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Government Cannot Stand in the Way of Crypto Technologies, Iran Minister Says

‘Blogger by Day, Trader by Night,’ Binance Runs Advertising Campaign in Major Ukrainian Cities

An advertising campaign across some of Ukraine’s most populous cities is now aiming to attract new traders to the world’s largest digital asset exchange, Binance. The Eastern European nation is known as a promising market and a leader in terms of cryptocurrency adoption. Binance Ads Appear on Trains and Trolleys in Ukraine Cryptocurrency exchange Binance […]

Data Shows BSC Dapps Lost $167 Million Last Month From Flash Loan Attacks

Binance Smart Chain (BSC) decentralized applications (dapps) have been hit with a number of flash loan attacks in recent weeks. According to collected data by Rekt, during the last 30 days BSC has lost a total of $167 million from these flash loan exploits. Flash Loan Hackers Prey on Binance Smart Chain Dapps – $167 […]

Bitcoin Dips as Elon Musk Tweets Broken Heart Emoji

The price of the leading cryptocurrency took a hit after billionaire Elon Musk mentioned Bitcoin in a new tweet hinting at a breakup. Musk’s latest crypto post, featuring a broken heart emoji and a reference to a Linkin Park song, effectively halted this week’s market rebound. Musk Tweet Pushes Bitcoin Price Down Before the Weekend […]

Survey Finds Gen Z More Likely to Invest in Cryptocurrencies and Memes Over Traditional Investments

A recent study published by Gambler’s Pick notes that Gen Zers are less likely to invest in traditional investments like equities and more likely to invest in cryptocurrencies, meme investments, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Gen Z More Likely to Invest in Cryptocurrencies and Meme Investments Than Stocks and Common Assets The web portal gamblerspick.com published […]

UK Regulator Extends Temporary Registrations Regime as Crypto Firms Fail to Meet AML Rules

Many companies operating with cryptocurrencies are not meeting anti-money laundering regulations, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority revealed. The government agency has extended its temporary registration scheme after facing a growing number of crypto firms that are withdrawing their applications. FCA Extends Temporary Registrations Regime Till End of March 2022 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced […]

Data Shows BSC Dapps Lost $167 Million Last Month From Flash Loan Attacks

Binance Smart Chain (BSC) decentralized applications (dapps) have been hit with a number of flash loan attacks in recent weeks. According to collected data by Rekt, during the last 30 days BSC has lost a total of $167 million from these flash loan exploits. Flash Loan Hackers Prey on Binance Smart Chain Dapps – $167 […]

Tiger Brokers and Futu to Offer Crypto Trading Services Outside China

Two Chinese online brokerages have set out to enter the global crypto trading market. The platforms, Tiger Brokers and Futu, are planning to offer their services only outside the People’s Republic as Beijing is once again cracking down on bitcoin trading in the country. Major Chinese Online Brokers Dive Into Crypto Trading Beijing-based Tiger Brokers […]

BNY Mellon Sets Up Crypto Unit in Ireland as Central Bank Says Bitcoin Is ‘of Great Concern’

U.S. banking corporation BNY Mellon is gearing up to offer crypto custody services out of Dublin where it has just established a digital hub. The news coincided with a stark warning issued by a top central bank official in Ireland who said people should only buy bitcoin if they’re prepared to lose money. BNY Mellon […]

Home Crypto Mining Spikes in Brazil Amid Record High Unemployment

With rising unemployment rates and rampant economic uncertainty, in the wake of the Covid crisis, a growing number of Brazilians are finding an alternative income source in cryptocurrency mining. GPU rigs have been spotted even in favelas as a relatively small investment can return more than the average salary in Brazil. Pandemic and Uncertainty Turn […]

Notorious ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Launches ETH-Based Token to Help Legal Fund

The infamous Joseph Maldonado, aka “Joe Exotic,†from the docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,†has launched his own Ethereum-based token. According to the website tiger-king.org, the project will also feature non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the proceeds from NFT sales will go toward helping Joe Exotic’s legal defense team and tiger rescue funding. ‘Tiger […]

