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$44.4353
(2.43%)
0.00186627 BTC
Market Cap (Rank#139)
$283,527,396
11,908 BTC
Vol 24h
$4,698,709
197.344 BTC
Circulating Supply
6,380,682
Max Supply
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1h ago cryptodaily
South Korean Authorities Arrest De-Facto Owner Of Bithumb
South Korean authorities have arrested the de-facto owner of the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, on charges of embezzlement and stock manipulation. According to local reports, Kang Jong-hyun was arrested on the 2nd of February, with the net closing in on other executives. De-Facto Owner Of Bithumb Arrested South Korean authorities have arrested Kang Jong-hyun, the de-facto owner of Bithumb, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. The head of the exchange was arrested after the Seoul Southern District Court issued an arrest warrant on the 25th of January. The warrant included several charges against Kang, including dereliction of duty, fraudulent transactions, and market manipulation. The 41-year-old Kang is the elder brother of Kang Ji-yeon, who is the head of Bithumb-affiliated companies Inbiogen and Bucket Studios. Inbiogen, a biotechnology firm, is the largest shareholder of Vidente, a video equipment manufacturer, which in turn, is the largest shareholder in the Bithumb exchange, holding a 34.2% stake. Bucket Studio, an entertainment content distributor, is the majority owner of Inbiogen. A Litany Of Charges Prosecutors in South Korea have contended that the brothers conspired to embezzle corporate funds and manipulate the stock prices of Inbiogen and Bucket Studio, a video production firm, by issuing convertible bonds. CEO Kang Ji-yeon posted a notice on the Bucket Studio website, apologizing to shareholders and stating that the charges against her brother were unsubstantiated. She further added that she would fully cooperate with the authorities during the investigation. Kang Ji-yeon stated, “The allegations surrounding my brother Kang Jong-hyun are unconfirmed and one-sided … I can confidently say that there are no problems related to embezzlement or breach of trust within the company.” Prosecutors had charged Bithumb head Kang and two other executives, charging them with breach of trust, embezzlement, and fraudulent transactions. Prosecutors are convinced that Kang Jong-hyun is the owner of Bithumb and its affiliates and also accused his brother and sister of misappropriating funds and manipulating stock prices. The Bithumb Saga It was first reported on the 10th of January that the South Korean National Tax Service agency had launched an investigation into Bithumb, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. As part of the probe, authorities had raided Bithumb’s headquarters and had also raided the exchange’s affiliated companies back in October 2022, subsequently banning Kang from leaving the country. The mystery behind the entire episode deepened further when Park Mo, Bithumb’s largest shareholder, was found dead in front of his own home under mysterious circumstances. Mr. Po was also the subject of an investigation into the alleged embezzlement of funds and market manipulation by the authorities. It is speculated that Mo took his own life due to the charges brought against him. Bithumb is the largest cryptocurrency exchange and has a 24-hour trading volume of around $370 million, according to data from CoinGecko. The exchange was established in 2014 and offers its users 191 coins and over 280 trading pairs. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
2h ago cryptodaily
LBank Exchange Will List LiveGreen Coin (LGC) on February 10, 2023
INTERNET CITY, DUBAI, 2nd February, 2023, ChainwireLBank Exchange, a global digital asset trading platform, will list LiveGreen Coin (LGC) on February 10, 2023. For all users of LBank Exchange, the LGC/USDT trading pair will be officially available for trading at 11:00 UTC on February 10, 2023. With the power of blockchain and its community, LiveGreen Coin (LGC) is here to help reverse the impacts of climate change, enabling users to save the world while being rewarded financially. Its native token LGC will be listed on LBank Exchange at 11:00 UTC on February 10, 2023, to further expand its global reach and help it achieve its vision. Introducing LiveGreen Coin Happy Panda Handels GmbH is an Austrian telecommunications company with several subsidiaries around the world, including Romania, Turkey and Tanzania. The company is newly founded, but has also provided an outstanding performance on the Western European markets in the past year. It deals with the trade of telecommunications equipment as well as the sale of solar panels. The head of the company considers it extremely important to give back to nature and the community. To make the planet greener, healthier and livable in the long term with the huge potential of cryptocurrency, LiveGreen Coin (LGC) was developed by HAPPY PANDA Handels GmbH, with an experienced team consists of cryptography experts, developers, business specialists and advisors, who have worked in companies