BlackRock has ‘50% chance’ of getting spot Bitcoin ETF approved: Analyst
    28 Jun 2023

    Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst believes BlackRock has an even chance of getting its Bitcoin ETF green-lit, as Grayscale looks more likely to win its case against the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investment management firm BlackRock has a 50% chance of getting its spot Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) approved, according to Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric…

    Bybit’s MVP license in Dubai ‘very restricted,’ CEO says
    28 Jun 2023

    Once fully licensed in Dubai, Bybit plans to run a full-scope exchange, offering crypto lending, payments, investment and other services. Cryptocurrency exchange Bybit already operates out of Dubai, but its current licensing doesn’t allow the firm to serve all customers, according to its CEO. On June 27, Bybit FinTech FZE, a subsidiary of the global…

    Over $204M was lost in Q2 DeFi hacks and scams: Report
    28 Jun 2023

    More than $208.5 million was lost initially, but approximately $4.5 million was recovered, making the total amount of unrecovered funds over $204 million. Over $204 million was lost in decentralized finance (DeFi) hacks and scams in the second quarter of 2023, according to a June 27 report from Web3 portfolio app De.Fi. The report, titled…

    Japanese and Singaporean regulators join forces on crypto pilot project
    28 Jun 2023

    “Decentralized financial ecosystem continues to develop in complexity, and it is important to address emerging risks,” said FSA official Mamoru Yanase. On June 26, Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), announced a partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for the joint regulation and pilot testing of cryptocurrency projects in accordance with the latter’s…