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US SEC May Steer Stablecoin Regulation, New Rules to be Detailed Soon (Report)

Thanks to the growing influence of stablecoins on the financial system, regulators across the world are racing to regulate the sector. The stablecoins realm is a step closer to achieving regulatory clarity as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has geared up to propose legislation and supervise the $131 billion industry. US Financial Watchdog Readies Stablecoin Regulations Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that developments surrounding...

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Bakkt’s Stocks Surged 270% Following Partnerships With Mastercard and Fiserv

After outlining two new partners in its attempts to enhance cryptocurrency mass adoption, Bakkt’s stock prices went through the roof yesterday. This comes just a few weeks after ICE’s Bitcoin service arm became a publicly traded firm. CryptoPotato reported yesterday Bakkt’s collaboration with Mastercard. The latter plans to integrate digital assets into many of its products and tapped Bakkt to do so. Shortly after, news broke that ICE’s firm has also partnered with Fiserv – a...

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The Wolf of Wall Street Joined the NFT Craze, Vowed Never to Leave it

The cryptocurrency space has seen numerous prominent individuals who went from criticizing it to joining it years later. Jordan Belfort, who used to bash bitcoin but later predicted it will tap $100,000, is now a keen supporter of the non-fungible token industry. NFTs have garnered the attention of numerous celebrities outside of the cryptocurrency space in the past year. Individuals like Tom Brady, Steph Curry, Eminem, and Paris Hilton, to giant organizations like Marvel...

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Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Says She Bought Crypto at the Right Time

The Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen, has revealed her financial future is “fine” as she bought an undisclosed amount of crypto at “the right time.” Financial Backup Thanks to Crypto During an interview with the New York Times, Haugen said she’s currently maintaining her shelter in Puerto Rico thanks to cryptocurrency investment. She manages her own financial resources despite receiving money from nonprofit organizations (NPO).  Last week, Politico reported that Haugen...

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Mastercard to Allow All Banks on its Network to Provide Bitcoin Services (Report)

In another venture within the digital asset space, Mastercard is preparing to expand the cryptocurrency economy in a whole new way, according to a recent report. The payment services giant will soon announce the provision of crypto-integrated services to every bank and merchant on its network. Mastercard’s Big Crypto Plan As revealed by CNBC earlier today, banks using Mastercard will be able to integrate cryptocurrency into many of their products. These could include credit...

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Solana Price Reached New All-Time High, Creeps Past $215

Public blockchain platform Solana just broke its previous all-time high from September. The new record comes amidst a rising crypto market in which Solana has been especially successful. Last week, Solana almost painted a fresh all-time high but came a few dollars short before retracing back. This happened very shortly after Bitcoin had marked a new all-time high. Today, we saw something similar. As Bitcoin rests and consolidates following last week’s rally, Solana has now...

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) NFTs Surge as Floor Price Now Sits Above 1 ETH

It appears that everything related to the Shiba Inu (SHIB) cryptocurrency is appreciating in value over the past couple of weeks. Now, the Shiboshis are also seeing a strong wave of demand. As CryptoPotato reported earlier in October, Shiboshis represent the native non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of the Shiba Inu ecosystem. These are 10,000 digitized creatures that were set for sale about ten days ago and caused a serious wave of demand. Based on the official post, the NFTs cost...

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SkyBridge’s Scaramucci: Investors Doing Their Homework Will Buy Bitcoin

Anthony Scaramucci – Founder of the investment company SkyBridge Capital – has proved numerous times that he is a keen bitcoin advocate and a hodler. In a recent interview for CNBC, he once again explained the most significant merits of the leading digital asset and why he owns over $1 billion worth of it. Understanding Is Everything According to Scaramucci, only people who are not familiar with bitcoin could criticize it. On the other hand, individuals who do their...

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Byron Bay to Become Australia’s Bitcoin Mining Hub: Report

The Nasdaq-listed company Mawson Infrastructure Group reportedly inked a partnership with Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners to set up one of Australia’s largest bitcoin mining operations. It will be located in the beachside town – Byron Bay – and will use 100% renewable energy. Australia Aims at Green BTC Mining Apart from being one of the leading touristic hotspots in Australia, Byron Bay could also become the center of the country’s bitcoin mining. A recent report reads...

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eNaira, Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Debuts Today

While the talks of central bank digital currencies have been on the table for a few years now, few countries actually took the steps to issue one. Nigeria, in turn, following extensive research and development, is finally ready to unveil the eNaira. ‘Same Naira, More Possibilities’ In a press release syndicated through mass media but issued on the official website of Nigeria’s Central Bank, the Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, revealed that the eNaira...

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