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Bitcoin paints Nasdaq green as NCI index marks 38% gain in January

Bitcoin’s (BTC) bullish surge in January has helped the Nasdaq Crypto Index to register its third-highest monthly gain, with a 38% surge. The cryptocurrency market started the year bullish, defying major bearish market outlooks. Bitcoin and a number of altcoins touched new multi-month highs as inflation cooled off. Nasdaq Crypto Index

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Digital Currency Group’s Genesis implosion marks another bottom in trust for crypto

It looks as if the bear cycle is going to claim another high-profile crypto company. On Jan. 19, Digital Currency Group’s (DCG’s) lending subsidiary, Genesis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Here we have yet another industry giant with a tale of incestuous lending, little risk management to speak of

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FTX Collapse Adds to 2022 Crypto Price Decline, Marks Worst Year in Industry History

Last year’s price run-up in the largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), to a record $69,000 brought rampant speculation and risk-taking by crypto traders who used “leverage,” or borrowed money, to amplify their bets. The unwinding of that leverage over the course of 2022 served to accelerate the market’s descent. The CryptoX

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Circle marks a possible $3B loss from Binance stablecoin conversions

Circle, the company behind the issuance of USDC Coin (USDC) said recent events have caused it to miscalculate its financial projections — referring to the collapse of FTX and a decision by rival exchange Binance.In September, crypto exchange Binance announced it will auto-convert USDC to its own stablecoin Binance USD (BUSD), last

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Major VC Firm Sequoia Capital Marks FTX Investment to $0 — Says ‘Liquidity Crunch Has Created Solvency Risk for FTX’ – Exchanges Bitcoin News

Venture capital giant Sequoia Capital is marking its investment in the embattled crypto exchange FTX down to $0. “In recent days, a liquidity crunch has created solvency risk for FTX,” the firm stressed, adding that “The full nature and extent of this risk is not known at this time.” Sequoia Capital

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BIS marks CBDC pilot as ‘successful’ with $22M transacted

A multi-jurisdictional Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot has been marked “successful” by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) after a month-long test phase that facilitated $22 million worth of real-value cross-border transactions.The central banks of Hong Kong, Thailand, China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took part in the

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