Yesterday evening, January 10, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the price of Bitcoin. They tried to launch such a product since 2013, so it is not surprising that the event is called revolutionary in the cryptosphere.
Bitcoin rose to $45,532 for the first time since April 2022. It gained 156% last year, its strongest annual performance since 2020. However, it is still far from the all-time high of $69,000 it was at in November 2021.
A US court has ruled against cryptocurrency exchange Binance and its former CEO Changpeng Zhao, setting fines in a money laundering case. According to the court's order, Zhao will pay the CFTC $150 million and Binance $2.7 billion. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois previously approved the settlement and ordered a permanent injunction, a civil monetary penalty, and equitable relief from Zhao and Binance. the CFTC reported. The department's claims were settled at the end of November.
Mexican senator from the state of Nuevo Leon Indira Kempis announced her intentions to make Bitcoin an integral part of her political program.
The first cryptocurrency reached the “round” mark for the second time in a week. Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has risen in price by 4.03%, according to CoinDesk data, to $29,632. And at its peak, the rate even briefly surpassed the $30,000 mark.
Hardware wallet maker Trezor has unveiled a new line of products, including Trezor Safe 3 and Trezor Keep Metal, as well as a device with limited Bitcoin support, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The Circle Web3 Services platform will be integrated into the Grab app and become the “Grab Web3 wallet.” This new Web3 service allows Singapore users to create their own blockchain-enabled wallets.