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Elizabeth Warren wants the police at your door in 2024

In 2022, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren authored a bill that would require cryptocurrency wallet providers to comply with bank Anti-Money Laundering rules. No crypto exchanges, mind you, but the wallets themselves. Kansas Senator Roger Marshall joined her on the proposal as a co-sponsor. Sadly, Marshall betrayed the populist principles he ran on as a candidate. […]

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Silvergate downfall sparks debate over whose fault it actually was

The voluntary liquidation of crypto-friendly bank Silvergate has sparked many to share their thoughts about the source of its troubles and the broader impact of the bank’s collapse on crypto.  From lawmakers to crypto analysts, crypto firm executives to commentators — nearly everyone’s had something to say regarding the recent announcement from Silvergate. Some United […]

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US Senate committee hearing on FTX fail brings gaps in regulatory authority to light

United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair Rostin Behnam told a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee meeting Dec. 1 that his agency’s regulations contain “core elements that have served the markets for decades.” But as the fallout from the FTX collapse gets sorted out, notable gaps in current legislation have come to light, Behnam […]

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Bitcoin ‘bear trap’ sees BTC price near $20K as daily gains top 9%

Bitcoin (BTC) delivered more surprises into Oct. 14 as the reaction to macro triggers saw a sudden run at $20,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Stocks, crypto smoke shorts Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD climbing to one-week highs, gaining almost $2,000 in hours. After the United States Consumer Price […]

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Crypto Biz: Step aside, Warren Buffett; stablecoin issuers hold more US debt than Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett raised eyebrows this week when his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, upped its exposure to United States Treasury bills. If you’re one of the few remaining bulls out there, Buffett’s flight to safety is concerning because it signals that the Oracle of Omaha would rather get 3% yield instead of playing the stock market. If […]

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Deconstructing sidechains — The future of Web3 scalability

By far, the innovation with the most impact in the Web3 world this year is the sidechain. The highest-volume blockchain providers in the world — Binance, Polygon, Ankr and Avalanche — have all recently released sidechain functionality. They are investing hundreds of millions into these new implementations — and with good reason. Sidechains are the […]

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Bitcoin ends week ‘on the edge’ as S&P 500 officially enters bear market

Bitcoin (BTC) struggled to recover its latest losses on May 21 after Wall Street trading provided zero respite. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC price reflects drab stocks performance Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD trading at dipping below $28,700 into the weekend, subsequently adding around $500. Down 4.7% from the […]

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Axie Infinity hacked for $612M, OpenSea expands support to Solana, EU’s unhosted wallet regulations cause a stir: Hodler’s Digest, March 27-April 2

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Crypto industry fires back after EU vote to block ‘unhosted’ […]

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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law: Understanding alternatives to government intervention

Last year, El Salvador dominated headlines as the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. The move is controversial both in and outside of the country, heralded for its potential to bring financial services to large portions of El Salvador’s unbanked population and criticized for its top-down implementation. This has created a sense of […]