and projects like Hungarian Vizsla Inu, VizslaSwap, Lamea, Neckermann, CryptoChip, BabyVizsla. Giving back to the community is the main goal of LGC project. The team wants to make a great impact on the environment, but not the way most people do. They want to make a change and make carbon footprint smaller. Happy Panda Handels GmbH has been working in the field of solar panels for years, but they wanted to do something different, something that not many companies have done before, enabling users to help the Earth and use their cryptocurrency at the same time, with the potential of earning money. Specifically speaking, LGC aims to focus on restoration and conservation practices, to both educate and communicate the importance of ecology in climate change. LGC also plans to help the wider public to better understand the importance of biodiversity and its role in a stable climate. The team is applying a financial incentive structure to restoring and protecting the environment, harnessing the power of blockchain and its community to help reverse the impacts of climate change. Additionally, in order to address the problems of fake news saying climate change is a hoax, the team is creating a new social network, where information and advertisements are carefully overviewed all the time, keeping users safe. LGC believes a key element of creating a more environmentally aware, sustainable society is through sensitizing local-scale communities and reconnecting them with nature and its ecosystems. The team would like to give the opportunity to every holder to take part in its non-profit grant program, where they can do small things to help the planet by becoming LGC holder and apply for their funds. The grant will be used by winners in order to benefit the future of the Earth. About LGC Token LGC is the native token of LiveGreen Coin project. CoinPhone will be the first place where users can use their LGC as an everyday mean of payment. The online shop is starting very soon, with a wide range of products to choose from. The biggest advantage is that users can get electronic devices at wholesale prices with LGC tokens and can even collect LGC tokens as part of a loyalty program. Based on BEP-20. LGC has a total supply of 1 billion (i.e., 1,000,000,000) tokens, of which 4% is allocated to founders, 5% is provided for salaries, 5% is provided for CEX liquidity, 12% will be used for marketing and development, 12% is provided for DEX liquidity, 20% is allocated for staking pools, 20% is provided for burn events, and the remaining 24% is allocated to investors. The circulating 678,232,114 LGC now (67,8%) and 321,767,886 (32,2%) LGC tokens burned. It collects a total of 8% tax on each buy/sell, of which 2% will be used for marketing, 3% will be rewards for the holders, 2% is provided for LP, and the remaining 1% will be burned. The LGC project is a CERTIK-audited project: https://www.certik.com/projects/livegreencoin LGC token will be listed on LBank Exchange at 11:00 UTC on February 10, 2023, investors who are interested in the LiveGreen Coin investment can easily buy and sell LGC token on LBank Exchange by then. The listing of LGC token on LBank Exchange will undoubtedly help it further expand its business and draw more attention in the market. Learn More about LGC Token: Website | Telegram | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube About LBank LBank is one of the top crypto exchanges, established in 2015. It offers specialized financial derivatives, expert asset management services, and safe crypto trading to its users. The platform holds over 7 million users from more than 210 regions across the world. LBank is a cutting-edge growing platform that ensures the integrity of users' funds and aims to contribute the global adoption of cryptocurrencies. Start Trading Now: lbank.com Community & Social Media: Telegram l Twitter l Facebook l LinkedIn l Instagram l YouTube ContactLBK Blockchain Co. [email protected]
3h ago cointelegraph
Bithumb owner arrested in South Korea over alleged embezzlement
The net is closing in on Bithumb executives as the suspected real owner of the exchange is arrested.
8h ago cryptopotato
Binance Introduces User Feedback Feature to Improve Exchange
Binance is leaning into community feedback with a new tool letting users suggest new features for its product roadmap.
9h ago cryptopotato
Korea’s FSC Orders Exchanges to Delist and Classify Crypto With Securities Properties
Crypto exchanges have until February 9th to submit their feedback to the regulator.
10h ago cointelegraph
Judge dismisses proposed class action suit alleging Coinbase securities sales
The decision did not address the question of whether the 79 tokens in questions were securities, but dismissed claims based on the Securities and Exchange Acts.
10h ago coindesk
Crypto Investors Can Purchase Bankruptcy 'Put Options' to Protect Funds on Binance, Coinbase, Kraken
Investors can purchase the options to protect their funds on Binance, Coinbase and Kraken for a monthly fee and will receive full payment if the centralized exchanges file for bankruptcy locking up their crypto.
