Month: April 2021

Turkey has now jailed six suspects connected to the cryptocurrency exchange Thodex, which has been accused of an exit scam. Turkish authorities and Interpol have widened their search for the exchange’s CEO, who fled the country before shutting down his trading platform, preventing customers from withdrawing their funds. Search Widens for CEO of Crypto Exchange
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MicroStrategy, the company which owns over 91,000 Bitcoin (BTC), saw an astounding surge in revenues in Q1, its latest figures confirm. In a press release on April 30, CEO Michael Saylor revealed that the company’s success had gone far beyond its Bitcoin profits. Saylor: Hodling BTC creates “substantial value” MicroStrategy has continued to hit the
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Moore Cayman, a Cayman Islands-based accounting network, has again affirmed that Tether Holdings Limited’s USDT stablecoin tokens are fully backed by its reserves.  In the latest report, signed on March 31 and released Thursday, Moore Cayman confirmed that Tether’s consolidated assets exceeded its liabilities. “In our opinion, the [Consolidated Reserves Report] by the management of
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Turkish authorities are progressing with an investigation into local cryptocurrency exchange Thodex, which abruptly halted trading last week. On Thursday, a Turkish court jailed six suspects pending trial, including siblings of the missing CEO and senior company employees, Reuters reported. As part of a probe, Interpol reportedly issued a red notice for Thodex CEO and founder
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Decentralized exchanges have indelibly changed the way that cryptocurrencies are traded. But in the grand scheme of things, the technology that’s driving these platforms is relatively young… meaning it’s inevitable that teething problems have emerged. Some of the heavy hitters that dominate the market at present are known as non-orderbook markets. While it’s tantalizing and
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The fever surrounding non-fungible tokens continues to spread as it penetrates new areas and industries. Political memes have now entered the NFT fray, Dole is fighting food insecurity with a humorous angle, Digitalax is bridging the physical and digital fashion divide, and even acclaimed wine is getting a taste for digital collectibles. Drumpfs Mint Trump’s
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An Australian senate committee has published a report calling for a blockchain-based national land registry, better clarity over laws relating to smart contracts, and continued efforts to establish international standards for DLT. The Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre’s second interim report offers 23 recommendations spanning blockchain, consumer data, and corporate
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On April 28, MercadoLibre (MELI), the largest Latin American online marketplace, launched a real estate section dedicated to cryptocurrencies. Although the company does not settle property transactions directly, it legitimizes the category as a payment system.  The $81 billion retailer is the second largest company in South America and is present in 18 countries, including
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U.S.-based financial institution BNY Mellon, the world’s largest custodian bank and asset servicing company, states that the recent performance of one of its exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, was significantly impacted by its lack of exposure to companies investing in Bitcoin. The BNY Mellon Opportunistic Small Cap Fund (DSCVX) gained 35% from September 1, 2020, through
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