17 Sep 2022

FACT SHEET: White House Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Framework for Responsible Development of Digital Assets

The digital assets market has grown significantly in recent years. Millions of people globally, including 16% of adult Americans, have purchased digital assets—which reached a market capitalization of $3 trillion globally last November. Digital assets present potential opportunities to reinforce U.S. leadership in the global financial system and remain at

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16 Sep 2022

You Can’t Do ‘Real DeFi’ Unless It’s Asset Orientated

Decentralized finance has come to be one of the most compelling use cases for blockchain technology over the last couple of years. Its ability to manage financial assets and provide services without the need for centralized banks to authorize transactions and verify customers has created the foundations of a more

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16 Sep 2022

Will the Ethereum Merge leave the crypto at greater risk of hacking?

If all’s gone according to plan, the Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) Merge should officially be complete this morning. If you’re unfamiliar, the Ethereum Merge refers to the crypto’s transition from a proof of work (PoW) protocol to a proof of stake (PoS) protocol. We won’t take a deep dive into the

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15 Sep 2022

North Korea Stolen Approximately $1B of Cryptocurrency in 2022

The most worrisome trend in crypto crime is the startling increase in funds stolen from DeFi protocols, particularly the cross-chain bridges. A significant portion of the value stolen through Defi protocols can be traced back to malicious actors with ties to North Korea. Highly skilled hacking groups such as Lazarus

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13 Sep 2022

The Ethereum Merge Is Set to Take Place This Week. What Investors Should Know About How It Will Influence the Price

It’s a big week for Ethereum: Its big merge is set for Thursday, and investors could see big price movement when it happens. This major network upgrade will see Ethereum transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. The upgrade will address concerns about its environmental impact and dramatically improve its transaction speed,

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12 Sep 2022

3 major mistakes to avoid when trading cryptocurrency futures markets

Many traders frequently express some relatively large misconceptions about trading cryptocurrency futures, especially on derivatives exchanges outside the realm of traditional finance. The most common mistakes involve futures markets’ price decoupling, fees and the impact of liquidations on the derivatives instrument. Let’s explore three simple mistakes and misconceptions that traders

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09 Sep 2022

Cryptocurrency’s Structural Security Problem

I explore the remarkable number of failures in cryptocurrency security for Lawfare. I argue that security really is worse for cryptocurrency, because the decentralization that proponents treasure makes it hard to safely disclose and fix security holes: Software security flaws … are ubiquitous in digital products. Like writers who can’t see

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07 Sep 2022

South Korea Is Gearing Up to Institutionalize Security Tokens

Financial regulators in South Korea want to bring security tokens, which are blockchain-based digital forms of traditional securities, into the scope of the country’s capital markets rules in an effort to formalize the products. The country’s top financial regulators, including the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and Financial Supervisory Service, met

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06 Sep 2022

UK forces crypto exchanges to report suspected sanction breaches

Crypto exchanges must report suspected sanctions breaches to UK authorities under new rules brought in amid concerns that bitcoin and other cryptoassets are being used to dodge restrictions imposed in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Official guidance was updated on 30 August to explicitly include “cryptoassets” among those that must

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05 Sep 2022

Why are crypto assets important in a divorce proceeding?

The first decentralized digital currency Bitcoin was first released in 2009, and it has now been 13 years since then. Over the years, crypto assets have gained enormous popularity and are now widely recognized as one of the investment vehicles and payment methods despite its volatile nature. This can be

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