Kenyan Banks Warn Clients Against Crypto Trading

Kenyan Banks Warn Clients Against Crypto Trading

Kalashnikov Eyes Digital Ruble Settlements as Russia Aims to Replace ‘Dirty Money’

ECB: Digital Euro to Boost Global Appeal of European Money, Fight ‘Artificial Currencies’

The digitization of traditional currencies like the euro has the potential to increase their international appeal, the European Central Bank says in a new report. A failure to offer a digital currency would endanger financial stability, ECB warns. The regulator is concerned about the prospect of tech giants dominating payments through their “artificial currencies.†Eurozone’s […]

Dental Clinic in Ontario to Accept Cryptocurrency for Its Services

Southdown Dental, a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, is introducing a new payment option. Patients will soon be able to pay with cryptocurrency for its services. The dental clinic says it will take digital money for any procedure, from regular checkups to children’s braces. Canadian Dental Clinic Meets Rising Demand for Crypto Acceptance The dental clinic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Bitcoin Markets Blood Red After Tesla Announcement, Crypto Economy Sheds Billions

Digital currency markets have seen better days, as billions of dollars were shaved off the entire crypto-economy after Tesla revealed it would not be accepting bitcoin over environmental concerns. The entire market capitalization of all the crypto assets in existence has dipped under the $2 trillion mark, and most coins are down between 5-30% during […]

Mastercard Payment Index: More Consumers in Three African Countries Plan to Use Crypto Based Payment Methods

According to a recent Mastercard payment index report, the Covid-19 related lockdowns helped spread the use of cryptocurrency in three African countries, namely Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. The report also reveals that a greater number of consumers from these countries are “likely to use one emerging payment method in the coming year.†More Respondents […]

Bitmain Cofounder Jihan Wu Says ‘Crypto Industry May Surpass the Internet’

During the Second 421 Wet Season Festival and Mining Ecology Conference the Chairman of the Bitdeer Group and cofounder of Bitmain, Jihan Wu spoke about institutions flocking to cryptocurrency mining. During the event Bitdeer outlined the company’s computing partnerships and its plans to make digital currency mining greener. Bitmain’s Cofounder Jihan Wu Is Optimistic About […]

Nigerian Blockchain Educator Says Uncertain Regulations and Scams Slow Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is widely regarded as one the biggest crypto markets in the world. Some in the crypto world believe Nigeria is one of the few countries better placed to see a greater acceptance of digital currencies. However, despite this optimism, the Nigerian crypto industry continues to be plagued […]

Nigerian Blockchain Educator Says Uncertain Regulations and Scams Slow Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is widely regarded as one the biggest crypto markets in the world. Some in the crypto world believe Nigeria is one of the few countries better placed to see a greater acceptance of digital currencies. However, despite this optimism, the Nigerian crypto industry continues to be plagued […]

Microsoft President Says the World Is Best Served When Currencies Are Issued and Backed by Governments

Microsoft President Brad Smith says that “The world is best served when currencies are issued, backed by and regulated by governments.†He further emphasized that he is not a fan of encouraging the private sector to issue digital currencies. Microsoft’s President Says Currency Issuance Should Be Left to Governments Brad Smith, President of Microsoft Corp., […]

Microsoft President Says the World Is Best Served When Currencies Are Issued and Backed by Governments

Microsoft President Brad Smith says that “The world is best served when currencies are issued, backed by and regulated by governments.†He further emphasized that he is not a fan of encouraging the private sector to issue digital currencies. Microsoft’s President Says Currency Issuance Should Be Left to Governments Brad Smith, President of Microsoft Corp., […]

American News Magazine Time to Accept Crypto for Subscriptions, Firm Auctions 3 NFT Covers

The American news magazine Time has revealed it is getting into the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, as a new job listing shows the 98-year-old publication is in search of a chief financial officer (CFO) who understands bitcoin. Additionally, Time will be selling non-fungible token (NFT) assets via Superrare and in 30 days, the news outlet […]

Shenzhen-listed ICT Company Plans to Invest $155 Million in Microbt Bitcoin Mining Hardware

A Shenzhen-listed information and communications technology (ICT) company ZJBC has plans to invest in the bitcoin mining sector according to a recent announcement. ZJBC says that it aims to spend up to $155 million on Microbt manufactured ASIC mining rigs. Chinese ICT Firm ZJBC to Invest $155 Million Into Microbt Hardware A well known firm […]

Stock Exchange SIX Aims to List Bitcoin on SDX, Crypto Trading Platform to Launch This Summer

On March 17, a report detailed that the digital exchange being developed by Switzerland’s principal stock exchange SIX is preparing to launch by the summer of 2021. The exchange called SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) reportedly will also offer bitcoin, alongside the possibility of non-fungible token (NFT) assets like tokenized works of art. SIX to Launch […]

