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  • BlackRock, other issuers update S-1 filing for spot Ethereum ETFs, raising expectations for July launch
    by Mike Dalton on June 22, 2024 at 12:25 am

    Seven spot Ethereum ETF applicants amended their registration statements with the SEC on June 21, leading to increased expectations of a trading launch in early July. Franklin Templeton, VanEck, Invesco Galaxy, BlackRock, 21Shares, and Fidelity submitted updated S-1 registrations for their respective funds. Grayscale submitted an amended S-3 registration for its Ethereum Trust and an The post BlackRock, other issuers update S-1 filing for spot […]

  • FinCEN says illicit use of crypto by criminals creates new ‘opportunities’ for detection
    by Assad Jafri on June 21, 2024 at 11:46 pm

    The US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued a stark warning to US financial firms, warning them about the increasing use of crypto by Mexican drug cartels to purchase chemicals used to manufacture fentanyl. In an updated advisory released on June 20, FinCEN specifically cited the use of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), The post FinCEN says illicit use of crypto by criminals creates new […]

  • Bitcoin’s realized market cap hits $600 billion
    by News Desk on June 21, 2024 at 10:55 pm

    Onchain Highlights DEFINITION: Realized Cap values different part of the supplies at different prices (instead of using the current daily close). Specifically, it is computed by valuing each UTXO by the price when it was last moved. Bitcoin’s realized capitalization has shown a marked increase alongside the asset’s price in 2024. As depicted in the The post Bitcoin’s realized market cap hits $600 billion appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • Consensys to continue lawsuit against SEC as ‘battle far from over’
    by Mike Dalton on June 21, 2024 at 10:28 pm

    Consensys head of litigation Laura Brookover said the company would continue to sue the SEC as the “battle” for regulatory clarity is “far from over.” In a June 21 interview with CNBC, Brookover said that despite ending the Ethereum 2.0 investigation, the SEC did not provide any regulatory clarity regarding Ethereum’s classification. She added that The post Consensys to continue lawsuit against SEC as ‘battle far from over’ […]

  • Transaction fees dominate Bitcoin miner revenue at pivotal halving
    by News Desk on June 21, 2024 at 9:50 pm

    Onchain Highlights DEFINITION: The percentage of miner revenue derived from fees, i.e. fees divided by fees plus minted coins. Bitcoin miners are experiencing a notable shift in their revenue sources, primarily driven by changes in transaction fee dynamics. Recent data from Glassnode illustrates a fluctuating trend in the percentage of miner revenue derived from transaction The post Transaction fees dominate Bitcoin miner revenue at pivotal […]

  • McKinsey believes mainstream adoption of tokenization ‘still far’ despite major advancements
    by Assad Jafri on June 21, 2024 at 9:36 pm

    McKinsey believes that tokenization of financial assets has advanced to a critical tipping point yet faces hurdles that hinder its widespread acceptance. According to the firm: “The digitization of assets seems even more inevitable now as the technology matures and demonstrates measurable economic benefits. Despite this visible momentum, broad adoption of tokenization is still far The post McKinsey believes mainstream adoption of tokenization […]

  • Pantera believes Solana will dominate blockchain sector, compares its rise to Apple’s breakthrough with macOS
    by Mike Dalton on June 21, 2024 at 8:51 pm

    A recent report by Pantera Capital highlighted Solana’s (SOL) potential to become a dominant player in the blockchain ecosystem, drawing parallels between its monolithic architecture and Apple’s macOS. Authored by General Partner Franklin Bi, Portfolio Manager Cosmo Jiang, and Investment Analyst Eric Wallach, the report delves into Solana’s rising influence and its implications for the The post Pantera believes Solana will dominate […]

  • Osmosis DAO backs zero-fee Bitcoin bridge to Cosmos
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on June 21, 2024 at 6:41 pm

    Osmosis Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is unanimously supporting a proposal to adopt a revenue share proposal that enables a zero-fee Bitcoin bridge to the Cosmos ecosystem via Nomic. The proposal has received overwhelming community support, with about 92% of DAO members favoring the zero-fee upgrade. Meanwhile, around 6% of the DAO members abstained from voting, The post Osmosis DAO backs zero-fee Bitcoin bridge to Cosmos appeared […]

