FBI warns US businesses against inadvertently hiring North Korean hackers

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has cautioned businesses against accidentally hiring IT employees from North Korea. In an advisory note, the state and treasury departments and the FBI warned that North Korean hackers are posing as freelancers. In doing so, they take advantage of remote work opportunities to earn money for Pyongyang. According to the FBI, the country’s hackers have been using this approach to evade US and UN sanctions. Reportedly, North Korea has been the funds obtained…

Terraform Labs’ Legal Team Steps Down Following LUNA Crisis

The legal department of Terraform Labs is in shambles following the resignation of key team members. While there are no clear reasons yet behind the slew of resignations, this hasn’t stopped speculations that Terra’s lawyers might have ditched the struggling ship because of financial constraints. Legal Team Abandons Ship According to a spokesperson affiliated with the developers, three attorneys have now left Terra's holding firm. This unfolds about one week after the catastrophic collapse of Terra's stablecoin, UST, and its…

Nansen Procures DeFi Tracker Apeboard in Eight-Figure Deal

Nansen will offer Web3's analytics super-app for free.   Nansen has acquired the cross-chain DeFi tracker, Apeboard, at an 8-figure price, according to an announcement this Tuesday.  Alex Svanevik, CEO of Nansen, shared this information in a speech he made at the Permissionless conference held in Palm Beach. According to him, the inspiration behind the move was the inconvenience web3 users face in tracking their investments across multiple chains. As of writing, Nansen is yet to reveal the official takeover…

Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index Hits Lowest Level Since Covid Crash

The Bitcoin/ Crypto Fear and Greed Index today shows the most bearish crypto market sentiment since March 2020. The index started showing “extreme fear” across the market last week. Bitcoin collapsed below $30,000 for the first time since July, while the UST stablecoin fell apart. Today, the index reflects a single-digit score of only 8. That’s the lowest number since March 28th, 2020, when it collapsed to the same level due to covid lockdown fears. By contrast, March 28th, 2022…

China Rebounds as the Second-Largest Crypto Mining Nation

Nearly a year since the Chinese government initiated a nationwide crackdown on BTC mining, the nation is again a thriving center for mining operations. Albeit this time, secretly. The Cambridge Digital Assets Program (CDAP) provided this information in their latest research.  China Hosts One-Fifth of the Global BTC Hash Rate The CDAP revealed that underground miners within China are responsible for about 21% of the total Bitcoin hash rate globally. Before the ban, the East Asian nation had been the…

Terra Should Have Backed UST With Bitcoin From The Start (Opinion)

Terra co-founder Do Kwon became an industry hero when he promised to buy $10 billion of Bitcoin back in March. Now, he’s become crypto public enemy number one. Two months after the announcement, his blockchain’s dollar-based stablecoin, TerraUSD (UST), has depegged to just $0.15. Meanwhile, Terra’s governance token LUNA has collapsed to absolute zero, destroying investors who HODL’d through its collapse. Kwon and the Luna Foundation Guard fought to defend the peg by selling their Bitcoin reserves to pump UST’s…

Do Kwon Suggests Terra 2.0 Hard Fork in New Revival Plan

Kwon unveils another plan to revive ebbing Luna.   On Monday, the Terraform founder and CEO unveiled another plan to save Terra’s sinking ship from extinction. This plan, shared on Twitter, includes forking Terra’s governance coin Luna and making the chain community-owned. What Went Down, Literally In spite of the death blow dealt to both Terra coins recently, the cryptocurrencies continue to find ways to stay alive. Last week, Terra's LUNA dropped from $85 value to less than nothing. Its…

Stablecoin DEI Follows UST’s Lead, Drops Under $0.6

DEUS Finance's algorithmic stablecoin DEI appears to be going the same route as the ravaged Terra USD (UST). DEI is the third stablecoin to depeg from the $1 mark in the past 14 days.  DEI Drops to All-Time Low Price charts from CoinGecko show that the token failed to maintain its dollar peg starting late Sunday. Earlier today, DEI plummeted to an all-time low of 52 cents. The stablecoin has undergone a slight recovery and is hovering at $0.65 at…

B3, Brazil’s stock exchange to roll out BTC and ETH futures

Brazilian stock exchange B3 is gearing up to launch its first official product targeting the crypto market. A report unveiled this news today, citing B3’s Chief Financial Officer, Andre Milanez. He announced this bullish news during a conference call on Monday. Specifically, Milanez said B3 seeks to roll out Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading within six months. According to the report, Milanez did not share how the product offering would work. It remains unclear whether B3 will team up with another…

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