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Louisiana State Congress Unanimously Pass Crypto-Business Licensing Bill

Louisiana State Congress Unanimously Pass Crypto-Business Licensing Bill

Crypto businesses may be offered a regulated path to legalization in the state of Louisiana. The proposed bill has been backed by Louisiana state representative Mark Weight. Should the bill be passed, the state would have a regulated crypto framework to operate within and would provide an official definition of traditionally ambiguous cryptocurrency-related terms.

Indian State Eyes Blockchain Technology to Facilitate Remote Voting

Indian State Eyes Blockchain Technology to Facilitate Remote Voting

The government of Telangana, a southern Indian state, is moving forward with its objective of making the voting process seamless and trustworthy with the help of blockchain technology.

Indian State to Generate 20,000 Blockchain Professionals by 2021

Indian State to Generate 20,000 Blockchain Professionals by 2021

Kerala, a southwestern Indian state, seeks to churn out 20,000 blockchain experts in the next two years. This development is expected to revolutionize the blockchain space in India.

Coinbase Going Public Might Not Benefit Cryptocurrency Market After All

Coinbase Going Public Might Not Benefit Cryptocurrency Market After All

Coinbase has allegedly started moving towards a stock market listing that could reportedly occur as early as this year—but would that necessarily enhance exposure for mainstream investors to the crypto market?

Former facilities worker who allegedly set up a secret cryptocurrency mining operation

Former facilities worker who allegedly set up a secret cryptocurrency mining operation

After skipping a court arraignment session, Nadeam Nahas faces arrest for using a school's energy for bitcoin mining.

Australian Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in $90 Million Crypto Scam in the U.S.

Australian Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in $90 Million Crypto Scam in the U.S.

An Australian man named Stefan He Qin has pleaded guilty to draining the investor accounts of his New York-based cryptocurrency fund to the tune of $90 million.

Worldcoin Faces Investigation by Germany's Regulator

Worldcoin Faces Investigation by Germany's Regulator

The Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision has initiated an investigation into the Worldcoin crypto project, a new initiative that requires users to provide iris scans in exchange for a digital ID and potentially free cryptocurrency, according to Reuters.

Miami Plans to Distribute "Bitcoin Yields" To Local Residents

Miami Plans to Distribute "Bitcoin Yields" To Local Residents

Miami is working on a plan to pay its citizens “Bitcoin yield” from the city’s cryptocurrency known as MiamiCoin.

Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz Refuses to Lose Faith in Bitcoin

Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz Refuses to Lose Faith in Bitcoin

Mike Novogratz, the CEO and founder of Galaxy Digital asset management company, explains why he still loves cryptocurrencies.

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency DCEP Has Been Processed in Pilot Transactions Worth 1.1 Billion Yuan

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency DCEP Has Been Processed in Pilot Transactions Worth 1.1 Billion Yuan

In the race to be the first country to launch a functional CBDC, China appears to be in the lead, as it has begun experimenting with its digital currency.

Visa Applies for Blockchain-Based Digital Currency Patent to Potentially Remove Physical Currency

Visa Applies for Blockchain-Based Digital Currency Patent to Potentially Remove Physical Currency

Visa has filed a patent application to create a blockchain-based digital currency on a centralized computer, according to a publication by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent was originally filed in November 2019, and was described as “Digital Fiat Currency.” The US dollar was mentioned as one of the fiat currencies to be used potentially, although the patent could also apply to other central bank digital currencies including the pound, yen, and the euro.

Senate Banking Committee to Develop Bipartisan Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrencies

Senate Banking Committee to Develop Bipartisan Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrencies

The Senate Banking Committee, led by Sherrod Brown and Tim Scott, may regulate crypto in the upcoming Congress.

IRS Crypto Disclosure Letters Violated US Taxpayer Rights in 2019

IRS Crypto Disclosure Letters Violated US Taxpayer Rights in 2019

The IRS shook up the US crypto sector last year, when it issued Letter 6137 to American taxpayer’s which demanded that all citizens declare any unreported crypto gains within 30 days. One year on and an IRS watchdog has slammed the letter as a violation of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Data Shows US Economy Shrinks Amid Recession while Crypto Surges in Bearish Rally

Data Shows US Economy Shrinks Amid Recession while Crypto Surges in Bearish Rally

According to the New York Empire State Index, a weakening of the U.S economy is worrying manufacturers. Meanwhile, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are seeing a rally in their movements.

Fed Chair Powell Says Central Bank Will Engage with US Lawmakers On Digital Dollar

Fed Chair Powell Says Central Bank Will Engage with US Lawmakers On Digital Dollar

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says it will be up to United States lawmakers whether or not to bring a digital dollar to the market.

Hillary Clinton Fears Cryptocurrency Could Undermine US Dollar and Destabilize Nation States

Hillary Clinton Fears Cryptocurrency Could Undermine US Dollar and Destabilize Nation States

The evolving role of cryptocurrencies is causing many fears. Hilary Clinton advises countries to pay attention to the increasing adoption of such instruments.

Brad Garlinghouse Predicts Ripple-SEC Feud to End by 2022

Brad Garlinghouse Predicts Ripple-SEC Feud to End by 2022

The ongoing court case between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and blockchain payments firm Ripple Labs Inc is likely to close next year, drawing on the optimism of the firm’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse.

US Justice Department Charges Six People for Laundering Drug Cartel Money Using Crypto

US Justice Department Charges Six People for Laundering Drug Cartel Money Using Crypto

The US Eastern District Court of Virginia has charged six people for allegedly involved in laundering millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels using cryptocurrency.

Washington DC Lawyers Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for Legal Services

Washington DC Lawyers Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for Legal Services

Lawyers working within the metropolitan area of Washington DC can now accept cryptocurrency payments for legal services so long as the fee agreement is reasonable and fair, and the lawyer is able to safeguard their digital assets, the District of Columbia Bar stated in an ethics opinion.

49% of Americans are Aware of NFTs: Pew Research Center

49% of Americans are Aware of NFTs: Pew Research Center

Nearly half of Americans have shown awareness of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), according to a survey by Washington-based think tank Pew Research Center.

Kraken Is the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Become a US Bank

Kraken Is the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Become a US Bank

Kraken San Francisco-based crypto exchange was approved yesterday by the Wyoming Banking Board and is now the first exchange to become a US bank.

Two Major Events Will Influence the Bitcoin Price in the Next 24 Hours

Two Major Events Will Influence the Bitcoin Price in the Next 24 Hours

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency traders face a moment of pause as they await two major events that will either send the BTC price soaring or cause a major bearish correction.

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried to Appear in court remotely

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried to Appear in court remotely

According to a Feb. 18 court filing, Sam Bankman-Fried has days to provide documentation to Voyager Digital's unsecured creditors committee.

What Biden’s Presidency Could Mean for Crypto

What Biden’s Presidency Could Mean for Crypto

With Joe Biden's presidential win, the crypto community has speculated on how this would impact the industry.

NBA champion Andre Iguodala to Accept Salary Payment in Bitcoin

NBA champion Andre Iguodala to Accept Salary Payment in Bitcoin

American basketball player Andre Iguodala, who plays for the NBA's Golden State Warriors, tweeted Monday that he will accept bitcoin as a salary.

HKMA Broadens Mortgage Insurance Programme Eligibility Criteria

HKMA Broadens Mortgage Insurance Programme Eligibility Criteria

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has expanded the eligibility criteria of the Mortgage Insurance Programme.

Stellar (XLM) Introduces State Archival to Combat Blockchain State Bloat

Stellar (XLM) Introduces State Archival to Combat Blockchain State Bloat

Stellar (XLM)'s State Archival aims to address blockchain state bloat, enhancing scalability, transaction speed, and cost-efficiency.

Gamers Invest Just Over 1 Million USD In Blockchain for Virtual Real Estate

Gamers Invest Just Over 1 Million USD In Blockchain for Virtual Real Estate

Investing in real estate is what many call a sound investment, however, does this also apply to virtual seaside views and luxury apartments in the gaming worlds as well?

Binance.US Could Be in Violation of Securities Law

Binance.US Could Be in Violation of Securities Law

SEC opposes Binance. US acquisition of nearly $1 billion in Voyager Digital assets.

Japan Rural Dwellers to Experience the Use of Blockchain in Property Acquisitions

Japan Rural Dwellers to Experience the Use of Blockchain in Property Acquisitions

A new platform has shown through trial methods that Japanese real estate fund was more efficient, transparent, and compliant with the use of digital securities and blockchain technology.

South Korean Shared Workspace Company Turns to a Blockchain-Powered Real Estate Platform

South Korean Shared Workspace Company Turns to a Blockchain-Powered Real Estate Platform

Sparkplus, a South Korean office sharing company, has announced a partnership with tech startup Kasa Korea for a blockchain-enabled real estate funding platform. Through the strategic collaboration, Sparkplus seeks to revolutionize Seoul’s sharing economy through a decentralized network that would enable people without much money to collectively and indirectly fund real estate.

Over 50% Investors Look for more Alternative Investments for Next 12 Months, Survey Shows

Over 50% Investors Look for more Alternative Investments for Next 12 Months, Survey Shows

Subject to escalating inflation, over 50% of investors are looking for more investment in alternative assets, Asset Tribe's survey suggests.ation

Leaked FinCEN Files: $137M Linked to Crypto Ponzi Scam OneCoin Laundered Through Bank of New York Mellon

Leaked FinCEN Files: $137M Linked to Crypto Ponzi Scam OneCoin Laundered Through Bank of New York Mellon

A leaked trove of US official documents revealed that five major banks were involved in illicit transactions pertaining to mobsters and crypto Ponzi schemes.

DFA Bill Passed, But Central Bank of Russia Still Thinks Cryptos Are Criminal

DFA Bill Passed, But Central Bank of Russia Still Thinks Cryptos Are Criminal

Despite the Digital Financial Assets bill being passed by the State Duma, Russia’s Central Bank has nevertheless argued that crypto transactions are not deemed as legitimate investments.

Brock Pierce For President, Crypto Venture Capitalist Announces Candidacy

Brock Pierce For President, Crypto Venture Capitalist Announces Candidacy

Brock Pierce has announced that he will be joining the presidential race in the 2020 US elections.

NSA’s Mass Phone Tapping and Data Collection was Illegal Says United States Federal Court

NSA’s Mass Phone Tapping and Data Collection was Illegal Says United States Federal Court

The NSA’s controversial phone data collection program first brought to light by former NSA agent Edward Snowden has been called illegal by a US Federal Court.

First US DAO to battle SEC without lawyers

First US DAO to battle SEC without lawyers

In its 2021 SEC filing, the DAO listed its native, interdependent tokens — the stablecoin Ducat and governance token Locke. The regulator has started the process of issuing a stop order, citing a slew of issues with the registration. American CryptoFed plans to file a motion to extend the deadline for responding to the SEC's Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings.

Democrats Request Trump Administration Briefing on Enormous Seizure of Cryptocurrency Terrorism Funding

Democrats Request Trump Administration Briefing on Enormous Seizure of Cryptocurrency Terrorism Funding

House Democrats have asked the Trump Administration for a debriefing on the enormous Bitcoin and crypto seizure intended for Hamas, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State terrorists.

Venezuela Wants Citizens to Pay Taxes in State-Issued Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Wants Citizens to Pay Taxes in State-Issued Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela is moving on a mandate that could see taxes being collected using its state-issued cryptocurrency—the oil-backed Petro. The effort is part of a nation-wide campaign to create mainstream use cases for Venezuela’s cryptocurrency.

President Trump Instructed Clamp Down on Bitcoin, Alleges Former National Security Advisor

President Trump Instructed Clamp Down on Bitcoin, Alleges Former National Security Advisor

John Bolton, a former national security advisor in the Trump administration, has purported that the US president ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to crack down on Bitcoin in mid-2018.

CFTC Commissioner Questions VCs' Due Diligence

CFTC Commissioner Questions VCs' Due Diligence

Investor due diligence in the failing crypto-exchange FTX has sparked concerns from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTCP). VCs had to write down their multimillion-dollar investments to practically nothing, raising "serious doubts" about their responsibility.

Grayscale Bitcoin Survey Reveals More Than 50% of US Investors Are BTC Hungry, Clear Crypto Regulations May Onboard More

Grayscale Bitcoin Survey Reveals More Than 50% of US Investors Are BTC Hungry, Clear Crypto Regulations May Onboard More

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Investor Study revealed that Bitcoin interest and knowledge among investors have been steadily growing this year, accelerated by COVID-19.

Trump Signs TikTok Executive Order and Seeks to Clean the Free World's Networks of China State Tech Espionage

Trump Signs TikTok Executive Order and Seeks to Clean the Free World's Networks of China State Tech Espionage

United States President Trump has issued two executive orders against Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat, which are suspected of sharing US citizens’ data with the Chinese Communist Party.

