Chainalysis tips Australia will crack down on misleading crypto ads

Chainalysis’ head of international policy Caroline Malcolm expects Australia’s new rules governing crypto advertising, promotion and consumer safeguards to follow a similar path to the United Kingdom when they come into place within the next year.  “I think we’re more likely to see something along the lines of the UK model which is really focusing on a crackdown on misleading advertising or advertising which doesn’t present the risks alongside the opportunities.” During the Chainalysis Links event in Sydney on June 21, Malcolm told Cointelegraph that this meant treating crypto products…

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US Congressional hearing on digital asset regulation focuses on disclosure

Disclosure was an important theme at a United States House of Representatives hearing on digital asset regulation Thursday. Although chair of the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Sean Maloney specified that it would focus on gaps in the oversight and regulation of derivatives and underlying spot markets, the discussion ranged widely.  The Agriculture Committee oversees the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which regulates financial markets along with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Chainalysis cofounder and chief strategy officer Jonathan Levin said in his testimony…

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Ripple CEO criticizes SEC for ‘contradictions’ on crypto regulations

Brad Garlinghouse, the chief executive officer of Ripple Labs, has claimed the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has inconsistently imposed regulations on crypto firms in the country.  Speaking to Wired editor-in-chief at the Collision conference in Toronto on Thursday, Garlinghouse pointed to Ripple’s current legal battle with the SEC, in which the federal regulator has alleged the company’s executives conducted an “unregistered, ongoing digital asset securities offering” with XRP token sales. Garlinghouse referenced the SEC’s approval of Coinbase’s public offering in April 2021 despite the fact the…

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Apecoin Lost Around $2.5 Billion in Its Market Cap in May as Fear About Fading Investor Appetite Emerges

ApeCoin, one of the fastest rising coins in the crypto space, was one of the cryptocurrencies that was heavily impacted by the crypto disaster that rocked the market in May. Although the coin’s price showed robust performance in these turbulent market conditions, its market cap was affected. The coin now trades at $4.25 with a 4.1% increase in the last seven days, selling below its new swing high of $4.35. Data from Coingecko on Thursday showed that ApeCoin is among the top 50 crypto assets by market capitalization as the…

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Polygon Price Rises by 60% In Four Days After Massive Matic Accumulation

After weeks of bearish run, Polygon (MATIC) witnessed one of the sharpest rebounds in the cryptocurrency market this week. MATIC’S price notably rose to $0.50 on June 23, four days after the coin hit its lowest level since April 2021. This rapid gain of about 60% is a performance that beat the resurgence of even Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in the same timeframe. Although MATIC is still far from its all-time high recorded value of $2.92 in December 2021, it is a massive improvement in a period where the…

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Buy Bitcoin or start mining? HashWorks CEO points to ‘attractive investment yield’ in BTC mining

Recently, bad news has abounded, and the resulting fear is real. DeFi is looking dead, altcoins completed their lifecycle by returning back to $0 (I guess that’s a joke), and Bitcoin’s (BTC) price fell lower than even the smartest brains in the room expected.  A unifying theme of the most recent bull market appears to have been greed. Everyone got too confident and too greedy, and it shows by the amount of debt and leverage that is being unwound as 3AC, Celsius, BlockFi and Voyager contend with the real threat…

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Binance’s CZ Says Crypto Price Fluctuations Normal as Industry Is Still Growing

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of the popular crypto exchange Binance, has said it might take Bitcoin some months to a couple of years to get back to the all-time-highs previously reached by the coin. ChangPeng told Guardian ePaper, a UK-based news outlet, that he believes if investors in 2018 were told that Bitcoin would be $20k in 2022, they would have been very happy. However, he admitted that the current $20k price of Bitcoin is low considering its previous highs. CZ said, “I think given this price drop from the all-time…

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Uphold withdraws with Venezuela, citing US sanctions

Crypto trading platform Uphold said it will be withdrawing support for users in Venezuela due to sanctions imposed by the United States government. In a Thursday announcement, Uphold said “owing to the increasing complexity of complying with U.S. sanctions” the platform would “very reluctantly” be moving out of Venezuela. The platform advised users to withdraw their funds as soon as possible, noting it would halt trading for Venezuela-based clients on July 31, with all accounts “fully restricted” starting on Sept. 30. “As a U.S. financial institution, Uphold has to comply…

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Coinbase to track off-exchange transactions from Dutch customers

In a new blog post published Thursday, Coinbase says that starting Monday, all of its customers in the Netherlands will need to complete new Know Your Customer, or KYC, requirements when transferring digital assets to wallet addresses that are not based on the exchange. This includes providing the recipient’s full name, the purpose of the transfer and the recipient’s complete residential address. Transfers between Coinbase accounts are not affected by the new rule.  The exchange noted that the change will only impact Coinbase users in the Netherlands, and is being…

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The community-centered approach to Web3 — Aave founder and CEO

Aave founder and chief executive officer Stani Kulechov said the firm was continuing to develop its decentralized social media platform, with Web3 potentially changing the way many view ownership. Speaking to Cointelegraph at the Collision conference in Toronto on Thursday, Kulechov said Web3 — a buzzword often thrown around which generally describes the next evolution of an internet based on blockchain technology — could impact how people use social media in much the same way cryptocurrency changed perceptions on finance. The Aave CEO remarked how developers had adapted protocols to…

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