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• Dutch court to release Tornado Cash dev Alexey Pertsev under surveillance
• EU’s MiCA crypto regulatory framework passes final parliamentary voting
• Safemoon hacker returns over $7M from stolen funds

Dutch Court Releases Tornado Cash Dev

A Dutch court has ordered the release of Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev under surveillance. This comes after the EU’s MiCA crypto regulatory framework passed its final parliamentary vote. Additionally, a Safemoon hacker has returned over $7M from stolen funds.

EU’s Crypto Regulatory Framework Passes Final Parliamentary Vote

The European Union (EU)’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulatory framework has passed its final parliamentary vote. The regulation is intended to create an EU-wide legal framework for cryptocurrencies, with the aim of encouraging innovation in the industry while providing consumer protection measures. It also requires cryptocurrency exchanges to register with national regulators and mandates that digital wallets must be licensed by competent authorities.

Safemoon Hacker Returns Stolen Funds

A Safemoon hacker recently returned more than $7 million worth of tokens that were stolen during a hack last month. It is unclear whether the return was voluntary or due to law enforcement pressure, but it highlights the importance of robust security protocols for cryptocurrency platforms.

Crypto Blamed Unfairly for Signature Bank’s Liquidity Crisis

New York regulator Benjamin Lawsky believes that crypto is being unfairly blamed for Signature Bank’s liquidity crisis. He believes that this narrative overlooks other potential causes such as „rampant speculation,“ high leverage, and a lack of proper risk management practices at financial institutions. Lawsky noted that it was „a little bit too convenient“ to blame crypto when there are other factors at play as well.

Tesla Kept $184M Bitcoin Balance in Q1 2023

Tesla revealed in its quarterly filing that it held a balance of around $184 million worth of Bitcoin at the end of Q1 2023. This represents an increase from its previous quarter’s balance, which stood at around $121 million worth of BTC. Tesla also announced plans to accept Bitcoin as payment for its products in March this year, further demonstrating its commitment to cryptocurrency adoption and innovation within the space