Digital Currencies

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

Yellen urges quick US adoption of stablecoin rules

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has told regulators that the US government must move quickly to establish a regulatory framework for stablecoins, a rapidly growing class of digital...

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Powell says a Fed digital currency could undercut need for cryptocurrencies

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday said one of the stronger arguments for the U.S. central bank to set up a digital currency is that it could undercut the need for pr...

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Britain bans Binance’s UK ops in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

The UK’s financial regulator has said Binance, one of the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency exchanges, cannot conduct any regulated activity and issued a warning to...

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China’s cryptocurrency-mining crackdown spreads to Sichuan

China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency “mining” has extended to the southwest province of Sichuan, where authorities ordered cryptocurrency mining projects closed in...

Bitcoin China

China blocks several cryptocurrency-related social media accounts

A slew of crypto-related accounts in China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform were blocked over the weekend, as Beijing stepped up a crackdown on bitcoin trading and mining.

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Elon Musk’s trolling puts brakes on bitcoin’s rebound

Bitcoin slipped 4% on Friday after SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was at it again – this time firing off a few tweets that appeared to lament a breakup with the cryptocurrenc...

Platform News: Coinbase

Coinbase appoints former White House staffer as chief policy officer

Coinbase has appointed Faryar Shirzad, a former White House official, as chief policy officer, the cryptocurrency exchange said in a blog post.

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Cryptocurrency recovery stalls as miners eye exits

Cryptocurrencies fought to find a footing after even weekend cheerleading from Tesla CEO Elon Musk seemed unable offset selling pressure from spooked investors or nerves stemming f...

Bitcoin struggles for footing on worries over China, leverage

Bitcoin struggles for footing on worries over China, leverage

Bitcoin regained some ground on Thursday from the previous session’s brutal slide to four-month lows but was weighed down by concerns over tighter regulation in China and une...

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Ethereum hits record high as 2021 gains near 500%

Cryptocurrency ether hit another record high, taking gains this year to close to 500% on the back of growing interest in decentralized finance applications and increasing instituti...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin tumbles below $50,000, other cryptos sink over Biden tax plans

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies posted sharp losses on Friday, on concern that President Biden plans to raise capital gains taxes will curb investments in digital assets.

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China to expand digital yuan experiments – central bank vice governor

China will expand digital yuan experiments to more cities, but there is no specific timetable for its official rollout, central bank vice governor Li Bo told an annual gathering on...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin slumps 14% as pullback from record gathers pace

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, fell as much as 14% to $51,541 on Sunday, reversing most of the big gains it made over the past week. 

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Russian central bank considers digital rouble in 2023

The Russian central bank is considering limiting future transactions with a digital rouble to smooth the impact of its implementation, planned for 2023, Deputy Governor Alexei Zabo...

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