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  • Tether pushes for decentralized tech systems following worldwide IT issue
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 19, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Stablecoin issuer Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino has urged increased investment in decentralized peer-to-peer technologies after a global IT outage today, July 19. CryptoSlate reported that a significant technical issue with CrowdStrike’s centralized software led to a global outage affecting many sectors. This issue caused Windows computers to display the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), disrupting The post Tether pushes for decentralized tech systems […]

  • Strong BlackRock ETF inflows battle Grayscale outflows to sustain positive flows
    by Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright on July 19, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Recent data from Farside Investors reveals a shift in Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) flows over the past two days. On July 17, Bitcoin ETFs experienced modest inflows totaling $53.3 million. The iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) led with $110.4 million, while the Fidelity Physical Bitcoin ETP (FBTC) added $2.8 million. However, significant outflows were observed in The post Strong BlackRock ETF inflows battle Grayscale outflows to sustain […]

  • WazirX attacker converts $235 million theft into Ethereum, holds nearly 60K ETH
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 19, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    On-chain data shows that the WazirX exploiter has converted most of the stolen assets from the Indian crypto platform into Ethereum. On July 18, WazirX was exploited for around $235 million in several digital assets, with blockchain investigators suggesting that the North Korea-backed Lazarus Group perpetrated the attack. While the exchange quickly implemented measures to The post WazirX attacker converts $235 million theft into Ethereum, holds […]

  • Grayscale slashes Ethereum Mini Trust fees to 0.15%, lowest in market
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 19, 2024 at 11:20 am

    Grayscale, one of the issuers of the impending Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has lowered the management fee for its Mini Trust to 0.15% from 0.25%, according to a July 18 filing. The firm stated: “Grayscale Investments has updated its registration statement for Grayscale Ethereum Mini Trust to reflect a management fee of 0.15%. Additionally, we The post Grayscale slashes Ethereum Mini Trust fees to 0.15%, lowest in market appeared […]

  • Winklevoss twins donate $1 million in Bitcoin to unseat Elizabeth Warren
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 19, 2024 at 9:55 am

    Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, founders of the Gemini exchange, each donated $500,000 worth of Bitcoin to support pro-crypto lawyer John Deaton’s effort to unseat Senator Elizabeth Warren.  On July 18, the Winklevoss brothers explained their donations to the XRP advocate, calling him an “American hero” and the “only candidate who can defeat Elizabeth Warren in The post Winklevoss twins donate $1 million in Bitcoin to unseat Elizabeth […]

  • Centralized global service outage downs planes, trains, banks, 911 services and TV channels
    by Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright on July 19, 2024 at 7:58 am

    A widespread technical issue with CrowdStrike’s centralized software has led to a global outage affecting various sectors, including planes, railways, and media. The problem, which emerged on July 19, 2024, has caused Windows computers to display the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), disrupting numerous services and businesses worldwide. CrowdStrike, a leading cybersecurity firm, acknowledged the The post Centralized global service outage downs […]

  • Miners reduce holdings amid rising prices
    by Andjela Radmilac on July 19, 2024 at 2:42 am

    Miners represent the foundation of the Bitcoin market. Their behavior is one of the best indicators of market health and can be used as a gauge for market sentiment. Miner balances reflect the total amount of BTC held by miners. They serve as one of the leading indicators of selling pressure since they are frequent The post Miners reduce holdings amid rising prices appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • Injective Labs, 21Shares launch first INJ-linked ETP on Euronext exchanges
    by Assad Jafri on July 18, 2024 at 9:15 pm

    Injective Labs, in collaboration with 21Shares, has announced the launch of AINJ — the Injective Staking Exchange-Traded Product (ETP) linked to INJ, which will include staking. The fund will allow users to gain exposure to INJ tokens via major traditional financial exchanges and brokerages while also capturing staking rewards. The ETP will trade on Euronext The post Injective Labs, 21Shares launch first INJ-linked ETP on Euronext exchanges […]

  • Basel Committee releases final disclosure framework for banks’ crypto exposures
    by Assad Jafri on July 18, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision  has officially released its final disclosure framework for banks’ crypto exposures and made targeted amendments to its cryptoasset standards to “tighten the criteria for certain stablecoins to receive a preferential regulatory treatment.” Both standards are slated to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2026. The Committee, part of the Bank for The post Basel Committee releases final disclosure […]

