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China Emerges as Leading Bitcoin Mining Hub a Year After Crackdown: Cambridge Data

China outlawed Bitcoin mining last May. Exactly a year later, the country has re-emerged as the leading venue for mining operations. A new study revealed underground mining activity in the country had catapulted it to second place globally in terms of installed mining capacity. China’s Apparent Comeback Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) reported the surprising resurgence and further stated that China currently dominates with a 21.11% market share just behind the...

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Bitcoin Is Doing Great Things in Foreign Nations

Bitcoin is often touted as something that can potentially move the world in the right direction. It allegedly offers people financial freedom and more control over their monetary decisions, and the world’s number one digital currency by market cap appears to be producing solid results in foreign markets and nations. How Is Bitcoin Helping People Around the World? One case where the currency is performing acts of good is in both China and North Korea. Not long ago, North...

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China Distributes $2.3 Million Worth of Digital Yuan to Shenzhen Citizens: Report

The Chinese authorities will reportedly give away 15 million yuan ($2.3 million) in e-CNY to the residents of Shenzhen’s Futian district. The move aims to boost the adoption of China’s CBDC and promote the financial product among broad society. China’s Latest CBDC Efforts Unlike its hostile viewpoint on digital assets, the government of the world’s most populous country has an entirely different stance on central bank digital currencies (CBDC). Over the past year, the...

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Seven Men from Hong Kong Arrested Following Alleged Kidnapping of Crypto Trader

Seven members alleged to be members of the Hong Kong triad have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a cryptocurrency trader. The trader was held last year for ransom that amounted to roughly $3.8 million USD. Seven Hong Kong Men Are Now Facing Life Imprisonment The men have been arrested in mainland China and will be handed over to authorities in their native Hong Kong at the Shenzhen Bay border control point this week. Some of the suspects that were...

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Russia Is Now Willing to Trade Oil for Bitcoin

The economy in Russia isn’t doing too well. Not long ago, the ruble – the national currency of Russia – experienced a massive drop that saw many people turning to crypto as a means of keeping their wealth stable and steady during this ongoing time of economic strife. In addition, it was suggested that crypto was likely going to be a tool in Russia for avoiding U.S. sanctions. Russia Seeks to Trade Oil for Crypto Thus, it looks like digital assets have become prime...

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China’s Digital Yuan Could Challenge the USD’s Dominance, CNBC Expert Says

Richard Turrin – Financial Technology Consultant at CNBC – argued that the Chinese central bank digital currency could challenge the dominance of the American dollar this decade. Specifically, he believes the e-yuan might replace its rival as the currency of choice in international trade settlements. Digital Yuan to Reduce the Dollar’s Usage? The Chinese government is known for having one of the most hostile stances on private cryptocurrencies. Last year, the authorities...

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Chinese Police Cracked a $16 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme: Report

The Shanghai Public Security Bureau and the Yangpu Public Security Bureau conducted a joint investigation on pyramid schemes using cryptocurrencies. Shortly after, the authorities busted an online platform, which drained nearly $16 million in digital assets from its victims over the years. Shanghai’s First Cracked Crypto Pyramid Scheme According to a local report, the organization started its illegal activities in June 2020, and its leader was a criminal suspect named Mou....

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VISA, Mastercard, American Express und PayPal in Russland gesperrt. Bitcoin oder chinesische Bezahlsysteme, was setzt sich durch?

Russland stellt um: Bitcoin oder chinesische Bezahlsysteme stehen zur Wahl. Es ist ein harter Schlag gegen die Bevölkerung in Russland und Belarus. Fast sämtliche Bankkarten funktionieren nicht mehr. American Express, VISA, Mastercard und PayPal — sie alle haben ihre Dienste für russische Kunden eingestellt. Für die Kunden der drei weltgrössten Kreditkartenanbieter bedeutet das: Sie können mit von russischen Banken ausgestellten Visa-, Mastercard-...

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China Says Its Bitcoin Industry Is Pretty Much Dead

The central bank of China has recently issued a report claiming that bitcoin trading in the country has fallen from about 90 percent to ten percent worldwide at the time of writing. China Bitcoin Trading Has Really Fallen Automatically, we feel a huge inclination to shout, “Duh!” at the bank’s representatives. If they are reporting this in surprise, they are on the wrong track. China has worked very hard over the past year to ensure that bitcoin and crypto trading has no...

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Russia Turns to China’s UnionPay System Amid Visa and Mastercard Departures

Visa and Mastercard joined the growing list of western financial companies that announced plans to withdraw from Russia. Looking for alternatives, the nation’s central bank said it has turned to China’s UnionPay system. President Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” against Ukraine less than two weeks ago, which still continues until this day with no real endgame in sight for either side. NATO and the EU decided not to escalate the conflict by getting...

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