Russian Duma Financial Market Chairman States Digital Financial Assets Might Replace Fiat for International Payments

Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on the Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov stated that digital financial assets, issued by institutions regulated by the central bank, could replace fiat channels for international settlements. Aksakov also acknowledged that while not being controlled for this use case, digital assets were already being used to settle international payments. […]

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Operation Racer: Hong Kong Authorities Dismantle Cryptocurrency Laundering Operation

Hong Kong customs officers arrested three individuals involved in a HK$1.8 billion ($228 million) money laundering operation that utilized a cryptocurrency platform and bank accounts of shell companies, with investigations revealing suspicious activities such as abnormally frequent large transactions in accounts with no clear financial backgrounds. The suspects, who did not know each other, allegedly […]

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Plan B Predicts Repeat Performance Post-Bitcoin Halving Amid Mixed Analyst Forecasts

At block height 839,856, the Bitcoin blockchain stands a mere 144 blocks short of the forthcoming reward halving at block height 840,000. Historically, bitcoin’s price has seen substantial increases following prior halving events. However, there are speculations that this occurrence might not follow the previous pattern. This week, the creator of the stock-to-flow (S2F) price […]

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Bitcoin Halving: Goldman Sachs Downplays Impact of ‘Buy the Rumor, Sell the News’

Goldman Sachs analysts believe that whether the upcoming Bitcoin halving will turn out to be a “buy the rumor, sell the news” event may have less impact on bitcoin’s medium-term outlook. They explained that the bitcoin price performance will likely continue to be driven by the supply-demand dynamic and continued demand for spot bitcoin exchange-traded […]

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Bitwise: Bitcoin Halving Is a ‘Sell the News’ Event, Market Underestimates Long-Term Impact

Asset management firm Bitwise has cautioned that data suggests the upcoming Bitcoin halving is a “sell the news” event. However, the firm explained that the market likely “prices in the short-term impact of the halving but underestimates the long-term impact,” emphasizing that the data “also suggests that, long-term, the halving may be conducive to price […]

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s Social Media Post Led Some to Believe He Was Resigning

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler’s social media post expressing that “it’s been an honor to serve” as SEC chairman sparked speculation within the crypto community that he might be resigning from his position. Many people, including lawmakers, have criticized Gensler for taking an enforcement-centric approach to regulating the crypto industry. Gary […]

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Pick Your Poisson

This article is featured in Bitcoin Magazine’s “The Halving Issue”. Click here to get your Annual Bitcoin Magazine Subscription. Calculated probabilities were calculated by Greg @ learnmeabitcoin.com Block 840,000 is not just another block in the blockchain; it triggers the Bitcoin halving where the block reward is reduced from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC, cutting the amount of BTC mined each day in half. You don’t have to be a Princeton economist to understand the impact this will have on the supply and demand dynamics for bitcoin. Beyond the obvious…

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Recent Analysis Shows Common Transaction Patterns Among Several Bitcoin Mining Pools

A comprehensive X thread by Bitcoin developer and observer 0xB10C has uncovered that several prominent bitcoin mining pools are using identical block templates and transaction prioritization methods, mirroring those of Antpool. This revelation follows earlier findings that highlighted a notable concentration of custodianship among the same pools. Analysis Reveals Shared Mining Practices Among Top Bitcoin […]

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Report: Mango Markets Exploiter Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Crypto Fraud Case

A U.S. federal jury has convicted Avraham ‘Avi’ Eisenberg on charges of commodities fraud, commodities manipulation, and wire fraud due to his involvement in the $116 million exploit of Mango Markets, a Solana-based decentralized exchange (dex) platform. Jury Convicts Avi Eisenberg in $116M Mango Markets Crypto Fraud Case In this high-profile court case, Eisenberg was […]

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