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June 21, 2024

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Nigeria To Drop Charges Against Binance Executive

United States lawmakers French Hill and Chrissy Houlahan recently paid a visit to the detained Binance executive in Nigeria. In one of his recent tweets, Hill underscored the pathetic condition that Tigran Gambaryan is going through in the Nigerian prison. https://twitter.com/RepFrenchHill/status/1803898800966091087 The drama between Binance and the Nigerian government has been going on for a......

June 20, 2024

MicroStrategy Acquires 11,931 Bitcoin For $786M, Holds 226,331 BTC

MicroStrategy has made another Bitcoin purchase amidst the slumping market conditions. According to a tweet by the company’s former CEO, Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy has acquired 11,931 BTC for approximately $786 million. As per the details, the company used proceeds from convertible notes and excess cash for the purchase. The average purchase price for this latest stash stands......

June 20, 2024

India Slaps Binance with $2.2 Million Fine Over AML Violations

Binance has been slapped with a fine of approximately $2.2 million (18.82 crore INR) by India's anti-money laundering unit. The fine is for providing services to Indian clients without complying with the country's anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. The announcement was made by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) on Thursday. The penalty comes after Binance and......

June 19, 2024

CertiK Claims Responsibility for Identifying Kraken’s Critical Bug, Sparking Controversy

Crypto exchange Kraken announced that it faced a critical security vulnerability a few days ago. According to the details, the vulnerability allowed attackers to artificially inflate their account balances without even making deposits. https://twitter.com/MilkRoadDaily/status/1803459698185679063 The issue was initially brought to light through the exchange's Bug Bounty program. According to Nick Percoco, Kraken's Chief Security Officer,......

June 19, 2024

SEC Closes Investigation into Ethereum, ConsenSys Declares Major Win

In a major development for the Ethereum ecosystem, ConsenSys has announced that the Enforcement Division of the U.S. SEC has ended its investigation into Ethereum 2.0. Now that the investigation is closed, the SEC will not bring charges alleging that sales of ETH are securities transactions. Key points: The SEC's Enforcement Division has notified ConsenSys......

June 18, 2024

41% of ZKsync Airdrop Recipients Sell Entire ZK Allocation: Report

The much-awaited airdrop of ZKsync's native token, ZK, has seen a large number of recipients sell their tokens within just 24 hours of the token's launch. According to data from blockchain analytics firm Nansen, nearly 41% of the top 10,000 addresses that received the ZK token have completely sold their airdrop allocation. The data also......

June 14, 2024

Bernstein Predicts Bitcoin (BTC) to Reach $1 Million by 2033

Bernstein analysts Gautam Chhugani and Mahika Sapra forecast the Bitcoin (BTC) price to hit $1 million by 2033. The analysts also predicted the price would reach a cycle high of $200,000 by 2025. The research firm cited unprecedented demand from spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Bernstein has initiated coverage on MicroStrategy. The firm is one of......

June 13, 2024

MicroStrategy To Purchase More Bitcoin (BTC) with $500M Capital Raise

Michael Saylor, the former CEO of MicroStrategy, has announced the firm's intention to offer $500 million in convertible senior notes. The move is aimed at raising funds to acquire additional Bitcoin and support general corporate purposes. Key points: MicroStrategy plans to offer $500 million in convertible senior notes to qualified institutional buyers. The company may......

June 12, 2024

Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Steady at 5.25%–5.50%

The Federal Reserve has decided to keep its key interest rate unchanged once again. The much awaited data now reveals that the FED is taking a cautious approach to monetary policy despite recent signs of cooling inflation. Key points: The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate steady. The central bank revised its rate cut......

June 12, 2024

US Inflation Drops to 3.3%, Crypto Market Turns Bullish

The US economy has slightly recovered from the consistent grip of inflation in May. According to the latest report from the Labor Department, the CPI inflation rate has dropped to 3.3%. Key points: CPI showed no monthly increase in May, defying economists' expectations of a 0.1% rise. The annual CPI inflation rate stood at 3.3%,......

June 11, 2024

ZKsync to Airdrop 3.675 Billion ZK Tokens

Matter Labs, the firm behind the Ethereum layer-2 network ZKsync Era, has announced the distribution details for its ZK token airdrop. In a blog post released on Tuesday, the company revealed that 17.5% of the total 21 billion ZK token supply will be airdropped to users. Key points: 17.5% of the total ZK token supply......

June 10, 2024

Crypto Funds See $2B Inflows; Bitcoin Remains Primary Focus

Crypto investment products enjoyed a total of $2 billion in inflows in the last week, according to a recent report by CoinShares. This latest inflow indicates the fifth consecutive week of positive sentiment. The continuous inflow also brings the total inflows over this period to $4.3 billion. The spike in inflow has also led to......

June 7, 2024

New York Attorney General Sues Promoters Over $1B Crypto Pyramid Schemes

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against two companies and their promoters. The lawsuit was filed for allegedly orchestrating crypto pyramid schemes that defrauded investors, primarily of Haitian descent, of more than $1 billion. The complaint names defendants Cynthia Petion, her husband Eddy Petion, and others as the perpetrators of the......

June 6, 2024

Kraken Considers Pre-IPO Funding Round Amid Crypto Market Rally

Crypto exchange Kraken is reportedly considering raising a final funding round ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO). According to Bloomberg, the exchange has received inquiries from potential investors during the current crypto market rally. This has reportedly prompted discussions of a pre-IPO round. Key points: Kraken is exploring the possibility of raising more......

June 6, 2024

European Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rates by 0.25%

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced a decision to lower its three key interest rates by 25 basis points. This marks the first rate cut since 2019. The decision comes after nine months of holding rates steady and is based on an updated assessment of the inflation outlook and the strength of monetary policy......

June 6, 2024

Robinhood to Acquire Bitstamp in $200 Million Deal

Robinhood has announced its agreement to acquire Bitstamp in a $200 million all-cash deal. The acquisition of the U.K.-based cryptocurrency exchange is expected to close in the first half of 2025. The move marks another major step in Robinhood's efforts to expand its crypto presence globally. https://twitter.com/MilkRoadDaily/status/1798672842453897406 Key points: Robinhood will acquire Bitstamp for $200......

June 4, 2024

Thailand Approves First Spot Bitcoin ETF, Joining Global Trend

Thailand has approved the country's first spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the green light to asset manager One Asset Management (ONEAM) to introduce the ONE Bitcoin ETF Fund. The ETF is set to be distributed between May 31 and June 6. Key points: The ONE Bitcoin......