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Premier League players and NFTs: ‘You’re better off investing in a pack of hot dogs’

Six months ago, Paul Pogba promoted an NFT (non-fungible token) project called Cryptodragons to his social media followers, announcing that a digital asset had just sold for 35 Ethereum. At the time, this was worth $162,000 (£132,000) as global crypto markets were booming. Cryptodragons was billed as “a Metaverse where Dragons can breed, battle, earn Ethereum and more” when Pogba first posted about the scheme in mid-November, close to the all-time peak in value of the Ethereum cryptocurrency with which most NFTs are purchased. But interest in Cryptodragons has since slowed to a trickle with barely any sales taking place. Those

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India calls out the West, says food grains shouldn’t go the way of COVID vaccines

It is necessary for all of us to adequately appreciate the importance of equity, affordability and accessibility when it comes to food grains. We have already seen to our great cost how these principles were disregarded in the case of Covid-19 vaccines. Open markets must not become an argument to perpetuate inequity and promote discrimination, Muraleedharan said, making a strong statement. Ahead of Washington’s signature events on food security, US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said We have seen the report of India’s decision. We’re encouraging countries not to restrict exports because we think any restrictions on exports will

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World Leading Crypto Currency Exchange, CoinW, Makes Its Debut in the Popular Soccer League, La Liga

CoinW is the first Crypto exchange company which supports Spanish Football League. Road Town, The British Virgin Islands–(Newsfile Corp. – May 18, 2022) – CoinW, a well-known old crypto-asset exchange in the business, revealed that it is entering the Spanish Football League, La Liga, with a robust approach. What’s more, it is the first crypto trading platform to debut in La Liga in the entire industry on the worldwide exchange. Figure 1 CoinW: The world’s leading cryptocurrency trading platform. CoinW has been deeply involved in the crypto business for many years and is well-known as an exchange brand that debuted

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How to make money from cryptos amid price plunge

Amid the decline in the prices of cryptocurrencies on the back of rising inflation rates and geopolitical unrest, analysts have outlined some of the ways investors can make returns on their investment. In the last few days, a stablecoin, called TerraUSD (UST), and its sister currency Luna dropped by about 80 percent, which consequently had an effect on the broader crypto market, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin, the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency, has suffered some heavy losses in recent days, falling to less than $30,000 on Tuesday, TradingView data show. This represents a 50 percent decline from its all-time high

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Crypto Espresso: It’s red, blood red in today’s quick shot of the latest crypto moves and news

Morning Coinheads. Bitcoin and other cryptos took a dive alongside US equity markets overnight. The word is BTC is testing an important support zone, although long-term momentum is looking pretty weak. Meanwhile, although interest in the NFT market has drifted in 2022, crypto-lending platform Pine sees an opportunity. It’s Thursday in Cryptoland. Let us begin.   Crypto follows markets on a bit of a slippery slide Coindesk.com says it best: “It was a red Wednesday for nearly everyone in crypto.” Red for Bitcoin. Red for Ether. And a whole lot redder for other major altcoins as investors out and out ignored

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Crypto market turmoil not finished yet, SEC’s Gensler predicts

Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. WASHINGTON — Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Wednesday he worries that more investors will be harmed in cryptocurrency markets, after this month’s implosion of the stablecoin known as TerraUSD. “I think a lot of these tokens will fail,” Gensler told reporters after a House Appropriations Committee panel hearing Wednesday. “I fear that in crypto…there’s going to be a lot of people hurt, and that will undermine some of the confidence in markets and trust in markets writ large.” Crypto markets have shed more than $1 trillion of value over the past

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Today in Crypto: Bitcoin Falls on Powell Remarks

Bitcoin dropped under $30,000 in trading on Wednesday (May 18) following traditional markets in retreat, Coindesk wrote. Traders and analysts are responding to Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s pledge to keep putting pressure on inflation. Bitcoin’s slide will likely extend a seven-week losing streak — the longest in a trading history going back to the early 2010s. Meanwhile, crypto exchange Binance is pursuing regulatory approval in Germany, Coindesk reported. CEO Changpeng Zhao said Binance would recruit compliance personnel for its German team. He said the company wanted to get a license there and was “definitely talking with regulators.” Binance is also

