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Crypto-Friendly Revolut Targets $45 Billion Valuation in Upcoming Share Sale


Revolut, the crypto-friendly digital bank, is reportedly planning to sell $500 million of employee shares, targeting a staggering valuation of $45 billion. This move is seen as a significant step towards a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO). Revolut’s progressive approach to cryptocurrencies...

Unbound Fund Offers a New Path to EU Citizenship With Bitcoin Investment


Unbound Fund has announced a new opportunity for individuals to acquire Portuguese/EU citizenship by indirectly holding bitcoin worth about $542,000 (€500,000). The fund is said to be the first of its kind to be eligible for the Golden Visa, providing exposure to bitcoin. Unbound Fund’s features...

EU to Send Ukraine 1.4 Billion Euros From Frozen Russian Assets


The European Union (EU) is set to provide Ukraine with 1.4 billion euros ($1.52 billion) in military aid, sourced from the interest on frozen Russian assets. This decision, announced by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell during a Council on Foreign Affairs...

Marathon Digital Ordered to Pay $138M for Contract Breach


A federal court jury in Los Angeles has awarded Michael Ho $138 million after finding crypto mining firm Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. guilty of breaching a Non-Disclosure/Non-Circumvention Agreement. Ho had shared proprietary information about a large-scale energy supplier with Marathon, which...

Gate.io Suspends New Account Registrations in Japan Amid Regulatory Pressures


In response to compliance requests from Japan’s Financial Services Agency, crypto exchange Gate.io has announced the suspension of new account registrations for customers based in Japan, effective from July 22, 2024. The exchange is ceasing all services in the country due to regulatory pressures....

Telegram Reaches 950 Million Monthly Active Users


Telegram, the popular messaging app, has reached 950 million monthly active users worldwide, according to its founder Pavel Durov. The app has served as a platform for the popularization and growth of several cryptocurrency projects featuring tap-to-earn mechanics, such as Notcoin and the recently...

SEC Extends Review Period for Bitcoin Trust Options Trading Proposals


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced an extension for its decision on proposed rule changes from various self-regulatory organizations regarding the listing and trading of options on trusts holding bitcoin. The organizations involved include Box Exchange LLC, Cboe...

Vitalik Buterin Applauds Polymarket’s Predictive Power and Influence


Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, has publicly praised the prediction market Polymarket for their impressive performance. He commended the platform not only for accurately predicting outcomes well in advance but also for actively contributing to collective decision-making through the visibility...

Elon Musk Laser Eyes Profile Picture Sparks Speculation


The recent addition of laser eyes, a feature popular among bitcoin enthusiasts, to Elon Musk’s profile picture has spurred speculation around his potential involvement in the upcoming Bitcoin 2024 Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Eleanor Terrett, a Fox Business...

Hong Kong Introduces Blockchain Vertical in Global Fast Track 2024


Invest Hong Kong, the government department responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, has announced the 7th edition of the Global Fast Track (GFT) 2024, a program designed to empower business connectivity among fintech startups, corporates, and investors. The program, open...

Meta to Appeal Nigeria’s $220 Million Data Privacy Fine


Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has fined Meta (formerly Facebook) $220 million for alleged data privacy violations. The investigation centered on Whatsapp LLC and Meta’s failure to allow users to consent to the gathering and use of their data. The FCCPC...

Delhi Police Arrest 7 in Crypto Fraud


Delhi police have arrested seven individuals, including a contractual bank employee, for allegedly defrauding a man of ₹91 lakh ($111,000) by promising high returns in stock and cryptocurrency trading. The suspects, identified as Ajay, Mohit, Shankar, Partyaksh Koshar, Manish Jawla, Shrayance...

New Virtual Asset Protection Act Takes Effect in South Korea


South Korea’s Act on the Protection of Virtual Asset Users went into effect on July 19, 2024, aiming to protect users and ensure market stability. Initially revised in 2021 to mandate virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to register and adhere to anti-money laundering regulations,...

African Union Approves Continent’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy


The African Union (AU) has approved its Continental Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy and African Digital Compact to drive Africa’s digital development. These initiatives aim to accelerate digital transformation by leveraging new technologies while ensuring ethical use and minimizing risks....

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