In a polarising move that has drawn mixed reaction from the company’s user-base, cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX announced today that it’s making KYC verification mandatory on the platform.Read more
The US Justice Department said on Thursday that it has seized millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from three terrorist organizations.
The DoJ seized over 300 cryptocurrency accounts owned and used by the terrorist groups al-Qaeda, al-Qassam Brigades, and ISIL, Bloomberg reported.Read more
Coinbase users in select U.S. states will soon have access to a new lending product. The exchange announced earlier today that eligible customers will have the option to borrow “secure cash” against their bitcoin holdings.Read more
Bets that the dollar will continue to decline have become a popular trade in recent days.
Due to the worldwide economic woes, short positions against the dollar have grown substantially over the past four months, leading some to believe that positions could be squeezed.Read more
The European Central Bank (ECB) marked international youth day by posting a video of its president, Christine Lagarde, inviting young people to help guide the future of the Euro.Read more
CoinMarketCap (CMC), the Binance-owned cryptocurrency market data aggregator, has rolled out a new initiative called ‘Earn’ to encourage and help users learn about different crypto assets.Read more
Mike Novogratz, CEO of crypto fund Galaxy Digital, has said he isn’t losing any sleep over missed opportunities in equities.
On CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, hosts Joe Kernen and Andrew Sorkin pressed him to defend his bearish attitudes. He answered with Bitcoin.Read more
India is exploring a blockchain-powered voting system for transparent, secure, and inclusive elections.
The Election Commission of India (EC) organized a webinar on technology aspects involving remote voting that explored various blockchain use-cases.Read more
The rise of DeFi and the optimism surrounding ETH 2.0 seem to have sparked new life into the altcoin market cap as it breached a multi-year resistance level late on Aug 10.Read more
Bitcoin trading activity in South America is still on the rise with Argentina and Venezuela seeing new weekly volume records.Read more