Home Crypto Mining Spikes in Brazil Amid Record High Unemployment

With rising unemployment rates and rampant economic uncertainty, in the wake of the Covid crisis, a growing number of Brazilians are finding an alternative income source in cryptocurrency mining. GPU rigs have been spotted even in favelas as a relatively small investment can return more than the average salary in Brazil. Pandemic and Uncertainty Turn […]

Notorious ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Launches ETH-Based Token to Help Legal Fund

The infamous Joseph Maldonado, aka “Joe Exotic,†from the docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,†has launched his own Ethereum-based token. According to the website tiger-king.org, the project will also feature non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the proceeds from NFT sales will go toward helping Joe Exotic’s legal defense team and tiger rescue funding. ‘Tiger […]

Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security […]

Circle Captures $440 Million in Financing, Rumors of SPAC Deal Follow

The Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle has announced the company has raised $440 million in financing in order to “drive market expansion and growth.†The investment was led by prominent finance firms like Digital Currency Group, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and FTX. Circle Reveals $440 Million in Financing Circle Internet Financial, Inc. has revealed […]

Religious Ban on Cryptocurrencies Provokes Social Media Reproach in Ingushetia

A decision by a prominent religious body in Ingushetia to prohibit dealings with cryptocurrency has sparked controversy in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic. Critics have taken to social media to express their disagreements with the ban, pointing out that the treatment of bitcoin in Islamic jurisdictions is not one-sided. Islamic Cleric Explains Reasoning Behind Crypto […]

Russian Lawmakers Move to Allow Crypto Payments Under Contracts

Members of the State Duma are now working on amendments that will permit the use of cryptocurrency as a contractual means of payment. Digital financial assets are regarded as property under Russian law and the changes will legalize crypto payments between parties to a contract. State Duma to Amend Civil Code to Legalize Contractual Crypto […]

Australian Tax Office to Prompt 400,000 Crypto Holders to Report Their Gains

Australia’s revenue service has reminded a growing number of crypto investors about their tax obligations. Rejecting the common misconception that crypto gains are only taxable when coins are cashed back into dollars, the tax office is going to prompt hundreds of thousands of taxpayers to report profits and losses from their cryptocurrency transactions. Tax Office […]

Every Fourth Australian Willing to Be Paid in Bitcoin, Poll Finds

A new survey has established that one in four Australians would like to receive at least part of their salary in cryptocurrency. While the motives vary between the members of this diverse group, the results indicate that the Australian nation’s overall interest in decentralized digital money remains strong. 4.7 Million Australians Would Accept Bitcoin Remuneration […]

Religious Ban on Cryptocurrencies Provokes Social Media Reproach in Ingushetia

A decision by a prominent religious body in Ingushetia to prohibit dealings with cryptocurrency has sparked controversy in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic. Critics have taken to social media to express their disagreements with the ban, pointing out that the treatment of bitcoin in Islamic jurisdictions is not one-sided. Islamic Cleric Explains Reasoning Behind Crypto […]

Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security […]

Ontario Securities Commission Snuffs out Crypto Exchanges, Poloniex Targeted for Flouting Compliance

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published documentation on Tuesday that claims the Seychelles-based crypto exchange, Poloniex has failed to contact the OSC in order to start compliance discussions. Poloniex meets the OSC’s jurisdiction because the trading platform operates trading accounts for Ontario residents, the OSC’s breach and conduct report notes. OSC Says Poloniex Failed to […]

Zimbabwe’s Biggest Bank Looks at Methods to ‘Leverage Cryptocurrencies’

One of Zimbabwe’s biggest financial institutions, CBZ Holdings says it is looking at ways it could “leverage cryptocurrencies and other emerging digital innovations.†According to the financial institution’s chairperson, Marc Holtzman, CBZ “is open-minded about new innovations, as these could open up new opportunities going forward.†Innovations Opening up New Markets Speaking in an interview […]

Bank of England Governor Bailey Says Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Dangerous’

Known for his reluctant stance on decentralized money, the Governor of Bank of England (BOA), Andrew Bailey, has recently taken his anti-crypto rhetoric up a notch. Speaking at a meeting with lawmakers in London, Bailey stated that cryptocurrencies are “dangerous.†Andrew Bailey Remains Sceptical About Cryptos “Crypto-assets,†as the central bank’s official labels bitcoin and […]

