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Gemini to launch crypto rewards credit card

News | Cryptocurrencies | 15 Jan 2021

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has announced its plans to launch Gemini Credit Card, which will reward users with crypto back for purchases, later in 2021.

Gemini, product launch, cashback, Gemini Credit Card, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, credit cards

ECB president says Bitcoin should be regulated

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jan 2021

European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde has advised that Bitcoin is ‘highly speculative’ and needs to be regulated.

ECB, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, AML, money laundering, digital euro, CBDC, crypto regulations

Crypto custodian Anchorage to receive national trust charter approval

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jan 2021

Crypto custodian Anchorage has secured conditional approval for a national trust charter from the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Anchorage, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, digital assets, digital banks, banking, crypto custody, bank charters

Huobi supports RUB deposits and withdrawals

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jan 2021

Huobi, a global crypto exchange provider, has announced support for Russian ruble (RUB) allowing users to deposit and withdraw the new fiat currency on their platform.

AdvCash, fiat, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, crypto, Russia, Huobi, cryptocurrency exchange

Europol takes down DarkMarket website

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jan 2021

Europol has taken the DarkMarket website (an illegal marketplace) offline, following a probe by German investigators with the assistance of seven other nations.

Europol, DarkMarket, fraud, money laundering, illegal marketplace, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, credit cards,

UK reveals plans to regulate stablecoins

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jan 2021

The UK has launched a consultation and call for evidence on cryptoassets and stablecoins, according to Linklaters.

UK, regulation, stablecoins, payments, cryptoassets

Crypto trading exchange Bakkt is going public through a SPAC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jan 2021

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) will take its cryptocurrency venture public by merging it with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

SPAC, ICE, Bakkt, Bitcoin futures, options, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, digital assets, Bakkt cash, US

Crypto.com, Booking.com to offer travel discounts

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jan 2021

Crypto.com has announced a partnership with Booking.com to deliver travel deals to all Crypto.com users, available exclusively inside the Crypto.com App.

Crypto.com App, Crypto.com Visa Card, Crypto.com Exchange, Crypto.com DeFi Wallet, partnership, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, traveling,

Blockpass supports Blitz Network with KYC services

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jan 2021

Blockpass has teamed up with Blitz Network, a union of miners, cross border traders, and early cryptocurrency investors, to assist them with KYC processes.

BCH, BTC, ETH, partnership, crypto trading, KYC, digital onboarding, AML, fraud prevention, transaction monitoring, Blitz Network, Blockpass

Is CDBC the key to unlocking financial inclusion?

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jan 2021

Gonzalo Santamaria and Jens Seidl from Currency Research discuss the potential CBDCs hold to create new opportunities to individuals that had previously declined financial access

Currency Research, Jens Seidl, Gonzalo Santamaria, commercial banks, central banks, CBDC, financial inclusion, payments, cashless, stablecoins, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency

Monetary Authority of Singapore to fully regulate all crypto-related activity

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jan 2021

Following an amendment passed on January 4, 2021, all cryptocurrency service providers must now obtain a license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s financial regulatory body.

Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, AML, cross-border payments, cryptocurrency trading, crypto exchange, Singapore

Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) secures private investment from Pareto Securities

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jan 2021

Norwegian Block Exchange has received a 60 million NOK investment that was arranged by Pareto Securities, an investment bank in the Nordics, that acted as the sole manager and book-runner.

NBX, crypto, blockchain, Norway, wealth management, funding, investment, Pareto Securities,

South Korean Shinhan Bank to offer crypto custody-related services

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jan 2021

Shinhan Bank, a large commercial bank in South Korea, has announced plans to offer digital asset custody services.

CBDCs, South Korea, decentralised finance, Shinhan Bank, digital assets, custody services, crypto

Coinbase buys Routefire to boost institutional Bitcoin offering

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Jan 2021

Coinbase, a large US-based crypto exchange, has acquired trade execution startup Routefire.

Coinbase, Bitcoin, Routefire, acquisition, institutional Bitcoin offering, US, crypto exchange, blockchain

PayPal venture arm invests in crypto tax startup Taxbit

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

PayPal venture arm has invested in US-based tech startup Taxbit, which helps consumers and businesses calculate the taxes owed on cryptocurrency holdings.

PayPal, investment, crypto, blockchain, taxes, Bitcoin, US, Taxbit

SFOX, UPA to make Universal Carbon globally accessible

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

US-based SFOX and Universal Protocol Alliance (UPA), a coalition of blockchain companies have announced a collaboration to work together to combat global climate change.

SFOX, UPA, partnership, Universal Carbon, blockchain, climate change, cryptocurrency, UPCO2, carbon tokens, REDD+, VCU

Cryptocurrencies rally on in 2020, and 2021 could be even bigger

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Jan 2021

As crypto is gaining momentum, Marie Tatibouet, CMO at Gate.io, a global digital asset exchange, shares with The Paypers crypto 2020 trends and what’s next in 2021

decentralised trading, trends, cryptocurrency, crypto trends, digital assets, DeFi, Marie Tatibouet, CBDC, Square, PayPal, Bitcoin, Diem

Bitcoin to rival gold, price could lift to USD 146,000, Reuters

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Jan 2021

Investment bank JP Morgan has said that digital currency Bitcoin has emerged as a rival to gold and could trade as high as USD 146,000 if it becomes established as a safe-haven asset, according to Reuters

Bitcoin, gold, digital currency, digital gold, JP Morgan, investment bank, trade, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, cryptocurrency

US-based Xalles to acquire Vigor Crypto Holdings

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Jan 2021

Fintech Xalles Holdings has announced the future acquisition of crypto platform Vigor Crypto Holdings as a wholly owned subsidiary under Xalles Capital. 

Xalles, Vigor Crypto Holdings, US, acquisition, cryptocurrency, fintech, Bitcoin, Chainlink, trading

Visa, Simplex to issue crypto debit cards

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Jan 2021

Israel-based fiat-to-crypto service provider Simplex has partnered with Visa to allow its client firms to issue crypto debit cards.

Visa, Simplex, partnership, Israel, product launch, cryptocurrency, crypto cards, fiat-to-crypto, B2B, digital currency