Janet Yellen says Crypto Terrorist Financing is a Concern Following Attacks on US Capitol

Janet Yellen says Crypto Terrorist Financing is a Concern Following Attacks on US Capitol

Janet Yellen highlighted the “growing concern” of crypto being leveraged to finance terror just weeks after the US Capitol was attacked by domestic terrorists paid in BTC.

Celestia's Core Values: Bridging Off-chain Governance with User-centric Network

Celestia's Core Values: Bridging Off-chain Governance with User-centric Network

Mustafa Al-Bassam delineates five core values for Celestia's social layer aimed at enhancing trust-minimization and user-centric network functionalities. These values include the primacy of off-chain governance, user elevation, credible neutrality towards execution environments, economic sustainability, and minimizing overhead and state bloat. The discourse provides a profound insight into Celestia's commitment to fostering a user-driven, trust-minimized blockchain network.

Trump's National Security Council Sees DLT as Critical Weapon in US-China Tech War

Trump's National Security Council Sees DLT as Critical Weapon in US-China Tech War

The United States National Security Council has named distributed ledger technology (DLT) as one the most critical focus areas in its tech war with China and Russia.

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

US government officials want to bypass encryption on websites, under allegations that child sexual exploitation runs unmonitored on strongly encrypted platforms.

Florida Governor Reveals Plan to Permit Crypto Tax Payments

Florida Governor Reveals Plan to Permit Crypto Tax Payments

Speaking at a press conference, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis disclosed plans to roll out a cryptocurrency payment option for businesses remitting taxes.

Indonesia to Launch State-Backed Crypto Exchange by Mid-2023

Indonesia to Launch State-Backed Crypto Exchange by Mid-2023

Indonesia plans to launch a state-backed crypto exchange by mid-2023 to promote a more secure and transparent market, with greater regulatory oversight and investor protection.

United States Congress Will Vote on American COMPETE Act to ‘Beat China’ in Blockchain Technology

United States Congress Will Vote on American COMPETE Act to ‘Beat China’ in Blockchain Technology

United States Congress will vote today on a bill that specifically aims to ensure the US remains competitive with China in the race for blockchain supremacy.

CipherTrace Life Hack for Criminal Investigations: How to Know if Cryptocurrency Was Utilized

CipherTrace Life Hack for Criminal Investigations: How to Know if Cryptocurrency Was Utilized

CipherTrace blockchain analytics firm has revealed guidelines that could help law enforcement identify that cryptocurrency was used for illicit activities.

United States Moves Forward With Crypto Regulation

United States Moves Forward With Crypto Regulation

Two new crypto-related bills were discussed among the House Agriculture Committee this week as the United States moves forward with crypto regulation.

Joe Biden Considers Crypto-Friendly Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler For Deputy Treasury Secretary

Joe Biden Considers Crypto-Friendly Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler For Deputy Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is considering Gary Gensler, the former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman, to become Deputy Treasury Secretary.

IOTA Co-Founder: DLT is Ideal for Smart Infrastructure in the United States

IOTA Co-Founder: DLT is Ideal for Smart Infrastructure in the United States

As the world is moving on to the 21st century, there is growing interest in upgrading city systems, which would require new technology as a solution.

Decentraland's Virtual Land Sells for a Record Value of $2.4m in Mana tokens

Decentraland's Virtual Land Sells for a Record Value of $2.4m in Mana tokens

A piece of virtual real estate in Decentraland was sold for a record value of $2.4 million in cryptocurrency, according to Reuters.

FBI Arrests 2 Hackers for Ransomware and “Crypto-Jacking” Scams, 5 Chinese Suspects Still at Large

FBI Arrests 2 Hackers for Ransomware and “Crypto-Jacking” Scams, 5 Chinese Suspects Still at Large

The DoJ and the FBI seized two criminals connected to a cybercrime targeting over 100 companies in the US and abroad with ransomware, crypto jacking and more.

Coinbase CEO Warns Exiting President Trump May Drop Crypto Wallet Regulation Bomb

Coinbase CEO Warns Exiting President Trump May Drop Crypto Wallet Regulation Bomb

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared rumors that the Trump Administration may rush crypto wallet regulations on traders with privacy-invading data-collection requirements.

TikTok Encryption Layer Bypassed Google Android Safeguards to Track Users Data

TikTok Encryption Layer Bypassed Google Android Safeguards to Track Users Data

Following President Trump’s executive order against TikTok, new evidence has revealed that the social media app had been collecting unique identifiers from millions of mobile devices, allowing the China-based app to track user’s online without permission.

Grayscale AUM up $3.4 Billion in a Week, $500 Million in a Day, GBTC 33% Premium Shows High Bitcoin Demand

Grayscale AUM up $3.4 Billion in a Week, $500 Million in a Day, GBTC 33% Premium Shows High Bitcoin Demand

Institutional-grade digital asset manager, Grayscale Investments is up $3.4 billion in assets under management (AUM) over the last week, bringing total AUM to $16.4 billion.

Bitcoin Mining Experiences 8th Consecutive Difficulty Since China’s Ban

Bitcoin Mining Experiences 8th Consecutive Difficulty Since China’s Ban

Even though miners have found the right footing by relocating to other areas like the United States, the eighth consecutive difficulty is being witnessed.

The Fed Rejects Custodia Bank's Membership Application

The Fed Rejects Custodia Bank's Membership Application

The Fed rejected cryptocurrency-focused Custodia Bank membership again, citing "sound banking operations."

Rich Dad Recommends Bitcoin Instead of Real Estate

Rich Dad Recommends Bitcoin Instead of Real Estate

Robert Kiyosaki, popularly known as Rich Dad, has come out openly to denounce real estate as an investment alternative in support of Bitcoin.

Turkey Leveraging Blockchain to Break US Dollar and SWIFT Dominance

Turkey Leveraging Blockchain to Break US Dollar and SWIFT Dominance

In an effort to break economic ties with the United States and escape the US Dollar dominance of the global markets, Turkey is adopting blockchain and cryptocurrency at a greatly accelerated rate.

The Number of Crypto-Related Enforcement Actions in the United States Grows

The Number of Crypto-Related Enforcement Actions in the United States Grows

Blockchain risk monitoring business Solidus Labs predicts a significant rise in US federal and state enforcement actions in 2022.

US DHS Cybersecurity Official Expects to be Fired in Trump’s Post-Election Purge for Debunking Fake News

US DHS Cybersecurity Official Expects to be Fired in Trump’s Post-Election Purge for Debunking Fake News

A United States Homeland cybersecurity official, Christopher Krebs expects to be cut in President Trump’s post-election purge for proactively debunking disinformation.

US House of Representatives Passes Blockchain Innovation Act On to the Senate

US House of Representatives Passes Blockchain Innovation Act On to the Senate

Two bills introduced by Rep Darren Soto—the Digital Taxonomy Act and the Blockchain Innovation Act—have passed the Lower House and are on their way to the Senate.

Cryptocurrency Hackers Target Trump Presidential Campaign Website with Monero Scam Addresses

Cryptocurrency Hackers Target Trump Presidential Campaign Website with Monero Scam Addresses

US President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign website was briefly compromised yesterday in an attempt by hackers to gain cryptocurrency funds.

FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco Warns Banks to Take Crypto AML Seriously

FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco Warns Banks to Take Crypto AML Seriously

Kenneth Blanco, the Director of the FinCEN warned banks to seriously consider how virtual currencies should fit into their anti-money laundering (AML) policies.

IRS Delays Crypto Reporting Requirements for US Businesses

IRS Delays Crypto Reporting Requirements for US Businesses

The IRS delays enforcing crypto transaction reporting requirements for US businesses, pending a comprehensive regulatory framework. This follows the crypto community's concerns over the practical challenges of complying with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's rules.

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed in Senate as new US Treasury Secretary

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed in Senate as new US Treasury Secretary

After being nominated by President Joe Biden, the United States Senate has now confirmed former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as Treasury Security.

LedgerX Co-Founders Put on Leave Following US CFTC Scrutiny

LedgerX Co-Founders Put on Leave Following US CFTC Scrutiny

Ledger Holdings face trouble surrounding Bitcoin Futures trading markets. The CFTC has come forward to make it clear that any trading in the USA must be certified and then released to the public.

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Warns Crypto Companies

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Warns Crypto Companies

Kraken agreed to shut down its U.S. staking services and initiatives, but SEC chair Gary Gensler advised other businesses to “come in and respect the law.”

Xinyuan Employs X-Bolts Blockchain for Real Estate Transformation

Xinyuan Employs X-Bolts Blockchain for Real Estate Transformation

Xinyuan, a real estate property manager and developer primarily operating in China, seeks to win market recognition and accelerate innovation in this sector by using the X-Bolts blockchain.

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

ByteDance is confident that its deal with Oracle tech giant for TikTok’s US operations will be approved by both Chinese and American regulators.

US Seizes $24M in Cryptocurrencies Tied to Brazilian Investment Fraud Probe

US Seizes $24M in Cryptocurrencies Tied to Brazilian Investment Fraud Probe

The US Department of Justice has seized $24 million in cryptocurrencies following investigations linked to online investment fraud.

US Tax Office Warns Coinbase Users To Declare Crypto Holdings Before IRS Clampdown

US Tax Office Warns Coinbase Users To Declare Crypto Holdings Before IRS Clampdown

The IRS may soon start clamping down on crypto users particularly those affiliated with Coinbase exchange who do not properly report their crypto holdings.

Grayscale Predicts Bitcoin Price and Use-Cases to Increase as Economic Inflation Accelerates

Grayscale Predicts Bitcoin Price and Use-Cases to Increase as Economic Inflation Accelerates

Grayscale believes that the US floating the economy with aggressive quantitative easing has seen Bitcoin investors convert to long-term holders

Governments Are Considering Welcoming Bitcoin Investments, NYDIG CEO Reveals

Governments Are Considering Welcoming Bitcoin Investments, NYDIG CEO Reveals

In an interview with Real vision media firm, Robert Gutmann, the CEO of cryptocurrency investment firm NYDIG, has revealed that unnamed state-owned investment funds have been approaching the crypto investment firm with inquiries about making Bitcoin purchases.

Fed Reserve Chair Says Central Bank Needs to Issue Digital Currency Right not First

Fed Reserve Chair Says Central Bank Needs to Issue Digital Currency Right not First

Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, discussed digital currencies and cross-border payments on an IMF panel, revealing the United States' approach to CBDC.

Can XRP Token Price Ever Recover from SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple?

Can XRP Token Price Ever Recover from SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple?

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse remains defiant in the face of the SEC’s lawsuit but the XRP token continues to lose value with multiple exchange de-listings. Can XRP recover?

Duma Approves Bill Placing a Ban on the Use of Digital Assets in Russia

Duma Approves Bill Placing a Ban on the Use of Digital Assets in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill addressing the ban on the use of digital financial assets (DFA) for payments

Henry Cheng's owned Knight Dragon to Issue 100,000 Tokens for Luxury Real Estates in London

Henry Cheng's owned Knight Dragon to Issue 100,000 Tokens for Luxury Real Estates in London

Hong Kong property tycoon Henry Cheng's owned Knight Dragon announced Tuesday that it plans to issue 100,000 security tokens, named KDB4 for investors to invest in real estate items in London.

Brazil Real Estate Developer Stalwart Gafisa Starts Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Brazil Real Estate Developer Stalwart Gafisa Starts Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Stalwart Gafisa believes that Bitcoin will add real value to its clients’ experience.

US CFTC Commissioner Says Crypto Derivative Contracts Had an Enormous Positive Impact on the US Economy

US CFTC Commissioner Says Crypto Derivative Contracts Had an Enormous Positive Impact on the US Economy

United States Commissioner of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Brian Quintenz spoke about the current and future regulation in Fintech at the Singapore Fintech Festival held last week.

US Department of Justice Releases Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

US Department of Justice Releases Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has released a cryptocurrency enforcement framework, which offers a comprehensive overview of the emerging threats in the crypto space.

CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam Continues Calls for Non-Security Tokens Regulations

CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam Continues Calls for Non-Security Tokens Regulations

Chair Rostin Behnam said the CFTC was "ideally positioned" to solve crypto regulatory shortcomings, but legislators needed to provide it power.

Washington Developer Harbor Custom Development to Accept Payments in Crypto

Washington Developer Harbor Custom Development to Accept Payments in Crypto

Real estate investors in Washington will have more options by paying cryptocurrencies, as the Washington-based Harbor Custom Development Inc is launching the service by the end of January.

US Senate Banking Committee Chair Sends Letter to the OCC to Clarify Crypto Payment Rules

US Senate Banking Committee Chair Sends Letter to the OCC to Clarify Crypto Payment Rules

The US Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo sent a letter to the OCC to develop guidelines on digital payments.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says Japan or Singapore Could be Firm's New Home

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says Japan or Singapore Could be Firm's New Home

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that his company has earmarked Singapore and Japan as the most crypto-friendly countries where Ripple Labs could relocate.

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate, an innovative asset management firm, has secured a $14 million Series A financing round, aiming to expand its team and launch private funds for institutional investors.