‘Chinese Invented Paper Money and They Will End It’- Brazil’s Far-Left Praises Digital Yuan  

Digital currencies, those issued by central banks in particular, have been commended for their “disruptive nature.†The praise comes from a publication associated with one of Brazil’s far-left parties. A recently published article claims that CBDCs such as China’s digital yuan can radically change global finances and government policies. Digital Yuan to Do Away With […]

Bank of Korea Seeking Technology to Develop Digital Currency

South Korea’s monetary policy regulator is taking steps to create its own digital coin. Bank of Korea is now looking for a technology provider to develop a test environment for the project. The news comes after major commercial banks expressed skepticism over their cooperation with domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. Central Bank of Korea to Launch Pilot […]

Russian Lawmakers Move to Allow Crypto Payments Under Contracts

Members of the State Duma are now working on amendments that will permit the use of cryptocurrency as a contractual means of payment. Digital financial assets are regarded as property under Russian law and the changes will legalize crypto payments between parties to a contract. State Duma to Amend Civil Code to Legalize Contractual Crypto […]

Iran to Shut Down Licensed Crypto Miners in Peak Hours of Power Consumption

Citing a need to maintain a stable electricity supply for other users, Iran will be pulling the plug on cryptocurrency mining farms whenever power consumption peaks. The measure intended to deal with shortages will target licensed facilities despite the government admitting that illegal crypto miners burn much more energy. Licensed Crypto Miners Use 300 MW, […]

Kenyan Regulator Commends Its Regulatory Sandbox— Says the Test Phase Enables It to Have Interactions With Innovators

According to a new report published by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Kenya, the country’s regulatory sandbox has now received 24 applications, queries, and proposals since March 2019. From this total, only seven firms have been admitted into the sandbox, and “a few more (are now) in the final stages of review.†However, just […]

Kenyan Regulator Commends Its Regulatory Sandbox— Says the Test Phase Enables It to Have Interactions With Innovators

According to a new report published by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Kenya, the country’s regulatory sandbox has now received 24 applications, queries, and proposals since March 2019. From this total, only seven firms have been admitted into the sandbox, and “a few more (are now) in the final stages of review.†However, just […]

Bank of Russia to Launch Digital Ruble Prototype by End of Year

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is preparing to release a digital prototype of the national fiat towards the end of 2021, a high-ranking official has confirmed. Transfers between private individuals will be free of charge with the digital ruble, which is going to have legal tender status on par with Russia’s traditional currency. Bank […]

Report: Over 100,000 African Youths Have Participated in Binance’s Crypto Education Initiative

According to reports, over 100,000 African youths have taken part in Binance’s crypto and blockchain education barely a year after the learning program was launched. Dubbed the Binance Masterclass, the education initiative is aimed at equipping newcomers with basic knowledge about cryptocurrencies. Also, as one report explains, the initiative seeks to stop young African traders […]

Elon Musk Invented Bitcoin, if You Ask Half of Australians Polled by Finder

Australians have been learning more and more about cryptocurrencies but it turns out some myths and misconceptions are still widespread among the general public Down Under. As a most stunning example, over half of the participants in a new poll by Finder believe Elon Musk invented the first crypto network, Bitcoin. Finder Tests Australians With […]

Election Candidates in Russia to Disclose Crypto Investments, New Bill Suggests

A new bill obliging candidates running for election in Russia to declare their spending on digital assets has hit the floor of the State Duma. According to the draft, Russian politicians will be required to disclose details about every crypto purchase they and their families make, if the total exceeds a certain amount. Candidates to […]

Mecum Auctions Now Accepts Digital Currency Payments for Collector Cars

The popular collector car auction company Mecum Auctions has announced the company is now accepting crypto assets for payments. The company says that the new payment acceptance allows the auction firm to “attract new customers and sales.†Collector Car Auctions Giant Plans to Start Accepting Crypto Assets at Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic The Wisconsin-based […]

Restrictions on Crypto Trading to Deprive Nation of Opportunities, Iranian Fintechs Warn

