Digital Assets Report 75

Digital Assets Report 75
  • Institutions remain active in the crypto space as Fidelity Investments is set to offer trading and custody for Ether, Binance Labs launched a $500m Web-3 Fund and Japanese Exchange SMBC announced the launch of a Security Token Exchange in 2023 and more.
  • A bug halted the Solana blockchain for four hours and dropped its price by 11%.
  • BTC & Crypto markets continue to range in a tight & sideways channel.
  • Global crypto regulation was also active this week as & FTX acquired licenses in Dubai & Japan respectively, Japan passed a bill that defines stablecoins as Digital Money, US Senator Lummis announced that she will present a bill to regulate Cryptocurrencies in the US and the SEC launched an investigation against Binance Coin and more.


Asset Management Titan Fidelity To Offer Ethereum (ETH) Trading and Custody Services: Report - The Daily Hodl
Fidelity Investments is preparing to expand its crypto assets division which caters to institutional investors.
Binance Labs Announces $500 Million Fund For Web3 And Blockchain Startups - Ethereum World News
Binance Labs plans to drive crypto adoption and growth in the blockchain industry with its latest $500 million fund.
Bug Brings Down Solana Blockchain for Four Hours - Decrypt
SOL is down 11% for the day as Solana dealt with another period of downtime, forcing a rollback and restart by validators.
SMBC, SBI backed Osaka Digital Exchange to launch this month. Security tokens next year - Ledger Insights - enterprise blockchain
SBI plans to launch the Osaka Digital Exchange this month with a secondary market for security tokens to follow next year
US energy company opens crypto mining facility in Middle East to use stranded natural gas
The first pilot project will be launched by the end of this year or in early 2023.
MoneyGram to Partner With Stellar to Provide Stablecoin Remittances
MoneyGram is preparing to join forces with Stellar Blockchain to allow clients to send and receive USDC and convert it to fiat.
City of Shenzhen airdrops 30M in free digital yuan to stimulate consumer spending
Winners of the airdrop can spend the e-CNY at more than 15,000 merchant terminals on the Meituan app.
Dubai Hotel Does Deal With Binance to Take Payment in Crypto
The Manor Hotel by JA in Dubai will allow guests to pay in cryptocurrencies after joining a payment gateway managed by Binance.


Crypto Charts 69
BTC Another leg lower to $28k is expected before buying. ETH Expect another leg lower before buying or a move up above last week’s high of $2020. Bitcoin Last week we claimed that: ’BTC has continued to trade sideways with a low set at $28k. A break there will signify
Bitcoin Lightning Network capacity crosses 3900 BTC marking a new ATH
The Bitcoin LN was first implemented into the Bitcoin mainnet in 2018 to address Bitcoin’s infamous scalability issues.
Investors Buy the Dip as Canadian Spot Bitcoin ($BTC) ETF Sees Total AUM Rise
Cryptocurrency investors have been buying the Bitcoin ($BTC) and Ethereum ($ETH) price dip even as cryptoasset prices plunge, as data from Purpose Investments’ cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) shows their assets under management have risen throughout the market downturn.

Regulations gets nod in Dubai and FTX launches in Japan
Popular crypto exchanges and FTX will each expand to new countries as secures a crypto license in Dubai, and FTX launches its service in Japan.
Japan Passes Bill That Defines Stablecoins as Digital Money
On Friday, Japan passed a bill that defines stablecoins as digital money. The new law is expected to take effect in a year.
Crypto lobbying hits fever pitch as Bitcoin’s favorite senator finishes bill
The contents of the bill will likely shed light on who holds sway in the ever-expanding universe of crypto lobbying.
U.S. SEC Launches Investigation Against Binance Coin (BNB)
Per a Bloomberg report, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission launched a probe against Binance’s native token Binance Coin (BNB).
Singapore’s Central Bank, DBS, JPMorgan Collaborate to Explore Uses of Digital Assets, Defi – Regulation Bitcoin News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has partnered with major companies to explore asset tokenization and decentralized finance (defi) uses.
CFTC Sues Gemini Over Bitcoin Futures Case From 2017
Gemini partnered with Cboe to try and launch what would have been the nation’s first bitcoin futures contracts.
Crypto Banking Rules Now Due This Year From Basel Committee
The group cited recent turmoil in pushing ahead with its plans, which previously saw opposition from major lenders like JPMorgan Chase.
New York Senate passes Bitcoin mining ban bill over environmental concerns
A bill that targets proof-of-work mining was approved by the New York State Senate on June 3 to address some of the environmental concerns.
Binance Scores Second European Regulatory Approval, This Time in Italy
Italy is the next European location where Binance received a green light to register a cryptocurrency trading platform.
Bank of America CEO: We Have Hundreds of Blockchain Patents — But Regulation Won’t Allow Us to Engage in Crypto – Regulation Bitcoin News
The CEO of Bank of America says that his bank has hundreds of blockchain patents but regulations will not allow it to engage in crypto.


Former U.S. Treasurer: ‘Cryptocurrency Is One of the Greatest Wealth Disruptors’
At the recent Future Innovation Summit in Dubai, Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States, and a member of Ripple’s Board of Directors, talked about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

Readings / Podcasts

Fed money printer goes into reverse: What does it mean for crypto?
Fed has begun quantitative tightening in which it will cut back on spending and allow bonds to mature and it could be good for Bitcoin.