US SEC Halts American Cryptofed DAO’s Registration for Digital Tokens

US SEC Halts American Cryptofed DAO’s Registration for Digital Tokens

The US regulator stopped American Cryptofed DAO based on the ground that the firm failed to register its two digital tokens “Ducat” and “Locke” as securities.

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Sees Grayscale Investments add $300M AUM in One Day

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Sees Grayscale Investments add $300M AUM in One Day

Grayscale Investments CEO Barry Silbert has announced a breathtaking increase of $300 million in AUM after a single day this week as Bitcoin went on its $13K bull run.

Ripple Co-Founder says US-China Tech Cold War Will Be Won and Lost on Crypto and Blockchain Battlefield

Ripple Co-Founder says US-China Tech Cold War Will Be Won and Lost on Crypto and Blockchain Battlefield

Ripple Co-Founder, Chris Larsen believes the Cold Tech War between China and the United States is going to be won and lost on the blockchain battlefield.

Members of Congress Start Blockchain Education with $50 Dollar Bitcoin Donation

Members of Congress Start Blockchain Education with $50 Dollar Bitcoin Donation

Members of the United States Congress will receive a $50 campaign contribution in Bitcoin today to educate lawmakers on the potential of blockchain technology.

Propy Partners with Crypto Lending Platform Abra, Launching Crypto-backed Real Estate Loans

Propy Partners with Crypto Lending Platform Abra, Launching Crypto-backed Real Estate Loans

Blockchain-based real estate transaction management company Propy has partnered with digital asset wealth management platform Abra to open up a path to obtain real estate loans with digital assets as collateral.

Federal Reserve Has Been Advancing CBDC Research with US Regional Banks’ Contributions

Federal Reserve Has Been Advancing CBDC Research with US Regional Banks’ Contributions

The Federal Reserve's research and development on a central bank digital currency issuance has been complemented by several regional Federal banks' efforts.

Chinese State-Owned Banks Start Exploring Digital Yuan Use-Cases for Buying Investment Funds & Insurance Products

Chinese State-Owned Banks Start Exploring Digital Yuan Use-Cases for Buying Investment Funds & Insurance Products

Two Chinese state-owned banks have begun working to fund management and insurance companies to explore the use cases of digital yuan CBDC for purchasing investment funds and insurance products online.

Microsoft’s Bill Gates on Big Tech Antitrust Hearing – Government Scrunity Inevitable with Tech Success

Microsoft’s Bill Gates on Big Tech Antitrust Hearing – Government Scrunity Inevitable with Tech Success

Bill Gates discussed the antitrust hearing opposing US congress and Big Tech - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (Alphabet) - and gave his input.

ShapeShift Responds to Elizabeth Warren

ShapeShift Responds to Elizabeth Warren

Shapeshift responded to Senator Warren's Valentine's Day Senate hearing statements on Twitter on Feb. 19.

Decline in Cryptocurrency ATMs in 2023: A Global Perspective

Decline in Cryptocurrency ATMs in 2023: A Global Perspective

In 2023, the global number of Bitcoin ATMs decreased by 11.1%, marking the first decline in a decade, with the U.S. being the largest host, contrasting with growth in the EU and other regions.

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will host a virtual event for a Digital Wallets Challenge on Oct 27.

To Criminalize or Not to Criminalize Bitcoin and Crypto? Moscow Reconsiders

To Criminalize or Not to Criminalize Bitcoin and Crypto? Moscow Reconsiders

The State Duma is discussing its legislative plans regarding Bitcoin and cryptocurrency usage and has been reported to seemingly have a change of heart regarding digital assets adoption in Russia.

Property linked to FTX customer funds pulled from market

Property linked to FTX customer funds pulled from market

The seller withdrew a property tied to Sam Bankman-political Fried's expenditures.

Indonesia's State-Backed Crypto Exchange: An Analysis

Indonesia's State-Backed Crypto Exchange: An Analysis

Indonesia's state-backed crypto exchange aims to promote transparency, accountability, and investor protection. It is expected to boost crypto adoption.

Telegram Abandons TON and Gram Tokens, Durov Critical of US Regulating Whole World

Telegram Abandons TON and Gram Tokens, Durov Critical of US Regulating Whole World

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has announced that they are calling it quits on the Telegram Open Network (TON) and its Gram tokens after a drawn-out battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

69 % Female Crypto Investors in U.S. Adopt Holding Strategy, Survey Shows

69 % Female Crypto Investors in U.S. Adopt Holding Strategy, Survey Shows

Real Talk survey BlockFi suggests that female crypto investors on American soil had a long-term outlook because they had adopted the buy-and-hold strategy.

Stimulus Checks and Gary Gensler: Is President-elect Joe Biden Long on Bitcoin and Altcoins?

Stimulus Checks and Gary Gensler: Is President-elect Joe Biden Long on Bitcoin and Altcoins?

Is President-elect Joe Biden long on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency?

$600 Dollar Stimulus Checks to Stimulate Bitcoin Price Bullish Momentum

$600 Dollar Stimulus Checks to Stimulate Bitcoin Price Bullish Momentum

Data indicates a high possibility that many US stimulus recipients will opt to invest their $600 check into Bitcoin, which could further boost BTC's upward price momentum.

US House Committee Chairman Seeks Insights into Crypto Retirement Plans

US House Committee Chairman Seeks Insights into Crypto Retirement Plans

Bitcoin is increasingly becoming a larger part of many institutional portfolios, including pension funds. A number of public pension funds, which have been investing in private equities to increase their investment yields, are now investing in cryptocurrencies.

Alpaca Debuts Private Equity Real Estate

Alpaca Debuts Private Equity Real Estate

Alpaca, a New York-based alternative investment firm, has launched a private equity real estate platform, Alpaca Real Estate (ARE), led by Daniel Carr and Peter Weiss. The platform, with significant backing from GCM Grosvenor, aims to leverage technology and operational strategies to enhance real estate investment returns amid current market dislocations.

Ethereum's Future Unveiled by Vitalik Buterin at EthCC

Ethereum's Future Unveiled by Vitalik Buterin at EthCC

At EthCC, Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin outlined the protocol's future, highlighting key developments like the transition to Proof of Stake, sharding, Verkle trees, state expiry, and Ethereum Improvement Proposals.

Biden's Administration to Release Crypto Strategy on Digital Assets Next Month

Biden's Administration to Release Crypto Strategy on Digital Assets Next Month

US President Joe Biden's administration is working on an initial government-wide strategy on digital assets for release next month.

Romanian Programmer Confesses to Orchestrating BitClub Crypto Scam Worth $722 Million

Romanian Programmer Confesses to Orchestrating BitClub Crypto Scam Worth $722 Million

Silviu Catalin Balaci, a 35-year old Romanian citizen living in Germany, has owned up to helping create BitClub Network, a crypto mining Ponzi scheme that siphoned off investors’ funds worth $722 million.

US Sanctions Crypto Addresses of Russian Hackers Accused of Running Presidential Election Interference

US Sanctions Crypto Addresses of Russian Hackers Accused of Running Presidential Election Interference

The US has released a sanctions list of Russians and their crypto addresses, under allegations that they have been interfering with the presidential election.

Tesla Records $23M Impairment Loss on BTC, Despite Revenue and Profit both Exceeded Expectations in Q2 Financial Report

Tesla Records $23M Impairment Loss on BTC, Despite Revenue and Profit both Exceeded Expectations in Q2 Financial Report

American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla released its second-quarter financial report on Monday. The company recorded a $23 million impairment loss on Bitcoin subject to the recent volatility.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez: Bitcoin Will Be "Biggest Story For Next Few Years"

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez: Bitcoin Will Be "Biggest Story For Next Few Years"

Francis Suarez, Miami Mayor, wants his city to embrace blockchain technology, Bitcoin and digital assets.

Bitcoin and the Crypto Market Could Go Down Again—Market Recap and Price Analysis

Bitcoin and the Crypto Market Could Go Down Again—Market Recap and Price Analysis

Both the stock and crypto market could go down, the bitcoin price appears ready to drop.

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

SEC Finalizes Lawsuit Against the Founder and CEO of Fraudulent ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that it has received a final judgment in a US district court action against Eran Eyal, the CEO and founder of Shopin token offering for carrying out an allegedly fraudulent ICO.

Revenue for United States-based Coinbase Exchange Beats Expectations for 4th quarter

Revenue for United States-based Coinbase Exchange Beats Expectations for 4th quarter

Coinbase exceeded Wall Street profit projections in Q4 2022 despite a drop in exchange transaction volumes.

Digital Dollar's Benefits Could Affect Financial Stability & Privacy: US Fed

Digital Dollar's Benefits Could Affect Financial Stability & Privacy: US Fed

The US Federal Reserve said that the introduction of an official digital version of the US dollar could benefit Americans but it may also potentially affect financial stability and privacy.

New York Attorney General Letitia James Sues CoinEx

New York Attorney General Letitia James Sues CoinEx

CoinEx was sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James for selling bitcoin without registering.

GameStop Phases Out NFT Platform in Response to Regulatory Challenges

GameStop Phases Out NFT Platform in Response to Regulatory Challenges

GameStop has announced the closure of its NFT marketplace, citing regulatory uncertainty. Effective from February 2, 2024, the platform will cease operations but assures that NFTs remain accessible on the blockchain.

Binance.US Digital Asset Trading Marketplace is Now Available in North Carolina

Binance.US Digital Asset Trading Marketplace is Now Available in North Carolina

Binance.US has now expanded its digital asset trading services to include North Carolina investors.

FATF Assessment Finds Majority of US Exchanges are Compliant with Virtual Asset Guidance

FATF Assessment Finds Majority of US Exchanges are Compliant with Virtual Asset Guidance

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published an assessment of the US’s compliance with its revised criteria for anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing (CTF) through virtual assets and found that most virtual asset providers are compliant.

Facebook Diem Project to Launch USD Stablecoin after Dropping Swiss License Application Plan

Facebook Diem Project to Launch USD Stablecoin after Dropping Swiss License Application Plan

Diem Association is planning to move its main operations from Switzerland to the United States.

Attorneys for Ex-FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-Fried Challenge Proposed Jury Questions Ahead of Fraud Trial

Attorneys for Ex-FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-Fried Challenge Proposed Jury Questions Ahead of Fraud Trial

The defense attorneys for former FTX CEO Samuel Bankman-Fried have submitted a letter challenging the proposed jury questions for the upcoming fraud trial. They assert that the government's proposed questions could harbor bias against Bankman-Fried, potentially leading to an unfair trial. The defense suggests an alternative voir dire to ensure a fair jury selection process, while the prosecution opposes these suggestions. The trial is slated to begin on October 4, 2023, following jury selection on October 3.

Ohio Democrat Lawmakers Propose Blockchain Voting in Bill For Election Overhaul

Ohio Democrat Lawmakers Propose Blockchain Voting in Bill For Election Overhaul

In the Ohio House of Representatives, Democrats have included a new voting system pilot based on blockchain as part of their elections law overhaul bill. The system will be used to count and track the votes of military personnel stationed outside the US and registered to vote in Ohio.

Georgia Proposes Bill Where Crypto Will be Part of High School Curriculum

Georgia Proposes Bill Where Crypto Will be Part of High School Curriculum

Georgia lawmakers have passed a bill that recommends cryptocurrency to be integrated into the high school curriculum.

Crypto Investors’ Realized Gains Increased by 400% to Hit $162.7m in 2021, Study Shows

Crypto Investors’ Realized Gains Increased by 400% to Hit $162.7m in 2021, Study Shows

With 2021 emerging as a strong year for cryptocurrencies, global investors made $162.7 million in realized gains, according to blockchain analytic firm Chainalysis.

Crypto Token Backed by $25M Diamond Ponzi Scam Flagged by DoJ

Crypto Token Backed by $25M Diamond Ponzi Scam Flagged by DoJ

The US Department of Justice charged a Florida native with wire fraud, for soliciting investors in a diamond-backed cryptocurrency Ponzi and investment scam.

Democrat Nancy Pelosi Says $1.8T COVID-19 Stimulus Package Talks at Standstill, How will Bitcoin react?

Democrat Nancy Pelosi Says $1.8T COVID-19 Stimulus Package Talks at Standstill, How will Bitcoin react?

Democrat Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that discussions over a new $1.8 trillion stimulus package have ground to a halt, what could the stimulus delay mean for Bitcoin?

Republicans Cry Foul Play, USPS Postal Employee Retracts Claims of Ballot Tampering

Republicans Cry Foul Play, USPS Postal Employee Retracts Claims of Ballot Tampering

The US elections have finally come to an end, amid a flurry of anticipation and misinformation that have left the Republican party incredibly infuriated.

SEC Adopts Expedited Public Listing Review Process—Blockchain ETFs Could Qualify

SEC Adopts Expedited Public Listing Review Process—Blockchain ETFs Could Qualify

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to adopt rule amendments to expedite the review procedure for companies applying for public listing, which could potentially create an expedited and cheaper application process for crypto and blockchain ETFs.

