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Businessman Scammed Out of $400K in Crypto, 3 Arrested in Hong Kong

Three individuals have been arrested by the Hong Kong police suspected of defrauding a businessman out of HK$3.11 million, worth around $399,000, in crypto assets by offering him three bundles of counterfeit HK$1,000 banknotes. The officers reportedly confiscated 10,978 fake HK$1,000 banknotes during a raid on the Mong Kok office, where the fraudulent transaction took place last week. Cryptocurrency Fraud Bust A source told the South China Morning Post that the 44-year-old...

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State Street Is Exploring a Stablecoin and Tokenized Deposits Launch: Report

State Street Corp., a Boston-based major player in traditional finance, is exploring the launch of its own stablecoin and tokenized deposits to improve payment settlement using blockchain technology. According to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday, the bank has been actively making efforts to integrate into the crypto space. State Street Is Pushing for Digital Expansion In addition to the ongoing stablecoin efforts, State Street wants to participate in digital-cash consortium...

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Trump and Bitcoin: How Institutional Bets on $100K December Calls Could Shape the Market

Despite the lower spot price overnight, data suggests considerable institutional interest in December 2024 $100,000 calls. This indicates an even stronger confidence in a year-end rally for the world’s largest crypto, particularly as the likelihood of former US President Donald Trump’s victory rises. Sizeable Institutional Interest In its latest update, crypto trading firm, QCP Capital said that Bitcoin price action has been resilient despite ongoing challenges such as the...

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Bybit Bitcoin and USDT Holdings Surge According to 12th Proof of Reserves Report

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange – Bybit – has released its 12th proof of reserve (PoR) report, which highlights significant changes in user asset holdings compared to the previous month. The current PoR revealed a Bitcoin reserve ratio of 107%, Ether’s at 105%, and Tether’s at 103%. Bybit’s 12th PoR The report shows that Bybit’s wallets held 48,298 BTC against a user balance of 44,872 BTC as of July 10th. The exchange’s wallets also contain 438,107 ETH and...

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Arthur Hayes’ Maelstrom Launches Bitcoin Grant Program to Boost Technical Development

BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes’ crypto investment fund Maelstrom announced the launch of the Bitcoin Grant Program that aims to help with the technical development of the largest blockchain network. The focus will also be to improve its resilience, scalability, censorship resistance, and privacy characteristics. On its official website, Maelstrom said that it can support Bitcoin developers and is committed to an “open and transparent grant process.” Bitcoin Grant Program to...

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Trump’s Crypto Pivot Wins Over 13% of Formerly Skeptical Republican Voters: Paradigm Poll

Bitcoin and, by extension, cryptocurrencies have never been more relevant to voters than in the 2024 presidential election. A new poll funded by crypto-focused investment firm Paradigm showed that 13% of Republicans who originally did not intend to vote for Donald Trump had a more positive view of him after he reversed his previous stance on the asset and positioned himself as a proponent of the industry. Trump’s Crypto Conversion Sways Reluctant Republicans As Trump...

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Bitcoin ETF Inflows Hit 5-Week High as Spot Markets’ Recovery Continues

The total inflow to the ten U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs reached $310 million, or 5,361 BTC, on Friday, July 12. This is the largest inflow to the derivatives products since June 5, according to Farside Investors. Moreover, it is the sixth consecutive day of positive flows, indicating that institutional investors have been buying the bottom of the recent market correction. The total inflow for the past week has topped a billion dollars, and the products have not seen an outflow...

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Bull or Bear Phase? CryptoQuant Says Bitcoin Is at a Pivotal Point

Bitcoin (BTC) is currently at a critical point that could determine whether its price will bottom out or decline further in a correction like that seen in the summer of 2021. While some metrics suggest that the leading crypto asset has reached the bottom of its latest correction, others signal that there could be more bloodshed and pain for market participants. Bitcoin at Pivotal Point CryptoQuant’s latest weekly crypto report says bitcoin’s price may take a little longer to...

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Bitcoin Mining Contributing to Massive Electricity Theft in Malaysia: Report

According to a report by a Malaysian news outlet, MalayMail, Bitcoin and crypto mining operations were mostly responsible for the massive electricity theft in the country between 2018 and 2023. Despite the crackdown, crypto mining and general services are not illegal in the Asian country. Bitcoin Mining Using Stolen Energy Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir, the Deputy Minister for the Energy Transition and Water Transformation docket in Malaysia, noted that between 2018 and 2023,...

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Only Half of Crypto Investors Remain Bullish: CoinGecko Survey

According to a recent survey by CoinGecko, only about half of investors are actually bullish about the current crypto market. The study, which featured 2,558 people, was conducted over the last two weeks, from June 25 to July 8. Crypto Investors Lead Bullish Outlook The CoinGecko report highlights that 49.3% of crypto participants are still optimistic about the market’s future. This is despite the crypto market’s downward trend following the post-halving rally. Among these...

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