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South Korea

South Korea starts testing a cryptocurrency pilot program

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The business regulator of South Korea will determine the technical and legal grounds for the creation and issue of the digital currency of the central bank (CBDC) from March to December of next year. The technical aspect focuses on the design and functioning of the CBDC. A separate question to be...

Japan

Japan postpones enforcement of new crypto regulation laws

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New arrangements for cryptocurrencies in Japan due to “unexpected delays” will come into force on May 1, and not from April, as previously planned. That is about improvements to the Law on Financial Settlements and the Law on Financial Instruments and Exchanges. The changes in them concern both...

Teshuater scam

SEC accuses a couple of fraud with tokens provided by water

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused a Texas couple of tricking hundreds of people through several fraudulent investment offers. According to SEC, former pastor Larry Donnel Leonard and his wife Shuwana Leonard raised nearly half a million dollars from 500 investors through...

coronavirus CBDC

COVID-19 will push national digital currencies' creation

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Researchers at the BIS are convinced that the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate the spread of online payments and update issues related to national digital currencies. A new BIS report states that COVID-19 is changing the general public's attitude toward cash, even though the prevailing opinion...

Bitcoin Depot closes ATM

US Bitcoin ATM network shuts down devices due to coronavirus

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Bitcoin Depot, the largest Bitcoin ATM operator in the US, disables some of them to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. First of all, this applies to devices installed in places with high traffic to help to distance people in an epidemic. According to the company, about 10% of its ATMs...

Spain tax Bitcoin investors

Spain: a fourfold increase of Bitcoin investors

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The Spanish Tax Agency will send notifications to taxpayers who carry out operations with cryptocoins. The agency noted that over the year their number has quadrupled. This is reported by Europa Press. For the first time, Spanish crypto investors received notifications from the tax last year, their...

Bitcoin futures

Activity in BTC futures returned to levels before the crash

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The trading volume on standardized crypto derivatives on the background of the rise of BTC to the psychological level of $7000 reached a maximum since mid-March. As a result of trading on Thursday, April 2, the volume of trading in BTC futures at the CME Group amounted to $347 million. At Bakkt,...

Anchorage

Anchorage crypto custodian added support for XRP

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Institutional-oriented custodian service Anchorage has attached support for the XRP coin of fintech startup Ripple. The inclusion of XRP support in the organization was explained by the demand from institutional coin owners who “want a safer and more convenient custodial solution.” Anchorage...

Bitcoin transaction

The tax for the transfer of BTCs to $690M cost 26 cents

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Whale Alert Twitter account recorded the transfer of an immense amount - 101,857 BTC ($ 691.3 million at the exchange rate at the time of writing). 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 101,857 #BTC (633,535,530 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown walletTx:...

miner price decrease

Manufacturers cut miner prices ahead of Bitcoin halving

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Mining device manufacturers cut prices ahead of the halving of the first cryptocurrency. In some cases, the cost of miners dropped by 20%. Another reason was the March market crash. MicroBT now has a $2,000 price on WhatsMiner M30S model, while in early February it was $500 more expensive. The...

Binance acquires CoinMarketCap

Binance confirms: exchange acquires CoinMarketCap

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Binance has confirmed the purchase of the market-leading analytical service CoinMarketCap. According to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, CoinMarketCap's vision, ethics, and corporate culture are in harmony with his company's values, as well as the service’s desire for transparency and user...

Botnet attack

Microsoft servers were infected for Vollar and Monero mining

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Users of Microsoft SQL were becoming victims of a malicious OS. Attackers managed to covertly extract Monero and another dollar-tied altcoin Vollar (VDS), which combines elements of privacy and smart contracts. The name of the Vollgar botnet refers to this token, as well as a rough way to gain...

Binance OTC

OTC service from Binance is now available

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The popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading portal. “The portal is a platform that works on the principle of requesting price offers in real-time. Users will be able to confirm transactions and quickly receive payments directly to their Binance...

Coronavirus Bitcoin darknet

Chainalysis: COVID-19 negatively impacts even darknet market

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A sharp drop in the price of Bitcoin against the backdrop of global panic due to coronavirus has reduced activity in the darknet markets. This is stated in the report of the analytical startup Chainalysis. According to researchers, the fall in the price of BTC had a different effect on various...

Telegram ban to sell GRAM

Telegram can't sell Gram to investors of other countries

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The Southern District of New York State Federal Court dismissed Telegram Group Inc’s request for clarification of a temporary ban on the transfer of Gram digital tokens to customers. The decision was received on Wednesday in the electronic database of the court. Judge Kevin Castel, who is...

Toilet Paper Token

Toilet Paper Token is on the top of CoinMarketCap chart

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In honor of April 1st, April Fools' Day, CoinMarketCap analytics service placed the nonexistent Toilet Paper Token in the TOP 10 cryptocurrencies to the “zero” position, causing an ambiguous reaction from the crypto community. We’ve lifted the lid on CMC’s first digital asset, the Toilet...

Bitstamp platform

Bitstamp plans to list ETC, ZEC, XLM, and other assets

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The oldest European bitcoin exchange Bitstamp intends to expand the listing with several successful crypto assets. Bitstamp is exploring a number of new digital assets to expand the range of available trading options for our customers: https://t.co/dcNcWgGYrh pic.twitter.com/kL8xoxhwEm—...

Kraken exchange

Kraken will grow staff amid rising BTC investor activity

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The American cryptocurrency exchange Kraken intends to expand the state by almost 10% due to increased activity in the cryptocurrency market amid the financial crisis. That was in an interview with Forbes CEO of the platform Jess Powell. “Every day we see more registrations, more requests for...

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