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Education Is Crypto’s Missing Link, Says Grayscale CEO

Global regulators have always branded cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin, as a tool for illicit activities such as money laundering and crime financing. Even the newly-confirmed US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently raised concerns over the same issue. Experts like ECB President Christine Lagarde and Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary have also called for a unified global regulatory framework for bitcoin to work properly. With the regulatory pressure mounting on the crypto industry, Michael...

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Goldman Sachs’ Senior Chairman Questions Bitcoin as a Store of Value

Goldman Sachs’ senior chairman Lloyd Blankfein urged regulators to up their game in accordance with bitcoin’s recent success. Additionally, he admitted that BTC could work, but it needs to address several problems before receiving mass adoption as a medium of exchange or a store of value.BTC’s Challenges AheadAs the primary cryptocurrency added over $30,000 in value in several months to a new all-time high, it started to appear on mainstream media outlets again. Traditional financial names...

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US Treasury Secretary Nominee Yellen: Crypto Can Improve The Financial System

​Janet Yellen, President Joe Biden’s U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee, seems to have balanced her statements about Bitcoin and crypto, after her previous negative rhetoric about the emerging technology.Janet Yellen Acknowledges Crypto’s BenefitsIn a written response to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021), Yellen stated that cryptocurrencies had benefits that needed to be explored. Yellen added that the emerging technology had the potential to “improve the efficiency...

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Enjin Coin (ENJ) Price Explodes by 90% as Japan’s JVCEA Approves it for Coincheck Listing

Less than two years after entering the Japanese market, Enjin Coin has received approval from the country’s JVCEA to be listed on the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. Thus, the asset has become the first gaming token authorized for usage in the Asian nation.JVCEA Approves Enjin Coin’s Listing On CoincheckLaunched following several high-profile exchange hacks in 2018, Japan’s Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) received approval from the country’s financial regulator, the FSA, to...

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UBS Compares Crypto to MySpace, Says Prices Could Go to Zero

The giant financial services company UBS Wealth Management is the latest organization to warn investors about the potential risks of the cryptocurrency industry. The entity has issued guidelines indicating that the price of each digital asset could plummet to zero at any point, and people need to be prepared to lose it all.UBS Wealth Outlines Crypto RisksThe Switzerland-based giant wealth manager issued a warning aimed at investors cited by Bloomberg. It reads that despite the recent bullish...

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FinCEN Extends Comment Window on Proposed Crypto Regulations

With the initial deadline for comments long expired, FinCEN has decided to extend the comment period for its proposed controversial crypto regulation for an additional 15 days.FinCen Sets New DeadlineThe Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an office of the U.S. Department of Treasury, announced the news of the extension via a press release on Thursday (Jan. 14, 2021). FinCEN’s earlier deadline was set on January 4, 2021.Following the different requests for extension, it appears...

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New Zealand Financial Regulator Warns About Risks of Investing in Bitcoin

New Zealand’s financial regulator has warned investors of the dangers of investing in Bitcoin. The comments were aimed at the recent fluctuations in the price of the major cryptocurrencies, which have shown quite the amplitude.Negativity, Led By The Recent Ups and Downs of BTC PriceNew Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a candid warning for investors from the country, considering their take on cryptocurrency and mainly Bitcoin. A recent news report by the Herald quoted the...

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Bitcoin Needs Unified Global Regulations: ECB President Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), believes that bitcoin requires a unified global regulation framework to work properly.Interestingly, Canadian businessman and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary also noted that the cryptocurrency could become “something of tremendous value” if world regulators back it up.ECB President On BTC RegulationsThe 65-year-old French politician and current President of the ECB has been calling on clear regulation for bitcoin for a while....

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New Users and Regulations: Coinbase Explains The Cause of Issues Amid Latest Bitcoin Price Volatility

The largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has issued a formal apology for users in the UK and the EU region. The company acknowledged that its services have been unstable because of the high number of new registrations and the latest regulatory requirements.More Users Led To Problems On CoinbaseCoinbase users located in the UK or the EU might have noticed that the services on the popular US exchange didn’t operate properly in the past two months. The platform displayed “partially...

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FCA Warns Of Suspicious Cryptocurrecy Companies Promising High Returns

Following the latest bullish developments in the cryptocurrency field, the UK Financial Conduct Authority has warned investors of the potential risks associated with investing in certain digital asset endeavors.The UK’s regulator has highlighted the risky nature of the industry and said that people should be prepared for worst-case scenarios, including losing all of their money.UK FCA Warns Investors About Crypto InvestingAlthough the cryptocurrency market saw vigorous price drops in the past...

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