Cryptocurrency Law Approved in Brazil — Green Mining Tax Exemptions and Asset Segregation Issues Left Out

By | December 1, 2022

A cryptocurrency law, which had been in discussion for several months, has been approved by the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil after having shed some of the changes presented by the Senate. The proposal left out two planned tax exemptions for green mining operations and the issue of segregating customer assets from company funds for… Read More »

Itau Unibanco Mulls Offering Crypto Services, Opens Tokenization Unit in Brazil

By | July 16, 2022

Itaú Unibanco, one of the largest holding companies in Brazil, has announced it is considering offering cryptocurrency trading services to its customers. The company informed that it will also offer tokenization services through a digital assets unit, that will allow customers to issue tokens backed by real-world assets, acting as a platform to facilitate their… Read More »

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Is Skeptical About the Metaverse Concept

By | July 4, 2022

Eric Schmidt, who was CEO of Google, has declared that there is confusion about the concept of the metaverse and what it means for people. Schmidt stated that, even with a company like the former Facebook pivoting its operations to occupy the metaverse market, there is still not a clear definition of the concept and… Read More »

Spain’s Largest Asset Managers Still Reluctant to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

By | May 29, 2021

The biggest Spanish asset managers are still not convinced of cryptocurrencies as an asset class, and therefore have no plans to invest in the space yet. The declarations of several spokespeople linked to these companies state that, while there is a significant opportunity in the nascent cryptocurrency sector, it is still too young and volatile… Read More »

Crypto Savings Platform Ledn Raises $30 Million in Latest Funding Round

By | May 28, 2021

Ledn, a cryptocurrency lending and savings platform based in Canada, has managed to raise $30 million in its latest funding round. The money raised will be used to expand its offer of lending products, and to expand its reach in more countries. Ledn could take advantage of the recent problems that Blockfi, one of its… Read More »

Executives from China’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Firms Speak About Regulatory Crackdown

By | May 27, 2021

During the course of the week, the cryptocurrency community has been focused on China and the country’s Financial Stability Board detailing that it aims to crack down on the bitcoin mining sector. Following the statements from Chinese officials and a few crypto businesses abandoning services in the region, executives from some of China’s largest bitcoin… Read More »

Comparing the True Costs of Gold Mining in Africa With Those of Bitcoin Mining

By | May 24, 2021

When billionaire Elon Musk announced that Tesla would no longer accept bitcoin as payment for its electric vehicles, the price of the crypto asset tanked. In justifying this decision, Musk cited bitcoin mining’s inefficient use of electricity as well as its impact on the environment. In fact, before Musk waded into this debate, many opponents… Read More »

Greenpeace Has Stopped Accepting Bitcoin Donations Due to Network’s Environmental Impact

By | May 23, 2021

Greenpeace, the ecological NGO, has stopped accepting bitcoin donations due to the big impact the cryptocurrency network has on the environment. The organization, which was one of the first NGOs to add bitcoin to its donations arsenal, has now backpedaled due to the growing energy consumption of the underlying network powering the asset. Greenpeace Stops… Read More »

France Rejects Russian Request to Extradite BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

By | May 22, 2021

Judicial authorities in France have refused to grant the extradition request filed by Russia for Alexander Vinnik. According to the Russian Ombudsman, Vinnik is now ready to start a new hunger strike despite his health deteriorating after spending almost four years in detention. Court Case Against Vinnik Continues in France The operator of the infamous… Read More »