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  • Trezor launches new touchscreen hardware wallet with custom expert setup
    by Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright on June 15, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    Trezor has launched the Trezor Safe 5, a new flagship device with upgraded security features and a haptic color touchscreen, and the Trezor Expert, a personalized onboarding service for new users. CryptoSlate was able to get hands-on with the new touchscreen device ahead of its launch at BTC Prague. The Trezor Safe 5 introduces enhanced The post Trezor launches new touchscreen hardware wallet with custom expert setup appeared first on […]

  • BIS reveals almost every major central bank is interested in wholesale CBDCs
    by Assad Jafri on June 15, 2024 at 12:45 am

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said its recent survey of central banks revealed that 94% of them globally are now engaged in exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) — reflecting a sharp increase in experiments and pilots, especially with wholesale CBDCs. The findings — detailed in a report titled “Embracing Diversity, Advancing Together” — The post BIS reveals almost every major central bank is interested in […]

  • SEC commissioner Uyeda acknowledges benefits of securities tokenization
    by Mike Dalton on June 15, 2024 at 12:06 am

    SEC commissioner Mark Uyeda acknowledged that asset tokenization, including tokenization of securities, carries potential benefits. Uyeda said on June 14 that representing asset rights with a digital token on a blockchain can provide “security, transparency, and immutability.” Furthermore, he said that tokenization removes the need for intermediaries, thereby streamlining transactions and lowering transaction costs. Uyeda The post SEC […]

  • Meta pauses European AI assistant launch due to regulatory objections
    by Mike Dalton on June 14, 2024 at 10:11 pm

    Meta said it will delay the launch and training of its AI assistant in Europe following a request from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). According to a June 10 statement, the regulator asked Meta to postpone large language model (LLM) training involving public content adults share on Facebook and Instagram. The Irish DPC acts The post Meta pauses European AI assistant launch due to regulatory objections appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • NYAG completes settlement with Gemini over Earn program, recovers remaining $50 million for impacted users
    by Mike Dalton on June 14, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    The New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office announced the completion of its settlement with Gemini and the recovery of $50 million for users of the defunct Gemini Earn program on June 14. Users will receive the crypto in their accounts without having to take any further action. The settlement resolves the legal charges filed by The post NYAG completes settlement with Gemini over Earn program, recovers remaining $50 million for impacted […]

  • Bernstein raises long-term Bitcoin price projection to $1 million by 2033, initiates MicroStrategy coverage
    by Assad Jafri on June 14, 2024 at 6:25 pm

    Bernstein has doubled down on its optimistic Bitcoin price projections, raising its long-term forecast to $1 million by 2033, driven by unprecedented demand and constrained supply. Bernstein analysts also revised their predictions for the current cycle and now project the flagship crypto to hit $200,000 by the end of 2025, up from its earlier estimate The post Bernstein raises long-term Bitcoin price projection to $1 million by 2033, initiates […]

  • Web3 Foundation launches $65 million prize pool for Polkadot JAM upgrade
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on June 14, 2024 at 5:07 pm

    The Web3 Foundation has launched a prize pool of 10 million DOT tokens, equivalent to approximately $65 million, to support the implementation of the highly anticipated Join-Accumulate Machine (JAM) upgrade to the Polkadot’s ecosystem. On May 27, Polkadot’s founder, Gavin Wood, revealed that the project’s community had ratified the proposed upgrade with a near-unanimous governance vote. JAM The post Web3 Foundation launches $65 million […]

  • Calls dominate Bitcoin options despite price drop and ETF outflows
    by Andjela Radmilac on June 14, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    While the usual volatility has been absent from the derivatives market, the slight fluctuations seen in the past few days still managed to reveal subtle market trends. Between June 12 and June 14, Bitcoin options open interest increased $20.85 billion on June 12 to $21.91 billion on June 13, before decreasing to $21.42 billion on The post Calls dominate Bitcoin options despite price drop and ETF outflows appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • MicroStrategy ups convertible note offering to $700M
    by Andjela Radmilac on June 14, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    MicroStrategy has increased its convertible senior notes offering from an initially planned $500 million to $700 million. The notes will pay 2.25% interest per year and are due in 2032. According to the company’s statement, investors will be able to convert them into shares of MicroStrategy’s stock. The initial conversion rate is set at 0.4894 The post MicroStrategy ups convertible note offering to $700M appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • NiceHash and Marathon partner to launch new firmware for miners
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on June 14, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    NiceHash, a leading Bitcoin hashing power marketplace, has partnered with Marathon Digital Holdings to introduce new custom firmware for ASIC miners on its platform. The new product, NiceHash Firmware, will leverage Marathon’s technology to enhance the efficiency and revenue of Bitcoin miners using ASIC devices. Miners who adopt this firmware will benefit from a low The post NiceHash and Marathon partner to launch new firmware for miners […]

