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A Pakistani Provincial Government Passes Crypto-Friendly Draft Resolution

In Pakistan, a provincial government has passed a draft resolution on December 2, 2020, that demands the federal government to take steps towards legalizing both cryptocurrencies and crypto-mining activities. A Crypto-Friendly Draft Resolution Approval Sets a Precedent in Pakistan The Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of the four provinces in the country, made the official announcement after holding discussions in the midst of a nationwide dialogue about if the federal government should legalize crypto assets and take it out from the limbo. Dr. Sumera Shams, […]

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Cryptocurrencies Prove Central Bank Models Are Obsolete, Says Professor

A Spanish professor and economist stated that cryptocurrencies have brought out the “obsolescence” of central banks, although their capitalization is still “very insignificant.” Crypto Is Not Only About the ‘Speculative Noise’ Pablo Agnese, an economics professor and lecturer in the Department of Economic and Business Organization at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona (UIC Barcelona), told Europa Press in an interview that young people could lead cryptocurrencies to even stronger mainstream adoption. The academic believes that young people’s flexibility in terms of adopting new technologies, including […]

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One of Pakistan’s four provinces urges federal gov’t to legalize crypto

The draft resolution reportedly notes that digital currencies are likely to replace paper currencies in the future. The assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province in northwestern Pakistan, has become the first legislative assembly to call for changes in the country’s stance towards cryptocurrencies. As previously reported, Pakistan has to date been relatively slow to introduce new frameworks for digital assets and cryptocurrencies. This week’s resolution to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was reportedly introduced on Dec. 2 by Dr. Sumera Shams, a member of the provincial assembly and the […]

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Bitcoin whales selling to institutions as Grayscale adds 7,188 BTC in 24 hours

A huge sell wall at $20,000 may see a major transfer of wealth from whales to institutions based on current data. Bitcoin (BTC) whales appear to be selling to institutions as the supply squeeze heightens below $20,000. Data from various sources shows that while more BTC returned to exchanges this week, largescale buyers are still creating more demand than supply can meet. Exchange inflows and Grayscale buy-ins Statistics from on-chain analytics service Coin98 confirmed that investment giant Grayscale bought twice as much Bitcoin as miners could create […]

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Swiss National Bank and BIS complete digital currency proofs-of-concept

The Swiss National Bank and BIS don’t want to miss out on possible blockchain-powered benefits for the financial system. The Bank for International Settlements and the Swiss National Bank and are exploring the benefits of implementing a central bank digital currency, or CBDC, using blockchain technology. According to a Dec. 3 announcement, the BIS Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, or BISIH, has successfully completed two proofs-of-concept linking existing payment systems to a distributed ledger and settling tokenized assets with a wholesale CBDC. Known as “Project Helvetia,” the new […]

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New Draft U.S. Law Will Make It Illegal To Issue Stablecoins Without Federal Reserve Approval

Three U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that will force private stablecoin issuers to obtain a banking charter (or license) and approval from the Federal Reserve before they can issue a stablecoin. Instigated by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, with support from Reps. Jesús García and Stephen Lynch – all of them Democrats – the proposed law will also require issuers to get prior approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other bank regulators. It will demand that any stablecoin issuers obtain FDIC insurance or “otherwise maintain […]

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Equity Strategist Says Crypto Has a Place in Portfolios, Bitcoin Price to Reach $50,000 in 2021

An equity and derivatives strategist with a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading believes that bitcoin has a place in investment portfolios. He has a price target for bitcoin of $50,000 in 2021. Bitcoin Has a Place in Investors’ Portfolios BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research, and brokerage services. The firm has over 3,000 institutional and corporate clients worldwide, according to its website. Its chief equity and derivatives strategist, Julian Emanuel, talked about bitcoin in an interview […]

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Hong Kong OTC trading firm acquires OMG Network

Second-layer Ethereum scaling solution OMG Network has been acquired by Hong Kong-based OTC trading firm, Genesis Block. Ethereum-based scaling platform OMG Network has been acquired by the venture subsidiary of Hong Kong-headquartered OTC trading firm, Genesis Block. The acquisition was announced on Dec. 3, with Genesis Block Ventures revealing plans to work with OMG to build “lending and trading platforms” for the DeFi sector. The firm also intends to leverage its connections across Asia’s blockchain industry “to accelerate the development of OMG Network” and foster partnerships throughout […]

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Every asset manager must understand Bitcoin — Erik Voorhees

Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees believes any asset manager who is ignorant of Bitcoin “needs to seriously check their premises.” Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees has drawn a metaphorical line in the financial sand, stating that every asset manager should understand Bitcoin now based on its astonishing rate of return. Voorhees made the comments while retweeting data shared by analytics platform Messari co-founder Dan McArdle that shows Bitcoin has dramatically outperformed everything over the last decade. While gold has returned a 32% profit and the S&P 500 has tripled […]

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Polkadot launches DeFi alliance with Chainlink and will let 1000 nodes bloom

Polkadot is making moves to expand its ecosystem, announcing a new DeFi Alliance alongside a new support program for validators. Polkadot has become the latest Ethereum competitor to launch a decentralized finance alliance. Announced on Dec. 3, the alliance aims to overcome the decentralized nature of the Polkadot ecosystem, providing a platform for its community to discuss using the Polkadot Network and its underlying Substrate technology stack for DeFi. Oracle network Chainlink is among the alliance’s founding members. The company’s global head of business development, Dan Kochis, […]

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