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PayPal to Offer Cryptocurrency Support in the U.K.

PayPal has been big on crypto over the past year, but now the company is pushing its digital currency agenda even further. The company has put out a statement saying that several countries – including the United Kingdom – outside the U.S. will be able to buy, sell and trade digital assets through its platform. PayPal Is Bringing Crypto Trading to the U.K. The new service will allow these countries to invest in four major cryptocurrencies: bitcoin, bitcoin cash, Ethereum...

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Two Months Later: The UK FCA Settled its Regulatory Issues With Binance

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has settled all of its issues with the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange – Binance. The regulator published an update on August 25th to clear the company’s name two months after imposing restrictions on some of its operations. Back in late June this year, the FCA issued a warning shot against the exchange, saying that Binance Markets Limited “is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK.” The watchdog further asserted...

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Half of UK Citizens Interested in Taking Crypto-Backed Loans

According to a Coinbase research, 51% of British adults said they are “very interested” in taking out a loan using digital asset holdings as a guarantee instead of traditional methods. 39% revealed they are willing to employ cryptocurrencies to send and receive money in international transactions as well. Brits Want to Adopt Crypto for Transactions Coinbase conducted a survey among thousands of British residents and concluded that they have significantly increased their...

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Security and Regulations Main Hurdle for Institutional Investors Regarding Crypto Investments (Survey)

According to recent research conducted by Nickel Digital Asset Management, nearly 75% of institutional investors and wealth managers stated that the security of virtual currencies is a “significant” hurdle stopping many individuals from entering the crypto space. Low Confidence among Institutional Investors The UK-based investment manager – Nickel Digital Asset Management – asked 100 global institutional investors and wealth managers to determine their biggest concerns...

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NatWest Executive Warns: The UK Is a Paradise For Crypto Scammers

David Lindberg – Chief Executive of retail banking at NatWest – warned investors to beware of dealing with digital assets in Britain. In his opinion, the market there is full of fraudsters who create fake cryptocurrency exchanges to lure users into thinking they are investing. ‘Fraud And Scams Are an Industry’ One of the top executives at the leading British bank NatWest – David Lindberg – alerted that the UK is not the best place for crypto investing. To him, the Kingdom is...

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Revolut Valued at $33B After a Fundraising Led by SoftBank And Tiger Capital

The crypto-friendly digital banking app – Revolut – announced it had raised $800 million in a new funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund and Tiger Global Management. The fundraising turned the company into one of the largest fintech unicorns in Europe, as it is now valued at $33 billion. Revolut Becoming a Super-Unicorn According to a Reuters report, Revolut has secured $800 million in a new funding round. The Japanese financial giant SoftBank and the American investment...

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UK’s FCA to Launch a $15M Marketing Campaign Warning Against Crypto Investing Risks

As crypto ownership and interest continue to rise in the UK, the country’s financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is planning to launch a £11m ($15.25 million) marketing campaign to warn young investors about risks associated with crypto investments. FCA Targeting Millennials According to the regulator, the ads, which will be targeted at UK residents within the ages of 18 to 30 years, will inform them about the risks involved in purchasing Bitcoin (BTC),...

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11% of UK Citizens Consider Buying Crypto Over the Next Year: Survey

With cryptocurrencies taking center stage in the financial industry in recent months, a new survey has revealed that an increasing number of UK residents are considering adding crypto assets to their investment portfolios in the coming months. UK Adults Consider Buying Crypto The research was conducted by Ziglu, a UK-based money app, and cryptocurrency platform. CryptoPotato reached out to the firm and learned that the sample size of the survey was 1,011 UK adults above 18...

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Study: Bitcoin and Dogecoin are the First Investment for 45% of Young Britons

Nearly half of the UK residents aged between 18 and 29 admitted that their first investment was in digital assets. However, more than 50% of the youngsters used debt to purchase cryptocurrencies. Crypto is Attractive for The Young Britons A recent poll conducted by Opinium for the investment platform Interactive Investor revealed that 45% of 18-29-year-olds in the UK dived into the crypto market as a first-time investment in their lives. Out of all digital assets, bitcoin is...

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$55 Billion Asset Manager Reportedly Plans to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Despite the most recent downturn in the entire cryptocurrency market, a London-based asset manager is reportedly considering investing in digital assets. According to a report from the Financial Times from today, Marshall Wace, a London-based asset management company with over $55 billion in AUM, considers a foray into the cryptocurrency market. Citing people familiar with the matter, the firm is planning to invest in various fields of the industry, including blockchain...

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