Startups have spoken out against government attempts to curb the operations of crypto exchanges in Iran. Cryptocurrency trading is not illegal, Iranian fintechs insist, calling on lawmakers and regulators to develop rules that would allow the sanctioned country to continue to take advantage of decentralized money transfers. Iranian Fintechs Insist There Is No Ban on […]

Mecum Auctions Now Accepts Digital Currency Payments for Collector Cars

The popular collector car auction company Mecum Auctions has announced the company is now accepting crypto assets for payments. The company says that the new payment acceptance allows the auction firm to “attract new customers and sales.†Collector Car Auctions Giant Plans to Start Accepting Crypto Assets at Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic The Wisconsin-based […]

Restrictions on Crypto Trading to Deprive Nation of Opportunities, Iranian Fintechs Warn

Startups have spoken out against government attempts to curb the operations of crypto exchanges in Iran. Cryptocurrency trading is not illegal, Iranian fintechs insist, calling on lawmakers and regulators to develop rules that would allow the sanctioned country to continue to take advantage of decentralized money transfers. Iranian Fintechs Insist There Is No Ban on […]

Myspace Tom Anderson Is ‘Buying The Dip,’ Posts Laser Eyes Meme on Twitter

Myspace founder Tom Anderson has joined the heated chatter surrounding the recent crypto market drop. The now-retired entrepreneur expressed his feelings about the situation, posting a laser eyes photo of himself accompanied with a short caption, “Buying The Dip.†Myspace Tom Tweets in Support of Bitcoin Tech entrepreneur and Myspace cofounder Tom Anderson took to […]

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather to Launch Legacy NFTs Ahead of Fight With Logan Paul

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will release his own NFTs before the upcoming bout with Youtuber Logan Paul. The exclusive collection celebrates Mayweather’s legacy in life and sport with unique items. Floyd remained undefeated throughout his professional career after winning major titles in multiple weight classes. NFT Collection to Feature Rare Mayweather Memorabilia The NFTs will […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Is Preparing a Draft Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

A European country in the Balkans region could start regulating the crypto environment within its territory. A bill is being drafted in Bosnia and Herzegovina that would establish a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies for the first time in the country’s history. Bill Aims to ‘Attract Entrepreneurs’ to the Country According to Klix, the Union for […]

Bank of Israel Drafts Model of a Digital Shekel

The central bank of Israel has offered a glance at what a digitalized version of the national fiat currency may look like. According to a released “draft model†of the coin, Israelis should be able to use the digital shekel in payments, even offline, and convert it to cash at any moment. The Israeli central […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Is Preparing a Draft Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

A European country in the Balkans region could start regulating the crypto environment within its territory. A bill is being drafted in Bosnia and Herzegovina that would establish a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies for the first time in the country’s history. Bill Aims to ‘Attract Entrepreneurs’ to the Country According to Klix, the Union for […]

Urban Tea Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies Including Dogecoin

A specialty tea products retailer based in China’s Hunan province, Urban Tea, has introduced crypto payments in its stores and restaurants on two continents. Starting from this week, customers will be able to buy its beverages and meals using various cryptocurrencies. Chinese Tea Stores and Restaurants to Accept Crypto The publicly traded tea company runs […]

Bank of Russia Tests Services Related to Cryptocurrencies

Russia’s central bank has examined three platforms offering crypto-related services. The projects have been tested in its regulatory sandbox in the course of 2020. Bank of Russia has received dozens of requests to pilot various financial services since it created the closed regulatory environment around three years ago. CBR Pilots 3 Crypto Projects in 2020 […]

Ukraine’s Public Radio Launches Podcast With an Episode on Bitcoin

In an attempt to expand and diversify its audience, the public radio of Ukraine has recently entered the world of podcasts. Listeners have been invited to choose among a variety of topics and genres. A podcast devoted to personal finance management and financial literacy kicks off with an episode about Bitcoin. New Radio Programs to […]

