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Bitfinex Supports Ethereum Proof of Work Fork (ETHW)

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Crypto exchange Bitfinex is out with a note that it will support the Ethereum fork that will continue the Proof of Work (PoW) process. This follows the successful Merge that was completed today migrating Ethereum from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake (PoS). Multiple… Read More

Ethereum Can’t Compete with Bitcoin as a Form of Money: Ardoino

As the completion of the Merge nears, where Ethereum moves from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS), Ethereum is poised for a significant, transformational upgrade that may migrate the blockchain from a pretty cool experiment to ongoing relevance in the land of… Read More

The Age of Cryptocurrency Marks the Path to Financial Liberation in Latin America

Inflation continues to rise globally, especially across Latin America where hyperinflation afflicts many countries. Could Bitcoin and the emerging digital token economy be the answer? Across Latin America, a story of inflation and ineffective central bank policy is the order of the day. In Mexico,… Read More

Bitfinex, Tether and Hypercore Launch Holepunch

Bitfinex, Tether, and Hypercore have joined to launch Holepunch, a platform described as enabling creators to build secure peer-to-peer apps. Holepunch is currently closed source and in alpha testing. The company anticipates moving to open source code in Q4 of 2022. Tether is a leading… Read More

Bitfinex to Donate $600,000 in Bitcoin, Tether to El Salvador

Bitfinex is reporting that it will donate 36 Bitcoin (BTC) and US$600,000 Tether tokens (USDt) to help small businesses and communities in El Salvador. Bitfinex added that this is part of the crypto exchange’s continued support for the country. Bitfinex said they are working with… Read More

OpenSea Emails Pilfered, “Assume You Were Impacted”

OpenSea, the most popular NFT marketplace in the world, has experienced a breach of user information. According to a blog post yesterday, an employee of Customer.io, a service provider for OpenSea, downloaded OpenSea’s email list, apparently to use or sell for illegal objectives. OpenSea stated:… Read More

SlowMist Explains How Peel Chains are Used to Launder Large Amounts of Cryptocurrency

SlowMist notes that not too long ago, they had released an update in regards to the Bitfinex incident. The report from SlowMist had covered how the stolen funds had allegedly been laundered using a technique known as “peel chain.” The company reveals that they received… Read More

Over 4,000 Criminal Whales are Holding $25B+ in Crypto: Research Report

One positive development during the past year has been law enforcement’s “growing” ability to seize virtual currency from criminals, according to an extensive update from Chainalysis. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) seized $2.3 million in crypto from the DarkSide ransomware operators who were allegedly… Read More

BTC and other Cryptos Not a Safe Haven for Criminals, Officials Claim After Seizing $3.6B in Crypto Stolen in Bitfinex 2016 Hack

Stephen Palley. Partner, Anderson Kill. Chair, Technology, Media & Distributed Systems Group, noted that an FBI agent once told (with “false modesty to be sure”) that their biggest breaks often “come not from law enforcement genius but from mistakes by their targets.” Palley further noted… Read More

Crypto Derivatives: Bitfinex Derivatives Is Now Offering Curve DAO Token Perpetual Swaps

Bitfinex Derivatives provides a derivatives platform that’s accessible via Bitfinex, a digital token trading platform. Bitfinex Derivatives has announced the launch of a perpetual contract for Curve DAO Token (CRVF0:USTF0). Curve DAO Token (CRV) is an Ethereum token that is used to power transactions via… Read More

Bitfinex Says it Recovers 6.51458211 Bitcoin From 2016 Hack

Bitfinex is reporting that it has recovered 6.51458211 Bitcoin from a hack that took place over 5 years ago in 2016. Bitfinex states that this recover was completed in partnership with Poloniex, another digital asset marketplace. Bitfinex states: “Recovery Right Token (RRT) holders will have… Read More

Veriscope to Solve FATF Travel Rule-Related Crypto Compliance Issues? Testing Underway

Tether Operations, the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to, has commenced operations with Shyft Network, starting with active testing of Veriscope, its decentralized compliance framework and smart contract solution to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Travel Rule. The initiative will assist virtual asset service… Read More

USDt Now Available on Avalanche, Market Cap North of $73 Billion

Tether Operations today announced it has launched Tether tokens (USDt) on Avalanche, a decentralized smart contracts platform built for the scale of global finance and business. Avalanche is designed as a highly scalable ecosystem, able to deliver rapid transaction finality and low transaction fees. It is… Read More

Bitfinex to Provide Nuvei’s Cryptocurrency On-ramp Service to Capture New Clients

Bitfinex, a digital token trading platform, has teamed up with Nuvei, via its subsidiary Simplex, a fiat-crypto gateway provider, allowing clients to introduce its suite of crypto on-ramp services. Bitfinex clients with an intermediate verification level will get access to the Simplex funding options. Users… Read More

CFTC Commissioner Stump Comments on Tether/Bitfinex Enforcement Action: Concerned About Regulatory Confusion on Stablecoins

At the same time the CFTC announced its enforcement actions against Bitfinex and Tether, Commissioner Dawn D. Stump has issued a statement regarding the action by the regulator. Commissioner Stump says she agrees with the action taken by the Commission while expressing her concern regarding… Read More

Tether, Bitfinex Ordered to Pay Over $42 Million in Fines by CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has ordered Tether and Bitfinex (iFinex) to pay $42.5 million in fines, according to a statement by the regulator. Tether, a leading dollar-based stablecoin, must pay $41 million in regards to claims that Tether (USDT) was fully backed by… Read More

Paolo Ardoino: CTO at Bitfinex Explains Why Lightning Network (LN) Will Enable Greater Crypto, DeFi Adoption

  The Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network was recently tapped to enable Twitter payments and as of last week, the number of nodes that are running the LN reached a record high, increasing around 105% since 2020. Only about a year ago, the Lightning Network had… Read More

Bitfinex to Support U2F Security Keys, an Open Authentication Standard

Bitfinex, a digital currency trading platform that’s being investigated by the US Justice Department for allegedly engaging in criminal charges including large-scale money laundering, announced that it will be supporting U2F security keys, which is described as an open authentication standard. The U2F security keys… Read More

Bitfinex Securities Introduces Regulated Investment Platform in AIFC Fintech Lab

Bitfinex Securities Ltd., a provider of blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled investment products, has introduced its regulated investment platform in the AIFC Fintech Lab, with the goal of improving accessibility for a wide range of financial products for qualified members interested in diversifying their… Read More

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