European stock exchange to list Bitcoin carbon neutral ETP

A subsidiary of DeFi Technologies, Valour, will debut its new Carbon Neutral Bitcoin Exchange Traded Product (ETP) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Trading of the ETP begins on Sept. 23.  The company positions its ETP as a “sustainable and climate-friendly” exposure to Bitcoin with a management fee of 1.49%. The alignment with global environmental goals and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is reportedly achieved through funding certified carbon removal and offset initiatives to neutralize the associated BTC carbon footprint. To structure the ETP, Valour partnered with Patch — a…

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Malaysian regulators add Huobi to investor alert list

The Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia issued a statement on Monday regarding Huobi’s operations in the country. According to the statement, the crypto exchange is now on the SC’s Investor Alert List.  Malaysian financial regulators say Huobi has been operating a digital asset exchange in the country without official registration with the SC. Huobi Global [https://t.co/la9Y3ntGuq] has been added to the SC’s Investor Alert List for operating a digital asset exchange (DAX) in Malaysia without being registered with the SC. pic.twitter.com/z3IGgnCa0t — SC Malaysia (@SecComMY) August 22, 2022 In a…

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Paypal adds to list of crypto heavy hitters on the TRUST network

Crypto-friendly digital payments giant Paypal has been added to the Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology (TRUST) network, joining a host of big names in crypto that have moved to comply with digital asset travel rules. The announcement comes two months after the payments giant rolled out infrastructure enabling users to transfer, send and receive digital assets between PayPal and other wallets and exchanges in June this year. Prior to that, users were only able to buy and sell crypto within Paypal following the firm’s initial jump into the sector in…

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BlockFi tops the Inc. 5000 list with almost 250,000% revenue growth in three years

Inc. magazine has named BlockFi the fastest growing company in the United States in 2022. At the top of the magazine’s Inc. 5000 2022 list, it experienced 245,616% growth, a lead of more than 99,000% over the second-place company, a platform for hiring nurses. The median growth rate was 230% across all 5,000 entries. The Inc. list “ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period,” according to the magazine. In the fast-moving world of crypto, three years is practically an epoch, and BlockFi’s achievement is especially notable after…

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Pandas, cyborgs, dogs, koalas dominate BNB Chain Red Alarm flag list

BNB Chain, a blockchain network created by crypto exchange Binance, identified over 50 on-chain projects that pose a significant risk to the users. A mix of crypto spin-offs resembling Dogecoin (DOGE) and Binance and others dedicated to pandas, cyborgs and koalas made the list as untrustworthy and high-risk projects. BNB Chain’s Red Alarm feature, which was implemented to protect investors from potential rug pulls and scams, flagged projects based on two main criteria — if the contract performs differently from what the project owners advertised or if the contract shows…

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‘Cryptoqueen’ Ruja Ignatova makes FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

“Crypto” is often used as an honorific inside the community. United States Securities and Exchange Commission member Hester Peirce is called Crypto Mom for her steadfast support for digital assets, and Time magazine crowned Vitalik Buterin the Prince of Crypto. When Ruja Ignatova was bestowed the title “Cryptoqueen” in a 2019 true-crime podcast, however, it was with far less endearment.  Ignatova was the creator of OneCoin, a purported cryptocurrency that proved to be a Ponzi scheme. According to law enforcement, her OneCoin Ltd. has defrauded more than 3 million investors…

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a16z’s Chris Dixon tops ‘Midas List’ by turning $350M into $6B in 2021

Crypto venture capital firms have been investing at unprecedented rates recently and Andreessen Horowitz is one of the industry’s leaders making huge returns on their investments. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) general partner Chris Dixon has topped the Forbes “Midas List” of the world’s best venture capital investors in 2022. Seldom does a crypto or Web3 funding round finalize without a16z being involved somehow. According to an April 12 report by the publication, Dixon turned the $350 million Crypto Fund I into realized and unrealized gains of $6 billion in 2021. That…

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Who made Forbes annual list?

The Forbes crypto billionaires list has been updated, and the number of individuals who have made vast fortunes in digital assets has increased substantially. The crypto elite list now has 19 billionaires on it, which is seven more than last year and expands the list by 58%. The publication released its latest crypto richest on April 5, but the king of the crop remains unchanged. Binance CEO and founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao is still the richest man in the industry and now the 19th richest in the world due to…

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OpenSea updates banned countries list sparking decentralization debate

U.S.-based NFT marketplace OpenSea has reportedly begun barring Iranian users from its platform, sparking outrage from NFT collectors and raising fresh debate about decentralization in the crypto space.  On Thursday morning, Iranian OpenSea users started posting on Twitter that their accounts were being deactivated or deleted with no prior warning. Iranian NFT artist “Bornosor” vented frustrations to their 4,700 followers, in a tweet that quickly gained traction, garnering 342 retweets and over a thousand likes within a few hours. Bornosor stated, “NOT A gm AT ALL. Woke up to my…

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China’s Supreme Court adds digital currency to list of illegal fundraising methods

China’s hardline policy on crypto took another turn on Thursday as the Supreme Court of the country revised its judicial interpretation for illegal fundraising to include digital currency transactions. The Chinese Supreme Court issued a revised version of its “Decision on Amending the Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Specific Application of Law in the Trial of Criminal Cases of Illegal Fund Raising”. Just In: For the first time, the Supreme Court of China has included virtual currency transactions in the judicial interpretation of illegal…

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