Tether Reveals USDT Stablecoin Is Now Supported by Polkadot

Tether is now live on 15 different blockchain networks, according to the company’s latest announcement on Friday as the firm detailed that it is now supported by the Polkadot blockchain system. The stablecoin’s new support follows the token being added to......

US Treasury Seeks Public Comments on Crypto-Related Illicit Finance and National Security Risks

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is seeking public input on “digital-asset-related illicit finance and national security risks.” The department warned: “The growing use of digital assets in financial activity heightens risks of crimes such as money laundering, terrorist and proliferation......

Bitcoin-Embracing El Salvador President’s Re-Election Declaration Slammed

Just over a year after overseeing El Salvador’s adoption of bitcoin, the Central American country’s 41-year-old president, Nayib Bukele, recently declared his intention serve another five-year term. The announcement has been criticized by some who have been quick to remind Bukele......

US Senator Wants Congress to Step in With Crypto Guidance — Urges SEC to Provide Much More Clarity on Regulations

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey says Congress should step in and provide a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency. He stressed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not sharing its framework for regulating crypto with lawmakers, noting that Chairman Gary Gensler......

Cryptocurrency Is Virtual Property That Is Protected by Law, Chinese Court Rules

A Chinese intermediate court based in Beijing recently upheld a lower court’s ruling which determined that cryptocurrency is a virtual property protected by the law. The court clarified that regulations issued by the Bank of China and others only prohibit the......

Sales of Hardware Crypto Wallets Decline in Russia With Easing Currency Restrictions

Interest in hardware wallets allowing cold storage of cryptocurrencies is decreasing among Russian users after this year’s surge that followed the invasion of Ukraine. The sale volumes for these devices have almost halved, according to a report quoting leading marketplaces. Russians’......

Twitter’s Shareholders Overwhelmingly Vote for Elon Musk to Take Over the Social Media Platform

Twitter’s shareholders have overwhelmingly voted for Tesla CEO Elon Musk to take over the social media platform. “Approximately 98.6% of the votes cast at the special meeting approved the proposal to adopt the merger agreement,” the social media giant said. Shareholders......

Report: South Korean Prosecutors Issue Arrest Warrant for Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon

A warrant for the arrest of Do Kwon and five others has reportedly been issued by prosecutors in South Korea. The prosecutors allege that Kwon and his co-accused violated the country’s capital markets law. In addition to the arrest warrant, prosecutors......

Gary Gensler Asks SEC Staff to Fine-Tune Crypto Compliance — Says ‘Vast Majority Are Securities’

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, revealed that he has asked staff at the SEC to fine-tune compliance for crypto tokens and intermediaries. He emphasized that the vast majority of crypto tokens are securities. SEC......

Russia’s Sberbank to Allow Users to Issue NFTs on Its Blockchain Platform

Recognizing existing demand for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, one of the largest banks in Russia, Sberbank, now intends to allow users to issue them on its blockchain platform. The financial institution also plans to cooperate with art sites and galleries across......