At 12:06 p.m. on May 13, @whale_alert tweeted out a warning that 137 ETH stolen from the South Korean Upbit exchange last November had been transferred to a wallet address on Binance. Of course, there's another 341,863 ether still missing.
On May 11, TD Ameritrade-backed cryptocurrency derivatives exchange ErisX announced that it now offers physically settled ether futures contracts to both institutional and retail investors.
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.
Crypto analytics may be helping to uncover child abuse material sites, but trends “definitely suggest” that the value of virtual currencies sent to exploitation sites will continue to grow in 2020 as child porn buyers flock to bitcoin, according to blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis.