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Base overtakes Arbitrum for most active addresses so far this month

Coinbase layer-2 network Base has seen a strong start to April with active addresses outpacing Arbitrum.

Ethereum boosts 8% amid ‘ultra-strong’ social and market activity

Derivatives traders are targeting higher strike prices for Ethereum by the end of April.

BTC halving to fuel ‘raging firesale of crypto assets’ — Arthur Hayes

Cryptocurrencies are headed for intense turbulence in the second half of April, spurred by the Bitcoin halving and a Fed “bag of tricks,” says the BitMEX co-founder.

Solana devs target April 15 for failed TX fix — it’s ‘not a design flaw’

Solana’s percentage of failed non-vote transactions went over 75% last week, and developers are now targeting a fix to be implemented on April 15.

SEC defers decision on Bitwise, Grayscale Bitcoin ETF options

The April 8 delay decision impacts proposed options trading on spot Bitcoin ETFs on the New York Stock Exchange, namely those from Bitwise and Grayscale.

Bitcoin surge to $72K driven by macro factors, not just spot BTC ETF inflows

Bitcoin’s rally is likely influenced by persistent inflation, student debt forgiveness policies, and global trade restrictions.

1 in 6 new Base meme coins are scams, 91% have vulnerabilities

A new analysis of 1000 new meme coins on Base suggests 91% have at least one security vulnerability while 16.9% are outright scams.

Bitcoin halving could be a ‘sell-the-news’ event, at least for a few months

Analysts say Bitcoin’s halving could be a sell-the-news event as short-term speculators and BTC ETF purchasers book profits.

Clearstream joins ECB wholesale CBDC trials with tokenized securities

The Deutsche Börse subsidiary is the only central securities depository taking part in the first phase of digital euro preparations.

Hester Peirce blasts SEC, Gurbir Grewal rejects SEC criticism: Law Decoded

Gurbir Grewal, the director of the Division of Enforcement at the SEC, has pushed back against criticism that the regulator is making up rules on crypto as it goes along.

The metaverse is poised to revolutionize the $54B medical tourism market — research

The metaverse has found substantial footing in the medical industry with the advent of dedicated facilities catering to remote healthcare.

Price analysis 4/8: SPX, DXY, BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, XRP, DOGE, ADA, TON

Bitcoin’s range break above the $70,000 level boosted altcoin prices and hints at the possibility of a new BTC all-time high.

1inch unveils crypto debit card in partnership with MasterCard and Baanx

Users will be able to make cash withdrawals and point-of-sale transactions at supported ATMs and locations.

Trudeau announces $1.8B package to boost Canada’s AI sector

Canada is launching a fund to invest in AI infrastructure, grow startups, and create a new AI safety institute.

Crypto VC sees a ‘new class’ of profitable memecoins this cycle

A new class of memecoins that capitalize on politics, religion and successful consumer brands could end up going more “viral” than animal tokens like Dogecoin, says Andrew Kang.

Ethereum-based investment products see negative outflows for 4th consecutive week

Ethereum-based crypto investment products flows declined for the fourth consecutive week despite positive flows into the Solana ecosystem.

Paraguay’s proposed Bitcoin mining ban could cost $200M a year

Bitcoin mining has provided a “positive contribution to Paraguay’s trade balance,” and a ban could dent the economy, argues Hashlabs Mining’s co-founder.

IRS criminal investigation chief joins Chainalysis: ‘It’s time to move on’

Jim Lee said his move was partly due to Chainalysis “[leading] the way from the private sector in making cryptocurrency safe.”

Polkadot active addresses hit record 600K

Active addresses on Polkadot have hit a new all-time high of 600,000 despite the community’s memecoin efforts failing to bring more attention to the protocol.

Can blockchain revolutionize digital securities management for stock exchanges?

Cointelegraph spoke with the Sui network to better understand how blockchain is playing a part in enhancing security and efficiency for the Athens Stock Exchange.

Arrested Binance exec pleads not guilty to charges in Nigeria

A Nigerian court rejected Tigran Gambaryan’s defense argument and ruled that he acted as Binance’s representative in past trips to Nigeria.

dYdX Chain halts production following scheduled network upgrade

The dYdX team said it is investigating and will reconvene with validators at 3pm UTC today.

Frax Finance dives into DeFi liquidity with $250M USDe allocation

The proposal could give rise to one of the largest liquidity pools in DeFi, according to Ethena Labs.

Bitcoin needs to hold above $80,000 to keep mining profitable post-halving

For miners to remain profitable and continue their mining operations, the BTC price must rise above $80,000 post-halving.

Plotting the path to $80K — 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week

BTC price gains before the Wall Street open as CPI week appears to set the tone for the incoming Bitcoin halving.

PayPal stablecoin circulation dropped 38% in March — Paxos

Total PayPal USD in circulation amounted to $188.5 million in March, or 39% less than in February 2024.

What are crypto exit scams, and how to protect against them?

Don’t fall for crypto exit scams! Learn what they are, the red flags to watch for, and how to protect your investments.

Philippines SEC ‘can’t endorse’ ways to retrieve funds after Binance ban

SEC official Paolo Ong said that they’ve already given users three months and extended it a little to allow users to withdraw their funds from the exchange.

What are Bitcoin whales and how to spot them?

Follow Bitcoin whales’ trails: track their tactics, from manipulation to stop-loss hunting and explore their market impact for navigating crypto trading.

SEC’s spot Ether ETF concerns unfounded, Consensys asserts

Consensys highlighted that Ethereum boasts a larger developer community than Bitcoin and operates on a fully transparent and public blockchain.