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Wintermute has been hacked for $160 million, the company’s founder and CEO Evgeny Gaevoy has confirmed.

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The South Korean prosecutors have reportedly requested a Red Notice from Interpol to be issued against Kwon for not cooperating with the prosecutors for investigative purposes.

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Nasdaq is launching a crypto custody service for institutional investors. Nasdaq Digital Assets is hoping to take advantage of the institutional market's growing appetite for digital assets.

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Leading NFT marketplace OpenSea has announced it will add the layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution Arbitrum. Following successful deployment tomorrow, Arbitrum will join four existing networks on the marketplace: Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, and Klaytn.

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A CryptoCompare report highlighted that Binance, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, captured 55.1% of the spot volume market share in August as top-tier exchanges maintained their market dominance.

Binance remained the largest top-tier spot exchange by volume trading $438 billion, followed by Coinbase trading $58.3 billion, and AAX trading $54.9 billion.

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New York judge ordered Tether and Bitfinex to produce documents showing the backing of the USDT stablecoin. The order comes as part of a three-year-old class action lawsuit from a group of investors against stablecoin issuer Tether Limited and its sister crypto exchange Bitfinex.

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The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has finalized plans to launch its digital currency Sept. 22, as reported by Iran’s Chamber of Commerce. The digital currency dubbed “Crypto-Rial” will leverage blockchain technology to turn the Iranian Rial banknotes into cryptocurrency.

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Crypto exchange Huobi Global’s Hong Kong-listed parent, Huobi Technology Holdings, is proposing renaming the group to “New Huo Technology Holdings Limited,” while it reportedly seeks to sell a majority stake in the company.

In August, Huobi was reportedly seeking to sell a 60% stake in the company that would value the business at US$3 billion. However, the founders of FTX and Tron, speculated as potential buyers, denied making a bid.

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According to data from crypto analytics firm Santiment, Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Cardano (ADA), Shiba Inu (SHIB), and Polygon (MATIC) have also seen discussions about them online grow over the past week, while discussions about other cryptoassets have dropped significantly.

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As the eleventh upgrade to the decentralized open-source blockchain platform Tezos (XTZ) approaches, set to take place on September 23, the platform’s co-founder has addressed some of the main concerns about the event. Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman said that the platform was designed to upgrade “seamlessly and without the use of a hard fork”.

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Wintermute left an on-chain message for the hacker who stole $160 million worth of crypto from the firm. It urged the person to accept a $16 million bounty reward and return the remainder of the stolen funds.

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The number of transactions on the blockchain at the time of publication was 100,040,913,433, with 2,767 transactions per second at an average cost of $0.00025 per transaction.

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Vasil will enhance Cardano's smart contract capabilities through Plutus V2, which adds greater efficiency to an already powerful smart contract platform.

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GitHub has lifted a ban on Tornado Cash, restoring the platform's code and profile to its website.Tornado Cash’s code has returned to GitHub after an absence of over one month.

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XRP has gained almost 60% in the last week; the token has climbed from $0.32 to trade at $0.5052. At one point, XRP was trading as high as $0.54 on September 23 and is now up 18.85% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap data.

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says the cost of his firm’s lawsuit with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will be over $100 million.

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Apple is adding standardizing acceptance of NFT-based apps to be available on the Apple App Store. However, the company is including their standard 30% transaction fees for all transactions.

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Tether, the operator of the third-largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of almost $70 billion, announced the USDT launch on Polkadot.

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Founders and insiders of the decentralized blockchain-powered platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) Helium (HNT) have been accused of profiting from the project at the expense of the masses who invested in the platform.

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To support the Terra community’s efforts to revive the Terra (LUNA) — now renamed Terra Classic (LUNC) — token, crypto exchange Binance announced an off-chain burning mechanism last week.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao wrote that the exchange will create an optional 1.2% tax when trading LUNC. Zhao added that they will roll out the 1.2% tax for all LUNC trading if traders who opt-in to pay the tax reach 50% of the total LUNC trading volume on the exchange, leaving the decision to users.

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