Weekly Digest Hot Altcoin events
Last week’s Hot Altcoin events
Apple is now allowing for apps selling NFTs to be installed and sold via its App Store. However, many are focusing on Apple’s 30% cut of each transaction.
Meta has announced that everyone on Instagram and Facebook can now share their digital collectibles in the US.
BlackRock launches ETF in Europe with blockchain and crypto company exposure.
South Korea said Interpol requested law enforcement worldwide to locate and arrest Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon.
South Korean prosecutors are moving to freeze assets linked to Do Kwon. Prosecutors sent requests to crypto exchanges KuCoin and OKX to freeze a total of 3,313 Bitcoins, worth about $67 million at current prices, that had been moved to the venues from a wallet linked to Kwon’s Luna Foundation Guard.
MicroStrategy is looking to recruit a software engineer to build a Lightning Network-based SaaS platform.
Celsius Network CEO Alex Mashinsky has submitted his letter of resignation.
FTX US won the auction for the assets of bankrupt crypto brokerage Voyager Digital. The agreement is valued at about $1.4 billion.
Sam Bankman-Fried is considering bidding for the assets of bankrupt lender Celsius Network, according to a person familiar with his deal-making.
Binance is seeking a license to operate in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter.
Binance has successfully registered as a Financial Service Provider with the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and has officially launched Binance New Zealand.
European fintech unicorn Revolut has won registration from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to offer crypto services in the UK.
Crypto.com has received a regulatory approval in France.
Pantera Capital plans to raise $1.25 billion for its second blockchain fund.
Uniswap Labs is engaging with a number of investors including Polychain and one of Singapore’s sovereign funds to raise an equity round of $100 million to $200 million at a valuation of about $1 billion, two of the sources said, who like others requested anonymity sharing private information.
Fasanara Capital – the London-based asset management and technology platform that has backed two of Europe’s fastest growing fintech unicorns – is announcing the launch of a $350m VC fund dedicated to finding the next-generation of global fintech and Web3 pioneers.
Chinese crypto billionaire Jihan Wu is setting up a $250 million fund to buy distressed assets from Bitcoin miners, as the industry reels from this year’s steep drop in digital-asset prices.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is expecting to complete its central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot by mid-2023, according to a white paper.
The Walt Disney Company is looking to hire a transaction lawyer to explore emerging technology opportunities, including NFTs, working at an “accelerated and aggressive timeline,” according to a job posting on LinkedIn.
Ripple is looking for individuals passionate about Web3 to join its team.
State securities regulators in California and several other states took action against Nexo Group, calling the company’s Earn Interest Product an unregistered security.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched the Crypto Sustainability Coalition, an initiative dedicated to assessing the role of Web3 technologies in the fight against climate change.
Stanford University researchers have come up with a prototype for “reversible transactions” on Ethereum. The proposal was put together by blockchain researchers from Stanford, including Wang, Dan Boneh and Qinchen Wang, and it outlines “opt-in token standards that are siblings to ERC-20 and ERC-721” dubbed ERC-20R and ERC-721R.
Robinhood has released the beta version of its Web3 wallet, with Polygon as its first supported blockchain.
A hacker has stolen $950,000 in ether from a crypto wallet via the same vanity address exploit linked to an attack on trading firm Wintermute last week. The hacker stole 732 ETH on Sept. 25 and sent it directly to the sanctioned cryptocurrency mixing service Tornado Cash, according to PeckShield citing on-chain data.