Daily Crypto News | 05.02.2021
1- Throughout 2 years of prison time, man rejects to share crypto wallet information with German authorities.
2- Chinese gaming company The9 announced that they will be purchasing 5,000 Bitcoin mining machines.
3- China’s BSN partners with EY to add ethereum compliance tools.
4- Nasdaq First North lists Norway-based crypto investment firm Arcane Crypto.
5- Hackers have been attacking Russia’s government information technology infrastructure, including defense contractors’ and medical centers’ servers to mine crypto.
6- New MyEtherWallet app allows users to access 2,000 DeFi and NFT DApps.
7- Yearns Finance hacker has made off with $2.8M after the $11M exploit.
8- 24-year-old Australian Stefan He Qin pleaded guilty to the $90M crypto scam in the US.
9- After lying about losing $3.25M, Volantis Market Making founder John Barry Thompson has been let to walk free by the US District Judge Edgardo Ramos, noting that he himself had been the victim of fraud.
10- Avanti Bank & Trust CEO Caitlin Long predicted that Coinbase IPO will provide clarity for crypto regulations.
11- Jack Dorsey is now running his own Bitcoin node.
12- Estonia parliament considers stricter crypto regulations.
13- Bitcoin’s energy consumption sees an all-time high.
14- Theta launched their DEX, ThetaSwap.
15- Nigeria’s central bank has banned banks to provide services to crypto exchanges.
16- US OCC has granted crypto custody company Protego a national charter.
17- Bitfinex announced a $USDT loan repayment.
18- BlockTower Capital CIO Ari Paul predicts a further 9 to 22 months of bull run.
20- Reserve Bank of Australia says Bitcoin is “not real money”, hinting it poses no risk to financial stability.
21- Financial Services Commission of South Korea extend the ban on short-selling until May 2, 2021.
22- $BTC = $BTC | 1 Satoshi is 1 Satoshi.