The protocol was at the heart of recent decentralized finance hacks and exploits, notably the reported theft of $455 million by the North Korea-affiliated Lazarus Group. The U.S. Treasury Department has placed more than 40 bitcoin addresses purportedly linked to the controversial mixer Tornado Cash on the Office of Foreign Asset Control’s (OFAC) Specially Designated
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Bitcoin (BTC) consolidated lower on Aug. 9 after familiar resistance preserved a multi-month trading range. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin navigates whale price ladder Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD falling under the $24,000 mark overnight after rejecting near $24,200.  The pair had seen swift gains to start the week
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The metaverse sector is witnessing its very-own housing crisis moment, thanks to massive declines in the prices of its virtual lands in 2022, led by waning users’ interest and a crypto bear market. Land sales plunge 85% in 2022 In particular, metaverse projects built on the Ethereum blockchain, including the Sandbox and Decentraland, have witnessed
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Singapore-based crypto lending platform Hodlnaut has become the latest firm to suspend withdrawals, and deposits blaming market conditions and lack of liquidity. The crypto lending firm made an official announcement on Aug. 8, claiming that market conditions have forced it to suspend its services and that it is actively working on recovery plans.  Dear users,
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The U.S. Federal Reserve (FED) recently initiated an attempt to reduce its $8.9 trillion balance sheet by halting billions of dollars worth of treasuries and bond purchases. The measures were implemented in June 2022 and coincided with the total crypto market capitalization falling below $1.2 trillion, the lowest level seen since January 2021.  A similar
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Bitcoin is likely to transition from a risk-on to a risk-off asset in the second half of 2022, as the macroeconomic environment is rapidly shifting towards a recession, said Mike McGlone, senior commodity strategist at Bloomberg, in a recent interview with Cointelegraph. McGlone predicted: “ I see it transitioning to be more of a risk-off asset
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