President Biden’s Tax Plans Spark Fear, Triggering a Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Drop

President Biden’s Tax Plans Spark Fear, Triggering a Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Drop

The speculation that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration will increase capital gains taxes sent shock waves in the crypto space as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) dropped amid fears that this initiative could limit investment in digital assets.

Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen Plans to Encourage Legitimate Crypto Use

Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen Plans to Encourage Legitimate Crypto Use

Biden's pick to lead the United States Treasury Department, Janet Yellen thinks crypto has potential to enhance the financial system and wants to encourage its legitimate use.

Former Coinbase Product Manager Seeks to Dismiss SEC Charges of Insider Trading

Former Coinbase Product Manager Seeks to Dismiss SEC Charges of Insider Trading

Ten lawyers from five law firms filed a move to dismiss an SEC insider trading lawsuit against two brothers, calling the regulator "wrong" and lacking government authorisation.

Protego Becomes the Second Federally Chartered Crypto Bank in United States

Protego Becomes the Second Federally Chartered Crypto Bank in United States

Protego, Washington state-chartered trust firm, has received a conditional approval from the OCC to become the second nationally chartered crypto bank in the U.S.

US Federal Reserve Weighs the Pros and Cons of a Digital Dollar CBDC

US Federal Reserve Weighs the Pros and Cons of a Digital Dollar CBDC

The US Federal Reserve has continued to research the benefits and impact of implementing a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Bitcoin Smashes New High of Over $60K as Valuation Now Exceeds JPMorgan, BoA, and ICBC Combined

Bitcoin Smashes New High of Over $60K as Valuation Now Exceeds JPMorgan, BoA, and ICBC Combined

Over the weekend, Bitcoin crossed a crucial milestone, hitting a record-high of over $61,000 before falling back slightly.

Ripple's Colombia Real Estate Tokenization Project Halts as New Govt Takesover

Ripple's Colombia Real Estate Tokenization Project Halts as New Govt Takesover

Ripple's project to register real estate on blockchain in Colombia is facing a crisis after a new government came into power.

Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers Proposes Bills to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender

Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers Proposes Bills to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender

Arizona state senator Wendy Rogers also supported a tax-exempt crypto bill.

FTX was the "fastest" company collapse in American history, says U.S. Trustee.

FTX was the "fastest" company collapse in American history, says U.S. Trustee.

The US Trustee overseeing FTX's bankruptcy proceedings has requested an independent investigation into its demise. In a Dec. 1 motion, U.S. Trustee called the defunct exchange the "fastest large business collapse in American history". An independent examiner has been requested by the Department of Justice. Independent examiners are usually called in when creditors want them or when unsecured debts surpass $5 million. Trustee Andrew Vara said debtors "suffered an almost unparalleled fall in value" over eight days in November. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and Securities and Exchange Commission have allegedly submitted many requests to investors.

Russia Mulling the Idea to Build a Crypto Platform on the Moscow Stock Exchange

Russia Mulling the Idea to Build a Crypto Platform on the Moscow Stock Exchange

Russian lawmakers are mulling the idea that the government could create a cryptocurrency trading platform that will be an offshoot of the Moscow Stock Exchange.

Trump Handed Digital Future to China by Going After Bitcoin, Bolton's Book Reveals

Trump Handed Digital Future to China by Going After Bitcoin, Bolton's Book Reveals

President Trump’s opposition to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is well documented as is his determination to maintain the US Dollar's global status. According to a passage from ex-national security advisor John Bolton’s book—Trump’s administration has actually handed Bitcoin and Ethereum a huge advantage over other cryptocurrencies.

US Lawmakers Question Tron Founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO on Extremist Content Following Capitol Riots

US Lawmakers Question Tron Founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO on Extremist Content Following Capitol Riots

Two U.S. lawmakers have questioned Tron founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO Charles Wayn in the wake of the Capital riots—asking them how they moderate extremist content.

First-Ever Real Estate Blockchain Portal Set to Launch in the UK

First-Ever Real Estate Blockchain Portal Set to Launch in the UK

OpenBricks is eyeing to be the world's first blockchain-based portal as it won’t have any centralized authority, as well as many staff because it will thrive on agents’ own servers using a distributed ledger network.

Paxful Exits Venezuela’s P2P Crypto Bitcoin Market Following US Sanctions

Paxful Exits Venezuela’s P2P Crypto Bitcoin Market Following US Sanctions

Paxful has withdrawn its crypto trading services from Venezuela after the country was classified as high-risk by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Ethereum Developer’s Trial for Attendance at North Korea Blockchain Conference Set for September 2021

Ethereum Developer’s Trial for Attendance at North Korea Blockchain Conference Set for September 2021

Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith has been accused by the US government of assisting North Korea in questionable affairs involving cryptocurrencies.

$134 Million Deal Closed By Real Estate Company Using Blockchain in Switzerland

$134 Million Deal Closed By Real Estate Company Using Blockchain in Switzerland

Switzerland has just recorded one of its first real estate tokenization and sale on the blockchain. The asset involved in this transaction is a building sitting on the prestigious Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich.

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

I’ve often viewed myself as both a global citizen and a bridge between East and West. The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine America’s role in the global economy and pave the way for success in world with two equal economic superpowers. Here’s how…

Compound Founder's New Venture Superstate To Bridge Traditional and Blockchain Finance

Compound Founder's New Venture Superstate To Bridge Traditional and Blockchain Finance

Compound's Founder and CEO, Robert Leshner, has announced the launch of a new venture, Superstate (@superstatefunds). "Superstate's mission is to create regulated financial products that bridge traditional markets & blockchain ecosystems," said Leshner, signaling a significant shift in the financial industry.

Benefits and Use cases of Blockchain in Real Estate Sector

Benefits and Use cases of Blockchain in Real Estate Sector

From the rental market to general real estate transactions, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are transforming the way landlords do their business.

China to be First Cashless Society with Digital Yuan Launch in 2022, SCMP Report

China to be First Cashless Society with Digital Yuan Launch in 2022, SCMP Report

China is poised to become the world’s first cashless society should roll out its Digital Yuan DCEP before it hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics according to the SCMP

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads

A federal US judge granted an injunction request against the Trump Administration’s order to ban TikTok downloads across all US app stores.

Nancy Pelosi Says Tuesday is Deadline if White House Wants Pre-Election Stimulus, BTC Traders Standby

Nancy Pelosi Says Tuesday is Deadline if White House Wants Pre-Election Stimulus, BTC Traders Standby

Dem Nancy Pelosi told the White House it has until Tuesday to reach a deal with Democrats if it wants additional stimulus before the elections next month. How will BTC react?

US-Based Mortgage Firm Permits Homebuyers to Use Crypto Holdings as Collateral

US-Based Mortgage Firm Permits Homebuyers to Use Crypto Holdings as Collateral

Milo, a financial technology company that reimagines mortgage credit, removes the obstacle for down payments if homebuyers use crypto holdings as collateral for home loans.

Mersinger feels crypto regulation is needed

Mersinger feels crypto regulation is needed

Commissioner Summer Mersinger suggested that the time to act on cryptocurrency regulation may have arrived. "We are getting to the point that maybe we are past the education stage and now it's the action [stage]," she said. She dissented from the commission's treatment of Ooki DAO, calling it regulation by enforcement. Real-time proof of reserves may be part of digital asset regulation in the future.

U.S. Should Align Itself with Digital Assets to Safeguard its Interests, Says Chainalysis Founder

U.S. Should Align Itself with Digital Assets to Safeguard its Interests, Says Chainalysis Founder

During a Senate hearing, Chainalysis founder Jonathan Levin opined that the U.S. ought to prioritize and invest in digital assets to get the upper hand when enhancing financial transparency, public safety, and national security.

Federal Reserve FOMC Meeting Inflation Targets Might See Bitcoin Price Retest $10,400 Resistance

Federal Reserve FOMC Meeting Inflation Targets Might See Bitcoin Price Retest $10,400 Resistance

Bitcoin traders await the Federal Reserve’s upcoming policy meeting on Wednesday to hear how the United States central bank will enact its inflation policy.

Can US Lawmakers Really Just Mint Two $1 Trillion Coins to Back a Digital Dollar COVID Stimulus with "No Additional Debt"?

Can US Lawmakers Really Just Mint Two $1 Trillion Coins to Back a Digital Dollar COVID Stimulus with "No Additional Debt"?

As the economy continues to deteriorate in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic climate, US Lawmakers are once again pitching the creation of a sovereign digital dollar to quickly distribute the proposed stimulus packages. The bill further proposed the new minting of two trillion dollar coins.

Grayscale CEO challenges SEC's denial of application

Grayscale CEO challenges SEC's denial of application

If GBTC becomes a spot BTC ETF, Grayscale Investments CEO Michael Sonnenshein stated investors will get a "few of billion dollars" back.

US Supreme Court Rules Against SEC’s Ability to Fine Crypto and Blockchain Firms

US Supreme Court Rules Against SEC’s Ability to Fine Crypto and Blockchain Firms

The US Supreme court has limited the amount in punitive fines that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can impose on cryptocurrency and blockchain firms, in a historic ruling yesterday.

Standard Chartered Research Head Sees Depreciating US Dollar as Perfect Storm for Emerging Assets

Standard Chartered Research Head Sees Depreciating US Dollar as Perfect Storm for Emerging Assets

The United States dollar is facing significant depreciation following the US elections according to Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Research.

Binance China and Xinyuan Group to Expand Blockchain Utility in Global Real Estate

Binance China and Xinyuan Group to Expand Blockchain Utility in Global Real Estate

Binance China Blockchain Institute, the research arm of global exchange Binance has formed a strategic partnership with Xinyuan Group to further the application of blockchain technology in the global real estate industry—including New York.

Columbia Man Pleads Guilty to Bitcoin Dark Web Chemical Weapon Purchase

Columbia Man Pleads Guilty to Bitcoin Dark Web Chemical Weapon Purchase

A 45-year-old man from Columbia, Missouri pled guilty yesterday in a US federal court to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon—via the dark web using Bitcoin.

Goldman Sachs Warns Inflation Threatens US Dollar’s Role as Global Reserve Currency

Goldman Sachs Warns Inflation Threatens US Dollar’s Role as Global Reserve Currency

Goldman Sachs strategists say risks to the U.S dollar’s reserve status include increasing pandemic and political uncertainty and rising debt.

Roofstock Raises $240m in Series E Financing , Expand Access to Real Estate Investing

Roofstock Raises $240m in Series E Financing , Expand Access to Real Estate Investing

Roofstock has facilitated over $5 billion in transaction volume, more than half of that came from last year alone.

Oracle Confirms Partnership with TikTok, President Trump Still Needs to Approve Deal

Oracle Confirms Partnership with TikTok, President Trump Still Needs to Approve Deal

Oracle, the tech company that was said to have acquired TikTok’s US operations, has finally commented on the partnership and confirmed it.

XRP Price Drops During Ripple Swell Conference

XRP Price Drops During Ripple Swell Conference

The XRP price looks set to continue a downtrend, while Ripple hosts the annual Swell conference which brings together world industry leaders and policymakers.

Bitcoin Educator Andreas Antonopolous Believes Oil Price Crash Gives US Bitcoin Miners an Advantage

Bitcoin Educator Andreas Antonopolous Believes Oil Price Crash Gives US Bitcoin Miners an Advantage

Following the oil market crash in April, electricity prices have continued to fall globally. Bitcoin educator Andreas Antonopoulos believes that despite the disruption to industries, the oil market downturn could give US cryptocurrency miners an advantage.

Kraken Agrees to Cease Staking Services for U.S. Clients

Kraken Agrees to Cease Staking Services for U.S. Clients

Kraken settled with the SEC by ending its staking program and paying $30 million in disgorgement, prejudgment interest, and civil penalties.

EARN IT Act Introduced in US House of Representatives, Critics View It as Threat—What This Means for Crypto

EARN IT Act Introduced in US House of Representatives, Critics View It as Threat—What This Means for Crypto

Despite being perceived as an “anti-security bill” by many, the EARN IT Act has made its way to the US House of Representatives and currently awaits approval.

Are Blockchain and Tokenization the Holy Grail in Eradicating Wealth Inequality?

Are Blockchain and Tokenization the Holy Grail in Eradicating Wealth Inequality?

Blockchain and tokenization could prove to be ideal in fighting the wealth inequality challenge as they can break the vicious cycle of wealth inequality by prompting ownership of high-performing asset classes. This will enable any person to invest and partially own lucrative assets, such as commercial real estate.

FBI Says Cyber Criminals Dealing With Crypto are Rapidly Upgrading

FBI Says Cyber Criminals Dealing With Crypto are Rapidly Upgrading

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says that law enforcement can barely keep up with the advancements of criminal activities in the cryptocurrency sector.

