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Why did the US Treasury sanction the Tornado Cash cryptocurrency exchange?

According to a press release, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against Tornado Cash, a decentralized exchange (DEX). The institution has added the tornado.cash website, associated entities, and various Ethereum-based addresses to its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list of Specially Designated Citizens and Blocked Persons (SDN). There are around 40 ETH addresses on…

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Mastercard Sees Crypto More As An Asset Class Than A Payment Method

Mastercard views cryptocurrency more as an asset class than a means of payment, according to the payments giant’s chief financial officer. Mastercard’s encryption strategy “has been quite successful as long as encryption environments have existed,” he added. Mastercard CFO on Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class vs. Mastercard Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sachin Mehra shared his…

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Argentine Soccer Club Uses Cryptocurrency to Sign Local Player

Argentina has been national news with the latest signing of a local soccer player with cryptocurrency. São Paulo is one of the biggest soccer teams in Brazil and they just bought a player with cryptocurrencies. São Paulo, with the help of USDC, a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar, signed the player from the Argentine…

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Central Bank of Uruguay calls on Binance for its savings-focused cryptocurrency products

The Central Bank of Uruguay made a call to Binance, one of the largest exchanges in the world, due to the series of cryptocurrency-based savings products they are offering in the country. These savings products, according to the bank, can only be made through verified banking institutions or companies that issue shares on the national…

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Crypto Giant Coinbase To Strengthen Its Presence In Europe, Plans To Expand In France And Three Other Countries

Coinbase, the leading US-based cryptocurrency exchange, is looking to increase growth outside of the US as the company plans to expand its services to four European countries. In a new company blog post, the cryptocurrency exchange says it is stepping up its expansion efforts by venturing into France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands after gaining…

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Ripple Launches Innovation Challenge for CBDC Solutions on XRP Ledger

Ripple is launching an innovation challenge aimed at promoting the development of XRP Ledger (XRPL) applications for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). According to the contest page, entrants can submit projects for three categories: interoperability, retail orientation, and financial inclusion. Under the contest rules, interoperability projects must include solutions that help CBDCs connect with other…

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MicroStrategy takes a big hit after crypto crash

Software giant MicroStrategy continues to suffer thanks to its ongoing ties to bitcoin. The world’s number one digital currency by market capitalization has been seeing a series of big losses in recent weeks that have finally seen all of its 2021 gains disappear over the course of a few months, and now it looks like…

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Crypto Exchange FTX Injects $250,000,000 into BlockFi and Acquires Equity Clearing Company

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in leading digital asset lender BlockFi as well as acquiring equity clearing firm Embed. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried explained on Twitter why the exchange saw BlockFi as a good investment opportunity during the cryptocurrency market downturn. “Today we are pumping $250 million into BlockFi and…