Amazon Is Working on Digital Currency Solutions— Pilot Project Set to Launch in Mexico

The e-commerce giant is preparing to explore the crypto business, as a recent job listing suggests. Amazon is looking to launch a pilot project in Mexico that seeks to build a team that develops new solutions based on “digital currencies.†E-Commerce Giant Amazon Seeks to Target Customers in ‘Emerging Markets’ According to a job posting, […]

Visa CEO Says Payments Giant Set to Introduce Cryptocurrency Trading on Its Network

Payments giant Visa Inc’s CEO Alfred Kelly has revealed his firm’s plans to enable cryptocurrencies trading on its network. Kelly, who is also chairman of the firm, explains that there is no reason not to add cryptos when these are increasingly becoming “a recognized means of exchange.†Digital Gold Segment In an earnings call with […]

Dogecoin Price Skyrockets 325%, Crypto Fueled by Elon Tweets and Redditors

The infamous meme token dogecoin has been skyrocketing in value rising more than 325.21% during the last 24 hours. After remaining below a U.S. cent for years, the humorous crypto asset is now exchanging hands for $0.05 per unit. The reason behind the big dogecoin price spike is similar to the recent Gamestop/Wallstreetbets story as […]

Skybridge Capital Cofounder Says Gamestop Activity Is ‘More Proof That Bitcoin Will Work’

The New York-based Skybridge Capital cofounder, Anthony Scaramucci, recently explained that this week’s Gamestop fiasco is positive for the global cryptocurrency bitcoin. Scaramucci’s statements follow the global investment manager’s recent dive into the crypto economy by gathering exposure to over $300 million worth of the cryptocurrency. Skybridge Capital Cofounder Says Gamestop Stock Activity Bolsters the […]

Bank of Singapore Says Cryptocurrencies “Could Replace Gold as a Store of Value” but Unlikely to Displace Fiat Currencies

A new research note released by the Bank of Singapore (BOS) suggests that cryptocurrencies are likely to replace gold as a store of value. However, the note says it is unlikely that such digital currencies can replace fiat currencies even as their appeal grows. Inefficient Unit of Exchange According to the research note, it is […]

Biden Administration Reported to Be Lining up a Former Ripple Advisor as the Next Bank Regulator

Micheal Barr, the former member of Ripple’s board of advisors, is set to become the United States’ next banking regulator, according to a report. A former assistant treasury secretary, Barr will become the second individual with crypto connections to lead the Office of Currency Comptroller (OCC.) The recently departed Currency Comptroller Brian Brooks is a […]

IMF Says Only 23% of Central Banks Can Legally Issue Digital Currencies

Researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have examined the central bank laws of 174 IMF members to answer the question of whether a digital currency is really money. They found that of all the central banks studied, only about 23%, or 40 central banks, “are legally allowed to issue digital currencies.†IMF Explores if […]

IMF Says Only 23% of Central Banks Can Legally Issue Digital Currencies

Researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have examined the central bank laws of 174 IMF members to answer the question of whether a digital currency is really money. They found that of all the central banks studied, only about 23%, or 40 central banks, “are legally allowed to issue digital currencies.†IMF Explores if […]

Crypto Economy Spikes More Than 11%, Entire Market Cap Captures Over $800 Billion

Digital currency markets have seen decent gains this weekend as bitcoin touched another all-time high (ATH) on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, a number of other crypto assets have seen significant price rises as well, as the entire market capitalization of all 7,500+ digital currencies in existence is hovering above the $800 billion mark. The $800 Billion […]

Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down: Meme Token Dogecoin Spiked Over 500% This Year

The leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has crossed new all-time highs (ATH) in 2020 and into 2021 as well. However, many other digital assets have a long way to go to reach the ATH they experienced three years ago in 2017. Although one particular older cryptocurrency, the popular meme token Dogecoin is nearing its 2017 ATH, well […]

Crypto Economy Spikes More Than 11%, Entire Market Cap Captures Over $800 Billion

Digital currency markets have seen decent gains this weekend as bitcoin touched another all-time high (ATH) on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, a number of other crypto assets have seen significant price rises as well, as the entire market capitalization of all 7,500+ digital currencies in existence is hovering above the $800 billion mark. The $800 Billion […]

Central Bank of Iran Official Says Cryptocurrencies Have ‘Made No Contribution to Bypassing Sanctions’

An official with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has claimed that cryptocurrencies have played no significant role in Iran’s sanction hit economy. According to Mohammadreza Mani Yekta, the deputy head of CBI’s office for payment systems, “studies†have shown that digital currencies have “made no contribution to bypassing the sanctions.†The unenthusiastic assessment of […]

