Gulf Crypto Insight: Hot crypto news from the MENA region – November 25

    Top crypto news from the Middle East region over the last week (Nov. 18 –24, 2022): Abu Dhabi-based crypto firm plans to acquire FTX Crypto trading firm Hayvn based in Abu Dhabi, the UAE considering a bid for collapsed FTX’s payments business FTX Pay, the company said on Friday. Hayvn executives consider FTX Pay as…

    How does the FTX debacle affect Dubai’s crypto sector – local industry experts

    Dubai’s crypto industry leaders commented on how the FTX collapse will affect the crypto sector within the UAE. Among them, various professionals gave their perspectives on how Dubai and the UAE’s crypto landscape will be affected by the FTX debacle – from stricter regulations to better projects leading the way. Kokila Alagh, the founder and…

    MetaMask could collect user IP data

    ConsenSys, one of the firms behind the Ethereum Merge, revealed on Nov. 24 that it also collects user data related to its on-chain wallet service MetaMask. The firm said when using Infura as an RPC on MetaMask, a user’s IP address and wallet address information would be collected as well.   According to the new…

    Argentina’s football fan token falls 31% after a loss against Saudi Arabia

    Argentina’s shocking loss to Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar has plummeted the price of the Argentine Football Association Fan Token (ARG). It seems that the price of fan tokens, designed for the engagement of football fans, is sensitive to the on-field performance of teams. With the ARG…

    Bitcoin miner Core Scientific lost $1.7 billion in 2022, saw bankruptcy risks

    Core Scientific, the largest US mining company in terms of computing power, revealed its loss for the first nine months of the year reached over $1.7 billion. The firm posts a $435 million loss in Q3 amid bankruptcy looms.   The Texas-based Bitcoin mining company is one of the hardest hit miners, with low Bitcoin…

    Genesis hires a restructuring adviser; bankruptcy is not ruled out

    Troubled crypto lender Genesis Global Capital has hired specialists from Moelis & Company to consider restructuring options, including a potential bankruptcy, The New York Times reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The crypto broker hasn’t made any decisions yet as there was still a possibility for the company to avert a bankruptcy filing, the…

    Near Co-Founder: Crypto didn’t fail FTX; people did

    Decentralization was and still is the answer, the co-founder of Near Protocol Illia Polosukhin told CoinDesk. The spectacular $32 billion collapse of the FTX exchange and its sister trading firm Alameda Research recently once again has crypto’s detractors gloating in the headlines. In fact, FTX bears no resemblance to most of what the longtime believers…

    Coinbase survey: 62% of investors increased allocations over 12 months

    A Coinbase survey revealed that crypto winter affected investors’ sentiment not as bad as expected. Thus, 58% of investors in the survey expect to increase allocations over the next three years. The 2022 Digital Assets Outlook Survey found that 62% of investors who are currently invested in crypto increased their allocations in the past 12…

    Four key takeaways from the fiasco of FTX

    The real reason why the FTX failure hits so hard is not that the crypto industry was duped but because it proved that the industry was vulnerable to being duped – Sam Kessler explains on CoinDesk. Depending upon whom you ask, last week’s FTX blowup feels bigger than when Mt. Gox, the original Bitcoin exchange,…

    Crypto Trends Weekly – Nov. 5–11

    Breaking crypto news from the last week (Nov. 12–18, 2022): Nov. 12: Over $400 million outflow crypto exchange FTX and Alameda wallets. FTX confirmed that there was “unauthorized access” to crypto it is holding following a reported hack. However, Reuters reported that FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried built a “backdoor” to his exchange in an effort…