Another exciting week in crypto space is coming to an end. The most important events around Bitcoin and Co. at a glance.
Ban on crypto mixer Tornado Cash
The US Treasury Department blacklisted the Mixer service. North Korea’s Lazarus hacker group is said to have laundered several hundred million US dollars via Tornado Cash.
Officially, crypto mixers are for financial privacy. However, US citizens now face criminal prosecution if they continue to use it.
You can read more about this here: Strike against cybercriminals – or declare war on privacy?
Crypto bank Nuri files for bankruptcy
Nuri staggered on the ropes for months – now the knockout. The crypto bank is insolvent. The Berlin start-up was no longer able to secure the necessary cash injection.
The company now wants to be restructured with appropriate insolvency proceedings. However, the company has not announced a payout freeze.
Everything else in the detailed article: Nuri – What will remain of the crypto bank?
US inflation falls to 8.5 percent
Inflation has fallen significantly in the US. The energy sector in particular recorded a significant decline. However, food prices have continued to rise.
At currently 8.5 percent, it is still below the forecasts of experts. It remains to be seen whether a trend reversal will follow.
You can read more details here: Inflation in the USA falls to 8.5 percent
BlackRock launches Bitcoin funds
The world’s largest wealth manager bets just days after partnering with Coinbase and starts his own bitcoin fund.
The fund is designed for institutional investors in the USA. Despite the price slumps in recent months, private investors are still interested, BlackRock explains.
More on this in this post: BlackRock launches Bitcoin funds
Ethereum 2.0: Everything about the merge in the BTC-ECHO Magazine (Print & Digital)
The BTC-ECHO Magazin is the leading German-language magazine since 2014 on the topics of Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs & cryptocurrencies.
To the magazine
Ethereum merge date set
After the last successful test run, things can’t go fast enough: The Ethereum merge was pushed forward a few days.
After the successful merge simulation on the last testnet “Görli”, the consensus change was set for mid-September.
Everything else here: Ethereum upgrade pushed forward
In the current issue of the BTC-ECHO magazine we have dedicated a long distance to all topics related to the merge. This way to the shop.
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