Controlling shareholders’ stakes in GBTC are ‘highly illiquid’: Report

According to a tweet by Ryan Selkis, CEO of blockchain research firm Messari, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust's (GBTC) controlling shareholders Genesis Global and Digital Currency Group cannot simply dump their holdings to raise more capital. Selkis explained that Rule 144A of the…

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Leading Cardano stablecoin project shuts down after excruciating launch delays

On Nov. 24, Ardana, a leading decentralized finance (DeFi) and stablecoin ecosystem building on Cardano (ADA), abruptly halted development, citing "funding and project timeline uncertainty." The project will remain open-source for builders while treasury balances and remaining funds will be held…

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Mango Markets hacker allegedly feigns Curve short attack to exploit Aave

As described by analysts at Lookonchain on Nov. 22, tokens of decentralized exchange Curve Finance (CRV) appear to have suffered a major short-seller attack. According to Lookonchain, ponzishorter.eth, an address associated with Mango Markets exploiter Avraham Eisenberg, first swapped 40 million…

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Genesis Global halts withdrawals citing ‘unprecedented market turmoil’

According to a new tweet by Genesis Global on Nov. 16, the institutional crypto lender said it would “temporarily suspend redemptions and new loan originations in the lending business.” In explaining the decision, the firm cited “unprecedented market turmoil” related to…

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Hive Blockchain revenue declines by 44% Y/Y despite overall mining production surge

According to its second-quarter (ending Sept. 30) earnings presentation released on Nov. 15, Vancouver-based digital assets mining company Hive Blockchain’s revenue declined by 44% year over year to $29.6 million. During the same period, the company’s net income also decreased from…

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Crypto​.com CEO addresses whereabouts of $1B in stablecoins sent to FTX

During a live ask-me-anything (AMA) session with users on Nov. 14, Crypto.com CEO Kris Marszalek explained that the firm sent large-sum stablecoins to troubled cryptocurrency exchange FTX to fulfill liquidity within customers’ orders at the time when FTX was still functional.…

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