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CertiK identified Kraken exploit, claims exchange ‘threatened’ its team

The security firm said it was transferring the digital assets obtained in the exploit of Kraken back to the exchange, but many crypto users questioned its motives.

Nigerian High Court dismisses Binance exec’s suit over detention

Nadeem Anjarwalla escaped prison and traveled to Kenya, and his colleague will press his rights claims in court next month.

Crypto Super PAC raises $169M following $10M donation from Jump Crypto

A Fairshake spokesperson told Cointelegraph that the political action committee would “have the resources to affect races in 2024 and beyond.”

Moody’s assigns ‘A-bf’ rating for OpenEden’s tokenized fund

OpenEden’s TBILL received an “A-bf” rating from Moody’s Ratings on June 19, as more T-bills are going onchain.

Price analysis 6/19: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, XRP, DOGE, TON, ADA, SHIB, AVAX

Bitcoin is struggling to bounce off $64,500, increasing the possibility of a deeper correction to $60,000.

Crypto community backs Tornado Cash devs with $2.3M legal fund

Tornado Cash’s founders and developers are in the legal crosshairs, but the crypto community argues merely writing code shouldn’t be a crime.

XRP price could break out as open interest increases

Despite a potential breakout, XRP’s price remains tied to developments regarding the lawsuit between the SEC and Ripple.

Polkadot’s Indy 500 driver Conor Daly: ‘My dad holds DOT, how mad is that?’

Has Polkadot got bang for buck from a foray into motorsport? 13M watched DOT-sponsored driver Conor Daly as he led the Indy 500 for 22 laps.

Kraken says its being extorted following bug bounty report

The bug resulted in at least $3 million worth of stolen funds, but no user funds were endangered, according to Kraken.

APhone introduces DApp store combining Web2 and Web3 apps

The alternative DApp store wants to offer features for Web3 enthusiasts while focusing on due diligence when listing apps.

Julian Assange’s brother denies AssangeDAO soft rug claims: ‘It’s just false!’

Gabriel Shifton pushed back against a report claiming that AssangeDAO carried out “suspicious” transactions, saying instead that the DAO fulfilled its promises.

Stablecoin transfer volume increased 16x during past 4 years

Increased stablecoin usage could be a sign of growing crypto adoption for a maturing industry.

Bitcoin block size hits yearly low: Impact of BTC halving?

Despite Bitcoin’s block size hitting a yearly low, the Runes minting market continues to show strong activity and profitability.

Is Germany selling its BTC? Arkham-tagged wallet sparks curiosity

The German government-labeled wallet held 50,000 BTC since February and moved out 6,500 BTC on June 19.

Iran to launch public CBDC pilot in June

Unlike other types of electronic money in Iran, the digital rial doesn’t require interbank settlement to transfer funds between buyers and sellers.

Nomura crypto arm Laser Digital bags Abu Dhabi license

The firm chose to expand into Abu Dhabi due to the innovation-friendly crypto regulations.

Montenegrin PM among early investors in Do Kwon’s Terraform Labs: Report

Prime Minister Spajic was among the early investors who invested in Terraform Labs just days before it was registered in Singapore on April 23, 2018.

Bitcoin price uptrend ‘intact’ with hodlers 120% in profit — Research

Bitcoin hodlers face “boredom and apathy” but are not engaging in mass distribution — even as the BTC price dip erodes unrealized profits.

Bitwise’s amended Ethereum ETF filing says Pantera interested in $100M buy

Asset management firm Bitwise has disclosed Pantera is interested in buying its upcoming spot Ether ETF, but it could spend more, less — or nothing at all.

Institutional DeFi players will bring commercial real estate onchain: KPMG exec

DeFi activity from institutions would be more “permissioned” as market participants will want to know who they’re dealing with, KPMG’s Kunal Bhasin said.