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Central African Republic Considers Making BTC Legal Tender

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The regulators of the Central African Republic (CAR) may follow El Salvador’s policy of accepting BTC as a legal tender. Recently, the country has legalized the use of cryptos in the financial markets. Justin Gourna Zacko, the Minister of Digital Economy, Post and Telecommunications introduced...

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Coinbase CEO Says Apple's App Store Isn't Crypto-Friendly

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Co-founder and the CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong finds that Apple's App Store rules have made it difficult to realize the product's roadmap. Armstrong accused Apple of banning features from their application. He also said that Apple isn't friendly with the crypto sector in general as in many...

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Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Starts a Fund for Bitcoin Mining

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Global investment company SkyBridge Capital, founded and run by financier Anthony Scaramucci started a new investment vehicle focused on Bitcoin mining. According to a US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filing, the investment product called SkyBridge BTC Mining L.P. raised around $7 M. The...

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Stripe Partners with Connect to Enable Crypto Payouts on Twitter

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Financial infrastructure platform Stripe is adding crypto payouts to Stripe Connect, its solution for enabling payments into marketplaces and software platforms. The social media giant Twitter will be the first to use it to allow crypto payouts. Twitter already uses Connect to offer various...

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Binance Seizes $5.8M in Crypto Assets Related to Ronin Hack from Hackers

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Bitcoin exchange Binance returned part of the $5.8 million worth of Axie Infinity assets stolen by hackers, CEO Changpeng Zhao said. On March 23rd, unidentified individuals hacked the Ronin Ethereum sidechain and withdrew approximately $625 million in ETH and USDC. The incident became known six...

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Commerzbank applied for a crypto custodian license in Germany

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One of the largest banking concerns in Germany, Commerzbank, has sent an application to BaFin for a license for a cryptocurrency custodian. Börsen-Zeitung writes about this concerning a representative of a credit institution. According to the announcement, if approved, Commerzbank will also be...

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Crypto Gains in 2021 Surpassed $162 Bln: Chainalysis

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Blockchain data platform Chainanalys released a report on the crypto gains which says that the year was a strong one for the industry. The report mentions that BTC and Ether built a positive momentum at the end of 2020 and hit new highs in 2021. The Chainalysis team wrote who benefited from the...

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Andreessen Horowitz Opens a New Crypto Research Hub

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American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is starting a new research hub to study Web3 and crypto. The company released a blog post that says in the last decade crypto and web3 has become as a frontier technology and an independent sector. It unites elements of computer science, economics,...

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Morgan Stanley Finds Crypto's Use as a Currency Can Grow

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Global investment bank Morgan Stanley finds that the use of crypto as a payment method can grow. The bank released a report mentioning that few people use crypto to buy goods as costs for transactions are high and merchants don’t accept them for payments. However, that fact is changing, Morgan...

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Coinbase Announces Testing of Its Own NFT Platform

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The largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, Coinbase, has announced the start of beta testing of its own NFT platform. As of today, it is known that more than 8M users who have already pre-registered are waiting for the launch of a platform for trading non-fungible tokens. Coinbase...

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Binance Puts Some Limits on Services for Russian Users

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Major crypto exchange Binance revealed limiting services for Russian users after the European Union's new package of sanctions. The company said that it is required to limit services for natural persons and legal entities in Russia that hold crypto assets worth over 10,000 euros (equal to...

Tesla

Tesla's BTC reserves have not changed and are estimated at $1.26B

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Electric car maker Tesla released financial statements last Wednesday. It follows from it that the company's reserves in bitcoin for the second quarter in a row did not change and amounted to $1.26 billion. Recall that in February last year, Tesla announced its investment in BTC. The giant sent...

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33.7 M US Adults Will Own Crypto by the End of 2022; Forecast Says

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Cryptocurrencies have been growing in popularity. According to a forecast by the market research company Insider Intelligence, crypto adoption and usage will continue to rise significantly. This is the company's first forecast on the toptic. The forecast says that payments made in crypto will...

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STEPN (GMT) Hit a New High Surging 34.000% In 41 Days

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The governance token of the Solana-based STEPN lifestyle app that uses the move-to-earn concept, GMT (Green Metaverse Tokon) hit a new high of 3.81 on April 19. GMT was launched on March 9 through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), during which the price of the token was $0.01. Since then, the price...

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Robinhood to Purchase UK-based Crypto Group Ziglu

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Investing and trading application Robinhood revealed signing a deal to purchase UK-based digital money and crypto firm Ziglu. A blog post published by the company says that with the purchase, customers can buy and sell the eleven cryptos offered by Robinhood and earn income by "boosting"...

Ireland

Irish authorities ban political donations in cryptocurrency

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A new law in Ireland will ban all types of political donations in the form of cryptocurrencies. The government fears that this form of political financing undermines the country's sovereignty and makes it easier for outside interference in its internal affairs. The law was initiated by Minister...

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The First Bitcoin ETF Got Approved in Australia

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The first Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is expected to launch on the main market of the country, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) next week. According to the Australian Financial Review, the major equity markets clearing house ASX Clear will announce the launch of the product when...

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Bitcoin exchange balance decreased by 5% in 2022

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According to the Glassnode platform, the number of bitcoins on exchanges is now at its lowest level since August 2018. The decrease in the BTC exchange balance is observed against the backdrop of a decrease in the value of the cryptocurrency. On Tuesday, April 19, Bitcoin is trading at $40,732. In...

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