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  1. The South Korean government is considering imposing tougher regulations, including a unified listing standard, on all cryptocurrency exchanges in the country following the collapse of cryptocurrency terra (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST). Korean Government’s Meeting With Cryptocurrency Exchanges The South Korean government is shifting responsibility for the crash of cryptocurrency terra (LUNA) and algorithmic stablecoin terrausd (UST) onto crypto exchanges, the Korea Times reported Thursday. The Korean National Assembly and the government held an emergency meeting with the heads of majo
  2. A16z, one of the most influential VC firms in the crypto field, has announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency fund to invest in the development of Web3 startups. This fourth crypto fund from the firm, which will launch with a budget of $4.5 billion dollars, is set to focus on several key fields in the crypto environment, including blockchain games and decentralized finance. A16z Bets Big on Web3 and Crypto A16z, one of the most active VC firms in crypto, has revealed it is launching yet another crypto investment fund. The new endeavor of the company, which will have $4.5 billion at its d
  3. Bitso, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in Latam, has announced a series of layoffs due to the recent downturn in the cryptocurrency market. The exchange, which has a workforce of 800 workers, has decided to let go of more than 10% of its staff citing a change in the long-term strategy for the company, just when it had announced its expansion to Colombia. Crypto Exchange Bitso Lays Off Over 10% of Its Employees Bitso, one of the first cryptocurrency unicorns in Latam, has announced it is taking measures to preserve the operation of the company during the current market downturn.
  4. Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that dogecoin will soon be accepted at Spacex for merchandise, in the same way Tesla is accepting DOGE payments. Furthermore, Starlink subscriptions may also be paid with dogecoin “one day.” Spacex to Soon Accept Dogecoin for Merchandise Dogecoin got a little boost Friday when Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Spacex will soon accept the meme cryptocurrency for merchandise. The Spacex boss tweeted: “Tesla merch can be bought with DOGE, soon Spacex merch too.” In addition, Musk said that Spacex’s Starlink subscriptions may “one day” be
  5. Several U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill to prohibit app platforms in the country from hosting apps that enable transactions using China’s central bank digital currency, the digital yuan. “The Chinese Communist Party will use its digital currency to control and spy on anyone who uses it. We can’t give China that chance,” said the senator who introduced the bill. Defending Americans from Authoritarian Digital Currencies Act U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduced the “Defending Americans from Authoritarian Digital Currencies Act” Wednesday. The bill is co-sponsored by Senat
  6. Following the company launching a fiat-pegged tied to the value of the Mexican peso, Tether, the stablecoin issuer has announced the firm has launched tether tokens on the Polygon network. The Polygon integration follows the stablecoin being added to the Avalanche and Kusama blockchain networks. Tether Joins the Polygon Blockchain Ecosystem The largest stablecoin by market capitalization, tether (USDT), is now supported on the Polygon blockchain (formally called Matic). USDT’s market valuation today is $72.6 billion and the stablecoin trade volume is $59.15 billion out of the $106.34 bi
  7. According to a study called “A World of NFT Adoption” published by nftclub.com, the United States has the most non-fungible token (NFT) company headquarters in the world. While the U.S. captures more than 41% of the NFT companies worldwide, the second largest number of NFT startup locations stems from Singapore, as the country hosts over 10% in the region. 91 NFT Companies Reside in the US, Singapore Follows With 24 Startups, Taiwan Leads the World in Terms of NFT Interest NFT Club published a research report that analyzes Google searches related to non-fungible tokens and the quantity of
  8. The whereabouts of Alexander Altunbashev, a Bulgarian entrepreneur and crypto trader, are unknown since Monday. Law enforcement officials are now investigating his possible abduction while some in the local crypto community speculate he might be hiding from disgruntled investors. Bulgarian Authorities Investigate Possible Kidnapping of Alleged Crypto Millionaire Police in Bulgaria are trying to locate a businessman who went missing under strange circumstances earlier this week. The 32-year-old Alexander Altunbashev is an IT specialist and entrepreneur who, according to media reports, made
