Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption

Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency AdoptionAfrica continues to dominate Google Trends search interest for “bitcoin,” but that has not translated into widespread adoption of cryptocurrency by users and businesses. Apart from opaque regulation and a lack of awareness, one of the major reasons for this failure has been the expansive use of mobile money on the continent. Also read: Report: […]

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Report: 87% of Crypto Exchanges May Be Falsifying Volume

Report: 87% of Reported Trade Volume on World's Largest Crypto Exchanges QuestionableAt least 87 percent of cryptocurrency exchanges may have falsified their reported trade volumes, a new study claims. According to a review of the top 100 exchanges by analytics company The Tie, most of the trading volume on the world’s largest crypto trading platforms is suspect. Also read: Quadrigacx Co-Founder a Convicted Fraudster Suspicious Trading […]

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Quadrigacx Co-Founder Michael Patryn Is Actually Convicted Fraudster Omar Dhanani

Quadrigacx Co-Founder Michael Patryn Is Actually Convicted Fraudster Named Omar DhananiQuadrigacx co-founder Michael Patryn is actually a convicted criminal who went by the name Omar Dhanani, a Bloomberg report alleges. Dhanani has been previously convicted of identity theft linked to bank and credit card fraud and sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. federal prison. He was later deported to Canada. Also read: Spain’s 2gether […]

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Spain’s 2gether Unveils Crypto Debit Card, as Polispay Is Forced to Cancel Its Mastercard

Spain's 2gether Unveils Crypto Debit Card, as Polispay Cancels Theirs2gether, a Spanish banking platform, has announced the launch of its prepaid Visa debit card that allows holders to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrency. Customers can use the card to make payment in euros or via bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, ethereum, EOS, litecoin and stellar. Also read: Cboe Discontinues Bitcoin Futures for […]

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Cboe Discontinues Bitcoin Futures for Now

CBOE Discontinues Bitcoin Futures - for NowThe Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has announced that it is dropping any new bitcoin futures contracts this month. The decision may have been necessitated by low trading volumes. Cboe indicated that its CFE futures platform was currently pondering its position on cryptocurrency derivatives trading. Also read: Canadian Capital Market Regulators Mull New Cryptocurrency Rules […]

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Canadian Capital Market Regulators Mull New Cryptocurrency Rules

Canadian Capital Markets Regulators Mull New Cryptocurrency RulesCapital market regulators in Canada are planning to establish new rules to curb the risks associated with cryptocurrency trading platforms. This follows the sudden death of Gerald Cotten, founder and chief executive officer of crypto exchange Quadrigacx, which led to about $145 million in frozen or missing cryptocurrencies. Also read: Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial Difficulty

Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial DifficultyHong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Gatecoin has said it is shutting down citing financial difficulty. The exchange suffered a $2 million hack in 2016 and hasn’t been able to recover the funds. However, Gatecoin blames a registered French payment service provider for paralyzing its operations. The payments company allegedly duped the exchange out of an unspecified […]

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Basel Committee Sets out Guidelines for Banks Intending to Enter Crypto Market

Basel Committee Sets out Guidelines for Banks Intending to Enter Crypto MarketThe Basel Committee has laid out guidelines for banks that plan to enter the cryptocurrency market. While outlining the supposed threats posed by crypto assets in terms of financial stability, the committee has said it expects banks that are going to have direct exposure to the crypto industry to be prudent in their approach. As […]

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Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for Yet to Be Released Telegram Token

Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for yet to Be Released Telegram TokenThe Telegram token (gram) has started trading as a perpetual contract on London-based Xena Exchange. On Mar. 12, the crypto exchange launched a derivative contract for grams, with up to 100x leverage. The Xena-listed perpetual contracts are publicly tradable and are intended to provide liquidity for the gram token ahead of its release later this […]

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Malta Appoints Cybersecurity Firm Ciphertrace to Monitor Crypto Transactions

Malta Appoints Cybersecurity Firm Ciphertrace to Monitor Crypto TransactionsThe Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has appointed U.S. cybersecurity company Ciphertrace to help with compliance monitoring of crypto assets. Ciphertrace will be expected to keep track of transactions that pass through local crypto exchanges and digital wallets including ICOs, screening for potential money laundering and terrorism financing violations. Also read: Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Arm Starts […]

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