16h ago cryptodaily
Tesla Reports BTC Loss Of $140M In 2022
In a recent SEC filing, the electric vehicle manufacturing company reported a loss of $140 million dollars on its net Bitcoin holdings. Impairment Charges Result In BTC Loss The Elon Musk-led EV innovation company has disclosed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it had earned a $204 million gross impairment loss on its Bitcoin holdings across 2022. The impairment loss refers to the reduction in the value of Bitcoin as an asset due to the fluctuating economic circumstances brought about by the crypto winter of 2022. The company further revealed that it had earned $64 million from trading BTC for fiat currencies at different times throughout the year, resulting in a net loss of $140 million from its BTC trading in 2022. The report says, “Digital assets are considered indefinite-lived intangible assets under applicable accounting rules. Accordingly, any decrease in their fair values below our carrying values for such assets at any time subsequent to their acquisition will require us to recognize impairment charges, whereas we may make no upward revisions for any market price increases until a sale. For any digital assets held now or in the future, these charges may negatively impact our profitability in the periods in which such impairments occur even if the overall market values of these assets increase.” Musk, Tesla, And Bitcoin According to the filings, Tesla reported that its aggregate Bitcoin investments in the first quarter of 2021 amounted to $1.5 billion. During this time, founder Elon Musk announced that the company would accept Bitcoin as payment from its U.S.-based customers. However, the payment mode was halted just months later, with Musk claiming the need for Bitcoin to adopt clean energy usage for any future continuation of the payment policy. The company had sold off 75% of its BTC holdings in the second quarter of 2022, citing liquidity concerns after the two-month-long shutdown of the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai due to Covid-19. The sell-off earned the company $936 million at the point of sale but actually cost the company a net loss of $106 million due to the drop in the value of the crypto. The company did not sell off any more of its BTCs after that. In its recently released earnings reports for the fourth and last quarter of 2022, it was revealed that Tesla had continued to hold on to its 9720 BTCs for the entire second half of the year. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
16h ago coindesk
Decentralized Exchange Dexalot Starts a Hybrid DeFi Subnet
Dexalot’s users will be able to deposit and withdraw assets via its app on the Avalanche C-chain, and then trade on the Dexalot subnet.
17h ago cryptodaily
LBank Exchange Will List BBToken (BB) on February 3, 2023
INTERNET CITY, DUBAI, 1st February, 2023, ChainwireLBank Exchange, a global digital asset trading platform, will list BBToken (BB) on February 3, 2023. For all users of LBank Exchange, the BB/USDT trading pair will be officially available for trading at 7:00 UTC on February 3, 2023. Utilizing the power of blockchain and NFT technologies, BB Project provides existing payments and remittances in conjunction with various existing in-kind assets. Its native token BBToken (BB) will be listed on LBank Exchange at 7:00 UTC on February 3, 2023, to further expand its global reach and help it achieve its vision. Big Brothers Co., Ltd. is a company of people with the same big goal. It prioritizes customer business value creation through creative and systematic procures and provides various benefits and rewards to users as a user-based platform. In line with the trend of rapidly growing virtual asset platform business these days, “Big Brothers” planned a BB Project that links blockchain and NFT technologies with platforms that can be used in real life. It’s a global project which expands its services in the fields of continuous use based on tourism, travel, leisure, and lifestyle, and is a platform that puts user benefits first by using blockchain technology in real life. By developing a virtual asset called BBToken, BB Project builds an integrated payment method that can be used online/offline for points, mileage, etc. Services provided by BB Project include interconnection of various industries, flexible development for platform integration, blockchain-based business expansion and operation, and global community support, which can offer more benefits to users, such as discounts, airdrops, and marketing rewards. In addition, real products and assets are NFTized and applied to enable customers to engage in economic activities, offering special benefits and rewards to buyers. BB Project is also preparing to establish its own NFT market and BBToken can be used as a means to trade NFTs. To participate in BB Project, users can utilize BB Wallet, which contains various services such as Staking, Payment, and NFT in one place. In the future, a variety of Korean tourism, lodging, airline, and shopping malls will join BB as service partners, and global companies related to this project which are mainly located in Korea, will join as participating members in this project. About BB Token BBToken (BB) is the native token of BB Project, which can be used as a payment method for platform services, and paid as a reward for Big Brothers users. It aims to create a token economy as a mechanism for maintaining and increasing token value. Based on the Polygon network, BB has a total supply of 2 billion (i.e., 2,000,000,000) tokens, of which 20% is provided for marketplace reward, 20% will be used for platform development, 20% is allocated for DeFi and liquidity pool, 19% will be used for marketing, 15% is allocated to the team and partners, 3% is provided for sales, and the remaining 3% is allocated to advisors. BB token will be listed on LBank Exchange at 7:00 UTC on February 3, 2023, investors who are interested in the BB Project investment can easily buy and sell it on LBank Exchange by then. The listing of BB token on LBank Exchange will undoubtedly help it further expand its business and draw more attention in the market. Learn More about BB Token: Official Website | Telegram | Twitter About LBank LBank is one of the top crypto exchanges, established in 2015. It offers specialized financial derivatives, expert asset management services, and safe crypto trading to its users. The platform holds over 7 million users from more than 210 regions across the world. LBank is a cutting-edge growing platform that ensures the integrity of users' funds and aims to contribute to the global adoption of cryptocurrencies. Start Trading Now: lbank.com Community & Social Media: Telegram | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | YouTube ContactLBK Blockchain Co. [email protected]
17h ago cryptodaily
SEC Fails To Prohibit All LBC Sales
The judge presiding over the SEC’s case against the decentralized publishing platform LBRY has ruled that the secondary sales of LBC do not qualify as the sale of securities. Judge Rules Against SEC The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been pursuing legal action against the crypto company LBRY Inc. On January 30, the watchdog filed an appeal for an injunction order to prevent secondary sales of the LBRY Credits (LBC) cryptocurrency. However, the judge presiding over the matter has ruled that the secondary sale of these cryptos does not constitute the sale of a security. Previous Judgement Favored SEC The matter between the financial regulator and the crypto company started way back in March 2021, when the former filed a complaint against LBRY, accusing it of raising $11 million through the sale of the LBC token as an “unregistered security.” Even though LBRY did not offer tokens to the public in an initial coin offering (ICO), the SEC pointed out that the team had retained tokens for themselves in a ‘pre-mine,’ which were later released on secondary exchanges to fund operations. The summary judgment of the court, in this case, favored the SEC, where the initial sale of the LBC tokens was classified as investment contracts. Encouraged by this ruling, the SEC appealed to the judiciary on Monday for a ruling that would prohibit all sales of LBC tokens. ‘Summary Judgment Not For Secondary Sales’ However, the plan backfired as the judge clarified that the previous ruling applied only to the direct sale of the token. In the case of secondary sales and security lawsuits in the U.S., no court had ever acknowledged an underlying asset as a security since the creation of the Howey Test. Reportedly, the judge clarified that the summary judgment does not apply to secondary market sales and that he would not be issuing the injunction sought by the SEC as it included secondary sales. SEC Vs. Ripple It has been a common approach for the SEC to accuse crypto companies of offering tokens as “unregistered securities.” The watchdog is already in an ongoing legal battle with leading cryptocurrency Ripple, alleging that the latter distributed its XRP tokens as unregistered securities. Therefore the recent ruling in the SEC vs. LBRY case could benefit Ripple, which had also never held an initial coin offering. The SEC is already struggling in its case against Ripple, as recently, in September, the case judge ruled the Hinman documents to be admissible evidence. These documents prove that the SEC practiced selective enforcement actions and did not view XRP as the same as ETH. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
17h ago cryptodaily
Israel’s Web3 Powerhouses Unite to Launch Inaugural ETHTLV
Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1st February, 2023, ChainwireIsrael’s most successful web3 businesses have come together to organize the first annual ETHTLV, which will run from February 1 to 9 in Tel Aviv. The inaugural event aims to invigorate the country’s thriving startup community, establish the community’s foothold in the global web3 scene, and discuss the steps web3 must take to onboard the next billion users. Attendees of the week-long series will learn from serial entrepreneurs who have forged businesses and become authorities in the web3 space, including: ConsenSys: a market-leading blockchain technology company founded by Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin Fireblocks: the highest-valued blockchain infrastructure company and one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the world, founded by cybersecurity veterans Michael Shaulov, Idan Ofrat, and Pavel Beregoltz StarkWare: a company focused on scaling Ethereum using Zero-Knowledge Rollups, founded by cryptographic experts Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny Collider: Israel’s biggest web3 native venture capital fund, founded by Adam Benayoun, Avishay Ovadia, and Ofer Rotem MarketAcross: a leading global blockchain marketing and public reactions firm that has helped build leading blockchain brands such as Binance, Polygon, Polkadot and Crypto.com ETHTLV will feature an action-packed week of keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions complemented by more than a dozen community-led side events. From February 5 to 6, StarkwareSessions will be focused around the L2 scalability network. On February 7, Building Blocks by Collider, Fireblocks and MarketAcross will be sharing expertise and knowledge from entrepreneurs who have successfully built and deployed products and services in web3, while MetaMask, ConsenSys’ leading self-custodial Web3 wallet is hosting a hands-on developer workshop on February 8. We are excited to be part of the EthTLV week. Tel Aviv has a vibrant and innovative tech environment,” said Dror Avieli, VP of Customer Success at ConsenSys. “We are looking forward to meeting some of the most creative developers and progressive technologists who can help us build the next generation of Web3 dapps and solutions, as well as strengthening our relationship with partners like Starkware and Fireblocks.” “Without a doubt, Israel has some of the greatest tech talents in the world,” said Idan Ofrat, Co-founder & CTO, Fireblocks. “In the next few years, the world will see make a massive shift into web3, upending the way value is transacted all over the globe. Through ETHTLV, we hope to build upon Israel’s innovative tech culture and ensure that we are ready to take our place in the future of tech.” The overarching goal of ETHTLV is to turn the startup nation of Israel into a web3 startup nation, and to create hundreds of new jobs within the country’s growing blockchain ecosystem. Israel’s vibrant startup landscape has made it one of the world’s startup capitals, one that has developed 97 unicorns (privately-held companies valued at over $1 billion) and boasts the highest density of startups per capita. In 2021, more than $25 billion