Summary of important breaking news on the morning of the 6th
This is a summary of notable news related to virtual currency until the morning of Japan time.
Nasdaq reapplies for Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF (attention: ★★★★☆)
US Nasdaq has updated the application form (19b-4) for US investment trust management company Valkyrie’s spot-type Bitcoin ETF. A new document was added to the document stating that the company will conclude a surveillance sharing agreement with the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.
The reason for the resubmission is that the SEC pointed out last Friday that it had not provided enough information about Bitcoin exchanges in the Surveillance Sharing Agreement. In response to this indication, Cboe included the wording about the plan to conclude a surveillance sharing agreement contract with Coinbase, and five physical products: Invesco Galaxy Bitcoin ETF, VanEck Bitcoin Trust, WisdomTree Bitcoin Trust, Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust, and ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF. Resubmission of application documents for Bitcoin ETF. The Nasdaq has also updated its filing for BlackRock’s physical Bitcoin ETF.
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BlackRock CEO “Bitcoin is digitized gold” (Attention: ★★★★☆)
Fink, CEO of US asset management giant BlackRock, which recently launched a physical Bitcoin ETF, commented on Bitcoin and ETFs on the Fox Business program.
Fink, a former Bitcoin skeptic, said, “I believe that if we can proceed with the tokenization of assets and securities, as Bitcoin does, we can revolutionize finance.” Investing in gold not as a hedge, but as a hedge against serious problems in some country, or against the devaluation of your own currency, wherever you are, Bitcoin is an international asset. Yes, it is not based on any currency,” he commented on Bitcoin’s independence.
“BlackRock has a good track record with regulators and has worked hard to consider all issues with respect to any application,” he added, adding that “We are currently working closely with regulators.” I hope the application will be approved.”
Fink CEO does not appear to own Bitcoin.
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Celsius Moved altcoins worth $70 million (Attention: ★★★☆☆)
Failed cryptocurrency lending company Celsius Network has revealed that it has transferred assets such as Synthetix, Uniswap, ZRX, USDC, and USDT to the wallet of market maker Wintermute. That amount now appears to be worth $74 million.
The background is that the court last week approved the exchange (selling) of all virtual currencies other than the accounts of the “Custody” and “Withhold” services for Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH). Exchange is possible from day 1. Below is the assets held by Celsius Wallet, which is said to contain approximately $615 million worth of virtual currency.
“Starknet” begins voting for next week’s upgrade (Attention: ★★★☆☆)
Ethereum (ETH) L2 network “Starknet” has announced plans to deploy a new version of the alpha version “Quantum Leap” on the testnet.
We are breaking records!
The Starknet Quantum Leap will achieve unparalleled TPS rates on Ethereum.
🛠️⚡Starknet alpha v0.12.0 is now turbocharging Testnet!⚡🛠️
Witness a 10X surge in throughput, powered by Rust, enabled by @class_lambda https://t.co/Gp8GJKA6RD
— Starknet 👉👈 (@Starknet) July 5, 2023
If the new version is approved by a governance vote, we plan to implement an upgrade on the mainnet around the 13th of next week. Quantum Leap says it can boost Starknet’s processing power by about 10x.
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Expanded to LSDfi’s “Pendle” BNB chain (Attention: ★★★☆☆)
Pendle (PENDLE), an LSDfi-related stock, has increased the number of compatible blockchains and expanded to the BNB chain. Pendle has been running on Ethereum and Arbitrum for some time.
Here we go – Pendle is LIVE on @BNBCHAIN 🌅
Through this, we’ll bear the torch of #LSDfi to illuminate new potential on BNB Chain, starting with:
Once again, the Pendle LSD flywheel spins. pic.twitter.com/1nLpZoYPNB
—Pendle (@pendle_fi) July 5, 2023
Pendle is a yield platform that can operate yield assets such as stETH and GLP separately into principal tokens and yield tokens. Fixed yields and cheap principal tokens (ETH with interest removed) are traded.
On the 3rd, governance token PENDLE was listed on Binance.
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