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Bitcoin’s safe-haven status strengthened despite recent price crisis: Kaiko

Bitcoin has offered significantly higher returns than traditional safe-haven assets like gold, U.S. bonds, or the dollar. Data from Paris-based crypto analytical platform Kaiko showed that an investment in the top cryptocurrency in January last year would have yielded more than 100% returns, while similar investments in gold and other assets would have generated considerably […]
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OKX pulls plug on mining pool amid declining user and hashrate numbers

Crypto exchange OKX will discontinue its mining pool services due to “business adjustments” reasons, according to a Jan. 26 statement. The platform said it had halted new customer registrations, effective immediately. Existing users will retain access to the platform until Feb. 25, after which all mining pool-related services will be discontinued by Feb. 26. “Due […]
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Grayscale selling pressure ‘largely behind us,’ spotlight on Newborn Nine: JP Morgan

Analysts from banking giant JPMorgan believe that the profit-taking from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) may have concluded, potentially alleviating the downward pressure on Bitcoin prices.  The analysts explained that they had estimated that GBTC could see as much as $3 billion in outflows from investors previously exposed to its discount. But with the flow […]
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Ethereum validators’ reliance on Geth sparks client diversity push by Coinbase

Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, announced plans to diversify its execution clients amidst concerns over the dominance of go-Ethereum (Geth). In a Jan. 23 statement on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Coinbase Cloud disclosed ongoing evaluations to identify alternative qualified execution clients for its platform while acknowledging the growth being made in the […]
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Coinbase’s Base leverages Chainlink technology to enhance developer capabilities

Ethereum layer 2 network Base has successfully integrated Chainlink Automation to enhance the scalability of smart contracts, according to a Jan. 23 statement provided to CryptoSlate. This integration would allow Base developers access to decentralized, verifiable, and gas-efficient smart contract automation features. Chainlink Automation is a secure and cost-efficient service tailored for Web3 developers, offering […]
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Bearish Bitcoin leads to tumble in crypto stocks, with Coinbase taking a hit

The shares of several U.S.-listed crypto companies experienced substantial declines in their values due to the significant market downturn today, Jan. 23. Earlier today, Bitcoin’s price retraced more of the gains it made in anticipation of the U.S.-based spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) launches in the U.S. The flagship digital asset dropped below $39,000, marking its […]
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ARK Invest continues Bitcoin futures ETF rotation with multimillion-dollar ARKB purchase

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest has maintained its strategic investment approach by accumulating shares of its Ark 21Shares Spot Bitcoin ETF (ARKB) for inclusion in its Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW), according to the company’s latest trade filing seen by CryptoSlate. In this recent transaction, ARK Invest acquired 523,541 ARKB shares at $21 million while divesting […]
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TrueUSD’s slip from $1 peg deepens amid broader sell-off as FDUSD thrives

TrueUSD (TUSD) deviation from its $1 peg has widened under the current red market situation. Data from CryptoSlate shows that the stablecoin dipped as low as $0.9778 in the past 24 hours, coinciding with substantial sell-offs seen in the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. On Jan. 16, CryptoSlate highlighted increased volatility in TUSD’s value […]
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SEC Chair Gary Gensler issues stark warning about crypto investing ahead of Bitcoin ETF decision

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler issued a cautionary advisory regarding crypto asset investments just ahead of the highly anticipated spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) approval deadline. In a Jan. 8 post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Gensler highlighted the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies, citing regulatory non-compliance, volatility, […]
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Terra’s USTC stages remarkable rally with 150% surge over 24 hours

Terra’s failed algorithmic stablecoin USTC topped CryptoSlate’s daily biggest gainers list on Nov. 27; the token’s value shot up over 150% in the last day and was up 39.9% over 24 hours at press time. The digital asset rose to $0.07581 during the reporting period, its highest level since May 2022, when the industry was […]
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Justin Sun defends Tron following allegations of facilitating terror financing

Justin Sun, founder of the Tron (TRX) blockchain, has defended the network in a Nov. 27 X (formerly Twitter) post following a Reuters report that it is increasingly being used to finance terrorist activities and organizations. Sun stressed that Tron’s decentralized structure, similar to Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), forms the core of its philosophy. […]
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Imminent Bittrex Global closure triggers $10k Bitcoin premium on platform

Bittrex Global’s imminent closure has led to Bitcoin (BTC) trading at a substantial premium exceeding $10,000, data from its website shows. The exchange’s BTC/US Dollar pair surged to $46,300 before retracing to $44,613 as of press time, significantly surpassing the current average price of $36,450 on major platforms like Binance and Coinbase. Data from Tradingview […]
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Coinbase champions regulatory compliance amid Binance woes – calls for clearer U.S. regulations

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has touted his exchange’s compliance-first approach following the issues that bedeviled rival Binance. In a Nov. 21 statement on social media platform X, Armstrong pointed out that Coinbase embraced compliance since its launch in 2012 “to become a generational company that stood the test of time.” “Since the founding of Coinbase […]
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WSJ reports CZ stepping down as BNB token whipsaws with Binance near DOJ settlement deal

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has reportedly pled guilty to violating U.S. anti-money laundering requirements and will step down from his role at the exchange, according to the Wall Street Journal. Reports are surfacing that Binance will also plead guilty to money laundering violations, and CZ will appear in Seattle court today. As of press time […]
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Phoenix Group IPO raises $370M, signaling investor confidence in Middle Eastern crypto economy

Abu Dhabi’s Phoenix Group, a Bitcoin (BTC) mining service provider, has completed an initial public offering (IPO) that sold 907 million shares, raising approximately 1.3 billion UAE Dirhams, or $370 million, according to a Nov. 21 statement. The firm said the IPO surpassed its initial expectations, raising 33 times the projected amount. Demand from retail […]
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Commerzbank becomes first major German bank to obtain cryptocurrency custody license

Commerzbank has secured a cryptocurrency custody license, marking the first instance of a German full-service bank obtaining such approval from national regulators, according to a Nov. 15 statement. The bank acquired licensing from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority and the European Central Bank, in line with Article 1 Section 1a Sentence 1 No 6 […]
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Binance Japan to list 13 tokens new tokens in one of the world’s strictest crypto markets

Binance’s Japanese division announced plans to list 13 new tokens for spot trading and crypto-earning services starting Nov. 27, according to a Nov. 15 statement shared with CryptoSlate. This move increases the exchange’s token offerings from 34 to 47, making it the largest platform with the most extensive token selection in Japan. Per the statement, […]
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