Wrapped Bitcoin—an ERC-20 token that is backed on a 1:1 basis with BTC—is now being accepted as collateral for MakerDAO loans. It’s a significant development, not least because the crypto community has lamented the lack of a bridge between BTC and ETH for some time.
Binance buys CoinMarketCap, raising skepticism and doubts
From an eyewatering reported price tag of $400 million to concerns about whether the crypto ratings site can maintain its neutrality, Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao’s latest purchase is raising eyebrows
Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao reportedly spent as much as $400 million on CoinMarketCap. If true, that’s a princely—if not laughable—sum, especially during a market crash of such historic proportions that investments and acquisitions in nearly every industry have dried up.
Steven Seagal KOed by SEC
The martial arts actor agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges over his endorsement of a 2018 ICO
Seagal agreed to a $314,000 fine for failing to disclose that he had been promised $1 million in cash and cryptocurrency for promoting Bitcoiin2Gen's initial coin offering.
EXCLUSIVE: The Block and Binance were working on a deal. Then a fight broke out.
A lucrative partnership was lost after a cryptocurrency billionaire called a reporting error malice and demanded that journalists act as cheerleaders
The Block and Binance were working on a potentially lucrative strategic partnership for more than a month, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told Modern Consensus. Then, on Nov. 21, the crypto news and research site published a story claiming that a police raid forced Binance out of its Shanghai offices. Not only was that wrong—at least about the police raid part—it enraged cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s billionaire CEO, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. He promptly jumped on Twitter, telling his 450,000 followers that The Block’s story was a lie. There was no raid, he said, and Binance hasn’t had a Shanghai office for two years. During the four-day Twitter fight that…