Bitcoin dives to fill CME gap amid claim new all-time highs will take 2 years

Bitcoin (BTC) stuck to “rangebound movements” into May 24 as price action avoided expected volatility. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView No joy for BTC bulls after DXY downmove Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD returning to circle $29,000 after failing to hold $30,000 support. On hourly timeframes, the pair thus continued a familiar pattern of swings between the two zones, refusing to explore more extreme territory either up or down. “The crucial breaker for Bitcoin is again the $29.4K area. If that breaks -> next test…

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ADDX bags $58M to reduce min. private investment by 10x via smart contracts

ADDX, a blockchain and smart contract-based digital securities platform from Singapore raised $58 million from mainstream financial institutions to fund its goal of reducing minimum private investment sizes via tokenization and fractionalization. The Monetary Authority of Singapore regulates ADDX as a digital securities exchange that aims to democratize private markets. The Pre-Series B funding round saw participation from the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), UOB, Nasdaq-listed Hamilton Lane and Thailand’s Krungsri Bank, which has brought total funds raised by ADDX to around $120 million. As explained in the announcement, ADDX…

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The long waves in the aftermath of UST’s crash, May 16-23

It’s been two weeks since the shock of the TerraUSD (UST) depegging, but the long waves of this event are still coming in. The Congressional Research Service described the UST crash as a “run-like” scenario and claimed that the crypto industry has not reached the same level of “adequate regulating” as the traditional finance market.  Michael Barr, former advisory board member of Ripple Labs and United States President Joe Biden’s pick for a vice chair for supervision at the Federal Reserve, definitely agrees with that. During the confirmation hearing, he…

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Coinbase offers ‘thousands of tokens’ in expanded swap service

America’s largest crypto exchange Coinbase has added the BNB Chain (formerly Binance Smart Chain) and Avalanche to the Coinbase Wallet’s list of supported networks where users can swap and store cryptocurrencies. The May 24 blog post from the exchange boasts that the added functionality will provide access to “thousands of tokens” which constitute a “greater variety than most traditional centralized exchanges can offer.” One Wallet. Even more networks. Thousands of tokens. Now supporting token swaps on @avalancheavax and @BNBCHAIN on Coinbase Wallet. Learn more -> https://t.co/ZdEg1T8s53 pic.twitter.com/prWhSlPYl8 — Coinbase Wallet…

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FTX reportedly shopping for brokerages in preparation for stock trading

Crypto derivatives exchange and NFT platform FTX is reportedly in the market for brokerage start-ups as part of its recently announced plans to expand support to stock trading. The firm announced last Thursday that its U.S.-based subsidiary FTX.US will be launching zero-commission stock trading via its app, and will allow users to fund their accounts with fiat-backed stablecoins. According to a May 23 report from CNBC — who cited sources that “asked not to be named because the deal talks were confidential” — the firm has held private meetings with…

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Ethereum Dips But Here’s Why ETH Could Start Fresh Increase

Ethereum failed to clear the $2,085 resistance and declined against the US Dollar. ETH must stay above $1,920 to start a fresh increase in the near term. Ethereum failed to clear the $2,085 and $2,100 resistance levels. The price is now trading below $2,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $2,000 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could continue to move down towards the main $1,920 support zone. Ethereum Price…

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Bitcoin Price Stuck In Key Range, Why Dips Might Be Limited

Bitcoin failed again to clear the $30,600 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC is declining, but the bulls might remain active near $28,500. Bitcoin failed to gain strength for a move above the $30,600 resistance zone. The price is now trading below the $30,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was break below a major bullish trend line with support near $29,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could continue to move down towards the main $28,700 support…

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eBay drops first NFT collection to non-crypto mainstream buyers

E-commerce giant eBay has officially launched its first NFT drop, with a series of tokenized collectibles featuring National Hockey League (NHL) legend Wayne Gretsky going live on May 23. The NFT collection depicts animated versions of Gretsky that were inspired by Sports Illustrated magazine covers. They come in four different tiers of rarity including green at 299 editions per token, gold at 199, platinum at 99, and diamond at 15. The collection is up for sale on eBay’s marketplace now, however, the limited edition diamond, platinum, and gold tiers worth…

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South Korean police request exchanges freeze LFG related funds

Crypto exchanges in South Korea have been issued notices from police requesting the sequestering of funds related to the Luna Foundation Guard.  On May 23rd, 2022, Korean authorities sent a request to the top crypto exchanges in the country to prevent funds from being withdrawn. Specifically, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency asked to prohibit the Luna Foundation Guard from taking any action. The police claim that clues have been found that may link the organization to embezzlement. The Luna/Terra algorithmic stablecoin crash, which reduced the value of the coin by…

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Core Ethereum developer details changes to expect after the Merge

Core Ethereum (ETH) developer Tim Beiko has outlined a series of suggestions and expectations about the upcoming Merge for applicatio and protocol developers on Ethereum. For the average users of apps and protocols, Beiko simply suggested testing things out to ensure nothing is broken as more tests are executed. He tweeted on May 24 “Run stuff, if something is unclear or broken, leave a comment.” Yes! Run stuff, if something is unclear or broken, leave a comment, as you probably aren’t the only one with that issue User PoV guides,…

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