Kraken considers delisting USDT in Europe due to MiCA rules

Kraken could drop EU support for Tether’s USDT stablecoin, Bloomberg reported on May 17. Kraken Global Head of Regulatory Strategy Marcus Hughes said the company is planning for circumstances in which it is “not tenable to list specific tokens such as USDT.” The EU’s regulatory landscape is set to change when the EU’s Markets in…

Infamous Pink Drainer Calls It Quits, Citing Mission Accomplished

After wreaking havoc across the digital asset sector and stealing millions of dollars, scam-as-a-service kingpin ‘Pink Drainer’ has vowed to erase all traces of its operations and announced the winding down of its nefarious infrastructure. In an unexpected statement shared via Telegram, Pink Drainer, the wallet drainer tool known for siphoning funds from cryptocurrency wallets,…

Scaramucci says institutional adoption of Bitcoin set to accelerate

SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci believes institutional adoption of Bitcoin has begun in full force and will accelerate rapidly in the coming quarters. Scaramucci made the statement during an interview on CNBC, where he highlighted the growing acceptance of Bitcoin among major financial institutions and pension funds. Scaramucci pointed to Wisconsin’s recent announcement of its…

Tether holds more US Treasuries than Germany, ranks 19th globally

Quick Take Tether reported a massive $4.52 billion profit in the first quarter of the year. Notably, the stablecoin issuer’s consolidated financial figures revealed that as of March 31, it held a staggering $91 billion in direct and indirect US treasury bill holdings. Meanwhile, the company also holds a substantial $5.4 billion in Bitcoin. Tether’s…

Warren expresses support for SEC’s controversial SAB 121 bulletin

Senator Elizabeth Warren described support for the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) 121 during a senate hearing on May 16. Warren asserted that the bulletin, which applies to companies that deal with crypto, is designed to provide accounting guidance. She said that SAB 121 “simply clarifies” how companies should account for risks related to crypto…

Reddit Shares Soars Following OpenAI Partnership Announcement

Reddit and OpenAI, the creator of the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT, announced a partnership to benefit both the Reddit and OpenAI user communities in various ways. According to data from Google Finance, Reddit’s stock experienced a 13% surge in after-hours trading immediately following the announcement. Reddit and OpenAI’s Partnership On May 16, Reddit announced…

Solana Meme Coin Penguiana Hits Softcap As The Presale Raises Over 1500 SOL, Set To Release P2E Game Demo Next Month

[PRESS RELEASE – Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17th, 2024] Penguiana’s presale, the penguin-themed Solana meme coin, has now surpassed 1,500 SOL. The team believes this achievement underscores the growing interest surrounding Penguiana within the crypto and meme coin communities. Inspired by the playful and communal nature of penguins, Penguiana is more than just another…