Crypto Exchange Bitfront Shuts Down Amid Industry Challenges

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfront has announced its intention to cease operations in the coming months, citing challenges facing the industry. The U.S. trading platform, backed by Japan’s social media giant Line, indicated the decision is unrelated to the collapse of FTX. Line-Supported......

Report: State Securities Regulators Probe Crypto Lender Genesis

State securities regulators are reportedly investigating Genesis Global Capital in a broad range probe into the “interconnectedness of crypto firms,” Barron’s reported on Friday. The report notes that the Alabama Securities Commission is looking into whether or not cryptocurrency firms have......

Report: Crypto Financial Services Firm Matrixport Seeks $100 Million in Funding

Crypto firm Matrixport Technologies is reportedly seeking $100 million in funding, according to people familiar with the matter. Sources detailed that the company already secured commitments from investors for roughly $50 million, which would give Matrixport a post-valuation of $1.5 billion.......

Russia and Turkey to Collaborate on Combating Crime-Related Crypto Transactions

Law enforcement and judicial authorities from Russia and Turkey are joining forces in the fight against cybercrime, including the use of cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes. The collaboration has been agreed upon during a visit by Russia’s Prosecutor General to Ankara. Russia,......

Report: Deleted Files Indicate Crypto Lender Hodlnaut’s Execs Gave Little Weight to Terra Luna Exposure

According to a report, the embattled crypto lender Hodlnaut saw a significant loss from the Terra blockchain collapse last May. The report notes that Hodlnaut downplayed the company’s exposure to the Terra ecosystem and allegedly lost $190 million from the incident.......

Binance Licensed in Kazakhstan as Provider of Crypto Exchange and Custody Services

Authorities in Kazakhstan have granted Binance a license to operate as a digital asset platform and provide an array of relevant services. While working out of the nation’s financial hub in the capital Nur-Sultan, the crypto exchange will offer registration to......

More Than a Half Dozen US Securities Regulators File Actions Against Crypto Lender Nexo

Crypto lender Nexo is having issues with state authorities from California, New York, Washington, Kentucky, Vermont, South Carolina, and Maryland. The enforcement actions from multiple state securities regulators detail that Nexo’s Earn Interest Product (EIP) may be in violation of securities......

Report: Leaked Audio Featuring Celsius Execs Uncovers Plans to Create an IOU Cryptocurrency

According to leaked audio obtained by CNBC, the crypto lender Celsius wants to create an IOU cryptocurrency in order to pay clients back. The audio was provided by a Celsius customer and the recording explains the bankrupt crypto lender wants to......

Erdogan Suggests Turkish-Russian Payment System, Local Media Reports

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reportedly pushing for Turkey and Russia to establish a new payment system between them. The initiative comes amid U.S. pressure against the use of the Russian Mir cards in Turkey. Some Turkish banks have been......

Bank of Russia Eases Restrictions on Purchases of Dollar and Euro Cash

The Central Bank of Russia has relaxed some limitations for Russian banks selling U.S. dollars and euros to the public. The increased supply of foreign cash may affect the crypto market in the country as currency restrictions have been a driver......