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  • Coinbase asks SEC to approve Grayscale’s Ethereum spot ETF

    Coinbase asks SEC to approve Grayscale’s Ethereum spot ETF

    Coinbase urges the SEC to approve Grayscale Ethereum Trust, highlighting Ethereum's non-security status and spot Bitcoin ETF precedent.

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  • Samsung and UOB invest $3.5 million in Astar’s core developer to accelerate Web3 adoption

    Samsung and UOB invest $3.5 million in Astar’s core developer to accelerate Web3 adoption

    Startale Labs secures $3.5M from tech giant Samsung and banking leader UOB to expand its Web3 suite and bring in top-tier global talent.

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  • Ethereum spot ETFs may intensify validator concentration risk, says S&P Global

    Ethereum spot ETFs may intensify validator concentration risk, says S&P Global

    S&P Global's report exposes the potential risks of concentrated staking power in Ethereum, exacerbated by the anticipated rise in ETF demand.

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  • Pro-XRP John Deaton officially launches Senate bid to replace Elizabeth Warren, campaign funded via Coinbase

    Pro-XRP John Deaton officially launches Senate bid to replace Elizabeth Warren, campaign funded via ...

    Crypto lawyer John Deaton is running against Elizabeth Warren in the upcoming senatorial election in Massachusetts.

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  • Social Network streamlines Bitcoin staking through tech partnerships

    Social Network streamlines Bitcoin staking through tech partnerships

    Tech collaborations with Arbitrum elevate Social Network's Bitcoin staking protocol.

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  • BNB Chain surpasses 1 million daily active users mark

    BNB Chain surpasses 1 million daily active users mark

    BNB Chain sets sights on 2024 growth, leveraging multi-chain for DeFi, gaming, AI, and decentralized infrastructure.

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  • Crypto investment products show $2.5 billion inflows in a week

    Crypto investment products show $2.5 billion inflows in a week

    Ethereum adds $21M to AUM amidst Bitcoin's 99% inflow dominance.

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  • Do Kwon set for US extradition, Montenegro Supreme Court rules

    Do Kwon set for US extradition, Montenegro Supreme Court rules

    Montenegro Supreme Court rules to extradite Terra's Do Kwon to the US, rejecting South Korea's request and highlighting legal and political factors.

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  • Orbs and IntentX Join Forces to Enhance On-Chain OTC Derivatives and Spot Trading

    Orbs and IntentX Join Forces to Enhance On-Chain OTC Derivatives and Spot Trading

    Tel Aviv, Israel, February 22nd, 2024, Chainwire  Layer-3 public blockchain infrastructure project Orbs has announced a strategic collaboration with IntentX, a leading OTC marketplace and trading terminal.

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  • Ripple’s CEO thinks that an XRP ETF ‘makes sense’ 

    Ripple’s CEO thinks that an XRP ETF ‘makes sense’ 

    Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said in an interview with Bloomberg that ETFs from other cryptocurrencies aside from BTC and ETH are inevitable.

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  • Stellar completes Protocol 20 upgrade, rolls out Soroban smart contract platform

    Stellar completes Protocol 20 upgrade, rolls out Soroban smart contract platform

    Stellar Network has finally rolled out its Protocol 20 upgrade, which previously met delays due to bugs earlier in January.

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  • Michael Saylor goes all-in on Bitcoin, says there is ‘no reason to sell the winner’

    Michael Saylor goes all-in on Bitcoin, says there is ‘no reason to sell the winner’

    Saylor argues that there is an increased demand for Bitcoin, largely influenced by investor appetite for spot Bitcoin ETFs.

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  • Citrea, Bitcoin’s First ZK Rollup, Announces $2.7M Seed Funding

    Citrea, Bitcoin’s First ZK Rollup, Announces $2.7M Seed Funding

    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, February 21st, 2024, Chainwire Citrea is the first rollup that enhances the capabilities of Bitcoin blockspace with zero knowledge technology, enabling developers to build everything on Bitcoin.  Citrea is thrilled to announce $2.7M in seed funding, led by Galaxy, with the participation from notable investors such as Delphi Ventures, Eric Wall

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  • Franklin Templeton invests in Asian crypto media firm Blockhead

    Franklin Templeton invests in Asian crypto media firm Blockhead

    Franklin Templeton leads funding round for Asian crypto media startup Blockhead to boost its digital asset research platform.

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  • Bitcoin ETF real-time price data now tracked on Pyth Network

    Bitcoin ETF real-time price data now tracked on Pyth Network

    Pyth Network introduced today a new feature that allows users to access spot Bitcoin ETF real-time data without any complex configurations.

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  • Polygon teams up with Animoca Brands, Human Institute to develop palm-based ID verification solution

    Polygon teams up with Animoca Brands, Human Institute to develop palm-based ID verification solution

    Polygon, Animoca Brands, and Human Institute join forces to develop a novel identity verification protocol using palm recognition technology.

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  • Forbes buys virtual land in The Sandbox metaverse

    Forbes buys virtual land in The Sandbox metaverse

    Forbes' virtual space is set to encourage exploration, interaction, and collaboration through interactive experiences, workshops, and events.

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