Weekly Round-Up #94 | Bringing you up to speed with the top stuff!

By DeFi Planet
about 1 month ago

The Latest Bitcoin Halving and Its Long-Term Implications

Last Friday, the block rewards for Bitcoin mining officially decreased, an event known as Bitcoin halving. This occurs every four years, and this latest one has reduced miner rewards from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC. The milestone 840,000th block was mined by ViaBTC that evening. While these halvings historically boost Bitcoin's price, this time, it remained stable at around $63,783. There's uncertainty about future trends, with experts predicting a peak between late 2024 and early 2025. Alongside its impact on prices, the halving will affect mining companies, leading to challenges, especially for those with weaker finances. Some well-prepared entities may acquire machinery or even companies in the coming months.

Binance's Dubai Arm to Serve Retail and Institutional Investors with VASP License

Binance, last week obtained a Virtual Asset Securities Provider (VASP) license from Dubai. This allows their Dubai arm to serve both retail and institutional investors, with plans to introduce new lending and borrowing options like virtual asset loans. Richard Teng, the current CEO, expressed excitement over the license, emphasizing their commitment to transforming finance responsibly. In other news, Binance transferred all assets from its Secure Asset Fund for Users (SAFU) to Circle’s USDC stablecoin for enhanced reliability. However, tensions persist with Nigeria following the detention of their compliance officer, Tigran Gambaryan, prompting involvement from the White House in resolving the situation.

FTX's Treasury Value Significantly Reduced as Assets Moved to New Wallet

FTX, in the throes of bankruptcy, shifted its assets from its FTT treasury to a new wallet on April 18. This significantly reduced the treasury's value, now holding only around $205 million compared to its previous $612 million. The once-valuable FTT token, which granted perks to users during FTX's heyday, has suffered a drastic 98% decline since the exchange's collapse, attributed to manipulation revealed during the trial of former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. Regulatory troubles persist for FTX, as the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission extended the suspension of its European subsidiary license until September 2024, hindering its ability to offer services or take on new clients. However, the firm must honor pending transactions and reimburse clients as per regulatory mandates.

Catch up on our published articles for the week!


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