Mike Novogratz Says Institutions Are Buying Bitcoin, Politicians Need More Crypto Education

Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz says that cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, have bounced back because institutional investors are buying. Responding to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s anti-crypto stance, he stated, “We need to do a much better job going to D.C.” to educate lawmakers. Novogratz Says Institutions Are Buying Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz talked about the outlook for bitcoin in an interview with CNBC Wednesday. He was asked how he sees bitcoin’s price action and what he thinks has been driving the price of the cryptocurrency back to the $40,000…

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Ripple and SBI Collaborate to Launch On-Demand Liquidity in Japan — XRP Surges

Ripple has launched its first On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service implementation in Japan in partnership with SBI Remit, a large Japanese money transfer provider, and Philippine crypto exchange Coins.ph. Ripple, SBI, Coins.ph Collaborate to Launch Ripplenet’s On-Demand Liquidity Ripple Labs announced Wednesday “the launch of Ripplenet’s first live On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service implementation in Japan” in collaboration with SBI Remit Co. Ltd. and Coins.ph. SBI Holdings, an investor and shareholder of Ripple, independently announced Wednesday that SBI Remit and crypto exchange SBI VC Trade have launched “Japan’s first international remittance service…

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Survey Shows 3 out of 4 Sports Fans Are Skeptical About the Longevity of NFT Investments

Over the last year and a half, non-fungible tokens (NFT) have seen massive hype and millions of dollars worth of sales executed at auctions. A recent survey produced by bonusfinder.com shows sports fans are doubtful of the NFT craze as the poll’s findings show nearly three out of four people are “moderately skeptical” about the long-term outcome of NFTs as an investment. Sports Fans Are Skeptical of NFTs but 62% Know About the Technology Non-fungible tokens have been a very hot topic in 2021 and worldwide Google Trends (GT) data…

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Paypal Plans to Study Transactions That Fund Extremism, Anti-Government Groups

The payment processing giant Paypal has revealed it has partnered with the nonprofit organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). According to the announcement, Paypal is researching transactions settled on the payment network that allegedly fund hate groups and extremism. Paypal to Study Transactions With the Anti-Defamation League A report from Reuters notes that Paypal is studying transactions that involve “extremists” and that fund “hate movements.” The company will investigate and disrupt the financial flows that support specific hate groups and alleged “anti-government organizations.” The announcement notes that the initiative will be…

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South Korea Proposes Law Allowing Direct Seizure and Sale of Crypto Assets to Pay Overdue Taxes

The South Korean government has proposed an amendment to the tax code to allow the country’s tax authority to seize and sell cryptocurrencies belonging to delinquent taxpayers. “The revision will allow direct seizing without court-approved change in ownership records. Assets held by tax dodgers in the form of digital coins will no longer evade seizure and forfeiture,” said a government official. Korean Government Wants Ability to Seize and Sell Cryptocurrencies of Delinquent Taxpayers South Korea’s finance ministry announced the 2021 Tax Law Amendment Bill Monday, which is part of the…

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US Senator Says Cryptocurrencies Put Americans’ Hard-Earned Money at Risk

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says cryptocurrencies are not real dollars and they “put Americans’ hard-earned money at risk.” Referring to decentralized finance (defi) as “a shady, diffuse network of online funny money,” he said, “if we want a solution to Americans’ legitimate fears about our banking system, shady start-ups are not the answer.” Senator Brown’s Warning About Cryptocurrencies U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, raised concerns about cryptocurrency in his opening statement at Tuesday’s hearing titled “Cryptocurrencies: What are they…

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Relief Fund Has a Difficult Time Cashing Out the $1B Worth of SHIB Vitalik Buterin Donated

In mid-May, the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, donated $1 billion worth of shiba inu (SHIB) tokens to India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund (CCRF). Close to three months later, the CCRF organizers say they have been having issues cashing out the SHIB tokens and so far, only $20 million has been paid out. It’s Not Easy Cashing Out SHIB Tokens Roughly two months ago, Vitalik Buterin decided to donate $1 billion worth of shiba inu (SHIB) tokens to India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund (CCRF). Following the donation, CCRF thanked Buterin…

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Dvision Network Bringing a New NFT Experience on Enjin Blockchain Network

Dvision Network has emerged as one of the fastest-growing NFT and blockchain gaming protocols in recent months. The blockchain protocol has made significant progress since its inception and continues to create new milestones. The latest is a partnership with the leading NFT ecosystem provider and creator of the ERC-1155 token standard Enjin. Enjin is a significant stakeholder in the NFT sector and has played a crucial role in developing blockchain-based gaming, metaverses, and NFT projects. Dvision migrates to Enjin blockchain Dvision has migrated to the Enjin blockchain and will now…

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Digital Euro to Handle ‘Almost Unlimited’ Payments, Estonian Central Bank Says After Test

A blockchain-based digital euro would be highly scalable allowing it to process an almost unlimited number of payments, the central bank of Estonia has concluded following a recent experiment. Central banks from several euro area countries and the ECB participated in the test, which also professed to show the digital currency’s carbon footprint would be smaller than that of card payments. 300,000 Payments a Second Processed During Digital Euro Trial An experiment carried out as part of the recently launched ‘Investigation Phase’ of the digital euro project has established that…

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Nigerian Central Bank Stops Forex Sales to Bureaus de Change — Operators Accused of Feeding Black Market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently announced the abrupt end to sales and outsourcing of foreign exchange to Bureau de Change (BDC) operators after accusing them of failing to stick to their core mandate. Instead of providing forex to retail users, BDCs are believed to be supplying the scarce resource to so-called “illegal” dealers. BDC Operators Accused of Fueling Parallel Market Activity The illegal dealers, in turn, avail the foreign exchange to clients at parallel market exchange rates. For instance, while the CBN insists that the naira’s exchange rate…

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