Month: April 2020

Crypto.com Launches in Kenya and is Giving Users a Chance to Win $500 Worth of Crypto

 

Crypto.com – a pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform – is opening up to Kenyan users!

Crypto.com is a leading cryptocurrency company operating in various markets around the world in Asia, Europe, North America and now in Africa.

The user friendly crypto.com mobile app enables users to buy, sell, pay and track their crypto portfolio easily offering support to over 45 cryptocurrencies.

MCO visa cards enable users to shop and use crypto for day to day expenses.

There is also a crypto exchange with various perks such as earning upto 20% APR for staking CRO on the exchange, rebates when you pay trading fees with CRO, discounts for new listings for staking CRO (Syndicate) among others.

SEE ALSO: Bitcoin Wallets with Atleast 0.1 BTC Hit the 3 Million Milestone as the 2020 Bitcoin Halving Gets Closer

Crypto earn product enables users to earn unto 8%p.a for selected tokens and unto 12% p.a on stable coins staked on the platform. Users can also deposit crypto and get a loan. 

crypto.com‘s vision is ‘cryptocurrency in every wallet’ and in order to achieve that mission, the company is focused on ensuring users have various ways of buying and selling crypto as well as pay, spend and earn in various markets.  With over 2 Million users, crypto.com is on a massive global expansion. 

crypto.com  launched a…

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The Netherlands’ AMLD5 Interpretation Appears to Be Killing Crypto Firms

The Dutch crypto market is seeing the first of most likely many small crypto exchanges get squeezed out following the passage of heavily criticized anti-money laundering (AMLD5) regulations.

Announced Friday in a company blog, Bittr founder Ruben Waterman said his bitcoin exchange, launched in 2018, will shut down by April 28 as the one-man operation does not have the capital to meet the new regulations. The Dutch National Bank (DNB) estimates that registration alone costs $36,500, in…

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Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 17

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Here is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by cryptocurrency exchanges that we found last week and today.

Have we missed something? Do you have information about new listings and/or delistings? Let us know here.

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Bibox
Listings:
Kusama (KSM)

BiKi.com
Listings:
Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA)
Botton Coin (BOC)
JST (JUST)
Delistings:
IBC CHAIN (IBC)
Wen Token (WEN)
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Moody’s places five Tunisian banks’ ratings under review for downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service has placed on review for downgrade the B2 long-term local-currency deposit ratings of Amen Bank (AB), Arab Tunisian Bank (ATB), Banque de Tunisie (BT), Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie (BIAT) and the B3 long-term local-currency deposit ratings of Société Tunisienne de Banque (STB).

 

The rating actions on the banks follow Moody’s decision to place Tunisia’s government long-term issuer ratings of B2 on review for downgrade on 17 April 2020.

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Dutch Brokerage Launches Crypto Trading for the Euro Market

BUX, a brokerage platform based in Amsterdam, has launched cryptocurrency trading following a recent exchange acquisition.

In a company statement issued April 8, the firm officially announced BUX Crypto – a digital assets trading platform offering a limited-time zero-commission fee structure.

At the start of the year, BUX acquired the defunct crypto exchange, Blockport, which declared bankruptcy in a court in Amsterdam in May 2019, after running out of operating capital.

The acquisition has…

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Taiwan and China attempt civility in coronavirus crisis

Wu Shang-Su is a research fellow of the Regional Security Architecture Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

While Taiwan has taken measures to close its borders to mainland Chinese people and blocked the export of much-needed facial masks, there has been a surprising level of activity across the Taiwan Strait throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Considering that China views Taiwan as a renegade province and Taiwan sees China as a threatening neighbor, it is worth looking at how and why the two have, on this limited issue, managed to get along. Is this true cooperation or merely crisis-era civility?

Before the blockade, Taiwan sent a team of medical experts to Wuhan, with its Chinese counterpart’s approval, to gain on-site knowledge of COVID-19 on January 12. Facing a rising number of confirmed cases, Taiwan imported Chinese antigen detection kits to boost its test capacity.

The diaspora in China is another focus of Taiwan’s cross-strait policies under the pandemic. Estimated at least a million, the Taiwanese diaspora is mainly businesspeople, engineers and management personnel, bolstered by the production chains and other commercial ties built in the past three decades.

Taipei and Beijing initially arranged a charter flight to withdraw some of the diaspora from Wuhan on February 3, but poor coordination, such as the inconsistent list of passengers on board, led to criticism from some Taiwanese netizens.

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council continued to work with its Chinese counterpart for two further charter flights on March 10. Although Beijing has reopened Wuhan, Taipei welcomed another charter flight on March 29.

Because of the large number of Taiwanese in mainland China and the economic links across the strait, Taiwan is unlikely to want to withdraw most of its diaspora, as other countries did. For this reason, President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration has launched policies to help them, including a…

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What you need to know about the first Tunisian woman to appear on a banknote

The Central Bank of Tunisia recently unveiled new banknotes honoring a pioneer in women’s medicine, late doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh. The bank disclosed that the new 10 Tunisian dinar note would feature Ben Cheikh the first woman to appear on the country’s currency.

Announcing the circulation of the banknote as a legal tender, Abdelaziz bin Said, Director of the Public Treasury Tunisia’s Apex bank said that this decision had been made a year ago to “honor Tunisian women”.The new notes went into circulation on Friday, March 27, 2020, as legal tender and will circulate alongside the country’s other currency.

Ben Cheikh who is now featured on Tunisia’s 10 dinar bill was not only the first female doctor in Tunisia but also the first female doctor to practice modern medicine in the Middle East and North Africa region. Born in 1909, the Late Ben Cheikh was the first Muslim woman to become a physician in North Africa in the 20th century and is particularly renowned for her work in women’s health and specialization in gynecology.

In addition, Ben Cheikh headed campaigns around access to contraception and abortion. This led to the legalization of abortion in 1965 but was only granted for married women with more than five children who had the approval of their husbands. Eight years later, Tunisia gave all women access to abortion within the first trimester, regardless of their partner’s approval.

A 2017 study estimated only 15 percent of the world’s banknotes feature women. However, with more advocacy for gender equality, women who are of exceptional character are finally getting recognized enough to be on their nation’s legal tender. Globally, only 18 countries have women on their currencies, some of them include the United Kingdom, Syria, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico amongst others. 

Although there is a variety of prominent female figures in Africa, it is shocking that Ben Chekih is the first African woman to be fully…

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