Indonesia Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Like China, Minister Says as Crypto Trade Soars

Authorities in Indonesia do not intend to follow China’s example of imposing an outright ban on cryptocurrencies, a government official said, noting the country will limit itself to ensuring they are not used in illegal activities. The statement comes after local crypto exchanges registered a serious increase in turnover this year. Indonesia to Tighten Regulations Without Prohibiting Crypto Transactions The Indonesian government will not follow in the footsteps of China, which has confirmed a ban on all cryptocurrency transactions, the country’s Minister of Trade Muhammad Luthfi emphasized in comments to…

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LD Capital Establishes $50M FOF for Supporting High-Quality Blockchain Funds Worldwide Including 1kx

PRESS RELEASE. LD Capital announced it established a 50 million US dollars FOF towards supporting high-quality blockchain funds worldwide. Besides the financial support, hundreds of the projects invested by LD Capital will be shared as resources to the participated funds with post-investment services such as strategy consulting, market growth, and capital relations to enable the outstanding blockchain projects. LD Capital FOF has invested in well-known global funds like 1kx, Kraken Ventures, Republic, Shima Capital, Big Time Eco-fund, Signum Capital, and Hero Ventures. LD Capital FOF will continue to invest global…

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The ‘Feels Guy’ Gets Blockchained — Rare Wojak NFT Project to Launch 4,000 Randomly Generated Wojaks

While Pepe the frog and Doge made it into the limelight with unique and rare non-fungible token (NFT) assets, another NFT meme collection tied to the infamous 2010 meme “Wojak” has entered the fray. A new NFT collection stemming from the web portal called rarewojak.com has leveraged the notorious, old-school meme to release a compilation of Rare Wojak NFTs via the Solana network. Meet the Rare Wojak NFT Collection Wojak is an 11-year-old meme that appeared on the now-defunct imageboard Krautchan and after the picture went viral it could be…

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USDC Market Capitalization Hits $30 Billion — Stablecoin Adds $10 Billion in 4 Months

As of September 25, 2021, there’s $129.3 billion worth of stablecoin assets in existence which represents 6.54% of the crypto economy. The second-largest stablecoin by market valuation, USDC, has seen its capitalization increase a great deal, rising more than $10 billion in 125 days. Since May, USDC’s Market Cap Increased by 54% In recent times, Bitcoin.com News has reported on the growth of tether (USDT) as the market capitalization of USDT is near $70 billion today as the supply increased 1,500% in five years. Following that report, our newsdesk reported…

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US Senator Calls on SEC Chairman to Provide Regulatory Clarity on Cryptocurrencies

A U.S. senator has asked the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, to provide clear guidance on cryptocurrency regulation. The senator stated that in many enforcement actions, “the SEC did not identify the securities involved or the rationale for their status as securities, which would have provided much-needed public regulatory clarity.” US Senator Wants SEC to Provide Clear Guidance on Crypto Regulation Senator Pat Toomey, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, wrote a letter to SEC Chairman Gary…

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US Lawmakers See China’s Authoritarian Crackdown on Crypto as Big Opportunity

Several U.S. lawmakers see China’s authoritarian crackdown on cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, as “a perfect opportunity for American leadership on cryptocurrency.” One senator noted that it is “a reminder of our huge structural advantage over China.” US Lawmakers Comment on China’s Cryptocurrency Crackdown Following the latest news of China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency, several U.S. lawmakers have shared their views on the situation. Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania said: China’s authoritarian crackdown on crypto, including bitcoin, is a big opportunity for the U.S. It’s also a reminder of our huge structural advantage…

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Court Extends Detention of Finiko Pyramid Founder Doronin and His Right-Hand Man

A court in Tatarstan has extended the detention of Kirill Doronin, founder of Russia’s largest Ponzi scheme in recent times, Finiko. Doronin will spend at least two more months in custody as authorities fear he could hide from law enforcement. Ilgiz Shakirov, vice-president of the crypto pyramid, remains under detention as well. Finiko Mastermind Doronin Denied House Arrest Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, has decided to keep the two most prominent figures of the Finiko crypto pyramid in custody. This week, the…

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A Rocky Start for Bukele’s Bitcoin Law — El Salvador After Adoption

The adoption of bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador has been one of the biggest events in the cryptocurrency world this year. However, Nayib Bukele, president of the country, has taken a course of action many consider mistaken. In any case, the Bitcoin Law has put Bitcoin in the global spotlight as a potential engine for financial change in the Central American country. Bukele’s Bitcoin Law Barges In When President Nayib Bukele announced he would push to approve a law declaring bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador, he might…

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Bhutan Partners With Ripple to Pilot Digital Ngultrum on a Private Ledger

The Central Bank of Bhutan, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), has partnered with Ripple to start testing a model of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) using Ripple’s technology. The test will be using Ripple’s own CBDC private ledger, to support similar use cases. The pilot test will include retail, cross-border and wholesale payments for the proposed CBDC. Bhutan Involves Ripple in CBDC Pilot Test Bhutan, a small country located in the south of Asia, is working on the issuance of a central bank digital currency of its fiat currency,…

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These 3 NFT Projects Collectively Captured Over $10 Billion in Sales

Non-fungible token (NFT) assets have taken the world by storm in 2021 and three current projects in the NFT universe have seen sales stretch into the billions. Statistics show that the NFT marketplace Opensea, the blockchain NFT game Axie Infinity, and the digital collectible series Cryptopunks have collectively captured over $10 billion in sales. Opensea, Axie Infinity, Cryptopunks Crack $10 Billion in Sales As the end of September approaches, the combined sales of three distinct NFT projects have made more than $10 billion in all-time sales. All three projects are…

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