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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

Cardano (ADA) sees a substantial increase in the creation of new wallet addresses

1 day ago 1 min read

Cardano (ADA) has seen a significant increase in new wallets addresses, with the number of new ADA wallets per day rising from 1,700 on February 22 to over 3,210 by February 24. This comes as a result of increasing confidence and interest in Cardano’s potential. However, the daily creation of new wallets still falls short of the peak of around 5,410 on February 2, when the network experienced a record 5,410 new wallets in a day. Despite this, the number of ADA wallets is about to reach 5 million, with the number of delegated wallets surpassing 1.3 million. This growth

Coinbase exchange sees over 18,000 BTC withdrawn

1 week ago 1 min read

Over 18,000 Bitcoin (BTC) were removed from Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges, according to data from Arkham Intelligence. This move, which cost almost $1 billion, decreased Coinbase’s Bitcoin holdings. These BTC coins were withdrawn and split among different new wallets; the total amount in these wallets ranged from $45 million to $171 million. After this redistribution, Coinbase now holds around 390,000 BTC worth around $20.5 billion, which is less than 2% of all Bitcoin that is available on exchanges. This represents its lowest percentage of holdings since 2015. The destination crypto wallets have not been identified, so the

Coinbase shares have turned a profit since 2021

2 weeks ago 1 min read

Following a strong fourth-quarter earnings report in which the firm swung to profit and earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations, Coinbase’s shares increased by over 12.5% after hours. Coinbase’s net revenue in the fourth quarter exceeded consensus estimates of around $825 million, rising 45.2% from the third quarter to $905 million. At the same time, the firm turned a profit for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2021, with a net income of $273 million. Coinbase reported a $2 million net loss for the prior quarter. With $529.3 million in revenue, transaction profit accounted for most of the

This mysterious whale wallet amasses over 4.5 million LINK tokens worth over $84 million

2 weeks ago 1 min read

A mysterious Chainlink (LINK) whale goes on an incredible shopping spree and buys many LINK tokens. This mysterious whale wallet has acquired over 4.5 million LINK tokens in just three days, according to recent data from Lookonchain. The current price of the LINK token indicates that this accumulation is worth over $84 million. Analysts and investors are monitoring Chainlink whale’s unrelenting accumulation activity, which is creating hope for a future spike in the price of LINK. As traders eagerly await the outcome of this significant accumulation, speculation abounds in the crypto market. That being said, Chainlink is attracting interest from

NBA is being sued for its connection to crypto lender Voyager Digital

3 weeks ago 2 mins read

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the target of a lawsuit brought by a group of investors who allege the league’s marketing connection with crypto lender Voyager Digital. Plaintiffs in the proposed class-action lawsuit, which was filed in a Miami District Court, claim that the NBA’s approval of Voyager’s advertising arrangement with the Dallas Mavericks amounted to gross negligence and caused losses of over $4.2 billion. According to the case, Voyager Digital’s unregistered securities were promoted by the NBA, a promotional partner that served as a “gatekeeper” and should be held responsible for causing investors’ losses. The plaintiffs further assert

AI-crafted IDs are now bypassing crypto exchange security checks for a mere $15

3 weeks ago 1 min read

For just $15, AI-created IDs can now bypass security checks on crypto exchanges, providing criminals with a covert to hide their identities. Artificial intelligence (AI) is used by OnlyFake to create phony passports and driver’s licenses that look real, fooling KYC checks on a variety of crypto platforms. This service is available in 26 countries and takes crypto payments. A research showed how a British passport created via OnlyFake was able to get past OKX exchange’s identity verification process. Users of sites like Kraken exchange and PayPal shared similar thoughts, underscoring the possibility of exchange misuse. Alertness and Reaction OKX

Solana blockchain network suffers another outage, SOL price dropped

3 weeks ago 1 min read

There is currently an outage on the Solana blockchain network, which is the 11th in the last two years. According to the most recent updates, block advancement has stopped, and Solana’s (SOL) mainnet beta has not been operational for roughly two hours. Two well-known block explorers, Solscan and OKLink, first reported that there weren’t many new transactions on the network, which led to the discovery of the issue. The most recent transaction was recorded at 9:52 a.m. UTC. Upbit, a crypto exchange, announced that it would not be taking any more SOL or other token deposits or withdrawals, citing ongoing

FTX Exchange Seeks Approval to Sell Anthropic Shares: A Move to Settle Debts

3 weeks ago 1 min read

Defunct crypto exchange FTX has filed court documents requesting permission to sell its shares in the artificial intelligence (AI) company Anthropic. This move is part of the exchange’s strategy to fully repay its creditors and customers. The court documents, filed on February 3, show that the FTX exchange intends to sell Alameda Research’s Anthropic Series B Preferred Stock and any related rights or interests. Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the founder and former CEO of FTX, invested around $530 in Anthropic in April 2022, months before the company faced significant challenges and ultimately failed in November of the same year. At the

Binance exchange freezes $4.2 million worth of XRP that was stolen from Chris Larsen’s accounts

4 weeks ago 1 min read

Crypto exchange Binance has frozen almost $4.2 million worth of stolen XRP in an effort to help Ripple recover the money that was stolen. Richard Teng, the CEO of Binance, acknowledged the work of ZachXBT, the crypto detective who was the first to expose the Ripple hack, in an official post on X. Teng formally announced the platform’s decision to freeze the ill-gotten money and thanked Ripple for working with other exchanges, like as Binance. “The Binance team has managed to freeze $4.2 million worth of XRP that was stolen by the exploiter,” the speaker said. “We will continue to

Binance Trading Volume Reached Almost $4 Trillion In 2023

4 weeks ago 1 min read

Binance, the world’s largest centralized exchange (CEX), has demonstrated its resilience and leadership in 2023, according to a recent CoinGecko report. Despite increased regulatory scrutiny and major leadership changes, Binance has maintained its market dominance. The exchange began the year with an impressive 65% market share, gradually declining throughout 2023 but finishing the year with a formidable 44% market share in December. In December 2023, Binance’s spot trading volume increased by over 38% month over month, reaching $428 billion. Binance accounted for 53% of total spot trading volume this year, generating a whopping $3.8 trillion. The journey was not without

Ripple was hacked for around 213 million $XRP worth over $112.5 million

4 weeks ago 1 min read

Ripple, the company behind XRP crypto, just got hit by a nasty cyberattack. Hackers swiped around 213 million XRP, worth around $112.5 million at the time. The eagle-eyed sleuth @zachxbt was the first to spot the security breach, sounding the alarm bells and sending the crypto world into a frenzy. According to the report, the tokens are being laundered through various exchanges, including MEXC, Gate, Binance, Kraken, and a whole bunch more. Meanwhile, in the ongoing legal tussle between Ripple and the SEC, things are getting spicy. A legal eagle raised concerns about the SEC’s tactics, accusing them of misleading the court with shady info.

Terraform Labs says it filed for bankruptcy to strengthen appeal against SEC lawsuit

4 weeks ago 1 min read

Terraform Labs, the crypto firm in a lawsuit with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has filed for bankruptcy, claiming that this will improve its ability to appeal the SEC’s charges. In a filing with the Delaware Bankruptcy Court on January 30, Terraform Labs‘ CEO, Chris Amani, reiterated the importance of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in mounting a successful appeal against the SEC’s allegations. Terraform Labs, the creator of the now-defunct stablecoin TerraClassicUSD (USTC), declared bankruptcy on January 21. Typically, an appeal against the SEC would require Terraform Labs to provide a “supersedeas bond,” equal to 110% of the total