Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. Yet another crypto scandal in Hong Kong Scammers posing as investment experts allegedly enticed 145 victims to tip $18.9 million into the unlicensed Hong Kong crypto exchange Hounax. According to reports earlier this week, the police said investors were allegedly promised
USDC stablecoin issuer Circle has denied claims of illicit financing and ties to Tron founder Justin Sun, according to an open letter accessed from Circle’s blog on Nov. 30. A non-profit watchdog group previously accused Circle of having ties to Sun. Circle open letter to U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown. Source: Circle. The
IOTA, an open-source distributed ledger and cryptocurrency focused on the Internet of Things (IOT), saw its native IOTA token rally 43% on Nov. 29 after announcing the creation of the Iota Ecosystem DLT Foundation and its registration in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This makes IOTA the first DLT foundation to
We’re rolling out one genuine use case for AI and crypto each day this week — including reasons why you shouldn’t necessarily believe the hype. Today: How blockchain can fight the fakes. Generative AI is extremely good at generating fake photos, fake letters, fake bills, fake conversations — fake everything. Near co-founder Illia Polosukhin warns
Pudgy Penguins minted in July 2021, but quickly saw high drama after its former founder came under suspicion he was going to rug the project. A few months later Luca Schnetzler stepped in. With an entrepreneurial streak since his early teens he had a history of building internet businesses and bought the project and its
Bitcoin (BTC) brushed off fresh United States macro data into the Nov. 30 Wall Street open as traders focused on the monthly close. BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView PCE keeps Fed pivot pressure alive Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC price movements sticking to a narrow intraday range below $38,000. After a
Twin Rivers Farm could break records as Tennessee’s priciest home if it fetches its $65 million asking price. The property is located just 30 miles southwest of Nashville in the suburb of Leipers Fork, known for attracting high-net-worth individuals and celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Nicole Kidman. “It’s one of the most significant real
A higher cost of living and growing savings shortfall has many Americans worried about their retirement security. Those financial strains also make it harder for many workers to fund a retirement account. To that point, 41% don’t contribute any money at all to a 401(k) or employer-sponsored plan, according to a CNBC Your Money Survey
In this article BRK.A Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Warren Buffett (L), CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and vice chairman Charlie Munger attend the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 3, 2019. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Charlie Munger’s unique partnership with Warren Buffett, spanning over half a century, helped forge
Vm | E+ | Getty Images In recent months, the world’s new billionaires made more of their fortunes from inheritance than from entrepreneurship, according to the UBS Billionaire Ambitions Report. It marked the first time in the nine-year history of the report that newly minted billionaires accumulated more wealth from inheritance than starting a business.
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In this article DIS Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Nelson Peltz, founder and chief executive officer of Trian Fund Management, during the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute Priority Summit in Miami, Florida, US, on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Marco Bello | Bloomberg | Getty Images Activist investor Nelson Peltz and his firm, Trian Partners,
An ongoing crypto donation campaign dedicated to improving the lives of children worldwide has received over $7.6 million to date, half of which was donated in Ether (ETH). Philanthropic foundation Save the Children’s HODL Hope Campaign remains nearly $2.4 million short of the $10 million it intends to collect by the end of 2023. ETH
The Ripple battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the security status of the XRP token is yet to come to an end even after multiple partial victories. In an effort to end the three-year-long battle, the court has ordered that both parties consider a settlement and work out the terms
Swiss asset manager Pando Asset has become an unexpected late entrant into the spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) race in the United States. On the same day, investment giant BlackRock met with the country’s securities regulator to pitch an updated ETF model based on the agency’s feedback. On Nov. 29, Pando submitted a Form
Bitcoin (BTC) is trying to sustain above the overhead resistance of $38,000 for the second consecutive day and start the next leg of the uptrend. The excitement among market observers may have increased after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed its decision on the applications of Franklin Templeton and Hashdex exchange-traded funds.
More than three-quarters of all blockchain games launched in the last five years are dead in the water, according to a recent study from CoinGecko. Out of 2,817 games launched between 2018 and 2023, which were included in the study, only 690 of them still have a somewhat active player base. CoinGecko defines a “failed”
Outrage = ChatGPT + racial slurs In one of those storms in a teacup that’s impossible to imagine occurring before the invention of Twitter, social media users got very upset that ChatGPT refused to say racial slurs even after being given a very good, but entirely hypothetical and totally unrealistic, reason. User TedFrank posed a