Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey mints the first ever published tweet on Ethereum service Cent
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has minted the first tweet ever posted on the social media platform on Ethereum-run service, Cent.  Published by Dorsey on March 21, 2006, the tweet, which reads "just setting up my twttr," has already received a bid for $88,888.88 by a user called "@Crypto888crypto."  Cent i...
Crypto project PAID exploited, attacker gains over 2,000 ETH after minting nearly $160M in tokens
PAID Network, a crypto project that utilizes an Ethereum-based token, has suffered a contract exploit, resulting in the minting of nearly $160 million worth of tokens by the attacker. Network data shows that just over 2,000 ETH -- worth roughly $3 million at press time -- was obtained by the attacke...
John McAfee indicted for crypto pump and dump schemes, illegal ICO promotion
John McAfee has been indicted in the Southern District of New York on crypto-related charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District.  The charges include conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy for activity related to h...
Demand for bitcoin exists across Goldman Sachs’ wealth management clientele, says crypto exec
Across the spectrum of clients, from hedge funds to wealthy individuals, Goldman Sachs sees demand for bitcoin, according to Matthew McDermott, the firm's head of digital assets. During the most recent episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, the UK-based executive described the growing institutional ...
JPMorgan tells private wealth clients that bitcoin can be a portfolio diversifier ‘if sized correctly’
JPMorgan Private Bank has distributed an educational deck to clients to help them understand the basics, risks and potential of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The deck, obtained by The Block, was prepared in February and distributed last week in Europe and Asia as bitcoin's price rally has drawn atte...
GBTC is trading at a nearly 12% discount — its highest fall in history
The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) product is trading at a nearly 12% discount — its highest fall in history, according to data compiled by The Block. The current premium of GBTC stands at minus 11.59%. The sharp fall in the premium suggests that some large investors might be cashing out their gains...
Goldman Sachs crypto survey shows 22% of respondents expect $100,000-plus bitcoin
Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has posted the results of a survey on bitcoin and digital assets that suggests investors are bullish. The New York-based firm, which operates a digital asset business within its markets division, surveyed a mere 280 clients on the topic of digital assets. The r...
Ripple pilots private version of XRP Ledger for central bank digital currencies
Distributed ledger company Ripple said this week that it is testing a private version of its open-source XRP Ledger for use by central banks. The firm's work, outlined in a Wednesday blog post, comes as a growing number of central banks pursue digital currency initiatives. Ripple said the CBDC-focus...
MicroStrategy’s stock closes more than 50% down from its all-time trading high
The publicly-traded business intelligence firm MicroStrategy has won plaudits for its bitcoin-centric treasury approach in recent months. But the firm's stock price has fallen significantly since it peaked in early February. Data from Nasdaq shows that MSTR closed on February 9 at $1,272.94, having ...
Ripple’s Garlinghouse, Larsen to file motions to dismiss in SEC lawsuit
Twin letters filed in federal court indicate that Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Chris Larsen will seek a dismissal of the Securities and Exchange Commission's ongoing lawsuit. The letters, linked here and here, set forth the arguments for dismissal. Both letters highlight pending motio...

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