Coinbase to track off-exchange transactions from Dutch customers

In a new blog post published Thursday, Coinbase says that starting Monday, all of its customers in the Netherlands will need to complete new Know Your Customer, or KYC, requirements when transferring digital assets to wallet addresses that are not based on the exchange. This includes providing the recipient’s full name, the purpose of the transfer and the recipient’s complete residential address. Transfers between Coinbase accounts are not affected by the new rule.  The exchange noted that the change will only impact Coinbase users in the Netherlands, and is being…

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Crypto.com’s Cronos partners with Chainalysis to track CRC-20 tokens

Cronos has partnered with the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis to enable real-time transaction monitoring tools for the Cronos (CRO) token and all CRC-20 tokens running on the Cronos network, according to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on Wednesday. The new compliance integration aims to enable institutions, cryptocurrency exchanges and digital asset funds to track transactions of CRC-20 tokens, allowing users to trace large volumes of activity and identify high-risk transactions. The partnership specifically allows institutions and exchanges to focus on the most urgent issues and properly report suspicious activity. The…

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Bitcoin on track to see its highest weekly close of 2022

Bitcoin (BTC) saw a fresh spike to near $45,000 overnight into March 27 as the weekend looked set to deliver a decisively bullish close.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Weekly close of key importance Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD grinding back to higher levels seen days previously after a rejection at just above the $45,000 mark. While still within its extended trading range with $46,000 as its ceiling, the pair was still firmly on the radar of long-term traders as the weekly close drew near,…

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Coinbase to track off-platform crypto transfers in Canada, Singapore, Japan

Citing compliance with local jurisdictions, crypto exchange Coinbase announced to soon collect additional information from users based in Canada, Singapore and Japan.  Effective from April 1, Coinbase users from Canada, Singapore and Japan will be required to provide additional information while sending cryptocurrencies to a different (non-Coinbase) platform.  However, while Singaporean and Japanese investors will be required to share additional information about the recipient for every single off-platform transaction, Canadians sending less than $801 (1,000 CAD) will be exempted from this requirement. Screenshot of Coinbase requesting recipient information from Canadian…

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Bitcoin still on track to reach $100K by 2023, says Bitbull Capital CEO

Bitbull Capital CEO Joe DiPasquale thinks Bitcoin (BTC) is still on track to reach $100 thousand within the next 24 months despite the bearish sentiment dominating the crypto markets since the start of the year. “I think 2023 is a safe bet. We might need some time during 2022 to take a breath and to kind of let out some of the steam,” DiPasquale said. “We are reaching higher lows and even higher highs”, he added, commenting on Bitcoin’s price movement in the last few months. Following the breakout of a military…

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VanEck files for new ETF to track crypto and gold mining companies

VanEck, an investment firm with almost $82 billion in assets under management, has submitted an application to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the launch of a new exchange-traded fund that invests in gold mining and Bitcoin (BTC) mining companies. According to the SEC document filed on March 3, the fund will focus on securities in an index that reflects the performance of gold mining and digital assets mining firms. It would not invest in cryptocurrencies directly or through derivatives. However, there was no ticker or cost…

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BNY Mellon partners with Chainalysis to track users’ crypto transactions

The Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon has announced a partnership with blockchain-data platform Chainalysis to help track and analyze cryptocurrency products. BNY Mellon is the world’s largest custodian bank, currently overseeing $46.7 trillion in assets. Chainalysis is a blockchain-data analysis platform that offers services to traditional financial institutions, allowing large firms to manage the legal risks that come with cryptocurrency more easily. As part of the partnership, BNY will utilize Chainalysis software to track, record and make use of the data surrounding crypto assets. The risk management software offered…

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New Alfa Romeo SUV uses NFT and blockchain to track car records

Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo has unveiled its latest vehicle, the Tonale SUV. The firm claims that it is the first in the industry to connect each vehicle to its own blockchain-based token, which can keep track of the car’s whole life cycle. One of the most distinctive features of this SUV is that each car is linked to an accompanying nonfungible token (NFT). The Tonale NFT, according to Alfa Romeo, certifies a car upon purchase and then simply records and keeps data during the vehicle’s lifespan. Francesco Calcara, head of…

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UK air traffic tech firm uses Hedera Hashgraph to track drones

Hedera’s public ledger consensus service was recently used to “gather, store, and order” millions of data points in a drone data trial sponsored by the United Kingdom government. As per an announcement, Hedera worked with Neuron Innovations, a London-based aviation technology company, to trial safe sharing of long-distance airspace by commercial, military, and government drones. Neuron has implemented an “aviation surveillance as a service” system to allow drones to seamlessly join existing air traffic. The aviation tech firm then utilized Hedera Network’s Hedera Consensus Service to “gather, store, and order”…

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New ProShares Metaverse ETF to track Apple, Meta, Nvidia

ProShares, the first company in the United States to launch a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF), is diving into metaverse as it now plans to launch a new metaverse-focused ETF. ProShares on Tuesday filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an ETF focused on metaverse, called the ProShares Metaverse Theme ETF. Subject to approval by the SEC, the proposed ETF will track the performance of the Solactive Metaverse Theme Index (SOMETAV), consisting of firms providing or using metaverse-related technologies, including data processing and metaverse devices, the ETF…

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