Russian Cybercriminals Sanctioned by DoJ for Crypto Laundering Scam Generating More than $16.8M

Russian Cybercriminals Sanctioned by DoJ for Crypto Laundering Scam Generating More than $16.8M

TheDoJ has sanctioned two Russian nationals for their cybercrimes, where millions in cryptocurrency were accumulated through scamming and phishing schemes.

US Federal Court Defines Bitcoin As Money

US Federal Court Defines Bitcoin As Money

A US Federal court has classified Bitcoin as a “money” under the Washington, D.C, Money Transmitters Act (MTA).

Bitcoin Price Sinks Below Critical Level as Joe Biden Officially Inaugurated as 46th US President, What's Next for BTC?

Bitcoin Price Sinks Below Critical Level as Joe Biden Officially Inaugurated as 46th US President, What's Next for BTC?

Bitcoin has been losing steam and struggling to clear the $35,000 level, for a second straight day.

Banks Are Increasingly Starting to Offer Cryptocurrency Services in 2020

Banks Are Increasingly Starting to Offer Cryptocurrency Services in 2020

Banks have increased their interest in cryptocurrencies. Many of them have decided to join the cryptocurrency market, either by offering investments in cryptocurrency or by exploiting the capabilities of blockchain technology, which is already used in various areas with financial services.

Dubai-Based Asset Advisors Enables Clients to Purchase Real Estate with Bitcoin and Ethereum

Dubai-Based Asset Advisors Enables Clients to Purchase Real Estate with Bitcoin and Ethereum

Purchasing real estate property with cryptocurrencies is becoming more of a reality, especially in Dubai.

U.S. Financial Regulators Warn Crypto Firms to Tighten Stablecoin AML Risk Controls

U.S. Financial Regulators Warn Crypto Firms to Tighten Stablecoin AML Risk Controls

U.S. regulators have issued a strict warning on money laundering risks associated with stablecoins and has warned providers to tighten AML protections and controls.

Texas Securities Board Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Order to Abra and CEO, William Barhydt

Texas Securities Board Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Order to Abra and CEO, William Barhydt

The Texas State Securities Board has taken decisive action against Abra by issuing an Emergency Cease and Desist Order. The order, also directed at Abra's CEO, William (Bill) Barhydt, alleges securities fraud and misleading statements in connection with Abra's digital asset depository accounts.

Chainalysis Partners with Wyoming Watchdog to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Laundering Scams

Chainalysis Partners with Wyoming Watchdog to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Laundering Scams

Chainalysis has announced partnered with Wyoming’s Division of Banking to fight cybercrime, crypto laundering, crypto scams, sanctions violations, and more.

President Trump Ends COVID-19 Stimulus Negotiations, Bitcoin Price Plummets

President Trump Ends COVID-19 Stimulus Negotiations, Bitcoin Price Plummets

Trump has decided to delay negotiations regarding a second coronavirus stimulus package until after the presidential elections, sending Bitcoin's price down.

Ripple CTO Regrets Selling Ether for $1 Each, Missed Out on Millions as ETH Looking Bullish

Ripple CTO Regrets Selling Ether for $1 Each, Missed Out on Millions as ETH Looking Bullish

Ripple chief technical officer (CTO) David Schwartz disclosed that he previously had 40,000 Ether in his possession, but that he liquidated it in 2012.

Binance.US Opens Crypto Assets Marketplace to Millions of Florida Cryptocurrency Traders

Binance.US Opens Crypto Assets Marketplace to Millions of Florida Cryptocurrency Traders

Binance.US will now open its digital assets marketplace to Florida citizens and cryptocurrency traders.

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Called Out by House Representatives Over FTX

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Called Out by House Representatives Over FTX

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was supposed to appear before the House Financial Services Committee in December. Lawmakers are questioning his arrest.

US Credit Unions Gain Access to Partner with Crypto Assets Service Providers

US Credit Unions Gain Access to Partner with Crypto Assets Service Providers

The United States National Credit Union Administration granted domestic credit unions under the aegis of the Federally Insured Credit Unions the permission to enter into partnerships with third-party digital currency trading platforms.

Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Loses Crucial Republican Senate Seat

Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Loses Crucial Republican Senate Seat

Former CEO of Bakkt Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga) has lost her senate seat to Democrat Raphael Warnock in a special election held on Jan 5.

Bitcoin Mining Geographical Distribution Shifts as U.S. Becoming the Biggest Beneficiary

Bitcoin Mining Geographical Distribution Shifts as U.S. Becoming the Biggest Beneficiary

BTC mining is becoming more geographically distributed after China's clampdown on Bitcoin mining recently.

State Street Partners with Copper.co to Offer Crypto Custody Services to Customers

State Street Partners with Copper.co to Offer Crypto Custody Services to Customers

The partnership will continue to help State Street bank to provide digital and crypto asset services for its clients.

Consumers See Crypto as Investment Tools, Study says

Consumers See Crypto as Investment Tools, Study says

Consumers in the United States view cryptocurrencies as ideal investment vehicles, according to a new study by Paxos.

Russian National Extradited to the U.S. to Face Crypto Money Laundering Charges

Russian National Extradited to the U.S. to Face Crypto Money Laundering Charges

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national accused of running an illegal crypto exchange BTC-e was extradited to the United States to face fraud charges.

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Says Bitcoin Can Evolve Into Global Asset and Impact Dollar

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Says Bitcoin Can Evolve Into Global Asset and Impact Dollar

Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock the world's largest asset manager with $7.4 trillion assets under management, says Bitcoin can evolve into a global asset and impact the US dollar.

Hong Kong is the Most Crypto-Ready Economy, Study Shows

Hong Kong is the Most Crypto-Ready Economy, Study Shows

Crypto adoption in Hong Kong is going to expand, as the city has emerged as the readiest country/ region to embrace digital assets era, according to a study by trading platform Forex Suggest.

Crypto Twitter Explodes as US SEC Aims to Sue Ripple For Sale of XRP Token as Securities

Crypto Twitter Explodes as US SEC Aims to Sue Ripple For Sale of XRP Token as Securities

The US SEC is suing Ripple for selling its XRP token, meanwhile, Crypto Twitter has erupted with support and criticism of the less than decentralized crypto firm.

The New House Financial Services Committee Head Wants To Postpone Crypto Tax Measures

The New House Financial Services Committee Head Wants To Postpone Crypto Tax Measures

Patrick McHenry wants the Treasury to postpone the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's digital asset and tax collection portion. McHenry claims the clause is poorly written and that brokers might be misinterpreted. The rule was challenged earlier this year by Coin Center, a blockchain advocacy organization. Crypto miners and stakers are exempt from the new law, according to Senator Rob Portman's tweet of a Treasury letter.

Director of National Intelligence Warns US SEC of China’s Cryptocurrency Dominance

Director of National Intelligence Warns US SEC of China’s Cryptocurrency Dominance

National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe has warned the US Securities and Exchange Commission that China’s cryptocurrency dominance could put the US at a disadvantage.

US Congress Planned Hearings on GameStop Market Conditions Shows Value of Bitcoin

US Congress Planned Hearings on GameStop Market Conditions Shows Value of Bitcoin

The US House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committee has announced that it will hold hearings on the chaos surrounding GameStop stocks.

Is The US Ready for CBDC? Most Americans Opposed to Digital Dollar Adoption, Survey Reveals

Is The US Ready for CBDC? Most Americans Opposed to Digital Dollar Adoption, Survey Reveals

Most American citizens appear to be against a digital dollar adoption within the US, preferring paper money to CBDC, according to a study.

Ripple Co-Founder Hints Move From US Regulation: “Blockchain and Digital Currencies are not Welcome”

Ripple Co-Founder Hints Move From US Regulation: “Blockchain and Digital Currencies are not Welcome”

Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen is considering moving Ripple’s base from the United States due to crushing biased regulation.

Bahrain-Based Crypto Platform to Enable Real Estate Acquisition Using Crypto

Bahrain-Based Crypto Platform to Enable Real Estate Acquisition Using Crypto

CoinMena, a Bahrain-based crypto asset service provider, has teamed up with Carlton Real Estate, to facilitate real estate purchases using cryptocurrencies.

87% of Merchants Believe Crypto Payments Enhancing Competitive Advantage: Deloitte Survey

87% of Merchants Believe Crypto Payments Enhancing Competitive Advantage: Deloitte Survey

87% of merchants believe crypto payments will enable them to stay at the top of their game based on the competitive advantage rendered, according to a survey by big four audit firm Deloitte.

California Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Bitcoin ATMs and Money Laundering

California Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Bitcoin ATMs and Money Laundering

Kais Mohammad has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of operating an illegal Bitcoin ATM business that laundered over $25 million.

Senate Banking Committee to Hold Second Hearing on Crypto Market Crash

Senate Banking Committee to Hold Second Hearing on Crypto Market Crash

The Senate Banking Committee's second hearing of the 118th Congress will discuss digital asset protection.

Ripple CEO Hints at Firm's Likely Move from US after DOJ Report

Ripple CEO Hints at Firm's Likely Move from US after DOJ Report

Ripple's Chief Executive Officer has hinted that unfavorable regulations may force the company to relocate its headquarters out of the United States.

Legends of Wall Street Are Warning Us That Inflation is Coming Hard—Is it time to Buy Bitcoin?

Legends of Wall Street Are Warning Us That Inflation is Coming Hard—Is it time to Buy Bitcoin?

Will you turn to Bitcoin or Gold to hold your wealth as the US Dollar loses purchasing power? Here's what legends of Wall Street are doing.

Russian Man Charged For Offering $1 Million in Bitcoin to United States Employee to Install Malware in Company’s Network

Russian Man Charged For Offering $1 Million in Bitcoin to United States Employee to Install Malware in Company’s Network

Russian citizen arrested and charged for trying to recruit an employee to plant malware on a company’s computer network in Nevada, US.

Many Lawmakers and Witnesses Call for hearing exploring the crash of the crypto market

Many Lawmakers and Witnesses Call for hearing exploring the crash of the crypto market

At a Senate Banking Committee meeting dubbed "Crypto Fall," financial professionals and politicians discussed how to address the crypto market crash.

Legacy Healing Center Accepts Crypto Payment Option for More Addiction Treatment

Legacy Healing Center Accepts Crypto Payment Option for More Addiction Treatment

Legacy Healing Center, a US-based addiction treatment centre in Florida and New Jersey, aims to open the doors to more people seeking treatment by accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) as valid forms of payment.

US States Challenge CBDC as Legal Tender

US States Challenge CBDC as Legal Tender

Four U.S. states - Utah, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee - have filed bills to exclude Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) from their legal definitions of money, reflecting rising state-level resistance and concerns over privacy and federal overreach.

America to Build its Digital Dollar Based on General Consensus

America to Build its Digital Dollar Based on General Consensus

The US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the move by the American Federal Reserve to develop a Digital Dollar or Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) can only take place following a general consensus amongst all parties of interest.

Brock Pierce Served for Securities Fraud in Connection with His Blockchain Company Block.one During Electoral Campaign

Brock Pierce Served for Securities Fraud in Connection with His Blockchain Company Block.one During Electoral Campaign

Presidential hopeful Brock Pierce was served a court summons during his electoral rally at his new headquarters in New York City today.

US Lawmakers Want STABLE Act to Force Stablecoin Issuers to Secure Bank Charters

US Lawmakers Want STABLE Act to Force Stablecoin Issuers to Secure Bank Charters

US lawmakers have introduced a new bill to Congress seeking to impose federal control over the entire stablecoin industry and would mandate issuers to secure bank charters.

United States Congress Agree on $900 Billion Stimulus Bill, What it Means for Bitcoin

United States Congress Agree on $900 Billion Stimulus Bill, What it Means for Bitcoin

United States Congress has reached an agreement on a proposed $900 billion pandemic stimulus package and will vote shortly, what will this mean for Bitcoin and crypto?

Crypto Lender Celsius to Proceed with Chapter 11 Restructuring Plan

Crypto Lender Celsius to Proceed with Chapter 11 Restructuring Plan

Celsius Network, the bankrupt crypto lender, has announced it will proceed with its Chapter 11 restructuring plan, with a disclosure statement containing information for claim holders to be filed on April 12. The proposed restructuring plan is sponsored by NovaWulf.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Wants Regulator Clarity for Crypto Innovation

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Wants Regulator Clarity for Crypto Innovation

Hester Peirce, Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission has continued her push for regulatory clarity on crypto and blockchain projects to encourage innovation in the US capital markets.

SEC Charges Crypto Project Unikrn $6.1M for ICO Violations

SEC Charges Crypto Project Unikrn $6.1M for ICO Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Unikrn for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering of its native token, UnikoinGold (UKG).

Paul Pierce settles with SEC for $1.4 million

Paul Pierce settles with SEC for $1.4 million

Paul Pierce settled with the SEC for promoting EthereumMax on social media without reporting his compensation.

