News overview: cryptocurrencies and blockchain [8.06.2022] | posts

Kryptowaluty & blockchain, news from June 8, 2022


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Citadel Securities is building a cryptocurrency trading infrastructure?

The giant is to work on cryptocurrency trading infrastructure, backed by other powerful companies such as Virtu Financial, Sequoia Capital, and Paradigm, CoinDesk reported. If the reporters’ reports turn out to be correct, it could mean a real game-changer in the digital asset industry. Citadel Securities is one of the largest market makers on global exchanges and its openness to cryptocurrencies could seriously weaken the position of exchanges such as Binance and Coinbase. -> learn more

Grayscale Hires Former Obama Supreme Court Lawyer to Lobby SEC

Investment giant Grayscale Investments hires Donald B. Verrilla Jr. – Former general counsel in the Barack Obama administration. The lawyer must support the company as the date approaches for the SEC’s decision to grant approval for its bitcoin ETF. The Blockchain Association’s Jake Chervinsky thinks the move could force a win-win for Grayscale. -> learn more

Cryptocurrency bank Custodia sues the Federal Reserve

Cryptocurrency bank Custodia sued the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) over a 19-month delay in approving the main account. In plaintiff’s view, this is a violation of the United States Code, which sets a maximum time limit for dealing with similar cases. -> learn more

French Politician Calls For Ban On Cryptocurrency Mining Over ‘Dirty Energy’

In addition to calling for a reduction in the fossil fuel mini-game, Pierre Person called for the recognition of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Non-Tradable Tokens (NFTs) in the French legal system. The young politician also believes that banks should be punished for refusing to serve people and businesses linked to the crypto industry. -> learn more

Attack on Osmosis – Hackers stole DEX for $5 million

Osmosis, the blockchain that runs the large decentralized exchange (DEX) in the Cosmos ecosystem, suffered an exploit today and has shut down. The vulnerability meant that hackers could seize assets worth $5 million from the project’s pool. -> source: The Block

Budweiser partners with NFT Zed Run

Ethereum-based NFT racing game Zed Run has partnered with beer producer Budweiser and will feature Clydesdale horses bearing the company’s logo. Additionally, the two brands will collaborate on in-game challenges with prizes of $185,000. -> source: decrypt

Aurora pays second-largest bug bounty in history

The Aurora blockchain project paid $6 million to a white hat hacker who discovered a flaw that could lead to losses of $330 million and notified the developers. According to Immunefi, the award is the second-largest bug bounty in cryptocurrency history, after $10 million for reporting a vulnerability in Wormwhole. -> source: Cryptobriefing

9 Crypto Companies on Forbes Fintech 50 List

Nine cryptocurrency companies have been placed on the Forbes list, which brings together the most promising players in the fintech industry. According to the magazine’s calculations, over the past 12 months they have attracted $6.5 billion in venture capital investments. The Fintech 50 list includes: Alchemy, Ava Labs, Chainalysis, Circle, Fireblocks, FTX, OpenSea, Paxos and TRM Labs.

Note on ZL coin (ZłCoin)

There is an investment fraud on the Polish digital currency ZL Coin or ZłCoin. A scam is a typical fake investment platform that steals funds from investors. A warning about this has been issued by the CSIRT of the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority. -> learn more

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news from June 8, 2022

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