• Arthur Hayes arrest
    Regulation

    Arthur Hayes agrees to arrest on Bank Secrecy charges

    The former CEO of the BitMEX crypto derivatives exchange will turn himself in to U.S. authorities, be released on bail and allowed to return to Singapore

    Benjamin’s filing with the court noted that after “extensive discussions” Hayes and the DoJ agreed to a $10 million bond secured by $1 million in cash, to be co-signed by his mother. In a very unusual agreement, Hayes will be allowed to retain his passport and reside in Singapore during the trial, returning as needed. He will sign a waiver of extradition form.

  • Chinese firm buys $155M bitcoin mining machines
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Chinese firm enters Bitcoin mining with $155M ASIC machine order

    Despite China’s growing pollution-based crackdown on Bitcoin production, Zhongjia Bochuang wants 2,000 crypto mining machines running by May, with plans to grow to 20,000

    While the mining machines are a new business line for ZJBC, it is not the AI and cloud communications-focused company's first foray into the cryptocurrency mining business. It noted that one of its subsidiaries, Changshi Telecommunication, has been building and maintaining blockchain mining farms since 2018.

  • markets report bitcoin price
    Bitcoin,  Regulation

    Markets Report: Bitcoin sees $6K drop as Grayscale CEO eyes ‘buying opportunity’

    Concerns that India will enact a full cryptocurrency ban are once again back in the spotlight after a report in mainstream media

    Bitcoin is trailing as it starts a new week thanks to fresh worries over a blanket ban by India—is that it for the bull run? After hitting new all-time highs of almost $62,000 over the weekend, Indian lawmakers have burst Bitcoin’s bubble, sparking the biggest daily losses in history.

  • WisdomTree Bitcoin ETF
    Bitcoin,  Regulation

    WisdomTree joins Bitcoin ETF race

    The exchange-traded fund provider is the fifth firm this year to file for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission permission to launch a Bitcoin ETF

    WisdomTree has joined a competitive race to be the first United States company to launch such a product on the local market. Other contenders include VanEck, which filed on Dec. 30, Valkyrie on Jan. 22, and Bitwise Asset Management and New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) in February. Recent rumors say investment bank giant Goldman Sachs could soon join them.