Coinbase could face SEC enforcement action for ‘potential violations of securities law’

[ad_1] Crypto exchange Coinbase said it received a 'Wells Notice' from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission recommending the regulator take enforcement action.In a March 22 blog post, Coinbase said the “legal threat” could potentially target the exchange’s staking program Coinbase Earn, listed digital assets, its wallet, or Coinbase Prime services. A Wells Notice letter typically warns a company that the SEC may follow with an enforcement action, but

eToro raises $250M after terminating SPAC deal

[ad_1] Trading platform eToro has secured $250 million in funding at a $3.5 billion valuation, the company announced on March 21. The Israel-based firm raised capital for the first time since 2018 after failing to go public last year through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger. Participants in the round include ION Group, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Velvet Sea Ventures, and some existing investors. According to eToro, the funding stems

Xapo Bank to enable USDC deposits and withdrawals

[ad_1] Bitcoin custodian and licensed private bank Xapo Bank has partnered with financial technology company Circle to integrate USD Coin (USDC) payment rails as an alternative to SWIFT. Payment rails refer to the infrastructure and technology used to facilitate the movement of funds between parties in a financial transaction. Payment rails come in many forms, including traditional bank wires, credit card networks, and blockchain-based platforms.We are pleased to be the first bank in

Adopting CBDC could destabilize banks, help households, US Treasury study says

[ad_1] Fully integrating a stablecoin or central bank digital currency (CBDC) into the economy would destabilize banks but improve household welfare, a study released by a United States Treasury division has claimed. The harm to banking caused by the digital currencies could be “significant” in times of stress, it found.The Office of Financial Research study considered a theoretical “stable state” in the financial sector, after stablecoin or CBDC had been

Arbitrum’s ARB token signifies the start of airdrop season — Here are 5 to look out for

[ad_1] Arbitrum developers announced an airdrop of its governance token, ARB, to eligible users and DAOs on the Ethereum Layer-2 platform. An average user received around 625 ARB tokens, which corresponds to around $625 to $1,250, according to pre-launch trading prices and popular estimations.The prospect of earning free money has instilled excitement around users looking to hunt the next airdrop opportunity. The airdrop farming activity also benefits the protocols by

SEC files lawsuit against Tron’s Justin Sun and celebrities over crypto securities offering

[ad_1] The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has called for a jury trial against Tron founder Justin Sun for the “orchestration of the unregistered offer and sale, manipulative trading, and unlawful touting of crypto asset securities.”In a March 22 filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the SEC named Sun, the Tron Foundation, the BitTorrent Foundation, and Rainberry over the offer and

Deloitte dives into immersive experiences as more industries turn to Web3

[ad_1] Immersive experiences are already popular in the entertainment, gaming, and fashion industries, but they can also be a tool to address various other corporate needs, like simulating manufacturing operations and training managers to have sensitive conversations. Deloitte made this bet in late February when it announced a partnership with virtual spaces company Vatom to offer immersive experiences for various industries, from companies seeking to boost culture with virtual reality to

Ethereum price at $1.4K was a bargain, and a rally toward $2K looks like the next step

[ad_1] Ether's price (ETH) reached $1,400 on March 10, which proved to be a bargain as the cryptocurrency rallied 27.1% until March 21, at the time of writing. However, the three reasons that supported the price gain, including correlation with tech stocks, its increasing total value locked and its deflationary token economics, all suggest that the path to $2,000 is set in stone. There are numerous explanations for Ether's 19.4% decline

US lawmakers reiterate concerns about ‘sham’ crypto firm audits to PCAOB

[ad_1] United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden have cited the recent collapse of three major banks to call on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to “rein in” audits of crypto firms.In a March 21 letter to Public Company Accounting Oversight Board chair Erica Williams, Warren and Wyden reiterated concerns over “shady audits” of crypto companies the pair raised in January, this time referencing the failures of Silvergate

Bitcoin price whipsaws as Fed says rate hikes may not be ‘appropriate’

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) saw heavy volatility on March 22 as the United States Federal Reserve hinted that it may stop interest rate hikes.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewPowell on rates: "'May' and 'some' instead of 'ongoing'"Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed sharp moves both up and down for BTC/USD as the Fed hiked by an anticipated 25 basis points.During an ongoing press conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell appeared to