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Weekly Top Stories: Solana ETF, MiCA Framework, and Ethereum’s Reth Client Spotlighted

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Significant Developments in the Cryptocurrency Space: Solana ETF, MiCA Framework, and Ethereum’s Reth Client Highlight Weekly Top Stories

This week in the cryptocurrency world, several significant developments have taken place that are shaping the future of the industry. VanEck has filed for a Solana (SOL) ETF, the European Union’s MiCA framework is set to take effect, and Ethereum has released its first production-ready Reth execution client.

VanEck’s filing for a Solana ETF marks a significant move in the crypto ETF space. The proposed trust aims to track the price of Solana by holding the underlying cryptocurrency. Despite the filing, operational details such as custodian and sponsor fees remain unspecified. Following the announcement, SOL traded approximately 8% higher. However, the approval of this application appears unlikely without significant regulatory changes.

The European Union’s MiCA framework, set to take effect on June 30, will impose new regulatory requirements on crypto businesses, particularly affecting stablecoin issuers. Companies must cease issuing stablecoins used for more than 1 million transactions or exceeding a daily value of 200 million euros. The framework also mandates e-money licenses for stablecoin issuers to operate legally in the EU.

On June 26, Paradigm announced the first production-ready release of Reth, an Ethereum execution client written in Rust. Reth offers faster sync times and reduced storage requirements compared to existing clients. Its performance metrics include a 50-hour sync time from genesis and a storage footprint of approximately 2.25TB for an archive node.

In addition to these developments, other news in the cryptocurrency space includes State Street partnering with Galaxy to launch ETFs, Marathon Digital expanding into altcoin mining, Julian Assange receiving a $500k Bitcoin donation, Coinbase suing SEC and FDIC over FOIA requests, and the Bitcoin Virtual Machine team rolling out ZK rollups service to scale Bitcoin.

Overall, these developments highlight the continued growth and evolution of the cryptocurrency industry, with new regulations, products, and technologies shaping its future.

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