Ground Reports Concerning Salvadoran Bitcoin Law Highlight False Narrative Painted by Influencers

On Tuesday, Bitcoin.com News spoke with Marc Falzon, an individual who has been documenting the bitcoin rollout in El Salvador since the law was implemented on September 7. Falzon says that there are a number of issues that no one is talking about in regard to the bitcoin law and the Chivo wallet, a government-crafted bitcoin wallet. One specific issue is the fact that Chivo wallet users cannot spend less than $5 when using the app. Marc Falzon: Reporting on the Bitcoin Situation in El Salvador from the Ground On…

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Sources With Ties to Washington Say Joe Biden Will Renominate Fed Chair Jerome Powell

Unnamed sources familiar with the matter indicate the Biden administration may allow Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell to continue as the central bank’s lead. The news follows three U.S. representatives asking Biden to replace Powell with a central bank leader that addresses equality and climate change. Jerome Powell to Stay for Second Term, Sources Say A report written by Market Watch contributor Greg Robb shows that U.S. president Joe Biden and his administration will likely keep Jerome Powell at the helm of the central bank. Robb says the sources stem…

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NY Attorney General Shuts Down Crypto Trading Platform Coinseed That Cheated Investors out of Millions

New York Attorney General Letitia James has secured a court order to shut down cryptocurrency exchange Coinseed. The order also “permanently appoints the court receiver to obtain, safeguard, and return all assets invested and traded through” the exchange. New York Attorney General Letitia James Shuts Down Crypto Exchange The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday that the attorney general has shut down cryptocurrency trading platform Coinseed. James has secured a judgment against Coinseed and its founder and CEO, Delgerdalai Davaasambuu, “that permanently halts their illegal and…

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State Bank of India Blocks Payments to Cryptocurrency Exchanges on UPI Platform

State Bank of India (SBI) has reportedly blocked payments to cryptocurrency exchanges using its Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Payment processors have been told to disable the bank’s UPI for crypto merchants. Payment Processors Instructed to Disable SBI UPI for Crypto Firms State Bank of India, the country’s largest bank, has reportedly “blocked the receipt of funds by crypto bourses on its UPI platform,” the Economic Times reported Wednesday, citing sources in the payments industry. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is an instant real-time payment system developed by the National Payments Corporation…

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HOGE Announces Collaboration With the DeFi Angels

The Original DeFi Meme Token – HOGE has joined forces with the DeFi Angels to give their project a voice on Capitol Hill as the regulation conversation heats up. It’s no secret that American based blockchain crypto companies are fighting the infrastructure bill in D.C. This bill could create big change in the world of DeFi over the next several years. HOGE is an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain that has a 2% tax on every transfer. Part of that tax is reflected to current holders, and part is…

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Bitcoin Will Not Become Legal Tender in Uzbekistan, Central Bank Official Insists

Cryptocurrency cannot be adopted as a means of payment in Uzbekistan, a high-ranking official from the country’s central bank has recently stated. Speaking to local media, the regulator’s representative also noted that unlike cryptocurrencies, the national fiat is backed by the bank’s assets. The statement comes in spite of Tashkent’s crypto-friendly moves in the past. Cryptocurrency Cannot Be Accepted for Payments in Uzbekistan, Monetary Authority Says Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin cannot be recognized as legal tender in Uzbekistan and that’s unlikely to ever change, a central bank official told Spot…

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25% of South Africans Own Cryptocurrency With Average Value of Assets Held Below $70

According to the findings of a study by KLA, a market research and data specialist firm, some 47% of South African adults are holders of cryptocurrency, with the majority of this number holding low-value investments. In addition, the study shows that 36% plan to invest in crypto in the future. South Africans Still Experimenting With Cryptocurrency Though the KLA findings report that 47% of South Africans are holders, the Businesstech report quoting KLA’s Tessa Nowosenetz explains the value of crypto assets held is still very low. This low average value…

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Interactive Brokers Launches Cryptocurrency Trading for Customers Through Paxos

Interactive Brokers, one of the largest online brokerage firms, has announced today it is offering cryptocurrency trading services in alliance with Paxos. Users of the platform now have a complete suite of cryptocurrency trading options, along with traditional trading offerings like stocks and bonds. The company recognized the importance of digital assets for traders to help them achieve their financial objectives. Interactive Brokers Debuts Crypto Trading Interactive Brokers, an online brokerage with more than one million customers, has introduced cryptocurrency to its suite of trading options, plans for which its…

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Zabu Finance Suffers First Big Exploit in Avalanche Defi, Loses $3.2 Million

Zabu Finance, a decentralized yield farming protocol on Avalanche, suffered the first big hack related to the chain. The protocol was the victim of an exploit that allowed an attacker to steal $3.2 million in tokens, according to reports. The core of the exploit happened due to a vulnerability in the design of the Spore token, which allowed the minting of 4.5 billion zabu that were successfully withdrawn from the platform, taking the value of the currency to 0. Zabu Finance Suffers First Big Avalanche Hack Zabu Finance, a yield…

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Digital Ruble to Help Curb Use of ‘Money Surrogates,’ Russia Says in Financial Strategy Document

The launch of a digital ruble will be among Russia’s key priorities of digitalization this decade, the country’s financial market development strategy has confirmed. The document claims the issuance of a digital national fiat will help the central bank to prevent Russians from using “money surrogates” as officials have previously called cryptocurrencies. Bank of Russia to Issue Digital Ruble by 2030, According to Financial Market Development Plan The Strategy for the Development of the Financial Market of the Russian Federation by 2030 was released this week by the Ministry of…

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