Iran Warns Crypto Investors Amid Ban on Bitcoin Mined Outside Its Borders

The Central Bank of Iran has issued a warning against unrestrained crypto trading and reminded investors that only cryptocurrencies minted by licensed miners in the Islamic Republic can be used under limited circumstances. Traders will bear full responsibility for the risks, the bank cautioned, although spending crypto on imports through approved banks and exchanges remains […]

Lega Serie A to Commemorate Historic Coppa Italia Final With NFTs

The governing body of the major professional soccer league in Italy, Lega Serie A, will release a special collection of NFTs in commemoration of Cup of Italy’s last match this year. The 2021 Coppa Italia Final is viewed as a historic event as Juventus and Atalanta prepare to clash for the trophy for the first […]

It’s Time: UFC to Launch Fan Token for Millions Around the World

UFC, the world’s largest MMA promotion, is preparing to mint its own token. The company, which has played a key role in the rise of the combat sport’s popularity, now wants to provide a growing fan base with access to exclusive content, rights, and rewards using blockchain technology. UFC Fan Token to Have a Maximum […]

Mogo Adds 146 ETH to Firm’s Balance Sheet, Plans to Turn 5% of Its Portfolio Into Crypto Assets

On Tuesday, the Nasdaq-listed Canadian company Mogo revealed the firm has purchased 146 ether at an average price of $2,780. The move follows the firm’s corporate investment in bitcoin, as well as offering bitcoin rewards for the company’s mortgage and card clients. The company plans to keep 5% of its balance sheet assets in digital […]

Bitcoin Depot Deploys Over 350 ATMs in the US, Global Number Exceeds 19,000

Cryptocurrency ATM operator Bitcoin Depot has launched 355 new teller machines across the United States. The announcement comes as the number of ATM locations supporting crypto-fiat exchange now exceeds 19,000 globally. US Company Bitcoin Depot Expands ATM Coverage in 40 States Bitcoin Depot, which runs a growing network of crypto teller machines in the U.S., […]

Young Koreans Less Keen on Crypto Taxation Than Older Generations, Poll Finds

Opponents of the government’s plan to tax gains from cryptocurrency trading outnumber supporters among South Koreans in their 20s, a new survey shows. Representatives of other age groups are more open to the proposed taxation of investments in virtual assets. Nearly Half of Young Koreans Reject Tax on Crypto Profits According to the poll, a […]

Report: Banking Giant Natwest to Refuse Service to Businesses That Accept Cryptocurrencies

The major retail and commercial financial institution National Westminster Bank (Natwest) has categorized cryptocurrencies as “high risk†and refuses to serve business customers who accept digital assets for payments. A Natwest board member, Morten Friis, explains the bank has no appetite for dealing with these types of customers as Natwest is taking a “cautious approach†[…]

Egypt’s Growing P2P Volumes Being Driven by Crypto Traders Under the Age of 34

A recent market report by Localbitcoins suggests that traders or holders under the age of 34 are driving crypto volumes in Egypt. This rise in Egyptian crypto transactions is evidenced by P2P data which shows the crypto asset’s weekly traded volumes averaging $205,000 in much of Q1 of 2021. The Premium on BTC In addition […]

Report: Banking Giant Natwest to Refuse Service to Businesses That Accept Cryptocurrencies

The major retail and commercial financial institution National Westminster Bank (Natwest) has categorized cryptocurrencies as “high risk†and refuses to serve business customers who accept digital assets for payments. A Natwest board member, Morten Friis, explains the bank has no appetite for dealing with these types of customers as Natwest is taking a “cautious approach†[…]

Another South African Company Reveals Plans to List a Crypto ETF on Local Stock Exchange

Fresh reports from South Africa suggest another local company, Sygnia, is set to apply to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to list a new cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF). This application will be the second time Sygnia has attempted to list the crypto ETF. A similar application in 2017 was rejected by JSE on grounds that […]

South African Crypto Platform Revix Raises $4.1 Million

The South African cryptocurrency investment platform, Revix, has reportedly raised about $4.1 million from its latest capital raise round. According to the firm, part of the raised capital will be used “to launch Revix’s mobile application, a variety of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) investment opportunities.†Furthermore, Revix says it also plans to use part of […]

Morgan Stanley Says Central Bank Digital Currencies Not a Threat to Cryptocurrencies

