$3M OKX airdrop, 1 hour due diligence on 3AC, Binance AI — Asia Express

Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. OKX airdrop after token trading fiasco On Mar. 1, cryptocurrency exchange OKX  announced  that it would airdrop 3,014,381 Tether (USDT) to users who suffered losses as a result of the Celestial (CELT) token trading incident. On Feb. 26, Celestial revealed the […]

‘Account abstraction’ supercharges Ethereum wallets: Dummies guide 

For years, Bitcoiners have repeated the mantra “be your own bank.” But in truth, storing any type of crypto in a wallet has been a lot closer to stuffing cash under your mattress than to a complex financial institution like a bank. Admittedly, it’s an improvement in that crypto can be transferred across the globe […]

Unstablecoins: Depegging, bank runs and other risks loom

Stablecoins are entering a period of great uncertainty following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission labeling BUSD an “unregistered security” and ordering Paxos to stop minting new tokens. Do these moves signal a wider war by U.S. regulators on stablecoins? Could the SEC declare all stablecoins securities, or is BUSD a special case? Independent crypto […]