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PayPal applies for NFT marketplace patent for on- or off-chain asset trading

PayPal has applied for a patent for a trading system for nonfungible tokens incorporating advanced features such as tokenization and off-chain utility.

3 reasons why Bitcoin miners are selling BTC — and why it’s not capitulation

Sure, Bitcoin miners are selling their rewards, but it’s not necessarily bearish.

The Metaverse is real: Zuck’s ‘incredible’ photorealistic tech wows crypto Twitter

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled “incredible” hyper-realistic metaverse avatars during a podcast with computer scientist Lex Fridman.

IBM, Microsoft, others form post-quantum cryptography coalition

IBM Quantum, Microsoft, SanboxAQ, the University of Waterloo, MITRE and PQShield have formed a post-quantum encryption coalition to help the world deal with the quantum future.

Crypto exchange Kraken plans move into US stock trading: Report

Kraken, a U.S.-based crypto exchange, is reportedly planning to launch a division in 2024 dealing in stock and ETF trading services.

Do Kwon says SEC’s extradition request is impossible

Do Kwon’s legal team has pushed back on the SEC’s request to depose him in the United States, saying it is impossible due to his detention in Montenegro.

Ethereum futures ETFs could start trading next week — Bloomberg analyst

Ethereum futures exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may be given the go-ahead by the SEC in early October, according to Bloomberg analysts.

Binance urges users to convert euros to USDT after Paysafe debank

Binance has urged all Paysafe users to convert their Euros into USDT as it suspends spot trading for the fiat currency.

US Treasury sanctions Ethereum wallet tied to cartel over ‘illicit fentanyl trafficking’

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has added a Mexican national in control of an Ethereum wallet to its list of sanctioned entities.

US Federal Reserve Banks say stablecoins could ‘become a source of financial instability’

The Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and New York published a staff report on Sept. 26 comparing stablecoins, such as USDT and USDC, to money market funds.

Circle launches native euro stablecoin on Stellar

The euro is the world’s second most traded fiat currency and is the official currency of the eurozone.

US lawmakers call on SEC chair to approve spot Bitcoin ETFs ‘immediately’

SEC Chair Gary Gensler may face tough questions from four U.S. lawmakers on spot Bitcoin ETFs during a Sept. 27 hearing.

6th Swiss bank joins SDX crypto exchange

Hypothekarbank Lenzburg will get the ability to trade various digital securities types on the blockchain-based platform, including digital bonds and digital equities.

Argentinian oil company to start mining crypto with gas power leftovers

Given the absence of infrastructure to consume the gas, being released in the process, it decided to explore crypto mining as a strategic choice to consume it.

CIA to build its own ChatGPT-style AI bot for investigations: Report

The tool will allow users to see the source of information it gathers and include a chat feature through which agents can chat with the machine to provide specific answers.

NASA plans to prove its next Moon landing is real using blockchain

NASA and partners Isle of Man and Lonestar are gearing up for the next leg of the Artemis project with plans to set up an off-planet data center that's verified on-chain.

MetaMask ‘glitch’ caused opBNB recommended fees to be too high: Report

opBNB is an optimistic rollup layer-2 of Ethereum launched on September 13.

Optimism OP token slips 10% in week ahead of $30M token unlock

The price of Optimism’s native OP token fell as far as 10% in the leadup to a scheduled token unlock but has since regained ground.

Bitcoin Ordinals creator Casey Rodarmor pitches BRC-20 alternative ‘Runes’

Ordinals creator Casey Rodarmor has proposed Runes, a new, UTXO-based fungible token alternative to the BRC-20 token standard.

Ben ‘BitBoy’ Armstrong arrested on livestream over Lambo dispute

Crypto influencer Ben Armstrong has been arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia, following a Lamborghini-fueled rant outside of the house of a former associate.

Vitalik wallet sends 400 ETH worth $600K to Coinbase

Blockchain analytics highlights several ETH transfers from wallets linked to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, totaling $3.9 million over the past 10 days.

US gov’t shutdown looms — 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week

Bitcoin lines up BTC price triggers for the last week of September as the U.S. risks a government shutdown.

Tether reportedly shuts USDT redemption for some Singapore customer groups

X users highlighted Tether’s recent change in terms of service comes amid a major crypto money laundering scandal in Singapore.

Arbitrum DAO takes $56M of unclaimed ARB as airdrop deadline ends

The Arbitrum Foundation has officially added the unclaimed ARB tokens from the Arbitrum airdrop to its treasury.

