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Mastercard Has to Be in the Cryptocurrency Space, Says CEO

As cryptocurrency adoption enters a mainstream stage, traditional financial services platforms are trying to adapt to the changing financial ecosystem. To maintain their importance in this industry, payment processors like Mastercard and Visa intend to use their large client base and international reach to attract both government and private entities when they are testing their CBDC or stablecoin projects. During an earnings call yesterday, Mastercard’s CEO, Michael Miebach,...

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Binance Completes Polygon Mainnet Integration For Deposits and Withdrawals

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has completed the integration of Polygon mainnet to support deposits and withdrawals of the mainnet token of the Ethereum-scaling network.  Binance Now Supports MATC Mainnet Token According to a press release shared with CryptoPotato on Friday, Binance users will now be able to make deposits and withdrawals with the MATIC mainnet token.  They will also be able to utilize several DeFi dApps such as SushiSwap, Aave, Curve, and Balancer,...

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MicroStrategy to Buy More Bitcoin Despite Q2 Impairment Loss

The NASDAQ-listed software giant MicroStrategy has seen a total impairment loss of nearly $700 million in Q2 2021 from its massive bitcoin investments. As this is only on paper, though, the company pledged to double down on its BTC strategy and continue to accumulate more. MicroStrategy’s Q2 BTC Impairment Loss Michael Saylor’s brainchild has become one of the largest holders of bitcoins, with over 105,000 coins accumulated in the span of a year. However, the substantial...

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Local-Top Indicators Flash for Bitcoin: 3rd Biggest Whale Sent 3,000 BTC to Coinbase

BTC’s recent 9 daily candle streak to the upside has been very impressive. We have been tracking the third-largest BTC whale wallet and found interesting activity and signals. The whale entity, at one point, held over 116,841 BTC. Its current total BTC holdings stand at 113,841. The recent sales from this address since April 2021 have accurately marked local tops in BTC, as shown in the chart below. Chart by TradingViewThis doesn’t necessarily mean that bitcoin’s price will...

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Investing in Dogecoin Is Worse Than Gambling, Says Kevin O’Leary

Investing in a meme coin like Dogecoin is like putting your funds on red or black in a casino, said the popular investor – Kevin O’Leary. He went even further in a recent interview, indicating that it has no inherent value and should be classified as pure speculation. O’Leary: Dogecoin is Pure Speculation The meme token, which saw its birth in 2013, blossomed in popularity in 2021 as it received frequent social media engagements from Elon Musk at first and other celebrities...

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Binance Halts Derivatives Products for Users in Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands

The world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it will cease providing futures and derivatives products in three European countries. Users from the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany have three months to close their positions. According to an announcement from July 30th, customers from the aforementioned countries cannot open new futures accounts on Binance with “immediate effect.” Those who already have registrations and have opened derivatives positions will...

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New Cryptocurrency Tax Legislation in The US to Raise $28 Billion

The American lawmakers proposed new cryptocurrency taxation that would raise nearly $28 billion in extra tax revenue. As part of it, digital asset investors in the US would have to report transactions that exceed $10,000 to the International Revenue Service. The Senate Aims to Collect More Taxes According to a recent Bloomberg report, the American government aims to implement stricter rules on companies and people dealing with digital assets. The proposed new taxation law...

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Number of Crypto Users Doubled in Just 6 Months: Survey

It seems the number of crypto users has doubled since January 21 this year, according to research on global crypto adoption by Crypto.com.  The report gathered information from 24 leading crypto exchanges using on-chain data based on various parameters —identifying over 220 million users by the end of June. February and May were the months when the inflow of new users reached their peak: 203 million.  Altcoin Market Surged Largely Thanks to SHIB and DOGE The altcoin market...

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Cryptoassets as National Currency Is Risky, Says The IMF

The International Monetary Fund opined that risks and costs outweigh the potential benefits of digital assets. They can also be highly volatile, and thus their implementation as national currencies is not suitable for now. Cryptocurrencies Are Not Related to The Real Economy The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a recent publishment that digital assets are not quite ready to be employed as national currencies. Despite highlighting their potential to provide faster...

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America’s Second Oldest Bank State Street to Provide Cryptocurrency Services to Private-Fund Customers

The American financial institution State Street Corporation will reportedly start offering digital assets services for its private-fund clients. The bank’s partner in the move is the back-office crypto-focused technology company – Lukka Inc. State Street Dives Deeper into Crypto According to a recent Bloomberg report, the leading US bank – State Street Corporation – is looking to offer cryptocurrency reconciliation, reporting, and processing services to its private-fund...

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