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Japan's FSA warns against cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance
Japan's top financial market regulator published a warning this Friday that Binance is not registered to do business with residents of Japan. It added that the company is operating in the country without any permission.

El Salvador to airdrop $30 in Bitcoin to every adult citizen
Every Salvadoran adult who downloads the government's Bitcoin wallet app will be eligible for an airdrop of $30 worth of BTC.

Blockchain .com collaborated with Unstoppable Domains to simplify sending cryptocurrencies
Unstoppable Domains announced Thursday that it had integrated native support for Blockchain .com, enabling that latter's 32 mln verified consumers to send funds with a username instead of a full-length crypto wallet address.
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⚡️China’s war on crypto just hit a new level with its latest crypto crackdown. China’s central bank had called for the shutdown of firms that “were suspected of providing software services for virtual currency transactions.”

⚡️Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, confirms Square is building an ‘assisted custody’ BTC hardware wallet. The company plans to make Bitcoin custody more mainstream.

⚡️Bitstamp announced that it had seen a 138% growth in customer numbers since the FCA said Binance Markets has no permission to operate in the U.K.
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell mentioned that a Fed report would come in early September. This document will be addressed to digital assets, stablecoins and CBDCs.

ECB plans to develop a digital euro
The European Central Bank has been discussing the potential launch of a eurozone central bank digital currency since the beginning of the year. Its investigation phase will last 24 months.

Binance excluded stock tokens from the platform
The crypto exchange said that stock tokens are unavailable for purchasing tokens linked to stocks barely three months after starting them.
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▪️Elon Musk confirms that he owns ETH
He unveiled this at the B Word conference, an event hosted by the Crypto Council for Innovation. As a result, Ether soared up to $2K after this comment.

▪️Blockchain protocol Thorchain suffered another hacker attack
The company told CoinDesk a hacker deployed a custom contract that was able to trick Bifrost into receiving a deposit of fake assets. It led to losses of around $8 million.
The attack is the second in just eight days, the first of which resulted in more than $6 million in losses.


▪️India’s Central Bank Considering Pilot Programs for CBDC
Indian financial authorities believe that CBDC has a chance to reduce the use of cash and protect citizens from the volatility of digital currencies.
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🔹Ethereum’s most anticipated ‘London’ hard fork was officially activated on the network.

🔹South Korean financial authorities shut down 11 local cryptocurrency platforms amid fraud allegations.

🔹JPMorgan rolled out an in-house bitcoin fund for private bank customers.
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▪️Crypto crowdfunding platform DAO Maker faced a $7 million loss
The token sale site for startups has confirmed the overnight hack, which saw some user accounts drained. All deposits into the platform have been deactivated as the company continues its investigation.

▪️Jamaica’s central bank frozen the country’s first batch of CBDCs
The pilot program was originally supposed to be launched in May but was delayed for unspecified reasons.


▪️Powerbridge Technologies to mine BTC and ETH
Innovative blockchain application developer plans to expand its current business model. In its public statement released this week, the company announced its plans to add cryptocurrency mining (Bitcoin and Ethereum) to its list of full-time operations.
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Japan's Liquid exchange was hacked, and more than $97 mln were stolen
Its team announced that it has been hacked and has suspended deposits and withdrawals. The total amount stolen is yet to be determined.

Cardano price hits all-time high of $2.55
The cryptocurrency gained 150% from July 21 lows of $1 and smashed BNB as the third-most valuable asset.

35 Chinese banks integrated digital yuan into their apps
Companies are getting ready for this digital currency and its mass adoption. Another 94 financial organisations plan to access the CBDC via a new clearing platform.
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Ethereum's hash rate rebounds to new highs
It has now returned to break the new maximum following a significant dip in July and has broken above 600 TH/s for the first time.


