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EU agrees to tame ‘Wild West’ with new crypto market rules

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Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the Ethereum network, with its native token ether, plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 1 (Reuters – Cryptocurrency companies will need a licence and customer safeguards to......

U.S. SEC rejects Grayscale’s spot bitcoin ETF

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A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday rejected a proposal to list a spot......

U.S. crypto firm Harmony hit by $100 million heist

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LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. crypto firm Harmony said on Friday that thieves stole around $100 million worth of digital coins from one of its key products, the latest in a string of cyber heists on a sector long targeted by hackers. Harmony develops blockchains for so-called decentralised finance......

Crypto platform FalconX valued at $8 bln in new funding round

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NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) – Digital assets platform FalconX was valued at $8 billion in a new funding round led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and B Capital, more than doubling its valuation in 10 months, its chief executive and founder Raghu Yarlagadda told Reuters, despite a the......

Cryptoverse: Crypto lenders face a DeFi drubbing

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A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Crypto lending may not be down and out, but it’s certainly on the ropes.......

Bitcoin holds near $20,000 as investors fear “domino effect”

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Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The cryptocurrency industry was on edge on Monday as......

Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital considers asset sales, bailout – WSJ

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June 17 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital Ltd is exploring options, including the sale of assets and a bailout by another firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The crypto market has suffered heavy losses, with companies such as Coinbase (COIN.O), Gemini, Blockfi and Crypto.com laying......

Elon Musk sued for $258 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

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NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk was sued for $258 billion on Thursday by a Dogecoin investor who accused him of running a pyramid scheme to support the cryptocurrency. In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, plaintiff Keith Johnson accused Musk, electric car company Tesla Inc......

Analysis: U.S. crypto-lending firms likely to see greater regulation after Celsius troubles

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WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Liquidity troubles at crypto lending platform Celsius Network, which have left its 1.7 million customers unable to redeem their assets, will increase U.S. regulatory pressure on the sector, which was already on the defensive amid other crises this year. The industry has been battling scrutiny......

Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens

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LONDON/NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped on Wednesday to a new 18-month low, dragging smaller tokens down with it and deepening a market meltdown sparked by crypto lender Celsius this week freezing customer withdrawals. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 7.8% to $20,079.72 , its lowest......

Coinbase to cut 1,100 jobs amid crypto turmoil

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The logo for Coinbase Global Inc, the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, is displayed on the Nasdaq MarketSite jumbotron and others at Times Square in New York, U.S., April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global......

Crypto firm Celsius pauses all transfers, withdrawals as markets tumble

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A representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 13 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lending firm Celsius Network will pause withdrawals and transfers between accounts due to “extreme market conditions”, the company said on Monday, in the......

Wall Street regulator to spell out push to overhaul stock trading -sources

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the SEC on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) –......

Cryptoverse: The early birds betting bitcoin’s bottoming out

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A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 7 (Reuters) – As the crypto winter creeps into June, the first signs of a thaw......

U.S. bill would bar Google, Apple from hosting apps that accept China’s digital yuan

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WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – Republican senators want to bar U.S. app stores including Apple and Google from hosting apps that allow payments to be made with China’s digital currency, amid fears the payment system could allow Beijing to spy on Americans. The bill, unveiled Thursday and first reported by......

Cryptoverse: Is the end of the bitcoin winter nigh?

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May 24 (Reuters) – The crypto winter is into its ninth week and bitcoin can’t shake the chills. From technicals to turnover, market indicators are flashing red or amber for the biggest cryptocurrency, which has lost a third of its value in just two months. So what now? Register now......

EXCLUSIVE General Atlantic plans $2 billion investment in India, Southeast Asia

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The logo of the upcoming World Economic Forum 2022 (WEF) is pictured on a window at the congress center, in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 22 (Reuters) – Global private equity......

India’s top crypto app CoinSwitch calls for regulatory ‘peace, certainty’

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Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency Bitcoin plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 22 (Reuters) – India must establish rules on cryptocurrencies to resolve regulatory uncertainty, protect investors and boost its crypto sector,......

Cryptoverse: Stablecoins wend wobbly way into the unknown

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May 17 (Reuters) – Stablecoins, the safe and strait-laced cousins of crypto, are looking distinctly dicey. Tether, USDC and others lost their prized pegs to the dollar last week in a bout of market mayhem that shook faith in these coins that were designed to sidestep crypto volatility. But was......

FTX’s billionaire chief says bitcoin has no future as a payments network- FT

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Bitcoin cryptocurrency representation is pictured on a keyboard in front of binary code in this illustration taken September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange FTX’s founder has said that bitcoin has no future as a payments network......

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