French Lawyer Asks Russian Patriarch to Help Save Alexander Vinnik From ‘Political Trial’ in US

A member of the defense team of the alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik has called on the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to intervene in support of his client. The Russian national may be sentenced to over 50 years in......

JPMorgan Hires Former Executive of Bankrupt Crypto Firm as Head of Digital Assets Regulatory Policy

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has hired bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network’s former head of policy and regulatory affairs as its new head of digital assets regulatory policy. The move followed JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon telling U.S. Congress that crypto tokens, like......

Spending $276M in Ether — Colossal Ethereum Whale That Participated in the Genesis ICO Transfers 145,000 ETH

After three years of dormancy, a massive ethereum whale that participated in the project’s first token sale, also known as the Genesis initial coin offering (ICO), spent 145,000 ether worth just over $276 million using today’s ethereum exchange rates. Mega Ethereum......

India Freezes Peter Thiel-Backed Vauld’s Crypto and Bank Assets Worth $46 Million

India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) has frozen crypto exchange Vauld’s crypto and bank assets worth about INR 370 crore ($46,439,181). Vauld halted deposits and withdrawals last month. The Indian law enforcement agency is reportedly investigating more than 10 cryptocurrency exchanges. Indian Authority......

Troubled Crypto Hedge Fund 3AC Reprimanded by Singapore’s Monetary Authority, Liquidators Eye Su Zhu’s Properties

On Wednesday, it was reported that the crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) was liquidated by a British Virgin Islands court and following the alleged liquidation, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reprimanded 3AC for misleading regulators. Furthermore, reports......

Plan B’s Stock-to-Flow Price Model Denounced by Vitalik Buterin, Says Model Can Be ‘Harmful’

For a few years now, the pseudonymous creator of the popular stock-to-flow (S2F) bitcoin price model, Plan B, has become a very well known bitcoin influencer gathering 1.8 million Twitter followers. However, after the S2F price model didn’t come to fruition......

Czech Central Bank Plans Tenfold Increase in Gold Holdings, New Governor Says Precious Metal ‘Good for Diversification’

The incoming governor of the Czech National Bank (CNB), Aleš Michl, has said he plans to increase the institution’s gold holdings almost tenfold from the current 11 tonnes to 100 tonnes. Michl also said he will ask the bank’s foreign exchange......

Number of Busted Illegal Crypto Mining Farms in Iran Nears 7,000

Authorities in Iran have shut down close to 7,000 unauthorized facilities for cryptocurrency mining in the past two years, local media revealed. According to a report, most of the illegal bitcoin farms were concentrated in five provinces of the Islamic Republic,......