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South Africa’s Sinan Energy launches carbon tokenization blockchain platform

A South African blockchain startup has launched a carbon tokenization blockchain platform which aims to spark the rise of renewable energy in the country. Sinan Energy is targeting an initial output of over 100 megawatts of power, with the project to be funded by the sale of tokenized carbon credits. Sinan claims to have signed power purchase agreements with several key players and obtained the required permits to build and operate plants that will produce a total capacity of at least 100MW, Smart Energy reports. Construction is scheduled to kick off this month. Based in Bryanston, South Africa, the company plans on

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With $32bn Valuation, FTX Pushes for Regulatory Framework in Crypto Market

Emma Okonji Given the huge trade volume of crypto currency in Africa, Nigeria inclusive, a centralised crypto currency exchange firm, FTX, has called on the federal government to licence crypto trading and come up with regulatory framework that will guide the operations crypto currency business in Nigeria.  FTX is a native token designed for the crypto currency derivatives exchange FTX, with numerous uses that are designed to benefit users and increase network effects around the platform.   The firm made the call during its third anniversary in Lagos, which was attended by industry players, including some state government officials.  Business

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Latest Bitcoin Price in Pakistan for, 19 May 2022

BTC TO PKR: Latest Bitcoin Price in Pakistan for, 19 May 2022 KARACHI: The rate of one Bitcoin (BTC) in Pakistani rupee (PKR) is Rs5711336.54 on May 19, 2022, in the international market. The rate of BTC increases when compared with the previous day’s BTC rate which is Rs5915379.92 on May 19, 2022. Bitcoin Price in Pakistan 1 BTC = Rs5711336.54 Pakistani Rupees. Read more at us.bolnews.com

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A crypto CEO’s mea culpa: Head of TSX-listed Galaxy Digital apologizes after US$40-billion collapse of two currencies

Mike Novogratz, founder and chief executive officer of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd., at the Bitcoin Conference 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla, on April 6.MARCO BELLO/Reuters The chief executive of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd., a leading cryptocurrency company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has issued a mea culpa for his role in the collapse of two popular currencies – and warned that the sector is likely to struggle in the near future. Risky assets in general have fared poorly over the past six months because of rising interest rates, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index tumbling 29 per cent, and

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Swiss29 General Overview – London Post

As more and more people start to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain, more crypto trading platforms appear. And often, it is hard to tell scam websites from the legit ones. Here is an unbiased review of Swiss29, a Switzerland-regulated crypto exchange platform. It will help you understand whether the swiss29.com website is trustworthy or not. General Overview Swiss29 is a website that allows its users to easily buy, convert, sell, and store cryptocurrencies. The platform offers a lot of features that are similar to those other crypto exchanges have, but also some unique features, too. The latter include the following: The possibility

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Crypto Industry Leaders Champion Free Multi-Chain Scam Reporting Tool, Chainabuse, to Empower Users Against Crypto Fraud

Community-driven platform powered by blockchain intelligence firm TRM Labs SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TRM Labs, the leader in blockchain intelligence solutions, along with crypto industry leaders including Circle, Solana Foundation, The Aave Companies, Hedera, Binance.US and Civic, have today announced the launch of a new community-powered scam reporting platform, Chainabuse, which empowers anyone in the crypto economy to warn others about scams, hacks or other fraudulent activity as they encounter it. The free tool enables crypto users, victims of financial crimes, and crypto businesses to take an active role in making the crypto ecosystem a safer place to operate. Despite current volatility,

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Fidelity Offers Access to Virtual World of Possibilities Through Metaverse Index ETF on the NEO Exchange