Major investment bank Morgan Stanley believes that central bank digital currencies are not a threat to the existence of cryptocurrencies. The bank believes that both types of digital currencies can coexist because they serve different purposes and have different appeals. Cryptocurrencies and CBDCs Can Coexist Morgan Stanley’s analysts, including chief economist Chetan Ahya, discussed the […]

Crypto Exchange Luno Says South Africa’s Crypto Trading Dominated by Young People

Luno, one of Africa’s pioneering crypto exchanges, has revealed that South Africa’s cryptocurrency trading is largely dominated by young people with those under the age of 29 accounting for 40% of transactions. The exchange, which claims to have added nearly a million new South African customers in 2020, also reveals that “around 65% of Luno’s […]

How African Users Can Buy and Trade Bitcoin Cash Without Facing KYC or Geoblocking Hurdles

Africa remains the home to a large proportion of the world’s population that is unbanked according to a 2017 World Bank Global Index survey. Many of those who are unbanked cite their lack of official identification particulars as one of the main reasons for their predicament. Cryptos Narrowing Financial Exclusion Gap Therefore, in their effort […]

Spanish Tax Authority Issues 14,800 Warning Letters to Cryptocurrency Holders

Spanish authorities are enforcing their tough stance on the cryptocurrency industry, and the national tax agency seems to be taking it very seriously. Now, the Hacienda issued 14,800 warning letters to Spaniards under their watch for allegedly having failed or need to declare crypto holdings. Fines Could Be ‘Over $5,900’ if a Crypto Holder Fails […]

Wildly Popular Live Casino Games from Evolution Now Available on Bitcoin.com’s Gaming Portal

Bitcoin Games adds live casino games and shows from the most sought-after gaming software provider. Play Live Casino Games with Real Dealers Bitcoin Games is a one-stop gaming portal for players to enjoy a variety of casino games playable with cryptocurrency. There is something for everyone – from slot lovers to jackpot chasers, the online […]

JPMorgan Boss Says ‘Emerging Issues’ Like Cryptocurrencies ‘Need to Be Dealt With Quickly’

JPMorgan’s boss Jamie Dimon has a bone to pick with cryptocurrencies, shadow banking, and the financial technology (fintech) economy. In a letter to JPMorgan shareholders, Dimon explained that banks are “playing an increasingly smaller role in the financial system†and there’s a list of items like digital currencies he’s named that needs to be “dealt […]

Wildly Popular Live Casino Games from Evolution Now Available on Bitcoin.com’s Gaming Portal

Bitcoin Games adds live casino games and shows from the most sought-after gaming software provider. Play Live Casino Games with Real Dealers Bitcoin Games is a one-stop gaming portal for players to enjoy a variety of casino games playable with cryptocurrency. There is something for everyone – from slot lovers to jackpot chasers, the online […]

Another Hedge Fund Gets Crypto Exposure via Grayscale’s GBTC

Millennium, the U.S.-based alternative investment management firm, has become the latest hedge fund to get exposed to cryptocurrencies via Grayscale Investments’ bitcoin trust. However, the extent of Millennium’s exposure to the crypto asset has not been disclosed as both Millennium and Grayscale executives have refused to comment. Nevertheless, a report by The Street says two […]

JPMorgan Boss Says ‘Emerging Issues’ Like Cryptocurrencies ‘Need to Be Dealt With Quickly’

JPMorgan’s boss Jamie Dimon has a bone to pick with cryptocurrencies, shadow banking, and the financial technology (fintech) economy. In a letter to JPMorgan shareholders, Dimon explained that banks are “playing an increasingly smaller role in the financial system†and there’s a list of items like digital currencies he’s named that needs to be “dealt […]

Employment Search Websites Show a Vast Amount of Jobs in the Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

As the crypto economy has swelled to close to $2 trillion in value globally, the businesses and operations behind it continue to expand. This means that a great number of companies are hiring and a quick look at popular online directories shows there’s a slew of jobs available. Bitcoin and Blockchain Employment Opportunities The aftermath […]

Hong Kong Security Crackdown Leads to Record Capital Outflows— Residents Reportedly Used Cryptocurrencies to Move Funds

