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  • News - 28 March 2023, 11:37 pm

    Elizabeth Warren is back with an Anti-Money Laundering act that would — among other things — make it mostly illegal for you to use your own crypto wallet. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is once again smearing the cryptocurrency industry and attempting to make Americans more dependent on big banks. Warren vowed in February to reintroduce the Digital Assets Anti-Money Laundering Act, a proposal that went nowhere when she first introduced it with Kansas Senator Roger Marshall in December 2022. While the proposal’s stated purpose is to protect Americans from scams, it is more likely to drive cryptocurrency businesses overseas and weaken consumer choice. It prohibits the use of digital asset mixers and requires self-hosted wallets — like the kind you keep on your cell phone — along with miners and validators to have Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies. Many of those entities may not even be able to impose such requirements, meaning…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 11:00 pm

    The survey also found that 24% of women have allocated more than 20% of their portfolios to crypto. Singaporean women are slightly more likely to make money or at least break even on their crypto investments than their male counterparts, according to a survey from cryptocurrency exchange Independent Reserve.Published on March 28, the annual Independent Reserve Cryptocurrency Index (IRCI) survey was conducted in February and polled “1,500 everyday Singapore residents on their attitudes toward cryptocurrency.”As per the survey data, 76% of women reported either making money or breaking even on their crypto investments, compared to just 72% of men.“Since the launch of IRCI in Singapore in 2021, this is the first time that females have reported outperforming their male counterparts,” the survey results read.Crypto ownership, Women vs Men. Source: Independent ReserveThe survey has also found an increase in women participating in crypto investments this year, with 37% of women surveyed…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 9:33 pm

    Cybersecurity firm Mandiant has “graduated” a new group of hackers who finance state goals and their own existence with the help of crypto laundering. The North Korean cybercrime operator APT43 is using cloud computing to launder cryptocurrency, a report from cybersecurity service Mandiant has found. According to the researchers, the North Korean group uses “stolen crypto to mine for clean crypto.”Mandiant, a Google subsidiary, has been tracking the North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group since 2018 but has only now “graduated” the group to an independent identity. Mandiant characterized the group as a “major player” that often cooperated with other groups. Although its main activity was spying on South Korea, Mandiant found that APT43 was likely engaged in raising funds for the North Korean regime and funding itself through its illicit operations. Apparently the group has been successful in those pursuits:“APT43 steals and launders enough cryptocurrency to buy operational…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 8:36 pm

    BTC options and derivatives markets seem unfazed by the CFTC’s recent action against Binance, but is that a good or a bad sign? The price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell 3.6% to $26,900 after Binance and CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao were sued by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission on March 27. To date, Binance has been investigated by the CFTC, Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and federal prosecutors.The Bitcoin price correction may have been limited due to Silicon Valley bank’s successful asset sale to First Citizens BancShares at a $16.5 billion discount, which received an extraordinary credit line from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to compensate for potential future losses. Oil prices also increased by 5% on March 27 after Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated geopolitical tensions in Europe. As reported by, Russia plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, in a move…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 8:00 pm

    The stablecoin will be launched on the Noble network, making it available to all 50-plus Cosmos IBC blockchains. USD Coin (USDC) will soon be available in the Cosmos ecosystem via the Noble network, according to a blog post from the Noble development team. The post was shared on Twitter by USDC issuer Circle.We’re excited to bring USDC to @Cosmos! USDC is expected to launch on @noble_xyz soon, stay tuned for details. #IBC— Circle (@circle) March 28, 2023 Neither Circle nor Noble gave out a specific date for USDC’s launch on the network, but both said that readers should “stay tuned.”In its announcement, the Noble team said that USDC will be the first “native, fiat-backed stablecoin that is highly liquid and fully collateralized” on a Cosmos Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol-connected network. In its view, the introduction of the fiat-backed stablecoin will solve many of the challenges that Cosmos users currently have…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 7:30 pm

    It all started with FTX, FDIC head Martin Gruenberg said; he emphasized that the American banking system remains sound. The United States Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on March 28 regarding the regulatory response to recent bank failures. Officials from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve and Treasury testified. FDIC chair Martin Gruenberg spoke about the causes of the failures of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank, including the role of digital assets and the agency’s responses to the crisis.High levels of uninsured deposits and rapid growth were common factors in the bank collapses in March, Gruenberg said. Gruenberg’s narrative began with the closing of digital asset-focused Silvergate Bank, which was announced on March 8, although that story began with the bankruptcy of FTX. FTX represented less than 10% of Silvergate Bank’s total deposits, but the bank lost 68% of its deposits in the aftermath of…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 6:00 pm

    Future growth in blockchain gaming, NFTs and the need for more decentralized storage could eventually benefit FIL and AR price. With the rise of Ordinals on Bitcoin (BTC) sparking debate over how users should store their NFTs and blockchain gaming projects searching for cheaper, secure ways to store data, it’s time to revisit the discussion surrounding decentralized storage coins.Decentralized storage protocols Filecoin (FIL) and Arweave (AR) show similar price action, leaving investors with a decision between the underdog showing signs of increased adoption by NFT users and blockchain gaming projects and the clear leader in market cap and adoption.The total market capitalization of the entire digital storage cryptocurrency landscape today is $4.87 billion, according to data from CoinMarketCap, and each protocol provides something different. The two largest projects in the space by market cap that specifically addresses storage needs for NFTs and blockchain gaming are Filecoin and Arweave. Filecoin is…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 5:30 pm

    Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the former CEO of FTX, now faces a 13-count indictment as U.S. officials have added new charges. One of the new charges alleges that SBF leveraged $40 million to influence “one or more Chinese government officials.” Details of the Bribery Charges Against Sam Bankman-Fried Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the co-founder and former CEO […]Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 5:30 pm

    The EBF calls itself the voice of the European banking sector; it expressed its support for European digital money, with suggestions of its own. The European Banking Federation (EBF) has released a paper detailing its vision for the digital money ecosystem of the future, and the retail digital euro in particular. The carefully worded paper expressed values and concerns about the digital euro from the perspective of commercial banks. The paper, released on March 28, emphasized the bank’s values, such as stability and privacy. It called for closer public-private partnership in the introduction of the digital euro. “There is currently no dialogue in place to address the fundamental changes and risks to the monetary and financial system,” the paper said. At the same time, it stated that there needs to be a framework for permanent high-level engagement. The EBF ecosystem vision emphasized the role of the private sector in all aspects,…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 4:30 pm

    On this week’s episode of The Market Report, Cointelegraph’s resident expert explains what is happening with Binance, Changpeng Zhao and the CFTC. This week on The Market Report, our beloved host, Joe Hall, and insightful expert Sam Bourgi, unfortunately, could not make it, but don’t worry because Marcel Pechman is here to breakdown everything that is happening between the United States Commodities Futures and Trading Commission, Binance and Changpeng “CZ” Zhao.Breaking: Binance and CZ sued by CFTC over US regulatory violationsThe U.S. CFTC has filed suit against Binance and CEO CZ for trading violations, according to a Bloomberg report. According to the CFTC, Binance failed to meet its regulatory obligations by not properly registering with the derivatives regulator. The cryptocurrency exchange has been the focus of a CFTC investigation since 2021. The exchange acknowledged in February that it would likely face regulatory action in the U.S. and was already working with…Read More

  • News - 28 March 2023, 4:05 pm

    Tom Campbell, an Irish dairy farmer who runs a farm in County Armagh, is using excess energy from his farm to mine Bitcoin. An Irish dairy farmer has found an unusual way to make use of the excess energy produced on his farm — by turning to Bitcoin (BTC) mining. Tom Campbell, who runs a farm in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, produces renewable energy using a method called anaerobic digestion. This involves breaking down biodegradable material to a point where it creates methane gas, which can be used to produce electricity.Campbell primarily uses the electricity to power his farm, but when there is excess energy that cannot be exported to the grid, he uses it to mine Bitcoin. Mining involves using specialized computers to solve complex mathematical equations, with successful miners rewarded with BTC. Bitcoin mining requires a lot of energy, and Campbell’s farm produces up to 700 kilowatts of electrical output,…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 4:00 pm

    Xrp rose to a fresh five-month high on Tuesday, as prices climbed for a fourth straight session. The token moved to its highest point since November, which comes despite a red wave sweeping over cryptocurrency markets. The global market cap is down 2.35% as of writing. XRP XRP, formerly ripple, rose for a fourth consecutive […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 1:30 pm

    Ticketmaster, the global provider of event ticketing services, has launched “token-gated sales,” allowing fans access to concert tickets using non-fungible token (NFT) technology. The first to use the service is the metal band Avenged Sevenfold (A7X), whose “Deathbats Club” NFT collection gave owners early access to the group’s shows in Los Angeles and New York […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 12:30 pm

    Bitcoin moved below $27,000 during Tuesday’s session, as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a lawsuit against Binance. The suit claims that Binance knowingly offered unregistered crypto products to U.S. customers. Ethereum was also lower on the news, briefly falling below $1,700. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $27,000 in today’s session, as markets […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 11:30 am

    National cryptocurrency exchanges have paused their activities in Venezuela according to reports, as the anti-corruption probe on national crypto watchdog Sunacrip and unlawful oil sales continues in the country. Tarek William Saab, attorney general, confirmed the involvement of the institution in a parallel scheme that involved the sale of Venezuelan oil to third parties, mentioning […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 10:00 am

    Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, has criticized bitcoin, stating it is not a currency. The economist, known for his vocal opinions about crypto and for the promotion of dollarization initiatives in Latam, blasted bitcoin, saying it has a “fundamental value of zero,” and that it is a “highly speculative asset.” […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 8:30 am

    President Nayib Bukele is promoting El Salvador as the “new land of the free,” as part of an invitation for foreigners to move to the Latam country. Bukele tweeted a poster in vintage American style that included several advantages that the country brings its citizen, including the adoption of bitcoin as legal tender. EL Salvador’s […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 7:30 am

    Tim Draper, a venture capitalist and bitcoin millionaire, has included bitcoin as part of a series of cash management recommendations offered to startup founders. Draper recommended having at least two payrolls worth of cash in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies to avoid being affected by bank failures like the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Tim […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 6:00 am

    After the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued Binance for alleged violations of trading and derivatives rules, a significant amount of cryptocurrency was withdrawn from the exchange. Data from analytics provider Nansen shows $400 million in Ethereum-based funds were withdrawn in 24 hours, and 3,655 bitcoin worth more than $99 million were withdrawn over the […]Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 28 March 2023, 5:00 am

    PRESS RELEASE. Every year, natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods hit countries around the world, severely damaging local infrastructure and homes and causing casualties. Individuals and communities in the catastrophe-hit areas suffer a heavy loss and need help from the outside badly. For years, numerous public welfare organizations and charitable groups have been actively […]Read More