Binance Obtains In-principle Approval to Operate With Cryptocurrencies in Kazakhstan

Crypto exchange Binance has been granted preliminary approval to offer trading and custody services for digital assets in Kazakhstan. The exchange is yet to complete the full application process but the development has already been hailed as a landmark achievement for the company in the Central Asian nation which only recently took steps to regulate coin trading. Binance Receives Regulatory Approval From Kazakhstan Authorities Kazakhstan’s Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA), the regulatory body that oversees the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), has issued a temporary license approval to the world’s…

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Colombia Plans to Launch Digital Currency to Reduce Tax Evasion

The government of Colombia revealed it has plans to launch a digital currency. One of the purposes of this new currency would be to curb tax evasion and enhance the traceability of transactions made by citizens. The proposed measure would also be accompanied by restrictions on cash payments and transactions of over 10 million Colombian pesos ($2,400). Colombia to Launch Its Own Digital Currency Many countries are now looking to digitize part of their economies in order to better understand and control the flow of money in their economies. The…

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Soneva’s Luxury Resorts Now Accept Crypto Payments

Luxury resort chain Soneva has reportedly begun accepting cryptocurrency payments at its resorts in the Maldives and Thailand. “Accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method is another example of enabling our international guests to easily make payments from anywhere in the world.” Soneva Accepts Cryptocurrency Payments Luxury resort chain Soneva has reportedly begun accepting payments in bitcoin and ethereum at its resorts. Soneva has three resorts in the Maldives (Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani, and Soneva in Aqua). The company also has a resort in Thailand (Soneva Kiri). Bitcoin and ether can…

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‘Big Short’ Investor Michael Burry Dumps All Stocks but One After Predicting Market Crash

Hedge fund manager Michael Burry’s Scion Asset Management dumped all but one of its stock holdings in the second quarter, according to the firm’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Burry, famed for forecasting the 2008 financial crisis, has predicted a stock market crash, warning that winter is coming. Michael Burry Sells All Stocks but One Michael Burry’s investment firm Scion Asset Management dumped all of its stock holdings except one in the second quarter, the company’s disclosure filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

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Report: Celsius CEO Accused of Controlling Crypto Company’s Trading Scheme and Placing Bad Bets

According to a recent report published on Tuesday, the Israeli-American founder and CEO of Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky, was in charge of the company’s trading strategy. The report, citing multiple people familiar with the matter, said Mashinsky sold millions of dollars’ worth of bitcoin in anticipation to buy bitcoin cheap. Except after the CEO allegedly placed this bet, bitcoin markets followed the opposite trend, and the leading crypto asset accumulated some gains. People Familiar With the Celsius Situation Say Mashinsky Was Trading on ‘Bad Information’ On Tuesday, the Financial Times…

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Ron Paul Insists US Economy’s ‘Collapse Will Come,’ Former Congressman Says Liquidation Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’

Just recently the American author, economist, and retired politician Ron Paul discussed the rising tensions between China and Taiwan during an interview and he talked about the U.S. economy as well. Paul insists that the U.S. economy’s “collapse will come,” and he further stressed that “debt has to be liquidated.” ‘End the Fed’ Evangelist Ron Paul Says the ‘Real World Cannot Run on Lies’ The former 2008 candidate for the presidency of the United States, Ron Paul, believes the U.S. government has gotten out of hand. Paul is well known…

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Proposals for New Common Currency Resonate in Latam, to Undermine US Dollar Dependency

Two new proposals for a new common currency to be established in Latam have been made recently. Former Brazilian president and candidate Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva mentioned the idea in May, and the president of the Colombian Congress, Roy Barreras, mentioned the same idea during the inauguration of president Gustavo Petro earlier this month. The idea behind this would be to lessen the dependence of the region on the US dollar. Lula and Barreras Propose Latam Common Currency The proposal for a new common currency to be established between…

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Embattled Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Seeks Judicial Management in Order to Rehabilitate the Company

Eight days ago, the crypto lender Hodlnaut announced that the platform was suspending withdrawals after citing volatile market conditions. This week the company says it is seeking judicial management that aims to “provide the best chance of recovery.” Hodlnaut Updates Customers — Crypto Lender Asks Singapore High Court for Judicial Management The crypto lender Hodlnaut is looking for help from the courts so the platform can “avoid a forced liquidation” of the company’s assets. Last week on August 8, 2022, the crypto startup paused withdrawals and noted that the firm…

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Biggest Movers: DOGE Races to 3-Month High, XMR Hits Strongest Price Since June

Dogecoin moved to a three-month high on Tuesday, as prices of the token were up by over 15%. Today’s move comes despite crypto markets mainly falling, with the global market cap 0.21% lower as of writing. Monero was also up, hitting a multi-month high in the process. Dogecoin (DOGE) Less than 24 hours after shiba inu neared a fresh three-month high, its fellow meme coin dogecoin (DOGE), also hit a twelve-week peak. The token surged to an intraday peak of $0.08848 in today’s session, which comes after yesterday’s low of…

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Coin Center Says OFAC’s Tornado Cash Ban ‘Exceeds Statutory Authority,’ Plans to ‘Engage’ With US Watchdog

On August 15, the non-profit that focuses on policy issues facing crypto assets, Coin Center, published a blog post that says the organization is looking at the legality of the recent Tornado Cash sanctions enforced by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). The post, published by Coin Center’s Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh, explains that by treating autonomous code as a ‘person’ “OFAC exceeds its statutory authority.” Coin Center Insists ‘OFAC Has Overstepped Its Legal Authority’ Coin Center’s executive director Jerry Brito and director of…

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