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Edward Snowden feels like buying bitcoin

Edward Snowden “Feels Like Buying Bitcoin” Amid Price Crash

Following Bitcoin’s (BTC) flash crash, the world-famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is considering buying the dip. In a tweet posted on 13th March, Snowden – famous for disclosing top-secret documents that revealed the extent of American and British global surveillance operations – wrote: This is the first time in a while I’ve felt like buying bitcoin. […]

Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi to change their crypto regulations to comply with FATF

Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi Change Crypto Regulations to Align with FATF

On Feb 26, Hong Kong’s financial secretary Paul Chan stated that his administration will strengthen its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) policies regarding cryptocurrencies. In his recent budget speech, Chain indicated that the amendments will address recommendations made by the global financial watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). New Regulations to affect […]

Crypto payments provider partners with travala bookings platform

Crypto Payments Provider Partners with Travala Booking Platform

On Feb 27, Hong Kong-based crypto payments provider Crypto.com announced a partnership with cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking platform Travala. The deal will see Crypto.com‘s payment app integrated onto Travala’s website, providing a streamlined gateway for bookings to be made on the platform. Previously, customers needed to manually complete transfers using their wallets when seeking to make […]

Iranian general calls for use of crypto to evade sanctions

Iranian General Calls for Use of Crypto to Evade Sanctions

This week an Iranian general called for a unique way to bypass the sanctions on his country enforced by the United States. Saeed Muhammad, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, called for Iran to use cryptocurrencies to evade economic sanctions. According to the Telegram channel of Coinit.ir, a crypto news organization based in Iran, […]

Lebanese people turns to bitcoin as economy cracks down

Lebanese Economy is in Trouble; Leading Citizens to Embrace Bitcoin

The Lebanese economy is in deep trouble which is why it leads the citizens to embrace Bitcoin (BTC) and altcoins. It’s an attempt the citizens make to escape the banking system and protect their savings from dwindling. At present, Lebanese pound continues to struggle. Lebanese banks have attempted to halt a potential run on the […]

Anthony pompliano speaks to cnn about warren buffett and bitcoin

Anthony Pompliano Speaks to CNN about Warren Buffett and Bitcoin

Ever since Warren Buffet gave an interview in which he stated “I don’t own any cryptocurrency” and rebuffed the idea that there was any value in Bitcoin, responses from the crypto community and media outlets have been spreading like wildfire. Tron (TRX) Founder Justin Sun immediately came forward and claimed that the blockchain could prove […]

moneygram expands ripple partnership with $11.3 million

MoneyGram Expands Ripple Partnership with $11.3 Million

According to filings through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), money transmission network MoneyGram has gained over $11 million from the blockchain-based payments firm Ripple Labs. In a press release by MoneyGram, the company stated it had received funds from Ripple divided over two quarters: in the fourth quarter, $8.9 million, and $2.4 million in […]

Gemini is working with regulators to list filecoin

Crypto Exchange Gemini Is Working with Regulators to List Filecoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini is working with its regulators to support trading of Filecoin, the firm said in a blog post on Tuesday. The New York-based exchange said its custody unit would support the asset to start. The launch of the cryptocurrency’s mainnet is tentatively slated for sometime between mid-June and mid-July, as per the report […]

central bank of bahama to roll out its digital dollar in h2 2020

Bahama Digital Dollar to Roll Out Across All Islands in H2 2020

While major industry actors argue that central bank digital currencies are years or decades ahead, the Bahama plan to adopt a CBDC no later than 2020. John Rolle, the governor of the Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB), confirms that the Bahamian digital dollar initiative will be introduced across all islands in the second half […]

fca releases revised fee structure for crypto businesses in UK

UK’s FCA Revises Crypto Business Registration Fee

Following a series of consultative forums with the virtual assets community, UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently revealed that its revising crypto businesses registration fee upwards. This regulator has henceforth rolled on two distinct registration fees for crypto-based businesses. According to reports, the registration fee structure has revised based on a round table meeting […]