LAYER 2'S EVERYWHERE: In last week's The Protocol, we dedicated a not-inconsiderable quantity of ink to the fast-growing list of new "layer 2" blockchains aiming to provide a venue for fast and speedy transactions atop Ethereum. Grab another well, cause there's been plenty more announcements already this week. The most Read More
A group of Tornado Cash users has filed an appeal in federal court following a ruling upholding the United States Treasury’s decision to add the cryptocurrency mixer to its list of sanctioned entities.In a Nov. 13 filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, lawyers representing plaintiffs Read More
The stay has been modified to allow FTX debtors to make "arguments, defenses, counterclaims, setoffs, or otherwise ... with respect to the BlockFi claims in the FTX bankruptcy proceeding," according to a Nov. 13 court order by U.S. bankruptcy judge Michael Kaplan.
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The BitStream proposal echoes the BitVM paper's attempt address the risk of damaging the network's performance by clogging it up with transactions or other computations by carrying them out off-chain. In both cases, transactions or computations would only need to carried out on-chain for verification or to address a dispute.
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Global asset management behemoth BlackRock has signaled interest in expanding its cryptocurrency fund offerings with a recent filing that indicates a possible proposal for an Ethereum-based ETF.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is laying the groundwork for a potential spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF). The evidence pointing to this development Read More
Cryptocurrency advocacy group DeFi Education Fund (DEF) has urged a United States court to consider the unique aspects of blockchain technology when evaluating the privacy rights of cryptocurrency users under the Fourth Amendment.DEF filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit) on Oct. 20, supporting James Read More
Privacy-focused Gnosis Chain and venture capital firm Factor led the investment, according to a press release shared by the firm. Crypto wallet provider Safe, social media privacy solution Mask Network, decentralized file storage Arweave Ecosystem and its ecosystem incubator Forward Research, Web3 credentials network Galxe, ex-Coinbase Balaji Srinivasan and other Read More
The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have filed parallel lawsuits against Stephen Ehrlich, the former CEO of crypto lending firm Voyager Digital.In an Oct. 12 announcement, the CFTC said it had filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Read More
District court judge Analisa Torres has rejected the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) motion to file an interlocutory appeal against the recent Ripple ruling.In an Oct. 3 court order, Judge Torres denied the SEC's motion as the SEC failed to failed to meet its burden to show there Read More
“At Grayscale, our unwavering commitment is to offer investors transparent and regulated access to crypto through product structures that are familiar,” said Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein in a statement. “As we file to convert ETHE to an ETF, the natural next step in the product’s evolution, we recognize this as Read More