  • EU Tariffs Expected To Slow, But Not Stop, Chinese EV Sales In Europe
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 11:35 am

    EU Tariffs Expected To Slow, But Not Stop, Chinese EV Sales In Europe The war between Chinese EVs and the European Union is taking its next step, with new tariffs on China-made vehicles set to go into effect in July. And while they may quell EV sales in Europe, they won’t stop them, according to new reporting from Nikkei Asia, who says that manufacturers like BYD will remain competitive against local producers despite the […]

  • Austrian Right-Wing Party Wants To Appoint A ‘Remigration Commissioner’
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Austrian Right-Wing Party Wants To Appoint A ‘Remigration Commissioner’ Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via modernity.news, Right-wing Austrian political party FPÖ wants to appoint a ‘Remigration Commissioner’ who will oversee the deportation of illegal immigrants. The Freedom Party of Austria won the EU elections after obtaining 25.4 per cent of the vote and gaining 3 seats, marking the first time that the FPÖ has emerged […]

  • German Politicians Fingered In Chinese “Cash For Permits” Corruption Scandal
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 3:00 am

    German Politicians Fingered In Chinese “Cash For Permits” Corruption Scandal By Thomas Brooke, of Rmx.news The main suspect in an ongoing fraud investigation in Germany has incriminated several local politicians from the mainstream parties in the town of Düren, accusing key players in the district administration of taking bribes to approve bogus residence permits for wealthy Chinese nationals. Claus B., a lawyer suspected of […]

  • Farage’s Reform UK Party Overtakes Sunak’s Conservatives: Poll
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 2:30 am

    Farage’s Reform UK Party Overtakes Sunak’s Conservatives: Poll Europe’s marked shift towards populism appears to be accelerating, as Nigel Farage’s Reform UK Party has surpassed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives in an opinion poll for the first time, signaling a potential shift in the British political landscape as the nation approaches the July 4 general election. According to a YouGov survey conducted for The Times, […]

  • US Worried Israel Is Rushing Into War With Hezbollah With No Clear Strategy
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 2:00 am

    US Worried Israel Is Rushing Into War With Hezbollah With No Clear Strategy Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com, The Biden administration is concerned that the violence on the Israel-Lebanon border could soon escalate into a full-blown war and that Israel is rushing into the conflict without a clear strategy, Axios reported this week. US officials told Axios that the administration has cautioned Israel against the idea of […]

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  • Eat More Pork Chops – A “Really Tasty Alternative” To Beeflation 
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 1:30 am

    Eat More Pork Chops – A “Really Tasty Alternative” To Beeflation  Cash-strapped consumers are on the hunt for deals this summer. We highlighted in a note earlier Friday that Goldman analysts revealed that Walmart offers the best grocery deals among major brick-and-mortar supermarkets. Digging deeper, the discussion has now shifted to the meat aisle.  Consumers are well aware of soaring beef prices over the last several years, […]

  • 76 Percent Of Those Under Age 40 Would Consider A China-Model Car
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 1:00 am

    76 Percent Of Those Under Age 40 Would Consider A China-Model Car Authored by Mike Shedlock via mishtalk.com, Would You Buy a China-Made Car? The Wall Street Journal reports 2024 Polestar 2: Built to Compete With Tesla Our guest this week is the facelifted Polestar 2, a chic if somewhat cramped premium compact crossover built in China and brought to you by Volvo Cars in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2010, the China-based conglomerate […]

  • Mondelez Says Oreo Cookie Prices Won’t Be Hiked Despite Cocoa Chaos In West Africa
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 12:30 am

