New Virtual Asset Protection Act Takes Effect in South Korea

South Korea’s Act on the Protection of Virtual Asset Users went into effect on July 19, 2024, aiming to protect users and ensure market stability. Initially revised in 2021 to mandate virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to register and adhere to anti-money laundering regulations, it became evident that further measures were necessary to combat unfair […]

7 US States Unite to Challenge SEC’s Crypto Overreach

Seven U.S. states have united in a coalition to challenge the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) regulation of cryptocurrency. The states filed an amicus brief arguing that the SEC’s “power grab” would stifle innovation, harm the crypto industry, and exceed its authority. Seven-State Coalition Opposes SEC’s Cryptocurrency Regulation The Office of the Attorney General […]

Wazirx Offers $23M Bounty to Recover Stolen Assets After Massive Security Breach

Indian crypto exchange Wazirx has announced a $23 million bounty program to recover assets stolen in a cyberattack on its multisig wallet. Emphasizing community involvement, co-founder Nischal Shetty outlined the rewards for tracking, freezing, and ethically recovering the stolen funds. He insists that the attack was not due to phishing but involved multiple hardware wallets […]

Former Finance VP Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $4 Million From Crypto Firm

Dylan Meissner, 31, of Westport, has pleaded guilty to fraud in Hartford federal court, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Meissner, a former Vice President of Finance at a cryptocurrency research firm, admitted to stealing over $4 million from his employer. Starting in January 2022, Meissner secured a $170,000 loan in ethereum from his […]

Nigeria’s Self-Proclaimed Crypto Billionaire Released From Police Custody

The recently detained Nigerian self-proclaimed cryptocurrency billionaire, Linus Williams, has been released on bail. According to a controversial Instagram celebrity, Verydarkman, the crypto billionaire begged for release but is expected to answer for his alleged crimes soon. Self-Proclaimed Billionaire Begged to Be Released Nigeria’s self-proclaimed cryptocurrency billionaire, Linus Williams, recently arrested on charges of fraud […]

Messari CEO Selkis Resigns After Controversial Political Posts

Ryan Selkis, founder of Messari, has stepped down as CEO, following controversial social media posts. He will transition to Senior Advisor, while Eric Turner takes over as interim CEO. “This week was the first week in 6.5 years that my politics and rhetoric put the team in harm’s way,” he stressed. Ryan Selkis Resigns as […]

Veteran Trader Peter Brandt Identifies Bitcoin’s Down Channel Pattern

Veteran trader Peter Brandt has emphasized that the current bitcoin price pattern “appears as a down channel.” Brandt’s recent analysis also indicates a potentially significant long-term upside for bitcoin, contrasting with gold advocate Peter Schiff’s bearish stance on the cryptocurrency. Peter Brandt Highlights Key Bitcoin Patterns and Bullish BTC/Gold Ratio Outlook Veteran trader Peter Brandt, […]

US Senator Highlights Bitcoin as Currency Unaffected by Widespread Cyber Outages

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis has emphasized bitcoin’s resilience as a form of currency unaffected by widespread cyber outages. Her remarks followed major system failures linked to Crowdstrike, which impacted multiple sectors and have been described by some as “the largest IT outage in history.” Bitcoin’s Stability Highlighted During Major System Outage U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis […]