Welcome to our cryptocurrency events review. The last few days were full of interesting news from the world of digital assets. Next week also promises to be full of events that may affect the overall market picture.
Review of the past week:
|August 7, 2023||PayPal Launches a Stablecoin in Latest Crypto Payments Push.
The PYUSD token is fully backed by dollar deposits, short-term Treasury bills and similar cash equivalents. Read more
|August 7, 2023||NFT Trader Fools Copy Trading Bot to Earn $1.5 Million on Blur Marketplace.
Trader Hanwee Chang noticed that his bid strategy on Blur was being replicated by a large wallet and performed a clever manipulation. Read more
|August 7, 2023||Blockchain.com Receives Major Payment Institution License from Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Blockchain․com received a license from the Central Bank of Singapore – now the company will be able to provide services related to transactions with digital assets. Read more
|August 8, 2023||US Fed clarifies process for banks to transact in stablecoins.
The US Federal Reserve announces a program to supervise banks and financial institutions that work with cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Read more
|August 8, 2023||Burns 2,500 ETH ($4.5M) In Unexplained Move.
A user sent 2,500 ETH ($4.5 million) to an unmonitored zero address (burn address). Subsequently sent another 36,188 GMX ($1.78M), 311,003 GNX ($1.52M) and 4 NFT BAYC. Last year, this user was at the top of the earnings leaderboard on Binance – earning over $20M on a GMT long and then deleted the account. Read more
|August 9, 2023||A US Bank Holds $170 Million in Crypto.
San Francisco-based SoFi Bank, which has more than 6.2 million customers, said in a report that it holds $166 million worth of crypto. Read more
|August 10, 2023||Boyaa Interactive has decided to buy $5 million worth of BTC and ETH.
The Group’s purchases of relevant cryptocurrencies will be funded by the cash reserves generated from the Group’s operations in Hong Kong and overseas, and will be made at the Group’s discretion in accordance with the market conditions. Read more
|August 11, 2023||Cathie Wood’s Ark 21Shares Bitcoin ETF Application Decision Pushed Out by SEC.
The regulator is reviewing more than a dozen spot bitcoin and ether future ETF applications. Read more
What’s coming up for us this week:
|August 15, 2023||U.S. retail sales.
A measure of consumer spending, also correlates with consumer confidence and is seen as an indicator of the pace of the U.S. economy. Read more
|August 16, 2023||Publication of FOMC Minutes.
Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The minutes reflect the FOMC’s position on monetary policy in detail, so currency traders are scrutinizing them in search of guidance on future interest rate decisions.
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