Hong Kong and UAE central banks collab on crypto rules, fintech development
    31 May 2023

    The two central banks are aiming to align their financial service sectors and said both share “many complementary strengths.” Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) central banks are looking to collaborate on cryptocurrency regulations and financial technology development. On May 30, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said it met with its counterparts at the…

    LSD for DeFi: Tenet, LayerZero partner to drive cross-chain liquid staking adoption
    31 May 2023

    Cross-chain interoperability protocol LayerZero’s infrastructure aims to drive liquid staking adoption across the DeFi ecosystem. Layer-1 blockchain Tenet is set to see its liquid staking derivatives platfrom plug into a cross-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem through a partnership with omnichain messaging protocol LayerZero. Tenet has plugged into LayerZero’s cross-chain protocol to access the wider DeFi…

    The future of DeFi is ReFi
    31 May 2023

    The key to unlocking this transformation and propelling the industry forward lies in embracing the regenerative economy. The TradFi mindset is holding crypto back  The constantly evolving ecosystem of decentralized finance (DeFi) has emerged as a groundbreaking and experimental alternative to traditional finance (TradFi), demonstrating immense potential while simultaneously facing a myriad of challenges. Paradoxically,…

    China to gain most from restrictive US crypto regulations: Coinbase CEO
    31 May 2023

    The Coinbase CEO has been hugely critical of the U.S. failure to provide the crypto industry with regulatory clarity and has long argued it will push firms offshore. “Adversary nations” like China could ultimately benefit from restrictive crypto policies in the United States, warns Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. In a May 30 op-ed for MarketWatch,…

    Bitcoin selling for $5K cheaper on Binance Australia as fiat ramp closes
    30 May 2023

    One Bitcoin can be bought for the equivalent of $22,000 on Binance Australia if paying with Australian dollars. The problem is getting it there. Bitcoin is trading hands at a hefty discount on the Australian branch of the Binance crypto exchange, with the price of Bitcoin down as much as 21% if traded against the Australian…

    Mining difficulty passes 50 trillion — 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week
    30 May 2023

    Bitcoin fundamentals are blasting ahead as May comes to an end, while traders remain torn over BTC price strength. Bitcoin starts a new week in an altogether different mood as the weekly candle close brings a move higher. The largest cryptocurrency, still stuck in a narrow range, is at last showing signs of life after several…