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Several applicants for an Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) have removed staking from their proposals in order to appease the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Staking, which involves locking up cryptocurrency in order to earn rewards, has been a sticking point for the SEC in approving crypto ETFs. The applicants hope that by removing staking, their proposals will have a better chance of being approved by the SEC.

Source: https://decrypt.co/231602/ethereum-etf-applicants-ditch-staking-temporary-concession-sec

The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump continued on its 19th day, with the focus on his alleged involvement in hush money payments to women who claimed to have had affairs with him. The prosecution argued that Trump’s actions were an abuse of power and an attempt to cover up his actions, while the defense maintained that the payments were not illegal and did not warrant impeachment. The trial is expected to continue for several more days.

Source: https://apnews.com/live/trump-trial-updates-day-19-hush-money

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has won a high court victory in his case against extradition to the United States. The court ruled that the US government’s appeal against a decision to block Assange’s extradition must be dismissed, citing concerns about his mental health and the risk of suicide if he were to be extradited. This decision marks a significant win for Assange and his legal team, who have been fighting against his extradition for years.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/media/article/2024/may/20/julian-assange-wins-high-court-victory-in-case-against-extradition-to-us