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Germany’s largest federal bank to offer crypto custody services: Report

The Landesbank Baden-Württemberg will start offering crypto custody services to institutional clients starting in the second half of 2024.

How Solana developers are tackling network congestion challenges

Solana Foundation strategy lead Austin Federa unpacks the reasons for Solana’s recent network congestion issues.

$70K BTC price by the halving? 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week

BTC price volatility is the name of the game this week as macro pressures combine with the incoming Bitcoin halving.

PAXG hit new high on Middle East tensions, raising questions about Bitcoin

Tensions in the Middle East ramped up over the weekend following an Iranian drone and missile attack, which saw the price of PAX Gold and Bitcoin reacting very differently.

Bitcoin miners could dump $5B in BTC after halving: 10x Research

Bitcoin miner selling could last for four to six months after the halving, amounting to as much as $5 billion worth, according to an analyst.

Only 6 altcoins in the top 50 have outperformed Bitcoin this year

The price of Bitcoin has grown 54% since the start of 2024, and only six altcoins from the top 50 have done any better.

John Deaton’s crypto backers help outraise Warren in Senate race

Crypto executives from Ripple, Gemini and Kraken were top bankrollers of John Deaton’s Senate campaign last quarter.

IRS investigation chief expects uptick in crypto tax evasion this year

IRS criminal investigation chief Guy Ficco said his agency has become more aggressive and capable of dealing with crypto-related tax crimes amid tax reporting season.

TradFi firms now prefer public blockchains: Ex-Grayscale exec

Celisa Morin, the head of legal at Reed Smith and a former executive at Grayscale, says traditional financial institutions will likely follow BlackRock’s lead in using public blockchains.

Crypto sleuth warns of scammers behind DeFi protocol

The group has been linked to several rug pulls, among them Magnate, Kokomo, Solfire and Lendora.

Bitcoin price bounce gives BNB, TON, VET and BGB a boost — Will it last?

Bitcoin finds support slightly above $60,000, possibly giving altcoins the green light to move higher in the short term.

VC Roundup: Capital flows and alternative funding models fuel crypto startups

This edition of Cointelegraph’s VC Roundup highlights Monad, Auradine, Sapien, HYCHAIN, Web3Firewall and Alpen Labs.

Nigeria’s Binance crackdown threatens Web3 industry

According to Uwakwe, the head of Nigeria’s crypto intercommunity working group, investors worry about potential repercussions similar to Binance’s fate when investing in local Web3 companies.

Blockchain fraud group shifts $1M to Blast for new schemes

This group has a history of launching numerous projects that attract significant TVL but later abscond with the funds.

Binance executive tracked to Kenya, extradition underway

The Nigerian government is collaborating with Interpol and Kenyan police to bring Arjarwalla back to Nigeria to face charges leveled against him.

Solana open interest sheds nearly $440M as price slumps 11%

Open Interest in Solana is down 21% compared to the previous day as its price dips below levels unseen in over 30 days.

Bitcoin's 'normal drop' leads to $256M longs liquidated — analysts

Traders anticipate further downside, with approximately $1.05 billion in short positions at risk if Bitcoin returns to its price from the previous day.

Altseason on the horizon, SEC targets Uniswap, and BTC halving news: Hodler’s Digest, April 7-13

Altcoin season is just around the corner, SEC pushing Uniswap to court and Bitcoin halving countdown.

Bitcoin nose dive as political tensions escalate in the Middle East

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fall sharply following Iran's attack on Israel.

SEC breaks from past policy guidelines in Uniswap crackdown

The U.S. SEC Wells notice against Uniswap raises questions about consistency in policy enforcement.

Bitcoin dominance hits 3-year high as BTC price dip pressures altcoins

Bitcoin scores an accidental multi-year high as BTC price volatility sends altcoins shooting lower.

GBTC sees $166M outflow despite CEO’s ‘equilibrium’ remark

On the other hand, inflows into Bitcoin ETFs have been minimal, indicating declining investor engagement.

What is restaking, and how to restake Ethereum to boost rewards?

Staking Ethereum refers to using staked Ether on the Ethereum network to support the security of other decentralized protocols at the same time.

Hollywood union deal with music giants guards against AI use

The proposed agreement with record labels mandates consent and compensation before releasing songs featuring digital replicas of artists’ voices.

Coinbase requests interlocutory appeal over SEC's 'controlling question'

Crypto exchange Coinbase argued that a question of law is controlling if its resolution could “significantly affect the conduct of the action.”

Winklevoss twins become co-owners of Bitcoin soccer club, inject $4.5M BTC

The Winklevoss twins are on board with Bitcoin podcaster Peter McCormack's vision to take Real Bedford FC to the English Premier League.

Bitcoin price preps for new highs according to increasing stablecoin issuance data

Stablecoin market caps are rising, hinting that traders believe Bitcoin price will soon follow.

China has a Trojan Horse in US Bitcoin mining infrastructure

China holds an alarming amount of power over Bitcoin miners in the United States. Congress should act to scale back the country's influence.

'China is about to start bidding' — Will Hong Kong Bitcoin ETFs spark the halving rally?

Mega whales with over 10,000 BTC are accumulating ahead of Hong Kong’s approval of the first spot Bitcoin ETFs that could happen next week.

VeChain announces tokenized gloves in partnership with UFC — community responds

The new gloves will contain NFC chips that track fight data and provide blockchain evidence that they are genuine.

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