Author : Ella Sparks

Arbitrum Launches Native Governance Token ARB and Self-Executing DAO Governance Model

The Ethereum layer two (L2) scaling solution Arbitrum has launched a native governance token named ARB and a self-executing decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) governance model. The ARB token will have an initial supply of 10 billion, and coins will be airdropped to the Arbitrum DAO treasury, Offchain Labs (the company behind Arbitrum), Offchain Labs investors, […]

Argentina Registers 6.6% CPI in February; Inflation Numbers Blast Past 100% YoY for First Time Since the 90s

The National Institute of Statistics and Census of Argentina released February’s numbers for the consumer price index (CPI), registering an increase of 6.6%, a consequence of the rises in prices of food and beverages principally. The number is among the highest in the history of Argentina, reaching more than 100% growth year-on-year (YoY), something that […]

US Senator: Signature Bank Collapsed Because It Embraced Crypto Customers Without Sufficient Safeguards

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren alleges that Signature Bank failed because it “bought into its get-rich-quick narrative” and “embraced crypto customers with insufficient safeguards.” Emphasizing that the bank took “excessive risk,” the senator demanded answers from the CEO of Signature Bank regarding “the economically disastrous outcomes you created.” Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Letter to Signature Bank’s CEO […]

European Commissioner Says Impact of SVB Collapse ‘Limited’ as Credit Suisse Drags Down Banking Stocks

Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) collapse has had a “limited impact” on the European Union but authorities must still “stay alert” to events as they unfold, European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness has said. Despite McGuinness’ reassuring remarks, stocks of Europe’s largest banks still plunged by as much as 10% on March 15. Silicon Valley Bank’s ‘Limited’ EU […]

Republican Congressman Tom Emmer Queries FDIC on Alleged Efforts to Purge Crypto Activity from US

On Wednesday, Tom Emmer, the U.S. Republican congressman from Minnesota, revealed he sent a letter to Martin Gruenberg, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), regarding reports that the FDIC is “weaponizing recent instability” in the U.S. banking industry to “purge legal crypto activity” from the United States. Specifically, Emmer asked Gruenberg if […]

Ethereum Upgrade to Implement Beacon Chain Withdrawals Scheduled for April 12

During the Execution Layer Meeting streamed on March 16, 2023, Ethereum developers announced that the blockchain is scheduled to upgrade on April 12, in 27 days. The upgrade, known as the Shanghai-Capella upgrade or Shapella, will include the implementation of Beacon chain push withdrawals. This will enable Ethereum network validators to support withdrawal operations following […]

Report: US Government Auctions Off Failed Banks SVB and SNBY, Crypto Restrictions Apply

The U.S. government and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are auctioning off two failed American financial institutions, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank (SNBY), this week, with bids due by March 17. However, sources familiar with the matter said the qualifications to purchase the banks are stringent, and reportedly, the purchasers cannot deal […]

On the Brink of a New Trend: Credit Suisse Receives 50 Billion Swiss Franc Bailout From Swiss National Bank

Credit Suisse has experienced a loss of confidence in the financial institution’s health following a significant drop in its shares’ value this week. Over the past five days, Credit Suisse shares have fallen 24.34% against the U.S. dollar, eroding trust amid fears about the global banking system. On Wednesday at around 9 p.m. (ET), Credit […]

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