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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

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,

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,

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

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

Diginex to offer crypto borrowing and lending

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Dec 2020

Hong Kong-based Diginex, a crypto exchange operator and digital assets services company, has announced that it is expanding its product suite to add borrowing and lending facilities.

Diginex, product expansion, cryptocurrency, crypto lending, Bitcoin, Ethereum,

WISeKey launches WISeCoin for secure digital transactions

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 23 Dec 2020

WISeKey has unveiled the launch of a new WISeCoin service to support secure interactions between IoT devices, MobileIDWorld reports. 

WISeKey, WISeCoin, digital transactions, product launch, digital signatures, cryptocurrency exchanges, digital payments, digital wallets

FICO partners with Crystal Blockchain to combat cryptocurrency ML

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 21 Dec 2020

Analytics tools provider FICO has teamed up with Crystal Blockchain to help financial institutions combat money laundering involving cryptocurrencies.

FICO, partnership, digital currency, transactions, cryptocurrency, Crystal Blockchain, money laundering, risk score, miners, darknet

LocalBitcoins, Onfido adding more to their ID verification

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 21 Dec 2020

LocalBitcoins has announced an expansion of their partnership with Onfido, adding more to the integration of their AI-powered identity verification technology.

LocalBitcoins, Onfido, partnership, AI, Bitcoin, ID, onboarding, cryptocurrency, crypto trading

Zytara, Prime Trust to Launch ZUSD stablecoin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 16 Dec 2020

US-based fintech company Zytara has announced the launch of the Zytara dollar (ZUSD) stablecoin in partnership with its subsidiary Zytara Capital and with Prime Trust.

Zytara, Prime Trust, partnership, ZUSD, stablecoin, US, Zytara Capital, Ethereum, blockchain, cryptocurrency

Quontic Bank launch Bitcoin rewards checking account

News | Cryptocurrencies | 16 Dec 2020

Quontic, an adaptive digital bank, has introduced Bitcoin Rewards Checking.

Quontic, digital bank, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Rewards Checking, FIS, US, NYDIG, mobile app

SmartMetric to introduce cryptocurrency key storage on its biometric card platform

News | Cards | 14 Dec 2020

SmartMetric has moved forward its planned release of its crypto key storage technology for use with credit and debit cards.

SmartMetric, biometric cards, cryptocurrency, encryption, debit cards, credit cards