Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

Crypto Exchange Approved for Regulatory Sandbox License in Bahrain

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A Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange has reportedly become the first crypto exchange in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive a regulatory sandbox license. The license was granted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and will take effect this week. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Exchange Received Sandbox…

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

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The former chair of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair, recently published an article imploring the U.S. Federal Reserve to explore central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs). In the article, Mrs. Bair argues that the development of a state-issued cryptocurrency could “reduc[e] the risk of financial crises” and “improv[e] monetary policy tools.” Also…

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

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Following reports of six publicly listed companies launching their own cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, three other firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have announced plans to enter the space with various crypto offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Publicly traded companies in Japan are increasingly seeking to enter the crypto…

Crypto Manga – Comic Book Series to Spread Cryptocurrency Awareness

Crypto Manga – Comic Book Series to Spread Cryptocurrency Awareness

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The first issue of a crypto comic book series called Shonen Crypto has been released. Readers can learn about various aspects of cryptocurrencies as they follow the characters in this manga which aims to be both educational and entertaining. News.Bitcoin.com talked with the comic book’s Editor-in-Chief to learn more. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into…

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan Set to Finally Reject a Cryptocurrency Exchange

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After approving 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, the Japanese financial regulator is reportedly set to reject a crypto exchange application for the first time. The applicant is an exchange which has been suspended twice from carrying out any crypto activities and received two business improvement orders. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The First Rejection…

BTC City – Slovenia’s Largest Shopping Center to Become a ‘Genuine Bitcoin City’

BTC City – Slovenia’s Largest Shopping Center to Become a ‘Genuine Bitcoin City’

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Slovenia’s largest shopping destination is implementing strategies to become a “genuine Bitcoin City.” Coincidentally named BTC City already, the complex stretches 475,000 square meters and is filled with 500 retail stores. It was recently visited by the country’s prime minister who got acquainted with its bitcoin strategy. During his visit, the state secretary bought him…

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

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An established Japanese corporation has begun offering loans secured by cryptocurrency. The company says this is the first service in Japan where loans in Japanese yen can be obtained with cryptocurrency as collateral. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Loan Program Abic Corporation announced Friday the launch of its bitcoin loan…

Bithumb to Lower Withdrawal Limit for Crypto Traders Not Using Real-Name System

Bithumb to Lower Withdrawal Limit for Crypto Traders Not Using Real-Name System

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One of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, has reportedly announced that it will gradually lower the withdrawal limit for any accounts that have not been converted to real-name ones, citing risks of financial crimes. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Lowering Withdrawal Limit Bithumb reportedly said on Monday that it has “decided…

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

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Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word ‘cyber-token’,” said a high-ranking official of the central bank in Pretoria, adding another entry into…

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Under Investigation for Fraud

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Upbit Under Investigation for Fraud

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The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, Upbit, is suspected of fraud and is currently under investigation. The prosecutors have conducted searches at the exchange and confiscated computers and accounting records. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Upbit Under Investigation South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, the Kakao-backed Upbit is suspected of fraud,…