Author: CryptoReporter

Source: AdobeStock / Mistervlad Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, will debate a crypto regulation bill that was formulated by the Ministry of Finance at the start of the year in the coming weeks, a senior MP has claimed.Speaking to Lenta, Konstantin Bakharev, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Markets, explained that the matter of crypto regulation could no longer be postponed – despite the fact that the Central Bank still opposes anything other than a total ban on crypto in Russia.The committee’s Chair has previously stated that the bill would be tabled before the end…

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Bringing closure to the long-awaited judgment related to the money laundering activities over the BitMEX crypto exchange, one of the four federal district courthouses in New York reportedly sentenced two-year probation and six months of home detention to founder and ex-CEO Arthur Hayes.Arthur Hayes, along with the other BitMEX co-founders — Benjamin Delo and Samuel Reed — and the company’s first non-employee Gregory Dwyer, pleaded guilty to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations on Feb 24, admitting to “willfully failing to establish, implement and maintain an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program at BitMEX.”Indictment against BitMEX co-founders and employees for violating BSA.…

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Stablecoins are often discussed with regard to their “stability.” It is usually questioned whether a stablecoin is sufficiently backed with money or other assets. Undoubtedly, it is a very important aspect of stablecoin value. But, does it make sense if the legal terms of a stablecoin do not give you, the stablecoin holder, the legal right to redeem that digital record on blockchain for fiat currency?This article aims to look into the legal terms of the two largest stablecoins — Tether (USDT) by Tether and USD Coin (USDC) by Centre Consortium, established by Coinbase and Circle — to answer the…

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The past week in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem was dominated by Terra’s collapse and its aftermath on various ecosystems it was connected. Now BNB chain has come to the rescue of several stranded projects on Terra by offering financial and technical assistance.After its spiral collapse, Terra co-founder Do Kown proposed a revival plan and a hard fork to revive the blockchain. Chainalysis introduced new tools to monitor and track stolen funds across multiple blockchains. Swiss asset manager Julias Baer is eyeing crypto and DeFi potential.Top DeFi tokens saw another week of bleeding, with the majority of these tokens trading…

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MSP Recovery LLC, a healthcare recovery firm based in Miami, United States and valued in the region of $32.6 billion, has announced a collaborative partnership with Web3 solution Tokenology to launch a fraud-prevention blockchain platform, titled Lifechain.Lifechain will seek to utilize the verifiable and transparent nature of blockchain technology to enhance the accessibility of healthcare charges, claims and medical records for patients and industry professionals.MSP Recovery’s consumer application LifeWallet — which launched in January this year and has since registered over 1 million users, according to recent data — will house the technology alongside a tokenized solution LifeCoin.The press release…

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Last summer, Polkadot made its own little bit of history after confirming the first five projects to occupy parachain slots on its canary network Kusama. Disparate blockchains that bolt onto Polkadot’s main Relay Chain for security, yet are otherwise independent, parachains represent a new way of doing business in blockchain, a maximalist vision aimed at enhancing scalability and governance while permitting the possibility of forkless upgrades. The five projects were Karura, Moonriver, Shiden, Khala and Bifrost.Fast-forward to today, and the first batch of parachains are set to expire, releasing over 1 million locked Kusama (KSM) tokens into the market. Given…

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Satoshi Nakamoto left a large pair of shoes to fill after releasing the code for Bitcoin (BTC) to the world, helping to establish the network, then vanishing without so much as a trace. Over the years, the crypto ecosystem has seen many developers and protocol creators rise in stature to become crypto messiahs for faithful holders who eventually have their best-laid plans end in catastrophe when the protocol is hacked, rugged or abandoned by whimsical developers.2022 is hardly halfway complete and the year has already seen a particularly bad stretch of good intentions gone awry, which have collectively helped plunge the…

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Rep. Byron Donalds, a Florida Republican, introduced the Financial Freedom Act into the United States House of Representatives on Friday to prevent the U.S. Department of Labor from limiting the types of investments that can be included in Americans’ self-directed 401(k) retirement plans. The bill is the companion to Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s May 5 Senate bill.The Financial Freedom Act was introduced as a reaction to a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) compliance report dated March 10 that raised objections to the inclusion of cryptocurrencies in 401(k) retirement plans. That report warned the department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration “expects to…

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Nonfungible token marketplace OpenSea has announced the launch of a Web3 marketplace protocol for “safely and efficiently buying and selling NFTs.”In a Friday blog post, OpenSea said the marketplace protocol, dubbed Seaport, will give users the option to obtain NFTs by offering assets other than just payment tokens like Ether (ETH). According to the platform, a user “can agree to supply a number of ETH / ERC20 / ERC721 / ERC1155 items” in exchange for an NFT, implying bartering a combination of tokens as a method of payment. In addition, SeaPort users can specify which criteria — e.g. certain traits…

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Whoever coined the phrase “sell in May and go away” had brilliant insight and the performance of crypto and stock markets over the past three weeks has shown that the expression still rings true.May 20 has seen a pan selloff across all asset classes, leaving traders with few options to escape the carnage as inflation concerns and rising interest rates continue to dominate the headlines. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the price of Bitcoin (BTC) taking on water below $29,000 and traders worry that losing this level will ensure a visit to the low $20,000s over…

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