US Treasury blacklists Tornado Cash, sparking criticism from the crypto industry
    10 Aug 2022

    The US Treasury sanctions against the crypto mixer Tornado Cash meet criticism from the crypto community. While GitHub, stablecoin issuers and crypto infrastructure providers join the Treasury action, some anonymous troll is sending crypto from a Tornado Cash wallet, trying to “dust” numerous celebrities. On August 8, the US Department of the Treasury announced sanctions…

    Iran makes its first import worth $10 million in crypto with ‘widespread’ plans
    10 Aug 2022

    As Tasnim agency reported Tuesday, citing Alireza Peymanpak, an Iranian official from the Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade, the country this week executed its first official order for importing goods via the crypto payment route, worth $10 million cumulatively. “This week, the first official import order registration worth 10 million dollars was successfully completed…

    Reddit integrates FTX Pay to enable ETH gas fees for the community points system
    10 Aug 2022

    Reddit enlisted FTX and Arbitrum to launch its tokens on Ethereum. Users now can move Reddit’s Community Points to Arbitrum-built Ethereum wallets and pay gas fees with FTX Pay. Last month, top forum contributors earned up to $340 in Community Points tokens for posting in the r/cryptocurrency subreddit. Despite the bear market, FTX is continuing…