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    Russian tech and political executives denounce crypto ban proposal

    Telegram CEO Pavel Durov wrote that the proposed ban on crypto would “destroy a number of sectors of the high-tech economy” in a recent post on his massaging platform. Russia’s recent ban on crypto has drawn criticism from a number of big names, including Alexei Navalny’s chief of staff Leonid Volkov, and Telegram founder Pavel… More

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    Crypto YouTubers fall victim to hacking and scamming attempt

    Many of the affected accounts noticed the fraudulent videos and removed them from their channels within minutes of them being posted. Hackers attacked a number of popular crypto YouTuber accounts at some point during the afternoon of Jan. 23. The accounts posted unauthorized videos with text directing viewers to send money to the hacker’s wallet.… More

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    Indonesian Islamic organization issues new fatwa against crypto use

    The fatwa pointed towards two critical issues with cryptocurrencies that make them illegal as an investment tool as well as a medium of exchange. The Tarjih Council and the Central Executive Tajdid of Muhammadiyah, one of the largest non-government Islamic organizations in Indonesia, issued a new fatwa against cryptocurrency use, deeming it haram, or unlawful,… More

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    Union Bank of the Philippines selects Metaco and IBM to facilitate digital asset custody operati​​ons

    “With the recent launch of our APAC headquarters in Singapore, we can ensure that we continue to offer best-in-class services to UnionBank and other clients in the region,” says Patrick Enjalbal, VP Customer Success managing director of Asia-Pacific region at Metaco. On Thursday, Metaco, an enterprise cryptocurrency platform for securing, trading, issuing, and managing digital… More

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    The SEC has issued $2.4B in crypto-related penalties since 2013

    According to a new report, the SEC has launched a total of 97 actions against crypto players since 2013, 20 of which happened in 2021 alone. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a total of approximately $2.35 billion in penalties against participants in the digital asset marketplace since 2013 according to a Jan… More

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    Stacks ecosystem becomes #1 Web3 project on Bitcoin

    There were also 140,000 NFTs minted on the Stacks blockchain during its inaugural year. On the first anniversary of the launch of Stacks blockchain (STX), which seeks to make Bitcoin (BTC) programmable, the network achieved over 350 million monthly API requests, 40,000 Hiro (development tool for Stacks to build applications on Bitcoin) wallet downloads, and… More

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    Ramp expands presence in US with FinCEN regulation

    Last August, Ramp became one of only eight crypto firms to secure approval from U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority. On Tuesday, crypto-fiat gateway payments platform Ramp announced that its U.S. subsidiary Ramp Swaps LLC had received its registration as a Money Service Business with the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The regulatory greenlight enables… More

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    Zero-knowledge scaling tech Plonky goes live on Polygon

    The move comes after Polygon allocated $1 billion to the advancement of zero knowledge technology. On Monday, Polygon (MATIC), a layer-two Ethereum (ETH) scaling solution that is known for its fast transaction times and negligible gas fees, announced the launch of Plonky2, a zero-knowledge scaling technology, claimed to be the fastest in the world. Zero-knowledge… More

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    FTX founder urges regulators to create a unified crypto framework

    FTX exchange founder and CEO calls out regulators to create a single regulatory framework for digital assets. Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of crypto exchange FTX, reportedly called out regulators to create a single framework for digital assets in the Asian Financial Forum, an event organized by Hong Kong’s government to highlight new opportunities within… More

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    Vitalik Buterin gives thumbs down to cross-chain applications

    Ethereum’s co-founder cites “fundamental security limits of bridges” as the key reason for his disapproval. In a Reddit post on Friday, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), outlined critical security concerns surrounding cross-chain bridges in the blockchain ecosystem. As told by Buterin, storing native assets directly-chain (Ethereum on Ethereum, Solana on Solana, etc.) provides… More

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    Cardano became the most developed crypto project on GitHub in 2021 — Santiment

    It’s has been a little over three months since Cardano’s Alonzo fork was implemented, but the blockchain is already gaining significant traction among developers. According to data compiled by CryptoRank and Santiment, Cardano was the most developed crypto project on GitHub in 2021, with over 140,000 events. Rounding out the top three were Kusama and Polkadot… More

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    Little forkers: BCH and BSV get crushed by Bitcoin price in 2021

    The two cryptocurrencies look poised to end 2021 in double-digit percentage losses against Bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) looks set to beat its forked versions Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) in terms of price-performance in 2021, market data shows.Notably, BTC’s year-to-date (YTD) returns sat near 60% at press time as its price wobbled near $47,500.… More

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    Industry experts reveal a possible method for Bank of Russia to block crypto

    Bank of Russia’s crypto restrictions through MCC would unlikely affect exchanges that have been operating illegally so far. Amid the ongoing uncertainty about the future of cryptocurrencies in Russia, one local industry executive has disclosed a potential method for the Bank of Russia to block crypto transactions.Andrey Mikhaylishin, CEO of the local crypto payment startup… More

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