Crypto derivatives exchange BIT adds Toncoin (TON) options

Toncoin (TON) options went live on the crypto derivatives exchange BIT on Thursday, 26 January. TON is now the third cryptocurrency available for options trading on BIT, adding to Bitcoin and Ethereum. The options product will also go live on institutional liquidity network Paradigm in early February. Crypto derivatives exchange BIT has launched options trading […]

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US Justice Department seizes website of prolific ransomware gang Hive

According to United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray on Jan. 26, international law enforcement groups have dismantled the infamous Hive cryptocurrency ransomware gang. He claimed that the operation has recovered over 1,300 decryption keys for victims since July 2022 and prevented $130 million in ransomware payments. Officials raised the example of one […]

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Former Polygon VP of growth shares the secrets behind major partnerships

Ethereum scaling solution, Polygon, has witnessed a lot of adoption through partnerships with major brands like Starbucks and Addidas, which has increased the network’s popularity among cryptocurrency users. The former vice president of growth, Arjun Kalsy, breaks down how Polygon has attracted partnerships with major brands and how the project is driving mass crypto adoption.  […]

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Nearly 13 million bitcoins have not moved in over a year, an all-time high

Key Takeaways An all-time high of 12.7 million bitcoins have not moved in over a year That translates to two-thirds of the circulating supply Only 7% of bitcoins have moved in the last month History shows that long-term holders tend to rise as price falls, which may seem counter-intuitive The real story is a little […]

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NFT collector sues OpenSea for locking account after being scammed

A nonfungible token (NFT) collector is taking legal action against the OpenSea NFT marketplace for several allegations, including being locked out of his account for more than three months after being a victim of a phishing scam.  OpenSea user Robbie Acres told Cointelegraph that after his NFTs were stolen through a phishing scam, he immediately […]

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Mango Markets sues Avraham Eisenberg for $47M in damages plus interest

Mango Labs, the company behind the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Mango Markets has come out with its own lawsuit against exploiter Avraham Eisenberg. The Jan. 25 filing in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges Einseberg of exploiting its platform for millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies in October […]

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Moonbirds creator Kevin Rose loses $1.1M+ in NFTs after 1 wrong move

Kevin Rose, the co-founder of the nonfungible token (NFT) collection Moonbirds, has fallen victim to a phishing scam leading to more than $1.1 million worth of his personal NFTs stolen. The NFT creator and PROOF co-founder shared the news with his 1.6 million Twitter followers on Jan. 25 asking them to avoid buying any Squiggles […]

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Crypto lawyers to be in demand as regulatory pressure reaches boiling point

Crypto-versed lawyers will play an increasingly important role in Web3 firms — particularly after the implosion of FTX and the industry braces for regulatory turbulence, two legal academics believe. Boston Law School professor and chief compliance officer at crypto exchange Bitstamp, Thomas Hook, told Cointelegraph that Web3 lawyers will soon become “business differentiators” because they’ll be […]

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Ireland’s Central Bank Governor calls for ban on crypto ads targeting young adults: Report

Gabriel Makhlouf, the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, reportedly supports legislation which would ban advertising crypto projects to young people. According to a Jan. 25 report from Bloomberg, Makhlouf said before the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach there was an “uncomfortable” level of crypto advertisements targeting young adults. The […]

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