Last week’s Hot Altcoin events
Mastercard will launch a new product called Crypto Secure that helps banks assess the risk of crime associated with crypto merchants on its network. The service is powered by CipherTrace, a blockchain security startup Mastercard acquired last year.
Visa is teaming up with global crypto exchange FTX to offer debit cards in 40 countries with a focus on Latin America, Asia and Europe.
McDonald’s starts to accept Bitcoin and Tether in the 63,000-populated city of Lugano in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.
ShopNEXT partners with Visa to launch the first-ever Web3 Loyalty Platform.
Binance opens two offices in Brazil in a move to expand in the country and to grow crypto adoption in Latin America.
Binance got a license to operate in Kazakhstan.
South Korea’s foreign ministry asked Do Kwon to return his passport within 14d, and if not returned, the passport will be administratively invalidated.
Warner Music Group (WMG) is continuing to expand its Web3 strategy, evident in its latest job posting for a senior director for metaverse development.
The EU’s landmark Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation passed in the European Council. The legislation will need to pass through an additional vote in the European Parliament next week.
Telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, parent company of T-Mobile, has announced that it will run a validator to support Ethereum staking.
Dubai-based telecom operator du and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) announced they will venture into the metaverse.
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a policy speech that the country’s plans for investing in digital transformation include non-fungible tokens (NFT) and metaverse services.
Alex Mashinsky, the founder and former CEO of Celsius Network, removed $10 million from the now bankrupt crypto lender weeks before Celsius halted customer withdrawals in June.
NYDIG has raised $720 million for its Institutional Bitcoin Fund.
MakerDAO is shifting $500 million worth of the token to the fixed-income obligations.
Label Foundation will launch the NFT Marketplace on the 11th October.
Kim Kardashian has paid $1.26 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle charges relating to her promotion of EthereumMax. Kardashian also agreed not to promote any cryptocurrencies for three years.
A cross-chain bridge BSC Token Hub was hacked for $100M. Binance has asked all validators to temporarily suspend BSC.