In recent news, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has listed Cardano (ADA) among the tokens identified as securities in a court filing. This has led to a 10% price retracement, making it one of the worst-hit assets in the top 10 global crypto rankings. However, long-term investors are growing increasingly unwilling to sell, which could help ADA defend the $0.30 support level. Moreover, if strategic Cardano investors stop selling, they could inadvertently trigger a rebound, potentially even rebounding toward $0.40 in the coming weeks. Despite this positive outlook, IntoTheBlock’s In/Out of The Money Around Price data suggests that ADA will face its initial major resistance around the $0.34 mark.

On the other hand, cryptocurrency custody firm BitGo has signed a term sheet to acquire Prime Core Technologies, the parent company of crypto custody specialist Prime Trust. The deal is pending regulatory approval, and the financial terms have not been disclosed. The acquisition will position BitGo to better serve its customer base with enhanced solutions, and BitGo CEO Mike Belshe emphasizes the need for secure and regulated storage of digital assets, which has brought custody services to prominence, with many firms commanding high valuations.

Lastly, Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis uses artificial intelligence-generated images in a political ad attacking former US President Donald Trump. The ad includes photographs of Trump and chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci alongside AI-generated images showing Fauci embracing Trump. Twitter labels the ad as containing “AI-generated images”. Other political campaigns, such as Trump mocking DeSantis on Twitter, and New Zealand’s National Party generating images of Polynesian hospital staff and masked robbers, have also used AI-generated media.

As the blockchain and crypto world continues to evolve, many challenges and opportunities arise, including regulatory compliance, security, and innovation. As such, it remains crucial for businesses, investors, and governments to stay informed and adaptive to the fast-paced changes that these spaces present.