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Judge in SEC v. Kraken case suggests he will deny motion to dismiss

In their motion to dismiss, Kraken’s lawyers disputed the legal theory that the exchange was an “ecosystem” for crypto asset securities.

Aptos Labs, NBCUniversal partner for Web3 fan experiences, gaming

More fun is in store for filmgoers like Free Renfield The Game and the Excorcist 3: Believer premiums.

HectorDAO files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US

The decentralized autonomous organization was first impacted by the collapse of the Terra ecosystem in 2022 and suffered $16.4 million in losses.

Winklevoss twins pledge $2M for Trump, claiming Biden waged war on crypto

Tyler Winklevoss claimed that anyone who disagreed that Donald Trump was the pro-crypto choice for U.S. President was “delusional.”

Ethereum options data highlights bears’ plan to keep ETH price under $3.6K

$4 billion worth of Ethereum options are set to expire on June 28, with the balance of forces centered around $3,500.

Nonprofit criticizes Tether in multimillion-dollar ad campaign

Consumers’ Protection will bring negative aspects of Tether to consumer attention with billboards and TV ads.

Italian gov’t to ramp up surveillance of crypto market

The latest draft policy stipulated fines between 5,000 and 5 million euros ($5,400–$5.4 million) for market manipulation and other financial crimes.

Bitcoin’s days below $70K are numbered as traders cite BTC’s swing low as the bottom

A bullish chart pattern has bulls setting $72,000 as the new Bitcoin price target.

macOS of blockchains? Solana captures 60% of new DEX volume in May

Solana’s market share on decentralized exchanges rose from 0% in early 2021 to 24% in May 2024, thanks to a similar approach to Apple’s macOS, said Pantera Capital.

Hashing It Out: Layer-2 challenges and enterprise adoption with LightLink CEO

Roy Hui, co-founder and CEO of LightLink, breaks down what it takes to build a layer-2 platform in a very competitive field — from airdrops to developer engagement and adoption.

Failed House candidate and partner of ex-FTX exec starts crypto think tank

Contributions to Michelle Bond’s 2022 congressional campaign were part of a criminal investigation into her partner, Ryan Salame.

Why did Fetch and SingularityNET AI-tokens just surge 30%?

Both AI tokens Fetch and SingularityNET staged a strong price recovery after a three-month downtrend.

Bitcoin whales blamed as BTC price slips 2.8% after nearing $66.5K

Bitcoin bulls’ hopes are dashed once again as liquidity grabs erase the latest BTC price recovery.

Bernstein analysts expect $200K Bitcoin price by 2025 due to spot BTC ETF flows

Analysts at Bernstein predict Bitcoin price to hit $200,000 by 2025 and $1 million by 2033.

Mirror World CEO on building Solana game engine after $12M raise

The firm currently develops Solana’s only SDK designed to onboard GameFi developers to the blockchain.

‘Rock star complex’ saw Tyler Did It round trip 1K ETH: NFT Collector 

Tyler Warner (Tyler Did It) convinced himself he was a rock star trader in the bull market but failed to hold on to his gains: NFT Collector.

Polkadot’s new proposal to slash unstaking time to 2 days

Polkadot’s new RFC-0092 proposal aims to reduce the unstaking period from 28 days to just two days, enhancing user experience and maintaining network security.

Kraken recovers $3 million from CertiK, ending bug bounty saga

CertiK has returned the funds to the Kraken exchange, putting a happy end to the bug bounty-related saga.

SEC drops Ethereum investigation to avoid ‘embarrassing’ court case

Gary Gensler’s SEC has halted its investigation into whether Ether is a security. What could have motivated the SEC withdrawal, and is the fight over?

1inch partners with Blockaid to combat DeFi fraud and cyber threats

Blockaid CEO Ido Ben-Natan told Cointelegraph that the product allows developers to integrate the solution through an API, avoiding the need to develop security measures from scratch.

AI computing protocol attracts $158M within a week after 'fair launch'

Fair launch tokens could help the industry return to the true ethos of crypto, according to Arweave's founder.

Japanese exchange BitFlyer to acquire FTX Japan

FTX Japan, a Japanese subsidiary of the collapsed FTX exchange, is preparing to return with a new owner after repaying its customers in 2023.

APAC crypto crime spikes amid legal resource shortages: Chainalysis report

APAC’s struggle with increasing crypto crime is exacerbated by a shortage of legal resources and inadequate training for law enforcement.

EasyA announces 1 million devs in ecosystem

The Web3 educational platform also announced a Polkadot education initiative to help onboard new developers to the blockchain network.

MicroStrategy completes $800M note offering to buy more Bitcoin

MicroStrategy completes $800 million convertible note offering to acquire more Bitcoin and for “general corporate purposes.”

BNB Chain activates hard fork, reduces fees

BNB Chain activates the Haber hard fork with BEP-336, introducing blob-carrying transactions to optimize data storage and processing.

Tether and Taipei University boost blockchain and digital asset education

Tether partners with Taipei University to advance blockchain and digital asset education, aiming to equip students with essential knowledge and skills.

Singapore flags digital payment tokens as high-risk in AML landscape

Singapore said digital payment token service providers, also known as virtual asset service providers, stand out as a high-risk category within the financial sector.

Konami partners with Avalanche for Resella NFT platform launch

Konami Digital Entertainment has teamed up with Avalanche to debut Resella, an intuitive NFT platform simplifying NFT creation, issuance and trading.

Bitcoin ETFs legitimized the crypto industry for investors — Storm Partners

The approval of the Bitcoin ETFs has offered investors a welcome sign of relief beyond the first publicly traded Bitcoin-based products.