Cryptocurrency Digest Aug 18, 2021: News, Analysis & Opinions
⚠️ The Dutch Central Bank issued a warning to cryptocurrency exchange Binance for providing services without the necessary license.
📈 Chainalysis found that the global reach of cryptocurrencies has increased 23 times in the last year. The leaders in distribution are Ukraine, Vietnam, India and Pakistan.
⛔️ Blockchain․com faced a lawsuit from convicted money launderer Firoz Patel. The reason is the freezing of 450 bitcoins ($20.4 million).
✅ David Marcus said that Novi Wallet (a Facebook development) is ready to go to market.
🐕 The non-profit organization Dogecoin Foundation resumed its activity. Vitalik Buterin and Jared Birchall (apparently, on behalf of Ilon Musk) are among the advisors.
🚨 Binance hired former U.S. Treasury Department criminal investigator Greg Monahan to fight money laundering.
⛔️ Galaxy Digital posted a loss of $175 million in the second quarter.
🆘 A developer discovered a vulnerability that would have allowed $350 million to be stolen from SushiSwap.