Author: Arijit Sarkar

Belgian financial regulator FSMA to regulate crypto exchange services

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A new rule imposed by Belgium’s financial regulatory agency, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), will now require crypto exchanges and custodial wallet services in the region to register within a sharp deadline. Starting tomorrow, May 1, legal individuals Read More

Singaporean investors’ appetite for crypto is key to mainstream adoption — Survey

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As Singapore continues to play an active role in boosting crypto adoption across the Asia-Pacific region, the country’s first licensed crypto exchange Independent Reserve conducted a retail-focused survey to better understand the underlying potential of the regulated market. Independent Reserve’s Read More

Bitcoin network difficulty reaches all-time high as miners pursue 2M BTC

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Just when the Bitcoin (BTC) miners helped release the 19th millionth BTC in circulation on Friday, the BTC network’s mining difficulty reciprocated by reaching an all-time high of 28.587 trillion.  Bitcoin’s network difficulty correlates to the computational power required to Read More

US Congress agency recommends 4 key policy options for blockchain

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Per the request of the United States Congress, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), laid out four policy options to help policymakers implement blockchain technologies while enhancing benefits and mitigating challenges. The technology assessment shared by the GAO acknowledged the Read More

Coinbase to track off-platform crypto transfers in Canada, Singapore, Japan

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Citing compliance with local jurisdictions, crypto exchange Coinbase announced to soon collect additional information from users based in Canada, Singapore and Japan.  Effective from April 1, Coinbase users from Canada, Singapore and Japan will be required to provide additional information Read More

Crypto startup employee quits after realizing telltale signs of failure

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The startup ecosystem has historically played a vital role in shaping the crypto community into an almost $2 trillion industry. However, numerous players bank on this notion to consistently overpromise and underdeliver the big WAGMI dream. Back in December 2021, Read More

Bitcoin well positioned to help governments create cheaper CBDCs: Deloitte

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A new study from financial services giant Deloitte highlighted the potential of Bitcoin (BTC) as a base to create a cheaper, faster and more secure ecosystem for electronic fiat currency or central bank digital currency (CBDC). Deloitte’s analysis, titled State-Sponsored Read More

FTX joins other crypto goliaths to promote autonomy over sensitive information

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Centre, an open-source technology project developed by Coinbase and Circle, has onboarded crypto exchange FTX and Alkemi Network as its latest partners to collaborate on Verite. Verite is a set of shared decentralized identity protocols — developed by Centre — Read More

Bitcoin ATM installations slow down in early 2022, making a first in history

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Over the last six months, Bitcoin (BTC) recorded numerous milestones — El Salvador’s mainstream adoption, a new all-time high of $69,000 and a stronger-than-ever network hash rate. However, for the first time in history, global Bitcoin ATM installations in the Read More

DOJ indicts BitConnect’s Indian founder for $2.4B crypto Ponzi scheme

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The founder of the infamous crypto exchange BitConnect, Satish Kumbhani, has been charged for allegedly misleading investors globally and defrauding them of $2.4 billion in the process. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), a San Diego-based federal grand jury Read More

Coinbase Wallet extends support to Ledger hardware wallet

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Coinbase Wallet, an in-house wallet service offered by prominent crypto exchange Coinbase, has rolled out browser extension support for Ledger hardware wallets. The Coinbase Wallet extension, available in the Chrome Web Store, is a noncustodial wallet that allows users to Read More

Japan Exchange Group alerts against imposter crypto trading platforms

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Japan Exchange Group (JPX), the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Exchange owner, warned the public against companies that are misleading Japanese investors by selling crypto assets under the JPX brand.  JPX issued the alert after receiving reports about an ongoing Read More

BTC helps our effort to unseat a 20+ year incumbent: Aarika Rhodes on Bitcoin Day

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Aarika Rhodes, an elementary school teacher-turned congressional candidate, recently featured in the Bitcoin Day Sacramento 2022 event to discuss the impact of Bitcoin (BTC) in local politics.  Speaking to Cointelegraph, Rhodes highlighted the difficulty for grassroots candidates like herself to Read More