    Mondelez Says Oreo Cookie Prices Won’t Be Hiked Despite Cocoa Chaos In West Africa Junk food maker Mondelez International remains optimistic that cocoa prices will drop at some point next year despite a global shortage sparked by adverse weather conditions in West Africa. This week, futures contracts in New York topped $10k/ton again. And the company reassured investors that it won’t raise prices on its chocolate-based […]

  • Nashville Shooter’s Manifesto Released Despite FBI Resistance
    by Tyler Durden on June 15, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Nashville Shooter’s Manifesto Released Despite FBI Resistance Authored by John R. Lott Jr. via RealClearPolitics, The 2023 Nashville Covenant School murders understandably received massive news coverage when they occurred. The fight over obtaining the murderer’s diary also received news attention. But when “nearly four dozen pages” of the murderer’s diary were finally released last week, the mainstream media completely […]

  • Alex Jones Ordered To Liquidate Personal Assets, But Infowars Lives To Fight Another Day
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 11:30 pm

    Alex Jones Ordered To Liquidate Personal Assets, But Infowars Lives To Fight Another Day A bankruptcy judge in Houston, Texas on Friday ordered Infowars founder Alex Jones to liquidate his personal assets to help pay roughly $1.5 billion in damages to Sandy Hook families, but handed Jones a win – dismissing a separate bankruptcy case over Infowars’ parent company, Free Speech Systems that would have handed control to the […]

  • NIH Documents Show $1.6 Billion Long COVID Initiative So Far Falls Short Of Goals
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    NIH Documents Show $1.6 Billion Long COVID Initiative So Far Falls Short Of Goals Authored by Megan Redshaw, J.D. via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), (Naeblys/Shutterstock) It’s been more than three years since Congress directed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the long-term effects of COVID-19—and there are still no answers for the millions of Americans suffering from long COVID. The NIH launched the […]

  • LA City Council Removes U-Turn Signs In Gay Neighborhood Because They Are “Homophobic”
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    LA City Council Removes U-Turn Signs In Gay Neighborhood Because They Are “Homophobic” Another bizarre virtue signal just in time for pride month.  Street signs that LA officials said previously targeted LGBT community members were taken down from a Silver Lake neighborhood this week.  The signs that read “No Cruising” and prohibited U-turns were installed in 1997 when neighbors allegedly complained about gay men stalking back […]

  • Top Tech Trio Melts Up To Record High As Rest Of Market, Europe Burns
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 10:11 pm

    Top Tech Trio Melts Up To Record High As Rest Of Market, Europe Burns Another day, another tech-led meltup, which managed to reverse the early slump in the stock “market”, and push the S&P to just shy of closing green, and the 41st record high of 2024, on the back of just one idea: this one. Frankly, the whole AI meltup has become stupid: with the Mag 7 concept now dead and buried, all that matters are the Top 3 Tech Trio – […]

  • DOJ Won’t Pursue Criminal Contempt Charges Against Garland
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    DOJ Won’t Pursue Criminal Contempt Charges Against Garland Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in Congress in Washington on Sept. 20, 2023. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times) An official from the Department of Justice (DOJ) told House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) in a letter that Attorney General Merrick Garland will not be […]

  • Southwest Boeing 737 Max Came Within 400 Feet From Crashing In Ocean Near Hawaii
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 9:40 pm

    Southwest Boeing 737 Max Came Within 400 Feet From Crashing In Ocean Near Hawaii Bloomberg has obtained an internal memo from Southwest Airlines that was recently distributed to pilots. The memo details a frightening incident in April when a Boeing 737 Max 8 nearly crashed into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii during an aborted landing. The memo states Southwest Flight 2786 dropped at an abnormally high rate of more than 4,000 […]

  • FDA Changes Course, Advises Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Target KP.2 Strain
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 9:15 pm

    FDA Changes Course, Advises Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Target KP.2 Strain Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A healthcare worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine in New York City in a file photograph. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 13 changed course and recommended COVID-19 manufacturers target the KP.2 virus strain in their next round of shots. The […]

  • NATO Expansion: A New Detailed Timeline
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    NATO Expansion: A New Detailed Timeline The official website of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has since January of this year featured an entire page which seeks to “debunk” what it calls “Russian disinformation on NATO”.  The series of “myths” that the official NATO page sets out to dispel in one section mocks the very term “NATO expansion”—strongly suggesting that it’s so misleading, the words shouldn’t even be used in […]

