The article discusses various crypto-related news stories that may have flown under the radar of mainstream media. Firstly, the reports detail how Russia-backed interest groups are utilizing their digital wallets to crowdfund their expenses through a network of Telegram channels. Secondly, the number of crypto-related scams in Hong Kong has surged causing financial losses to victims. Thirdly, Thailand’s cabinet waived corporate income tax and value-added tax for companies that issue digital tokens for investment. Fourthly, China is forming a new national financial regulatory body that will oversee banking and insurance. Additionally, the White House is monitoring the situation with troubled crypto bank Silvergate. Finally, payment processor Zebedee and Bear Hug Entertainment announced their partnership to disrupt the casual-gaming market by adding real-money player rewards to familiar gaming concepts. The TON Foundation also announced that Tonstarter Platform has closed a seed round of $1.5 million from Kingsway Capital, Gate.io, and DWF Labs. Finally, major Bitcoin (BTC) mining equipment producer Canaan announced its unaudited financial results for Q4 2022 and 2021.