  • Binance CEO welcomes Standard Chartered move to launch Bitcoin trading desk
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on June 21, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    Binance CEO Richard Teng has welcomed Standard Chartered into the crypto industry after reports revealed that the banking giant was preparing to launch a spot trading desk for Bitcoin and Ethereum. This move would make the bank one of the first major traditional financial institutions to offer direct trading services for the top digital assets The post Binance CEO welcomes Standard Chartered move to launch Bitcoin trading desk appeared first on […]

  • Friday slump continues: Bitcoin drops over 1%, aligning with six-month trend
    by James Van Straten on June 21, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    Quick Take Bitcoin experienced a notable dip below $64,000 on Friday, June 21. According to Velo’s data covering the last six months, Friday has historically been the second worst-performing day of the coin, with an average decline of -0.5%. This recent drop of over 1% aligns with this trend. Tuesday, however, fares even worse, with The post Friday slump continues: Bitcoin drops over 1%, aligning with six-month trend appeared first on […]

  • Maher Audience Silenced After Andrew Cuomo Admits NYC Trump Trial Should Have Never Happened
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    Maher Audience Silenced After Andrew Cuomo Admits NYC Trump Trial Should Have Never Happened Former governor of New York from 2011 to 2021 Andrew Cuomo appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday where he discussed the implications of the New York City Trump trial with host Maher.  Maher’s mostly liberal audience is caught quiet when Maher and Cuomo start frankly discussing whether or not the trial was helpful for the Trump […]

  • DHS ‘Intelligence Experts Group’ Classified Military Service, Religion, & Trump-Support As Indicators Of Domestic Extremism & Terrorism
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 4:50 pm

    DHS ‘Intelligence Experts Group’ Classified Military Service, Religion, & Trump-Support As Indicators Of Domestic Extremism & Terrorism Authored by Debra Heine via American Greatness, A now disbanded group in Joe Biden’s Department Homeland Security (DHS) classified Trump supporters, members of the military, and people with religious views as persons likely to commit “domestic violent extremist” attacks, newly […]

  • Affordability, Charging-Infrastructure, & Range-Anxiety Continue To Keep Americans From Fully Embracing EVs
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 4:15 pm

    Affordability, Charging-Infrastructure, & Range-Anxiety Continue To Keep Americans From Fully Embracing EVs While the US and the EU look at different ways to add tariffs to China-made electric vehicles to prevent supply disruption, the reality is that overall demand for EVs appears as though it is starting to peak.   Such was the topic of a new FT report that looked into why Americans aren’t buying more electric vehicles.  […]

  • Von Greyerz: As Dominoes Fall, Gold Will Stand Stronger Than Ever
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 3:40 pm

    Von Greyerz: As Dominoes Fall, Gold Will Stand Stronger Than Ever Authored by Egon von Greyerz via VonGreyerz.gold, At the end of a monetary era a number of dominoes will keep falling, initially gradually and then suddenly as Hemingway explained when asked how you go bankrupt. Some of the important dominoes the world will see falling are: Political, Geopolitical, Currency, Debt and Investment Assets. The consequences will be […]

  • “Never Would Have Happened”: Trump Talks Ukraine, Nato, And Hints At “The Next AI Trade” In Explosive Interview
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    “Never Would Have Happened”: Trump Talks Ukraine, Nato, And Hints At “The Next AI Trade” In Explosive Interview Just two weeks after Craft Ventures co-founder David Sacks hosted a high-profile fundraiser for former President Trump at his Silicon Valley mansion, filled with venture capitalists and tech elites, Trump made an appearance on Sacks’ podcast on Thursday, covering a wide range of topics from taxes and tariffs to energy to […]

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  • Leader Of Maryland LGBTQ+ Dems Caught In Alleged Pedo Sting, Trying To Meet With Young Boy
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    Leader Of Maryland LGBTQ+ Dems Caught In Alleged Pedo Sting, Trying To Meet With Young Boy The head of the Maryland Democratic Party (MDP) LGBTQ+ Diversity Leadership Council (DLC), Michael Knaapen, was caught on video in a very disturbing predator sting. “We just busted the head of the LGBTQ Dems of Maryland going after a 14-year-old. Groomers are about to be mad,” Alex Rosen, founder of Houston-based vigilante organization […]

