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El Salvador flag over bitcoin. El Salvador as first country adopting bitcoin as legal tender concept. Bitcoin dropped another 2.73 percent in conjunction with the Dow dropping 210 points by 0.6%. While the latter was due to the US Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy decision and projections. (I’ll give you a hint: Higher interest rates),
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On Thursday, McLaren Racing announced the British motor racing team selected Tezos as the organization’s official partner across the Indycar series, Formula One, and esports. Tezo will create a non-fungible token (NFT) platform for McLaren Racing in order to showcase the motorsport group’s world-class drivers and “illustrious racing heritage.” McLaren and Tezos Team up to
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The decentralized exchange (dex) Dydx announced the organization has raised $65 million in a Series C funding round led by Paradigm. The Dydx announcement notes that the additional capital will be leveraged to “significantly improve liquidity” on the dex platform “through the volatility of the cryptocurrency markets.” Defi Exchange Dydx Raises $65 million from Strategic
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South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has rejected a request by the asset management firm, Sygnia, to list a new bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). In justifying its rejection of the latest proposal by Sygnia, the JSE cites the “lack of a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies as the reason.” Unexpected Rejection Meanwhile, a report suggests that
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After years of development, Concordium has unveiled its permissionless blockchain and MVP that is designed to meet the needs of enterprises by delivering transparency and governance, all with an orientation towards protecting user privacy. Identity-Centric Network to Promote Broader Business Adoption Although blockchain’s novel characteristics are not in dispute, corporate adoption of distributed ledger technology
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On Monday, the San Francisco-based retirement plan provider for small to medium-sized businesses, Forusall, announced the launch of an alternative 401(k) plan that offers in-plan cryptocurrency access. According to the alt 401(k) investment option, Forusall is working with Coinbase Institutional as its retirement plan partner. Forusall and Coinbase’s Institutional Arm Offer Crypto-Infused Alt 401(k) Plan
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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
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The governor of Ghana’s central bank, Ernest Addison, has said his institution is now “in the advanced stages of introducing a digital currency.” However, before its release into circulation, the digital currency—which is also known as the “e-cedi”— will first have to go “through three phases.” Bank of Ghana’s Embrace of Emerging Fintechs In his
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Ever since government officials in China started talking about cracking down on bitcoin mining and reiterating crypto guidelines from 2017, digital currency proponents and the media have been focused on this region. Just recently, a Chinese state-backed online publication revealed that the Sichuan Energy Regulatory Office plans to hold a meeting on June 2, 2021,
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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
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press release PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX, formerly BitMax, an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing and auction of the Freela token (FREL) under the pair USDT/FREL. The auction will take place on May 26 at 1:00 p.m. UTC. and the listing will go live on May
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For quite some time now cryptocurrency traders have been leveraging bitcoin-based assets tethered to alternative blockchains. Mid-May statistics show there’s more than 299,000 bitcoin, worth over $12.8 billion today, tied to wrapped or synthetic bitcoin projects hosted on Ethereum or the Binance Smart Chain. Layer 2 and Sidechain Competitors Command $251 Million in Bitcoin Value
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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
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South Africa’s Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has apologized to a Cape Town-based crypto start, Ovex, less than 24 hours after warning that the firm was operating outside the law. Ovex Does Not Require Licence From FSCA In its May 7 retraction, the financial watchdog said the findings of an investigation into Ovex, which specializes
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A company paid an employee for his work done in cryptocurrency. However, after the price of the cryptocurrency skyrocketed 700%, the employer wants the coins back, offering to pay the employee in U.S. dollars instead. Employer Wants Crypto Back After It Rose 700% Marketwatch published a letter to The Moneyist columnist, Quentin Fottrell, Monday from
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American comedian and television host Bill Maher mocked bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, including dogecoin, on his show Friday. He quoted several bitcoin critics: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and “The Black Swan” author Nassim Taleb. Bill Maher Admits He Doesn’t Get Bitcoin Television host and political commentator Bill Maher mocked bitcoin
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Popular talk show host Ellen Degeneres asked Shark Tank star Mark Cuban about cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens during the Ellen Degeneres Show which aired on Tuesday. Besides explaining cryptocurrency to Degeneres, Cuban tried to convince her to accept dogecoin in her shop. Ellen Degeneres Tries to Understand Dogecoin Shark Tank star Mark Cuban appeared on
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The chairman of South Korea’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), Eun Sung-soo, has warned that all of the cryptocurrency exchanges in the country could be shut down. South Korea currently has about 200 cryptocurrency exchanges, he said. All Crypto Exchanges Could Be Shut Down in South Korea At the general meeting of
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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce believes that the U.S. government cannot ban bitcoin, stating that “it’s very difficult to ban something that’s essentially a peer-to-peer technology.” The commissioner is hopeful that with the new chairman who has deep knowledge of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the SEC can take a fresh look at some of the reasons used
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