New US CFTC Regulatory Framework to Have a Major Impact on Digital Assets

New US CFTC Regulatory Framework to Have a Major Impact on Digital Assets

The new regulation by the CFTC is designed to benefit digital currencies in the era of the growing involvement of cryptocurrencies in the derivative market

Congress Members “Express Concern” Over Treasury’s Potential Crypto Wallet Regulations

Congress Members “Express Concern” Over Treasury’s Potential Crypto Wallet Regulations

Four members of Congress have expressed concerns in a letter to the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, over their rumored self-hosted crypto wallet regulation ban.

Token Taxonomy Act that Will Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws Reintroduced in US Congress

Token Taxonomy Act that Will Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws Reintroduced in US Congress

A crypto bill suggesting that certain cryptocurrencies should be exempted from securities laws has been reintroduced to US Congress for review.

Blockchain for Gun Control in the US: The Great American Dilemma

Blockchain for Gun Control in the US: The Great American Dilemma

Columbine, 1999. Sandy Hook, 2012, Las Vegas, 2017. Aurora, 2019. The list of mass shootings in the United States grows larger and deadlier every year. Blockchain can address the technological challenge of gun control, but a radical shift in American society's stance on guns is paramount.

tZERO Partners With Alliance Investments to Tokenize $25M Real Estate Project in UK

tZERO Partners With Alliance Investments to Tokenize $25M Real Estate Project in UK

tZERO has announced that it has collaborated with Alliance Investments for the sole aim of tokenising River Plaza worth around $25 million.

Bank of Lithuania Launches First Blockchain-Based Digital Collector's Coin As Test for CBDC

Bank of Lithuania Launches First Blockchain-Based Digital Collector's Coin As Test for CBDC

The Bank of Lithuania has launched the first central bank-produced digital collectors coin dubbed “LBCOINS” as part of its trial of blockchain technology and testing in its development of central bank digital currencies.

Ripple's CBDC Team Reveals Real Estate Tokenization

Ripple's CBDC Team Reveals Real Estate Tokenization

Antony Welfare, Ripple's CBDC adviser, recently participated in a fintech conference in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), where he presented two groundbreaking use cases. One of these is the tokenization of real estate, a concept that is rapidly gaining momentum as a potential future for the real estate industry, as he claimed

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

The United States government’s plan for its digital dollar or central bank digital currency (CBDC) may have just reached a new level of urgency, as the US hopes to maintain its most effective tool of power—global dependence on the Federal Reserve and the US dollar.

Ripple CEO Disagrees with Coinbase CEO's Apolitical Work Policy, Considers Relocating Overseas

Ripple CEO Disagrees with Coinbase CEO's Apolitical Work Policy, Considers Relocating Overseas

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has banned political discussions in the crypto work environment, a move that Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse disagrees with.

Human Rights Advocates Urge U.S. Lawmakers to Concern Crypto, Saving Crumbling Currencies

Human Rights Advocates Urge U.S. Lawmakers to Concern Crypto, Saving Crumbling Currencies

A group of human rights advocates have urged U.S. Congress members to be concerned about the role of importance of cryptocurrencies against unstable economies whose local currencies are collapsing.

US Regulators Overreach to Protect US Dollar Supremacy with TON Decision, Will Bitcoin be next?

US Regulators Overreach to Protect US Dollar Supremacy with TON Decision, Will Bitcoin be next?

If the last two years have revealed anything about our global monetary system, it is that the US Federal Reserve and President Donald Trump really do not want a competitor to the US Dollar.

Bank of America Predicts U.S. CBDC Rollout between 2025 and 2030

Bank of America Predicts U.S. CBDC Rollout between 2025 and 2030

The Bank of America Corp. said that the US is likely to issue its own digital currency between 2025 and 2030, Bloomberg reported.

US-China Cold War Could Benefit Bitcoin

US-China Cold War Could Benefit Bitcoin

An internal Chinese report presented to Chinese Leader Xi Jinping and his top party members on May 4, concluded that anti-China sentiment is currently at its highest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown according to Reuters.

Members of Congress Ask IRS for Relaxed Approach to Crypto Staking Taxes

Members of Congress Ask IRS for Relaxed Approach to Crypto Staking Taxes

Innovation friendly members of United States Congress have written to the IRS request a level-headed approach to tax on cryptocurrency staking rewards.

Bitcoin Price Breaks Key Resistance As Pre-Election Stimulus Package Goes to Vote

Bitcoin Price Breaks Key Resistance As Pre-Election Stimulus Package Goes to Vote

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is defying the turmoils and the uncertainty in the hopes of getting a pre-election stimulus package with its current aggressive bullish runs

Portugal Successfully Sells Real Estate With Bitcoin Payments for the First Time

Portugal Successfully Sells Real Estate With Bitcoin Payments for the First Time

A three-bedroom (two-bedroom) house in the Portuguese metropolis of Braga has successfully sold for Bitcoin for the first time.

Bitcoin Eyes $12K, Experts Say It Will Surge Regardless of US 2020 Presidential Election Outcome

Bitcoin Eyes $12K, Experts Say It Will Surge Regardless of US 2020 Presidential Election Outcome

Market experts have said that Bitcoin's price will be unaffected by the outcome of the US presidential elections.

Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital Applies for Bitcoin ETF as Institutional Sentiment Remains Bullish for BTC

Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital Applies for Bitcoin ETF as Institutional Sentiment Remains Bullish for BTC

The approval of Canadian-based Bitcoin ETFs has led many to wonder when the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will approve one of its own. Currently, Anthony Scaramucci’s hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, has tried its luck by filing a request with the SEC for a Bitcoin ETF.

Nebraska Bill Proposes Allowing State Banks to Offer Crypto Services

Nebraska Bill Proposes Allowing State Banks to Offer Crypto Services

Nebraska is contemplating a bill that will allow state banks to offer cryptocurrency services.

Celsius Network Announces Disclosure Statement for Chapter 11 Plan

Celsius Network Announces Disclosure Statement for Chapter 11 Plan

Celsius Network, a bankrupt crypto lender, has announced it will move forward with its Chapter 11 restructuring plan by filing a disclosure statement on April 12. The statement is aimed at providing "adequate information" for claim holders to vote on the proposed restructuring plan sponsored by NovaWulf. The plan proposes creating a public platform fully owned by Earn creditors called NewCo, with no involvement from Celsius founder.

Ripple’s “Bombshell Argument” in Pretrial Court Hearing with SEC May Tip the Scale in its Favour

Ripple’s “Bombshell Argument” in Pretrial Court Hearing with SEC May Tip the Scale in its Favour

The highly anticipated pretrial hearing between Ripple Labs and the Securities and Exchange Commission unfolded yesterday.

Dubai Real Estate Developer Damac Properties Accepts Crypto as Payments

Dubai Real Estate Developer Damac Properties Accepts Crypto as Payments

Dubai Real Estate Developer Damac announced to welcome tokens by accepting cryptocurrencies payment to purchase real estate properties.

US Legislators Approve Digital Taxonomy and American COMPETE Blockchain Bills in Tech Race with China

US Legislators Approve Digital Taxonomy and American COMPETE Blockchain Bills in Tech Race with China

US lawmakers approved the American COMPETE Act and the Digital Taxonomy Act, in an active race against China the blockchain and technological sector.

Green Lights to Texas State Chartered Banks to Provide Virtual Currency Custody Services

Green Lights to Texas State Chartered Banks to Provide Virtual Currency Custody Services

Texas state-chartered banks get the green light from the regulator in Texas of the United States for providing customer custody virtual currencies services.

Grayscale Survey: 55% of US Investors Like Bitcoin in 2020

Grayscale Survey: 55% of US Investors Like Bitcoin in 2020

Grayscale Investments has released a report dubbed Bitcoin Investor Study 2020 showing that 55% of US investors are keeping a watchful eye on purchasing Bitcoin in 2020.

Pelosi and Mnuchin Narrow Differences on Pre-Election Stimulus Terms, Will Republicans Compromise?

Pelosi and Mnuchin Narrow Differences on Pre-Election Stimulus Terms, Will Republicans Compromise?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have reportedly narrowed their differences on the terms for a pre-election pandemic relief package.

US Government Considers Blockchain as a Stepping Stone to Smarter Food Security

US Government Considers Blockchain as a Stepping Stone to Smarter Food Security

The US government, through its federal agency the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated with protecting the country’s food supply and public health, has earmarked blockchain as one of the technological innovations that will prompt traceability and a food safety culture.

UK Real Estate Developer Brik by Brik Launches its Property Investment Ecosystem

UK Real Estate Developer Brik by Brik Launches its Property Investment Ecosystem

Brik by Brik, a major UK-based property development company, is making a long-term bet on the growing cryptocurrency market. The company announced that it will announce the launch of Brikn, a DAO ecosystem on the blockchain.

Goldman Sachs Pushes Bullish Stock Market Investment, Warren Buffet Indicator Disagrees—What about the Bitcoin Price?

Goldman Sachs Pushes Bullish Stock Market Investment, Warren Buffet Indicator Disagrees—What about the Bitcoin Price?

Goldman Sachs believes that stocks will boom over the next 12 months which is not sitting well with Warren Buffett warns the market is an overvalued bubble.

Bitcoin Advocate Cynthia Lummis Wins US Senate Seat in Wyoming State

Bitcoin Advocate Cynthia Lummis Wins US Senate Seat in Wyoming State

Cynthia Lummis is elected to serve in the senate for the state of Wyoming. She is a Bitcoin advocate who wants to develop an “American First” agenda and cut the national debt.

Michael Saylor Supports Bitcoin as a Valuable Asset in the Digital Space

Michael Saylor Supports Bitcoin as a Valuable Asset in the Digital Space

Michael Saylor the CEO of MicroStrategy Inc. stated that Bitcoin (BTC) is a better tool for trade compared to the use of other physical instruments

SEC filing discrepancies threaten American CryptoFed registration

SEC filing discrepancies threaten American CryptoFed registration

The first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to get legal recognition in the United States is at risk of losing its registration. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dug up anomalies in the DAO's registration statement dated Sept. 17, 2021. A stop order from the SEC would retract American CryptoFed's registration and bar sales of in-house tokens, Ducat and Locke.

US Election 2020: Can I Change My Vote?

US Election 2020: Can I Change My Vote?

The United States 2020 election day approaches, and a large number of US citizens have already cast their votes, but what if they wanted to change their votes before Nov. 3?

Kansas Heartland Tri-State Bank Closure Indicates Continued U.S. Banking Crisis

Kansas Heartland Tri-State Bank Closure Indicates Continued U.S. Banking Crisis

On July 28, 2023, the Kansas Office of the State Bank Commissioner closed Heartland Tri-State Bank of Elkhart, Kansas, appointing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver.

Federal Reserve Lifts Enforcement Action on FTX-Linked Farmington Bank

Federal Reserve Lifts Enforcement Action on FTX-Linked Farmington Bank

The Federal Reserve has terminated its enforcement action against Farmington State Bank, linked to the collapsed crypto exchange FTX, marking the bank's shift away from operations and reinforcing depositor protection efforts.

Mainstream Adoption of DeFi and DLT Is Coming, It Will Replace Banks, Says US Currency Comptroller

Mainstream Adoption of DeFi and DLT Is Coming, It Will Replace Banks, Says US Currency Comptroller

The US acting Comptroller of the Currency disclosed that roles played by banks will soon change due to cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi).

US Election Results to be Published on the Blockchain

US Election Results to be Published on the Blockchain

Everipedia, the blockchain-based encyclopedia has teamed up with international newsgroup The Associated Press (AP) for the upcoming US election in November.

US Federal Regulator Says Banks Can Offer Cryptocurrency Custody Services to Customers

US Federal Regulator Says Banks Can Offer Cryptocurrency Custody Services to Customers

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has announced that states and national banks and federal savings associations can provide crypto custody services to customers.

Largest U.S. Public Pension Fund Holds Over 100,000 Shares in Bitcoin Miner RIOT Blockchain

Largest U.S. Public Pension Fund Holds Over 100,000 Shares in Bitcoin Miner RIOT Blockchain

The largest U.S. public pension fund, CalPERS increased its stake in RIOT Blockchain (RIOT), a Bitcoin mining firm, during Bitcoin’s sensational price surge at the end of 2020.

Bill Gates Confused by Trump’s Terms for Microsoft TikTok Deal, Twitter Reportedly Joins Race

Bill Gates Confused by Trump’s Terms for Microsoft TikTok Deal, Twitter Reportedly Joins Race

Microsoft may be entering the social media ecosystem should they acquire TikTok, in a deal that Bill Gates is calling a poisoned chalice. Meanwhile, Twitter is now rumored to be in talks with ByteDance—TikTok’s parent company—to potentially reclaim their old video Vines territory.

