Tagged: virtual currency

DBS Introduces Crypto Trading Function for Accredited Wealth Clients

DBS (SGX:D05) recently announced that it has rolled out self-directed crypto trading via DBS digibank, enabling wealth clients who are accredited investors “to trade cryptocurrencies on DDEx at their convenience.” This latest move “provides more seamless and hassle-free access to DDEx, one of the world’s… Read More

CBDCs: Iran Begins Pilot Launch of Crypto-Rial

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said this past Wednesday that it will “begin the pilot launch of crypto-rial as the bank’s digital currency as of Thursday.” The CBI has said that “the aim of designing the crypto-rial is to turn banknotes into a programmable… Read More

Crypto Processing Platform Calypso Pay Now Supports Subscriptions, Recurring Payments

Calypso Pay, an all-in-one crypto processing & acquiring platform, implemented support for recurring payments and subscriptions in crypto. Now Calypso Pay customers can “integrate subscription payment widgets on their website.” Zuora’s Subscription Economy Index report reveals that “the subscription economy grew by more than 435%… Read More

Global Crypto Adoption has Leveled Off in Past Year after Growing Steadily Since 2019: Report

Chainalysis has shared their 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index Report. For the third consecutive year, Chainalysis ranked all countries “by grassroots cryptocurrency adoption. While commenting on what is grassroots adoption of cryptocurrency, Chainalysis explained that they could easily rank countries by “raw” cryptocurrency transaction volume,… Read More

Bank of Russia Launches Digital Ruble Testing, Completes First Transfers between Individuals

The Bank of Russia and market participants “launched the testing of the digital ruble platform and successfully completed the first digital ruble transfers between individuals.” The creation of a prototype of the digital ruble platform was “finished in December 2021.” Twelve banks announced their readiness… Read More

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Other Crypto-Asset Prices Decline Significantly: Report

After July’s green candles, August 2022 resumed a downward trend for crypto-assets across the board, the team at Kraken noted in a new report. Bitcoin, Ethereum and the rest of the crypto market “saw negative returns for the month.” Prices of BTC (-14%) and ETH… Read More

BitPay Introduces Cash Back Rewards for Clients via Cardlytics Partnership

BitPay, which claims to be the world’s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, added a reward program to its BitPay Prepaid Card. Cardlytics (NASDAQ: CDLX), a cash-back rewards platform, is “managing the rewards where the BitPay cardholder automatically receives up to 15 percent… Read More

Australia: Reserve Bank, Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre to Explore CBDC Use-Cases

The Reserve Bank of Australia is collaborating with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC) on a research project “to explore use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Australia.” Considerable research has been “undertaken by central banks, including the Reserve Bank, into… Read More

Crypto Market Report: ETH Surged 57.1% MoM while BTC Rose 16.9% in Same Period

The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry faced headwinds in recent months as May’s collapse of the Terra ecosystem took its toll on many other market participants. In June and July of this year, major crypto lending platforms (including Celsius, BlockFi, Voyager and Vauld) took drastic measures… Read More

Security Firm SlowMist Shares Detailed Solana Hack Analysis

On August 3, 2022, a large-scale incident of currency theft occurred on Solana, and a large number of users “transferred SOL and SPL tokens without their knowledge,” the SlowMist team noted in their analysis of the incident. The SlowMist security team “tracked and analyzed this… Read More

Digital Asset Platform MEXC Global Introduces MX/USDT Perpetual Trading

MEXC Global, a digital asset and cryptocurrency trading platform based in Estonia, has introduced the MX/USDT perpetual trading pair and supports 1-20x buying power “for long and short two-way trades, and this will significantly contribute to expansion of MX Futures and bring the MEXC ecosystem… Read More

Binance.US to Delist AMP Token, After SEC Says It’s a Security

Binance.US supports “responsible” regulation of digital assets by state and federal officials and is “committed to transparency and consumer education,” explains the world’s largest crypto exchange. The statement arrived as the entire industry reviewed claims by the SEC that Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) had listed digital asset… Read More

Scammers Are Exploiting Crypto Owners in Liquidity Mining Scam: Report

The FBI recently issued a Public Service Announcement to “warn American citizens about a cryptocurrency scam using an investment strategy called Liquidity Mining in which scammers exploit owners of cryptocurrency, typically Tether (USDT) and/or Ethereum (ETH).” The scammer “builds a professional or personal relationship with… Read More

India’s Unocoin Teams Up With CleverTap to Offer Omnichannel Customer Experiences

CleverTap, which claims to be the modern, “integrated” retention cloud, announced it has partnered with Unocoin, India’s first crypto exchange, in order “to optimize, accelerate their user engagement, and provide a seamless omnichannel customer experience.” Through this collaboration, and by integrating CleverTap’s solution into its… Read More

Fintech Plaid Expands Network to Include Digital Asset Exchanges

An increasing number of people – 16% of US adults – are using cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, “through digital asset exchanges for investments, value exchange, asset tokenization, and more,” according to an update from Fintech Plaid. With crypto becoming mainstream, Plaid has “seen… Read More

Digital Assets: Optimism (OP) Is Now Available for Trading via Okcoin

Optimism’s native token, OP, is now available on Okcoin. Customers can now deposit, withdraw, and trade OP tokens via Okcoin. As noted in the update, all Okcoin customers “except for residents of the EU, the UK, Singapore, and Brunei” may trade OP tokens. As confirmed… Read More

Nordic Digital Asset Exchange NBX Teams Up with Enfuce to Introduce Cashback Payment Cards

Via Enfuce’s “turnkey” service, NBX can offer credit and debit cards “with loyalty-boosting crypto rewards.” NBX, which claims to be the “leading” Nordic crypto exchange, has selected Enfuce, one of Europe’s major Fintech companies, “as its card service provider.” The partnership allows NBX “to offer… Read More

Cryptocurrency Purchases with Bank Cards Now Supported by MEXC Global

MEXC Global, which claims to be a leading digital asset and cryptocurrency trading platform, reveals that it has taken steps towards improving the process of crypto purchases by offering investors in 180 countries the option of buying cryptocurrencies using Visa or Mastercard. Visa and Mastercard… Read More

TS Imagine Connects to Coinbase Prime

TS Imagine, which claims to be a global leader in trading, portfolio and risk management solutions for capital markets, has successfully connected with Coinbase Prime, the prime broker for digital assets, in order “to offer institutional clients a fully regulated path to trade cryptocurrencies.” TS… Read More

GameStop Now Offers Fiat to Ethereum On-Ramping with Ramp Integration

Ramp, the payments company making crypto accessible to everyone, recently announced its integration with the GameStop Wallet. The Ramp integration “allows GameStop Wallet users to purchase Ethereum quickly and without needing to leave the Company’s self-custodial Ethereum wallets.” Ramp enables enterprises “to deploy fiat to… Read More

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