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Voyager Digital Buys European Crypto Exchange Focused on Institutional Investors

Voyager Digital Buys European Crypto Exchange Focused on Institutional InvestorsCrypto-asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd is buying LGO Markets, a French cryptocurrency exchange focused on corporate investors. The two firms will merge under one brand, Voyager, and their two separate native tokens, VGX and LGO, will also merge. The deal grants Voyager, a Canadian Securities Exchange-listed (CSE) firm, access to the European retail market through […]

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Mastermind of Alleged Billion Dollar Spanish Pyramid Scheme Arrested, Faces 16 Year Prison Sentence

Mastermind of Alleged Billion Dollar Spanish Pyramid Scheme Arrested, Faces 16 Year Prison SentenceThe CEO of Arbistar the Spanish investment company, Santiago Fuentes, has been arrested and arraigned on charges of fraud, belonging to a criminal organization and money laundering. Fuentes, who has been in hiding since September, was arrested at one of his properties in the south of Tenerife. The Arbistar Pyramid Scheme Fuentes’ arrest stems from […]

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Bitcoin Businesses on the Mend: Report Shows 57% of Crypto Execs Expect the Industry to Accelerate, Companies Are Hiring

Bitcoin Businesses on the Mend: Report Shows 57% of Crypto Execs Expect Industry to Accelerate, Companies Are HiringDigital Currency Group (DCG) recently published the firm’s “State of Crypto 2020” report which polls more than 150 portfolio crypto companies. According to the study, 75% of the respondents believe the value of their business has grown this year, while 50% of the startups have seen outperforming start-of-year projections. The state of the cryptocurrency industry […]

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Grayscale Adds $300 Million in Cryptocurrency Assets Under Management in Just 24 Hours

Grayscale Investments said Thursday that it added $300 million in net assets under management (AUM) in just the last 24 hours. The firm now has a record $7.3 billion in total AUM, according to a tweet by Barry Silbert, chief executive officer of the Digital Currency Group, Grayscale’s parent company. The biggest daily increases were […]

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Russian Public Officials Must Now Declare Their Crypto Holdings as Income

Russian Public Officials Must Now Declare Their Crypto Holdings as IncomePublic officials in Russia will now be required to declare all the crypto assets they hold as income. The measures are with effect from Jan. 1, 2021, local media reported. Russia’s prosecutor general Igor Krasnov declared: “Starting next year, civil servants will be required to declare [virtual] currencies on an equal basis with other assets.” […]

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‘Bitcoin’s No Longer Optional’ — What Investors Say About Paypal Launching Crypto Services

'Bitcoin's No Longer Optional' — What Investors Say About Paypal Launching Crypto ServicesPaypal launching cryptocurrency services has given crypto investors much to think about. While many crypto users view the news as extremely bullish, some point out several areas of concern bitcoin investors should be aware of. ‘Every Major Bank Is Having a Meeting About How To Support Bitcoin’ The news of Paypal launching a service that […]

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Goldman Sachs to Settle Massive Corruption Case for $2.8 Billion With US Government

Goldman Sachs to Settle Massive Corruption Case for $2.8 Billion With US GovernmentGoldman Sachs has reportedly agreed to settle with the U.S. government over its role in a corrupt Malaysian government investment fund, which is one of the firm’s worst scandals since the financial crisis. In addition, Goldman Sachs previously agreed to pay the Malaysian government billions of dollars to end a criminal probe. Goldman Sachs’ Billions […]

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World Gold Council Survey Shows Cryptocurrency Investment the 5th Most Popular in Russia

World Gold Council Survey Shows Cryptocurrency Investment the 5th Most Popular in RussiaAccording to a recent research survey, cryptocurrency investment is a touch more popular than gold in Russia. An organization called the World Gold Council surveyed 2,023 investors and cryptocurrency turned out to be the fifth-largest investment next to gold. The World Gold Council (WGC) is considered an authority on the gold industry as the market […]

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Market Update: Bitcoin Nears $13,000, Holds Record-Breaking 87-Day Streak Above $10K

Market Update: Bitcoin Nears $13,000, Holds Record-Breaking 87-Day Streak Above $10KCryptocurrency markets have seen intense gains on Wednesday after the payment processor Paypal announced it would be supporting digital currencies. At the time of publication, the market cap of all 7,000+ digital assets has gained 5.6% hovering above $379 billion during the afternoon trading sessions. Digital currency markets have increased a great deal during the […]

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$10 Billion in BTC Reserves: Companies With Bitcoin Treasuries Command Close to 4% of the Supply