  • Industry sources think Trump may announce Bitcoin as a strategic reserve asset
    by Assad Jafri on July 18, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    Former US President Donald Trump is rumored to make a groundbreaking announcement at the upcoming Bitcoin 2024 Conference in Nashville. According to industry sources, the former President may have plans to unveil Bitcoin (BTC) as a strategic reserve asset for the US. Satoshi Action Fund co-founder Dennis Porter and BnkToTheFuture founder Simon Dixon both shared The post Industry sources think Trump may announce Bitcoin as a strategic reserve […]

  • Futures Flat Ahead Of $2.7 Trillion OpEx Amid Global IT Crash
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Futures Flat Ahead Of $2.7 Trillion OpEx Amid Global IT Crash Global stocks, already hammered by several days of relentless selling in mega-cap tech shares, struggled on Friday as an unprecedented, worldwide computer systems outage hit travel, trading and support services, threatening to exacerbate a pullback in technology stocks. As of 7:00am ET, S&P futures were flat, paring earlier losses, while Nasdaq futures dropped -0.1%. […]

  • Ethereum ETFs Are Coming, But ETH Derivatives Markets Are Flat
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 11:45 am

    Ethereum ETFs Are Coming, But ETH Derivatives Markets Are Flat Authored by Marcel Pechman via CoinTelegraph.com, Ether price rallied 12.5% between July 12 and July 15, but strong resistance at $3,500 halted the bullish momentum. The subsequent correction down to $3,400 on July 18 occurred despite the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approving two additional spot Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs). […]

  • ‘The Whole Building Shook’: Houthis’ Tel Aviv Drone Strike Kills 1, Hospitalizes 8
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 11:20 am

    ‘The Whole Building Shook’: Houthis’ Tel Aviv Drone Strike Kills 1, Hospitalizes 8 In what could spark spiraling escalation of warfare between Yemen’s Houthis, Hezbollah and the State of Israel, a large drone struck a high-rise building in central Tel Aviv overnight, killing 1 and wounding 8 more. Using social media, a Houthi spokesman indicated the group had launched a “military operation” that “targeted ‘Tel Aviv’ in occupied […]

  • “Largest IT Outage In History” Sparks Disruptions Worldwide
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 10:34 am

    “Largest IT Outage In History” Sparks Disruptions Worldwide Early Friday, a global IT outage caused by an issue with cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike disrupted flights, banks, retailers, stock exchanges, 911 call centers, and media outlets. Experts say this could be one of the largest IT outages in modern history. Bloomberg reported that CrowdStrike warned customers that its Falcon Sensor threat-monitoring product was the source […]

  • How Much Do Different Countries Trust Institutions?
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 9:45 am

    How Much Do Different Countries Trust Institutions? In today’s world, factors such as polarization, misinformation, scandals, economic instability, and inequality have all contributed to a deterioration in people’s trust in institutions like government and media. But for some countries, trust is slowly returning. During the pandemic, trust in politicians was particularly shaky, with 63% of respondents of an Ipsos survey […]

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  • Biden Nomination Odds Collapse On Reports Of Imminent Withdrawal, Harris Reportedly Vetting Running Mates
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 9:22 am

    Biden Nomination Odds Collapse On Reports Of Imminent Withdrawal, Harris Reportedly Vetting Running Mates Update (2000ET): Things are escalating quickly with reports now that Biden could leave the race as soon as tomorrow. WaPo reports that Nancy Pelosi believes Biden can be convinced to drop out soon with Fox Business reporting that President Biden is expected to drop out as early as tomorrow… BREAKING: @MarkHalperin on […]

  • Africa Emerges As Focal Point In Global Oil & Gas Exploration
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Africa Emerges As Focal Point In Global Oil & Gas Exploration Authored by Aatisha Mahajanvia Rystad Energy, Global oil and gas exploration is increasingly concentrated in “core” areas like Guyana and Namibia, where recent discoveries have been made. While this concentration brings economic benefits, it also raises concerns about unexplored potential in other regions and the environmental impact of deepwater drilling. […]

  • It Was A Major Mistake For Zelensky To Insult Modi Last Week
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 8:15 am

