Bitcoin miner Canaan scales operations despite low earnings, CEO says

Chinese cryptocurrency mining firm Canaan will continue to expand operations despite the ongoing bear market and an associated drop in earnings, according to the company’s CEO. Canaan posted a 90% over-the-quarter decrease in net income in Q3 2022, the firm officially announced on Nov. 14. The firm’s Q3 net income amounted to 61.1 million renminbi (RMB), or $8.6 million, which is a 88% decrease from the same period in 2021, Canaan noted. The company’s revenues dropped about 41% from 1.7 million RMB ($230,000) in Q2 2022, while gross profit plummeted…

Payments company Curve bids for BlockFi’s 87,000 credit card customers

Payments company Curve is in active discussions to acquire crypto lender BlockFi’s more than 87,000 credit card customers — whose credit cards have been suspended since Nov. 11.  A Curve spokesperson told Cointelegraph that “outreach and negotiations” started on Nov. 12 and are still in the process with Banking as a Service (BaaS) company Deserve, which services the BlockFi card program. My BlockFi credit card has officially stopped working. R.I.P 2021-2022 — Portland.HODL (@PortlandHODL) November 11, 2022 “Terms are being negotiated actively between Curve and Deserve, but a sale or…

SBF’s ‘Truly Trustless’ Protocol — Serum’s Upgrade Authority May Be Tainted, Devs Look to Fork Project – Altcoins Bitcoin News

According to Solana’s founder, Anatoly Yakovenko, Serum developers are forking the platform because the “upgrade key to the current one is compromised.” Serum, created by FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), was touted as “completely permissionless,” but now that the exchange has fallen, it’s suspected that Serum’s upgrade authority is tainted. **Editor’s Note: An update has been added to the end of this story at 6:50 p.m. (ET) on Nov. 13, 2022, to reflect that Serum devs have forked the protocol. A So-Called ‘Trustless’ Defi Protocol With a Possible Tainted Upgrade Authority…

FTX Contract Deployer Unlocks 192 Million FTT, Exchange Token’s Questionable Tokenomics Highlights Red Flags – Altcoins Bitcoin News

Following the collapse of FTX and the exchange filing bankruptcy on Nov. 11, the trading platform’s exchange token called ftx (FTT) has shed 91.6% in value during the last seven days. While the FTT token’s utility is based entirely on the backing of the now-bankrupt FTX and Alameda Research, the token is still trading for $1.85 per unit. Moreover, FTT’s deployer contract surprisingly unlocked 192 million FTX tokens on Nov. 12, 2022. While a few crypto exchanges have halted FTT deposits, crypto coin aggregation sites like coingecko.com have flagged the…

FTX Hack Sparks Revolution at Serum DEX as Solana Devs Plot Alameda’s Ouster

Lending protocol Solend, Jupiter, automated market maker Raydium, stablecoin swap shop Mercurial Finance and other Solana-based DeFi traders, as well as centralized entities including Phantom wallet, limited their exposure to Serum Saturday morning. They disconnected price data oracles, shut down token trading pools or ceased trading on its central limit order book. Author: Danny Nelson Source link

FTX goes up in flames and impacts the broader crypto industry, causing regulators to respond: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 6-12

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week FTX and Binance’s ongoing saga: Everything that’s happened until now An earthquake rattled the crypto space this week, its impact felt in numerous related stories regarding FTX, Alameda Research and Binance. Although the bad news came rolling in this week, suspicions relating to FTX’s status…

CySEC requested FTX’s European arm suspend operations prior to bankruptcy: Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Cyprus, or CySEC, reportedly issued a statement amid FTX filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States that the regulator requested the exchange halt operations for its Europe arm. According to a Nov. 11 Reuters report, the CySEC said it had asked FTX Europe to “suspend its operations and to proceed immediately with a number of actions for the protection of the investors” on Nov. 9. It’s unclear why the financial regulator chose to reiterate its call to the crypto exchange, given FTX…

Crypto.com commits to proof-of-reserves after halting certain deposits and withdrawals

Kris Marszalek, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has become the latest crypto company promising to publish “audited proof of reserves,” amid the downfall of rival exchange FTX.  “We share the belief that it should be necessary for crypto platforms to publicly share proof of reserves,” said Marszalek, adding that his company “will be publishing our audited proof of reserves.” We share the belief that it should be necessary for crypto platforms to publicly share proof of reserves and https://t.co/pFc4Pz9nFR will be publishing our audited proof of reserves. — Kris | Crypto.com…

Stablecoin GUSD’s Supply Jumps Close to 130% Higher in 30 Days – Altcoins Bitcoin News

While the stablecoin economy has seen fluctuations from specific stablecoin tokens either increasing the project’s number of tokens in circulation or decreasing the supply, the stablecoin GUSD issued by Gemini has increased by 129.5% during the last 30 days. GUSD Sees Supply Balloon by Nearly 130% There’s been a number of changes within the stablecoin economy as Bitcoin.com News reported events like the demise of Terra’s stablecoin terrausd (UST), which is now referred to as terrausdclassic (USTC). Following the Terra stablecoin depegging event in mid-May, a number of other stablecoin…