Monday evening, the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency told national banks that they are allowed to run independent nodes for distributed ledger networks. Referring to of independent node verification networks, the OCC’s interpretive letter says that banks “may use new technologies, including INVNs and related stablecoins, to perform bank-permissible functions, such as […]


Despite many objections to the truncated timeframe, public comments are due tonight in response to the U.S. Treasury’s proposal to require businesses like crypto exchanges to know the identities behind wallets with which they transact.  As of Sunday night, the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, had recorded 5,633 responses to its proposed rule. […]

Beginning investors in Russia will soon find themselves with fewer options to beat plummeting interest rates offered at Russian savings accounts. In addition to the investors themselves, the big losers are likely to be trading apps like Robinhood, which aim at first-timers. Per a Dec. 30 announcement, the Central Bank of Russia is working to […]

Amid speculation on social media that United States President Donald Trump may still pardon Julian Assange before leaving office, lawyers are preparing the WikiLeaks founder for many possible legal outcomes as crypto users open their wallets.  According to Twitter user Whale Alert, users have donated a sizable amount of Bitcoin (BTC) toward the legal defense of […]

The Stellar Development Foundation has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government to facilitate the creation of a digital asset ecosystem, including a framework for a central bank digital currency, or CBDC.  Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation announced Monday that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Stellar Development Foundation. The MOU […]

A fledgling blockchain-based game project called Illuvium has already managed to attract support from major industry backers — a development owed in part to the fact that Illuvium co-founders Kieran and Aaron Warwick are the brothers of Kain Warwick, the co-founder of decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Synthetix. In a tweet on Friday, Kain announced that […]

Catherine Coley, CEO of major crypto exchange Binance’s U.S. arm, sees the current Bitcoin bull run as a sign the crypto asset could reach a price up to $100,000. Speaking to news outlet KLTA yesterday, Coley said the recent rally in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) — moving from $19,000 to more than $34,000 in […]

Galaxy Digital founder and CEO Mike Novogratz believes institutional investors are helping drive the current Bitcoin bull run. In an interview with BBC World News today, Novogratz said governments around world printing money and “debasing fiat money” was fueling the ongoing Bitcoin (BTC) bull run, but institutional players getting into crypto may be the bigger […]

Bitcoin (BTC) has consistently been hitting new all-time highs over the weekend, but the latest surge has also created a new high against gold, according to MarketWatch data. This suggests that Bitcoin has been gaining acceptance as the new store of value and that may attract more customers away from gold into Bitcoin.  Analysts suggest […]

Ether (ETH) has broken a critical price point against Bitcoin (BTC), signalling that altcoins may be about to see huge gains. Cryptocurrency market overview. Source: Coin360 I’d take Ether bet “all day long” — Winklevoss Data from Cointelegraph Markets, Coin360 and TradingView showed ETH/BTC pass the essential 0.026 level in just one daily candle on […]


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