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CME Group to Face off With FTX After Filing for Futures Commission Merchant Status – Finance Bitcoin News

According to a recent report, the world’s largest derivatives exchange CME Group is looking to register as a direct futures commission merchant (FCM). CME Group’s decision follows the digital currency exchange FTX, as the crypto company applied to become a derivative clearing organization and awaits approval from the U.S. Commodity

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Amber Group uses simple hardware to show just how fast, easy the Wintermute hack was

Amber Group has reproduced the recent Wintermute hack, the Hong Kong-based crypto finance service provider announced on its blog. The process was fast and simple, and used hardware easily accessible to consumers. Wintermute lost over $160 million in a private key hack on Sept. 20.Reproducing the hack can help “build

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Coinbase counters WSJ claim its Risk Solutions group engaged in $100M proprietary trade

The Wall Street Journal and Coinbase are having a difference in definitions. The newspaper published an alleged account of the digital asset exchange’s trading activities earlier this year that it claims amount to proprietary trading. Coinbase responded in a blog post that it had done no such thing.Relying on information

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Working Group to Develop Efficiency Standard for Crypto Mining in Russia – Mining Bitcoin News

Crypto industry experts have formed a working group to draft a standard for energy-efficient and profitable cryptocurrency mining in Russia. The rules will aim to help developers and data center operators offer investors increased hardware uptime. Russia Prepares to Improve Efficiency of Mining Facilities in 2023 A group of crypto specialists have

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US Treasury sanctions 5 crypto addresses connected to Russian neo-Nazi paramilitary group

The United States Department of the Treasury added five cryptocurrency addresses tied to a neo-Nazi group involved in Russia’s war on Ukraine to list of entities sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Asset Control.In a Thursday notice, the U.S. Treasury designated 22 individuals and 2 entities, including many the government

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US Treasury Sanctions Russian Paramilitary Group Crowdfunding Ukraine War With Crypto

“In 2015, Rusich mercenaries were accused of, and filmed, committing atrocities against deceased and captured Ukrainian soldiers. Rusich is associated with OFAC-designated groups Private Military Company Wagner and Interregional Social Organization Union of Donbas Volunteers,” Treasury said in a press release. Source

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US Treasury sanctions Iran-based ransomware group and associated Bitcoin addresses

The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control has added 10 individuals, 2 entities, and several crypto addresses allegedly tied to an Iranian ransomware group to its list of Specially Designated Nationals, effectively making it illegal for U.S. persons and companies to engage with them.In a Wednesday announcement,

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CME Group premiers ETH futures options trading as the world braces for The Merge

Derivatives marketplace Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME Group) announced the launch of options trading for its Ether (ETH) futures products Monday — the same week as the expected Ethereum merge.The launch of the new futures contract is “well timed,” CME Group global head of equity and FX products Tim McCourt

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