Tag: global

Aug 19 2021

Bitcoin Adoption Surged 880% In One Year, Emerging Markets Lead The Way

Chainalysis found that bitcoin usage surged in developing countries as citizens seek shelter from currency debasement. ​Global adoption of bitcoin and cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in one year, up over 880%, new Chainalysis data found. The company's Global Crypto Adoption Index was released yesterday with data from July 2020 to...

Jan 28 2021

Inside Iran’s Onslaught on Bitcoin Mining

Jan 28 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  global iran markets mining news

Iran has been clamping down on mining farms, but it also wants to use crypto mining to boost the sanctioned nation's revenue stream.

Jan 26 2021

‘The 4 Wars We Could Fight With China,’ Feat. Kyle Bass

Jan 26 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  china global podcasts the breakdown

One of investing’s loudest critics of China shares his assessment of where the U.S. political and business relationship with the country is headed.

Jan 25 2021

Russian Public Officials Banned From Holding Cryptocurrency

Russian government officials must dispose of any digital asset holdings before April 1, a letter from the Ministry of Labor states.

Jan 22 2021

At Least One Key Huobi Executive Is In Custody in China: Sources

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  china exchanges global huobi otc

The Chinese police appear to have intensified their crackdown on crypto exchanges’ OTC trading services in the last year.

Russia’s Sber Bank Files to Launch Its Own Stablecoin

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business global news russia sberbank

Russia's largest retail bank has applied to become a licensed digital assets issuer.

Jan 12 2021

Is China Poised to Nationalize Alibaba?

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  alibaba cbdcs china global the breakdown

The International Business Times reports China might nationalize Alibaba. Here’s what that has to do with China’s digital currency efforts.

Jan 06 2021

What Does It Cost to Become an FCA-Approved Exchange? EXMO Execs Explain

Jan 06 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  aml5 exchanges global kyc policy & regulation

The U.K.-registered EXMO exchange is one of the many crypto startups to go through the FCA approval process. Execs detailed the work it took to get there.

Dec 22 2020

Los argentinos están cambiando su obsesión histórica con el dólar por DAI

Dec 22 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  argentina dai global markets

Un cóctel de alta inflación, devaluaciones y falta de acceso a dólares los ha llevado a encontrar en esa moneda descentralizada una manera de proteger sus castigados ingresos.

Dec 21 2020

India’s State-Led Payment Network Is Growing. Now India Wants to Export It

India’s state-led payments system, United Payments Interface (UPI), was first rolled out in 2016 and is currently used by 175 million people.

Dec 07 2020

China’s Latest Digital Currency Trial Is Its Most Important Yet

Dec 07 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cbdc china global people podcasts

More money, more participants, more participating banks and merchants – a look inside the latest DC/EP trial in Suzhou.

Dec 05 2020

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Founder Taken Amid China’s Crackdown on Fraudulent Bank Accounts

Dec 05 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  aml china crackdown global hong kong

The platform will close all its over-the-counter (OTC) trading services because of the risks related to uncertainties from China’s regulatory policies/

Nov 25 2020

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm BSN Adds Polkadot, Oasis, Bityuan to Network

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bsn china global oasis

China’s state-sanctioned blockchain infrastructure provider BSN is adding cross-chain protocol Polkadot, decentralized cloud data startup Oasis and China-based project Bityuan to its network.

Nov 12 2020

How Ant’s Suspended IPO Is Related to China’s Digital Yuan

Nov 12 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  china dcep global pboc policy & regulation

Ant’s suspended IPO exposes potential financial risks posed by the fintech giant’s digital payment platform Alipay. The digital yuan may be China’s attempt at a solution.

Nov 11 2020

Discovering Bitcoin Through the #EndSARS Movement, Feat. Yele Bademosi & Akin Sawyerr

Nov 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  #endsars global nigeria people podcasts

When the Nigerian government shut down #EndSARS protestors’ bank accounts, bitcoin and crypto became a way around.

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