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$FMTV #NEOExchange–NEO is proud to welcome Fidelity Investments Canada ULC (“Fidelity”) back to the NEO Exchange with the launch of the Fidelity Total Metaverse Index ETF, an equity strategy now available for trading under the symbol FMTV. Designed to provide access to the companies that are expected to drive the development of the virtual universe, FMTV leverages Fidelity’s respected approach to index design, including their vast global network and extensive research capabilities. FMTV seeks to replicate the performance of the Fidelity Canada Total Metaverse Index. The ETF invests primarily in equity securities of issuers from around the world that

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Israel Set to Hold Its First NFT Auction as Local Artists Embrace New Technology

To read more articles from the Media Line, click here. The first auction of NFT works in Israel will be held this month, as many artists and collectors embrace the emerging technology. The May 30 auction, hosted by the Herzliya-based Tiroche Auction House, is dedicated to contemporary art and will be held in collaboration with prominent art galleries from across the country. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are one-of-a-kind blockchain-based digital assets – videos, animations, images, videos or songs – that can be bought, traded or sold. Though the market for them remains speculative, owners of NFTs claim unique ownership rights

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Pay for a new bag in bitcoin? Some businesses in Singapore now accept cryptocurrency payments

SINGAPORE: Even before it had the usual cashless payment options, homeware e-retailer &glazed was already allowing customers to pay for their purchases using cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin were among those accepted at its checkout page since the start of the year, before other familiar options such as PayNow were added. Co-founder Lionel Lim made the less-typical decision, partly due to his interest in the burgeoning space. He invests in cryptocurrencies, and also holds a full-time job at a crypto exchange based in Singapore. Besides, having as many payment methods as possible would be the way to go for an

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‘Boring’ gold vs heart-stopping Bitcoin

It was fascinating to listen to gold miners debate the merits of gold versus Bitcoin as a store of value at the recent Mining Indaba in Cape Town. The debate took place as stablecoin TerraUSD was in full meltdown, dragging the rest of the cryptos down with it and erasing more than $200 billion in crypto value in a less than a day. Read: Terra hasn’t killed crypto, but it was a narrow escape Listen to Ciaran Ryan’s interview with AltCoinTrader CEO Richard de Sousa about what comes next: Tech stocks followed suit, with the Nasdaq now down 25% since

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Why is IMF Afraid of Bitcoin

The IMF recently released a report warning about the risk of cryptoization in emerging markets where residents opt to use crypto assets instead of their local currency. Kristalina Georgieva, a Bulgarian economist and chairwoman and managing director of IMF, recently said, “Crypto assets are volatile and can hardly be deployed as money.” Why is the IMF trying so hard to stop it if this is the case? But before anything else, let’s take a look at recent crypto developments worldwide. While El Salvador was the first country to make bitcoin legal tender in 2021, crypto trading volumes have increased due

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Polsinelli Must Face Legal Malpractice Suit Over Old Crypto Club

Polsinelli PC failed to convince a federal judge in Florida to throw out Wednesday a legal malpractice suit alleging the firm didn’t do sufficient due diligence in its representation of a now-defunct cryptocurrency trading club. The liquidating agent for Q3I LP sued Polsinelli and one of its attorneys for legal malpractice and other claims. The suit alleges the lawyers failed to catch false representations made by Michael Ackerman, who created the crypto trading algorithm used by the company, and didn’t verify the accuracy of his reported returns. The firm moved to dismiss the complaint April 4, arguing it falls under

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Crypto Might Be An Alternative To Mobile Money in Africa

Reading Time: < 1 minutes According to the CEO of Kenya’s largest lender by market value, cryptocurrency can supplement mobile money in Africa if regulators are convinced of its benefits. Many African central banks have issued warnings against cryptocurrency trading, and some have outright prohibited it. The Central African Republic is the only African country that has legalized digital assets, and the South African Reserve Bank is developing guidelines to protect investors. Equity Group Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer James Mwangi said; Africa will benefit greatly from a head start with technologies, one of which is cryptocurrency. Mobile money transactions were