American Teen Arrested and Accused as Ringleader of Twitter Scam Involving Bitcoin

American Teen Arrested and Accused as Ringleader of Twitter Scam Involving Bitcoin

Graham Ivan Clark, a 17-year-old from Tampa, Florida, has been arrested and accused of being the mastermind behind the Twitter hack that reaped at least $100,000 in Bitcoin from victims in a matter of hours.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Cites Crypto’s Growing Role in Terrorism Finance

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Cites Crypto’s Growing Role in Terrorism Finance

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she sees the “promise” of cryptocurrency but also is wary of the reality that crypto is increasingly being leveraged to finance terrorism

Luxury Miami Condominium Arte Now Accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum as a Form of Payment

Luxury Miami Condominium Arte Now Accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum as a Form of Payment

Arte by Antonio Citterio, a high-end luxury condominium located in Miami, announced to accept cryptocurrency as a payment method for luxury residences and developments.

SEC Arguments against Ripple for XRP Case Are Weak, says Law Official

SEC Arguments against Ripple for XRP Case Are Weak, says Law Official

With the pretrial for the SEC lawsuit against Ripple Labs looming, a joint letter has been presented by both parties to lay out arguments for the case.

President Donald Trump Approves Oracle Deal, Ban Averted for TikTok but not WeChat

President Donald Trump Approves Oracle Deal, Ban Averted for TikTok but not WeChat

President Trump approved the TikTok deal that Oracle has been working on, postponing a scheduled ban of the video-sharing platform and of WeChat.

Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville reintroduces legislation allowing United States 401k

Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville reintroduces legislation allowing United States 401k

Senator Tommy Tuberville proposed legislation to reverse Department of Labor regulation on 401(k) investments, including crypto.

BitConnect Founder Charged with Orchestrating Global Crypto Ponzi Scheme Worth $2.4B

BitConnect Founder Charged with Orchestrating Global Crypto Ponzi Scheme Worth $2.4B

A U.S. grand jury indicted Satish Kumbhani, the founder of BitConnect, orchestrating a fraud scheme that siphoned approximately $2.4 billion from investors.

U.S. Inflation Hits a 30-Year High - Is Bitcoin Cementing its Status as an Inflation Hedge?

U.S. Inflation Hits a 30-Year High - Is Bitcoin Cementing its Status as an Inflation Hedge?

With Bitcoin continuously smashing historic highs one after another, is the top cryptocurrency showcasing its safe-haven capabilities?

OCC Says US Banks Can Use Blockchains and Stablecoins in Bank Payments

OCC Says US Banks Can Use Blockchains and Stablecoins in Bank Payments

According to the OCC, regulated banks in the US can leverage stablecoins to conduct payments as well as participate as validator nodes on blockchain networks called INVNs.

Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano Gives Investment Advice as Bitcoin to Break $12K

Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano Gives Investment Advice as Bitcoin to Break $12K

Bitcoin is nearing the $12K mark, but experts are saying that the level may not be beneficial if market bulls fail to turn it into support.

US Crypto Exchange Kraken Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Rally in October

US Crypto Exchange Kraken Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Rally in October

US-based crypto exchange Kraken has released its September 2020 volatility report which predicts that Bitcoin’s price will likely rally in October.

FinTech Giants PayPal, Intuit and Square Capital Approved to Digitally Distribute US Govt COVID-19 Small Business Stimulus

FinTech Giants PayPal, Intuit and Square Capital Approved to Digitally Distribute US Govt COVID-19 Small Business Stimulus

PayPal, Square and Intuit have received the government’s approval to take part in the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program which was established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic triggered global financial crisis.

Can a Microsoft Takeover of TikTok Ease Trump’s Concerns? App Ban could See Bitcoin Price Boom

Can a Microsoft Takeover of TikTok Ease Trump’s Concerns? App Ban could See Bitcoin Price Boom

Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok from China’s ByteDance Ltd, promising to address privacy concerns that have President Trump calling for the social video apps ban. But could a TikTok ban be good for Bitcoin?

Binance CEO CZ Denies that US Exchange Arm Was Created to Distract Regulators

Binance CEO CZ Denies that US Exchange Arm Was Created to Distract Regulators

The leaked "Tai Chi" document obtained by Forbes indicates that Binance.US was set up to circumvent regulation—a claim that CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) vehemently denies.

Bernie Sanders Demands Senate Vote on $2000 Direct Stimulus Payments, Bitcoin Traders Hold Breath

Bernie Sanders Demands Senate Vote on $2000 Direct Stimulus Payments, Bitcoin Traders Hold Breath

Bernie Sanders has threatened to filibuster the Senate until they allow a vote on upgrading the $600 direct stimulus payments to $2000. What could the move mean for Bitcoin?

US-China Tech War and Data Concerns Could Create the Splinternet

US-China Tech War and Data Concerns Could Create the Splinternet

Political tensions between the United States and China have been rising with some experts predicting the divide on data standards has grown large, it could split the internet.

What could a Democrat Sweep in US Elections mean for Bitcoin?

What could a Democrat Sweep in US Elections mean for Bitcoin?

What would it mean for Bitcoin (BTC), if the Democrats manage to pull off a clean sweep in the coming US elections?

Digital Rubble Prototype to be Introduced in Early 2022

Digital Rubble Prototype to be Introduced in Early 2022

In line with the development of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) dubbed the Digital Rubble, the Central Bank of Russia is set to launch a prototype platform for the new form of money in early 2022.

Ethereum Price Could Surge as OCC Permits US Banks to Run Nodes For Stablecoins

Ethereum Price Could Surge as OCC Permits US Banks to Run Nodes For Stablecoins

A recent announcement by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has provided a mainstream catalyst that could see the ETH price rally to new all-time highs.

Shark Tank Star Says Real Estate Is the Best Way to Get Rich, Not Cryptocurrencies

Shark Tank Star Says Real Estate Is the Best Way to Get Rich, Not Cryptocurrencies

Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank, a famous US investor who is known for developing a billion-dollar real estate empire with just a $1,000 loan, has said that real estate is the best investment you can leverage to make money.

Most People Will Hold Bitcoin Instead of Investing in Stocks, Bonds or Real Estate, says Market Analyst

Most People Will Hold Bitcoin Instead of Investing in Stocks, Bonds or Real Estate, says Market Analyst

Pierre Rochard, a market analyst and a Bitcoin advocate, believes that most people will be more inclined to hold BTC than assets like stocks.

New York State Denies Air Permit to Greenidge Crypto Mining Facility on Seneca Lake

New York State Denies Air Permit to Greenidge Crypto Mining Facility on Seneca Lake

Greenidge Bitcoin mining firm has been denied air permit by the regulator in a move that could lead to the retrenching of hundreds of workers in the crypto mining sector.

US Officials Seized $460M In Robinhood Shares Related To FTX

US Officials Seized $460M In Robinhood Shares Related To FTX

Robinhood shares tied to FTX were confiscated by the U.S. Department of Justice for over $400 million. Sam Bankman-Fried denied eight felony charges, including wire, securities, and campaign financing offenses. Since December, the former FTX CEO has been housebound at his parents' California home.

Can Alipay and WeChat Pay Compete With China’s Fee-Free Digital Yuan?

Can Alipay and WeChat Pay Compete With China’s Fee-Free Digital Yuan?

Will Alipay and WeChat Pay survive the People's Bank Of China's rollout of the digital yuan or DCEP?

Democrats Critical of OCC's "Excessive Focus" on Crypto and Stablecoin Financial Services

Democrats Critical of OCC's "Excessive Focus" on Crypto and Stablecoin Financial Services

Democrat members of the United States Congress led by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) have criticized the OCC's focus on crypto and stablecoins.

FTX Secures Global Sponsorship Deal With Golden State Warriors, Estimated $10M Worth

FTX Secures Global Sponsorship Deal With Golden State Warriors, Estimated $10M Worth

FTX Derivatives Exchange has inked a global sponsorship deal with professional NBA basketball team Golden State Warriors. Reportedly, the deal is a multi-year pact estimated to be worth about $10 million.

Slow and Steady Wins the CBDC Race: Why the US is not Concerned with China's Speed

Slow and Steady Wins the CBDC Race: Why the US is not Concerned with China's Speed

Slow and steady wins the CBDC Race: there are several reasons why the United States' digital dollar development has an edge over China’s speedy approach to its digital yuan.

Pre-Election Stimulus Package: Price Implications For BTC, ETH, and XRP

Pre-Election Stimulus Package: Price Implications For BTC, ETH, and XRP

With the possible release of a new stimulus package in the US, here is a short and long term price analysis of what you could expect from BTC, ETH, and XRP.

The U.S. government's regulatory strategy towards crypto firms

The U.S. government's regulatory strategy towards crypto firms

US officials reportedly discourage banks from serving the bitcoin business.

California Advances in Generative AI with New Report

California Advances in Generative AI with New Report

The Newsom Administration's report on Generative AI outlines California's approach to regulating and embracing this technology, emphasizing education and workforce training for responsible use.

20% of American Adults Involves in the Crypto Space, Study Shows

20% of American Adults Involves in the Crypto Space, Study Shows

One in five Americans has used, traded, or invested in cryptocurrency, according to a poll by NBC News.

Trump Outraged: Jack Dorsey Faces Senate Subpoena After Twitter Blocks Biden Ukraine Scandal

Trump Outraged: Jack Dorsey Faces Senate Subpoena After Twitter Blocks Biden Ukraine Scandal

CEO Jack Dorsey is to testify about the recent incident where Twitter blocked a NY Post news disclosing sensitive information on Joe Biden's scandal in Ukraine.

Microsoft Loses TikTok to Tech Giant Oracle – What This Means for Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

Microsoft Loses TikTok to Tech Giant Oracle – What This Means for Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

TikTok, the multibillion-dollar video sharing platform popularized by millennials and Gen Z, has chosen Oracle Corporation as its tech partner over Microsoft.

Americans Present Stronger Desires than Canadians in Crypto, Ipsos Study Shows

Americans Present Stronger Desires than Canadians in Crypto, Ipsos Study Shows

The intention of investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) or using tokens as a payment option among Americans is higher than among Canadians, a new survey shows.

Blockchain-Based Tenancy Platform via REIQ-Igloo Collaboration in Australia

Blockchain-Based Tenancy Platform via REIQ-Igloo Collaboration in Australia

Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has partnered with an Australian technology firm, Igloo in setting up a blockchain-based tenancy platform that will propel productivity and efficiency in Queensland's real estate sector.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Confirmed for Second Term By US Senate, Crypto Mom Will Remain Until 2025

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Confirmed for Second Term By US Senate, Crypto Mom Will Remain Until 2025

The United States Senate has voted in Commissioner Hester Peirce of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a second term that will see her remain with the regulator until 2025.

Visa Crypto Executive: CBDC is the Most Important Trend for Future of Money

Visa Crypto Executive: CBDC is the Most Important Trend for Future of Money

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) could be the most important payment trend in development with the most profound effects on our systems of payment and money issuance according to Cuy Sheffield, Visa’s head of cryptocurrency.

Mutual Efforts with Europe, U.S. Key for CBDC Issuance: Bank of Japan Governor

Mutual Efforts with Europe, U.S. Key for CBDC Issuance: Bank of Japan Governor

Joining hands with the United States and Europe is fundamental when meeting technical issues needed in the issuance of a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

U.S. State Street Bank Joins Digital Asset Space with New Cryptocurrency Division

U.S. State Street Bank Joins Digital Asset Space with New Cryptocurrency Division

State Street bank based in Boston wants to bet on digital currencies like Bitcoin. The bank has announced that it is creating a new unit to help clients and investors hold, buy, and sell digital assets.

US Government Plans to Use USDC Stablecoin to Offer Foreign Aid in Venezuela

US Government Plans to Use USDC Stablecoin to Offer Foreign Aid in Venezuela

U.S government has tapped Circle’s USDC stablecoin to offer foreign aid in Venezuela through President-elect Juan Guaidó exiled government.

Russian Policy Boss Wants to Block Cryptocurrencies, Says They Are Difficult to Regulate

Russian Policy Boss Wants to Block Cryptocurrencies, Says They Are Difficult to Regulate

Anatoly Aksakov, head of the State Duma Financial Market Committee, stated that the country should explore other options for crypto regulation.

Georgia State Becomes next Mining Hub, Bitcoin Miners Enjoy its Green Energy

Georgia State Becomes next Mining Hub, Bitcoin Miners Enjoy its Green Energy

The exodus of crypto mining operations out of China massively has become a blessing in disguise to the United States, given that it now takes the lion’s share.

US senators write to Silvergate Capital for answers on FTX collapse

US senators write to Silvergate Capital for answers on FTX collapse

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Roger Marshall, and John Kennedy stated Silvergate had not adequately addressed its improper management of FTX customer cash.

Chinese state company launches crypto funds

Chinese state company launches crypto funds

CPIC Investment Management, a subsidiary of China Pacific Insurance, is launching two crypto funds with Waterdrip Capital, targeting institutional and wealthy private investors. The funds will focus on investments in early-stage blockchain projects and proof-of-stake digital assets.

