Gemini sues Genesis for $1.6b GBTC shares ownership

Gemini wrote to a federal judge asking the bankruptcy court to invalidate any claims Genesis has to a trove of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) shares in an ongoing dispute between both the two crypto entities. The lawsuit filed on Oct. 27 seeks ownership over some 60 million GTBC shares offered as collateral by Genesis Global, a now-defunct crypto lender under the Digital Currency Group (DCB) umbrella and Gemini’s former partner for its Earn program. Gemini said the GBTC shares worth $1.6 billion “would completely secure and satisfy the claims of…

Gemini sues Genesis over GBTC shares used as Earn collateral, now worth $1.6B

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini filed an adversary proceeding against bankrupt crypto lender Genesis Global Holdco in the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court on Oct. 27. At issue is the fate of 62,086,586 shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). They were used as collateral to secure loans made by 232,000 Gemini users to Genesis through the Gemini Earn Program. That collateral is currently worth close to $1.6 billion. According to the suit, Gemini has received $284.3 million from foreclosing on the collateral for the benefit of Earn users, but Genesis has…

Ethereum launches new testnet ‘Holešky,’ allocates 1.6B ETH for devs

Ethereum developers launched a new testnet on Sept. 15. Called “ Holešky,” the network is expected to be used for staking, infrastructure and protocol-development, according to its developer documents. Sepolia will remain the dominant network for application development. Hello Holesky, Ethereum’s Newest Testnet Read details below#cryptonews #ETH pic.twitter.com/Z6DUMkOExz — Amy Kols Network (@Amyykols) September 14, 2023 An initial supply of 1.6 billion Holesky testnet Ether (HETH) will be allocated to validators on Holešky’s launch day to bootstrap the network into operation, according to Ethereum developer Tim Beiko. This represents ten…

Shiba Inu burns 1.6b tokens in June

A recent tweet by Shibburn shows that the shiba inu community sent 1,653,845,435 SHIB meme coins to empty wallets in the past month. While the quantity of burned SHIB tokens may seem impressive, daily burning rates remain volatile, often plunging significantly into negative territory. On June 30, Shiba Inu’s burn rate spiked by 1,800% due to locking 50,258,924 SHIB in unspendable wallet addresses. 🔥🔥🔥 1,653,845,435 $SHIB tokens have been burned in the month of June with 164 transactions. #shib — Shibburn (@shibburn) July 1, 2023 However, only two daily SHIB…

MakerDAO community votes to approve custody of $1.6B USDC with Coinbase

Institutional prime broker platform for crypto assets Coinbase Prime announced on Oct 24th that it had entered into a partnership with MakerDAO — the largest single holder of USDC — to become a custodian of $1.6 billion worth of the stablecoin. The MakerDAO community voted to approve this custodianship which will allow its community to earn a 1.5% reward on its USDC while holding funds with a leading institutional custodian. The program described the following yield schedule for the USDC onboarded by @MakerDAO: • 1% APY on the first 100…

Coinbase to Significantly Benefit From $1.6B Transfer of MakerDAO’s USDC, Analyst Says

Lau wrote that the added USDC on Coinbase Prime would help the company gain assets and aid Coinbase’s ability to conduct similar proposals, while also potentially growing the total addressable market of USDC and boosting its revenue share. Oppenheimer rates Coinbase’s stock with an outperform and $107 price target. Shares were trading around $65.45 apiece in Friday’s session. Source