  9. The economist David Dodge, the former seventh governor of the Bank of Canada, says gold is an “antique instrument,” and he believes Canada’s central bank got rid of its gold reserves for this very reason. Despite saying gold is an outdated financial tool, Dodge said that the leading crypto asset bitcoin (BTC) has no place in the Bank of Canada’s reserves. David Dodge: The Bank of Canada ‘Holding This Antique Instrument of Stability Called Gold Really Didn’t Make Any Sense’ David Dodge, the former seventh governor of the Bank of Canada (BofC), thinks gold is an antiquated payment tool and
  10. UK-based StableOne’s newest venture, an app called StableFund, is spearheading a new outlook on crypto. This innovative app is all set to make the lives of crypto investors a lot better. Built on the Polygon chain and powered by sophisticated technology, this state-of-the-art AI trading bot is full of promise. StableFund gives users a platform to trade altcoins using its AI bot. Altcoins, short for alternative coins, are cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. The most popularly known altcoins include Ethereum, Ripple, NEO, etc. These cryptocurrencies are fast gaining momentum owing to their
  11. U.S. equities markets jumped on Thursday as stock traders saw some relief after a number of weekly losses. All the major stock indexes rebounded after falling for nearly eight weeks in a row, while the crypto economy took some losses on Thursday, losing roughly 4% against the U.S. dollar during the past 24 hours. Meanwhile gold has been hanging below the $1,850 per ounce mark as Kitco’s Neils Christensen says gold markets remain “under pressure, seeing no major buying momentum.” Analyst Says ‘Doom and Gloom’ Predictions ‘May Have Been Overdone’ Amid Stock Market Rebound The Dow Jones Industri
  12. Australian FX and CFD provider Eightcap has recently announced that it has partnered with TradingView, allowing crypto derivative traders to trade directly from TradingView’s charts into their Eightcap trading accounts. Crypto derivative traders will access Eightcap’s full suite of crypto derivatives, including altcoins, crypto-indices and crypto-crosses. Eightcap’s integration with TradingView is the next step for the award-winning broker as it continues to build a home for crypto traders. TradingView is a charting platform and social network that attracts over 30 million monthly users globa
  13. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will assist the government of Kazakhstan in efforts to regulate the country’s crypto space. The global coin trading platform will also help with the integration of the domestic banking system with the expanding digital assets market. Kazakhstan to Cooperate With Binance on the Development of Its Crypto Sector Binance, the world’s leading crypto exchange by trading volume, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry. The major crypto platform and the department will collaborate in
  14. Cryptocurrency regulation in Paraguay is progressing steadily, as a crypto bill introduced in December has been approved by the Chamber of Representatives in the country. The bill, which contains definitions and rules for cryptocurrency mining, one of the hot topics in Paraguay due to the cheap electricity costs, will be passed to the Senate to be discussed. Paraguay Advances Crypto Bill Latam countries are taking cryptocurrencies in a more serious light, and are now working to approve cryptocurrency legal frameworks. This is the case of Paraguay, a country that has been traditionally seen
  15. Kalush Orchestra, the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, are auctioning off an NFT for charity. The auction started May 25 on MetaHistory — the official Ukrainian charitable NFT museum – and will last only until the 28th. Bids will be accepted in both cryptocurrency and fiat currency (via Monobank), thus creating a friendly competition for what type of currency can bring the most donations. Kalush Orchestra Auction NFT for Ukraine The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 took place on May 14 in Turin, Italy. The event had a television audience of 161 million viewers in 34 measured marke
  16. The government in crisis-stricken Sri Lanka has said it will print more money and cut spending on infrastructure as part of an attempt to pacify the restive population. The government, however, concedes that printing more money will likely see the inflation rate rise to 40%. Printing More Money as the Solution After defaulting on its obligations for the first time, the government in crisis-hit Sri Lanka now expects the country’s inflation rate to top 40%, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. With the country now facing a steep revenue shortfall, authorities have said they intend
  17. JPMorgan expects blockchain use in finance to increase as the crypto sector grows. The global investment bank says, “We want to make sure that we are able to not only support that but also be ready to provide related services.” JPMorgan’s Blockchain Plans JPMorgan Chase & Co foresees increased blockchain usage in traditional finance and is getting ready to offer related services, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The global investment bank has been using a blockchain for collateral settlements, allowing its clients to use a wider range of assets as collateral and trade outside of mark
