Global Investment Bank Morgan Stanley Launches Dedicated Cryptocurrency Research Team

Global investment bank Morgan Stanley is establishing a new cryptocurrency research team. “The launch of dedicated crypto research is in recognition of the growing significance of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets in global markets,” the bank said. Morgan Stanley Sets Up New Research Team Morgan Stanley is launching a dedicated cryptocurrency research team, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing the bank’s internal memo to staff it has seen. Led by Sheena Shah, the firm’s lead cryptocurrency analyst, the team will research cryptocurrencies’ impact on both equities and fixed income globally. Shah will…

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Unveils Plan to Raise $1.5 Billion by Selling Bonds

Amid trouble with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), global cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase unveils its plan to raise $1.5 billion by selling bonds. Coinbase Plans to Issue $1.5 Billion in Bonds Coinbase Global Inc. (Nasdaq: COIN) announced Monday “its intention to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of its Senior Notes due 2028 and 2031 in a private offering.” The company explained that the notes “will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Coinbase Inc.” and “The interest rate, redemption provisions, and other…

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iME Lists on AscendEX

PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX is thrilled to announce the listing of the iMe token (LIME) under the pair USDT/LIME on Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. UTC. iMe is an innovative, Telegram-based messaging platform with extended functionality and DeFi capabilities. iMe is the only project to introduce DeFi functionality on a messaging platform. iMe has integrated Artificial Intelligence, “Topics,” an alternative to Telegram folders, built-in Google Translations, a functional Cloud with Albums, and many other unique developments on its platform. Similar to the functions offered by Telegram, iMe users can send messages,…

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As Crypto Economy Slumps, Total Value Locked in Defi Continues to Rise

Approximately nine days ago, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) across various blockchains was around $176 billion. At that time, bitcoin ($49,937) and ethereum ($3,886) fiat values were much higher. Despite the fact that the crypto economy and these coins have dipped in value, the TVL across defi has continued to rise, climbing more than 5% to $185.32 billion. Defi TVL Across All Chains Rises by More Than 5% Over 9 Days Decentralized finance (defi) has attracted billions of dollars and at the time of writing, the…

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Solana Block Production Stalls for Hours, SOL Holders Unable to Transact, Validators Deploy a Fix

According to reports on social media, crypto forums, onchain metrics, and the Solana Status Twitter account indicate that Solana’s blockchain has stalled. Solana mainnet-beta suffered a four-hour downtime and is still down after a technical glitch. Solana’s Network Stalls In recent times, solana (SOL) joined the top ten crypto assets by market valuation and today, SOL’s market cap position is the seventh-largest. At the time of writing, SOL has been exchanging hands for $159 per unit and is down 2.8% during the last week. @phantom I’m locked out of my…

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Dogecoin’s Four-Legged Fall — DOGE Slides to 9th Market Cap Position Dropping 18% Last Month

The infamous dogecoin was one of the first meme-based digital currencies and it’s safe to say that the coin inspired a myriad of meme-focused or joke tokens meant to be used for fun. However, while dogecoin has had a phenomenal 2021 rising 8,515% in 12 months, during the last month dogecoin prices have stagnated a great deal. At one time, dogecoin held the fourth largest market capitalization but today, the original meme-coin’s overall market valuation has slid to the ninth position. Dogecoin Slips to the Ninth Largest Market Position After…

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Walmart Investigates How Fake Press Release of Its Partnership With Litecoin Got Posted

Following the fake news of its partnership with Litecoin, Walmart Inc. says it is looking into how the fraudulent press release was issued. The Litecoin Foundation and Charlie Lee are also investigating the matter. In addition, Globenewswire says it will also work with authorities “to request – and facilitate – a full investigation, including into any criminal activity associated with this matter.” Walmart Responds to Fake News of Its Partnership With Litecoin The retail giant issued a press release in response to the fake news of its partnership with Litecoin…

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Bank of Russia Recommends Banks to Block Cards, Wallets Used to Transact With Crypto Exchangers

The central bank of Russia has advised commercial banks on how to identify and block cards and wallet accounts used by shady businesses. Along with illegal forex dealers and financial pyramids, the regulator has also listed crypto exchangers as suspicious entities. New AML Recommendations by Bank of Russia Target Cryptocurrency Exchangers Russia’s central bank has issued a set of criteria that banks can use to identify cards and e-wallets used by companies operating in the shadow economy, Forklog reported. According to the monetary authority, these include not only illegal forex…

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ZPAE Solves World Retail Challenges Using FinTech at Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park

PRESS RELEASE. Sharjah, September 2021 – The Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) issued its third Distributed Ledger Technologies license (DLT) to ZelaaPayAE. Focusing on numerous areas related to the exchange of value, ZelaaPayAE works strongly to advance tokenisation and through its multiple arms and divisions promotes non-fungible tokens (NFTs), payments infrastructures and various other blockchain applications. The CEO, Mr. Sahil Arora said, “We chose to set up at SRTIP because of their acute understanding of the space we operate in. They understood the requirement for an environment to…

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New York Fed’s Consumer Inflation Report Expects US Inflation to Hit 5.2% by Next Year

Americans are still very concerned about inflation as the latest Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) report from August indicates that U.S. consumers expect inflation to be 5.2% a year from now. The SCE response data hasn’t been this high since 2013, and it’s increased since the month prior, when U.S. residents expected 4.9% at the time. Month After Month, Consumer Inflation Expectations Continue to Climb Higher The cost of services and goods in the United States has risen a great deal and Americans have been worried about rising inflation. Citizens…

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