India’s crypto unicorn CoinDCX has no immediate plans for IPO

India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, CoinDCX, has no immediate plans for a public listing as the regulatory environment in the country remains uncertain. CoinDCX has no definitive route or clause as to when to go ahead with a potential initial public offering (IPO), the firm told Cointelegraph in an official statement on Nov. 29. “Any growing company aspires to take an IPO route in due course. We at CoinDCX also have similar aspirations. We would like to reiterate that there is no immediate plan in the foreseeable future to announce an…

Crypto is a hedge for 46% of Russian retail investors, survey states

Almost half of retail investors in Russia believe that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) are a hedging asset associated with stable income, according to a new survey. Financial publication Investing.com has polled 1,000 Russian retail investors to find out the most requested types of alternative investments. According to a survey of 1,000 Russian retail investors by Investing.com, as many as 46% of respondents viewed cryptocurrencies as a potential defensive asset allowing them to hedge against financial risks at times of an economic crisis. Russian retail investors favored crypto more than real estate…

Singaporean crypto exchange enters India amid regulatory uncertainty

Despite India’s unpredictive stance towards crypto regulations, Singaporean crypto exchange Coinstore has allocated a $20 million fund to set up three new offices in the Indian cities of Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. Coinstore announced to launch its web and app platform in India for spot and futures trading, opening up a new crypto investment avenue for Indian investors. The platform mandates Know Your Customer verification before allowing users to purchase and sell over 50 cryptocurrencies. #Coinstore is very excited to be bringing our services to our users in India! Thank…

UK digital services tax targets crypto exchanges

A recent update to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) regulations has introduced a digital services tax that will be levied on cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the United Kingdom. Crypto exchanges in the UK will now have to pay a 2% digital services tax according to a Telegraph report. Britain’s tax authority, HMRC, does not recognize digital assets as financial instruments and therefore exchanges are not eligible for financial exemptions. On Nov. 28, the authority included cryptocurrency exchanges under the Treasury’s tech tax. The digital services tax on revenue was…

The path to crypto adoption

Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are evolving from a niche interest to a mainstream conversation. The variety of NFT art — from cuddly to edgy to menacing — is drawing in a new audience of enthusiasts. Beyond the art, NFTs are providing a glimpse into a new layer of social interaction. When framed as micro-social networks, NFTs could lead the way to a new form of social media based on creativity, ownership and contribution.  Groups serve as epicenters of NFTs projects Every week, dozens of Discord and Telegram groups appear in support…

26% of crypto investors in Japan tried out NFTs: Survey

At least one out of four cryptocurrency investors in Japan had an experience of holding nonfungible tokens (NFTs), according to a new survey. Major Japanese crypto exchange BitBank conducted an online survey diving into the NFT investment trends in the Japanese cryptocurrency market. Releasing the survey results on Nov. 25, BitBank said that it polled 2,061 cryptocurrency users within a period from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2021. The respondents included clients of BitBank as well as crypto holders polled randomly via Twitter, a spokesperson for the firm told Cointelegraph.…

BAT price hits new high after 30% daily rally as Basic Attention Token bucks crypto downtrend

Basic Attention Token (BAT) rallied to a new record high on Nov. 26 even as global markets plunged in tandem on fears about a highly mutated variant of Covid19 detected in South Africa. BAT’s price surged over 30% on Friday to reach $1.88 for the first time in history, with its market capitalization rising to $2.74 billion. Its climb appeared in contrast to the cryptocurrency market that lost up to nearly $283 billion in the same period. BAT market capitalization. Source: CoinMarketCap BAT snubs crypto crash Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest…

Bitcoin hits 6-week lows in hours as 24-hour crypto liquidations near $650M

Bitcoin (BTC) shed almost $5,000 in a single day on Nov. 26 as bulls faced fresh disappointment. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Tradingv Bitcoin targets $54,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it headed towards $54,000 at the time of writing amid intense volatility. Holders saw major selling pressure after coming within inches of $60,000 late Thursday, the latest attempt to beat resistance nonetheless ending in retreat. Hours later, Bitcoin was back at its lowest since mid-October, and firmly vindicating those who assumed that the current…

New German government cites crypto in coalition agreement

The new German government has cited crypto in its coalition agreement, advocating for an equal playing field between traditional finance and “innovative business models.” Three German political parties agreed to a coalition deal this week that will see left-leaning Social Democrats (SDP), the Green Party and the right-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) take the reins from December this year. According to a rough translation of the 177-page agreement published on Nov 24, the coalition calls for a new “dynamic in relation to the opportunities and risks from new financial innovations” such…

Thai lawmakers urged to approve tourism crypto to entice digital nomads

A push in Thailand to boost gross domestic product (GPD) by targeting crypto digital nomads is coming closer to fruition according to local media. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has been looking into launching its own utility token called TAT Coin since September as part of a planned “cryptourism” campaign. The initiative aims to attract crypto wealthy digital nomads and the TAT has been in discussions with the Stock Exchange of Thailand regarding TAT Coin’s issuance. According to a Nov. 24 report from the Bangkok Post, the infrastructure behind…