    It Was A Major Mistake For Zelensky To Insult Modi Last Week Authored by Andrew Korybko via Substack, Zelensky insulted Indian Prime Minister Modi during his trip to Moscow last week by tweeting that “It is disheartening to see the leader of the world’s largest democracy embrace the world’s most notorious criminal in Moscow”, thus prompting India to summon the Ukrainian Ambassador on Monday. It’s unclear what he was […]

  • Illegal Immigrants Successfully Sue Polish Border Guards Despite Extreme Violence Facing Officers
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 7:30 am

    Illegal Immigrants Successfully Sue Polish Border Guards Despite Extreme Violence Facing Officers Authored by Grzegorz Adamczyk via ReMix News, The Polish Border Guard recently lost two legal cases brought by migrants who were injured during their attempts to enter Polish territory illegally from Belarus. The rulings are controversial considering the extreme violence Polish soldiers and officers routinely face while protecting […]

  • Where Are Europe’s Best (& Worst) Spots For A Swim?
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 6:45 am

    Where Are Europe’s Best (& Worst) Spots For A Swim? With summer here, wild swimmers and beach enthusiasts may be happy to know that the European Environment Agency has once more published its annual assessment of the health and environmental quality of bathing waters in the European Union. As Statista’s Anna Fleck reports, Cyprus, Austria, Croatia and Greece stand out for their bathing opportunities in 2023, with over 95 […]

  • EU Parliament Refuses To Condemn Trump Assassination Attempt
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 6:00 am

    EU Parliament Refuses To Condemn Trump Assassination Attempt Authored by Denes Albert via ReMix news, On Wednesday, the Patriots for Europe Group in the European Parliament initiated a plenary debate and a resolution condemning political violence, including the attempted assassination of former U.S. President Donald Trump, the current presidential candidate, but the majority of MEPs voted against it, Kinga Gál, the group’s first […]

  • Globalist “Guru” Claims Trump’s Re-Election Will Mean ‘The Death Of Global Order’
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 3:10 am

    Globalist “Guru” Claims Trump’s Re-Election Will Mean ‘The Death Of Global Order’ Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.us, Yuval Harari is best known as a globalist “philosopher” or “guru” closely tied to the World Economic Forum.  He is infamous for his Ted Talks and summit speeches declaring the coming abandonment of personal individualism and independence while elevating AI as the harbinger of a new technological […]

  • Is The Golden Age Of TV Series Over?
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 2:45 am

    Is The Golden Age Of TV Series Over? Despite the fact that the “traditional” TV model (i.e. live TV, broadcast and cable) has been under severe pressure from streaming services and changing media consumption habits in recent years, many people would argue that the past decade has in fact been the golden age of TV. That is, the golden age of scripted TV series, which have enjoyed a level of attention, critical acclaim and […]

  • Some States Embrace CO2 Cap-And-Trade Schemes, Others Reject Them
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 2:20 am

    Some States Embrace CO2 Cap-And-Trade Schemes, Others Reject Them Authored by Kevin Stocklin via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), The United States is following Europe’s lead in instituting cap-and-trade regimes to reduce CO2 emissions, but America’s journey is split between two paths—Democrat-run states that have passed cap-and-trade mandates, and Republican-run states that appear to have no intention of doing so. […]

  • BlueAnon Watch: One-Third Of Democrats Believe Trump Faked Assassination Attempt As Conspiracy Theory Goes Mainstream
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 1:55 am

    BlueAnon Watch: One-Third Of Democrats Believe Trump Faked Assassination Attempt As Conspiracy Theory Goes Mainstream At the height of the “QAnon” fervor in 2021 – roughly 23% of Republicans said they believed the theory that Donald Trump is fighting a cabal of satanic, sex-trafficking pedophiles. On Monday, a Morning Consult poll found that 34% of Democrats think Trump faked his own assassination attempt last Saturday. Such […]

  • Providence And President Trump: Gingrich
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 1:30 am

    Providence And President Trump: Gingrich Authored by Newt Gingrich via RealClearPolitics, I have known President Donald Trump for 30 years. Callista and I consider him a dear friend. Watching him get shot at his rally in Butler, Pa. was stunning and horrifying. President Trump’s reaction to being shot was immediately iconic. He stood up with blood running down his face, raised his fist, and said “fight, fight, fight,” and […]

