[ad_1] June was a tough month for Binance, as it faced stress tests worldwide after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against the crypto exchange and its leadership.In a nutshell, over the past 30 days, the Belgian financial regulator ordered Binance to cease all crypto services, the exchange failed to obtain a license in the Netherlands, Binance’s Brazil head has been subpoenaed to appear before
[ad_1] According to a June 30 report by Web3 security firm Beosin, the total value of cryptocurrencies lost in scams, hacks, and rug pulls amounted to $656 million during the first quarter of 2023. This includes the loss of $471.43 million in 108 protocol attacks, $108 million in various phishing scams, and $75.87 million over 110 rug pulls. For hacks, the amount represented a significant decrease over H1 2022 and
[ad_1] Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you the most significant developments from the past week.The second quarter of 2023 saw over $208 million exploited and hacked from DeFi protocols, and with just $4.5 million of funds recovered, total losses to exploits were over $204 million.The DeFi ecosystem is an ever-growing industry with billions of dollars in
[ad_1] Polygon Labs, creator of the Polygon (MATIC) network, has proposed an architecture for its forthcoming “Polygon 2.0” project. The team suggested in a June 29 blog post that the new project should be made up of four different ‘layers,’ which will combine to create a web of networks ultimately connected to each other through Ethereum. If approved by validators, Polygon 2.0 will also feature an aggregator that makes bridge
[ad_1] The crypto space has been in an uneven state around the world, with Web3 startups flourishing in the Middle East and Asia, while North American crypto entrepreneurs face challenges under tough macroeconomic and regulatory conditions, according to Animoca Brands CEO Yat Siu. Speaking with Cointelegraph at the Collision Conference, in Toronto, Siu highlighted the main differences between the environment for crypto businesses worldwide, stressing that it is not "as bad
[ad_1] According to a report by local news outlet Digital Asset, South Korean crypto lending firm Delio is currently under investigation by the country's Financial Services Commission (FSC) as of June 30. The Commission alleges fraud, embezzlement, and breach of trust related to Delio's unilateral decision to suspend users' deposits and withdrawals on June 14. During an extraordinary investors' meeting on June 17, Jung Sang-ho explained that the firm would resume
[ad_1] Cryptocurrencies must reach mass adoption to unlock their maximum potential as a network technology and their value as financial assets. As with other technologies, the adoption of crypto follows a classic bell curve: Starting from a small number of innovators, it grows as early adopters embrace it, moving into mass adoption as it expands to the early and late majority. Finally, it reaches those lagging behind in its final phase.
[ad_1] There is no doubt that BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) application — and the flood of contenders that followed — has buoyed the bulls. It could signal the winds of change in the regulatory sphere, they say. It could bring Bitcoin exposure to the masses, they holler. While there might be some truth in these statements, we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
[ad_1] There may be a longer wait for a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) labeled investment managers' recent applications inadequate.According to the Wall Street Journal, the securities regulator told the Nasdaq and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) that their filings are not "sufficiently clear and comprehensive." These exchanges represent asset managers in the filing of the financial product.In
[ad_1] AdvertismentManchester, UK, June 30th, 2023, Chainwire Manchester City and OKX, one of the leading crypto exchanges by trading volume and a leading Web3 technology company, today announced OKX as the Club’s Official Sleeve Partner in a new multi-year agreement. As part of the expanded deal, the OKX brand will feature on the left sleeve of both the men’s and women’s first team playing kits and will retain its position