US federal judge approves of Justice Dept criminal complaint on using crypto to evade sanctions

The United States Department of Justice may move forward on a criminal prosecution case against a U.S. citizen who allegedly violated sanctions through cryptocurrency. According to a Friday opinion filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the unnamed individual who is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department allegedly sent more than $10 million in Bitcoin (BTC) from a U.S.-based crypto exchange to an exchange in a country for which the U.S. currently imposes sanctions — suggesting Russia, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, or Iran.…

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BIFI gains 100%+ after Beefy Finance adds new vaults and stablecoin liquidity pools

Winston Churchill’s statement to “never let a crisis go to waste” can be applied across many aspects of society, including the recent carnage seen in the crypto market. Last week’s volatility is likely to have newer investors and those who took on heavy losses questioning the future of the burgeoning asset class, but in every bear trend there is a silver lining. One platform that appears to be capitalizing on the void created by TerraUSD’s (UST) collapse is Beefy Finance (BIFI), a multi-chain yield optimizing decentralized finance protocol. Data from…

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California regulator will revisit long-running ban on crypto donations on May 19

A California state regulator may be looking at overturning a ban on cryptocurrency donations to political campaigns which has been in effect since 2018. According to its May 2022 agenda, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, or FPPC, has scheduled a “pre-notice discussion” on Thursday on the use of cryptocurrencies f campaign contributions in the state. The commission said it will be considering drafting amendments to its regulations requiring that “no contribution may be made or received in cryptocurrency.” In September 2018, the FPPC voted to ban both sending and receiving…

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This Expanding Triangle Pattern Could Be The Last Hope For Bitcoin Bulls

Bitcoin broke through support and plunged to the lowest prices seen since 2020. However, despite all the fear the drop has caused, it could be the last low before the top cryptocurrency continues its bull run. Here is why an extremely rare Elliott Wave expanding triangle pattern could be the last hope Bitcoin bulls have for new highs before a bear market. Ralph Nelson Elliott And His Theory On How Markets Move Ask most crypto investors and they would probably agree: we are in a bear market. However, based on…

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MakerDAO price rebounds as DAI holds its peg and investors search for stablecoin security

Its been a rough couple of weeks for the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin (BTC) price is nowhere near the price estimates of most analysts, multiple stablecoins lost their peg and the demise of one of the top decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms sparked an event that resulted in $900 billion vanishing from the total crypto market capitalization.  In the midst of the widespread fallout, MakerDAO (MKR) managed to turn crisis into opportunity and the collapse of TerraUSD (UST) has brought renewed attention to DAI, the longest-running decentralized stablecoin. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro…

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Do Kwon proposes Terra hard fork to save ecosystem

On Monday, Do Kwon, co-founder of the troubled Terra Luna blockchain, announced a revised plan to restore the ecosystem after a combination of significant market volatility and inherent protocol design flaws wiped out a vast majority of the blockchain’s market cap. As told by Kwon, Terraform Labs will put forth a new governance proposal on May 18 to fork the Terra Luna blockchain called Terra (token name: LUNA).  However, the new chain will not be linked to the TerraUSD (UST) stablecoin. Meanwhile, the old Terra blockchain will continue to exist…

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Bitcoin bulls aim to flip $30K to support, but derivatives data show traders lack confidence

Bitcoin (BTC) bounced 19% from the $25,400 low on May 12, but has investor confidence in the market been restored? Judging by the ascending channel formation, it’s possible that bulls at least have plans to recover the $30,000 level in the short term. Bitcoin/USD 4-hour price at Bitstamp. Source: TradingView Does derivatives data support reclaiming $30,000, or is Bitcoin potentially heading to another leg down after failing to break above $31,000 on May 16? Bitcoin price falters in the face of regulatory concerns and the Terra debacle One factor placing…

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Celsius Network’s crypto mining subsidiary SEC filing suggests plans for IPO

Celsius Mining, the mining subsidiary of crypto lending platform Celsius Network, has filed paperwork with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, suggesting plans for an initial public offering (IPO). In a Monday announcement, Celsius said its mining subsidiary had filed a Form S-1 draft registration statement with the SEC, suggesting the firm may be planning an initial public offering. The SEC requires companies in the United States to file an S-1 registration for shares to be listed on a national exchange, like the Nasdaq or New York…

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Bitcoin Marks Seven Consecutive Red Candles, Paints Gruesome Picture For Market

Bitcoin has now entered perhaps one of its most bearish periods ever. The cryptocurrency which has held up quite nicely through all of the market scandals is seeing even more bad news ahead. Previously, it has seen a good number of consecutively red closes that have solidified its entrance into a bear market. However, this time around, it seems that the digital asset is ready to set another record, but this time for the worse. Seven Red Candles Anyone that has been following the market recently knows that Bitcoin has…

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