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Ripple case: Pro-XRP lawyer tips outright SEC victory at ‘less than 3%’

Attorney John Deaton says there’s a 25% chance Ripple will see an outright win against the SEC, while rumors fly of a possible IPO.

Metropolitan Museum of Art to return $550K in donations from FTX

The agreement came on the back of “good faith, arm’s length negotiations” with FTX’s debtors, the museum said.

FTX lawsuits see crypto firms, influencers dial back endorsement deals

Some crypto influencers have been giving lucrative endorsement offers a hard pass after seeing what could happen if things end badly for the firm.

Web3 Gamer: GTA 6 crypto rumors, Dr Who/Sandbox, Thai tourist NFTs review

GTA 6 crypto and NFT integration speculation mounts, Top Gear and Dr Who in The Sandbox, and Thailand’s rubbish NFT hunt for tourists.

Pro-XRP attorney’s phone hacked to promote LAW token

Lawyer John Deaton alerted followers via his daughter’s account, urging people to report the hack as the XRP community responded, spreading awareness.

FTX debtors object Genesis' 'critical' claim estimate of '$0.00'

The FTX debtors alleged that the claim was filed "without any advance notice," and they were not invited to participate in the mediation.

Warren’s alleged work with short-seller shows anti-crypto army heating up

Elizabeth Warren reportedly took advice from Wall Street short-seller Marc Cohodes, who cashed in on the collapse of Silvergate and Signature banks.

Musk’s alleged price manipulation, the Satoshi AI chatbot and more: Hodler’s Digest, May 28 – June 3

DOGE investor lawsuit against Elon Musk, the Satoshi Nakamoto chatbot, and the ongoing crypto debanking worldwide.

Brazil's crypto exchange Mercado Bitcoin licensed as payment provider: Report

As a payment institution, the new fintech MB Pay will enable certain digital banking services to the crypto exchange's users in the country.

Is Biden’s controversial Bitcoin mining tax dead or set to rise from the ashes?

References to the tax were removed from the U.S. debt bill, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good.

US lawmakers aim for crypto regulatory clarity with proposed bill putting the screws to SEC

The framework under the bill would allow certain tokens to qualify as digital commodities if they were decentralized and crack down on the SEC’s previous approach to crypto.

Privacy-focused Aleo blockchain gets new wallet as mainnet launch approaches

The wallet developer also raised $4.5 million from HackVC and other firms to further advance ZK-based enterprise solutions.

CFTC commissioner says proposal to reassess risk management could consider crypto

Christy Goldsmith Romero pointed to the collapse of FTX, Terra and Celsius in having the CFTC reconsider the way it handled risk management.

​​OpenAI gets warning from Japanese regulators on data collecting

Japanese privacy watchdog warned OpenAI about collection of sensitive data without permission or else further action will be taken.

DCG asks judge to consolidate class-action suits to avoid conflicting decisions

Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert argued in a letter to Judge Stefan Underhill that both cases share the same facts, legal issues and near-identical class definitions.

Qatar gets slammed for not taking enough action against crypto companies

Qatar has been told by the Financial Action Task Force to improve its “understanding of more complex forms” of financial crime.

Coinbase Derivatives Exchange set to roll out BTC and ETH futures

Coinbase Derivatives Exchange’s institutional-sized contracts will be sized at 1 Bitcoin and 10 Ether.

Yuan stablecoin team arrested, WeChat’s new Bitcoin prices, HK crypto rules: Asia Express

Chinese RMB stablecoin issuer’s Shanghai office reportedly deserted after police raid, and WeChat offers Bitcoin prices — but for how long?

Fed board issues order to Silvergate Bank as part of self-liquidation plan

Silvergate Capital Corporation and its crypto-friendly bank will have 10 days to submit a self-liquidation plan in compliance with California and federal requirements.

Money stored on mobile payment apps may not be FDIC insured, US watchdog warns

Deposits on mobile payment apps may not be insured by the FDIC, and customers may not know whether their money is insured or not.