was invested into Israeli startups, a record figure for the country. Adam Benayoun, GP of Collider, said: "ETHTLV provides an incredible opportunity for founders, developers and investors to come together from around the world and explore the cutting edge of Web 3.0 technology in one of the most exciting tech hubs: Israel. Israel has the deepest pool of tech talent, a vibrant entrepreneurial culture, and top tier venture capital firms - making it the ideal destination for blockchain innovation. I am proud to be setting the infrastructure for future events that will provide access to opportunities in this burgeoning space" Itai Elizur, COO of MarketAcross added “After helping organize major crypto events in Paris, Korea, Singapore, & Austin, it gives me great pride to invite everyone this time to my home city, Tel-Aviv, as part of ETH TLV. The Israeli builders’ community is one of the best in the world, and the fact all these companies and OGs are coming to our small nation should solidify that fact. We have a lot to offer, come see for yourself” About Fireblocks Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks enables exchanges, lending desks, custodians, banks, trading desks, and hedge funds to securely scale digital asset operations through the Fireblocks Network and MPC-based Wallet Infrastructure. Fireblocks serves over 1,600 financial institutions, has secured the transfer of over $3 trillion in digital assets, and has a unique insurance policy that covers assets in storage & transit. Some of the biggest trading desks have switched to Fireblocks because it's the only solution that CISOs and Ops Teams both love. Learn more: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn About ConsenSys ConsenSys is a leading Ethereum and decentralized protocols software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, MetaMask Institutional, Truffle, Diligence, and our NFT platform, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On Ethereum’s trusted, open-source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow. Learn more: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn About Collider VC Founded in 2018, Collider is a venture capital fund focused on digital assets and early-stage startups to support the next generation of companies, protocols and products that are building the digital native economy. Learn more: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn About StarkWare StarkWare is leading the way in scaling Ethereum. It has built Validity-based scaling solutions: StarkEx and StarkNet. StarkEx scales more transactions than all other ‘Layer 2’ solutions combined. StarkNet (Alpha) is a decentralized permissionless Validity-Rollup. The company pioneered the STARK proof and made this groundbreaking cryptographic system accessible through the Cairo programming language. StarkWare’s solutions, which rely on Ethereum’s security, have settled over $800B, and over 325M transactions, minted more than 95M NFTs, and serving hundreds of thousands of users. StarkNet, a permissionless general-purpose scaling solution, is live (Alpha) on Ethereum Mainnet. StarkEx, a SaaS-based scaling service, has been powering applications since 2020, including dYdX, Immutable X, Sorare, and DeversiFi. Learn more: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn About MarketAcross MarketAcross is the world’s leading blockchain and web3 PR and marketing firm, providing a complete end-to-end organic marketing solution for blockchain companies around the world. Founded in Tel-Aviv in 2016, MarketAcross has helped many of the industry’s biggest blockchain projects build their brand, among them Polkadot, Solana, Binance, Polygon, Crypto.com, Huobi, and eToro. Learn more: Website | Twitter | LinkedInContactCOOItai [email protected]
18h ago coindesk
Crypto VC Firm Arrington Capital Hires BitMEX Alum as Investment Head
Bhavik Patel previously headed product and derivatives for the crypto exchange.
18h ago cryptodaily
Sign Up Today for the TRON Grand Hackathon a.k.a. “HackaTRON” Season 4
Geneva, Switzerland, 1st February, 2023, ChainwireSeason 4 of the TRON Grand Hackathon has begun! The submission period runs from February 1 to April 15, 2023, with winners to be announced May 15, 2023. A number of judges and partners are returning from Season 3 to offer their expert analysis to teams who are developing new solutions, building upon existing projects, or launching eco-friendly blockchain initiatives. Expectations are high following the success of Season 3. If you are a blockchain enthusiast, developer, or entrepreneur, then you don’t want to miss all that Season 4 has in store. Co-sponsored by TRON and Huobi, this hackathon has a 500,000 USDD prize pool and is sure to be one of the most empowering events of 2023. Here are the basics of what you need to know about HackaTRON Season 4. Benefits of Participating in a Hackathon Participating in hackathons is beneficial for developers and entrepreneurs alike. It gives them networking opportunities and hands-on experience from working with new technologies such as blockchain or dedicating the time to develop smart contracts for a minimum viable product. The commitment prods progress for aspiring developers and hopeful startups. Hackathons are an excellent way to unite and challenge a team with a purpose and a deadline while growing new skills and having fun together! As if that wasn’t enough incentive already, competing in hackathons also gives teams the chance to win some awesome prizes like the 500,000 USDD prize that will be up for grabs in Season 4 of the HackaTRON. Winners will have priority status for potential listing on Huobi.com and will also be eligible to apply for funding from TRON DAO Ventures and Huobi Ventures. These are priceless perks for winners that could pave the way for significant advancement of their projects. What to Expect from Participating in HackaTRON? By participating in HackaTRON, teams develop decentralized applications to compete in one of six tracks: Web3, DeFi, GameFi, NFTs, Builder, and Eco-Friendly. This season, the “Builder Track” is new and created for returning projects that are continuing development on TRON/BTTC with significant updates for their projects. To participate in the Builder Track, projects must have previously entered the Hackathon, document updates with clearly defined new features, and not already have an investment commitment from TRON DAO