MicroStrategy buys $147M worth of Bitcoin, now holds 158K BTC

MicroStrategy co-founder Michael Saylor announced another major Bitcoin purchase by the firm, bringing its entire holdings to 158,245 BTC.

Coinbase Registers as Crypto Exchange and Wallet Provider in Spain

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase has obtained a registration in Spain that will allow it to offer a range of services for digital assets.

Terra Classic community elects to cease USTC minting

In a recent proposal, the Terra Classic community voted to stop allowing the minting and reminting of USTC to encourage exchanges to begin disposing of USTC coins.

ZK-Rollup Coin Sector's Value Plummets by 46% in 7 Months

The ZK-rollup coin economy has dive-bombed 46% lower over the past seven months in 2023 losing $6.32 billion.

Coinbase holds 5% of all Bitcoin in existence: Data

Arkham Intelligence identified 36 million deposit and holding addresses used for BTC by Coinbase.

Crypto investment firm CoinShares opens hedge fund division for US investors

European crypto asset manager CoinShares is launching a hedge fund division in the United States, citing growing demand for crypto investment solutions.

Bitcoin miners double down on efficiency and renewable energy at the World Digital Mining Summit

Bitcoin mining efficiency, a pivot to using renewable energy and the debut of the Antminer S21 was the primary focus of Bitmain’s WDMS event in Hong Kong.

Coinbase CEO warns against AI regulation, calls for decentralization

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, said there was a “golden age of innovation” on software and the internet because it was not regulated.

Tether acquires stake in Bitcoin miner Northern Data, hinting at AI collaboration

Following an announcement in which Northern Data said it had reached an agreement with Tether to acquire Damoon, the stablecoin issuer said it had invested an undisclosed amount.

Uniswap launches educational platform with DoDAO

Uniswap is currently one of the most active decentralized exchanges.

EU Parliament research recommends non-EU nations tighten crypto regulation

On Sept. 18, the Malta Financial Services Authority began a public consultation over changes in its crypto regulations to better align with the upcoming MiCA regulations.

Core Scientific seals $77M Bitmain deal for 27K Bitcoin mining rigs

The two crypto mining companies have also agreed to work together to upgrade Bitmain’s last-generation miners hosted at Core Scientific’s data centers to further increase the firm’s productivity.

Discord crypto trading bot shuts down after ‘critical exploit’

The project's social channels and website have since been shut down.

Meta launches metaverse game, Bitcoin Ordinals creator proposes numbering change: Nifty Newsletter

The United States SEC has recently charged the NFT collection Stoner Cats with offering unregistered securities.

US Democrats speak up for CBDC global leadership, Republicans fear ‘dark side’

The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee considered Rep. Tom Emmer’s CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act on Sept. 20.

Crypto exchange Kraken ‘disappointed’ over regulator proceedings in Australia

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has sued Bit Trade, the provider for Kraken in Australia over its margin trading product.

Tether stablecoin loans rise in 2023 despite downsizing announcement in 2022

Tether’s secured loans were always shrouded in controversy due to a lack of transparency on the collateral and the borrowers.

Bitcoin Adoption Fund launched by Japan’s $500B Nomura bank

The institutional Bitcoin investment vehicle for investors in Japan comes at a time when there is a long unprecedented wait for the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the United States.

Chamber of Digital Commerce launches Digital Power Network miners’ coalition

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a U.S. cryptocurrency advocacy group, has launched Digital Power Network to represent the interest of crypto miners.

Citigroup Unveils Citi Token Services for Cash Management and Trade Finance

Citigroup has announced the creation and piloting of Citi Token Services for cash management and trade finance.

SEC accuses Binance of noncooperation, court unseals case documents: Law Decoded

The SEC pushes hard as Binance.US lays off a third of its staff and top executives quit.

Decentralized sensors to combat noise pollution hit the blockchain

According to the network’s co-founders, the places with the most data points are currently Europe, North America and Southeast Asia, with developing countries having...

UK House of Lords passes bill to seize stolen crypto

The bill also aims to set provisions for corporate transparency and overseas business registrations.

Tether authorizes $1B USDT to ‘replenish’ Tron network

Tether has created $1 billion worth of “authorized but not issued” USDT to replenish the Tron network for future issuance requests and chain swaps.

3 steps crypto investors can take to avoid hacks by the Lazarus Group

Want to avoid being hacked by the Lazarus Group? Cointelegraph explores how crypto investors can improve their operational security.

9 US senators publicly back Elizabeth Warren’s crypto bill

Among the bill’s new supporters are the chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.