• South Africa Bank Blocks Clients From Buying Crypto on Binance, Exchange Rejects Allegations

    A South African bank, Absa, has reportedly blocked use of its credit cards for users buying cryptocurrencies on international exchanges, according to one media report. The claims come after clients of the financial institution reported receiving a text message informing them of the suspension of online payments made to leading crypto exchange, Binance. Binance’s Alleged […]

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  • Simplex Tie-Up With Kava Brings Fiat Directly to Defi

    As Kava works to expand its multi-asset defi platform’s appeal, the inclusion of Simplex’s fiat-to-crypto processing infrastructure will provide a fresh avenue for users to enter the defi ecosystem with fewer steps and conversions. New On-Ramp to Streamline Defi Accessibility and Participation As decentralized finance (defi) regains its footing following the May decline in total-value-locked […]

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  • Asian Algorithmic Trading Company Amber Group Reaches Unicorn Status

    Amber Group, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency trading company, has attained “unicorn” status. The company managed to raise $100 million in its Series B funding round. With the new influx, the company is now valued at one billion dollars, making it a unicorn. Amber Group’s strategy is said to make them market neutral, allowing customers to […]

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  • Student Coin Terminal Will Let You Easily Create Your Own Token for Free

    The STC Terminal will be launched by the end of July 2021 and will be a major milestone in the wide-scale tokenization of the economy. It will make issuing a token accessible to everyone, including individuals, organizations, corporations, startups and decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. What Is the Student Coin Terminal? Student Coin is a platform […]

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  • Waste Coal-Converting Bitcoin Miner Stronghold Digital Mining Raises $100 Million

    On Tuesday, Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc., an ESG-friendly cryptocurrency miner announced it has raised $105 million in two private equity securities funding rounds. Stronghold’s operations convert waste coal into alternative energy in order to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. ESG-Friendly Crypto Miner Turns Coal Waste to Bitcoin, Operation Raises $100M While many have been focused […]

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  • Rwanda Central Bank Joins CBDC Bandwagon After Announcing Digital Currency Research

    The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) has become the latest African central bank to join the digital currency movement after an employee confirmed the institution is studying the possibilities of issuing its own digital currency. CBDC Implications on Financial Stability According to the employee, John Karamuka, this study will be looking at economic, financial, and […]

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  • Bank of France, Swiss Crypto Bank Test Securities Settlement Using CBDC

    The Bank of France has successfully completed an experiment involving the use of CBDC to settle listed securities. The test has been carried out with the help of an alliance of partners led by SEBA Bank, a digital asset banking provider based in the Swiss crypto valley. Central Bank and Crypto Company Conduct Successful CBDC […]

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  • New Bank of America Report Says Digital Currencies ‘Could Boost Economic Growth’ in Developing Countries

    A new Bank of America (BOA) research study has found that both central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and private digital currencies hold “a lot of potential” for increasing financial inclusion in developing countries. In the report, the bank also argues that such “digital currencies could reduce transaction costs and allow more economic activities in emerging […]

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  • Vaneck Files Prospectus With US Regulator to Launch a Bitcoin Mutual Fund

    On June 21, the wealth manager Vaneck filed a prospectus to launch what it calls a Bitcoin Strategy Fund. The prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) explains the fund will procure bitcoin exchange-traded products and futures. Vaneck’s Fund Will Invest in Bitcoin Futures and Pooled Investments Tied to the Leading Crypto […]

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  • Salvadoran Representative Introduces Lawsuit Against the Bitcoin Tender Law for Being Unconstitutional

    Jaime Guevara, a Salvadoran representative, presented a lawsuit against the recently approved bitcoin tender law today. Guevara alleges the law is unconstitutional and brings a series of changes that will cause problems for Salvadorans. Some people suspect Bukele’s regime is behind the representative’s demand due to its inability to applying this novel law. Salvadoran Representative […]

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