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Luxury Fashion House Balenciaga Accepts Payments in BTC and ETH (Report)

The French fashion brand – Balenciaga – will reportedly embrace cryptocurrencies as a payment method for its products. Initially, the offering will be available at the firm’s US shops on Madison Avenue in New York and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Balenciaga Catching the Crypto Wave According to a recent coverage, Balenciaga will allow its American customers to buy clothes, shoes, bags, and other products using bitcoin and ether. Customers will also be able to...

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FTX US Launches Stock Trading for Select Users

The US arm of the cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, is going old school with the launch of its new stock-trading service for a limited number of users in the country. The new offering is being released through FTX Capital Markets, which happens to be a FINRA member broker-dealer. Push for Stock Trading According to the official announcement, the platform plans to expand its functionality to all US users over the next months. FTX Stocks will enable users to trade and invest in...

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California Considers Lifting Ban on Crypto Donations for Political Campaigns

California’s state regulator – Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) – will consider allowing the use of cryptocurrencies for political campaign donations four years after banning them. Potential Law Amendments During its most recent Commission Meeting, the FPPC disclosed it had arranged a “pre-notice discussion” where it will contemplate whether to enable digital asset political donations in the state. The conversation will be held later this week (May 19): “The...

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US Prosecutors: BitMEX Co-Founder Arthur Hayes Deserves More Than a Year in Prison

According to US prosecutors, the Co-Founder of the cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX – Arthur Hayes – should stay behind bars for more than 12 months because his company violated anti-money laundering laws. It is expected that the court will sentence him to spend between six months and one year in federal prison since he pleaded guilty to breaching the Bank Secrecy Act in February. One Year is Is Not Enough The digital asset exchange and derivative trading platform – BitMEX –...

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US DOJ Charges Mining Capital Coin CEO for Allegedly Running a $62M Crypto Fraud

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted Luiz Capuci Jr., the CEO and co-founder of Mining Capital Coin (MCC), for allegedly running a $62 million fraud scheme. Mining Capital Coin CEO Allegedly Misled Investors According to the DOJ, Capuci and other unnamed members of his team had misled investors into thinking that MCC’s mining and investment program had massive profit-bearing potential. Capuci claimed the firm has an international network of large-scale...

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US Treasury Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Crypto Mixer

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced fresh sanctions on a cryptocurrency mixer called Blender.io, which happens to be used by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). OFAC Sanctions Coin Mixer In the official press release, the OFAC revealed that North Korean hackers had used Blender to launder digital assets as well as to carry out state-sponsored cyber attacks. The website was reportedly engaged in the...

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A Crypto Proponent Will Be the Next Senator of Ohio

Bitcoin-friendly politician – James David Vance – won the Ohio Republican Senate primary election and will face the member of the Democratic party – Tim Ryan – in November this year. The voting will determine the next senator of Ohio, and, interestingly, Ryan is also a supporter of the crypto sector. Crypto Backers on the Final Stretch The American politician, venture capitalist, and author – James David Vance – secured a victory in the Ohio Senate Republican primary. He won...

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Joe Rogan Believes the US Government Fears Bitcoin

The renowned American podcaster, UFC commentator, and comedian – Joe Rogan – said bitcoin reminds him of the Internet in its early days. In his view, it has emerged as a “viable form of currency,” which is a serious concern for the US government. Bitcoin Made the Government ‘Freak Out’ During his most recent podcast episode, Joe Rogan reiterated his support of bitcoin, asserting that the current status of the asset is much similar to the early Internet: “I think of bitcoin...

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Sen. Cynthia Lummis Shares Details of The Crypto Bill She Has Been Working On

On May 3, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) was interviewed by Axios news media and revealed important details about the crypto bill she hopes to introduce before the end of the year. The bill, Lummis says, adapts the legal framework so that cryptocurrencies and traditional assets fall under similar regulatory categories. “We’ve designed it so it works within the customary framework for managing and regulating traditional assets. So, for example, Bitcoin is a commodity. So...

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New York Luxury Gym Club to Accept Membership Payments in Crypto: Report

New York’s luxury fitness club Equinox will start accepting payments for gym services in cryptocurrency, according to local media reports. This makes the gym the first in the Big Apple to endorse digital currencies in its business, an anonymous source said. To do so, the company will partner with BitPay, a popular crypto payment service, for the new infrastructure. Equinox Customers Can Now Pay in Cryptocurrency The development is in line with Equinox’s goal of meeting its...

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