Rundown of the Biggest Happenings in Crypto, April 9-15 By Cointelegraph

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A roundup of the most noteworthy crypto-related events of the week: April 9-15

Shapella Hard Fork Goes Live on Ethereum Mainnet

The Ethereum blockchain’s mainnet, commonly referred to as the Beacon Chain, successfully implemented the Shapella hard fork on April 12. This upgrade enabled the withdrawal of funds for those who have staked the network’s Ether (ETH) asset. Data from Ethereum block explorer beaconchai.in reveals that within the first hour of the hard fork, 12,859 ETH was unlocked in 4,333 withdrawals. Soon after, ETH surged past the $2,000 price mark.

FTX On Track For Restart With $7.3B in Liquid Assets

FTX’s legal team has revealed that a comeback for the bankrupted crypto exchange is a possibility. According to an April 12 hearing, FTX has recovered about $7.3 billion in liquid assets and is mulling a relaunch of its exchange operations during the second quarter of 2024, which could potentially happen as early as April. After the news broke, the FTX token (FTT) surged more than 112%. On the other hand, a Swiss court approved the sale of FTX’s European operations.

OpenAI Gains Support From Japan Amid Global Bans

Twitter Teaming Up With eToro For Stock and Crypto Trading

Mastercard Launches Musician Accelerator Program With NFT Gateway

BTC Price Surges Above $31K As ETH’s Gains Spark ‘Altseason’ Talk

Hacker Mines 1 Quadrillion yUSDT After Exploiting Yearn.Finance Contract

Bitrue Exchange Hacked For $23M Due To Hot Wallet Exploit

US Court Summons Tron’s Justin Sun, Threatens Default Judgment If No Reply

Polygon Miden Founder: ZK-Rollups Are The Endgame For Blockchain Scaling

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Pro-XRP Lawyer John Deaton Heavily Invested In BTC, ETH: Hall Of Flame

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