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    Adapt or die: Payments giants partner with crypto firms to ensure security

    Mastercard’s upcoming acquisition of CipherTrace demonstrates the need for payments giants to partner with crypto firms to enable digital asset innovation. Institutional interest for digital assets continues to grow rapidly, demonstrating that cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and nonfungible tokens (NFT) are here to stay. At the same time, traditional financial institutions are beginning to understand the dire… More

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    PayPal completes crypto trading rollout for UK customers

    PayPal’s Bitcoin trading services are now fully available in the United Kingdom after the global payment giant began rolling out services last month. PayPal officially announced on Friday that all eligible customers in the United Kingdom can now buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies using their PayPal accounts.Customers can trade four major cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH),… More

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    El Salvador adoption a ‘coming of age’ for Bitcoin, says Fidelity exec

    Fidelity’s Jurrien Timmer believes that the significance of El Salvador’s Bitcoin move is “a little bit overplayed.” El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender has been widely celebrated across the crypto ecosystem, but one expert believes the importance of the rollout was a little bit exaggerated.Speaking to CNBC, Fidelity Investments director Jurrien Timmer… More

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    Brands must tokenize their loyalty and rewards programs

    Branded stablecoins will revolutionize reward points in the same way nonfungible tokens are revolutionizing ownership. The adoption of nonfungible tokens has served as a practical entry point for users joining the crypto economy, driven primarily by their respective fandoms and the benefit-centric nature of the tokens. For instance, if you’re a Lebron James superfan, you… More

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    3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price has gained 85% this month

    Major protocol improvements, attractive staking rewards and real-world adoption from banks back the current bullish price action seen in XTZ. The Ethereum (ETH) network is currently the dominant layer-one protocol in terms of smart contract deployment and active users, but the race to become the ‘world’s computer’ is far from settled because competing protocols are… More

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    Poll shows Brits concerned over the prospect of a digital pound

    In a recent survey, British adults expressed concerns of personal privacy and government interference on the prospect of a government-backed digital currency. The results of a recent survey undertaken by Redfield & Wilton Strategies on behalf of Politico suggest that a plurality of the British adult population hold visceral concerns surrounding a Bank of England… More

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    FTX’s Bankman-Fried remains cautious about nascent NFT space

    The prominent crypto mogul highlighted the rapid adoption of nonfungible tokens as a potential cause for investor caution. In an interview with CNBC’s Street Signs Asia released Tuesday, Sam Bankman-Fried expressed optimistic caution surrounding the pace of nonfungible tokens’ (NFT) growth over the last year, warning investors that they could become vulnerable to the volatile… More

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    Brazil’s central bank president endorses crypto regulation

    Central bank head Roberto Campos Neto recognizes the demand for greater crypto regulation as the country evolves in the market. Speaking at an online event organized by the Council of the Americas, Roberto Campos Neto, president of the Central Bank of Brazil, shared his views on transparent payments networks, the country’s central bank digital currency project and crypto… More

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    Korean internet giant Kakao expands blockchain presence to Singapore

    Kakao wants to keep up with the enterprise blockchain competition in Asia as it eyes expansion to Singapore. Singapore is reportedly the next port of call for Kakao’s globalization agenda for its legacy blockchain platform Klaytn.According to a report by The Korea Herald on Monday, Kakao has established two new blockchain-based entities — the Klaytn… More

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    Vietnam leads crypto adoption in Finder’s 27-country survey

    Financial product comparison website has released its latest crypto report, where it evaluated adoption trends across 27 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Emerging economies like Vietnam, India and Indonesia are leading the charge when it comes to cryptocurrency adoption, underscoring important use cases for digital assets tied to remittances and financial inclusion. Finder’s… More

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    Crypto is no longer in the early adoption stage, Bittrex Global CEO says

    Bittrex Global’s CEO explains where he thinks the crypto industry is in terms of adoption. The crypto industry began with Bitcoin’s launch in 2009, flowering into a bustling industry filled with many different assets and blockchain-based solutions in the years following. The sector, however, is no longer in its infancy, according to Bittrex Global CEO… More

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    Panic selling is crypto investors’ biggest mistake, new survey reveals

    Out of 1,021 U.S.-based crypto owners, one-third have already fallen for a crypto scam via emails, websites and fake mobile apps. The importance of storage and passwords is best known by crypto enthusiasts who know how easy it is to lose access to their digital assets. A recent survey conducted by Cryptovantage named “Coin Storage… More

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    Crypto is a fundamental technological breakthrough, a16z co-founder says

    Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner at the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, says crypto represents the latest, most significant transformation of the tech industry. Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (also known as a16z), made a case for crypto and blockchain as the most significant new architecture change in… More

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