Bitcoin ETF race gets 13th entrant, BlackRock revises ETF model

Swiss asset manager Pando Asset has become an unexpected late entrant into the spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) race in the United States. On the same day, investment giant BlackRock met with the country’s securities regulator to pitch an updated ETF model based on the agency’s feedback. On Nov. 29, Pando submitted a Form … Read more

Binance Promotion In The Philippines: Here’s Why You Could Face Up To 21 Years In Prison

According to a Reuters report, the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken steps to restrict access to Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume.  Binance Faces Access Block In The Philippines The SEC has announced its decision to block access to Binance within the Philippines. Per the report, the … Read more

One in Four Americans Own Bitcoin: Unchained Study

Unchained, a prominent Bitcoin financial services provider, released a new report today showcasing an interesting surge in bitcoin ownership among Americans. According to their findings, a one in four Americans and 55% of surveyed investors, defined by Unchained as those with at least one investment account between the ages of 18 and 78, own bitcoin. The … Read more

Bitcoin price fails $38.5K breakout as US GDP fuels Fed hard landing woes

Bitcoin (BTC) shrank back from resistance after the Nov. 29 Wall Street open as United States GDP figures beat expectations. BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView GDP sets tone for macro-sensitive crypto Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed a familiar BTC price retracement on short timeframes. Bitcoin bulls had managed to propel the market … Read more

US Treasury sanctions crypto mixer Sinbad, alleging North Korea ties

The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on cryptocurrency mixer Sinbad, alleging the platform was responsible for laundering funds for the North Korea-based hacking group Lazarus. In a Nov. 29 announcement, OFAC said Sinbad had “processed millions of dollars’ worth of virtual currency from Lazarus Group heists,” including the … Read more

Smart contract audits & cybersecurity – Cointelegraph Magazine

Every day this week we’re highlighting one genuine, no bullsh*t, hype free use case for AI in crypto. Today it’s the potential for using AI for smart contract auditing and cybersecurity, we’re so near and yet so far. AI artwork for the ChatGPT written TurboToad memecoin. (Twitter) One of the big use cases for AI … Read more

Stakeholder urges swift implementation of Nigeria’s blockchain policy

A stakeholder in the blockchain and fintech ecosystem has called on the federal government of Nigeria to implement regulations that will foster the widespread integration of the approved blockchain policy in the country. Nigeria’s National Blockchain Policy aims to deliver economic growth, job creation and more financial inclusion.  Obinna Iwuno, the president of the Stakeholders … Read more