$10 Billion in BTC Reserves: Companies With Bitcoin Treasuries Command Close to 4% of the SupplyThe web portal bitcointreasuries.org now shows close to two dozen firms with a large number of bitcoin reserves. Currently, the aggregate total bitcoin held in reserves by the 23 companies listed is roughly 785,999 BTC worth well over $10 billion dollars. This past August the billion-dollar firm Microstrategy announced it purchased 21,454 BTC for around […]

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Payments Giant Paypal Says Its Customers Can Now Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Payments Giant Paypal Says Its Customers Can Now Buy and Sell BitcoinPayments giant Paypal says its customers can now buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins with the company’s online wallets. The company also says its customers will able to use cryptocurrencies to shop at the 26 million merchants on its network starting in early 2021. A report quotes the company’s President and Chief […]

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Hackers Donate Bitcoin From Ransomware Attacks to Charities

Hackers Donate Bitcoin From Ransomware Attacks to CharitiesA group of hackers has donated some of the bitcoin it extorted via ransomware attacks to charities, claiming that it wants to “make the world a better place.” However, the law says donations from ill-gotten gains must be rejected but charities have no way of returning donated bitcoin to the hackers. Hackers Donate Bitcoin to […]

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Hotel Bitcoin ATMs on the Rise With Addition of Swiss Hotel Dolder Grand

Hotel Bitcoin ATMs on the Rise With Addition of Swiss Hotel Dolder GrandThe number of hotels with a bitcoin ATM on-site is growing in Switzerland. The latest announcement came from The Dolder Grand, a luxury hotel and spa in Zurich, which recently installed a crypto ATM supporting four cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin ATMs Gaining Popularity in Hotels The Dolder Grand announced Monday that a cryptocurrency ATM has been installed […]

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US Financial Watchdog Fines Bitcoin Mixer Service for $60 Million

US Financial Watchdog Fines Bitcoin Mixer Service for $60 MillionLarry Dean Harmon, founder and operator of early bitcoin mixing services Helix and Coin Ninja, is being fined $60 million by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen) for allegedly violating anti-money laundering rules. According to documents published Oct. 19 by Fincen, the fine surrounds the transmission of “at least 356,000 bitcoin transactions through […]

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Macro Investor Dan Tapiero on Crypto Adoption: Emerging Economies Ahead of Developed States

Macro Investor Dan Tapiero Says Crypto Adoption Slow: Emerging Economies Ahead of Developed StatesBitcoin and gold holder Dan Tapiero, says it is still early to talk of widespread crypto adoption as the proportion of users relative to the rest of the population remains low. Tapiero makes the remarks while referring to a study, which places Nigeria at top of the list of countries with the highest number of […]

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Monetary Stability: The IMF and Fed Chair Jerome Powell Discuss Digital Currency Implications

Monetary Stability: The IMF and Fed Chair Jerome Powell Discuss Digital Currency ImplicationsOn Monday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a report on crypto assets like central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and global stablecoins (GSCs). Moreover, the IMF also hosted a virtual panel that discussed digital currencies and cross-border payments with the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The Fed Chair says as far as a U.S.-issued CBDC […]

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Bitcoin Bar ‘Room 77’ Shuts Down

Mission Accomplished: Bitcoin Bar 'Room 77' Shuts DownRoom 77, the German bar and restaurant that claims to be the first retail outfit in the world to accept bitcoin payments, has shut down. Cypherpunk Holdings chief economist Jon Matonis broke the news on Twitter. Bar owner Jorg Platzer later confirmed it on Reddit. “Room 77 is closing for good,” Platzer revealed in a […]

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Rare Batman NFT Digital Art Collection Sells for Record 540 Ether

Rare Batman NFT Digital Art Collection Sells for Record 540 EtherA five-piece collection of Batman digital art has sold for a combined 540.86 ether, or about $202,000, on Makersplace, a record price for non-fungible crypto artwork. The rare artwork is a collection of animations or PNG files of the Dark Knight. It was created by DC comic artist José Delbo and Trevor Jones, a crypto […]

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“Check Out Thorchain (RUNE),” ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Says

The chief executive officer of ShapeShift, Erik Voorhees, is cementing himself as a fan of the DeFi space. Decentralized finance (DeFi) has gained many supporters over recent months, Voorhees being one of them. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin that became one of the first public investors and innovators in the space. Related Reading: […]

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48-Hour Stimulus Deadline: US Lawmakers Race to Approve Second Stimulus Checks Before Election

48-Hour Stimulus Deadline: US Lawmakers Race to Approve Second Stimulus Checks Before ElectionAmid the intense stimulus relief aid discussion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set a deadline for the White House to come to an agreement on the next stimulus package which provides a second round of stimulus checks for Americans. Meanwhile, the Senate is set to vote on a smaller stimulus bill without direct payments this […]

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