The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, says cryptos are not currencies, adding that they are “highly speculative, suspicious occasionally, and high intensity in terms of energy consumption.” She also discussed the need for stablecoin regulation and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Lagarde: ‘Cryptos Are Not Currencies. Full Stop’ ECB President Christine
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Resolution 215 of 2021 issued by the Banco Central de Cuba (BCC) — the country’s central bank — recognizing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) is now in effect. According to Cuba’s official state news agency Prensa Latina, the order became official on Wednesday. With crypto legally recognized by the BCC, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can now be used
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Interoperability has become one of the driving themes within the crypto market and as the blockchain ecosystem evolves into an interconnected web of layer-one protocols, the importance of communication and efficiency among decentralized applications (dApps) will also increase. Ren (REN), a blockchain protocol designed to provide interoperability and liquidity between different blockchain platforms, has started
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Altcoins continue to book notable gains on Sept. 16 as a slew of celebrity endorsements, major investments and the growing popularity of cross-chain bridges catch investors’ attention. Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the biggest gainers over the past
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Bitcoin (BTC) quickly returned to $48,000 during Sept. 15 as BTC/USD continued on the path to a $50,000 retest.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin takes aim at $50,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked the largest cryptocurrency as it beat out thin resistance above $47,000 to zone in on psychologically significant
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sponsored September 16th, 2021 09:00 UTC – The HUMAN Protocol Foundation, the team behind HUMAN Protocol, have announced today that the Protocol’s native utility token, HMT, is listed on Bitfinex. Bitfinex is one of the crypto world’s legacy exchanges. It consistently performs as one of the highest ranked exchanges, taking into account trading volume, liquidity,
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Alternative investment firm SkyBridge capital hopes to expand its crypto offerings, filing for a crypto-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF) on Tuesday and revealing plans for an Algorand fund at this week’s SALT conference in New York. Speaking to CNBC, SkyBridge founder and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said the firm had raised more than
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Australian cryptocurrency exchange BTC Markets has observed a significant uptick in older clients using its platform over the past financial year. More older Australians are viewing crypto assets as viable investments according to the data provided by one of the country’s oldest and largest exchanges. In its annual Investor Report, BTC Markets — which started
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Real-world adoption and blockchain integration is the ultimate goal of any serious fintech protocol looking to offer workable solutions to some of the biggest challenges in finance and data transmission. Hedera Hashgraph, a public network that uses a distributed ledger technology known as Hashgraph to increase scalability and lower transaction costs. HBAR/USDT 4-hour chart. Source:
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Ray Dalio, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, believes that if bitcoin is “really successful,” the regulators will “kill it,” reiterating his previous concerns of governments banning cryptocurrencies. Nonetheless, he sees bitcoin as a good alternative to cash and owns some. Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ray Dalio Warns of Regulators Killing
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Frank Holmes, CEO, of U.S. Global Investors and executive chairman of HIVE Blockchain discusses with David Lin, anchor for Kitco News, the sectors capital is flowing towards now, and how the mining industry should attract investments, especially from millennials. Follow David Lin on Twitter: @davidlin_TV (https://twitter.com/davidlin_TV) Follow Frank Holmes on Twitter: @bulldogholmes (https://twitter.com/bulldogholmes) __________________________________________________________________ Kitco
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Morgan Stanley, one of the largest banks in the United States, is setting up a new crypto-focused research division. The Wall Street megabank has appointed Sheena Shah as lead cryptocurrency analyst for its dedicated cryptocurrency research team, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Shah worked as Morgan Stanley’s lead currency strategist covering G10 currencies for more than eight years
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