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Crypto’s Comedy of Errors: 2 Out of 5 Richest Whales Stranded Without Access

Arkham’s latest data revealed that the top five identified crypto whales with publicly known wallet addresses collectively hold approximately $3.5 billion in digital assets. A few sit on a digital treasure trove but have no way to access it. Locked Out of Crypto Fortune This list features some of the most prominent names in the industry, with figures like TRON’s Justin Sun, LHV Bank’s Rain Lõhmus, Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, German-born programmer and former Ripple CTO Stefan...

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HTX Withdraws Hong Kong License Application

The Virtual Asset Trading Platform (VATP) is a license provided by the government of Hong Kong that allows crypto exchanges to operate within the bounds of the region. Although the license has been available for several years now, only two exchanges – HashKey and OSL – are currently in possession of one. A number of applicants have been on the waitlist for a while – including HTX, formerly known as Huobi, until yesterday, when the firm withdrew its application. Earlier Plans...

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Will Justin Sun Join the Memecoin Mania With This TRON-Based Version?

Memecoins are a part of the cryptocurrency industry to be reckoned with, given the emergence of countless such assets and the impressive performance of a few. Just for reference, there are two such tokens within the top 20 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap. Although both are dog-based and the OG one has a decade-long history in the crypto market, while the other began as a spin-off, the current cycle has seen the launch of a new breed, including the likes of PEPE, WIF,...

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BitTorrent (BTT) Explodes by 100% In Hours Following Broader Market Rally

TL;DR BitTorrent (BTT) exploded by a whopping 100% in the past few hours. This follows a broader market increase where numerous cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Solana (SOL), and Cardano (ADA), experienced significant gains, with Bitcoin reaching $44,000 for the first time in 19 months and others hitting yearly peaks. Catching Crypto’s Green Wave Numerous crypto assets are well in the green today (December 6), with Bitcoin (BTC), Ether...

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USDC Stablecoin Issuer Circle Rejects Accusations of Facilitating Illicit Financing

Stablecoin issuer Circle has dismissed false claims of facilitating illicit financing activities. In a letter addressed to US Senators Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren, the company also said it does not provide banking services to Justin Sun, the Tron Foundation, or HTX (formerly known as Huobi Global). In February 2023, Circle terminated all accounts belonging to Sun and companies associated with him. “False” Claims of Illicit Financing In response to a previous letter...

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CZ Released from Custody on $175M Bond after Guilty Plea

Besides the fines Changpeng Zhao will pay, Binance has also agreed to pay $4.3 billion to the United States Department of Justice (DoJ). Binance founder Changpeng Zhao (CZ) has been released from custody after agreeing to a personal recognizance bond of $175 million. Mr Zhao pled guilty to accusations by federal officials that he violated the Bank Secrecy Act. According to the prosecutors, Binance and CZ knowingly allowed US customers on the platform without conducting proper KYC and AML...

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