Israeli Tax Authorities Notify Cryptocurrency Owners to Disclose Their Holdings for Taxation Purposes

The revenue collector, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) has reportedly sent notifications to dozens of Israelis who own digital currencies asking them to fully disclose their assets and be taxed accordingly. In addition to sending letters to local citizens, the tax body has also sent inquiries to cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Israel and those based […]

SBI’s Acquisition of Crypto Firm Helps the Asian Giant Create Full-Fledged Digital Asset Trading Desk

Japanese financial group SBI Financial Services has announced the acquisition of the United Kingdom-based crypto services firm B2c2 for an undisclosed amount. The purchase helps the Asian financial giant to become one of the mainstream financial institutions to have a full-fledged digital asset trading desk. A New Opportunity In a report, the two companies laud […]

Fidelity Digital to Accept Bitcoin as Collateral for Cash Loans

Fidelity Digital says it will allow institutional customers to pledge bitcoin as collateral against cash loans in partnership with Blockfi. The firm’s decision helps bitcoin investors turn their digital holdings into cash without selling. Fidelity’s targeted clients include hedge funds, crypto miners, and over-the-counter trading desks. According to a report that quotes Tom Jessop, the […]

Report: Cryptos Set for Massive Adoption in the US as More Americans Embrace Digital Alternatives to the Dollar

A survey commissioned by Satoshilabs finds that from the 45.8% of American respondents that say they own cryptos, nearly all of them (95%) believe cryptos to be a genuine currency solution. In addition, about 31.7% of those surveyed see crypto as a legitimate alternative to the U.S. dollar, while 40% still slightly favor fiat cash. […]

Ron Paul Advises Bitcoin Proponents to ‘Be Vigilant’ of Government – ‘There’s Information Collected’

On December 5, the American author and retired politician, Ron Paul, joined the Stephan Livera Podcast episode 234 and discussed cryptocurrencies and bitcoin at great length. During the interview, the prominent libertarian said when bitcoin came out he was still in congress and he thought the most important thing to do at the time was […]

Ron Paul Advises Bitcoin Proponents to ‘Be Vigilant’ of Government ‘There’s Information Collected’

On December 5, the American author and retired politician, Ron Paul, joined the Stephan Livera Podcast episode 234 and discussed cryptocurrencies and bitcoin at great length. During the interview, the prominent libertarian said when bitcoin came out he was still in congress and he thought the most important thing to do at the time was […]

US Representatives Add Digital Currencies to the 2021 Defense Bill

The United States government is preparing to pass the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the latest bill includes a broad definition of currencies and includes “digital currencies.†However, after more than 50 NDAA bills passed, President Donald Trump plans to veto the act which is expected to authorize more than $740.5 billion. U.S. […]

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Decries the Use of Parallel Exchange Rate as Citizens Switch to Crypto

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele says the embrace of the parallel market exchange rate by some professionals in that country is unfair and unfortunate. The CBN governor says the parallel foreign exchange market only accounts for a share of the market that does not exceed 5%. He also adds […]

Mexican Billionaire Ricardo Pliego Invests 10% of Liquid Portfolio in Bitcoin- Says the Crypto Shields Against Wealth Expropriation

Mexico’s second-richest person Ricardo Salinas Pliego confirms that 10% of his liquid portfolio is invested in bitcoin. The billionaire says the top crypto protects the wealth of private citizens from getting expropriated. Pliego advises his followers that might want to follow his in footsteps to study and understand bitcoin. He also recommends one book, “The […]

Swiss Bank Sygnum Begins Storing Crypto With Taurus Group, Launches Staking Service

The Switzerland-based bank Sygnum has announced this week that the fintech firm is now storing digital assets with the company Taurus Group. On Friday, the bank also revealed that the FINMA-approved firm’s clientele can purchase and stake XTZ by leveraging the Tezos network. Earlier this year, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a number of Switzerland-based fintech services […]

Stablecoin Savings: Circle Launches High Yield USDC Accounts for Businesses

Two years ago the cryptocurrency firm Circle announced the launch of USDC, a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar. This week, Circle revealed the launch of high yield digital dollar business accounts with APY up to 10.75%. On September 26, 2018, Circle and the Centre open-source consortium launched an ERC20 token called USD Coin or […]

Swiss Bank Sygnum Begins Storing Crypto With Taurus Group, Launches Staking Service

The Switzerland-based bank Sygnum has announced this week that the fintech firm is now storing digital assets with the company Taurus Group. On Friday, the bank also revealed that the FINMA-approved firm’s clientele can purchase and stake XTZ by leveraging the Tezos network. Earlier this year, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a number of Switzerland-based fintech services […]