Crypto Now a Popular Investment Option for European Families

More than 50% of European families have some investment in digital currency.   The average European family sees crypto as a viable investment and savings option. This was discovered in several recent surveys conducted over different demographic areas. Despite the volatility of the crypto space, as recent events highlight, it has seen a continuous rise in new investors. More people are committing to crypto investments and many of them are taking steps to buy into the growing market.  The flurry…

New MicroStrategy CFO Remains Committed to Bitcoin HODL Plan

MicroStrategy still doesn’t plan to sell its Bitcoin, according to the company’s new Chief Financial Officer Andrew Kang. The recent bear market, which has brought Bitcoin’s value below the company’s average purchase price, hasn’t shaken the organization’s faith. “At this time, we do not have any intention to sell,” said the CFO, after joining the company on May 9th hailing from GreenSky. “There are no scenarios that I’m aware [in which] we would sell.” Shareholders also remain confident and reportedly…

CFTC Chief Backs Regulatory Incentives to Make Bitcoin Proof of Stake

Rostin Behnam – chairman of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission – is displeased with Bitcoin’s current levels of energy consumption. He believes regulators should establish incentives to push the network towards a proof of stake (POS) consensus model. Not Worth the Energy, says Benham Speaking at POLITICO’s Sustainability Summit, Benham claimed that Bitcoin’s energy consumption doesn’t match its economic output. “That may rebalance over time, but right now it’s clearly skewed,” he said. Most of Bitcoin’s energy consumption is…

Terra Collapse Causes G7 to Hasten Crypto-Centric Regulations

Earlier this week, ministers from the world's top economies, the G7, called for greater speed as financial watchdogs introduce comprehensive crypto regulation. This comes shortly after Terra's demise saw several crypto users suffer considerable losses in the space of a week. G7 Contacts FSB to Hurry Things Up The stablecoin failed to maintain its dollar peg and crashed as low as $0.07, with sister token LUNA not far behind. This created a ripple effect as general market anxiety destabilized even…

Andreessen Horowitz Unveils 2022 State of Crypto Report

The Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) released a report on Tuesday covering the current state of crypto adoption. It highlights Ethereum as the leading blockchain network for developer support but contains very little mention of Bitcoin’s growth. The Potential of Web 3 The VC firm broke boiled down its report into five key takeaways about the current state of crypto. It began by suggesting that the industry is in the middle of its fourth ‘price innovation’ cycle.…

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 used the funds from…

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…

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