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Grayscale Joins Hands with FTSE Russell to Unveil Crypto Sector Index Series

The Crypto Sector Index Series will include several indices tracking the prices of a bucket of different digital assets based on their use cases.  The world’s largest digital assets manager Grayscale Investments continues to take steps in order to expand its footprint in the market. Also, the latest report shows that Grayscale is venturing into the crypto indices business in partnership with the London-based indices provider FTSE Russell, a London Stock Exchange subsidiary. Grayscale and...

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Crypto Giants Gemini, Genesis, and DCG Hit with Billion-Dollar Lawsuit by NY Attorney

New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken decisive action against major players in the cryptocurrency industry, filing a lawsuit against Gemini Trust, Genesis Global Capital, and Digital Currency Group (DCG). The legal action centers around Gemini Earn, a joint effort between Genesis and Gemini that offered investors significant returns on their cryptocurrency deposits. Nonetheless, James asserts that these returns were founded on misleading information, resulting in...

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Kraken Boosts European Presence with Planned BCM Acquisition

In a strategic move to bolster its European expansion, cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced its intention to acquire Coin Meester B.V. (BCM), a Netherlands-based digital asset broker. The planned acquisition follows the recent implementation of the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulatory framework, which governs the operations of crypto exchanges in the region, including […] In a strategic move to bolster its European expansion, cryptocurrency exchange Kraken...

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BTG Pactual Acquires Orama DTVM in Deal Valued at $99M

It remains unclear whether the Orama purchase will directly result in the development of crypto-related products and services at BTG Pactual. Banco BTG Pactual SA Unit (BVMF: BPAC11), Brazil’s biggest investment bank, recently announced it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Orama DTVM, a prominent independent distributor for R$500 million (worth about $99 million). BTG Pactual and Orama Form a Strategic Alliance Orama, with more than R$17.9 billion ($3.6 billion) in assets under...

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Gemini Bows Out of Netherlands Due to Regulatory Challenges

The Netherlands took the lead among European Union member states by mandating that crypto companies adhere to the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD). Leading cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has decided to halt its operations in the Netherlands, citing mounting regulatory hurdles imposed by the Dutch central bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).  The move follows the footsteps of Binance, another digital asset trading platform that withdrew from the market earlier this year due to...

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It’s Official; the Winklevoss Twins Are Suing Digital Currency Group

Following a lot of legal back-and-forth jabber, the Winklevoss Twins of the Gemini exchange in New York are moving forward with their lawsuit against Barry Silbert and his company Digital Currency Group. The Twins allege that the firm and its CEO Silbert engaged in massive fraud. The Winklevoss Twins Are Taking DCG to Court The problems stem from a program introduced by Gemini called Earn, which allowed users to loan their assets to Genesis, a division of the...

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Bitcoin Fell in Mid-July and Analysts Are Wondering Why

Despite a solid rally in the week prior, mid-July saw bitcoin experience something of a dip in its price. It fell to about $30K even after several weeks of trading above $31,000 per unit. Bitcoin Endured a Few Slips The crypto market experienced a few nasty hits, such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) being dramatically sold off. Many major collections saw their prices slouch as more and more individuals begin to question whether these assets are worth anything at...

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XRP Listed on Gemini Following Ripple’s Partial Court Victory

Gemini confirmed it now accepts XRP deposits after days of speculation driven by a cryptic post on its verified X account. The post, a thinking face emoji, was made in response to a question by crypto journalist David Gokhstein, who wondered whether Gemini would relist XRP. In its announcement, Gemini clarified that it would initially only accept XRP deposits, but it is working on enabling XRP-related trading pairs in the coming days. The exchange also asked its users to...

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