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With bitcoin’s popularity rising, a growing number of businesses in Scotland have been introducing cryptocurrency payments. A roofing company from Glasgow now says more and more of its customers, including pensioners, are willing to pay with crypto. ASAP Roofing Accepts Cryptocurrency for Its Services Kaeleb Mckay, who runs a roofing company with his father, Cameron,
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South Africa’s Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) has a released new position paper that calls for the regulation of the country’s cryptocurrency ecosystem. In the document, the IFWG, which is a creation of the South Africa Reserve Bank (SARB), recommends “a staged approach to bring crypto-assets within the regulatory remit through the regulation of crypto
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JPMorgan struggles to “see any tangible economic benefits associated with adopting bitcoin as a second form of legal tender.” Commenting on El Salvador’s bitcoinization, JPMorgan did not rule out that the country’s move to make the cryptocurrency legal tender may be “the beginning of a broader trend among similarly situated, smaller nations.” JPMorgan’s Opinion on
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Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bill to make Bitcoin legal tender passes in El Salvador
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The Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) is under fire for an alleged unconstitutional seizure of 800 safety deposit boxes in Beverly Hills. According to reports, the FBI confiscated $86 million in cash, jewelry, and thousands of gold and silver bars. Box holders and their lawyers are calling out the federal law enforcement agency for lacking sufficient
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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has proposed dividing crypto assets into two groups and regulating them based on their market, liquidity, credit, and operational risks to banks. Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, will be subject to “a new conservative prudential treatment.” Crypto Regulation Proposed by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision The Basel Committee has proposed
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Plethori, by description, is the first cross-chain ETF trading and development platform that is powered by Polkadot. The era of decentralized finance (DeFi) has already kicked off and it appears like the new segment of digital finance is here for the long term. With a strong foundation already in place, major investors are entering the
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The Texas Department of Banking has announced that state-chartered banks can provide cryptocurrency custody services. “The Texas Department of Banking believes that the authority to provide these services with respect to virtual currencies already exists,” the banking authority said. Texas State-Chartered Banks Officially Authorized to Offer Crypto Custody Services The Texas Department of Banking issued
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The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has enacted new rules for cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the country. Certain types of cryptocurrencies, including meme coins, fan coins, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), are prohibited to trade on crypto exchanges. Thailand Sets New Rules for Crypto Exchanges, Banning Certain Types of Cryptocurrencies The Thai Securities and Exchange
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India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has reportedly sent a notice to Wazirx, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in India, under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, (FEMA). The investigation was initiated “on the basis of the ongoing money-laundering investigation into Chinese owned illegal online betting applications,” the ED detailed. ED’s FEMA Investigation of Wazirx
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After debating the issue for over eight years, the secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mathias Cormann, welcomed a historic international agreement by G-7 finance ministers from the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Canada on key elements of global tax reform designed to address the tax
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The Bank of Namibia (BON) has warned individuals investing in cryptocurrencies that it will not entertain their complaints should they get scammed. The institution argues that since its mandate does not currently cover digital currencies, it lacks the “legal power” to follow up on such complaints. Growing Namibian Interest in Crypto This latest BON warning
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