Tag Archives: Cryptocurrency

Fleeing Lynchpin of Nigerian Crypto Ponzi Scheme Inksnation Captured

The lynchpin of Inksnation, one of Nigeria’s biggest crypto Ponzi Schemes, Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu, has been captured. According to Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Sewanu, who was on the run, was nabbed in Sokoto, a city located in the northwest part of the country. Still, in its May 28 Twitter statement, the EFCC… Read More »

Australian Tax Office to Prompt 400,000 Crypto Holders to Report Their Gains

Australia’s revenue service has reminded a growing number of crypto investors about their tax obligations. Rejecting the common misconception that crypto gains are only taxable when coins are cashed back into dollars, the tax office is going to prompt hundreds of thousands of taxpayers to report profits and losses from their cryptocurrency transactions. Tax Office… Read More »

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

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 »

Every Fourth Australian Willing to Be Paid in Bitcoin, Poll Finds

A new survey has established that one in four Australians would like to receive at least part of their salary in cryptocurrency. While the motives vary between the members of this diverse group, the results indicate that the Australian nation’s overall interest in decentralized digital money remains strong. 4.7 Million Australians Would Accept Bitcoin Remuneration… Read More »

Religious Ban on Cryptocurrencies Provokes Social Media Reproach in Ingushetia

A decision by a prominent religious body in Ingushetia to prohibit dealings with cryptocurrency has sparked controversy in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic. Critics have taken to social media to express their disagreements with the ban, pointing out that the treatment of bitcoin in Islamic jurisdictions is not one-sided. Islamic Cleric Explains Reasoning Behind Crypto… Read More »

Q1 SEC Filing Shows Argentinian Tech Giant Globant Invested in Bitcoin

Globant, one of the big four tech firms in Argentina, has quietly made its first foray into the world of cryptocurrency investing, according to its latest filing to the SEC. The firm bought bitcoin during the first three months of this year, and is now part of a select number of LATAM unicorns that have… Read More »

A Look at Why Venezuela Is the Third Country With the Most Crypto Adoption

Venezuela has been listed as the third country with the most cryptocurrency adoption in the world by Chainalysis in its 2020 report. With its citizens coping with crippling inflation and losing purchasing power, the country has taken a turn for these assets to survive. But what are the real numbers behind this crisis that made… Read More »

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

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 »

Nvidia Makes $155 Million From Crypto Mining Chips in Fiscal Q1

Graphics cards manufacturer Nvidia has earned $155 million in revenue from chips designed for cryptocurrency mining during the first fiscal quarter. The company admitted that crypto miners have also pushed sales up in the gaming products segment which remains its main market. Leading GPU Maker Reports Record High Video Card Sales Supported by Crypto Miners… Read More »

Chia Is Eyeing to Launch an IPO This Year

Chia, a cryptocurrency project created in 2018 that uses storage for its consensus, is eyeing a public offering this year, according to statements from its COO, Gene Hoffman. The company just received an influx of investments that are pointing it to become the next ‘green bitcoin substitute,’ due to its relatively low energy consumption compared… Read More »