Tagged: digital currencies

Digital Money, Carefully Managed, Can Potentially Aid Growth and Equality in Developing Areas – Report

Digital money, when carefully managed, can potentially aid Pacific Island growth and equality, according to an update shared by the IMF. A cautious step-by-step approach would help the region “explore new technologies effectively to deliver economic and social gains while managing risks,” the International Monetary… Read More

Crypto Payments: Compass Coffee to Accept Stablecoins via Coinbase Partnership

Compass Coffee, a Washington, D.C.-based coffee chain, has announced a partnership with Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), a US-based cryptocurrency exchange with global operations. This collaboration allows customers to pay for coffee purchases using crypto, specifically stablecoins like USDC. Compass Coffee, an established business with a presence across… Read More

CBDCs: Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Introduces Phase 2 of e -HKD Pilot

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has recently introduced Phase 2 of the e-HKD Pilot Program. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) confirmed the launch of Phase 2 of the e-HKD Pilot Program, with a view to further “exploring innovative use cases for an e-HKD… Read More

BRICS to Create Own Payment Platform Using Blockchain Technology – Kremlin

The Kremlin has announced plans to create an independent payment system within the BRICS group of nations, employing blockchain and digital currencies. Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov, in a detailed interview with Russian news agency TASS, highlighted the initiative aimed at developing a financial infrastructure that… Read More

Coinbase to Support Asset Recovery on BNB Smart Chain, Polygon

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) says that customers may at some point mistakenly send unsupported tokens to their Coinbase address on an unsupported chain. One example of this is BNB Smart Chain (formerly known as Binance Smart Chain) – which is currently “not supported by Coinbase and as… Read More

Bitso, a Crypto-focused Financial Services Provider in LatAm, Integrates Solution to Enhance Ethereum Transactions

Bitso—the crypto-powered financial services company in Latin America—announced that it has integrated a third Layer 2 solution that will facilitate fast and efficient transactions with Ethereum thanks to the incorporation of the Optimism network. Optimism is a Layer 2 or “Layer 2” blockchain that works… Read More

Digital Asset Owners Increased by 34% in 2023, Rising from 432M to 580M – Report Claims

Crypto.com released its annual Crypto Market Sizing Report, showing that global cryptocurrency owners increased by 34% in 2023 – “rising from 432 million in January 2023 to 580 million in December 2023.” Similar to the previous year, this notable growth “continued despite several macro headwinds,… Read More

Spot Bitcoin ETF Approvals Signifies a Significant Step Towards Institutionalization of Cryptocurrencies According to Alchemy Pay

Alchemy Pay, a payment gateway that connects crypto with traditional fiat currencies for businesses, developers, and end users, notes that the approval of the Bitcoin Spot ETF signifies a significant step “towards the enhanced institutionalization of cryptocurrencies, paving the way for bitcoin to reach a… Read More

Valmar Capital Comments on Significant Digital Assets and Blockchain Industry Developments to Anticipate in 2024

Valmar Capital,  a digital assets multi-manager multi-strategy platform that brings together a broad array of crypto-strategies and emerging talent, has taken a look ahead to comment on key anticipated developments to watch in 2024. Valmar Capital, which says its approach is backed by institutional-grade infrastructure,… Read More

Bankrupt Crypto Lending Platform Celsius Files Intent to Claw-Back Several Completed Withrawal Requests

Bankrupt crypto lending platform Celsius recently filed its intent to claw back a number of pre-bankruptcy withdrawal requests. The struggling cryptocurrency lender formally submitted an intent to claw back certain funds from clients that withdrew $100,000 or more during the 3 months prior to Celsius… Read More

Crypto.com Signs MoU with Charities in Singapore to Enable Donations in Digital Assets

Crypto.com, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 80 million customers worldwide and says it is the supporter of regulatory compliance, security and privacy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with six major charities in Singapore in order “to help facilitate the acceptance of… Read More

Nearly Half of Binance Users Depend on Digital Assets to Earn “Extra Income” – Survey

Binance recently revealed that it administered “a survey to better understand their users’ motivations and reasons for using digital assets.” Drawing on a sample of over 1,000 respondents, the Binance survey found “that nearly half (45%) listed earning extra income as their primary use for… Read More

Fintech Ripple Added to Central Bank of Ireland’s Virtual Asset Service Providers Register

Ripple, the enabler of enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced that the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has added its Irish subsidiary Ripple Markets Ireland Limited to its list of registered Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). The decision will support Ripple’s business since, “as a… Read More

Regtech SlowMist Partners with zkMe, an Advancement in Commitment to Blockchain Compliance and Privacy

SlowMist are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with zkMe, a “significant” advancement in their commitment to blockchain compliance and privacy. As a key entity in on-chain analytics, MistTrack’s role in “detecting and preventing cryptocurrency money laundering is vital.” Their platform offers comprehensive tools “including… Read More

Financial Crime Report Reveals Bitcoin (BTC) Network’s Growing Role in Laundering of Stolen Crypto

The laundering of “ill-gotten” cryptocurrency exerts a multifaceted impact on global financial and security landscapes, “presenting challenges for businesses, governments, and individuals alike,” according to an update from CertiK. CertiK notes in a blog post that for businesses, particularly those operating within the fintech and… Read More

Massive Ledger Security Event Impacted Numerous Crypto Apps, Industry Professional Provides Guidance for Securing Assets in Self-Custody

Jameson Lopp, co-founder and CTO at Casa, has shared key insights after the widely reported Ledger hack / security breach that appears to be impacting a large number of DeFi platforms and dApps, with some unconfirmed reports indicating major losses of crypto funds. Lopp, who… Read More

Stablecoin Adoption: BaFin Regulated AllUnity to Enable Adoption of Digital Assets and Tokenization

Galaxy (TSX: GLXY) has announced the intended formation of AllUnity, as part of a new partnership between DWS, Flow Traders and Galaxy, whose mission is to enhance the on-chain economy by issuing a fully collateralized EUR-denominated stablecoin. AllUnity will be regulated “by BaFin, Germany‘s financial… Read More

FASB Releases Accounting Standards Update to Improve Accounting for and Disclosure of Crypto-Assets

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) intended to improve the accounting for and disclosure of certain crypto assets. FASB Chair Richard R. Jones said: “The new standard responds to feedback from stakeholders of all backgrounds who indicated that improving… Read More

Institutional Investors See Crypto as “Safe Haven” Strategy for Hedging Against Traditional Markets – Survey

Sygnum launches its inaugural institutional investor crypto survey report, Future Finance 23. The purpose of the research is “to accurately measure institutional crypto adoption, track trends over time, and profile the needs and challenges of future institutional crypto market entrants.” Key themes include: 40% of… Read More

Worldcoin Projects to Be Supported by Community Grants Program

World Assets, Ltd., (Worldcoin) a wholly owned subsidiary of Worldcoin Foundation and issuer of “WLD”, announced the launch of the Worldcoin Community Grants Program that will be supported by the Worldcoin Foundation in “accordance with its aims and objects, in order to support, grow and… Read More

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