USDC Depegs, SVB Collapses, and Meta Lays an Egg
Today, everyone is talking about the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapse. What happened and why is it significant? It turns out the bank was heavily invested in government bonds. When interest rates rose, bond values fell. Unfortunately, SVB didn’t have enough cash reserves and began selling its bonds for huge losses. This sparked a panic among some customers who began withdrawing their funds. Another bank, Signature Bank, followed. Janet Yellen has signaled that there will be no bank bailout even while deposits are being secured. As it turns out, some crypto firms were impacted.
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Coinbase claims to have had $240 million cash in Signature Bank.
Ripple was exposed to SVB. Ripple CEO claims the company is still strong.
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OpenSea fixes vulnerability that could expose user identities.
Brave Browser wallet extension users can now sell digital assets inside of extension.
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President Joe Biden signs yet another executive order to define his stance his cryptocurrencies. It’s essentially all the same old talking points: Protect the consumer, encourage innovation, and maintain global financial stability. Make no mistake here. The real end goal is to protect the U.S. dollar.
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Aussies are being warned to verify their crypto wallets.
A crypto mining company took advantage of Egyptians.
South Korea launches metaverse fund.
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