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Thailand Issues New Regulations on Custodied Cryptocurrencies

Thailand Issues New Regulations on Custodied Cryptocurrencies

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand has issued new regulations on custodied cryptocurrencies. Companies offering crypto custody services are now required to “establish a digital wallet management system to accommodate efficient custody of digital assets and keys and ...
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Smart Contract Tokens, Defi Economy See Strong Growth, Market Capitalization Swells by $78 Billion in 30 Days

Smart Contract Tokens, Defi Economy See Strong Growth, Market Capitalization Swells by $78 Billion in 30 Days

Smart contract tokens and the decentralized finance economy have been on a tear during the last month, gaining against the U.S. dollar. The market capitalization of the smart contract platform token economy has swelled by $78 billion over the last ...
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Samsung's Asset Management Arm Launches Bitcoin Futures ETF in Hong Kong

Samsung’s Asset Management Arm Launches Bitcoin Futures ETF in Hong Kong

Samsung’s asset management arm has launched a bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF). The new actively managed ETF is listed and traded on the Hong Kong stock exchange. It seeks “to provide economic exposure to the value of bitcoin,” Samsung detailed ...
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Tron's USDD Stablecoin Experiences Fluctuations Again, Drops Below $1 Parity in Early 2023

Tron’s USDD Stablecoin Experiences Fluctuations Again, Drops Below $1 Parity in Early 2023

The Tron-based stablecoin USDD fell below $1 parity again during the first week of 2023 and on Jan. 10. Four days ago, the stablecoin dropped to $0.972 per unit and on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, USDD slipped to $0.977 per ...
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The Ether Trade That Made the Most Noise Last Week

A so-called whale placed a large buy order for bearish put options tied to ether, seeking protection against an extended price slide to below $400 by the end of June. During the bull market of early 2021, hyperbullish bets on ...
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IRS Official: Crypto Is Here to Stay and 'Becoming More Legitimate'

IRS Official: Crypto Is Here to Stay and ‘Becoming More Legitimate’

A top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official says, “Cryptocurrency is here to stay,” and “it’s becoming more legitimate.” The official added that the U.S. tax authority is looking to partner with crypto companies, noting: “I don’t see how we can ...
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Coinbase Agrees to $100 Million Settlement With New York Financial Regulator for Anti-Money Laundering Violations

Coinbase has agreed to pay a $100 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), according to a consent order signed by the NYDFS superintendent Adrienne Harris on Jan. 4, 2023. New York’s financial regulator said compliance ...
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BMW Partners With Coinweb to Develop Blockchain-Based Vehicle Financing Automation and Loyalty Program in Thailand

BMW Partners With Coinweb to Develop Blockchain-Based Vehicle Financing Automation and Loyalty Program in Thailand

BMW, the luxury car manufacturer, has partnered with Coinweb, a decentralized blockchain layer 2-based company, to introduce blockchain-based tools to its operations. The company will develop blockchain-based automation for vehicle financing processes, and also a rewards program for customers of ...
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Microstrategy Buys More Bitcoin — Company's Crypto Holdings Grow to 132,500 BTC

Microstrategy Buys More Bitcoin — Company’s Crypto Holdings Grow to 132,500 BTC

Microstrategy is now holding approximately 132,500 bitcoin following its most recent purchases. This year, the world’s largest cryptocurrency has emerged as “the institutional-grade digital asset,” said Microstrategy founder Michael Saylor. Microstrategy Acquires More Bitcoin Nasdaq-listed Microstrategy Inc. announced Wednesday that ...
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Samsung Is Investing More Than $35 Million in Latam-Focused Metaverse Initiatives

Samsung Is Investing More Than $35 Million in Latam-Focused Metaverse Initiatives

Samsung, the Korean electronics behemoth, has revealed it is currently investing more than $35 million dollars in metaverse initiatives for the Latam audience. The objective behind this move is to help the brand attract and connect with younger audiences, as ...
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