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Crypto platform unveiled in Kenya

Technology Crypto platform unveiled in Kenya Thursday May 19 2022 Mara, a Pan-African crypto exchange, has launched its operations in Kenya. The Mara Wallet will enable users to buy, send, sell and withdraw both fiat and crypto-assets instantly and without any prior crypto knowledge. This will allow users to send money in real-time, without any processing times or delays. “Mara’s mission is to facilitate a more equitable distribution of capital by providing a decentralised alternative that spans across tribes, class, cultures, and countries,” says Chi Nnadi, co-founder and CEO of Mara in a statement on Wednesday. The Mara suite of

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Axie Infinity hack highlights DPRK cryptocurrency heists

Despite how enormous it was, the Axie Infinity heist marked only the latest chapter in the story of North Korean financial cybercrime. Sky Mavis, the developer of popular nonfungible token (NFT) video game Axie Infinity, lost hundreds of millions of dollars in assets when they were stolen by hackers on March 23. The attack occurred via a breach of the Ronin bridge that exists as part of the Ronin Network sidechain (also developed by Sky Mavis). The breach occurred when attackers gained control of a series of validator nodes attached to Axie Infinity to conduct fake withdrawals. Hackers stole

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Today in FinTech: Block Shifts to Blockchain

In today’s FinTech news, Block, formerly known as Square, wants people to stop thinking of them as a payments-only company and will now be emphasizing its music streaming and cryptocurrency divisions. Plus, gamblers using Hard Rock Sportsbook can now move money back and forth in real time between their bank account and digital wallet.  Kenyan Software Startup Bamba Secures $3.2M Seed Funding  Enterprise software startup Bamba is using its seed capital to hire additional talent for its engineering team, enhance its app and grow its user base. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and develops mobile-first enterprise software for

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What these data points tell us about where Ethereum is heading

Ethereum’s network looks all set for the year 2022 and for the years to come, as per a new report released by a16zcrypto. The 2022 State of Crypto report discussed the trend lines of the crypto-industry and the development of Web3. Lying at the heart of it is Ethereum with its smart contract platforms that have spread diversely. How does ETH dominate Web3? Ethereum has gradually developed as the leading altcoin network in Web3. Acolytes of the token consider ETH to tip Bitcoin soon after the release of ‘The Merge’ which has since been delayed. Ethereum continues to attract developers

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The Crypto Crash Feels Amazing

Updated at 6:10 p.m. ET on May 18, 2022 “What do you think of this company Netscape?” my parents asked. It was 1995, and they had called me on the landline, which back then just meant the telephone. Netscape was a company that made a graphical web browser—the web browser, really—but gave it away for free. Its income statement showed only modest revenue (and substantial losses). The web was new and exciting but unproven, so I steered my folks away from Netscape’s IPO. Hahaha. Netscape stock doubled its $28 offering price the day it went public, making its founders half

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Elite Fashion Brands Continue Building in the Metaverse

In my girlfriend’s world, people pay $500 for t-shirts and $2,500 for trench coats. That’s because she works at the corporate office of Burberry, the British luxury fashion brand. But for the last few months, the 166-year-old fashion house has been blasting company-wide emails about a new kind of fashion line: web3 wearables.  Last August, Burberry launched wearable NFTs for a crypto video game called Blankos Block Party. Sharky B NFTs, sold together with a jetpack, armbands, and pool shoes, generated about $375,000 in sales. Now, brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nike and Adidas, want to dress this burgeoning

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Hedera vs Ethereum: What’s the difference? (2022)

For the last 13 and a half years, since the launch of Bitcoin, blockchain technology has been captivating the minds of developers from all over the world. Even more so after 2015, with the launch of Ethereum. While Bitcoin did introduce the blockchain, for the next six years of its existence, it was only used for recording transactions. Only after Ethereum’s launch and the discovery that blockchain can also record code did its development truly start. This led to the creation of smart contracts, and through them — every other product that blockchain has to offer today, including token models,

