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The DeFi bots pumping Solana’s stablecoin volume

Rampant bot activity has pumped daily USDC volume on a single Solana DEX past the entire stablecoin volume on Ethereum. So what’s going on?

How to buy USD Coin (USDC) in the United States

Unlock the potential of stablecoins and diversify your portfolio with our beginner’s guide to safely buying USD Coin (USDC) in the United States.

EigenLayer partners with Ritual to build AI-enabled DApps

The partnership will bring new AI capabilities to decentralized applications.

Avalanche halts block production amid inscription wave launch

Ava Labs co-founder Kevin Sekniqi believes the issue may be related to a recently launched inscription wave.

Former US President Trump no longer anti-Bitcoin, says can ‘live with it’

Users on X pointed out that Trump’s recent change in tune toward Bitcoin could be just an election-related tactic to attract crypto-focused voters.

EU crypto AML authority to establish HQ in Frankfurt

The Anti-Money Laundering Authority will start its work by mid-2025.

Bitcoin ETF inflows recover as BTC price nears key $50K support

A brief spate of weaker inflows into the spot Bitcoin ETFs reverses as the week progresses, but BTC’s price has yet to continue its uptrend.

Solana NFTs hit $5B in all-time sales volume

Solana NFTs recorded their second-highest monthly sales volume in December 2023, with $365 million in sales volume for the month.

New crypto scam drains users' wallets without transaction approval

ERC-2612 tokens contain a "gas-less transfer" feature that allows attackers to drain them using just the owner’s signature.

Axie Infinity co-founder loses $9.7M in 3,248-ETH wallet hack

Two personal crypto wallets of Jeff “Jihoz” Zirlin got compromised, allowing the hacker to walk away with $9.7 million worth of Ether.

FTX to add over $1B to cash stack after court approves Anthropic sale

Anthropic’s latest reported valuation is $15 billion, raising the value of FTX’s nearly 8% stake to over $1 billion that could be used to repay creditors.

Jack Dorsey’s Block posts 90% boost in Bitcoin gross profits

Cash App generated $66 million in Bitcoin gross profit in Q4 2023, up 90% year-over-year.

DeFi protocol Blueberry pauses lending following mystery exploit

The DeFi lending and leverage protocol urged users to withdraw funds immediately when it first discovered the exploit.

Kraken files to dismiss SEC suit — ‘Dangerous precedent’ for overreach

The SEC’s suit against Kraken has “has no limiting principle” and gives the agency too wide of an authority, the crypto exchange argues.

Reddit converts excess cash into Bitcoin and Ethereum

The social news network also revealed it has been experimenting with Ether and MATIC as a form of payment for sales of virtual goods.

Court-appointed insolvency firm takes over HectorDAO after $2.7M hack

Interpath Advisory has taken control of the HectorDAO Treasury after allegations of an ‘inside job’ hack.

StarkWare changes STRK token unlock schedule following controversy

Starknet developer StarkWare cited community feedback as the reason it changed its token unlock schedule for its investors.

Nayib Bukele’s party takes supermajority in legislature amid voter fraud allegations

The El Salvador president claimed victory before the official results were released, but opposition groups have alleged voter fraud and manipulation.

OCC acting head compares crypto-asset intermediaries to corrupt bank

Michael Hsu urged international cooperation and collaboration in a bid to prevent crypto firms from leveraging competition among jurisdictions.

Ethereum price hits resistance at $3K, but data currently favors ETH bulls

Ethereum price struggles at the $3,000 level, but data hints at a resumption of the bull trend.

Digital Currency Group objects to subsidiary Genesis’ settlement with NYAG

DCG claims the settlement was made with the assumption that NYAG would win in court, and it does not observe the parent company’s rights.

Marathon Digital Holdings launches direct Bitcoin transaction submission service

The new service should speed things up for large and/or non-standard Bitcoin transactions.

ERC20 wallet drainer receives UK business registration

A developer of the Nova Drainer phishing protocol has officially registered as a business in the UK.

Empirical analysis identifies blockchain as highest performing information security startup investment

Blockchain outperformed artificial intelligence, machine learning, private cloud, and cloud security.

Stacks (STX) price outperforms the market as interest in layer-2 Bitcoin grows

STX emerges as a top performer as market participants’ interest in layer-2 Bitcoin continues to grow.

Ethena Labs founder clarifies USDe stability amid high yield worries

Young told Cointelegraph that the initial skepticism around USDe’s sustainability is “right” following the pitfalls of the last cycle.

Why is the BNB price up today?

BNB’s price has reached its highest point since November 2022, with an underperforming Bitcoin and a gaming platform launch on Binance Launchpool serving as primary catalysts.

Web3 game Pixels now valued at $2.7B after migration to Ronin

The project had been preparing for its listing on crypto exchange Binance for the past two years.

Valkyrie launches 2x leveraged Bitcoin futures fund

The investment vehicle is listed on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol BTFX following the 2023 launch of a similar fund under BTFD.

Binance Labs invests in EigenLayer’s liquid restaking service Renzo

Binance Labs is joining a group of venture firms and crypto ecosystems that invested $3.2 million in the startup seed round in January.