In an interview with Ryan Selkis, founder of Messari Crypto, the CEO of payment company Ripple Brad Garlinghouse talked about XRP and its legal battle with a U.S. regulator. The interview took place at Mainnet 2022, an event organized by the on-chain research company. In late 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed
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Crypto prices keep falling, but why? This year’s market crash has turned most winning portfolios into net losers, and new investors are probably losing hope in Bitcoin (BTC). Investors know that cryptocurrencies exhibit higher than average volatility, but this year’s drawdown has been extreme. After hitting a stratospheric all-time high at $69,400, Bitcoin price crumbled
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Bitcoin mining firm Compute North filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas on Thursday as the crypto winter continues to put pressure on crypto mining operations. The bankruptcy petition filed on September 22, indicates the company looks to stabilize operations in order to repay creditors. Compute North Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Five
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XRP price posted a sharp rally against Bitcoin (BTC) on continued optimism about a potential settlement between Ripple, a San Francisco-based blockchain payment firm, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Settlement rumors fuel XRP price boom  On Sept. 23, the XRP/BTC pair surged to 0.00002877 — its best level in 13 months — from
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With the crypto community growing bigger and as trading volumes reach new highs, the United States is also making more effort to ensure that its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could properly collect cryptocurrency tax.  U.S. Attorney Damian Williams, Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Hubbert and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig announced that U.S. judge Paul Gardephe
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Crypto mixer Tornado Cash has returned to the software development platform GitHub after several weeks of being banned on the website. Ethereum developer Preston Van Loon took to Twitter on Thursday to report that GitHub has partly unbanned the Tornado Cash organization and contributors on their platform. The developer suggested that Tornado Cash’s code repositories are
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The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has sparked strong criticism from the community after filing a federal civil enforcement action against members of decentralized autonomous organization Ooki DAO over digital asset trading violations. In a Sept. 22 release, the CFTC stated that it had filed and simultaneously settled charges against the founders of decentralized trading
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On the first day after the Merge, the decentralized finance (DeFi) community is settling into the seemingly uneventful transition of the Ethereum network from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). However, it has yet to be seen the benefits that hard forks will bring to PoW supporters. So far, the most important contending networks in favor
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Indonesia is preparing to issue new rules to tighten the regulation of crypto exchanges. Under revised regulatory framework, two-thirds of crypto exchange directors must be Indonesian citizens residing in the country. Indonesia Plans to Tighten Crypto Regulation Indonesia is preparing to issue new rules to tighten the regulation of crypto exchanges, officials from the country’s
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Bitcoin’s (BTC) and Ether’s (ETH) agonizing 60% and 66% respective drops in price are drawing a lot of criticism from crypto critics and perhaps this is deserved, but there are also plenty of stocks with similar, if not worse, performances.  The sharp volatility witnessed in crypto prices is partially driven by major centralized yield and
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