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TerraUSD Crash Could Speed Up Crypto Regulation, Binance.US CEO Says

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Biden Administration Wants Crypto Exchanges to Separate Customer and Corporate Funds

“Instead of focusing on the lack of client asset segregation at digital asset exchanges, which is also true with securities held in ‘street name’ at DTCC, legislators should work on a Digital Asset Investor Protection Act that mirrors the Securities Investor Protection Act,” said Dave Weisberger, co-founder and CEO of CoinRoutes, Inc. It could give investors “primary status in bankruptcy proceedings,” and it could also set up a backstop fund to cover losses like the one securities investors have. Read more at www.coindesk.com

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El Salvador's Bitcoin bet: Why Nayib Bukele went all-in on crypto. – Slate

El Salvador’s Bitcoin bet: Why Nayib Bukele went all-in on crypto.  Slate El Salvador’s President Promotes Bitcoin Adoption by Emerging Countries  CoinDesk If Bitcoin Collapses, It Will Completely Destroy El Salvador  Analytics Insight El Salvador’s president is hosting the Davos for Bitcoin with more than 40 countries represented  Fortune El Salvador’s President Went All In on Bitcoin. Then It Tanked.  The Wall Street Journal View Full Coverage on Google News Read more at slate.com

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North Korean scammers are posing as American job candidates to infiltrate crypto startups, recruiters say

A woman walks past a television report showing a news broadcast of a North Korean missile test on March 24, 2022. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images North Korean scammers are pretending to be job candidates to collect paycheques from Web3 startups. Recruiters say they have strong resumes but know little English and can’t talk about work experience. US agencies have warned companies against hiring scammers because they could be funding weapons plans. For more stories, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. Scammers from North Korea and elsewhere are posing as American job candidates for Web3 startups to collect paycheques in the form of

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Would You Buy Crypto Currency from This Man?

Matt Damon poses at the premiere of “The Last Duel” in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 9, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Photo: ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS Sometimes consumers get turned off by Hollywood celebrities like Matt Damon promoting their left-wing politics, but these days it’s not a candidate endorsement that’s creating ex-fans of the movie star. Weston Blasi at our corporate cousin MarketWatch recently noted: Remember when Matt Damon told you, “Fortune favors the brave”? Well, Twitter users do, and many of them are bringing up the viral Crypto.com ad, while prices for cryptocurrency like bitcoin and ether are slumping, and crypto exchange

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The ICOA Fund is Officially Live

The Bitcoin-multiplying fund for crypto-bullish investors is now open for trading LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ICOA Inc. (OTC PINK: ICOA), a publicly-traded Nevada-based company that acquires exciting blockchain-driven ventures, has announced that The ICOA Fund is now live and available for subscription. ICOA Inc. Logo As a Bitcoin-denominated sub-fund of a VCC structure regulated under the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), The ICOA Fund’s principal strategy is to identify opportunities on the volatility surface, to exploit arbitrage opportunities in key derivatives markets, and to incorporate AI and quantitative methodologies to scale in on promising options. It offers

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Crypto crash lost Logan Paul and KSI £2.8m

Logan Paul has told fans that he and British Youtube star KSI lost a combined £2.8m ($3.5m) following the recent crypto crash. The incident sent prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Luna into the ground. YouTuber Paul has been in business with KSI ever since the Brit overcame the American in their highly anticipated boxing clash in 2019. Both men, reported to be worth a combined £43m as of April 2022, invested heavily into the Crypto and NFT (Non Fungible Tokens) market. But, along with millions of other investors, their investment value nosedived after the Cryptocurrency Luna, saw its price plummet

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Adanian Lab’s MooveBeta Startup Merges with 10-year B2B Fintech Company ImpalaPay to Provide a Connected Economy for Africa