DJ David Guetta To Sell $14M Worth BTC or ETH for Luxury Apartment in Miami

DJ David Guetta To Sell $14M Worth BTC or ETH for Luxury Apartment in Miami

The famous French DJ David Guetta revealed that he would accept $14 million Bitcoin or Ethereumthe payment for selling his Miami beachfront apartment.

Celsius Network to File Disclosure Statement for Restructuring Plan

Celsius Network to File Disclosure Statement for Restructuring Plan

Crypto lender Celsius Network will file a disclosure statement on April 12 regarding its Chapter 11 restructuring plan. The statement is aimed at providing adequate information for claim holders to vote on the proposed plan, which would create a public platform fully owned by Earn creditors called NewCo. The committee of unsecured creditors will appoint the majority of the firm’s board members, with no Celsius founder involvement or relationship.

US Congress needs to take control of crypto legislation

US Congress needs to take control of crypto legislation

Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith said crypto regulation is occurring "behind closed doors" and asked for a more collaborative and "transparent approach."

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Bitcoin is "The Best Internet Currency"

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Bitcoin is "The Best Internet Currency"

Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi tokens have been all the rage lately, with crypto investors anticipating BTC’s next bull run and the DeFi industry booming in growth.

Opportunity to Thrive In Times Of Uncertainty

Opportunity to Thrive In Times Of Uncertainty

If history has taught us anything, it's that humanity often takes great leaps forward in times of chaos and uncertainty. This is one of those moments, but it's important that global citizens take steps to ensure that no one is left behind. Now is the time to start thinking less as nations and more as single, unified species.

US CFTC Charges BitMEX For Operating Illegal Crypto Derivatives Exchange

US CFTC Charges BitMEX For Operating Illegal Crypto Derivatives Exchange

The United States CFTC has charged operators of BitMEX for operating an unregistered trading platform and violating anti-money laundering procedures.

US Government Seize Bitcoin Terrorism Funding for Islamic State and Al-Qaeda

US Government Seize Bitcoin Terrorism Funding for Islamic State and Al-Qaeda

The US Justice Department has revealed that it has seized cryptocurrency worth millions of dollars intended to fund the activities of terror groups like the military arm of Hamas, the Islamic State, and Al-Qaeda. This breakthrough is the largest clampdown on online terrorist fundraising,

CBDC Surveillance Concerns Spark Legislative Action

CBDC Surveillance Concerns Spark Legislative Action

Congressman Tom Emmer's CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act aims to address surveillance risks in government-issued digital currencies, emphasizing privacy and autonomy in the evolving digital financial landscape.

U.S. Ranks The Most Crypto-friendly Country/Territories Worldwide; Hong Kong Takes 3rd Runner Up

U.S. Ranks The Most Crypto-friendly Country/Territories Worldwide; Hong Kong Takes 3rd Runner Up

A study conducted by Crypto Head shows the United States takes the lead as the crypto-friendly country or territory to adopt cryptocurrencies worldwide, while Hong Kong enjoys the fourth most crypto-friendly region.

Crypto Industry Increases Lobbying Efforts During Crypto Winter

Crypto Industry Increases Lobbying Efforts During Crypto Winter

A new study by the Money Mongers reveals that the crypto industry spent $25.57 million on lobbying in the United States in 2022, a 922% increase from 2017. Coinbase, the U.S.-based crypto exchange, led the spending with $3.3 million, followed by the Blockchain Association with $1.9 million and Robinhood with $1.84 million. Despite the increase in lobbying efforts, the overall expenditure of crypto companies on lobbying in America is modest compared to other industries.

Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Pushes for Better SEC Regulation and BTC as the National Currency under Biden

Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Pushes for Better SEC Regulation and BTC as the National Currency under Biden

As the transfer of presidential power from Trump to Joe Biden looms, many have been anticipating it. What will it mean for Bitcoin and crypto?

JP Morgan Chase to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Wrongfully Incurred Crypto Charges

JP Morgan Chase to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Wrongfully Incurred Crypto Charges

JPMorgan Chase has settled a lawsuit over unannounced changes made to the fee structure applied to crypto transactions using its credit cards in 2018. The American bank agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit regarding its decision made in 2018 to treat cryptocurrency purchases with Chase credit cards as cash advances, ensuing in higher fees. However, JPMorgan is not admitting to any wrong-doing as part of the deal.

Tech Adoption Fueled by COVID-19, Will Global Blockchain Adoption Be Accelerated Too?

Tech Adoption Fueled by COVID-19, Will Global Blockchain Adoption Be Accelerated Too?

Coronavirus has driven global economies and businesses to the ground, but one industry that has benefitted from the pandemic appears to be the tech sector.

US Treasury Official says IRS is Assessing Models for Crypto Tax Reporting Rules

US Treasury Official says IRS is Assessing Models for Crypto Tax Reporting Rules

The IRS is developing domestic reporting rules for cryptocurrency taxation and assessing different models, according to a Treasury Department official at an OECD event.

Bitcoin Needs to Overcome One Key Factor Before Its Price Run to $20K

Bitcoin Needs to Overcome One Key Factor Before Its Price Run to $20K

Market experts are saying that if Bitcoin clears one key resistance level, it may reach $20K with less obstacles along the way.

Couple Charged by the SEC for Defrauding 500 Investors in Fraudulent Water-Backed Cryptocurrency Scheme

Couple Charged by the SEC for Defrauding 500 Investors in Fraudulent Water-Backed Cryptocurrency Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has persecuted a former Texan pastor and his spouse for allegedly conning hundreds of innocent investors. The SEC said that the Texas couple used alkaline water-backed crypto, TeshuaCoin, to con the investors.

Deal Box offers $125M blockchain and Web3 venture fund

Deal Box offers $125M blockchain and Web3 venture fund

Deal Box created a $125 million Web3 venture capital fund. Deal Box Ventures will support emerging growth, real estate, fintech, funtech, and social impact firms. It owns Total Network Services, Rypplzz, and Forward-Edge AI. Lesetja Kganyago spoke at WEF 2023 in Davos, Switzerland. Before launching CBDCs, the SARB governor suggested a national dialogue. Crypto barely fits two of three currency standards, he said.

Trump Pushes Federal Reserve For Negative Interest Rates, Bitcoin's Anti-Inflation Mechanism Shines

Trump Pushes Federal Reserve For Negative Interest Rates, Bitcoin's Anti-Inflation Mechanism Shines

The potential for negative interest rates on the US dollar highlights the strength of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which have anti-inflationary mechanisms built-in.

Feds Suspect US Unemployment Systems Attacked by Fraudsters, Leading to Losses in the Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Feds Suspect US Unemployment Systems Attacked by Fraudsters, Leading to Losses in the Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

According to federal authorities in the US, a group of international cybercriminals has been reportedly attacking the US unemployment systems, funneling millions of dollars in payments that were intended to support the detrimental effects the coronavirus pandemic had on the economy. With the number of infections in the US growing at an appalling rate, so far 1.5 million American citizens have been infected, with over 90,000 related deaths. The unemployment crisis in the country has surpassed the rate since the Great Depression, as the official US unemployment rate is at its highest in recorded history, at an alarming 14.7 percent. The New York Times obtained a memo from the US Secret Service, indicating that the fraud scheme was coming from a “well-organized Nigerian fraud ring,” and could result in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in the American financial system.

Wyoming State Says Cryptocurrency Represents Property, Allows Insurers to Include Digital Assets in Investment Portfolios

Wyoming State Says Cryptocurrency Represents Property, Allows Insurers to Include Digital Assets in Investment Portfolios

The US. state of Wyoming has enacted new legislation to allow insurance firms to invest in digital assets like cryptocurrencies. The new law intends to come into effect on 1st July.

El Salvador is Opening a Bitcoin Embassy in the United States

El Salvador is Opening a Bitcoin Embassy in the United States

El Salvador, the first nation to legalize Bitcoin, is opening a Texas Bitcoin Embassy to promote BTC.

Trump Administration Agrees to $1.8T Stimulus

Trump Administration Agrees to $1.8T Stimulus

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin proposed more than $1.8 trillion on Friday after nearly four months of talks between parties.

South Korea and U.S. Set for High-Level Crypto Regulatory Talks in January

South Korea and U.S. Set for High-Level Crypto Regulatory Talks in January

South Korea's FSS Chief, Lee Bok-hyun, is set to meet with SEC Chair Gary Gensler in January to discuss cryptocurrency market regulation in light of global market changes.

Ex-SEC Chair Jay Clayton Says He's a "Huge Believer" in Crypto

Ex-SEC Chair Jay Clayton Says He's a "Huge Believer" in Crypto

Ex-Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton expressed his trust in the nascent digital currency world saying he is a “huge believer” in the technology underpinning the industry.

Mississippi State Senate Passes Bill to Protect Crypto Miners

Mississippi State Senate Passes Bill to Protect Crypto Miners

The Mississippi state senate approved a law to shield the bitcoin mining business from unfair "regulatory hurdles."

Bitcoin Plummets as Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Confirms Inflation Strategy Will Not Change

Bitcoin Plummets as Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Confirms Inflation Strategy Will Not Change

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell has confirmed that the central bank’s monetary strategy regarding inflation will not change.

Grayscale Now Owns 2.4% of BTC Circulating Supply

Grayscale Now Owns 2.4% of BTC Circulating Supply

Over the past week, crypto fund management firm Grayscale Investments increased its assets under management by $180 million in the firm’s Bitcoin Trust.

Telegram Appeals Federal Court Injunction to Stop Gram Distribution

Telegram Appeals Federal Court Injunction to Stop Gram Distribution

Telegram has filed an appeal to yesterday’s ruling by a United Stated federal court in favour of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which has prohibited the issuance of Gram tokens for the time being.

Tezos Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over 2017 $232 Million ICO to the Tune of $25 Million

Tezos Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over 2017 $232 Million ICO to the Tune of $25 Million

Tezos Foundation has settled for $25 million in a class-action lawsuit over its 2017 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which raised $232 million.

Trump Administration May Consider Placing China’s Ant Group on Trade Blacklist

Trump Administration May Consider Placing China’s Ant Group on Trade Blacklist

The US State Department recently submitted a proposal to add Ant Group to a trade blacklist, inhibiting the fintech giant’s business operations within the US.

Brock Pierce Running for President to Bring Blockchain Technology to the Forefront

Brock Pierce Running for President to Bring Blockchain Technology to the Forefront

Speaking at the Unitize conference on July 7, Brock Pierce discussed his motivations for his sudden entrance into the presidential election. Despite being extremely unlikely to win, Pierce believes his campaign will serve as an inspiration to younger voters as well as highlight the benefits of blockchain.

China’s Major State-Run Commercial Banks Test CBDC Digital Wallet

China’s Major State-Run Commercial Banks Test CBDC Digital Wallet

China’s major state-run banks are testing out its central bank digital currency (CBDC) digital wallet application. The Chinese central bank, having said that its CBDC, also known as digital currency electronic payment (DCEP), is “almost ready,” is finally moving a step closer to its official launch nationwide.

State Street: Most Asset Managers are Bullish on Blockchain and Crypto

State Street: Most Asset Managers are Bullish on Blockchain and Crypto

Boston-based asset manager State Street published a report on industry trends in 2020, highlighting the growth of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the financial services industry.

India’s Telangana State Keeps the Ball Rolling with Blockchain-Centered Incubator

India’s Telangana State Keeps the Ball Rolling with Blockchain-Centered Incubator

The administration of Telangana, a Southern Indian State, has announced the setting up of an incubator meant for startups in the blockchain technology field

India’s Telangana State to Stamp Out Fake Academic Certificates via Blockchain

India’s Telangana State to Stamp Out Fake Academic Certificates via Blockchain

Following concerns raised by the US Embassy that some employees and students were applying for visas using fake academic certificates, the Indian state of Telangana has made a broad move of addressing this menace through blockchain technology.

Will Crypto Assets Have a Future in Russia After All? State Duma Passes DFA Bill

Will Crypto Assets Have a Future in Russia After All? State Duma Passes DFA Bill

The State Duma of Russia passed a law regarding digital financial assets (DFA) in the financial bill’s third reading, which determined the fate of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Binance Accused by Chinese State Media of Operating Cryptocurrency Exchange in China

Binance Accused by Chinese State Media of Operating Cryptocurrency Exchange in China

Chinese state media has reported that Binance is still supporting local users trading cryptocurrency, despite China banning all exchanges in 2017.

Malaysian Crypto Miners Caught Stealing $59,700 of Electricity from State on Monthly Basis

Malaysian Crypto Miners Caught Stealing $59,700 of Electricity from State on Monthly Basis

Malaysian police recently arrested five cryptocurrency mining operators that were caught stealing electricity from a state-owned power company, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB).

Trump Administration Wants Clean 5G Networks Free of China State Actors

Trump Administration Wants Clean 5G Networks Free of China State Actors

Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State for the Trump administration has announced the expansion of the Clean Network program, outlining five new lines of defense to protect America’s critical telecommunications and technology infrastructure from untrusted Chinese state-owned enterprises like Huawei and ZTE.

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