Crypto Investments Weekly – Sept. 24–30
    02 Oct 2022

    Top investment deals across the crypto sector over the last week (Sept. 24–30, 2022): Deribit raises $40 million from existing investors at a $400 million valuation Deribit, the largest Bitcoin options exchange by market share, has raised funds from existing investors at a $400 million valuation, The Block reported. The Panama-based exchange raised around $40…

    EU plans to ban all Russian crypto payments
    02 Oct 2022

    The European Union (EU) might tighten restrictions on Russians’ crypto investments in the EU as a response to “sham” independence votes being held in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, CoinDesk reported. Russian citizens could be restricted from making any payments to EU crypto wallets following the limits imposed in April. A previous cap of crypto holdings…

    USDC stablecoin expands to five new blockchains
    02 Oct 2022

    Circle, the company behind the second-largest stablecoin USDC, announced on Sept. 28 that it will soon expand USDC support on five additional blockchains. Furthermore, the company announced a Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol to streamline the movement of USDC across networks. As the company’s CPO Nikhil Chandhok revealed at Circle’s Converge22 conference, USDC will be compatible with…