Reserve Proposes Customers to Use Their Business Zelle Accounts to Process Payments

Reserve, a fintech and cryptocurrency-related exchange and payment processing app, sent an email yesterday to its customers asking for their help in processing payments by leveraging their personal Zelle accounts to do so. This raised certain alarms in the community, that are now wary of a third-party company using their accounts to do its payments on its behalf. Reserve Proposes Customers to Use Their Zelle Accounts for Payment Processing Yesterday, lots of customers were surprised by an email sent by Reserve (a fintech/ cryptocurrency exchange and payment processing company backed…

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E-Commerce Giant Mercadolibre Buys Bitcoins Worth $7.8 Million for Treasury

Mercadolibre Inc., Latin America’s leading e-commerce company with almost 70 million users on its marketplace, has bought bitcoins worth almost $8 million for its treasury. With this move, the company has joined a growing list of corporations with the cryptocurrency on their balance sheets. Mercadolibre Holds Bitcoin on Balance Sheet Mercadolibre Inc. reported its first-quarter financial results Wednesday declaring that the company is holding bitcoin on its balance sheet. An Argentine company incorporated in the U.S. that operates online marketplaces dedicated to e-commerce and auctions, Mercadolibre is listed on Nasdaq…

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Osprey Polkadot Trust Arrives as Institutional Interest in Altcoins Swells

The newest investment trust tracking polkadot echoes other moves by the fund manager to make cryptos accessible via traditional equity markets and satisfy growing investor demand as interest in ETPs mounts. Low-Fee Offering to be Launched on OTCQX Market Bitcoin may have been the first crypto to make a splash in traditional financial markets via CME futures listing and the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, but other coins are quickly following suit as investors increasingly appreciate the utility of blockchain-based tokens. The fanfare that has accompanied the rise of polkadot (DOT) has…

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Vietnam Plans to Regulate Digital Currencies After Commissioning a Crypto Research Group

Vietnam is treading waters into the cryptocurrency industry, as the government recently commissioned a research group for the purpose. The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance is conducting an in-depth study of cryptocurrencies for regulation purposes. One Million Vietnamese Are Reportedly Crypto Users According to ASEAN Briefing, the ministry seeks to gather enough data to clearly see how a regulatory process can be made in the country. The research comes in the wake of virtual currencies booming globally in terms of popularity, says the announcement. The government believes there is an estimated…

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South Korean Police Raid Crypto Exchange Allegedly Involved in a $214M Multi-Level Marketing Fraud

Authorities in South Korea have launched a major raid against a domestic crypto exchange allegedly involved in a millionaire multi-level marketing (MLM) fraud. The police accuse V Global platform of running an illicit operation that reportedly stole hundreds of millions of dollars from investors. Masterminds Could Have Defrauded Over 40,000 People According to Yonhap, police obtained a court order to conduct searches into 22 properties connected with the crypto firm, including its headquarters based in the financial district of Gangnam in Seoul. Although local media outlets refused to disclose the…

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Yearn Finance Founder Andre Cronje Set to Fight the Rug Pulled Crypto Messiah in a Dubai Boxing Match

South African crypto entrepreneur and Yearn Finance founder, Andre Cronje, is set to brawl Crypto Messiah in a physical fight at a Dubai crypto conference. The event, which has been dubbed the Cryptocurrency International boxing match, is scheduled to take place on October 15. Pledged Prize Goes to Charity According to organizers of the fight, the pledged $1 million prize money, which will be in the form of Phantom tokens, will be donated to a yet to be advised charity organisation. In a tweet, one of the boxing event organizers,…

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The NFL Gets a Taste of Crypto as Grayscale Partners With the New York Giants

The world’s largest cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments has announced the first partnership with a National Football League (NFL) team. Grayscale will be the official digital currency asset management partner for the New York Giants and will sponsor a number of events. Grayscale Investments Partners With the New York Giants Following a number of NBA teams getting in on crypto-asset acceptance and partnering with crypto companies, Grayscale Investments has revealed a partnership with the NFL team the New York Giants. Grayscale, a crypto asset manager with over $46 billion in…

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Dogecoin Has ‘Remarkably Strong Fundamentals’ Despite Deficiencies, Says Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital

Bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz’s company, Galaxy Digital, has analyzed dogecoin and concluded that “despite its deficiencies, dogecoin has remarkably strong fundamentals and powerful forces supporting its rise.” Novogratz admitted that he had been too bearish on the cryptocurrency. Dogecoin Should Not Be Ignored, Says Galaxy Digital Galaxy Digital Research published a report on Tuesday entitled “Dogecoin: The Most Honest Sh*tcoin.” The report outlines the history and progress of Dogecoin, noting that its appeal “has always been its honesty.” The authors described that “Unlike many other cryptocurrency projects, Dogecoin does not…

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It’s Time: UFC to Launch Fan Token for Millions Around the World

UFC, the world’s largest MMA promotion, is preparing to mint its own token. The company, which has played a key role in the rise of the combat sport’s popularity, now wants to provide a growing fan base with access to exclusive content, rights, and rewards using blockchain technology. UFC Fan Token to Have a Maximum Supply of 20 Million The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced this week it’s going to launch the $UFC Fan Token next month. The coin will be minted in partnership with Chiliz, a blockchain company that…

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Swiss SEBA Bank Dives Into Defi Expanding Its Offering With 3 Tokens

Switzerland-based crypto bank SEBA is adding support for three defi tokens, bringing the number of cryptocurrencies available on its platform to a total of nine. SEBA clients are able to buy, store and trade with fiat any of these cryptos. SEBA Bank Supports the Coins of 3 Defi Protocols With the new tokens, SEBA Bank is not only expanding its offering but entering into the decentralized finance (defi) world, the fintech noted in an official announcement published this week. The financial company believes it’s now supporting “the tokens of the…

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