  18. A commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned that the securities market regulator has dropped the ball on crypto regulation. “We’re not allowing innovation to develop and experimentation to happen in a healthy way, and there are long-term consequences of that failure,” said the commissioner. SEC Commissioner Warns About the ‘Failure’ of Crypto Regulation SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce expressed concerns that the U.S. has dropped the ball on the regulation of cryptocurrencies in an interview with CNBC on the sidelines of the DC Blockchain Summit this wee
  19. With over 270 million people, Indonesia is the fourth-most populous country in the world and its economy is one of the largest markets in Asia. It also has a large unbanked population, a receptive regulatory environment and additional factors making it stand out for crypto adoption. In the latest episode of the News Podcast we talk to a local expert that explains all about the Indonesian crypto community. David is the CEO of the Indonesia-based research platform, Republik Rupiah. He recently joined the Bitcoin.com News Podcast to talk about the local crypto market: Among the topics discus
  20. The digital currency exchange Huobi Global has revealed it has acquired Bitex, a Latin American crypto platform that operates in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Huobi details that the company is stepping up its presence in Latin America as it believes the region will be one of the most active crypto adoption areas worldwide. Huobi Aims to Step Up Its Presence in Latin America, Acquires Local Bitex Exchange On Thursday, the leading crypto asset exchange Huobi Global announced the company has acquired the Latin American cryptocurrency exchange Bitex. According to the announcement sent
  21. Two proposals to tax crypto assets have failed to gain support from Portuguese lawmakers who are now discussing the state budget. The bids came from minority left-wing parties, while the ruling majority is yet to put forward its own draft to regulate the matter. Portuguese Lawmakers Stop Motions to Tax Crypto Gains Members of the Assembly of the Republic, Portugal’s legislature, have rejected two separate proposals to tax profits from crypto investments. They came from the leftist parties Bloco de Esquerda (Left Bloc) and Livre, and were turned down by the majority of the ruling Socialist Par
  22. The stablecoin issuer Tether Operations Limited has announced the company has launched a new fiat-pegged token tied to the value of the Mexican peso. According to the team the newly launched MXNT tokens will be initially hosted on Ethereum, Polygon, and Tron. MXNT Stablecoin Is Pegged 1:1 to the Mexican Peso The stablecoin and blockchain firm Tether has revealed it has launched a new fiat-pegged token that will join the company’s suite of stablecoins. Tether has launched MXNT, a stablecoin that is pegged to the value of the Mexican peso. Tether’s other fiat token offerings include the popula
  23. PRESS RELEASE. Miami, FL – VAST, the multimedia NFT marketplace that dropped the first-ever NFT sitcom featuring Snoop Dogg and The Harlem Globetrotters, has announced the completion of their strategic private investment round with leading blockchain venture capital firms: GHAF Capital, NGC Ventures, Skyman Ventures, Infinity Ventures Crypto, and Spartan Protocol. The VAST backers are made up of leading visionaries in the blockchain space whose portfolios form much of the backbone of blockchain infrastructure and innovation. Initial seed investors include: Huobi Ventures, Polygon Studios, Hyp
  24. It’s now 4.33% easier to mine bitcoin over the next two weeks as the difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA) dropped from 31.25 trillion to today’s 29.85 trillion. It’s the largest DAA drop since July 17, 2021, when the difficulty dropped 4.81% at block height 691,488. Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Dips 4.33% — The Largest Drop Since July 2021 Mining bitcoin is a lot less difficult than it was before May 25, 2022, as Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA) saw a 4.33% reduction in difficulty. Prior to the drop, Bitcoin’s difficulty was approximately 31.25 trillion and today, it’s approxima
  25. AVAX was one of the biggest movers in crypto markets on Thursday, as prices fell by over 10%, hitting a two-week low in the process. ATOM was also trading in the red, with its value dropping by as much as 13% in the day. Avalanche (AVAX) AVAX was one of today’s biggest losers, as prices fell by over 10% on Thursday, pushing them to a two-week low. Following a low of $23.72 during Wednesday’s session, AVAX/USD climbed to a peak of $28.54 earlier in the day. Today’s drop saw AVAX hit its lowest point since May 12, and comes as its recent support point of $29.20 was broken. Prices now seemed
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