Expert Believes Nuclear-Powered Crypto Mining Could Help Ukraine to Solve Energy Spending Problems

Bitcoin mining could be a proper asset to solve one of the significant issues in the Ukrainian energy sector: spending. A financial expert praised the recent push given by Ukraine’s government to nuclear-powered crypto mining across the nation. Crypto Mining Can ‘Smooth out’ Fluctuations in Consumption, Says Expert During an interview with Inshe, Alexei Mushak, an economic advisor to the former Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, Ukraine needs bitcoin (BTC) miners, but most importantly, to take advantage of the nuclear power plants that favor smooth operations while helping to save costs.…

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Co-Founder of South Africa’s Crypto Index Fund Reveals the Plan to Launch Country’s First Bitcoin ETF

Earle Loxton, the cofounder of EC10 (formerly DCX Capital) the institution behind the South African crypto index fund, says plans are afoot to launch the country’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF is expected to offer South African institutional investors an indirect way of getting exposure to bitcoin. According to Loxton, an application for this ETF will soon be lodged with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). However, Loxton also reveals in a podcast that before proceeding with the application, EC10 alongside Easy Equities will initially prioritize finding a suitable custodian…

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NFT Roundup: Tom Brady’s Autograph Initiative, Topps Digital Baseball Cards, Annoying Orange’s 4K NFT Clip

The past week has been busier than usual for the NFT ecosystem. Rap stars Jeezy and Riff Raff entered the NFT realm, Hoard introduced its lending platform for NFT-collateralized crypto loans, The Topps Company is dropping its Series 1 Baseball collectibles, super-quarterback Tom Brady is launching his own NFT initiative, Terra Virtua is releasing a Godzilla vs. Kong NFT line, and even Annoying Orange is NFTing. NFT-Collateralized Crypto Loans Arrive Hoard, an Ethereum-based NFT marketplace, launches a new loan platform called Pawn Shop, where you can use your NFTs as…

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‘Weird Coins Like DOGE and XRP Spike’- Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ 

Bitcoin bull and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has warned about cryptocurrency market volatility in a recent interview stemming from the Barron’s and Marketwatch’s “Investing in Crypto” virtual event series. In general and over the long term, Novogratz is bullish about bitcoin and companies like Coinbase remaining prosperous. Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ Shares in Coinbase Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: COIN) are currently down 5% since yesterday’s opening and during the launch billionaire Mike Novogratz spoke about the San Francisco firm and the crypto-economy in general. Novogratz has been a…

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World’s Largest Asset Manager Blackrock: Cryptocurrency Could Become a ‘Great Asset Class’

The CEO of Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, says that he is fascinated by cryptocurrency, believing that it could become a “great asset class.” However, he said that Blackrock has not received many inquiries from its institutional clients about having bitcoin in their portfolios. Blackrock’s CEO ‘Fascinated’ About Crypto Following Coinbase’s IPO via a direct listing on Nasdaq, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink was asked in an interview with CNBC Wednesday whether his view on cryptocurrency has changed. Blackrock is the world’s largest asset manager, with more than $8.7 trillion…

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South Korean City Threatens to Seize Cryptos From Tax Evaders

Crypto tax evasion is becoming a hot potato for the authorities in some Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea. A South Korean city is now actively fighting against tax evaders who are suspiciously reporting meager earnings in their filings. 511 Individuals in the Authorities’ Eyes According to Gugkje News, the authorities of Gyeongju, in North Gyeongsang Province, are aware of several possible cases of crypto tax evasion where individuals are reportedly hiding money into cryptocurrencies without reporting them before the tax authorities. As the new “Specific Financial Information…

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Edward Snowden Plans to Auction an NFT, Proceeds Will Go to Freedom of the Press Foundation

The whistleblower and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and subcontractor Edward Snowden has revealed he is stepping into the world of non-fungible token (NFT) assets. Moreover, 100% of the NFT sale proceeds will be donated to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. American Whistleblower Edward Snowden Mints an NFT Edward Snowden is a well known whistleblower who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) back in 2013. Snowden is a privacy advocate and has explained that he is positive about digital currencies like bitcoin (BTC) in…

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Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, Smartbch’s lead developer Wang Kui was interviewed by Satoshi’s Angels’ cofounder Cindy Wang and he explained the many benefits Smartbch will bring to the crypto ecosystem. Smartbch: Maximizing TPS With Bitcoin Cash There are many reasons why people…

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Insurance Giant AXA Allows Swiss Clients to Pay for Services With Bitcoin

The French multinational insurance firm AXA is now allowing clients in Switzerland to pay for services in bitcoin. The newly added support is part of the company’s “digital future” and stems from customer demand for crypto payments. AXA Supports Bitcoin Payments In Switzerland AXA has announced it is the first all-lines insurer in the country of Switzerland to accept bitcoin (BTC) for bill payments. At the end of 2019, AXA conducted a study and asked people 18 to 55 about what they thought about cryptocurrencies. The study had shown that…

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MIT Crypto Professor Gary Gensler Confirmed as New SEC Chairman

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now has a new chairman, Gary Gensler. President Joe Biden’s pick, the MIT professor, whose classes included blockchain technology, digital currencies, and financial technology, has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the SEC. SEC Has a New Chairman President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has been confirmed by the Senate as the new chairman of the top financial regulator. The Senate voted 53-45 on Wednesday to confirm his nomination. The four commissioners at…

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