SEC Orders Crypto Firm to Pay Harmed Investors $35 Million — Charges Influencer Ian Balina

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered crypto firm Sparkster and its CEO to pay $35 million into a fund for distribution to harmed investors. The securities regulator also charged crypto influencer Ian Balina for promoting crypto tokens without......

UK Regulator Warns Crypto Exchange FTX Is Providing Services Without Authorization

Britain’s top financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has issued a warning about cryptocurrency exchange FTX operating in the U.K. without authorization. “Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the U.K. have to......

Michael Saylor Publishes Open Letter Discussing the ‘Sheer Volume of Misinformation’ Tied to Bitcoin

The Microstrategy executive Michael Saylor is a big believer in Bitcoin as his company has purchased close to 130,000 bitcoin during the last few years. Six days ago, the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy published a report that claims......

Financial Giant State Street Sees Unwaning Crypto Demand From Institutional Investors

Investment management firm State Street says that institutional clients are not deterred from investing in crypto assets despite price declines. “There is a belief that the asset class is here to stay,” a State Street executive said. State Street on Institutional......

Value Locked in Lido Rises Prior to Ethereum’s Merge, LDO Token Jumps 23% Higher in 7 Days

In eight days Ethereum is planning to undergo one of the most intensive upgrades since the DAO hard fork in 2016, as The Merge aims to change the network’s consensus mechanism from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Amid the lead-up to......

L2 Scaling Solution Arbitrum Deploys Nitro Rollup Stack Migration

The layer two (L2) scaling solution Arbitrum revealed on Wednesday that the team has implemented the project’s Nitro rollup stack migration. Earlier this month, Arbitrum developers noted that the Nitro migration would reduce network fees and improve throughput. Arbitrum Developers Implement......

SEC Warns Crypto Investors of Scammers Exploiting Their Fear of Missing Out on Social Media

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned about scammers exploiting investors’ fear of missing out (FOMO) on social media. “If a crypto investment ‘opportunity’ sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” the SEC cautioned. SEC Says Scammers......

Philippine Lawmakers, Central Bank, SEC Discuss Crypto Regulation in Senate Hearing

The central bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines discussed crypto regulation in a Senate hearing with the participation of several executives from the crypto industry, including from crypto exchange Binance. Philippine Regulators Discuss Crypto Policies Philippine......

Uniswap Censors 253 Crypto Addresses Blacklisted for Crime, Sanction Associations

According to a recently published report, the decentralized exchange (dex) Uniswap has blocked roughly 253 cryptocurrency addresses allegedly tied to crimes or government sanctions. The information was discovered by the software developer Banteg who analyzed and saved the shared logs from......