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Crypto Briefing - Bitcoin, Ethereum and the future of finance

  • Jenny Johnson on US crypto leadership.

    Franklin Templeton CEO warns US risks losing crypto leadership to other nations

    Franklin Templeton's CEO Jenny Johnson warns of the US losing crypto leadership due to restrictive regulations, praises proactive nations.

    Regulation

  • Chainlink and Circle logos intertwined.

    Chainlink and Circle team up to boost DeFi usability and cross-chain USDC

    Chainlink and Circle partner to advance DeFi by integrating stablecoin technology with decentralized oracle services for developers.

    Ecosystem

  • Golden Bitcoin and Ethereum ETF icons.

    Bitcoin ETFs approval was a “psychological turning point”: Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs' Mathew McDermott discusses the pivotal role of Bitcoin ETFs in crypto market growth and the potential for Ethereum ETFs.

    Bitcoin

  • Golden halved coin symbolizing BTFS reward halving.

    Halving of BTFS Storage Rewards

    BTFS announces a reward halving for storage miners starting June 25, aiming to optimize network growth and node performance.

  • Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs still off the table for Vanguard

    Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs still off the table for Vanguard – it’s not surprising

    Vanguard keeps investments like Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs out of its offerings. Its decision is debatable but not new.

    Business

  • Fidelity's spot Ethereum ETF listed on DTCC under ticker $FETH

    Fidelity’s Ethereum spot ETF listed on DTCC under ticker $FETH

    Fidelity's spot Ethereum fund is now listed on DTCC under ticker $FETH following SEC's approval of multiple Ethereum ETFs.

    Ethereum

  • Ethereum ETFs could debut by June as BlackRock updates S-1 form

    Ethereum ETFs could debut by June as BlackRock updates S-1 form

    BlackRock updates its S-1 form, advancing the potential launch of its Ethereum ETF as SEC discussions continue.

    Ethereum

  • Musk and Trump discussion.

    Donald Trump eyes Elon Musk as policy adviser, boosting pro-crypto agenda

    Elon Musk may become a policy adviser for Donald Trump, influencing economic and border security policies, as per WSJ.

    Ecosystem

  • Golden scale with crypto mixer keyphrase.

    US Treasury distinguishes between privacy and obfuscation in crypto mixers

    Under Secretary Brian Nelson discusses the risks and national security challenges posed by crypto mixers, emphasizing the need for transparency.

    Regulation

  • Sui and Atoma Bring the Power of AI to dApp Builders

    Sui and Atoma Bring the Power of AI to dApp Builders

    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, May 30th, 2024, Chainwire The integration of Atoma adds new capabilities to Sui’s flourishing developer ecosystem with unique AI-querying capabilities Sui, the Layer 1 blockchain that offers industry-leading performance and infinite horizontal scaling, together with Atoma Network, pioneers in decentralized AI, are excited to announce the introduction of a cutting-edge verifiable

    Press Release

  • Golden gavel with SEC emblem, Emmer SEC Critique.

    ‘Gensler has been the worst thing for the SEC,’ says Rep. Tom Emmer

    Rep. Tom Emmer criticizes SEC Chair Gary Gensler for overreaching in crypto regulation and stifling innovation, advocating for bipartisan solutions.

    Regulation

  • Golden Ripple logo on teal gradient.

    Ripple invests $25 million in pro-crypto campaign for 2024 US elections

    Ripple donates $25M to Fairshake PAC, aiming to influence 2024 elections for a crypto-supportive US policy.

    Ecosystem

  • Golden XRP coin with DeFi icons.

    Ripple’s institutional DeFi could unlock Bitcoin ETF collateral value: Ripple CTO

    Ripple CTO David Schwartz discusses how institutional DeFi on XRPL could enable Bitcoin ETFs to be used as loan collateral.

    Ecosystem

  • Merge Madrid - Web3 meeting that unites Europe and Latin America

    Merge Madrid: The Web3 meeting that unites Europe and Latin America

    Merge Madrid (Oct 8-10) unites Europe & Latin America in Web3, bringing together top speakers, cutting-edge tech, & cultural experiences.

    Press Release

  • Golden PEPE coin surpasses NFTs.

    Meme coin takeover: PEPE surpasses market value of all major NFT collections combined

    PEPE's market cap now tops $6.2 billion, outshining major NFT collections in value and daily trading volume, signaling a shift in investor focus.

    Meme Coins

  • Nasdaq withdraws Hashdex's Ethereum ETF filing

    Nasdaq withdraws Hashdex’s proposed Ethereum ETF

    Nasdaq has withdrawn the Hashdex Ethereum ETF proposal, a move following the SEC's exclusion of the fund from recent approval.

    Ethereum

  • Golden Bitcoin symbol with teal gradient.

    Cathie Wood chooses Bitcoin over Ethereum, ‘Hands Down’

    Cathie Wood of ARK Invest declares Bitcoin the top investment choice, highlighting its role as a global monetary system and its unstoppable growth.

    Bitcoin

  • Mastercard unveils its 'name service' for crypto transactions

    Mastercard unveils its ‘name service’ for crypto transactions

    Mastercard Crypto Credential now allows easy crypto transactions with aliases, enhancing security and compatibility for users.

    Ecosystem