  • With Chevron Overturned, Congress May Have To Adapt
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 1:05 am

    With Chevron Overturned, Congress May Have To Adapt Authored by Arjun Singh via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Chevron deference, which had the effect of enhancing federal agency power, has been deemed a “seismic” change for U.S. administrative law. (Illustration by The Epoch Times, Shutterstock) Members of Congress tell The Epoch Times that they believe the Supreme Court […]

  • Watch Live: Tucker, Hulk Hogan, & Dana White Intro Trump’s Address To RNC
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 12:32 am

    Watch Live: Tucker, Hulk Hogan, & Dana White Intro Trump’s Address To RNC It’s the last day of the 2024 Republican National Convention – and it’s going to be a big one. 7:30 p.m. Central Tucker Carlson, founder of Tucker Carlson Network 7:30-8 p.m. Central Carrie Ruiz Hulk Hogan, former professional entertainer and wrestler Annette Albright 8-9 p.m. Central Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy […]

  • Secret Service Whistleblowers Emerge Following Trump Assassination Attempt
    by Tyler Durden on July 19, 2024 at 12:15 am

    Secret Service Whistleblowers Emerge Following Trump Assassination Attempt US Secret Service whistleblowers have approached the House Judiciary Committee, claiming that there were limited resources to cover former President Donald Trump last weekend due to the North Atlantic Treato Organization (NATO) summit in Washington DC, as well as first lady Jill Biden’s campaign rally in Pittsburgh, PA. Chairman Jim Jordan has demanded […]

  • The 4-Day School Week: It’s A Trend Across America … Despite Questionable Results
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 11:50 pm

    The 4-Day School Week: It’s A Trend Across America … Despite Questionable Results Authored by Vince Bielski via RealClearInvestigations, Next month, the Huntsville School District in Arkansas will join the wave of public schools switching to a four-day week.  The shorter school week, which first emerged in a few rural areas decades ago, is now expanding into suburbs and smaller cities. At least 2,100 schools in half the […]

  • These Are America’s Most Popular News Sources
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 11:25 pm

    These Are America’s Most Popular News Sources The distribution of news in the internet era has never quite been so fractured. Between competing outlets, platforms, and formats, Americans can get their news from anywhere between a TikTok video to a station newspaper. This graphic, via Visual Capitalist’s Marcus Lu, shows the percentage of Americans who use various news sources on a weekly basis. More than 2,000 nationally […]

  • Ultra-Processed Foods Linked To Increased Risks For 32 Health Conditions
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Ultra-Processed Foods Linked To Increased Risks For 32 Health Conditions Authored by JoJo Novaes and Ben Lam via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Eating junk food is as pervasive in our current culture as eating naturally was in our not-so-long-ago past—and it shows. A systematic review published in The BMJ this year, involving 9.8 million participants, indicated an association between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and […]

  • YouTube Tightens Stranglehold On Firearms Content – Blocks All Gun Related Sponsors
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 10:35 pm

    YouTube Tightens Stranglehold On Firearms Content – Blocks All Gun Related Sponsors When Google and YouTube first announced that they would be demonetizing a host of channels back in 2017 (including firearms related content) they said is was because advertisers were “complaining” about their ads being featured in videos that were contrary to their messaging.  In other words, the excuse was that ads embedded on firearms channels […]

  • The Next Four Months Will Be A Political War Without Limits
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 10:10 pm

    The Next Four Months Will Be A Political War Without Limits Authored by David Samuels via UnHerd.com, The 2024 political war is just beginning – The Democratic party has rigged the system In a moment of raw personal courage at local fair-grounds in Butler, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump upended America’s presidential race by surviving an assassin’s bullet and then leaping to his feet and punching the air while proclaiming […]

  • Los Angeles Filming Bust Deepens With Sharp Decline In Reality TV
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 9:45 pm

    Los Angeles Filming Bust Deepens With Sharp Decline In Reality TV FilmLA, the partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, released a new report on Wednesday that detailed film production continued dropping in the second quarter due to an ongoing slowdown in content spending and Hollywood still reeling from post-strike paralysis. Local on-location filming fell 12.4% year-over-year […]

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