Category: crypto assets

Australia Needs Regulations to Facilitate Crypto Business, Senate Committee Reports

Australia Needs Regulations to Facilitate Crypto Business, Senate Committee Reports

A Senate committee in Australia has made a number of proposals to address the lack of proper regulations for the cryptocurrency space. The lawmakers believe the country needs new rules for its fintech and digital asset industries to be able to compete with jurisdictions that are already attracting some of its own crypto firms. Senate […]

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Russia Considers Partially Replacing Dollar Reserves With Digital Assets in Future

Russia Considers Partially Replacing Dollar Reserves With Digital Assets in Future

Amid ongoing sanctions, the government of Russia has been working to limit the country’s dependence on the U.S. dollar. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs now says it’s possible to partially replace the greenback in currency reserves and trade settlements with other currencies and even digital assets in the future. Foreign Ministry Official Sees Russia Acquiring […]

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Valve Bans Games Built on Blockchain, NFTs, and Cryptocurrencies From Steam Gaming Platform

Valve Bans Games Built on Blockchain, NFTs, and Cryptocurrencies From Steam Gaming Platform

This past week, Valve, the parent company of the video game digital distribution service Steam updated its distribution onboarding guidelines. According to the newly updated rules, the company is banning any “applications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs.” Newly Updated Onboarding Guidelines for Steam Says ‘You Shouldn’t Publish’ […]

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CFTC Fines Stablecoin Issuer Tether and Crypto Exchange Bitfinex $42.5 Million

CFTC Fines Stablecoin Issuer Tether and Crypto Exchange Bitfinex $42.5 Million

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it had ordered the company Tether Holdings Limited and Ifinex Inc., the parent company of Bitfinex, to pay fines totaling $42.5 million. The CFTC accuses Tether of “making untrue or misleading statements and omissions of material fact in connection with the […]

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Coingecko Publishes Q3 Crypto Report — BTC Outperformed Every Major Asset Class, Altcoins Decouple

Coingecko Publishes Q3 Crypto Report — BTC Outperformed Every Major Asset Class, Altcoins Decouple

On Thursday, the crypto asset aggregation portal Coingecko published the firm’s 2021 third-quarter report which shows a number of different findings. According to the study, for the most part, the crypto economy recovered from the market downturn in May as the top 30 market caps grew by 31% in Q3. The report shows that altcoins […]

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Bank of England: Crypto Assets Pose ‘Limited’ Risks to Stability of UK Financial System

Bank of England: Crypto Assets Pose ‘Limited’ Risks to Stability of UK Financial System

The Bank of England says that crypto assets pose “limited” direct risks to the stability of the country’s financial system. “Cryptoasset and associated markets and services continue to grow and to develop rapidly. Such assets are becoming increasingly integrated into the financial system,” the U.K.’s central bank described. Crypto Poses Limited Risks to UK’s Financial […]

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How Henry Ford Envisaged Bitcoin 100 Years Ago — A Unique ‘Energy Currency’ That Could ‘Stop Wars’

How Henry Ford Envisaged Bitcoin 100 Years Ago — A Unique ‘Energy Currency’ That Could ‘Stop Wars’

55 days from now will be the hundred-year anniversary of when the American industrialist and business magnate Henry Ford talked about a unique “energy currency” that could “stop wars.” The well known founder of the Ford Motor Company suggested that a currency could be backed by energy in kilowatt-hours (kWh) in a similar fashion to […]

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Russian Parliament to Consider Restrictions for Non-Qualified Crypto Investors

Russian Parliament to Consider Restrictions for Non-Qualified Crypto Investors

Cryptocurrency can be quite complicated for some and lawmakers in Russia think they need to contemplate restrictions for private investors. According to a high-ranking representative of the legislature, the Russian parliament needs to provide them with “maximum protection” against the risks. Members of Russian Parliament to Seek Protection for Citizens Investing in Cryptocurrency Deputies in […]

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Meme Crypto Shiba Inu Skyrockets — SHIB Climbs 230% in a Week, Whale Buys 6 Trillion Tokens

Meme Crypto Shiba Inu Skyrockets — SHIB Climbs 230% in a Week, Whale Buys 6 Trillion Tokens

The cryptocurrency shiba inu has managed to capture the 18th position in terms of crypto market valuations. The token has gained 230% during the last seven days and year-to-date, SHIB has gained a whopping 24,177,682%. SHIB’s Value Swells After Whale Buys $43 Million Worth of Tokens The popular meme-based crypto-asset shiba inu (SHIB) has seen […]

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IMF Head Says Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Reliable, Hard to Think of Bitcoin as Money

IMF Head Says Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Reliable, Hard to Think of Bitcoin as Money

Digital currencies backed by central banks are the most reliable form of digital money, according to IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva. At the same time, to think of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as money is difficult, believes the chief executive of the international financial institution. IMF Chief Georgieva Marks Top Issues for Policymakers Exploring CBDCs […]

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