National Iceland electrical company Landsvirkjun has cut the amount of power it will provide for some industries, including aluminium smelters and Bitcoin miners. A representative from the island’s power utility reported it has been forced to reduce energy allocations to southwestern Bitcoin miners and various industrial facilities due to a series of issues including a
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The Australian government is seriously consider the rollout of central bank digital currency (CBDC) and has backed numerous forward-looking regulatory crypto-proposals as part of a new “payments and crypto reform plan.” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the reforms “will firmly place Australia among a handful of lead countries in the world.” The reform plan is said
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Cross-chain DeFi protocol Sienna Network has enabled Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) trading pairs on its decentralized exchange, giving users the ability to transact privately in two of the world’s most recognizable cryptocurrencies.  Effective immediately, users of the privacy-focused SiennaSwap DEX will have the ability to trade BTC and XMR against the protocol’s native Sienna
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Tezos, a privacy focused blockchain network, released its carbon footprint report from PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory SAS — a French member firm of the PwC network of member firms.  The PwC report reflects drastic improvements in energy efficiency for Tezos since moving from a proof-of-work (PoW) mining consensus to a proof-of-stake (PoS) one.  The PwC report highlighted
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Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday that she avoids any and all investments which could potentially represent a conflict of interest, including crypto — and believes her fellow lawmakers should do the same. She explained that as a member of the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, she felt it was inappropriate for her to
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This “Crypto City” guide looks at Austin’s crypto culture, the city’s most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure, which retailers accept crypto and where you can find blockchain education courses — and there are even the juicy details of a famous controversy. Everything is bigger in Texas, including its enthusiasm for crypto. Fast facts
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On Tuesday, BloombergQuint (Bloomberg India) reported that the penalty for non-compliance with the Indian government’s crypto policies could range from a maximum fine of 20 crore rupees ($2.7 million dollars) or 1.5 years in jail. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely give cryptocurrency investors a deadline to comply with new rules and declare their assets.
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The world is fast moving towards a crypto-first future. One in which every company will have a strategy for how to leverage crypto, tokenized assets, smart contracts and more to transfer value and fuel a rising tide of global digital transactions and commerce. Liquidity – the ability to instantly, seamlessly and affordably exchange assets –
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Bitcoin (BTC) returning to $50,000 overnight inspired one of the largest wallets to buy the equivalent of $137 million more. Blockchain data from on-chain monitoring resource BitInfoCharts among others highlights how one entity “bought the dip” like no other. Someone “buys the dip” to the tune of $137 million After buying frequently since BTC/USD hit
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