Trial of former BitMEX executives set for next March

18 months after charges were filed, BitMEX executives will head to trial. The money laundering trial for the former executives of U.S. cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has been scheduled for March 28, 2022. On May 11, New York District Judge John Koeltl set the trial date for former BitMEX executives CEO Arthur Hayes, co-founder Benjamin Delo, and chief technology officer Samuel Reed. The trio are accused of violating the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws. Additionally, BitMEX’s head of business development, Gregory Dwyer, is also facing charges but has yet…

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Yearn Finance surges 45% as it joins dog pack with WOOFY

Yearn Finance is up nearly 45% in 24 hours, and it appears to be thanks to the team’s new dog token offering a bi-directional peg to YFI. Despite Dogecoin retracing from its all-time highs above $0.70, dog tokens continue to attract astonishing levels of popularity, with DeFi “blue-chip” Yearn Finance emerging as arguably the most prominent team seeking to cash in on the canine meme coin craze with the launch of its WOOFY token. But the YFI fans jumping in early may not have fully understood the coin’s utility which…

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Ethereum Price to Hit $19,842 by 2025 According to 35 Experts

Thirty-five experts have come together to predict the price of ethereum. On average, they expect the price of ether to hit $19,842 by 2025. The majority of panelists say now is the time to buy ethereum while 28% say to hodl. Experts See Price of Ether Reaching Almost $20K by 2025 The “Finder Cryptocurrency Predictions 2021” which was updated Monday predicts that the price of ether will be nearly $20K by 2025 according to 35 experts on Finder’s cryptocurrency panel. The report says: By 2025, the panel expects Ethereum to…

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Goldman Sachs Executive Reportedly Resigns After Making Millions Investing in Dogecoin

A Goldman Sachs executive has reportedly resigned from the investment bank after he made a fortune investing in dogecoin. The meme cryptocurrency is touted by a growing number of celebrities, including the Dogefather Elon Musk and Mark Cuban. Goldman Sachs Executive Quits After Making Millions in Cryptocurrency Aziz McMahon, a managing director at Goldman Sachs in the U.K., has resigned from the investment bank. Goldman confirmed McMahon’s departure to Business Insider but did not provide a reason. However, Efinancialcareers reported that the executive’s departure followed him making millions of dollars…

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100,000 Micro Bitcoin Futures Trade on CME Exchange in First Six Days

More than 100,000 micro bitcoin futures traded on CME in the first six days since launch, the exchange has revealed. CME’s global head of equity index says that this new smaller contract, along with the full-size bitcoin futures, strengthens the exchange’s ability to help a broad array of clients. CME Group, the world’s largest financial derivatives exchange, said Tuesday that more than 100,000 micro bitcoin futures traded on its platform in the first six days of launch. CME is a U.S.-registered designated contract market (DCM) and derivatives clearing organization (DCO),…

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EOS and YFI lead altcoins higher as Bitcoin and Ether bounce from swing lows

YFI, EOS and REV notched double-digit rallies as altcoins capitalized on the oversold bounce in Bitcoin and Ethereum price. The markets were mixed on May 11 as Bitcoin (BTC) recovered from Monday’s drop to $53,000 by bouncing to $56,862 but the digital asset is still finding resistance at the $57,000 level. Ether (ETH) also worked its way back above $4,100 but according to Cointelegraph analyst Marcel Pechman, the bullish sentiment for Ether seen in recent weeks has begun to fade as traders question whether new all-time highs will be sustainable in the…

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The challenges with designing a CBDC, explained

Central bank digital currencies face a tricky trilemma when it comes to ensuring they are well designed. What’s the answer? How can this CBDC design trilemma be overcome? An identity-based, meta-blockchain can achieve all three design goals of identity, privacy and programmability. While blockchain systems can be structurally decentralized, the operation itself can be very much centralized and sequential. The problem lies in how transactions cannot be processed in parallel — and multiple smart contracts cannot be operated simultaneously. A meta-blockchain that can operate smart contracts in parallel could be…

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A Privacy Standard In Bitcoin, And How It Will Protect Bitcoin Users

There exists a security problem inherent to Bitcoin’s transparency that needs to be addressed by the community. Bitcoin has a fungibility issue; it is transparent, which can be both good and bad. Transparency allows everyone to check how many bitcoin are in circulation and to ensure that nobody is cheating. But it also allows bad actors (such as governments) to monitor the chain and compromise users’ privacy. When a new user buys bitcoin using a regulated, know your customer (KYC) exchange, his information (including Bitcoin address, government ID and other…

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E-Commerce Giant Ebay Now Allows NFT Sales Citing ‘Massive Wave of Attention’

Ebay, which has 187 million buyers on its platform, is now allowing the sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the company has announced. Ebay says: “This is only the beginning. This initial rollout will help us learn more about what’s important to our community.” Ebay Updates Policies to Allow Sale of NFTs Ebay Inc. announced Tuesday that sellers can now sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its platform, which currently has about 187 million buyers. “Recently, we’ve seen a massive wave of attention, media coverage, and online conversation around high-end collectibles –…

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Texas house passes crypto-friendly bill, now goes to senate

Governor Greg Abbott has already hinted he is open to signing the bill into law. Members of the Texas House of Representatives have passed a bill which aims to recognize cryptocurrencies under commercial law in the state. In a session of the 87th Texas Legislature today, lawmakers passed a proposed amendment to the state’s Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC, aimed at better adapting commercial law to blockchain innovation and digital asset regulations. First introduced by Representative Tan Parker in March, House Bill 4474 will reportedly help define cryptocurrencies in the UCC.  The bill will…

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