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Robinhood CEO Says Waitlist for Firm’s New Crypto Wallet Reached 1 Million Customers

Robinhood CEO Says Waitlist for Firm’s New Crypto Wallet Reached 1 Million Customers

On Thursday, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev spoke at a conference called the Disruptor 50 Summit and the executive explained that the waitlist for the company’s recently announced crypto wallet has 1 million sign-ups so far. “We’re very proud of our cryptocurrency platform and giving people more utility with the coins they have,” Tenev said during […]

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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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Competition and Hype Drive Young Crypto Investors, UK Watchdog Finds

Competition and Hype Drive Young Crypto Investors, UK Watchdog Finds

A sizable majority of young investors seeking high-risk opportunities are motivated by competition and hype, a new survey has indicated. They often turn to cryptocurrency and forex products, according to the poll conducted by the U.K.’s financial regulator. FCA Launches ‘Investsmart’ Campaign Targeting Risk Prone Investors The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has carried out […]

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Real Estate Platform Pacaso Accepts Crypto Assets for Payments, CEO Says ‘Mass Crypto Adoption Well Underway’

Real Estate Platform Pacaso Accepts Crypto Assets for Payments, CEO Says ‘Mass Crypto Adoption Well Underway’

On October 20, the day bitcoin smashed a new all-time price high, the real estate platform Pacaso announced it will be accepting cryptocurrencies via Bitpay. The CEO of the real estate firm that helps people buy and co-own a second home, Austin Allison, says the firm has seen increased crypto adoption “across the real estate […]

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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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Breaking: Australian Parliamentary Committee Sets Guidelines to Give Crypto Industry a Big Push

Australia’s parliamentary committee on crypto-assets aims to bring concrete regulatory and policy changes to give a major push to the crypto industry in the country. The committee believes Australia needs a robust policy and regulatory changes to help it compete against the global leaders. The said committee released a draft report on 20th October outlining […]

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Multicoin Capital to raise $250 million for third crypto-focused venture fund

Multicoin Capital to raise $250 million for third crypto-focused venture fund

Crypto-focused hedge fund Multicoin Capital plans to raise $250 million for a third venture fund aimed at crypto startups, The Information reported after reviewing the company’s fundraising materials.  Austin, Texas-based Multicoin had already raised $100 million for a second fund in May, and plans to finish fundraising by the end of 2021. It joins other […]

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Iran to Pilot ‘National Cryptocurrency,’ Amend Central Bank Law

Iran to Pilot ‘National Cryptocurrency,’ Amend Central Bank Law

The central bank of Iran is gearing up to begin the pilot phase of its digital currency project in the near future, its new head announced to representatives of local media. The monetary authority is also preparing to move forward with a plan to reform the legislation that governs its own activities. Iran Preps Pilot […]

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Russia, Belarus Move to Introduce Special Electricity Tariffs for Crypto Miners

Russia, Belarus Move to Introduce Special Electricity Tariffs for Crypto Miners

Authorities in Belarus and the Russian Federation are taking steps to separate cryptocurrency miners from other groups of power users and deny them access to subsidized energy. This could lead to the adoption of differentiated electricity rates for businesses involved in digital coin minting activities. Cryptocurrency Miners in Russia and Belarus May Face Higher Energy […]

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