Category: ether

Wormhole Adds Binance Smart Chain Support to Network Bridge

Wormhole Adds Binance Smart Chain Support to Network Bridge

During the first week of September, the Wormhole Network’s ethereum ↔ solana bridge was introduced to the Solana community and the following week, developers released a bi-directional connection for blockchain non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles. On Monday, the Wormhole dev team revealed it has added Binance Smart Chain support to the token and NFT bridge platform. […]

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Beltracchi’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ — Notorious Art Forger Banned from Selling at Galleries Steps Into the NFT Game

Beltracchi’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ — Notorious Art Forger Banned from Selling at Galleries Steps Into the NFT Game

While the world of non-fungible token (NFT) assets continues to swell, the notorious artist and art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi has joined the NFT industry with a collection of NFTs called “The Greats.” Beltracchi is well known for admitting that he forged hundreds of paintings and sold the artworks in the name of the original famed […]

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Ether whale Andrew Keys on building products in an uncertain regulatory environment

Ether whale Andrew Keys on building products in an uncertain regulatory environment

DARMA Capital’s Andrew Keys is a believer in the disruptive power of Ethereum, but he’s also concerned that regulators may stand in the way of it. Digital Asset Risk Management Advisors, or DARMA for short, is an investment firm with more than $1 billion of assets under management. DARMA currently holds over 10,000 validators at […]

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Ethereum Developer Pleads Guilty For Aiding North Korea

Virgil Griffith, a former Ethereum developer who was also famous as “Chinese Vitalik” has pled guilty for violating sanctions against North Korea. The former developer has pled guilty on one charge of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Sentencing in the case would be done in January 2022 and Griffith could be […]

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Why BTG Pactual is launching a crypto platform

Why BTG Pactual is launching a crypto platform

Brazil-based BTG Pactual, Latin America’s biggest investment bank, is launching its own crypto asset platform that will initially support bitcoin and ether trading. The platform will be called Mynt and allow customers to purchase bitcoin and ether, BTG Pactual’s Head of Digital Assets André Portilho tells The Block. Eventually, the platform will support other digital […]

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US Sanctions Russian Crypto Broker Suex for Laundering Millions in Illicit Funds

US Sanctions Russian Crypto Broker Suex for Laundering Millions in Illicit Funds

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted Suex, a cryptocurrency broker based in Russia, for its money laundering activities. The platform is suspected of processing hundreds of millions of dollars in crypto transactions related to scams, ransomware attacks, darknet markets, and the infamous BTC-e exchange. OFAC Adds Russian Crypto OTC Exchange Suex to Blacklist The Office […]

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Avalanche Defi Platform Vee Finance Attacked — $35 Million in ETH, BTC Siphoned

Avalanche Defi Platform Vee Finance Attacked — $35 Million in ETH, BTC Siphoned

On September 21, 2021, an Avalanche-based decentralized finance (defi) platform Vee Finance announced that it suffered from an incident that siphoned 8,804 ether and 213 bitcoin out of the system. The team has suspended the defi platform contracts and stressed that the stablecoins have not been “affected by the attack.” Defi Project Vee Finance Suffers […]

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$30M in ETH on the move after authorities confirm arrest of WEX exchange founder

$30M in ETH on the move after authorities confirm arrest of WEX exchange founder

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Polish authorities had arrested Dmitri Vasiliev, the founder of crypto exchange WEX, in Warsaw. Yesterday, as authorities officially confirmed that Vasiliev was in custody, $30 million in ether (ETH) started moving out of a wallet associated with WEX.  However, it appears that the actual handling of the funds could […]

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JPMorgan Strategist Estimates Ether’s Fair Value at $1,500 Amid Competition From ‘Ethereum Killers’

JPMorgan Strategist Estimates Ether’s Fair Value at $1,500 Amid Competition From ‘Ethereum Killers’

A strategist at JPMorgan stated that ether’s fair value is way lower than its current price. According to a set of measurements based on network activity, he calculated ether’s value at $1,500, 55% lower than its market price. One of the reasons argued for this assessment, is that Ethereum is not so unique anymore, and […]

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Ethereum After 1559: Network Participants Burn Over 300,000 Ether Worth More Than $1 Billion

Ethereum After 1559: Network Participants Burn Over 300,000 Ether Worth More Than $1 Billion

On August 5, 2021, the Ethereum network and its participants successfully completed the highly anticipated London upgrade, which saw the implementation of the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP)-1559. Since then, 303,681 ether worth more than a billion U.S. dollars have been burned. More Than 300K Ether Burned Following EIP-1559 More than a billion dollars worth of […]

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