Tagged: digital currency

Digital Assets Report: Stablecoins Most Frequently Traded, Bitcoin Serving as Long-Term Investment, Ethereum as DeFi Builder

Cryptocurrency adoption has grown considerably during the past year, however, many people still may not yet fully understand how diverse this space really is as an “asset class,” according to a new report from Chainalysis. The team at Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, notes… Read More

CBDCs: Monetary Authority of Singapore Introduces International Challenge for Developing CBDC Solutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reveals that it has introduced an international challenge for retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions. The Global CBDC Challenge from the MAS will aim to find innovative retail CBDC solutions to improve existing payment processes while promoting greater… Read More

Iran Seizes 7k Crypto Mining Machines in a Major Crackdown

In a major crackdown, the Iranian police have seized 7,000 crypto mining machines blamed for massive power outages in the country, as per its state media. The police  7,000 computer miners were seized in an abandoned factory in the west of the capital city of… Read More

Global Fintech Circle to Offer Competitive New Yield Product, Developed on Major Stablecoin USDC

Global Fintech Circle is now providing what it claims to be a “market-leading” Yield product developed on major stablecoin USDC. The new product is currently available for certain clients through an Early Access Program, the Circle team confirmed in a recent blog post. As mentioned… Read More

El Salvador Might Make Bitcoin (BTC) Legal Tender, but Transactions with the Crypto are Too Costly and Slow

El Salvador is reportedly looking to become the first nation in the world to adopt Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender. El Salvador’s government might introduce legislation that could potentially make it the first country to adopt BTC as legal tender, along with the US dollar…. Read More

Crypto-Native Bitcoin Water Trust Initiative Launched, with Support from Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk

Global safe drinking water nonprofit, charity: water, revealed on June 4, 2021, that they have introduced a “crypto-native” Bitcoin Water Trust initiative. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the trust will enable charity: water to receive and “hodl” (hold long-term) Bitcoin donations in… Read More

Milestone: Cryptocurrency Mining Company Argo Blockchain Exceeds 1,000 Bitcoin Holding

    Argo Blockchain, a UK-based cryptocurrency miner, announced on Thursday it has exceed 1,000 Bitcoin holdings since its launch. The company also revealed that during May 2021, It mined 166 Bitcoin or Bitcoin Equivalent (together, BTC) compared to 163 BTC in April 2021. This… Read More

Update: Bitcoin Buying Platform BitcoinPoint Surpasses £300,000 Through Crowdcube Round

  BitcoinPoint, a UK-based Bitcoin buying platform, has successfully secured more than £300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which launched last month, quickly surpassed its initial £100,000 and has attracted nearly 940 Crowdcube investors. As previously reported, BitcoinPoint stated that its in-house software… Read More

TradeStation Crypto Unveils New Price Plan With Reductions in Taker Fees of Up to 50% & Additional Maker Fees

TradeStation Crypto, Inc., a subsidiary of TradeStation Group, announced on Tuesday it has introduced its new price plan that will include reductions in taker fees of up 50% and additional maker fees. The company noted it does not charge any fees for crypto custody, deposits,… Read More

Mogo Set to Acquire Additional Shares In Canada-Based Crypto Platform Coinsquare

  Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOGO) (TSX: MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Tuesday it is set to acquire additional 2.0% of the outstanding common shares of cryptocurrency platform, Coinsquare.  The acquisition was announced just a little over a month after Coinsquare… Read More

Crypto Exchange Xcoins Receives Class 3 Virtual Financial Asset License From Malta Financial Services Authority

    Xcoins, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, announced on Monday it received its Class 3 Virtual Financial Asset (VFA) License issued by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The company claims it was one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges to receive these permissions from MFSA…. Read More

Wirex Teams Up with Terra Virtual For New Exclusive “Non-Fungible Token” Giveaway

Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Monday it has teamed up with digital collectible platform Terra Virtua for exclusive non-fungible tokens (NFTs) giveaway. Wirex reported it will give away 500 exclusive Terra Virtua vFlect NFTs, as well as up to $500,000 worth of cryptocurrency in promotions throughout… Read More

CBDCs: Sweden’s Reserve Bank Is Reportedly Working with Commercial Lender to Test Proposed Virtual Currency

Sweden’s reserve bank will reportedly be working cooperatively with commercial lender Handelsbanken in order to test out how the nation’s proposed digital currency, the e-krona,  may handle payments in the real world, the Riksbank revealed on Friday (May 28, 2021). Reserve banks across the globe… Read More

Monero (XMR) and Bitcoin (BTC) Trustless Atomic Swaps Now Live, COMIT Network Reveals

Australia-based COMIT Network, a research and development (R&D) workgroup, recently announced that “trustless” atomic swaps between Monero (XMR) and Bitcoin (BTC) are currently live on Mainnet. According to a release, this allows users to trade XMR for BTC without having to trust a third-party or… Read More

Kraken to Begin Supporting Mina Protocol’s MINA Token Trading on June 1, 2021

Digital asset firm Kraken says it’s pleased to confirm that deposits and withdrawals for Mina (MINA) are “now open” as of Friday (May 28, 2021). Kraken noted in a blog post that trading is scheduled to launch on June 1, 2021 at “approximately 00:00 UTC.”… Read More

Digital Currency Project Decred Announces Initial Integration of its Decentralized Exchange into Decrediton Wallet

Decred (DCR), a digital currency that focuses on and prioritizes security and scalability, has announced (on May 27, 2021) the initial integration of its decentralized exchange, DCRDEX, into its Decrediton wallet. DCRDEX, which was first available via the command line interface (CLI), has managed  to… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mojaloop Foundation to Support the Financially Underserved with Digital Currency Settlement Systems

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Mojaloop Foundation revealed on Wednesday (May 26, 2021) that MAS will be joining the Mojaloop Foundation as a Sponsor-level member in order to collaborate on offering the underserved access to “affordable” financial services via digital currency based settlement… Read More

Flexa Announces “Pay With Flex” Option For Instant Online Bitcoin & Digital Currencies Acceptance

    Flexa, a global network uniting retail and blockchain technologies, announced on Wednesday its digital currency acceptance offering to include a suite of eCommerce plug-ins that enable merchants to accept digital currencies via their online retail channels instantly and with guaranteed zero fraud. Flexa… Read More

BlockFi News: No Annual Fee & Updated Benefits for the BlockFi Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card

  Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Wednesday it has updated benefits and changes to the BlockFi Rewards Visa® Signature Credit Card, which pays cardholders 1.5% back in Bitcoin on every purchase they make anywhere Visa is accepted. BlockFi revealed it decided to eliminate the annual fee… Read More

Wirex Announces Listing of DeFi Coins AAVE, LINK, MKR, UNI, & YFI

  Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Wednesday it has listed five new DeFi coins, which are AAVE, LINK, MKR, UNI, and YFI. According to Wirex, the addition of the coins will build on the 9 cryptos and 9 traditional currencies that the platform currently offers. … Read More

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