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FTX crypto exchange acquires Blockfolio for $150 million
FTX exchange demonstrates retail expansion aspirations as it acquires the number one crypto app
Lazarus is attacking the crypto industry via LinkedIn, warns F-Secure
Careful! Those job offers you’re seeing on LinkedIn might actually be a crypto attack
With All Eyes On Bitcoin, Another Crypto Is Up 500% In The Last Year—And It’s Still Soaring
Chainlink’s link token has now added 120% to its price in the last month, climbing to over $13 per token, and adding to gains of around 500% in the last year—with some investors saying link is still “wildly undervalued”...
The Iranian government took down over a thousand crypto mining farms
Iran is rewarding people who turn in crypto miners operating without a license
Crypto and Fintech VC Ribbit Capital Seeks $350M in ‘Blank Check’ IPO- CoinDesk
While it’s unclear how much Ribbit Leap will focus on crypto or blockchain acquisitions, it comes at a time of renewed exuberance in the sector
Japanese Financial Giant SBI Holdings Launches Short-Term Crypto Derivatives - CoinDesk
Already live on SBI’s forex trading platform, the contracts for difference (CFDs) are available in bitcoin, ether and XRP flavors.
First Mover: Binance’s New DeFi Futures Let Crypto Traders Bet on Decentralization - CoinDesk
Binance’s new “DeFi Index Futures” show the push by centralized crypto exchanges to cash in on this year’s frenzy in so-called decentralized finance.
Indian crypto P2P market size triples despite regulatory uncertainty
In addition to the Indian P2P market surging in recent months, the country’s DeFi sector has been gaining momentum.
Crypto soars again as traders embrace ‘DeFi’ and ‘yield farming’—but some see echoes of the 2017 bubble
A new wave of investment has echoes of the 2017 craze, but also represents a new phase for the rapidly maturing cryptocurrency industry.
Major Korean crypto exchange seized after 99% trading volume allegedly faked
Police claim that wash trading and market manipulation by the owner and management team of the Coinbit exchange netted over 100 billion won
US Files Suit Against Crypto Accounts Tied to North Korea - CoinDesk
Prosecutors say the 280 accounts hold crypto stolen from two exchange hacks last year.
Crypto has a chance to upgrade the legacy financial system
Humanity may never have a better chance to change finance than we do now, and crypto and blockchain could help us.