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Voyager’s CFO Ashwin Prithipaul to step down
... opportunities, and that Chief Executive Officer Stephen Ehrlich will head the role in the interim. During the COVID-19 epidemic, cryptocurrencies such as Voyager exploded, drawing depositors with high interest rates and easy access to loans rarely offered ... ... a wide sell-off in the alternative asset class that dealt a heavy blow to several companies in the sector. The digital asset exchange Coinbase Global Inc and BlockFi have had to cut jobs, while the Singapore-based hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has ...
Updated: 09/30/2022
Former NSA employee charged with selling classified information to FBI agent
... the undercover agent that he had taken highly sensitive information relating to foreign targeting of U.S. systems, as well as information on U.S. cyber operations. Dalke told the agent that he was still employed by the U.S. government, and asked for cryptocurrencies in exchange for the information. Dalke transmitted excerpts of three classified documents to the undercover FBI agent to prove he had access to sensitive information, the complaint says. One was classified at the Secret level and two excerpts were classified ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
Cryptocurrency regulation may double its value under CFTC regulations
... Tether To Produce Documents Proving USDT Backing Other governments, such as in Japan and the UAE, seem eager to embrace Web 3 and cryptocurrencies as opportunities for growth. The wave of regulations on digital assets may not be all negative, according to ... ... it clear who is responsible for overseeing the industry in the U.S. Regulations are currently handled by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the CFTC . See Also: Terra-Founder Do Kwon Refutes Reports Of Cashing Out Shortly After Arrest Warrant ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
FTX to buy Voyager Digital's assets
... entrepreneurs and veterans who worked together to bring a better, more transparent, and cost-efficient alternative for trading cryptocurrencies to the marketplace. Its founders, Gaspard de Dreuzy , Oscar Salazar, Philip Eytan, Serge Kreiker and Stephen ... ... Bankman-Fried and his co-founder Gary Wang . Futures and options as well as spot trading are offered by the Bahamas-based exchange FTX. FTX, once an unknown startup, has become a key player in the space, rivaling Coinbase and Binance. Bankman- Fried,...
Updated: 09/29/2022
Ethereum’s mega-upgrade is a game-changer
... reducing its high transaction costs. It would allow validators to withdraw their staked coins, if they had deposited ether token in exchange for a yield. The data provider Glassnode said that there was a lot at stake: over $20 billion of ether deposits are currently ... ... needs to scale to hundreds of millions of transactions a day. The goal of the merge was to reduce the energy usage of ether as cryptocurrencies come under fire for their massive carbon footprint. The developers claim that the energy consumption of the blockchain ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
Bitcoin-Sterling trading volume hits record high after sterling tumbles
..., he said. Butterfill said that there had been spikes previously in other currencies' trading volumes, such as the Russian ruble and Ukrainian hryvnia, but he had never seen such big moves in the bitcoin -sterling pair's volume. The data shows that cryptocurrencies markets responded to the volatility in fiat currencies, according to a research analyst at Kaiko . When sterling crashed on September 26, opportunistic investors rushed to the exchanges offering BTC-GBP to try and profit via arbitrage from any mispricing of bitcoin across the major fiat currencies, he said. Bitfinex said it saw a significant increase in volume and trading activity on Monday, which Bitfinex analysts said underlined ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
Bitcoin-Sterling trading volume hits new record high
... such big moves in the bitcoin -sterling pair's volume, and that spikes have previously occurred in other currencies' trading volumes, such as the Russian ruble and Ukrainian hryvnia. Conor Ryder , research analyst at Kaiko , said the data showed that cryptocurrencies markets responded to the volatility in fiat currencies. He said when sterling crashed on September 26, opportunistic investors rushed to the exchanges offering BTC-GBP to try and profit via arbitrage from any mispricing of bitcoin across the major fiat currencies. Bitfinex said on Monday that it saw a spike in volume and trading activity for the bitcoins -sterling pair, which Bitfinex analysts ...
Updated: 09/28/2022
Coinbase funds lawsuit against U.S. for sanctions on Tornado Cash
... sanctions on Tornado Cash smart contracts, which have been under scrutiny for their misuse by North Korean cybercriminals who rely on them to conceal criptocurrencies transactions, helping the Hermit Kingdom indirectly fund its nuclear program. The largest exchange in the U.S. says the government overstepped its authority in going after open-source technology and needs to declare unlawful its decision to sanction code. Tornado Cash , created in 2019, removes traceability on digital ledgers by pooling cryptocurrencies from multiple sources prior to a user's withdrawal of their digital token. The Treasury estimates that over the last three years, North Korean hackers and other criminals have laundered over $7 billion of transactions using the service....
Updated: 09/28/2022
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