BNB Chain-Based Defi Protocol Ankr Suffers Major Exploit

Decentralized Web3 infrastructure provider Ankr has become the latest victim of a hacking attack targeting the defi space. The perpetrators who hit the platform were able to mint and steal a massive amount of tokens in a multimillion-dollar exploit. Defi Protocol Ankr Hit by Unlimited Mint Bug Exploit Worth Millions Ankr, a decentralized finance (defi) […]

Italy Wants to Tax Crypto Gains at 26% From 2023

The new government of Italy plans to impose a 26% tax on capital gains from crypto trading, according to the draft budget for next year. The center-right coalition in power is also preparing to oblige Italians to declare their digital assets and pay 14% on their holdings. Government in Italy Intends to Tap Into Cryptocurrency […]

Russian Billionaire and Crypto Businessman Dies in Helicopter Crash in France

Russian financier and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Vyacheslav Taran has been killed in a helicopter crash on French territory. The accident marks the latest in a series of deaths of crypto executives and adds another name to a list of Russian billionaires who died this year under mysterious circumstances. Libertex President Perishes as His Helicopter Crashes on […]

National Bank of Ukraine Unveils E-hryvnia Concept

The central bank of Ukraine has presented to interested parties a draft concept of the nation’s future digital currency, the e-hryvnia. The regulator is currently considering several potential applications for its digital coin, including retail payments and cross-border settlements. Ukraine’s Monetary Authority Introduces Banks and Businesses to E-hryvnia Project The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) […]

Manitoba Halts New Crypto Mining Projects Due to Expected High Energy Demand

Authorities in Manitoba are temporarily suspending the connection of new crypto mining facilities to the power grid. The Canadian province, which relies heavily on hydroelectric generation and attracts miners with low electricity rates, fears it may face overwhelming energy demand. Manitoba Suspends New Crypto Mining Operations Citing Possible Increase in Electricity Usage The government of […]

Crypto Exchange Bitfront Shuts Down Amid Industry Challenges

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfront has announced its intention to cease operations in the coming months, citing challenges facing the industry. The U.S. trading platform, backed by Japan’s social media giant Line, indicated the decision is unrelated to the collapse of FTX. Line-Supported Digital Asset Exchange Bitfront Suspends New Sign-ups Bitfront, a crypto exchange operating in the […]

New York Mayor Supportive of Mining Restrictions but Maintains Crypto Hub Objective

Mayor of New York City Eric Adams took a supportive, if somewhat veiled, stance on the partial crypto mining ban imposed in the state. A law signed by fellow Democrat and New York Governor Kathy Hochul temporarily limits the minting of digital currencies using fossil fuels. New York Mayor and Bitcoin Supporter Eric Adams to […]

Putin Calls for International Settlements Based on Blockchain and Digital Currencies

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes a new system for international money transfers is needed to reduce dependence on big banks and third parties. He is convinced that cross-border payments relying on digital currency and distributed ledger technology will be “much more convenient.” Russia’s Head of State Urges for Blockchain-Powered International Payments President of Russia Vladimir […]