  • US Signs $23 Billion F-16 Deal With Turkey
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    US Signs $23 Billion F-16 Deal With Turkey Via The Libertarian Institute The US has inked a $23 billion deal with Turkey for 40 F-16 warplanes. Washington promised to sell dozens of the advanced fighter jets to Ankara and upgrade scores of Turkish F-16s in exchange for Turkey approving Sweden’s NATO membership.  The AFP reported the deal was signed on Thursday. “The contract was signed and delegations from both sides are […]

  • US Nuclear Attack Sub, Canadian Warship In Cuba Just Behind Russian Naval Group
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    US Nuclear Attack Sub, Canadian Warship In Cuba Just Behind Russian Naval Group A US Navy fast-attack submarine has surfaced and arrived in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay, just on the heels of a group of Russian warships having arrived in Havana merely the day prior. The American nuclear-powered USS Helena arrived at the US base on Thursday, while a Canadian navy patrol ship has followed on Friday. The Pentagon’s US Southern Command in a […]

  • Silver Demand In The Solar Sector Could Squeeze Silver Supply In The Future
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 6:55 pm

    Silver Demand In The Solar Sector Could Squeeze Silver Supply In The Future Authored by Mike Maharrey via Money Metals, Silver use by the solar energy sector is one of the primary factors driving the overall demand for silver, and there is reason to believe photovoltaic silver off-take will continue to increase in the years ahead. Not only is the demand for silver panels growing, but the amount of silver used in each panel is […]

  • “Alt-Protein”: Pentagon Contractor Wants To Feed US Troops Lab-Grown Meat To “Reduce CO2 Footprint”
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 6:35 pm

    “Alt-Protein”: Pentagon Contractor Wants To Feed US Troops Lab-Grown Meat To “Reduce CO2 Footprint” A Pentagon contractor that has received more than $500 million from the Defense Department wants to produce lab-grown meat for America’s soldiers in order to “reduce the CO2 footprint” at Defense Department outposts, the Free Beacon reports. BioMADE, a public-private DoD contractor, “is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) […]

  • German Stock Exchange Boss Slams Government, Says “Economic Policy Is Sheer Catastrophe” And “Migration Policy Universally Wrong”
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 6:15 pm

    German Stock Exchange Boss Slams Government, Says “Economic Policy Is Sheer Catastrophe” And “Migration Policy Universally Wrong” By Denes Albert of Rmx.news German business leaders are coming out against the ruling left-liberal government, and the CEO of Deutsche Börse AG, a multinational corporation that operates the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, one of the biggest stock exchanges in the world, is now labeling the current […]

  • Stanford’s Spooky ‘Disinformation’ Research Center Closing Up Shop
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 5:55 pm

    Stanford’s Spooky ‘Disinformation’ Research Center Closing Up Shop After it was exposed as a quasi-government “disinformation” academic research center, and several lawsuits later, the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) is being shuttered after founding director Alex Stamos left his position in November, and research director Renee DiResta left last week after her contract was not renewed. SIO notably led a project initiated by […]

  • Tattoos Associated With Increased Lymphoma Risk, And Size Doesn’t Matter: Study
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 5:35 pm

    Tattoos Associated With Increased Lymphoma Risk, And Size Doesn’t Matter: Study Authored by George Citroner via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), (Nikolai Kazakov/Shutterstock) That tattoo you’ve been dreaming of to express your individuality? It could come with a price. A new study finds the ink used in creating popular body art contains toxic ingredients linked to a higher risk of lymphoma, cancer that begins in […]

  • French-Bund Spread Blows Out Most On Record As Market Braces For Return Of European Debt Crisis
    by Tyler Durden on June 14, 2024 at 5:15 pm

    French-Bund Spread Blows Out Most On Record As Market Braces For Return Of European Debt Crisis It wasn’t supposed to go like this: as discussed earlier today, Macron’s gamble to dissolve parliament and call a two-round snap election on June 30 and July 7 was supposed to boost morale, “circle the troops” and push back against the “extremism” of Marine Le Pen’s “far right” avalanche which absolutely crushed Macron’s party in last […]

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