Daily Archives: Feb 15, 2024

FinCEN Finds Increased Cryptocurrency Involvement in Human Trafficking

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released an analysis that reports an alleged increase in the use of cryptocurrency in human trafficking cases. According to FinCEN, reports of cryptocurrency linked to these purposes grew from 336 in 2020...

Pro-Crypto US Attorney Considers Challenging Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts Senate Race

John Deaton, a U.S. lawyer known for his pro-crypto stance, is reportedly considering a run against Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Republicans are eager to nominate a formidable candidate against Warren. This strategy could compel her to concentrate on...

First Lunar New Year Verse Scratcher Jackpots Hits for 8,888,888 VERSE

Fortune smiled upon a lucky winner this Lunar New Year as the Bitcoin.com Verse Team announced a major jackpot hit on their decentralized app, the Lunar New Year Scratcher. With every ticket offering an equal shot at the jackpot,...

Bitcoin’s Latest Difficulty Retarget Jumps 8.24%: Miners Navigate the Toughest Mining Landscape Yet

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has hit an unprecedented peak, marking the most significant jump of 2024. On Thursday, at the milestone of block 830,592, the network experienced its fourth adjustment this year with a sharp 8.24% uptick. Bitcoin Mining Difficulty...

Rockwallet Steps in to Adopt Wyre’s Customers Following Shutdown

According to the crypto payments company Wyre, based in San Francisco, which ceased operations in June 2023, the multi-currency self-custodial wallet platform Rockwallet has taken over Wyre’s entire customer base. On Thursday, Rockwallet announced it has been reaching out...

Bitcasino.io Player Strikes Gold Twice, Securing $4.5M in Winnings

PRESS RELEASE. February 15, 2024, London, UK — In a remarkable story one Bitcasino.io player has won a huge jackpot and another big win in the space of a few weeks, earning a massive $4.5 million dollars. Bets were...

Nexo Partners With Sift for Enhanced Digital Asset Fraud Protection

The digital asset firm Nexo has announced its partnership with Sift, aiming to upgrade its fraud prevention mechanisms. The collaboration between the duo is expected to streamline and secure the user experience for Nexo’s customer base, which exceeds six...

Quicknode Enhances Blockchain Infrastructure With Zksync Hyperchain Support

Quicknode, a leading blockchain infrastructure provider, has officially expanded its offerings to include support for Zksync hyperchains, enhancing its custom chains solution portfolio. This development introduces a new level of scalability and privacy for businesses leveraging blockchain technology, facilitated...

Craig Wright’s Satoshi Claims Challenged in Intense UK Court Cross-Examination

Craig Wright, the Australian computer scientist claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, faced a rigorous week-long cross-examination. The proceedings, which unfolded in the U.K. High Court, saw Wright defending his assertion against the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) and a...

Solana Mobile Processed Over $20 Million in Payments Using USDC With No Processing Fees

Solana Mobile, Solana Labs’ smartphone subsidiary, processed over $20 million in payments in alliance with Shopify and USDC, the second-largest dollar-pegged stablecoin. Anatoly Yakovenko, a co-founder of Solana Labs, explained that 51% of Chapter 2’s payments were completed using...

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Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs would be approved in Hong Kong on Monday: Bloomberg

Hong Kong, the fifth largest monetary market on the earth, could be able to approve spot ETFs for bitcoin...