  • BBC Climate Disinformation Reporter Attacks Kenyan Farmer
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    BBC Climate Disinformation Reporter Attacks Kenyan Farmer Authored by Thi Thuy Van Dinh via The Brownstone Institute On 15th June 2024, the BBC Climate disinformation reporter Marco Silva published a hit piece on the Kenyan farmer Jusper Machogu, entitled “How a Kenyan farmer became a champion of climate change denial.” The reporter claims that Mr Machogu, a 29-year-old farmer with many thousands of followers on X for his […]

  • 1984@75 – The Lottery
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 1:55 pm

    1984@75 – The Lottery The first of Off-Guardian’s short videos marking the 75th anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984 and, they hope, a timely reminder it is much more than the famous memes of Room 101, Big Brother, Doublethink or Newspeak. Firstly – The Lottery. “The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention. It was probable that there were […]

  • Cancer-Drug Costs Skyrocket, Leaving Even Insured Patients In Financial Ruin
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    Cancer-Drug Costs Skyrocket, Leaving Even Insured Patients In Financial Ruin Authored by George Citroner via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), An increase in cancer cases is putting pressure on Americans already facing a difficult situation—exorbitant drug prices, a lack of regulation, and a system that seems designed to profit, according to experts. (Artem Oleshko/Shutterstock) With medical debt burying patients, the battle […]

  • Biden Allies Spend $10 Million To Learn How To Meme
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 12:45 pm

    Biden Allies Spend $10 Million To Learn How To Meme Most of our readers know the left can’t meme, as memes require an understanding of both universal human truths and a minimal grasp on humor. For example: Or this: Or this hot garbage: Sometimes they don’t even realize what they’ve done… These people are genuinely operating in their own reality: Every time the Left tries to meme Trump they just end up making him […]

  • Marathon Uses Bitcoin Mining To Heat Town Of 11,000 In Finland
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 12:10 pm

    Marathon Uses Bitcoin Mining To Heat Town Of 11,000 In Finland Authored by Nik Hoffman via Bitcoin Magazine, Today, Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA), a leader in Bitcoin mining, has launched an innovative pilot project to recycle heat generated from Bitcoin mining to warm a community in Finland. JUST IN: Marathon is now warming a town of over 11,000 in Finland using heat from #Bitcoin mining 🤯 […]

  • Canada Set To Follow US, EU Lead On Hiking Tariffs On Chinese-Made EVs
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 11:35 am

    Canada Set To Follow US, EU Lead On Hiking Tariffs On Chinese-Made EVs First it was the EU and the US, now it looks like Canada could be next to weigh tariffs on Chinese made electric vehicles.  Justin Trudeau’s government is considering new tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles to align with US and EU actions, according to a new report this week by Bloomberg. An announcement about public consultations on these tariffs is […]

  • More Air Defenses & Cross-Border Strikes Won’t Change The Ukrainian Conflict’s Dynamics
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 11:00 am

    More Air Defenses & Cross-Border Strikes Won’t Change The Ukrainian Conflict’s Dynamics Authored by Andrew Korybko via Substack, The US will redirect air defense orders to Ukraine and allow that country to strike Russian forces anywhere across the border that are preparing to cross the frontier in its newest policy evolution. Up until now, the US was still delivering other clients’ air defense orders and had officially […]

  • Geopolitics And Demand Growth Underpin Need For Commonsense Energy Policies
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 3:40 am

    Geopolitics And Demand Growth Underpin Need For Commonsense Energy Policies Authored by Guy Caruso via RealClearEnergy, The U.S. energy sector finds itself in a precarious position. Increasing geopolitical volatility and strong energy demand forecasts could spell trouble domestically in the future. The U.S. needs to stop hamstringing American energy companies and invest in the nation’s infrastructure, such as pipelines, […]

  • Oven-Like Conditions Result In Over 1,000 Deaths During Hajj In Saudi Arabia
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 3:20 am

    Oven-Like Conditions Result In Over 1,000 Deaths During Hajj In Saudi Arabia We explained earlier that the Hajj is the final of the five pillars of Islam, and requires that every Muslim who is of adult age complete the religious pilgrimage to Mecca once in their lifetime, so long as they are financially and physically able. This means huge numbers descended on the city which is home to the shrine of the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia each […]

  • House Committee Forms Group To Tackle CCP’s Role In Fentanyl Crisis
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 3:00 am

