Uphold withdraws with Venezuela, citing US sanctions

Crypto trading platform Uphold said it will be withdrawing support for users in Venezuela due to sanctions imposed by the United States government. In a Thursday announcement, Uphold said “owing to the increasing complexity of complying with U.S. sanctions” the platform would “very reluctantly” be moving out of Venezuela. The platform advised users to withdraw their funds as soon as possible, noting it would halt trading for Venezuela-based clients on July 31, with all accounts “fully restricted” starting on Sept. 30. “As a U.S. financial institution, Uphold has to comply…

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Biden’s pick for Fed vice chair for supervision withdraws amid Republican objections

Former Federal Reserve Board governor Sarah Bloom Raskin has withdrawn her name for consideration as the central bank’s vice chair for supervision in an attempt to allow other nominations to move forward. According to a Tuesday tweet from Washington Post journalist Seung Min Kim, Raskin sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden withdrawing as his nominee for the next vice chair for supervision of the Federal Reserve, citing “relentless attacks by special interests.” The letter referred to Republican lawmakers who, she said, have “held hostage” her nomination since February.…

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Binance Singapore withdraws crypto license application

Crypto exchange Binance has withdrawn its license application for pursuing digital payment token (DPT) services in Singapore. Starting today, Binance.sg has stopped onboarding new users and will not allow Singaporeans to deposit cryptocurrencies or fiat on the exchange. By Feb 13, 2022, Binance plans to “wind down” all services that relate to dealing with cryptocurrency tokens. However, the exchange announced to take no responsibility for the users’ assets after the self-determined deadline: “With immediate effect, users must start to make plans to withdraw their crypto and fiat from Binance.sg. Accounts…

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Vitalik Buterin outlines path to ETH 2.0, Visa launches crypto advisory service, Biden’s anti-crypto nominee for Comptroller withdraws: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 5-11

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Vitalik Buterin outlines ‘endgame’ roadmap for ETH 2.0 With the long-awaited transition to Eth2 coming closer to fruition, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin outlined an “Endgame” roadmap on Monday to finally achieve the landmark upgrade.  While Buterin did not address the centralization issue with block production…

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Biden’s controversial anti-crypto Comptroller nominee withdraws

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the USA will operate with only an acting Comptroller for a little longer after President Biden’s nominee, Saule Omarova, withdrew her candidacy from the confirmation process. In response to Omarova’s withdrawal, President Biden said on Dec. 7, “Saule was subjected to inappropriate personal attacks that were far beyond the pale.” The Comptroller of the Currency oversees the regulation of chartered banks across the country. Cryptocurrency stakeholders saw Omarova as a poor choice for the Comptroller due to her anti-crypto sentiments. Omarova…

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Chinese banking giant withdraws $3B blockchain bond from listing

China Construction Bank’s $3 billion blockchain bond has been reportedly withdrawn following an initial delay. Fusang Exchange, a Malaysian cryptocurrency exchange that was to be responsible for listing the bond, said that it has been withdrawn at the issuer’s request. According to Reuters on Nov. 23, CCB’s branch in Labuan informed Fusang Exchange on Nov. 20 that the bond issuance would not proceed. The blockchain-based bond was to be issued by Longbond Ltd, a special purpose platform designed solely to issue digital bonds and deposit the proceeds with CCB Labuan. On…

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Huobi Withdraws Steem Votes, Admits to Mobilizing Customer Funds

Four former witnesses have been voted back onto the council of 20 nodes that underpin the Steem blockchain. Their reinstitution follows the withdrawal of votes from major exchanges Binance and Huobi in support of what has been described in an attempted takeover of the network. In a statement issued by Huobi on March 3, the exchange admitted that it had mobilized its customers’ STEEM holdings to vote in favor of ousting the blockchain’s previous validators in favor of Tron founder and recent purchaser of Steemit Inc, Justin Sun: “From time…

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CBOE Withdraws VanEck, SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal From SEC Review

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has withdrawn its proposal before the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). SEC faced Oct. 18 deadline On Sept. 17, the SEC published a notice that the CBOE had withdrawn its application for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF on Sept.13. Although no reason was given, the decision to withdraw the proposal came just weeks after the firm began offering a limited Bitcoin ETF for institutions. The SEC had already delayed a decision on the matter, but…

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