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Bitcoin falls again, last down 4%

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A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 22 (Reuters) – Bitcoin dropped again on Saturday and was last down around 4% for the day, hovering around the $35,000......

Russian c.bank proposes banning cryptocurrencies, crypto mining

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MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s central bank on Thursday proposed banning the use and mining of cryptocurrencies on Russian territory, citing threats to financial stability, citizens’ wellbeing and its monetary policy sovereignty. The move is the latest in a global cryptocurrency crackdown as governments from Asia to the United......

Bitcoin hovers near more than 3-month lows after U.S. payrolls

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A representation of cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped as much as 5% on Friday to its lowest since late September, amid a broader sell-off for cryptocurrencies......

GameStop shares surge on plan to enter NFT, crypto markets

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A GameStop Inc. store is shown in Encinitas, California, U.S., May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 6 (Reuters) – GameStop Corp (GME.N) is launching a division to develop a marketplace for nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and establish cryptocurrency partnerships, a source......

Asset bubbles? Champagne outfizzes Big Tech and bitcoin in 2021

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LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) – You might be tempted to pop corks if you’ve invested in vintage champagne this year – the most coveted bottles have outperformed all major financial market assets, from Big Tech to bitcoin. Online platforms that allow you to trade desirable wine, champagne and spirit vintages,......

Thai c.bank to test retail digital currency later than planned

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Thailand’s central bank is seen at the Bank of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BANGKOK, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Thailand’s central bank said on Friday it expects to test its retail central bank digital currency (CBDC)......

Binance affiliate says will withdraw Singapore licence application

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Biance app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Dec 13 (Reuters) – The Singapore affiliate of Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said in a statement on Monday it......

U.S. risks ‘chilling’ regulations on crypto, industry warns Congress

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Coinbase Chief Financial Officer Alesia Haas looks on during the 2021 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., October 18, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Top executives from six cryptocurrency firms told Congress on Wednesday to......

Australia proposes new laws to regulate crypto, BNPL

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The new Treasurer Josh Frydenberg attends the swearing-in ceremony in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/file photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Australia will create a licencing framework for cryptocurrency exchanges and consider launching a retail central bank digital currency......

Blue Monday? Bitcoin tumbles 5% after weekend battering

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Representation of cryptocurrency bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Dec 6 – Bitcoin tumbled almost 5% on Monday as the start of the week offered little respite to the world’s largest cryptocurrency after......

Biden says he is crafting a plan for Russia-Ukraine crisis

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WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday he is developing comprehensive initiatives to make it difficult for Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine and that he would not accept Moscow’s “red lines,” as fears mounted that the simmering conflict could erupt into war. A......

Indian government’s plan to ban cryptocurrencies leads to heavy selling-investors

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MUMBAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Plans by the Indian government for a new bill that would bar most private cryptocurrencies has triggered heavy selling in the country’s digital currency markets, as investors look to exit positions despite the losses, said traders and investors. The government will allow only certain cryptocurrencies......

Consortium of Japanese firms to test digital currency in coming months, launch in FY2022

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A man walks past in front of a sign board of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, the asset management unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), in Tokyo, Japan July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Consortium includes Japan’s three......

El Salvador plans first ‘Bitcoin City’, backed by bitcoin bonds

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MIZATA, El Salvador, Nov 20 (Reuters) – El Salvador plans to build the world’s first “Bitcoin City”, funded initially by bitcoin-backed bonds, President Nayib Bukele said on Saturday, doubling down on his bet to harness the crypto currency to fuel investment in the Central American country. Speaking at an event......

U.S. securities regulator halts Wyoming crypto firm’s tokens

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The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday halted registration for two digital tokens offered by Wyoming-based American Cryptofed DAO LLC, accusing......

‘Fast money’ drives Bitcoin, ether to new record highs

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A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Ethereum is seen among representations of other cryptocurrencies in this picture illustration taken June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Illustration Bitcoin breaks past $67,800; Ether tests $5k CoinGecko puts crypto market cap over $3 trillion Flows surge as momentum runs hot SYDNEY, Nov 9 (Reuters) –......

The New Masters: How auction houses are chasing crypto millions

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LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Little could James Christie have known some 240 years ago, as he sold masterpieces by Rembrandt and Rubens to Catherine the Great, that his auction house would one day offer virtual apes to a crypto company for over $1 million. Nor would Sotheby’s founder Samuel......

Crypto rally lifts ether to new record, bitcoin to near 3-week high

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A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su SYDNEY, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Bitcoin rose to a two-and-a-half-week peak on Monday and ether climbed to a fresh record as cryptocurrencies ride higher on a wave of momentum, flows, favourable......

Kroger says release on company accepting “bitcoin cash” is fake

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The Kroger supermarket chain’s headquarters is shown in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Lisa Baertlein/File Photo Nov 5 (Reuters) – Kroger Co (KR.N) said on Friday a press release saying it would accept “bitcoin cash” this holiday season is fraudulent, becoming the second major retailer in recent weeks to......

New York Mayor-elect Adams says he will take his first three paychecks in bitcoin

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Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Eric Adams reacts after being declared victor at his election night party in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Nov 4 (Reuters) – New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams said on Thursday that he would take his first three paychecks in......

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