contributions to the state budget. The legislation, put forward by the country’s main crypto regulatory body,....

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Access Your ETHW Tokens if You Held ETH Before...

With the new Ethereumpow (ETHW) network launch, ethereum holders are eligible to receive a single ETHW for every ether they own. The following is a simple guide that shows ethereum holders how to access their ETHW tokens using a wallet like Metamask. Accessing the ETHW Network via Metamask’s Network Settings 16 days ago, Ethereum transitioned from a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain to a proof-of-stake (PoS) network, and ethereum miners chose to mine a few different coins like ethereum classic and ravencoin. Some miners transitioned over to the new Ethereumpow (ETHW) network, and the....

NFTs In A Nutshell: A Weekly Review

Bear market for NFTs aside, we still saw some hefty sales come through over the past week. Meanwhile, new feature rollouts from the likes of Metamask and Meta hit the block, and one NFT collection had a brief scare after it’s NFTs started to get delisted from OpenSea. Each weekend, we dive into the past […]

Five Advantages Of Using Bitcoin To Pay Rent

Bitcoin is becoming more popular in its use as a medium of exchange. Some tenants and landlords may prefer to transact exclusively in bitcoin.Jenna Hall is a content marketing coordinator at Redfin. Redfin does not provide legal, tax, or financial advice. This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice from a licensed attorney, tax professional or financial advisor.Over the past few years, an increasing number of companies worldwide have started allowing customers to pay for their products and services with bitcoin. While bitcoin used to be....

India Freezes More Crypto Including Bitcoin and Tether as Investigation Invol...

India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED) says it has frozen more cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, tether, and the Wazirx token. The action is part of its investigation of the mobile gaming app E-nuggets. In its latest announcement, the ED revealed that nearly 86 bitcoins found at crypto exchange Binance were frozen. Indian Authority Freezes More Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Tether, Wazirx Token India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED) announced Friday that it has frozen two more cryptocurrencies under the country’s Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED is....

US Senator Introduces ‘No Digital Dollar Act’ to Prohibit Treasury and the Fe...

A U.S senator has introduced the “No Digital Dollar Act to prohibit the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve from interfering with Americans using paper currency” if a central bank digital currency is adopted. The bill further states: “No central bank digital currency shall be considered legal tender under section 16 5103 of title 31, United States Code.” No Digital Dollar Act Introduced U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) announced Thursday that he has introduced a bill titled “No Digital Dollar Act to prohibit the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve....

SEC Charges 2 Firms and 4 Individuals in Crypto Pump-and-Dump Scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against two firms and four individuals allegedly perpetrating a crypto pump-and-dump scheme. “Although this case involves crypto assets, it bears the hallmarks of a classic pump and dump scheme,” said the SEC. SEC Charges 2 Firms in Crypto Pump-and-Dump Case The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Friday that it has filed charges against two firms and four individuals allegedly perpetrating a cryptocurrency pump-and-dump scheme. The two companies are Bermuda-based Arbitrade Ltd. and Canadian....

Indian Law Enforcement Agency Confiscated $1.2 Million In A Scam

India’s financial watchdog, Enforcement Directorate (ED), confiscated $1.2 million in an investigation of a fraud scheme relying on an App-based token, HPZ. Per an official press release published on September 29, several apps offered users to buy the HPZ tokens to have higher returns. And the investigations revealed that the “Chinese-controlled entities” were behind the […]

Web3 and Crypto Checking Account Startup Juno Raises $18M, Airdrops Reward To...

Juno, the Singapore-based Web3 crypto firm that offers customers checking accounts tied to crypto assets, has raised $18 million in a Series A financing round led by Parafi Capital. The fresh capital follows the startup’s seed round in 2019 when Juno raised $3 million from investors. Juno Raises $18 Million in a Funding Round Led by Parafi Capital, Crypto Startup Reveals Loyalty Token The Web3 crypto startup Juno is a digital currency company that provides clients with the ability to create a checking account by leveraging crypto assets. On October 1, it was revealed that the....

Web3 is the solution to Uber’s problem with hackers

Centralized databases on Web2 are a honeypot for hackers. Decentralizing data on Web3 eliminates a major vulnerability for companies like Uber. Uber is a staple of the gig economy, for better or worse, and a disruptor that once sent shockwaves throughout the mobility space. Now, however, Uber is being taken for a ride. The company is handling a reportedly far-reaching cybersecurity breach. According to the ride-hailing giant, the attacker has not been able to access sensitive user data, or at least, there is no evidence to suggest otherwise. Whether or not sensitive user data was exposed,....

California fraud cases highlight the need for a regulatory crackdown on crypto

Recent cases involving crypto fraud serve as a timely reminder to do your own due diligence until regulators take more action. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced last month that it had issued desist and refrain orders to 11 entities for violating California securities laws. Some of the highlights included allegations that they offered unqualified securities as well as material misrepresentations and omissions to investors.These violations should remind us that while crypto is a unique....