Ventures. The “Eco-Friendly Track” is also new and aims to encourage participants to join TRON in the mission to drive the blockchain industry toward sustainability and environmental stewardship via the TRON Climate Initiative. DoraHacks, a Web3 development community engaging with a variety of blockchains to encourage innovators to “BUIDL” with blockchain tech, is a new partner for Season 4 and will be used as a developer forum. Many of the partners and judges will be returning from Season 3, including industry leaders from VanEck, Valkyrie, Circle, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mirana, Binance Custody, Kucoin Ventures, Huobi Ventures, FalconX, Wintermute, Blockchain.com, Gate.io, Bittrex Global, Kyber Network, Poloniex, Gala Games, Unstoppable Domains, and others. In some ways, the chance to connect with and learn from proven experts is the most valuable aspect of participating in a hackathon. How HackaTRON Works HackaTRON Season 4 spans four months from February 1 to May 15, 2023. During this time, participants will have access to resources such as tutorials, tech talks, and expert coaching. All of which can help them create their decentralized application (dApp). Participants are then required to submit a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) by the end of the submission period in order to be considered for the competition. Here’s a quick overview of the schedule for Season 4: February 1 to April 15 _ HackaTRON Submission Period (Working MVP Required) April 16 to 30 _ Pre-Selection Judging Preparation May 1 to 7 _ Judging Period May 15, 2023 _ WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!! Payout of the Prize Pool The 500,000 USDD prize pool will be distributed among the winners. Payout of the prize pool will occur in two tiers. The first tier of 30% will be paid to winners on Saturday, May 13, and the second tier of 70% on Thursday, June 1, IF their decentralized application (dApp) goes live on the TRON/BTTC Mainnet. Winners will be chosen in two major categories: judge and community forum. Five winners will be selected in each track for each major category. So, there will be five winners from each of the six tracks in the judge-selected category and five from each of the six tracks in the community-selected category. The USDD distribution will be broken down as follows: Judge-Selected (same breakdown for each of the six tracks) 1st Place _ 20,000 USDD 2nd Place _ 15,000 USDD 3rd Place _ 10,000 USDD 4th Place _ 8,000 USDD 5th Place _ 6,000 USDD Community-Forum-Selected (same breakdown for each of the six tracks) 1st Place _ 6,000 USDD 2nd Place _ 5,000 USDD 3rd Place _ 4,000 USDD 4th Place _ 3,000 USDD 5th Place _ 2,000 USDD In addition, bonus prizes will be distributed in three categories: Project Engagement (6,000 USDD divided evenly among two winners), Determination (15,000 USDD divided evenly among three winners), and Community Contribution (5,000 USDD divided evenly among 10 winners). Winners will have priority status for potential listing on Huobi.com and will also be eligible to apply for funding from TRON DAO Ventures and Huobi Ventures. These are priceless perks for winners that could pave the way for significant advancement of their projects. SO… Ready to become a blockchain developer on one of the world’s premier blockchains? Then don't miss out on your chance to participate in Season 4 of the HackaTRON! With a 500,000 USDD prize pool up for grabs across six different tracks, this is your opportunity to prove your skills while taking advantage of amazing networking opportunities along with potential funding. Sign up today on the HackaTRON website. If you’re interested in being the first to know about the latest news and updates on TRON, as well as the TRON Grand Hackathon, please subscribe to the TRON newsletter. About TRON DAO TRON DAO is a community-governed DAO dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and dApps. Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of January 2023, it has over 138 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 4.7 billion total transactions, and over $11.0 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin across the globe, overtaking USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. In May 2022, the over-collateralized decentralized stablecoin USDD was launched on the TRON blockchain, backed by the first-ever crypto reserve for the blockchain industry - TRON DAO Reserve, marking TRON's official entry into decentralized stablecoins. Most recently in October 2022, TRON was designated as the national blockchain for the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is the first time a major public blockchain partnering with a sovereign nation to develop its national blockchain infrastructure. On top of the government’s endorsement to issue Dominica Coin (“DMC”), a blockchain-based fan token to help promote Dominica’s global fanfare, seven existing TRON-based tokens - TRX, BTT, NFT, JST, USDD, USDT, TUSD, have been granted statutory status as authorized digital currency and medium of exchange in the country. TRONNetwork | TRONDAO | Twitter | YouTube | Telegram | Discord | Reddit | GitHub | Medium | ForumContactHayward [email protected]
19h ago cryptodaily
U.K. Takes a Page from TradFi’s Books to Regulate Cryptoassets
The United Kingdom (U.K.) has opened a consultation on new rules for regulating the crypto sector. The government intends to regulate cryptoassets, including trading, lending, and custody, similarly to that traditional finance (TradFi). The U.K. has set out plans to regulate cryptocurrencies and protect consumers. H.M. Treasury issued a press release earlier today in which it opened consultation surrounding a set of “ambitious plans to robustly regulate cryptoasset activities – providing confidence and clarity to consumers and businesses alike.” The U.K. government’s actions to regulate cryptocurrencies have been driven by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s plans to attract more crypto business and investment in the country and to make the U.K. a global crypto-asset hub, and out of a need to better protect consumers against volatile market conditions such as those experienced in recent months. U.K. Announces “Robust” Plans to Protect Consumers and Grow the Economy As cryptoassets, or “crypto,” as they are more commonly known, are a new, diverse, and evolving class of assets