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European Investment Bank to price €100 million in bonds on Ethereum: report

European Investment Bank to price €100 million in bonds on Ethereum: report

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the investment and development arm of the European Union, plans to price €100 million in bonds registered in the Ethereum network. According to a report by Bloomberg, the EIB’s inaugural blockchain bond sale will consist of €100 million in two-year notes. The bonds could be priced today. The sale of …

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Kraken Company Intelligence Report

Kraken Company Intelligence Report

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Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes surrenders to US authorities: report

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes surrenders to US authorities: report

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes has reportedly surrendered to U.S. authorities in Hawaii. Per a Bloomberg report from April 6, Hayes appeared before a federal judge in Hawaii. Hayes was later released on a $10 million bond, with future court proceedings set to take place in New York. Hayes’ surrender on April 6 was expected, …

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A $150 billion investment unit of Morgan Stanley is exploring bitcoin: report

A $150 billion investment unit of Morgan Stanley is exploring bitcoin: report

Counterpoint Global—a unit of Morgan Stanley Investment Management—is exploring whether it will make a bet on bitcoin, according to a Bloomberg News report.  Citing sources, the report said that the unit, which manages $150 billion, would need approvals from the wider firm and regulators to make such an investment. Still, it represents Wall Street’s broader …

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Majority of crypto thefts in 2020 occurred on DeFi protocols: report

Majority of crypto thefts in 2020 occurred on DeFi protocols: report

Volume on decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms was at an all-time high in 2020 — and so were the number of attacks and thefts in that arena, according to blockchain analysis firm CipherTrace’s Crime Report.  Over 50% of crypto thefts in 2020 stemmed from DeFi attacks, adding up to $129 million. That’s more than 25% of …

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Vladimir Putin signs order requiring Russian public officials to disclose crypto holdings

Sberbank seeks central bank approval for blockchain platform: report

Major Russian state-owned bank Sberbank has sought approval from the country’s central bank for a blockchain-based financial platform, local Russian news outlet Interfax reported on Thursday.  According to the report, the bank has submitted an application to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to register a blockchain platform, with plans to launch in the …

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