White House science office calls for comments on its digital asset research agenda

[ad_1] The administration of United States President Joe Biden is continuing to elaborate its National Digital Assets Research and Development Agenda. In a request for information (RFI) dated Jan. 26 and previewed by the Federal Register, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) invites comments to help it identify agenda priorities. Individuals and organizations may submit comments of no more than ten pages in length by March 23. The

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

[ad_1] 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 central bank governor reportedly referred to many cryptocurrencies as “unbacked” assets and suggested lawmakers “find

Ankr exploit victims group alleges the company only reimbursed them 50%

[ad_1] A group calling itself “Victims of Ankr Exploit” have claimed that its members lost over 13,000 BNB liquid staking coins (over $4 million worth at the time of writing) as a result of the Dec. 2 Ankr exploit, but have not been adequately reimbursed by the Ankr company. According to a Jan. 19 statement from the group received by Cointelegraph, affected members alleged that they have only received half

DCG companies laid off over 500 employees as contagion spreads

[ad_1] Hundreds of people have lost their jobs at companies owned by crypto venture capital firm Digital Currency Group (DCG), as the longer crypto winter boosted by the FTX collapse continues to affect the sector. Amidst the recent layoffs, London-based cryptocurrency exchange Luno announced on Jan. 25 a reduction of 35% in its workforce, letting go nearly 330 professionals as a result of turbulence in the tech and crypto industries, which

Binance tightens NFT rules: Nifty Newsletter, Jan. 18–24

[ad_1] In this week’s newsletter, read about how nonfungible token (NFT) sales reached 101 million in 2022. Learn how NFTs can be used to summon defendants who cannot be reached using traditional methods, and see how toys play a role in the NFT and Web3 ecosystem. Check out how Binance is tightening its rules on NFT listings, and don’t forget this week’s Nifty News, featuring the resurgence of former U.S.

South Korean prosecutors request arrest warrant for Bithumb owner: Report

[ad_1] According to local news outlet Infomax, South Korean prosecutors requested an arrest warrant on Jan. 25 for Kang Jong-Hyun, chairman and owner of cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Kang is wanted on allegations of embezzlement related to his activities at the exchange.The same day, the Financial Investigation 2nd Division of the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office sentenced Kang and two Bithumb executives on charges of embezzlement and breach of trust under

Hackers take over Robinhood’s Twitter account to promote scam token

[ad_1] An unknown group or individual has hacked the Twitter account behind crypto and stock trading platform Robinhood to push users to buy a 'new' token.Many Crypto Twitter users reported on Jan. 25 that Robinhood had posted a tweet calling on its 1.1 million followers to each pay $0.0005 for a token called ‘RBH’ on the Binance Smart Chain. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao reported the company’s security team had locked

$1.48B in Bitcoin options expire on Friday — Will BTC hold $22K?

[ad_1] Bitcoin investors' sentiment improved after signals pointing to lower inflationary pressure suggested that the U.S. Federal Reserve could soon move away from its interest rate increase and quantitative tightening. Commonly known as a pivot, the trend change would benefit risk assets such as cryptocurrencies.On Jan. 22, the China-based peer-to-peer trades of USD Coin (USDC) reached a 3.5% premium versus the United States dollar, indicating moderate FOMO by retail traders.

Judge denies motions from Celsius users seeking to reclaim assets

[ad_1] A judge overseeing bankruptcy proceedings for crypto lending firm Celsius Network has denied motions from three users with different claims on assets stuck since July.In orders filed with United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York on Jan. 25, Judge Martin Glenn denied a motion from Rebecca Gallagher, a Celsius claimant who argued her interest-bearing 'Earn' assets on the platform were “her property and not property

Venture capital investments into blockchain continue to free-fall: Report

[ad_1] Cointelegraph Research has analyzed all the deals and trends from venture capital in the blockchain industry during the fourth quarter of 2022. The second half of 2022 saw a dramatic decline in capital inflows across all five major sectors of the blockchain industry: decentralized finance (DeFi), centralized finance (CeFi), nonfungible tokens (NFTs), infrastructure and Web3. The first half of 2022 brought in just under $30 billion of investment, while