that have so many benefits to offer; they do, however, come with risk to consumers. As is the nature of emerging technology markets, cryptos remain highly volatile, and the recent failures of some of the top industry players have “exposed the structural vulnerability of some business models in the sector.” The U.K. argues that its robust approach to regulating the crypto sector will mitigate some of the most significant risks while benefiting from the advantages of the digital asset market. The consultation was published on February 1, and Treasury will continue to seek responses until April 30. Andrew Griffith, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said in the press release: We remain steadfast in our commitment to grow the economy and enable technological change and innovation – and this includes cryptoasset technology. But we must also protect consumers who are embracing this new technology - ensuring robust, transparent, and fair standards. U.K.’s Approach to Regulating Cryptoassets is Consistent with its Approach to TradFi The Treasury has said it will seek to regulate cryptoassets in an approach consistent with traditional finance. The first of the U.K.’s robust approach to regulation is to place the responsibility on crypto trading venues for defining detailed content requirements for admission and disclosure documents, ensuring that crypto exchanges have fair and robust standards. The government has also proposed strengthening the rules around financial intermediaries and custodians. These entities enable the transacting and storage of customers’ cryptoassets. The proposed regulations also address industry concerns about the limited number of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorized cryptoasset firms who can issue their own promotions. According to reports by Bloomberg, many crypto companies raised concerns over the government’s proposals on cryptoasset promotion, arguing that firms which have already met the FCA’s standards should be able to issue their own advertisements without having an authorized third-party sign-off. To address this, H.M. Treasury is introducing a time-limited exemption to this rule. The exemption will allow cryptoasset businesses registered with the FCA for anti-money laundering purposes to issue their own promotions for the time being while the broader cryptoasset regulatory regime is being introduced. FCA Rejects Most Crypto Companies The U.K. should receive H.M. Treasury’s proposed regulation well, given that issues with the FCA have recently come to light beyond those mentioned above. Recent reports revealed that the FCA has thus far only given regulatory approval to 41 of the 300 crypto-related companies registered with the agency. The agency made an announcement regarding the fact that only about 15% of companies have gained regulatory approval. Still, it gave no decisive reason why the agency has successfully approved so little. The FCA said: The FCA has been the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor of U.K. cryptoasset businesses since January 10, 2020. Since then, we have received over 300 applications for registration under the MLRs and have determined over 260 as of January 2023. Of the applications we determined, we approved and registered 41 (15%), 195 (74%) were either refused or withdrew their application, and we rejected 29 (11%) submissions. Global Cryptoasset Regulation Appears Imminent The U.K.’s effort to regulate the crypto sector aligns with the global approach to cryptoassets. In April, the European Union (E.U.) will have its final vote on its wide-ranging Markets in Cryptoasset bill (MiCA), while the Biden Administration announced a framework for reducing the risks associated with cryptoassets last week. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
20h ago cryptodaily
Betts issues RecruitCoin to disrupt the recruitment sector
Cryptocurrencies are on their way to solving problems in many sectors across most industries. Now RecruitCoin is about to become the first cryptocurrency with a solid use case for disruption of the recruitment industry. Up to now, rewarding network participants with gift cards and not so well thought out referral programs haven’t really done what they set out to do, which was to properly incentivize the participants so that they stay in the network, and that they actively work to bring others in. Betts Recruiting,a leading recruitment firm with thousands of clients across the technology space, is prioritising technology, specifically from the cryptocurrency sector, to help it to keep its professionals, use them to attract others, and as a consequence, grow its Connect talent network. With today’s new launch, whenever a new participant signs up for Betts Connect, they receive RecruitCoin for doing so. By referring others to join the talent network they receive more RecruitCoin. Those who work to engage and bring others into the Betts Connect talent pool are rewarded, and as those who they’ve brought in engage with the Connect network, the referrer can also benefit from earning residual RecruitCoin. As well as referrals, the type of engagement that qualifies for RecruitCoin rewards is specified as; responding to new job opportunities, interviewing, and getting placed. Betts is currently working with Earnity in order to provide other ways in which holders of RecruitCoin can exchange it for tangible rewards. Carolyn Betts, Founder and CEO of Betts Recruiting commented: “We are so thrilled to announce the launch of RecruitCoin. We believe that the recruitment process as a whole is in need of innovation in order to continue to build trust. Betts is changing the landscape of recruiting by being the first recruit-tech company that compensates people for their engagement, referrals, and data. RecruitCoin positions Betts at the forefront of this transformation, as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies play a crucial role in shaping the future of the recruitment industry as a whole.” Should Betts Recruiting be successful in implementing RecruitCoin into its talent network, and those who receive and use it recognise the utilities that it brings and seek the rewards that it offers, then RecruitCoin has the potential to really kickstart the recruiting industry. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
21h ago cryptodaily
Lebanese central bank devalues currency by 90% - Bitcoin anyone?
