Crypto whales pumped Bitcoin price rally by $1.6 billion buy

    According to blockchain data firm CryptoQuant, between 13:11 and 13:16 UTC Wednesday, a small group of people purchased the massive amount of Bitcoin on the spot market on centralized exchanges. But why the crypto whales placed Bitcoin buying orders of nearly $1.6 billion in a few minutes on an exchange instead of an over-the-counter desk…

    SEC threatens to sue Coinbase over new crypto product

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has warned that it will sue Coinbase if it launches a new product Lend that allows users to earn interest by lending their crypto holdings. Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong labeled the agency’s aggressive actions “really sketchy behavior.” According to Bloomberg, the U.S.’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange said it received a…

    Bitcoin falls over 9%, causing delays and malfunctions on Coinbase

    Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, fell on Tuesday more than 17% to $43,000 before paring some losses to trade down 9.2% at $47,140. Smaller rival Ethereum coin plunged 12 %. Shares of major cryptocurrency exchanges also fell as crypto stocks were hit by trading platform outages. Although Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency in the world…

    Coinbase users are frustrated over customer support after hackers drain crypto wallets

    A growing number of users of the popular crypto exchange Coinbase have found their accounts on the platform empty after hackers managed to gain access to them and drain their cryptocurrency wallets. According to a Tuesday CNBC investigation, thousands of customers across the country have lodged complaints against the company. One couple, for example, logged…

    The world’s second-largest stablecoin to be 100% backed by cash and US Treasuries

    Circle, an issuer of the world’s second-largest stablecoin USDC, has announced plans to be 100% backed by cash and short-term U.S. Treasuries by September. The company’s most recent attestation showed USDC’s $22 billion supply was backed by only 61% cash and cash equivalents. “Mindful of community sentiment, our commitment to trust and transparency, and an…

    Ethereum volume tops Bitcoin on Coinbase, while DeFi, NFTs gain popularity

    Ethereum became the most traded cryptocurrency on the Coinbase exchange during the three months through June, while investors explored the world of decentralized finance. It accounted for 26% of Coinbase’s trading volume in the second quarter. Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, shared for 26% of the trading volume on Coinbase, compared to…