A panel filled with professionals working in prominent tech companies discussed the current state of the blockchain space at the ongoing Paris Blockchain Week 2023 conference.  Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr moderated the panel discussion titled “State of the Chain 2023” with panelists Ryan Nitz, the head of solutions architecture at Coinbase; Matthew Savarese, the
Crypto lender Celsius Network’s lawyer and adviser fees amid its bankruptcy proceedings are projected to reach $144 million, triggering responses from crypto community members.  In a March 21 tweet, software developer Cam Crews shared a spreadsheet compiling the reported fees and projected fees the bankrupt crypto lender must pay. According to the data, almost $102
Tokenized asset issuance platform Synthetix has secured a $20 million investment through a new partnership with Web3 investment and quantitative trading firm DWF Labs. The market making and algorithmic trading company acquired $15 million worth of Synthetix’ native token SNX paid for with USD Coin (USDC) in March 2023. DWF Labs will be tasked with
Bitcoin (BTC) approached a key weekly close on March 19 with traders concerned about a retest of lower levels. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin bulls must “step in” to protect $26,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD circling $27,000 on Bitstamp. After briefly tapping $28,000 into the weekend, a
As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to provide a welcoming regulatory framework for blockchain-based technologies, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) continue to prosper within the region and are being used by projects in various ways.  From concert tickets to research and philanthropy, Cointelegraph went to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to explore how various crypto projects operating
Top Stories This Week Silicon Valley Bank shut down by California regulator, holding over $5 billion for prominent crypto VCs Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was shut down by California’s financial watchdog on March 10 after announcing a significant sale of assets and stocks aimed at raising additional capital. The California watchdog appointed the Federal Deposit
The collapse of crypto exchange FTX and other bearish events in the space were at the center of discussions among lawmakers and witnesses at the inaugural hearing of the United States House Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion. Addressing lawmakers at the March 9 hearing, BitGo co-founder and CEO
Officials of the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) appeared before the House of Common’s Treasury Committee on March 8 to discuss the agency’s work. Among the issues raised was cryptocurrency regulation, which the officials approached with a clear lack of enthusiasm. FCA chair Ashley Alder, who took that position in February after serving as
Hermès International, the French luxury fashion house, has requested a Manhattan federal court to block artist Mason Rothschild from marketing or owning his “MetaBirkin” non-fungible tokens (NFTs) following a recent jury decision that found Rothschild had violated Hermes’ trademark rights in its famous Birkin bags, as reported by Reuters.  French luxury house Hermes International has