Monthly Archives: October 2021

Report: Mastercard Plans to Allow Merchants to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Mastercard is said to be planning to allow any bank or merchant on its vast network to accept Bitcoin and offer Bitcoin and Bitcoin rewards. Mastercard is said to be planning to allow any bank or merchant on its vast network to accept Bitcoin and offer Bitcoin and Bitcoin rewards. According to a new report from CNBC, Mastercard is partnering with Bitcoin and crypto wallet provider Bakkt, which will offer Bitcoin custodial services to merchants that sign up, executives at Mastercard and Bakkt said. There are currently […]

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Anyone who studies Bitcoin ends up investing in it, says Scaramucci

Understanding Bitcoin inevitably leads to growing adoption, according to SkyBridge Capital CEO Anthony Scaramucci. Investors who carefully study Bitcoin (BTC) are eventually convinced to own a stake in the cryptocurrency, according to SkyBridge Capital CEO and founder Anthony Scaramucci. In a Monday interview with CNBC’s Capital Connection, Scaramucci — who also served a 10-day stint as President Donald Trump’s communications director — urged investors to “do the homework on Bitcoin” and “understand what it is,” suggesting reading the white paper written by anonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Understanding of […]

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Solana reclaims $200 — 3 reasons why SOL price is up 35% in seven days

SOL price continues to climb, with Solana’s TVL also hitting a new high of nearly $14 billion. The price of Solana’s native SOL coin edged up on Oct. 25 in the wake of a marketwide rally led by Bitcoin (BTC), with the total value locked (TVL) on Solana hitting record highs and SOL’s price seeing a promising technical setup. Bitcoin triggers marketwide rally SOL climbed by more than 6% to hit an intraday high of around $214. The price of SOL is now up a little over […]

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Why now? SEC took eight years to authorize a Bitcoin ETF in the US

The SEC has been holding steady for years, but the real-world dynamics of crypto adoption and maturation rendered an ETF approval all but inevitable. Eight years in the making, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) silent approval of a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) last week elicited a wave of exuberance in the crypto space and sent the price of the key digital currency to a new all-time high.  Despite some analysts and industry participants having reservations regarding the nature of the approved product — […]

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Announcing the HUMAN Grants Program: $10 Million to Fund the Next Wave of HUMAN Protocol Solutions

PRESS RELEASE. The MetaHUMAN Foundation has announced a grants program to support a new generation of projects looking to adopt and build on top of HUMAN Protocol. Successful applicants will have access to an allocated fund of $10 million, to supercharge the adoption of the Protocol, and realize new possibilities for HUMAN technology across new use cases. HUMAN Protocol is an open-source infrastructure. It is a beginning – a new way to represent and verify human value and contribution – that can be built upon. With each […]

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Ethereum eyes rally against Bitcoin, with ETH price showing hidden bullish divergence

The second-largest cryptocurrency will see over 8% growth against its top rival should the technical outlook play out. Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), has been declining against its top crypto rival, Bitcoin (BTC), since Sept. 3. Ether dropped in value against Bitcoin by almost 25% after topping out in September at 0.07955 BTC. As the top altcoin declined, it left behind a trail of lower highs and lower lows, thus forming an ascending channel. Later, ETH/BTC broke the channel to the upside on Saturday, raising anticipations about […]

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Nigerian president to unveil eNaira central bank digital currency

The Nigerian central bank digital currency was originally slated for launch earlier this month, but it has been delayed. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is set to officially introduce the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), the eNaira. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has published a document in which it reaffirmed its intention to introduce the eNaira after previously attempting but failing to do so on Oct. 1. According to the design paper for the eNaira, the CBN now considers itself prepared to implement Nigeria’s CBDC.  The […]

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BNY Mellon Urges Ireland to Adopt Crypto Rules Before EU Regulations, Report Reveals

As authorities in the EU are still discussing union-wide cryptocurrency regulations, a major U.S. bank has reportedly lobbied the Irish government to adopt its own rules for the space. BNY Mellon launched its digital asset business in Ireland this year to provide custodian services to institutional investors. Banking Giant BNY Mellon Calls for Irish Crypto Regulations U.S. banking corporation BNY Mellon, which established a crypto unit in Ireland this spring, has urged the country’s finance ministry to introduce crypto regulations while the EU rules for the space […]

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Crypto investments a financial backup for Facebook whistleblower

Frances Haugen also received financial help from nonprofit organizations backed by Pierre Omidyar, a co-founder of eBay. Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, revealed that her refuge in Puerto Rico is currently being supported by an auspiciously timed cryptocurrency investment. Haugen worked as a Facebook product manager before accusing the company of spreading controversial and insensitive misinformation. She allegedly possesses numerous confidential research documents, which, according to her, shows that “Facebook prioritizes profit over the well-being of children and all users.” Previously, Facebook has been accused […]

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Russia does ‘absolutely nothing’ to regulate crypto, RACIB head says

The recent law “On Digital Financial Assets” has not gone far enough in the eyes of Russian crypto industry advocates. Despite Russia adopting its first cryptocurrency law in January 2021, the country’s cryptocurrency market is still largely unregulated and is associated with a lot of uncertainty, according to a local industry advocate. Yury Pripachkin, head of the Russian Association of Cryptoeconomics, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (RACIB), argued that the existing Russian crypto regulations are nothing more than “half-measures” that have nothing to do with systematic solutions. In […]

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