What promise does each presidential candidate hold for crypto?

As France braces for the April 24 presidential election in a runoff, political pundits around the globe are making their bets. The choice is between the centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron and right-wing populist Marine Le Pen. Much of the political debate this time revolves around economics, but there is one indispensable part of it that […]

The good, the bad and the ugly

As the 2021-2022 United Kingdom tax year finished on April 5, 2022, Her Majesty’s Treasury announced they were paving the way for the U.K. to become a global crypto asset technology hub. This could mean that the previously not particularly crypto-friendly U.K. is changing its strategy and trying its hand at making crypto investments more […]

US Treasury Dept sanctions 3 Ethereum addresses allegedly linked to North Korea

The United States Treasury Department has added three Ethereum wallet addresses to sanctions allegedly linked to the hacker group responsible for the theft of more than $600 million in crypto from nonfungible token game Axie Infinity’s Ronin sidechain. In a Friday update, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, listed three Ethereum […]

Binance pushes back against report exchange supplied customer data to Russian government

Major crypto exchange Binance challenged the accuracy of a report, which stated one of its regional heads agreed to supply Russia’s financial intelligence unit with customer data potentially related to donations for anti-corruption and anti-Putin activist Alexei Navalny. Reuters reported on Friday that Binance’s head of Eastern Europe and Russia Gleb Kostarev met with officials […]

an interview with HyperLedger’s Karen Ottoni

“Cryptocurrency is just one use case for blockchain,” Karen Ottoni, director of ecosystem at Hyperledger, tells Cointelegraph in an interview during Paris Blockchain Week. From “supply chain and trade, finance and capital markets, tokenizing green bonds, tokenizing real estate,” the list of blockchain applicable ideas is numerous and growing. HyperLedger’s bread and butter is to […]

‘I don’t believe in a self-regulated financial sector’

Mere days before the second round of the fateful presidential election in France, the incumbent President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, sat down with local media to share his thoughts on the digital economy — a subject he didn’t speak on much before. While emphasizing the importance of the sector, Macron once again reiterated his […]

Ukraine bans Bitcoin purchases with local currency amid martial law

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) continues taking measures to prevent capital outflows amid martial law by enforcing major restrictions on cryptocurrency purchases. The Ukrainian central bank officially announced Thursday a set of restrictions on cross-border operations, prohibiting individuals from buying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) with the national fiat currency, the hryvnia (UAH). Ukrainians are […]

Bank of England’s PRA raises budget $31M for ‘emerging risks’ like crypto

The Bank of England’s regulatory arm has raised its budget by $31.6 million (£24.3 million) for the coming financial year saying that costs have increased due to its growing responsibilities and preparations for “emerging risks in the financial system”. According to the latest business plan released on Wednesday April 20 by the Prudential Regulation Authority […]

EU officials considered Bitcoin trading ban to enforce proposed mining ban

European Union (EU) officials discussed banning Bitcoin trading during a debate on a proposal to ban Proof of Work mining according to documents obtained through a freedom of information request.  According to a report, published by German digital culture organization Netzpolitik, officials from the EU went as far as suggesting that an all out ban […]