Tanzeel Akhtar

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Feb 19 2021

Austrian Regulator Reports Rise in Crypto Fraud

The FMA reports two-thirds of the investment fraud reports filed in 2020 were related to cryptocurrency and digital currency trading products, according to a report.

Second Canadian Bitcoin ETF Begins Trading on TSX Today

This is the second bitcoin ETF approved to trade in Canada.

Volvo Owner Geely and Concordium in JV to Offer Blockchain Services, Apps in China

Feb 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  coinflash concordium news volvo

Geely will own 80% of the venture while Concordium will own the rest.

Feb 18 2021

Safello Partnership Enables Direct Crypto Purchases From Users’ Bank Accounts

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business coinflash exchanges news payments

A new tie-up with payments firm Klarna brings the exchange access to more than 5,000 banks across Europe.

Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Has Started Accepting Bitcoin, Ether for Tax Payments

Local firm Bitcoin Suisse has partnered with the canton of Zug, converting cryptocurrency tax payments into Swiss francs.

Top Auction House Christie’s to Accept Ether Cryptocurrency for Digital Art Sale

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  art business christie's coinflash ether

The sale gives Christie's a chance to "dip its toes" in crypto, said a New York representative.

Malaysian Bitcoin Mining Gang Stole Over $2M in Electricity, Say Police

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime malaysia mining news policy & regulation

Police seized 1,746 bitcoin mining machines across 21 premises in raids this week.

[Updated] Japan’s SBI Investing ‘Eight-Figure’ Sum in Swiss Crypto Bank Sygnum

SBI's digital assets subsidiary will lead a round that will have raised around $30 million for the Swiss firm over six months.

Feb 17 2021

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS Are Trading an ETP Tied to Polkadot’s Crypto

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  21shares etps goldman sachs jpmorgan news

The purchases suggest institutional investors’ appetite for crypto exposure in the bull market goes far beyond bitcoin, or even ether.

Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business dubai government news payments

The free zone accepts payments in bitcoin, ether and the tether stablecoin.

Japan’s SBI Investing ‘Eight-Figure’ Sum in Swiss Crypto Bank Sygnum

SBI's digital assets subsidiary will lead a round that will have raised around $30 million for the Swiss firm over six months.

Feb 16 2021

Chinese Lottery Firm 500.com Acquires Crypto Mining Pool BTC.com

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  500.com btc.com business mining news

BTC.com is currently owned by Bitdeer Technologies and former Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu.

Ripple, SEC Say Settlement Unlikely Before Trial Over Alleged Securities Fraud

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  legal news policy & regulation ripple sec

The SEC's case over allegedly unlawful sales of XRP by Ripple to retail investors is entering the discovery phase.

Ripple, SEC Say Settlement Unlikely Before Trial Over Alleged Securities Violations

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  legal news policy & regulation ripple sec

The SEC's case over allegedly unlawful sales of XRP by Ripple to retail investors is entering the discovery phase.

Feb 15 2021

Reddit, Robinhood, Citadel CEOs to Testify at GameStop Hearing

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services hearing will investigate issues around the recent trading surge for shares of GameStop and other companies.

Industry Group Says Hong Kong’s Proposed Crypto Rules Could Drive Traders Underground

Hong Kong’s plan to restrict cryptocurrency investment to professionals means retail investors could move to unlicensed venues, said Global Digital Finance.

Feb 12 2021

Darknet’s JokerStash Retiring After Making Over $1B Through Illicit Transactions

Feb 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain analysis cybercrime elliptic news

Crypto sleuthing firm Elliptic says one of the world's most prolific cybercriminals is going out on their own terms.

Nigeria’s SEC Puts Plans to Regulate Crypto on Hold in Light of Central Bank Ban

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday it has put plans to regulate cryptocurrencies on hold.

Grayscale Files to Register Trust for DeFi Platform Yearn Finance

Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital asset manager, has filed to register a new cryptocurrency trust for Yearn Finance (YFI).

Jack Dorsey, Jay-Z Put 500 Bitcoin Into Trust Supporting Africa and India

Feb 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  africa coinflash fundings india jack dorsey

"It‘ll be set up as a blind irrevocable trust, taking zero direction from us," said Dorsey.