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On Dec. 8, 2022, three Democratic politicians from Massachusetts, Oregon, and California revealed legislation aimed at combatting “energy-intensive” cryptocurrency mining operations. The bill introduced by senator Ed Markey (D-MA) alleges that crypto mining “strains the grid” and the industry “undermines U.S. climate goals.” 3 U.S. Bureaucrats Believe Crypto Miners Need to Report Carbon Emissions and
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On Wednesday, non-fungible token (NFT) supporters discovered that NFT metadata hosted on the platform FTX US points to broken metadata, and the links now point to FTX’s restructuring website. Specific collections that were minted on the Solana blockchain via the FTX US NFT platform do not show the NFT’s imagery and marketplace listings on the
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The FTX crisis kept Bitcoin’s (BTC) price under pressure in November, but data from Bitstamp exchange shows institutional investors may have viewed the dip as a buying opportunity. The exchange told Cointelegraph that compared to October, its revenue from institutions increased by 34% in November. In another positive sign, Goldman Sachs executive Mathew McDermott told
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According to a new document published on Dec. 7, South-African auditor Mazars confirmed that cryptocurrency exchange Binance possessed control over 575,742.42 of customers’ Bitcoins (BTC) worth $9.7 billion at the time of publication. Through the process, Mazars stated that “Binance was 101% collateralized.” The scope of the inquiry included customers’ spot, options, margin, futures, funding,
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After a whirlwind November for Bitcoin (BTC), certain on-chain and Bitcoin price metrics are suggesting that BTC’s bottom could occur in December. In Capriole Investments’ latest report, they provide analysis on Bitcoin finding the bottom. When taking into realized value, miner capitulation, mining electrical costs, downdraw and record hodler numbers, a BTC floor of $16,600
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On Dec. 4, 2022, a report details that FTX-based synthetic stocks may have been used to manipulate the value of AMC shares. In May 2021, FTX offered 36 tokenized stocks but speculators believe it’s questionable whether or not the firm actually held the real stocks in the first place. FTX Listed 36 Synthetic Stocks and
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Following FTX’s collapse, many industry executives, influencers, luminaries, and politicians have shared their opinions about the carnage the event has caused to crypto markets and a great deal of innocent bystanders. On Dec. 2, the CEO and founder of Morgan Creek Capital, Mark Yusko, explained in an interview that it’s quite possible that the FTX
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The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has reportedly opened a formal investigation into two proposed contracts that would offer discounted electricity prices to new crypto-mining operations. According to a Dec. 5 statement from environmental law group Earthjustice, the government department would be looking to determine whether subsidizing crypto mining operations will raise electricity costs for
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In a number of recent interviews, the former co-founder of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), explained that he “wasn’t running Alameda” and he “didn’t know the size of their position.” In a more recent discussion with The Block’s Frank Chaparro, SBF explained that auditors were looking at FTX’s corporate financials, but the auditors were “not looking
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