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Digital Currency Group to shutter institutional trading unit TradeBlock

Starting from May 31, TradeBlock will commence the official procedure of winding down its operations.

Bitpanda secures licensing agreement with Coinbase as part of strategic partnership

As part of the collaboration, Bitpanda will incorporate Coinbase Exchange into its roster of authorized liquidity providers.

Sam Altman’s Worldcoin secures $115M for decentralized ID

Funds will be used to support the decentralized World ID and the recently released crypto wallet World App. VC firms A16z Crypto, Bain Capital Crypto, and Distributed Global are investors in the round.

Getting a home loan using crypto collateral: Insane or just risky?

You can use crypto as collateral to get a home loan — but as one Bitcoin OG found out, it’s super risky and you can lose the lot.

Circle launches euro-based stablecoin on Avalanche blockchain

Circle launched EUROC last year as a regulated stablecoin, which means that each token is fully backed by euro reserves held at United States-regulated financial institutions.

Germany's recession triggers responses from the crypto community

A member of the community thinks that, in this case, all speculative markets including crypto will lose ground.

Chinese state media removes video on crypto after Binance CEO calls it 'big deal'

Although China has maintained a hostile stance against crypto, the recent developments in Hong Kong got many to speculate about its impact on China.

Fahrenheit wins bid to acquire assets of crypto lender Celsius

The Arrington Capital-backed consortium outbid NovaWulf to acquire Celsius Network’s assets, while the Blockchain Recovery Investment Consortium serves as a backup bid.

Gaming is the 'largest scale opportunity' for crypto: Polygon co-founder

Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal said growing industries “invites a lot of speculation early on” but the genuine use cases will eventually rise to the surface.

Jump Crypto finds double-voting vulnerability in Celer’s SGN

The bug would have allowed malicious validators to compromise the network and applications that rely on it, including Celer’s cBridge.

Multichain token plunges 30% on backend upgrade delay

The MULTI protocol's TVL remains largely unchanged at $1.6 billion despite a large selloff in the token price.

Project takes off with $31.6M in alleged exit scam

On-chain detective ZachXBT believes that the project has “likely exit scammed” after bridging $31.6 million to multiple addresses on Tron and Ethereum.

Ethereum is ‘woefully undervalued’ but growing more powerful: DeFi Dad, Hall of Flame

DeFi Dad says he’d be shocked if Bitcoin doesn’t hit $500K within 10 years, but he thinks Ethereum is getting more powerful all the time.

Financial surveillance, privacy and CBDCs: Why are governments going cashless?

Attorney Marta Belcher joins The Agenda podcast to unpack financial surveillance’s vast infrastructure and warn of the potential ramifications of central bank digital currencies.

Foresight Ventures pledges additional $10M for Web3 accelerator

The venture capital firm will allocate up to $200,000 to blockchain projects that it deems promising.

Web3 threatened by Web2.5 and regulations, exec warns

Outlier Ventures founder Jamie Burke warns that as projects compromise with products that are not interoperable, the vision of Web3 goes further from becoming realized.

Ledger key recovery service paused amid backlash, will open-source code

In a May 23 Twitter Space, Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier said the past week has been a “humbling experience.”

Dispersion Capital launches $40M venture fund to ‘bring Web3 to the masses’

The firm aims to fund startups building infrastructure for Web3 and other decentralized technology projects.

Solana integrates AI into blockchain, raises grants fund to $10M

The ChatGPT plugin integrated into Solana is open source and can be downloaded from GitHub.

CBDCs on the horizon: The current state of CBDC initiatives around the world

Central bank digital currencies gain traction as countries worldwide engage in their development despite skepticism from the crypto community.

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