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Reports Show Crypto Custodian Xapo Set to be a Digital Bank in Gibraltar

According to a recent report, the cryptocurrency custodian Xapo is getting ready to become a “fully-fledged” bank in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. The region located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula has also been extending “regulatory guidelines for digital asset exchanges,” according to a partner at the international law firm Isolas […]

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Janet Yellen Reveals Plans for Bitcoin — Sees Cryptocurrencies Used Mainly for Illicit Financing

Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s pick for the Treasury Secretary, has revealed her policy for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. She claims that cryptocurrencies are mainly used for illicit financing and their use needs to be curtailed. Janet Yellen Reveals Her Plans for Cryptocurrencies In the Senate hearing to consider Janet Yellen’s nomination as Secretary of the Treasury […]

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Crypto investment firms Pantera and Lightspeed invest in market maker Wintermute

Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Pantera Capital, investment firms focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, today announced an investment in Wintermute, a crypto-native market maker focused on creating efficient, liquid, transparent markets. Other investors joining the round include Sino Global Capital, Kenetic Capital, Rockaway Blockchain Fund, Hack VC, DeFi Alliance, and Avon Ventures, a venture capital fund […]

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Hip-Hop Star Soulja Boy Examines Crypto, Considers Creating His Own NFT Collectibles

On January 19, the American hip-hop star and rapper DeAndre Cortez Way, otherwise known as “Soulja Boy,” asked his 5.2 million Twitter followers to tell him the best way to purchase crypto. Following the initial tweet, Soulja Boy continued to discuss cryptocurrencies for the rest of the day, and also asked people’s opinions about the […]

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SEC’s “Crypto Mom” demands innovation, says you can’t prosecute an algorithm

The commissioner of the SEC, Hester Peirce, told an audience at CFC 2021 that crypto regulation should be focused on innovation, and that the U.S should be number one. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce spoke at the CFC 2021 virtual blockchain conference on Jan. 20, where she discussed the prospect of working with a new Biden-appointed […]

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