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Reserve Bank of New Zealand Seeks Public Opinion on Central Bank Digital Currency

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The central bank of New Zealand has lined up among monetary authorities exploring the question of issuing their own digital currencies. The financial regulator is now seeking feedback from the public about the need for a digital form of the national fiat while also promising to preserve cash. New Zealand Central Bank Considers Risks and Benefits of CBDC Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is now gathering input from the public on the potential use of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), Reuters reported following an announcement released by the…

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Crypto Exchange Bitbay Passes Audit Under Estonia’s Tougher New Regulations

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Bitbay has become a fully licensed cryptocurrency exchange in Estonia which introduced stricter rules for the industry last year. The European trading platform has recently passed an independent audit that confirmed its “solvency, security and fiscal responsibility.” Audit Examines AML and KYC Procedures at Bitbay Bitbay, a leading crypto trading platform in Europe, is now a fully licensed and regulated exchange under Estonia’s stringent regulations imposed last fall. The company has been audited by an independent third party which thoroughly examined its accounting practices, including anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer…

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Dydx Trading Volumes Explode After Latest Chinese Crypto Ban

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Dydx, a decentralized exchange, has seen its trading volumes explode in the last few days, surpassing other recognized decentralized exchanges like Uniswap and Pancakeswap. Some analysts have suggested this might be the result of the latest Chinese cryptocurrency ban causing China-based users to move their trading activities to these platforms. Dydx Bursts With Activity Dydx, a decentralized exchange that, unlike other similar platforms, offers an order book, has been bustling with activity during the last few days. The activity in the decentralized exchange has grown enormously, with volumes surpassing those…

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Dogecoin Co-Founder Suggests an Ethereum Bridge to Doge and Compatible NFT Markets

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Billy Markus, the co-founder of Dogecoin, explained on Wednesday that an Ethereum bridge to the Doge network would bolster the dogecoin ecosystem. Markus also said that non-fungible token (NFT) markets “would help Dogecoin” as well. Dogecoin Co-Creator Thinks 2 Ideas Could Help the Doge Network The popular crypto asset dogecoin (DOGE) has gained a whopping 7,500% during the last 12 months and reached a high of $0.731 per unit on May 8, 2021. However, DOGE is down 72% since that all-time high and 25.4% during the last month. While the…

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The ARwards: The Official OVR Contest for Content Creators

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Following the announcement of a few days ago, the decentralized multiverse platform OVR, which unites the physical and virtual worlds through Augmented Reality, has launched “The ARwards” contest open to all creators who are looking for an opportunity to gain wide visibility and possibly win interesting prizes. First of all, The ARwards is completely free for any participant who will simply be asked to register. Creators will be required to provide: username, password, email and nationality, thus completing the registration in less than five minutes. The platform offers content creators…

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Former Federal Prosecutor: There’s Much More to Crypto Than Financial Use Cases, Regulation Cannot Be One Size Fits All

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Former federal prosecutor Katie Haun says that regulators really need to take stock of the fact that we’re beyond just financial use cases of cryptocurrency. “There’s much more to crypto than that,” she said, adding that “Regulation cannot be one size fits all.” Haun further said that crypto is not the Wild West and the industry wants clarity, not lack of regulation. Former Federal Prosecutor Discusses Crypto Regulation and SEC’s Role Katie Haun talked about cryptocurrency and its regulation at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha Conference Wednesday. Haun is a general partner…

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Pelosi delays infrastructure vote as Democrats struggle to reach deal

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed off a planned vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill late Thursday after top Democrats in the House, Senate and the White House failed to reach a deal to pass the legislation. Pelosi and other top Democrats engaged in hours of frenetic negotiations, hoping to produce a bicameral deal on President Joe Biden’s broader social spending package, which progressives had demanded in exchange for their votes on the Senate-passed infrastructure bill. But after the daylong frenzy, in which senior aides for Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer…

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SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Looks Forward to Review of Bitcoin Futures ETF Filings

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The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, explains that some laws provide “significant investor protections” for exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including those seeking to invest in bitcoin futures. He looks forward to seeing the SEC’s review of such filings. SEC Chairman Looks Forward to Staff’s Review of Bitcoin Futures ETF Filings SEC Chairman Gary Gensler talked about crypto regulation and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) at the Financial Times’ Future of Asset Management North America conference Wednesday. In prepared remarks, he discussed “investment vehicles providing exposure to…

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