Crypto-friendly Ray Dalio steps back from Bridgewater’s $150 million fund

After 47 years in charge of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, its founder Ray Dalio has finished a leadership transition that began in February. He is no longer one of three co-chief investment officers but will remain a chief investment officer mentor and Operating Board member. As announced on Oct. 4 on Bridgewater’s corporate website, the firm and Dalio completed the necessary and required legal, regulatory and investor requirements to finish the transition procedure. From now on, the fund will be led by co-CEOs Nir Bar Dea and…

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Kim Kardashian pays SEC $1.26 million to settle EthereumMax charge

American socialite Kim Kardashian will pay $1.26 million in penalties for her involvement in the promotion of a cryptocurrency scheme called EthereumMax (EMAX). The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced the charges against Kardashian on October 3 for ‘touting on social media a crypto asset security offered and sold by EthereumMax’ without disclosing the payment received for her promotional involvement. Kardashian has agreed to settle the charges and pay $1.26 million in penalties, disgorgement and interest and is set to cooperate with further investigations by the SEC into the…

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$160 million stolen from crypto market maker Wintermute

Wintermute, a cryptocurrency market maker based in the United Kingdom, became the latest victim of decentralized finance (DeFi) hacks for approximately $160 million, according to Evgeny Gaevoy, the company’s founder and CEO. Short communication on the ongoing Wintermute hack — wishful cynic (@EvgenyGaevoy) September 20, 2022 According to Etherscan, over 70 different tokens have been transferred to “Wintermute exploiter,” including $61,350,986 in USD Coin (USDC), 671 Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC), which is roughly $13,030,061, and $29,461,533 Tether (USDT). The largest token sum appears to be USDC.  The company’s over-the-counter and centralized…

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Sports Metaverse company secures $200 million funding

Sports Metaverse startup LootMogul secured a $200 million investment commitment from Gem Global Yield, providing the company a share subscription facility of up to $200 million for a 36-month term following an equity exchange listing.  The company said that the funding is expected to boost the development of LootMogul’s metaverse focused on sports games, including “building meta (virtual) sports cities around the world with real-world benefits, brands & professional athletes on a true cross metaverse & blockchain (multichain) platform on multiple devices such as Oculus, HoloLens, Web, Mobile & Console,”…

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CleanSpark acquires mining facility in Georgia for $33 million

Crypto mining firm CleanSpark announced an agreement on Friday to acquire Mawson’s bitcoin mining facility in Sandersville, Georgia for $33 million. The deal is anticipated to increase CleanSpark’s hashrate by 1.4 exahashes per second (EH/s) in the next few months, and to 7.0 EH/s by the end of next year. As part of the agreement, 6,468 last-generation mining ASICs will be purchased for $9.5 million, or $17 per terahash. “These machines, already operating at the acquired site, will add over 558 petahashes per second (PH/s) of computing power immediately upon…

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Law enforcement recovers $30 million from Ronin Bridge hack with the help of Chainalysis

On Thursday, blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis said that law enforcement had recovered $30 million in crypto stolen from the $625 million Ronin Bridge hack in March. According to Chainalysis, Lazarus Group, the North-Korea linked entity behind the attacks, first used sophisticated money-laundering techniques such as sending stolen Ether (ETH) to crypto-mixer Tornado Cash, swapping it for Bitcoin (BTC), sending theBitcoin to Tornado Cash, and then cashing out at exchanges. However, the group recently moved away from such techniques after the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on Tornado Cash wallet…

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CAKE Sets Sights For $5 After More Than 7 Million Tokens Are Sent To A Fiery Death

The Pancakeswap token (CAKE) has been one of those cryptocurrencies that have been steadily growing in the background. The popularity of the decentralized exchange (DEX) contributed tremendously to its rise until it took a hit in the bear market like other digital assets. However, a new development has opened up new promises as millions of CAKE tokens have been removed from circulation. 7 Million Burned CAKE  A scheduled burn had seen millions of CAKE tokens taken out of circulation. Pancakeswap announced the burn on Twitter with figures showing that a…

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Crypto.com Mistakenly Sent $10.5 Million to Client Instead of a $100 Refund

Crypto.com According to 7News, two Melbourne women, Manivel Thevamanogari and her sister Gangadory Thevamanogari got a AUD$10.5 million deposit from Singaporean cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com after the latter made an error in giving a AUD$100 refund. An employee reportedly inserted an account number in the payment box instead of the return amount, resulting in an incorrect transfer to their bank account. According to court filings, the beneficiary utilized a portion of the monies to purchase a lavish property shortly after receiving them. The event happened in May 2021 but was not…

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Indonesian e-commerce giant buys local crypto exchange for $8 million

Indonesian tech company PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk (GoTo) bought PT Kripto Maksima Koin, a local crypto exchange, in a bid to diversify its assets. The deal makes a landmark in the merging of mainstream and crypto in the fourth most populated country in the world.  As reported by Reuters, the sum of the acquisition of 100% shares by the country’s “biggest tech firm” came to 124.84 billion rupiahs ($8.38 million). The deal was finalized on Aug. 25, according to Indonesian media. GoTo didn’t reveal any specific plans for PT Kripto…

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Ethereum Name Service founder reflects as 2 million registration mark nears

The proliferation of the internet brought the world to the fingertips of users, and with it came a rush to register domains on the nascent network. Businesses like Amazon were born on the internet, while many others took their real-life business online by registering a website. Domain names remain an integral part of the internet, acting as the flagpole of the biggest brands, companies, institutions and individuals. But, the advent of blockchain technology and Web3 has ushered in a new paradigm for domain name hosting. That is where things got…

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