The central bank of Lebanon has announced that it has devalued the Lebanese pound by 90%. Has Bitcoin’s time truly arrived? Lebanese central bank governor Riad Salameh announced on Tuesday that the new official exchange rate for the Lebanese pound (LBP) is 15,000 pounds per U.S. dollar, to take effect from 1 February. This is a 90% debasement from the official rate that has been in effect for the last 25 years. However, according to an article on Reuters, this devaluation still does not come close to matching the unofficial rate on the “parallel market” of 57,000 pounds per U.S. dollar. The Reuters article only discussed the impact of the devaluation for the commercial banks. Salameh was quoted as saying that in order to account for the impact, the banks would be given 5 years in which to “reconstitute the losses due to the devaluation”. The IMF, like a buzzard hovering over its prey, has told Lebanese authorities to just deal with the $70 billion in financial sector losses. The Lebanese ruling elite are currently in discussions with the IMF for a $3 billion bailout. How much suffering will have to be imposed on the Lebanese population in order to swing the deal is anybody’s guess. The Lebanese people already have to cope with the banks’ imposition of withdrawal controls, which are severely restricting their ability to take their own money out of the banks in order to survive. Opinion It is to be wondered just how much financial suffering it will take before people realise that the traditional monetary system is deeply, deeply flawed, and is set up in a way that transfers their wealth away from them and into the hands of the ruling elites. One of the mantras of central bankers is that 2% inflation is where we all need to be, and they supposedly engineer all their rate rises and cuts in order to hit somewhere very near to that figure. Of course, the basket of goods that is used to measure inflation can never be trusted to stop going up in price. Therefore over many years the central bankers take the more troublesome items out of the basket and insert new ones whose price does not go up so fast. The website “http://www.shadowstats.com/” is a good source for tracking how inflation figures have been manipulated in this way over many decades. One further food for thought is that even if central banks are able to keep inflation at 2%. Just 2% inflation a year over the lifetime of a generation is enough to steal 50% of its entire wealth. In the current crypto bear market, Bitcoin lost as much as 77% of its value. Given its recent recovery, this has reduced to 66%. Even if Bitcoin should fall again and perhaps go as low as $10,000, the potential upside of a new bull market might make this a very interesting alternative to holding fiat currency in the bank. Of course, it is very debatable, but surely a rise in a store of value that is completely outside of the traditional monetary system could be preferred to the 100% certainty of fiat currency trending down to zero. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
22h ago cryptopotato
Biswap DEX Unveils Improved AMM as Part of Its Ambitious 2023 Roadmap
[PRESS RELEASE – New York, United States, 31st January 2023] BNB Chain decentralized exchange Biswap has published its 2023 roadmap, which includes a number of proposed improvements and upgrades. It includes details of a new AMM, route optimization, and perpetual trading. Take a look at the main Biswap benefits: https://biswap.org/. A new AMM protocol with […]
23h ago coindesk
Bankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX had Around $1.4B Cash at 2022-End
The figure is around 19% higher than the $1.2 billion reported in November when FTX filed for bankruptcy.
1 day ago cointelegraph
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1 day ago coindesk
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1 day ago coindesk
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The live price of Chia (XCH) today is 44.4353 USD, and with the current circulating supply of Chia at 6,380,682 XCH, its market capitalization stands at 283,527,396 USD. In the last 24 hours XCH price has moved -0.2019 USD or -0.00% while 4,660,536 USD worth of XCH has been traded on various exchanges. The current valuation of XCH puts it at #139 in cryptocurrency rankings based on market capitalization.

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Chia Price44.4353 USD
Market Rank#139
Market Cap283,527,396 USD
24h Volume4,698,709 USD
Circulating Supply6,380,682 XCH
Max SupplyNo data
Yesterday's Market Cap285,298,967.73 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close44.9148 USD / 44.7129 USD
Yesterday's High / Low45.103 USD / 42.8987 USD
Yesterday's Change
0.00% ( 0.2019 USD )
Yesterday's Volume4,660,536.16 USD
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Pools Hashrate13.61 EH/s
Network Hashrate21.57 EH/s
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