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Roland Guirdonan

Roland is a Public Relations & Communications guru with an immense passion for the blockchain and crypto industry. A fusion of his expertise and passion led to the dawn of Optimisus in 2020.

Articles by Roland Guirdonan

EU to Evaluate Tech Security Risks and Potential Controls

2 days ago 1 min read

The European Union (EU) will assess whether semiconductors, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, and biotechnology pose a risk to the bloc’s economic security. This could lead to curbs on exports or investments in third countries, such as China. The European Commission said on Tuesday that it had established a list of four technologies, as well as a further six to look into later, as part of the European Economic Security Strategy it unveiled in June. The EU is concerned that these technologies could be used by foreign governments or companies to gain an unfair advantage in the global economy. The EU

Solana (SOL) Jumps 15% in Unexpected Price Rally

3 days ago 1 min read

Over the past 48 hours, Solana has taken the cryptocurrency market by surprise with a substantial price surge, now sitting at $24.41. This unexpected leap has propelled Solana beyond a significant resistance level known as the 200 Exponential Moving Average (EMA), a crucial point of interest for traders. What makes this rally even more intriguing is the fact that Solana has recently been heavily shorted, raising the possibility that we might be witnessing the outcomes of a short squeeze. The crypto market has been abuzz lately, especially due to Bitcoin’s recent climb to $28,000. This bullish sentiment appears to be

Crypto Investor Loses Access to $3 Million in Unreachable Crypto Wallets

5 days ago 2 mins read

Recently, a surge in online scams has grabbed the attention of regulators in the cryptocurrency industry. A distressing case in Connecticut underscores the dangers, as an individual lost over $3 million to scammers pretending to be associated with the well-known cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, resided in Westport, Connecticut. They followed advice to move funds from a retirement account with the intention of reinvesting in an account supposedly connected to Kraken. Unfortunately, this decision led to the swift disappearance of more than $3 million into cryptocurrency wallets that remained inaccessible. However, the victim didn’t suffer

Shiba Inu (SHIB) Burn Rate Surges 940% Amidst Soaring Shibarium Transactions

6 days ago 1 min read

The burn rate of Shiba Inu ($SHIB), the cryptocurrency inspired by the Shiba Inu dog meme, has experienced a remarkable surge of more than 940% in the past 24 hours. This surge signifies that a staggering 164 million SHIB tokens have been sent to inactive wallets, effectively reducing the total circulating supply. According to data from Shibburn, a platform that tracks token burns, these burns occurred through a total of 50 transactions. One particularly significant transaction contributed to the burning of 100 million SHIB tokens, significantly boosting the burn rate. This surge in burn rate coincides with the growing activity

ChatGPT’s Latest Update: Access to Up-to-Date Information Now Available

7 days ago 2 mins read

OpenAI, the organization behind the ChatGPT chatbot, has made a significant update to its capabilities. ChatGPT can now browse the internet to provide users with current information, a feature that was previously unavailable. This means that premium users will be able to ask ChatGPT questions about current events and access the latest news. Before this update, ChatGPT’s knowledge was limited to data up until September 2021. It couldn’t provide real-time information or browse the internet for the latest updates. This limitation frustrated some users who wanted access to up-to-date information. The ability to access current data marks a significant step

SEC Postpones Decision on ARK 21 Shares Ethereum Spot ETF Request

7 days ago 1 min read

It has been reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided to delay the approval process for the Ethereum Spot ETF application, which was submitted jointly by ARK Invest and 21Shares. This move by the SEC has surprised many in the ETF industry, including experts like James Seyffart from Bloomberg, who shared his thoughts on the situation. He expressed his surprise, saying, “Wow. We thought that was enough for today, but the SEC also postponed ARK Invest and 21Shares’ Ethereum application, which was only published on September 21 and will not be decided until early November. We

Binance to Delist Multiple Trading Pairs

1 week ago 1 min read

Binance conducts regular reviews of all listed spot trading pairs. Sometimes, certain pairs are removed due to factors like low liquidity and trading volume. Binance’s Latest Review Results in Delisting Decision Following the most recent review, Binance has made the decision to delist and cease trading for the following spot trading pairs: Effective September 29, 2023, at 08:00: Effective September 29, 2023, at 10:00: It’s important to note that the removal of a spot trading pair does not impact the availability of tokens on Binance Spot. Users can still trade the base and quote assets of the spot trading pair

SBF Lawyers Make Urgent Plea for Temporary Release as Trial Nears Its End

1 week ago 1 min read

The legal team representing Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, a major cryptocurrency exchange, has once again requested his temporary release in the lead-up to his forthcoming trial. They argue that current confinement conditions make it extremely challenging to adequately prepare for the complex legal proceedings. In a recent court filing, Bankman-Fried’s defense emphasized the critical role he plays in reviewing extensive evidence, including thousands of pages of documents and financial records. To provide the best possible defense, his lawyers need substantial time to consult with him outside of formal court hours, which could be severely restricted if he remains

North Korean Lazarus Group Accumulates Over $40M in Bitcoin, Data Reveals

1 week ago 1 min read

North Korean hacking group Lazarus Group is sitting on a substantial crypto stash worth $47 million, primarily consisting of Bitcoin, according to recent data. The information comes from an analysis by, the parent company of 21Shares, using Dune Analytics. The wallets associated with Lazarus Group hold about $42.5 million in Bitcoin, alongside $1.9 million in Ether, $1.1 million in Binance Coin (BNB), and approximately $640,000 in stablecoins, predominantly BUSD. Remarkably, the amount of cryptocurrency held by the group seems to have decreased from $86 million on September 6, shortly after the hack in which Lazarus Group was implicated.

Ethereum Gas Fees Surge by Over 1,900% Following Binance Wallet Activation

2 weeks ago 1 min read

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance inadvertently sparked a 1,900% surge in Ethereum gas fees following a sudden wave of transactions involving dormant wallets. A report from FXStreet noted that a Binance-affiliated wallet, known as Binance 14, experienced a sudden surge in transactions. This unexpected activity led to a rise in Ethereum gas fees from 15 to nearly 300 Gwei, and P2P transactions jumped from an average of 40 cents to about $10, according to data from Dune Analytics. Data from Etherscan revealed that Binance 14 received Ether from wallets that had been inactive for almost three years. These transfers, which took place

XRP Nears 5 Million Holders: Key Insights Unveiled

2 weeks ago 1 min read

The XRP Ledger is on the brink of a significant milestone, with the number of accounts approaching the 5 million mark, currently standing at an impressive 4.78 million. According to data provided by XRPL Services, these accounts collectively hold a substantial 58.682 billion XRP, which accounts for 58.68% of the total token supply. What stands out prominently in this flourishing XRP ecosystem is the remarkable fact that out of these millions of accounts, a mere 1,115 of them show a zero balance. This indicates that the vast majority of XRP accounts are actively engaged, whether they are holding XRP as

Hackers Behind $41M Stake Heist Transfer BNB and MATIC

3 weeks ago 1 min read

The hackers responsible for the $41 million crypto heist at Stake’s casino have recently executed additional transactions, transferring around $328,000 worth of Polygon (MATIC) and Binance Coin (BNB) tokens. These latest movements come in the wake of the exploit on September 4th and have been reported by blockchain security firm CertiK. In their most recent activity, the hackers transferred 300 BNB tokens valued at around $61,500 to an externally owned address labeled “0x695.” These tokens were then bridged to the Avalanche blockchain on September 11th at 4:09 p.m. UTC. Additionally, 520,000 MATIC tokens, worth over $266,000, were moved to Avalanche