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ForUsAll partners with Coinbase

Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jun 2021 14:37 CET | United States

The US-based pension provider ForUsAll has entered into a cooperation with cryptocurrency exchange platform operator Coinbase in order to offer its customers crypto investments for retirement accounts....

Germans are sceptical about the digital euro, survey shows

Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jun 2021 14:21 CET | Germany

The Germany-based Bundesbank has released a survey showing that 56% of all German households are cautious in their initial assessment of the possible introduction of a digital euro. ...

Contour closes its Series A+ funding

Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jun 2021 14:08 CET | World

Contour, a blockchain trade finance network, has closed its Series A+ funding without disclosing the amount.

El Salvador gets no help from World Bank to implement Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jun 2021 12:16 CET | El Salvador

The World Bank has rejected a request from El Salvador to help with the implementation of Bitcoin as legal tender....

BitDAO raises USD 230 mln in private funding

Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jun 2021 10:14 CET | World

BitDAO, a decentralised autonomous organisation, has completed a USD 230 million private funding from initial partners....

China crackdowns on cryptocurrency fraud, over 1100 detained

Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jun 2021 09:29 CET | China

China has rounded up more than 1,100 suspects and dismantled over 170 criminal groups believed to have used cryptocurrency to provide money transfer and laundering services for telenetwork scams....

VanEck lists crypto ETPs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Cryptocurrencies | 16 Jun 2021 11:47 CET | Switzerland

The US-based asset manager VanEck has announced listing its crypto ETPs on the SIX Swiss Exchange. 


Ramp raises USD 10.1 mln in seed funding

Cryptocurrencies | 16 Jun 2021 11:13 CET | United Kingdom

UK-based crypto payments infrastructure startup Ramp has raised USD 10.1 million in seed funding in a round led by NFX and Galaxy Digital.

First CBDC salary payment in China

Cryptocurrencies | 15 Jun 2021 10:59 CET | China

A Chinese district in Hebei province has just debuted the use of the Digital Renminbi (digital RMB) to make salary payments via a local blockchain platform....

BC Technology Group gets USD 70 mln investment

Cryptocurrencies | 15 Jun 2021 10:40 CET | United Kingdom

BC Technology Group, a digital asset firm as well as the parent of OSL, has acquired a USD 70 million investment from Singapore’s GIC, the city-state’s sovereign wealth fund....

Maven 11 Blockchain Venture Fund II raises EUR 40 mln for DeFi

Cryptocurrencies | 15 Jun 2021 08:25 CET | Netherlands

Dutch blockchain investment fund Maven 11 Capital has raised EUR 40 million to invest in start- and scale-ups creating DeFi services and building Web 3.0. using blockchain technology.


Thailand prohibits NFT trading

Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jun 2021 14:20 CET | Thailand

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Board has imposed new digital asset market regulations that prohibit digital asset exchanges from trading non-fungible tokens (NFTs)....

Cross-border CBDCs could trigger forex controls

Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jun 2021 14:06 CET | World

Although it is still early days, CBDCs might trigger greater foreign exchange controls, as study shows....

Bloxxon joins Polymesh testnet

Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jun 2021 12:20 CET | Germany

The Germany-based digital asset management solutions platform Bloxxon has announced joining the Polymesh testnet as an authoring node to expand the security token-specialised blockchain....

France and Switzerland trial cross-border CBDC

Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jun 2021 10:33 CET | Europe

The Swiss National Bank and the Bank of France have announced they will trial Europe's first cross-border central bank digital currency payments....

Global banking regulator calls for toughest capital rules for crypto

Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jun 2021 09:34 CET | World

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has demanded for cryptocurrencies to carry the toughest bank capital rules of any asset, according to Financial Times.


Goldman Sachs invests in Blackdaemon

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 13:24 CET | United States

US-based bank Goldman Sachs has announced investing USD 5 million for the blockchain infrastructure firm Blockdaemon’s USD 28 million Series A funding round....

Ripple introduces sidechains

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 13:22 CET | United States

US-based payment solutions provider Ripple has released plans in an official blog entry to introduce federated side chains to enable DeFi applications that smart contracts can run on. ...

UEFA, AntChain to further the digitalisation of football through blockchain

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 13:17 CET | World

UEFA and AntChain, the blockchain business of Ant Group, have announced a five-year global partnership around blockchain technologies.


El Salvador, first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal currency

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 12:45 CET | El Salvador

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency....

Ledger securs USD 380 mln in Series C round

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 11:45 CET | France

Ledger has completed a USD 380 million Series C round led by 10T, alongside other investors from their Series B round.

Zumo joins the Cryto Climate Accord

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 11:18 CET | United Kingdom

Zumo has signed the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA), an initiative established to support the industry’s transition to 100% renewable energy and achievement of net-zero emissions by 2040.  

TrueFi launches crypto credit score

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 09:59 CET | United States

US-based TrustToken, the team behind TrueFi, has launched a crypto credit score procedure to power reputation-based lending on the TrueFi platform....

Shells adds crypto payment option with BitPay

Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jun 2021 09:42 CET | United States

US-based Shells, a virtual cloud desktop startup, has announced the company is accepting cryptocurrency payments using BitPay....

Glamnetic partners with BitPay to accept crypto payments

Cryptocurrencies | 09 Jun 2021 14:50 CET | United States

US-based Glamnetic, a magnetic lash brand, has partnered BitPay, which will allow the beauty brand to accept cryptocurrency as a payment method....


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