Author: Turner Wright

US lawmaker urges congressional action on crypto as government avoids shutdown

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Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, one of the ranking members of the Senate Banking Committee, has suggested Congress step in with legislation should the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) be unable to provide sufficient guidance on cryptocurrencies. In a Friday announcement Read More

The Taliban will never understand crypto, according to founder of LEARN Afghanistan

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Pashtana Durrani, the founder of an organization working to make education available to women and girls across Afghanistan as the country remains under Taliban rule, said the Islamic fundamentalist group has poor financial literacy, especially when it comes to crypto. Read More

Coinbase acquires crypto wallet provider BRD’s team as utility token price surges 500%

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Crypto wallet provider BRD said “nothing will change” for users following an acquisition from major U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase. In a Wednesday letter to BRD users, CEO Adam Traidman and co-founder Aaron Voisine said some of the company’s team members Read More

Fed conducted ‘policy sprints’ around crypto assets to address regulatory clarity

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The United States Federal Reserve is planning to address ambiguities that they feel are plaguing digital asset regulation in the country following rapid analyses between government agencies. In a Nov. 23 announcement, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Read More

NYDIG partners with Houston Rockets basketball franchise, plans to pay team in BTC

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The New York Digital Investment Group will be paying the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets franchise in Bitcoin as part of a partnership aimed at promoting crypto education and adoption. In a Nov. 16 announcement, the Houston Rockets said the Read More

Wealth flex? Coinbase now allows users to share their crypto allocations

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Any of U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase’s roughly 68 million verified users can now more easily make information on their portfolio public. According to a Nov. 12 Coinbase blog, senior product manager Rishav Mukherji said the crypto exchange’s app now includes Read More

SEC rejects VanEck’s spot Bitcoin ETF as BTC price falls below $63K

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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has officially disapproved asset manager VanEck’s spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund months after the firm submitted its application. According to a Friday filing, the SEC rejected a proposed rule change from the Read More

Twitter Crypto: The dedicated team aimed at exploring DApps and more

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Social media giant Twitter is expanding further into the crypto space by setting up a team to look into decentralized applications, cryptocurrencies and blockchain. According to a Wednesday tweet, Interchain Foundation council member Tess Rinearson will be leading a team Read More

Amazon job posting hints company’s Web Services are preparing to adopt crypto

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Major online retailer Amazon’s IT service management company may be considering driving adoption in the digital asset space among its customers. According to a Saturday job posting, Amazon Web Services’ New York office is hiring a Financial Services Specialist who Read More

Chainalysis will add Bitcoin to its balance sheet as price surges

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Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis plans to purchase an undisclosed amount of Bitcoin for the firm’s balance sheet through New York Digital Investment Group’s brokerage services. In a Tuesday blog post, Chainalysis said it will expand its partnership with the New Read More

ProShares Bitcoin-linked ETF launches on NYSE as BTC price rises above $63K

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The first Bitcoin (BTC) futures-linked exchange-traded fund in the United States began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, opening at a price of $40 per share. According to the New York Stock Exchange, ProShares’ Bitcoin Strategy ETF, the first exchange-traded Read More