Daily Recap 2-6

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A U.S. judge granted the SEC's request to compel Ripple to disclose its 2022-2023 financial records and contracts related to institutional XRP sales, which Ripple contested. Previously, the judge had classified these institutional sales as securities transactions. Link

Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood stated Bitcoin is increasingly substituting gold as a store of value, serving as a safe-haven and preferred asset during economic uncertainty. This trend is likely to persist due to the convenience of purchasing Bitcoin through ETFs. Link

South Korean prosecutors have arrested three Haru Invest executives for allegedly embezzling $826 million in cryptocurrency from around 16,000 users. Haru Invest advertises yields of up to 12%. Link

SoSoValue reported a net inflow of $68.11 million for Bitcoin spot ETFs on February 5, marking the seventh straight day of inflows. Grayscale's GBTC ETF experienced a net outflow of $107 million, while the other nine ETFs, excluding Grayscale, saw a combined net inflow of $175 million. Notably, BlackRock's IBIT ETF recorded a net inflow of $137 million in a single day. Link

MetaMask and Robinhood Connect have partnered to simplify Web3 access by enabling users to buy cryptocurrency via Robinhood's low-cost order engine, promoting Web3 adoption with a secure, user-friendly and self-custodial method. Link


$DYM - Started trading on exchanges at 15:00 UTC today. It failed to reach consensus on Mainnet due to 35% of staked DYM being delegated to a single validator. Link

$SOL - Block explorers Solscan and OKLink indicated a Solana blockchain outage, with transactions halting at 17:52 UTC+8. It has since been restarted having experienced a total outage of 4 hours and 46 minutes. Link

EigenLayer - TVL is up ~80% following the cap raise yesterday. Link

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