Adanian Labs Africa incubated fintech startup MooveBeta (MooveBeta.com) has announced today its merger with ImpalaPay, a fintech blockchain company with operations across 42 African countries and 134 worldwide. The merger will provide a payment platform that will enable the Pan African and Diaspora communities to transact via e-commerce, social commerce, peer to peer and enterprise using multiple interoperable platforms including mobile money, cards, bank accounts and/or crypto wallets powering over 500 million people.  MooveBeta, an e-commerce and fintech startup that helps users move value simply and easily using a voucher system has been incubated at Adanian Labs for 6 months

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Africa Could Benefit Substantially by Adopting Crypto, Says Top Kenyan Financer

According to James Mwangi (CEO of Kenya’s largest banking conglomerate Equity Group Holdings), the African continent will significantly develop technologically and economically if it opens its arms to the digital asset industry. To do so, local authorities should cooperate with regulators, convincing them of crypto’s benefits. Crypto Could be Africa’s Stepping Stone In a recent interview for Bloomberg, Mwangi argued that the African countries should dive into the fourth industrial revolution to catch up with the rest of the globe. He believes cryptocurrencies are part of that transformation, and they can bring certain advantages to the domestic economy, such as

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Making a positive difference across the digital world with his ventures, make way for entrepreneur and investor Babak Rabiee

Photo courtesy Babak Rabiee Opinions expressed by Digital Journal contributors are their own. He has excelled as an art collector and blockchain enthusiast and also as a co-founder and CEO of Sahara Protocol. It is so astounding to know and learn about all those people and professionals who make sure to cross boundaries to reach their desired growth and success levels. However, many of them also strive to first reach excellence in all they do to climb their ladder of success in unimaginable ways, ultimately motivating and inspiring others in the industry. Babak Rabiee is all about this and much more. The now Dubai-based

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Ripple Signs New Partnership With International Money Transfer Firm To Use XRP for Cross Border Payments

San Francisco-based payments company Ripple is partnering with a Lithuanian financial technology (FinTech) firm to facilitate cross-border money transfers. In a new press release, Ripple says it’s joining forces with the Vilnius-headquartered FINCI to offer services for both retail and business-to-business (B2B) customers. RippleNet’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) protocol will leverage XRP to enable payments between Europe and Mexico without requiring FINCI to tie up capital by pre-funding accounts located abroad. FINCI CEO Mihails Kuznecovs says of the new partnership, “We’re excited to be working with Ripple to make it easier for FINCI customers to move money around the world. We share

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Iris Energy: A Way To Play Bitcoin’s Eventual Turnaround (NASDAQ:IREN)

South_agency/E+ via Getty Images As the broad cryptocurrency market continues to languish with Bitcoin (BTC-USD) back below $30,000, businesses that are built around the cryptocurrency industry have suffered mightily as well. While companies like Coinbase (COIN), Galaxy Digital (OTC:OTCPK:BRPHF), and Silvergate Capital Corp. (SI) provide exposure to the cryptocurrency space through a more traditional equity vector, the companies that might have the most direct exposure to Bitcoin’s price over time are the pure-play mining operators. One of which is Iris Energy Limited (NASDAQ:IREN). While each mining operation is different, the publicly traded shares of the large operations trade largely in

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Sarb eyes digital rand to cut cross-border payment costs

A digital rand in South Africa could cut the high cost of cross-border payments for banks but its introduction is still a few years away, a senior central bank official said. However, regulation of crypto assets is in the offing and might come into force within nine to 15 months, South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo told Reuters in an interview. It costs 13% of a transaction to remit money from South Africa to another country, more than double the average of the Group of 20 (G20) leading global economies, according to a 2021 World Bank report. Sending money to South

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Bitso officially launches its app in Colombia

Latin American cryptocurrency exchange Bitso has officially launched its app in Colombia, allowing its residents to load pesos into their wallets using a widely-used online payment system connected to the country’s major banks. The company announced its expansion into the South American country in February and has been working on a pilot program for cash-in and cash-out operations with Banco de Bogotá. But now, Bitso’s product is officially available to the wider Colombian public. Using a popular online payment method called PSE, Bitso users can open the wallet, load Colombian pesos and use the app to purchase assets such as