    House Committee Forms Group To Tackle CCP’s Role In Fentanyl Crisis Authored by Aaron Pan via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A bipartisan working group to address China’s role in the fentanyl epidemic has been established by the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) chemist checks confiscated pills containing fentanyl at the DEA Northeast Regional Laboratory in New […]

  • Disney Exposed? VP Admits On Hidden Camera That Company Refuses To Hire ‘White Males’
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 2:40 am

    Disney Exposed? VP Admits On Hidden Camera That Company Refuses To Hire ‘White Males’ For almost a decade Disney has been on a Diveristy, Equity and Inclusion induced spiral into clown world (along with a number of major entertainment and media companies).  The shift by corporations towards promoting ideological propaganda instead of chasing profits started out subtle and has quickly escalated into a crescendo of absurdity.  […]

  • You Will Be Tagged… And You Will Love It
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 2:20 am

    You Will Be Tagged… And You Will Love It Authored by Riley Waggaman via Off-Guardian.org, As expected, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was the hottest anti-globalist multipolar traditional RETVRN values conference of 2024 – possibly of all-time. The unipolar world suffered non-stop humiliations during this mind-blowing freedom event. For example, Moscow Region governor Andrei Vorobyov made an incredible BRICS […]

  • California Legalized Drugs; Cartels Took It Over…
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 2:00 am

    California Legalized Drugs; Cartels Took It Over… Authored by Daniel Greenfield via The Gatestone Institute, Six years after California legalized marijuana, the bodies keep piling up. Earlier this year, six men were murdered in the Mojave Desert. Four of the men had been burned after being shot with rifles. In 2020, seven people were killed at an illegal pot operation in Riverside County. Violence like this was supposed to […]

  • Housing Downturn in Austin, Texas Is “Remarkable” As Inventory Spikes To Record High
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 2:00 am

    Housing Downturn in Austin, Texas Is “Remarkable” As Inventory Spikes To Record High Our latest housing note showed May’s US existing home sales data slumped for the third consecutive month while prices hit a record high. This highlights the ongoing affordability crisis in the housing market, with a 30-year mortgage interest rate of around 7%. However, there is evidence that home buyers might soon find some relief as inventories […]

  • Why Has China Purchased Farmland Near 19 Different Military Bases Inside The US?
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 1:40 am

    Why Has China Purchased Farmland Near 19 Different Military Bases Inside The US? Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, The Chinese aren’t exactly being subtle about what they are trying to do.  Today, they own more than 300,000 acres of farmland inside the United States, and they have been specifically targeting areas that are located near important military bases.  As you will see below, the […]

  • ‘Total Lawlessness’ & Looting Has Made Gaza Aid Delivery Nearly Impossible: UN Chief
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 1:20 am

    ‘Total Lawlessness’ & Looting Has Made Gaza Aid Delivery Nearly Impossible: UN Chief “On the Gazan side of the Kerem Shalom Crossing, where over 1,000 trucks are awaiting collection and distribution… there are hundreds of aid pallets awaiting collection and distribution by the UN aid agencies,” Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has announced. For months, there have been two primary threats to aid […]

  • Supreme Court Broadens Use Of Expert Testimony Against Accused Criminals
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 1:00 am

    Supreme Court Broadens Use Of Expert Testimony Against Accused Criminals Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 sided with the government in a case centering on expert testimony in criminal trials. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas poses for an official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building in Washington on Oct. 7, 2022. (Alex […]

  • Beijing-Hosted Ukraine Peace Conference? Why Not…
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 12:40 am

    Beijing-Hosted Ukraine Peace Conference? Why Not… China shunned the Switzerland-hosted peace talks attended by some 90 countries and which happened last week, however, the government of Xi Jinping has urgently called for an international peace summit hosted by Beijing. China’s rationale for skipping the Swiss summit was that the endeavor was futile without Russia’s presence. Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to […]

  • Washington Approves Another $360 Million Arms Sale To Taiwan
    by Tyler Durden on June 22, 2024 at 12:20 am

    Washington Approves Another $360 Million Arms Sale To Taiwan Authored by Connor Freeman via AntiWar.com, The State Department said earlier this week that it has green-lit a $360 million arms sale to Taipei, including hundreds of armed drones, missile equipment, and other support material. China views Taiwan as part of its territory, and while it prefers to reclaim the de facto independent island peacefully, it has not ruled out […]

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