$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 […]

Hong Kong crypto frenzy, DeFi token surges 550%, NBA China NFTs — Asia Express

Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. Hong Kong moves bullish On Feb. 20, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong launched a consultation on its proposed regulatory requirements for digital asset trading platforms. The SFC requires the licensing of all cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Hong […]

Breakdancing medic’s NFT auctioned at Sotheby’s — Grant Yun, NFT creator

Artist name: Grant Riven Yun Location: Milwaukee Date minted first NFT: Feb. 3, 2021Which blockchains? Ethereum, Counterparty (Bitcoin) Who is he? Grant Yun has always been an artist at heart with an early aspiration to have his work featured at a major auction house. A curious and motivated individual, Yun is studying medicine while juggling his work […]

Green consumers want supply chain transparency via blockchain

Chris Georgen, founder of the social impact-focused blockchain company Topl, believes that many consumers are unaware of the consequences of their buying habits. “Forced labor, deforestation, the destruction of endangered habitats… As responsible citizens of the world, we wouldn’t knowingly support, condone or participate in anything like this,” he tells Magazine.  “Unfortunately, too often, what […]