Adam Back: BTC has a chance to hit $100K this year
CEO of Blockstream and the cryptographer behind Bitcoin's Proof-of-Work mining algorithm, Adam Back, told Anthony Pompliano in a recent interview. The price reaching $100,000 is still "quite possible" in 2021.

Cuba plans to recognize and regulate digital assets for payments
Cuba's government has said it will recognize and implement rules for cryptocurrency payments on the island. The Central Bank will set rules for such assets and determine how to license providers of related services.
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▪️Cuba's cryptocurrency regulation takes effect
Cryptocurrencies are now legal means of payment for commercial transactions in the country.

▪️Facebook executive David Marcus said: Diem cryptocurrency will be in 'class of its own'
The company plans to launch its coin by the end of this year.

▪️Cryptocurrency LTC briefly spiked more than 25% after a fake press release that duped much of the financial media claimed Walmart. It is the country's biggest retailer that 'planned' to let users pay online with Litecoin starting next month.
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China’s financial authorities: all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal
China’s central bank called all digital currency activities illegal and vowing harsh measures on the industry.

Cryptocurrencies slid down after the latest announcement from China’s central bank
BTC price tumbled close to $42K with a 9% loss. ETH suffered a 13% loss and crashed below $2 700.

Twitter enables utilizing Bitcoins and plans to let customers authenticate NFTs
It is the first big social network to allow users to use cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. The company also plans to let customers add their crypto wallets and authenticate the ownership of NFTs they tweet with a special tool.
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⚡️Visa plans to integrate blockchain interoperability hub for crypto payments. Global payments company plans to roll out a “universal adapter” of blockchains that can link multiple digital assets, stablecoins as well as CBDC.

⚡️Switzerland’s financial authorities have issued two approvals for a domestic cryptocurrency investment fund and a domestic digital asset custody service.

⚡️Alibaba decided to prohibit crypto miner sales and followed the Chinese crackdown. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba stopped its cryptocurrency-related services in response to the ongoing regulation of digital assets.
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Bitcoin climbed above $60,000
BTC skyrocketed as traders bet on ETF approval by U.S. regulators. They are waiting for authorities to clear the future of the first bitcoin fund.


The U.S. leads Bitcoin mining as China ban takes effect
China's action in June and the resulting fall in mining have been reflected in a decline in Bitcoin's energy consumption - but as mining recovers due to mining power in the USA, that fall will reverse.

$1.6 billion worth of BTC were purchased in 5 minutes this Wednesday
According to CoinDesk, a client or a group of investors left an order on a centralized exchange to buy $1.6 billion worth of BTC. That's roughly 4.5% of the average daily volume in the bitcoin spot segment over the past two months. As a result, its price skyrocketed up to $55,500, having a 5% growth.
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BTC hits new record
Bitcoin, the world's first and most popular cryptocurrency, reached a new all-time high of $66,974 this week.

Bitcoin futures ETF makes its debut on the NYSE
The first-ever exchange-traded fund of Bitcoin started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Proshares Bitcoin-linked ETF started trading on the stock exchanges with the ticker name BITO.

Ether prices are climbing higher
ETH reached a local high of $4,366.09. Its previous record was $4,362.35 that it set in May.
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▪️Shiba Inu reached all-time-high
The SHIB touched the $0.00008456 price on Thursday, up 72.62 per cent from the day before, according to CoinMarketCap. The record-breaking high price for Shiba Inu came after a petition on Change.org urged Robinhood, a cryptocurrency trading platform, to list the meme-inspired currency.


▪️Indian government plans to regulate cryptocurrencies as a commodity
Officials from India's financial authorities admitted that potential law on cryptos would likely come around the time the government submits the Union Budget in February next year.


▪️Bank of Spain issues registration guidelines for crypto services
The Bank of Spain has published a set of rules on VASP registration for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) purposes, requiring institutions to submit their registration requests through an electronic registry.
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Grayscale: metaverse is a trillion-dollar market opportunity
According to the report published by crypto, the virtual gaming industry's investment giant could grow to $400 bln in 2025.

