China’s stance towards decentralized cryptocurrency trading appears to be getting even tougher. Chinese journalist Colin Wu and crypto news site 8BTCnews have both claimed that as of June 9, search results for some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges are pulling up zero results. Cointelegraph’s staff in China have themselves searched for cryptocurrency exchanges on the
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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), a global committee of banking supervisors and central banks, has proposed new requirements for banks that want to hold cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). In a consultation paper published Thursday, the committee provided preliminary proposals for the prudential treatment of crypto exposure by banks. The paper built on the
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Bloomberg Intelligence senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone believes that Bitcoin (BTC) is more likely to rally to $40,000 than slump to $20,000. This bullish outlook seems to be shared by traders as Bitcoin initiated a sharp recovery today. On-chain data also suggests that long-term holders (LTH) have again started accumulating Bitcoin after booking profits during
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Sovryn, a BTC money market protocol built on Bitcoin-based smart contract platform RSK, recently appeared to be shooting up through the decentralized finance rankings. On June 9, Bitcoin commentator, Anthony Pompliano, shared data to his one million followers from decentralized finance data aggregator, DeFi Llama, indicating the protocol had amassed a total value locked (TVL)
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Iran is looking for ways to introduce a legal framework for cryptocurrencies while Bitcoin (BTC) mining remains under embargo in the country.  During the Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Board meeting on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the need to legalize cryptocurrency activities to preserve and protect national interests. Rouhani said the country must pay attention
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United States foreign exchange company Interactive Brokers will offer direct cryptocurrency trading to clients within months, a report says. Speaking at the Piper Sandler Global Exchange & FinTech Conference on June 9, founder Thomas Peterffy revealed that the firm had opted to enter the crypto market. Demand fuels latest crypto uptake Quoted by CNBC, Peterffy hinted
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Hester Peirce of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has once again urged regulators to take a step back from attempting to overregulate the crypto space. Speaking to Financial Times, Peirce, affectionately dubbed “Crypto Mom” due to her positive stance on cryptocurrencies, argued against the need for strict regulatory policies. According to Peirce, regulators by
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United Kingdom-based fund manager Ruffer liquidated its $600M Bitcoin bet after growing nervous about the speculative frenzy in the cryptocurrency market, including huge rallies in meme-based tokens like Dogecoin (DOGE). The fund, which manages roughly $34 billion for wealthy clients and charities, started selling its cryptocurrency stash in December 2020, when the BTC/USD exchange rate
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