G7 financial officials call on Financial Stability Board to step up crypto regulation—report

The top financial officials from the Group of Seven (G7) largest advanced industrial economies has called on the Financial Stability Board to speed up crypto-asset regulation, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a copy of a communique it had obtained. The officials from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States were meeting in Koenigswinter, Germany, following a G7 foreign ministers’ meeting earlier in the week. “In light of the recent turmoil in the crypto-asset market, the G7 urges the FSB (Financial Stability Board)…to advance the swift development…

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Contrarian Bitcoin investors identify buy zones even as extreme fear grips the market

Bitcoin (BTC) support at the $30,000 level has proven to be quite resilient amidst the turmoil of the past two weeks with many tokens in the top 100 now showing signs of consolidation after prices bounced off their recent lows. Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me During high volatility and sell-offs, it’s difficult to take a contrarian view and traders might consider putting some distance from all the noise and negative news-flow to focus on their core convictions and reason for originally investing in Bitcoin. Several data points suggest that…

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Biden’s pick for Fed vice chair for supervision calls for congressional action on stablecoins

Michael Barr, a law professor and former advisory board member of Ripple Labs who is United States President Joe Biden’s pick for vice chair for supervision at the Federal Reserve, called for U.S. lawmakers to regulate stablecoins in an effort to address “financial stability risks.” In a confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, Barr said innovative technologies including cryptocurrencies had “some potential for upside in terms of economic benefit” but also “some significant risks,” citing the need for a regulatory framework on stablecoins to prevent the risk…

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PizzaDAO celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day with 100 parties worldwide

Pizza DAO, the decentralized blockchain project seeking to unite the global community of pizza fanatics with the technological potential of Web3, are celebrating Sunday’s Bitcoin Pizza Day in authentic style. On Sunday, the project will host commemorative events at 100 pizzerias in over 75 countries around the world, including the United States, Argentina, South Korea, Ethiopia, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, and more. Alongside a nonfungible token (NFT) drop and charitable campaign, the events will attract a number of supporters including 13-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, Seth Green,…

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How NFTs are making real estate investments more attainable

Analysts continue to view real estate as a secure and lucrative investment based on its history of higher returns, especially when compared to traditional stocks.  In many ways, stability can be likened to the scarcity principle driving demand. But ultimately, there are only so many plots of land available in the world today unless explorers move beyond Earth’s borders. One more benefit of real estate is passive income since many real estate investors make money through rent payments that provide a steady income stream on top of the property’s value…

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SWIFT, Capgemini team up to test using the international network for CBDC transfers

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, the Belgian financial messaging network used by banks in international money transfers, announced Thursday that it is teaming up with French IT company Capgemini to conduct experiments with cross-border central bank digital currency (CBDC) payments. This is SWIFT’s second research project on CBDC. SWIFT and Capgemini are testing ways to link multiple CBDC networks, as well as CBDC and traditional currency networks, as a proof of concept. The majority of central banks worldwide are working on creating CBDCs, “with numerous central…

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Here’s why Terra’s snowball effect could send Avalanche (AVAX) price to $15

Avalanche (AVAX) has emerged as one of the worst-performing cryptocurrencies among the top-ranking tokens in the last 24 hours, partially due to fears connected to Terra (LUNA) and it’s a near-dead UST algorithmic stablecoin project. Avalanche price dips amid Terra’s tax evasion FUD AVAX’s price plunged by nearly 14% between May 18, where it traded near $35 to May 19 when the price dipped to $28.50. The dip coincided with a South Korean news agency report that claims Terraforms Labs, the developer of the Terra blockchain, owes 100 billion won (approximately…

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Hyperledger Foundation deploy new versions of three blockchain tools to enhance ecosystem

Enterprise blockchain firm Hyperledger Foundation has announced the development and release of three roadmap projects: Cactus 1.0, FireFly 1.0 and a preview version of Iroha 2.0’s long-term support (LTS). Operating under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger supports an ecosystem of fourteen distributed ledgers. The deployment of the three technological tools is expected to assist consumers and businesses across areas of blockchain, Web3 and decentralized applications (DApps). We are pleased to announce these important development milestones for three projects; including Hyperledger Cactus 1.0, Hyperledger FireFly 1.0 and Hyperledger Iroha…

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Here’s why bears aim to keep Bitcoin under $29K ahead of Friday’s $640M BTC options expiry

Over the past nine days, Bitcoin’s (BTC) daily closing price fluctuated in a tight range between $28,700 and $31,300. The May 12 collapse of TerraUSD (UST), previously the third-largest stablecoin by market cap, negatively impacted investor confidence and the path for Bitcoin’ price recovery seems clouded after the Nasdaq Composite Stock Market Index plunged 4.7% on May 18. Disappointing quarterly results from top United States retailers are amping up recession fears and on May 18, Target (TG) shares dropped 25%, while Walmart (WMT) stock plunged 17% in two days. The…

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Swiss think tank urges greater global cooperation on crypto regulation

In a bid to combat illegal activity and “regulatory arbitrage,” a Swiss-based think tank has urged greater international cooperation on cryptocurrency regulation. On Monday, the Basel Institute of Governance and the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators released a paper calling for further coordinated action against unlawful crypto-markets. Among the proposed solutions are greater cooperation between jurisdictions, as well as the creation of worldwide standards for cryptocurrency regulation. According to the paper, investigators who work with cryptocurrency should invest in learning approaches and technologies that are contemporary with evolving criminal…

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