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Crypto donors to star-studded benefit raise $440K for autism awareness

On April 30, a virtual benefit co-hosted by American TV star Jimmy Kimmel and NASA engineer-turned-YouTuber Mark Rober raised over $3 million in donations to support NEXT for AUTISM, a charity dedicated to addressing the needs of people with autism and their families across the United States. The interactive livestream featured a wide range of […]

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Coinbase crypto exchange to close San Francisco headquarters in 2022

Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is going completely remote and closing its head offices in San Francisco. Coinbase announced Wednesday that it will shut down its former headquarters in the Golden Gate City in 2022 as part of its commitment to “being remote first.” “We’ve committed to having no HQ, and it’s important to show our […]

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S&P launches cryptocurrency indexes, debuting with Bitcoin and Ether

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a major global resource for index-based data and research, has introduced its first cryptocurrency indices amid a renewed surge on crypto markets. The company announced Monday that it launched three crypto indices tied to the performance of the two largest cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). The newly introduced indices include […]

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Bitcoin clips $58K as Dogecoin stalls and adoption news fuels bulls

Bitcoin (BTC) touched $58,000 on Thursday as the latest phase of its comeback seemed to come at the expense of altcoins. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin claws back lost limelight Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD’s return to battle familiar resistance near old all-time highs on Thursday. The move […]

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Binance CEO warns of CBDC drawbacks as digital dollar pilots proceed in US

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) will co-exist “for a while” with more restrictive digital currencies like China’s digital yuan, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said in a Bloomberg interview on Monday. According to Zhao, some of the key features of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) — freedom of use and limited supply — won’t be […]

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Bitcoin clips $58K as Dogecoin stalls and adoption news fuels bulls

Bitcoin (BTC) touched $58,000 on May 6 as the latest phase of its comeback seemed to come at the expense of altcoins. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Tradingview Bitcoin claws back lost limelight Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD return to battle familiar resistance near old all-time highs on Thursday. The […]

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Almost half of Bitcoin hash rate signaling for Taproot activation

The road to the Taproot upgrade finally coming in 2021 is already underway, with major Bitcoin (BTC) mining pools already signaling support. According to data from Taproot.watch, a webpage created by Bitcoin developer Hampus Sjoberg, Taproot signaling now accounts for about 44% of the total Bitcoin hashing power as of the time of writing. AntPool […]

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Indian startup organization proposes regulatory framework for crypto

IndiaTech.org, an industry association representing India’s consumer internet startups and investors, wants to provide clear definitions for the cryptocurrency industry. On Wednesday, the association released a white paper including a policy proposal with recommendations for a regulatory framework for crypto assets and crypto exchanges in India. The proposed framework suggests to define cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin […]

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Singapore’s largest bank posts tenfold crypto volume growth in Q1 2021

DBS Bank, Singapore’s largest retail and commercial bank, has announced its first-quarter financial results following the launch of its institutional cryptocurrency exchange in December 2020. DBS chief financial officer Chng Sok Hui said that the bank saw record performance as quarterly net profit surpassed $2 billion for the first time in history, doubling from the […]

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Ivanka Trump’s luxury Miami apartment block accepting crypto for condos

Luxury Miami apartment Arte Surfside will now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for its remaining luxury residences — including the Villa Nove penthouse, currently listed for $38 million. The firm has partnered with trading platform SolidBlock, allowing potential buyers to pay in multiple cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ether. The region’s “most exclusive” condominium […]

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