The Canadian anti-money laundering agency, Fintrac, says it recorded official capital inflows originating from Hong Kong that totaled more than $34 billion in the past year. The outflows, which are the highest since 2012 when the earliest Fintrac records are available, “are the first evidence of a significant flight of capital overseas from the Asian […]

African Migrants Are Turning to Cryptocurrency Platforms for ‘Low-Fee Remittances’

As central banks on the African continent fight to keep cryptocurrencies from going mainstream, many more migrant workers are increasingly turning to money-sending platforms that use cryptocurrencies when moving funds across borders. More Than Just an Investment Thus in addition to becoming a “hot investment for hedge funders and corporate moguls,†crypto-assets like bitcoin are […]

South African Companies Convert Cash Holdings Into BTC— Crypto Asset Is Hedge Against Devaluation

New reports emerging from South Africa suggest privately held firms are converting a portion of their cash holdings into bitcoin as they seek to hedge against currency devaluation. According to one report, an open-source software specialist firm, LSD Open, could well be the first South African company to make the bold step after it reportedly […]

Bank of International Settlements Chief Says Cryptocurrencies Being Used to Evade Laws- Advocates for More Regulation

Agustin Carstens, the general manager at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has claimed that cryptocurrencies are “used to evade laws and should therefore face more regulation.†Carstens, who has attacked bitcoin in the past, suggests that many crypto assets are “used to do some arbitrage, or to circumvent some regulations.†Carstens Repeats the Same […]

Russian Anti-Money Laundering Body Will Monitor Crypto to Fiat Transactions, Says Official

Herman Neglyad, the deputy of the Russian anti-money laundering body, Rosfinmonitoring, has said his organization will monitor cryptocurrency transactions that involve the conversion from crypto to fiat. Neglyad made this revelation during a recent meeting of the State Duma Committee on financial markets. Banks Already Cooperating According to a Russian news site, Regnum, the anti-money […]

Skrill Continues Its American Crypto Market Expansion by Partnering Up With Coinbase

By embedding Coinbase-powered solutions in its platform, Skrill adds 11 more American states to its service list, enabling more users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies easily. Integration Opens Doors for Paysafe’s Skrill Users to Instantly Buy and Sell Cryptocurrencies In another strategic move designed to grow its presence in the American cryptocurrency ecosystem, Paysafe’s digital […]

Bank of International Settlements Chief Says Cryptocurrencies Being Used to Evade Laws- Advocates for More Regulation

Agustin Carstens, the general manager at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has claimed that cryptocurrencies are “used to evade laws and should therefore face more regulation.†Carstens, who has attacked bitcoin in the past, suggests that many crypto assets are “used to do some arbitrage, or to circumvent some regulations.†Carstens Repeats the Same […]

Domestic and Foreign Buyers Acquired a ‘Tokenized’ Apartment in a Spanish City by Paying With Ethereum

National and foreign buyers acquired a “tokenized†apartment in Spain with ethereum, which involved a domestic crypto exchange and a real estate investment firm. The city of Sevilla was the scenario for the crypto deal between the parties. Transaction Was Worth Over $64,000 According to El Correo Web, the Spanish crypto exchange Criptan and the […]

John McAfee’s Bodyguard Pleads Not Guilty in the $13M Crypto Fraud Case

The legal tussle between the U.S. authorities and John McAfee continues as his associate Jimmy Watson has entered a plea. The former antivirus tycoon’s bodyguard has pleaded not guilty to the alleged cryptocurrency fraud case. McAfee and Watson Jr. Are Accused of Having Built a ‘Pump and Dump’ Scheme According to court documents, Jimmy Gale […]

John McAfee’s Bodyguard Pleads Not Guilty in the $13M Crypto Fraud Case

The legal tussle between the U.S. authorities and John McAfee continues as his associate Jimmy Watson has entered a plea. The former antivirus tycoon’s bodyguard has pleaded not guilty to the alleged cryptocurrency fraud case. McAfee and Watson Jr. Are Accused of Having Built a ‘Pump and Dump’ Scheme According to court documents, Jimmy Gale […]