The Goerli testnet was successfully merged to the proof-of-stake (PoS) network, marking the final step before Ethereum’s mainnet transition. The triumphant final testnet merger means the mainnet transition slated for Sept. 19 could go as scheduled. Goerli is the third and final testnet after Ropsten and Sepolia that makes Ethereum’s final rehearsal before its official
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press release PRESS RELEASE. The recent cryptocurrency market crash has shaken the trust of investors in several crypto projects. Investors are prompted to rethink and reevaluate the fundamental aim of digital currencies they have invested in. In fact, the crash has proved to be more severe for cryptocurrency enthusiasts who put their money in meme
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According to a Ripple Labs spokesperson, the distributed ledger company is interested in learning about the bankrupt crypto lender Celsius and its assets. When Ripple’s spokesperson was asked if the blockchain firm was interested in acquiring Celsius, the company declined to say. The news follows Celsius customers begging the bankruptcy court to release funds over
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Bank of England’s analysts say crypto assets could have important roles within the metaverse. “Widespread adoption of crypto in the metaverse … would require compliance with robust consumer protection and financial stability regulatory frameworks,” they added. Bank of England’s Analysts on the Metaverse, Crypto, and Regulation Bank of England’s economist Owen Lock and policy analyst
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President Joe Biden stated Wednesday that the U.S. economy had zero percent inflation in July following the latest CPI report. “Biden is claiming that we saw zero percent inflation last month. But there’s a zero percent chance that’s the case. Inflation in July was 8.5%, which is still a 40-year high,” said a lawmaker. Biden’s
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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says “the more regulation there is for crypto, the better it is for Coinbase.” He revealed an inquiry from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), noting: “We do not yet know if this inquiry will become a formal investigation.” Coinbase’s CEO on Crypto Regulation The CEO of Coinbase Global (Nasdaq:
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It’s a story that still haunts the early generation of Canadian crypto users to this day. Four years prior, Gerald Cotten, co-founder of Canada’s then-largest cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, died under mysterious circumstances in India. But, before his passing, Cotten took virtual keys for digital wallets and moved them into cold storage, leading to the permanent
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When non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles became popular, the fractionalized NFT market grew past the $200 million range seven months ago in December 2021. Since then, the fractionalized NFT market has lost more than 76% in value, dropping to an overall market capitalization of around $50 million. Fractional NFT Market Value Slides From $212 Million to
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The United States subsidiary of electronic trading platform developer Clear Markets has reportedly received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, to offer over-the-counter crypto derivatives products with physical settlement. In a Tuesday notice, SBI Holdings — a stakeholder of Clear Markets — said the CFTC had approved the U.S. subsidiary operating a
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Per a report from news outlet Reuters, payment company Ripple is exploring the possibility of acquiring the assets of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network. The purchase might materialize via Ripple Labs, according to a company spokesperson. Ripple Labs is currently in a legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) due to the
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On Thursday, cryptocurrency exchange Hotbit said it “suspended trading, deposit, withdrawal and funding functions,” with no timeframe for resumption. In explaining the decision, Hotbit stated: “A former Hotbit management employee who left in April this year was, unbeknownst to Hotbit, involved in a project in 2021 that law enforcement authorities now think is suspected of
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