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As UN Bans Inner City Press 1511th Day No Answer by UN Spox Dujarric on Ukraine UN Rapes Honduras Libya DRC Nigeria Cameroon China Tunis Melissa Fleming 25 Legal Letter

As UN Bans Inner City Press 1511th Day No Answer by UN Spox Dujarric on Ukraine UN Rapes Honduras Libya DRC Nigeria Cameroon China Tunis Melissa Fleming 25 Legal Letter By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon IMFBBC – Guardian UK – Honduras – CJR – PFT UN GATE, May 18 – Inner City Press on 5 July 2018 was banned from entering the UN, two day after it was physically removed from conducting interviews outside meeting about the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ $6.7 billion budget.   Then Guterres’ Department of Global Communication, run by Melissa Fleming, issued a letter banning

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Binance Courts German Regulators as Push Into Europe Continues

Binance seeks to court German financial authorities in a renewed push to establish a presence in the country, following a rebuke from the regulator last year for offering tokens tracking American stocks without an investor prospectus. Binance, following approval from the French government earlier this month, is looking to get back into the good books of Germany’s financial regulator, BaFin. Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, speaking at the Finance Forward fintech conference in Germany Wednesday, said, “Our team definitely is talking with regulators here and in all of Europe. I have not talked to them myself directly, but based on my

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METACO Partners with Brink’s to Strengthen Institutional Digital Asset Custody Capabilities

METACO, the leading provider of security-critical software and infrastructure to the digital asset ecosystem, has announced a partnership with Brink’s, the global leader in total cash management, route-based secure logistics and payment solutions. Brink’s extends METACO’s institutional digital asset custody services into the physical world through its internationally recognized secure logistics expertise and global network of vault locations. These capabilities provide financial institutions with an unparalleled, segregated, and fully distributed, disaster recovery solution for critical private key recovery backups. METACO Harmonize, the global leader with Tier 1 financial institutions for digital asset custody and orchestration, ensures that all processes across

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North Korean Scammers Posing for US Crypto Jobs: Recruiters

North Korean scammers are pretending to be job candidates to collect paychecks from Web3 startups. Recruiters say they have strong resumes but know little English and can’t talk about work experience. US agencies have warned companies against hiring scammers because they could be funding weapons plans. Loading Something is loading. Scammers from North Korea and elsewhere are posing as American job candidates for Web3 startups to collect paychecks in the form of cryptocurrency and potentially spy on internal corporate workings.  Three recruiters in the cryptocurrency industry told Insider they’ve encountered applicants appearing to be North Korean who come with impressive

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Russia to legalise cryptocurrency as means of payment ‘sooner or later’ – minister

May 18 (Reuters) – Russia will sooner or later legalise cryptocurrencies as a means of payment, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on Wednesday, suggesting that the government and central bank may be moving closer to settling their differences. Shortly before Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, the finance ministry submitted legislative proposals that clashed with the central bank’s demand for a blanket ban. Manturov was asked at a forum whether he believed cryptocurrencies would become legal as a means of payment. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register “The question

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Barhorst attends Ohio Chamber Business Summit

COLUMBUS — Ohio Mayors Association President Mike Barhorst attended the Ohio Chamber of Commerce 2022 State of Business Summit held earlier this week in Columbus. The annual event, sponsored this year by JPMorgan Chase, featured

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TRM Labs unveils community-driven scam reporting platform

advertisement Blockchain intelligence firm TRM Labs has unveiled a community-based scam reporting platform. Crypto users are able to report illicit activity to the platform’s public forum. Others then upvote, downvote or comment additional information. Information

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Crypto crazy | John Mangun

Having a discussion about cryptocurrencies with some investors is like discussing polygamy with some followers of Islam or homosexuality with some Christians. It is a place that you do not want to go, especially if

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