Bitcoin slid to $55K as COVID concerns influenced financial markets
The markets "blushed" this Friday as worries over a new coronavirus variant appear to have calmed risk appetite. So, BTC is trading 6.7% lower today, near $55k.

The Bank of England: BTC is too volatile to be adopted as legal tender
Financial authorities admitted their concerns about this crypto. They examine a chance to integrate a central bank digital currency.
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey noticed that it has to be stable, especially if it can be used as a means of payment. "That is not true for crypto assets." - he added.
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▪️Blockchain.com plans to launch its NFT marketplace
The crypto exchange and digital wallet provider is currently developing a new platform. It will allow users to trade and store NFTs.

▪️Indonesia plans to combat crypto using CBDC
Financial authorities notified about their decision to struggle with the mass adoption of digital assets by implementing a trustworthy and credible solution - CBDC.
Indonesian government hopes that citizens would accept this currency as a legal tender.

▪️South Korea postponed plans to tax cryptocurrencies to 2023
According to CoinDesk, the proposed fee is a 20% tax on gains in virtual assets. Financial authorities are waiting for support from younger voters by delaying this tax.
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Polkadot, Solana, Terra faced a great loss during the market plunge
This Friday, a set of native tokens of the most prominent blockchains faced losses. Polkadot (DOT) had a 7% loss, and Terra (LUNA) slid down with an 8% loss.

India plans to prohibit payments made in cryptocurrencies
According to the Reuters report, the legislation will bring a general prohibition on all activities by any citizen on mining, generating, holding, selling, or dealing in virtual assets. The bill has info that suspected individuals could be arrested without any warrant.

Australian authorities plan to take cryptocurrencies under control
The Australian government plans to update legislation that controls the financial segment and crypto payments. Next year, it will also discuss the rules and prepare a set of rules for licensing companies that operate using virtual assets.
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Russian central bank plans to prohibit investment in digital assets
The Russian central bank wants to ban investments in cryptocurrencies within the country. Financial authorities marked a threat to financial stability in the soaring number of transactions made in crypto coins.


Goldman Sachs: Blockchain is key to Metaverse and Web 3
The Wall Street bank said in a research report that blockchain is one of the most robust solutions since the advent of the internet.

BTC is trading below $50 000
Bitcoin recovered this Tuesday but remained below the psychologically key $50,000 point. It is far from highs closer to $70,000 set in November.
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Kraken acquired staking platform Staked to integrate new products
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken revealed info about acquiring a non-custodial staking platform known as Staked. The product was bought for "an undisclosed sum," as stated by Kraken. The firm also noticed that it was one of the largest acquisitions within the crypto industry.


Dogecoin Foundation collaborates with Ethereum co-founder to provide DOGE staking
The team behind the meme-based asset DOGE is working on a staking system in partnership with Vitalik Buterin. The new version will allow participants to be rewarded for their contribution to running the network.


Dubai World Trade Centre will roll out a new cryptocurrency hub and become a regulator
Another government-backed solution was created to set up an attractive ecosystem for the industry.
The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's biggest crypto-friendly jurisdictions, and financial authorities published an initiative to support local crypto development and regulation.
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Brazil plans to invest 1% of city funds in BTC
As stated by Cointelegraph Brazil, Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, announced plans for “Crypto Rio.”
This city will be a cryptocurrency hub during Rio Innovation Week. He wants to change 1% of the city’s treasury into Bitcoins.

Dogecoin skyrocketed as Musk tweeted about its integration on Tesla
DOGE surged today after Elon Musk hinted on Twitter that it could be used to purchase merchandise on Tesla.
According to CoinGecko, its price gained 15% and reached $0.20.

Bitcoin slid down below $42K this week
According to the latest stats, it was a hard week for cryptocurrency as it traded near the lowest levels since September. BTC was close to $40K on Thursday.