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dYdX raises margin requirements in some markets, bans “highly profitable trades”

Decentralized crypto exchange dYdX has disclosed new measures to mitigate trading-related risks after burning $9 million of its insurance fund on Nov. 17 to cover users’ losses.According to an announcement on X (formerly Twitter), the exchange increased margin requirements on several “less liquid markets,” affecting tokens such as Eos (EOS),

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Former MAS chair who called crypto ‘highly risky’ wins Singapore’s presidential race

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former chair of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, has won the election for the city-state’s presidency with more than 70% of the vote.According to multiple reports from Sept. 2, Shanmugaratnam defeated presidential candidates Ng Kok Song and Tan Kin Lian to become the next president of Singapore with

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Crypto Markets ‘Highly Dependent’ on Stablecoins Lacking Transparency, TrueUSD TUSD Poses Risk, Kaiko Says

The largest stablecoins have all endured periods of turmoil in the last few months. In February, New York state regulators ordered Paxos to halt minting Binance USD (BUSD), the third largest stablecoin at the time. Next month, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) temporarily froze a sizable portion of

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Bitcoin cracks $28K on CPI amid warning US inflation ‘highly elevated’

Bitcoin (BTC) ticked higher around the May 10 Wall Street open as United States inflation data beat expectations.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewMarkets eye June Fed rate hike pauseData from Cryptox Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD responding instantly to the April Consumer Price Index (CPI) print, up 1.7%

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FTX Debtors Report $8.9B Shortfall in Customer Funds and ‘Highly Commingled’ Assets in Latest Presentation – Bitcoin News

On March 2, 2023, FTX debtors released their second stakeholder presentation, which contains a preliminary analysis of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange’s shortfalls. The latest presentation reveals a significant shortfall, as approximately $2.2 billion of the company’s total assets were found in FTX-related addresses, but only $694 million is considered “Category

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DeFi ‘fragility’ causes and cures explored in highly technical Bank of Canada study

The Bank of Canada has released a working paper that examines lending protocols in decentralized finance (DeFi) with regard to sources of instability and their relation to crypto asset prices. Its findings point to potential ways to optimize DeFi lending platforms, or possibly the practical limits of decentralization.The authors of

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Silvergate suspends dividends to preserve ‘highly liquid balance sheet’

California-based crypto bank Silvergate has suspended dividend payouts to preserve its “highly liquid balance sheet.”In a Jan. 27 announcement, the firm stated that it is halting “the payment of dividends on its 5.375% Fixed Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, in order to preserve capital.”The company outlined that it

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