Fidelity’s Ethereum ETF Faces Regulatory Hurdle as SEC Extends Decision Window

Fidelity’s Ethereum ETF Faces Regulatory Hurdle as SEC Extends Decision WindowFidelity Investments’ plans to launch a spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) have hit a snag as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended its decision window. The proposed Wise Origin Ethereum Trust would enable investors to track the performance of Ether, the second-largest […]

SEC Approves 11 Bitcoin ETFs, Marking Major Step for Crypto

The long-awaited launch of a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States has finally taken place. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved 11 products for listing and trading on several national exchanges, marking a significant step towards legitimizing the crypto asset class. This journey began a decade ago, with many industry […]

SEC Chairman Addresses Unauthorized Access to Official Twitter Account

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently experienced a security breach involving unauthorized access to its official Twitter account, @SECGov X. The incident was confirmed by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, who reassured the public that there was no evidence of the breach extending to SEC systems or data.The unauthorized party gained access to […]

SEC Approves Bitcoin ETFs Amid Mixed Reactions and Market Movements

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given its approval for the first set of spot Bitcoin ETFs. This comes after all applicants for the proposed spot Bitcoin ETFs submitted their final amended S-1 applications by the given deadline. However, Vanguard, the world’s second-largest asset manager, has stated it will not allow customers to […]

Judge Upholds SEC Claims, Terra Co-Founder Faces Extradition Amid Fraud Allegations

In a significant development in the ongoing lawsuit involving Terraform Labs (Terra) and its co-founder, Do Kwon, a federal judge has upheld multiple key decisions in favor of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The judge’s decision confirms that Terra and Do Kwon violated the Securities Act, marking a significant step in a case […]

Bitcoin Hashrate Hits Record High Following US Spot ETF Approval

Bitcoin’s hash rate, the measure of the network’s computing power, recently reached a new all-time high. This surge in hash rate coincided with the debut of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US. Data from IntoTheBlock reveals that the Bitcoin hash rate reached an all-time high of 630.91 million TH/s or 630 EH/s on January 11, […]

Google Removes Offshore Crypto Exchanges from India’s Play Store

Google has taken down several offshore cryptocurrency exchanges from its Play Store in India, including Binance, KuCoin, Bitget, Huobi, OKX,, and MEXC. This action comes after the same applications were delisted from India’s Apple App Store. The Indian government’s noncompliance notice prompted this removal, rendering these apps inaccessible to new users in the country.The […]

Ethereum L2 Rollups Surge in 2023, EIP-4844 to Slash Storage Costs

In 2023, the Ethereum layer-2 (L2) landscape underwent significant expansion. The demand for blockspace and scaling solutions skyrocketed, with users eager to leverage their relative benefits. The year marked a significant shift in scaling solutions built on Ethereum’s base layer.On January 1, 2023, the Ethereum mainnet averaged 13.67 transactions per second (TPS), while the combined […]

SEC Approves Spot-Bitcoin-ETFs Amid Controversy and Criticism

For the past six months, nearly a dozen providers have been awaiting the green light from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch the first spot-based Bitcoin ETF. For years, the agency has refused to approve such products, always with seemingly false reasons. However, a clear court decision in the case of Grayscale […]

WeekInFocus: Global Crypto News, Job Listings, and Upcoming Events

The WeekInFocus report highlights key developments in the global cryptocurrency sector. In New York, a critical review of BitLicense oversight is looming, with the state’s Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, expressing disapproval of its administration at the NYDFS. He suggests the creation of official protocols for the examination follow-up procedure.In Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) […]