Bank of Russia Ready to Legalize Crypto Mining If Miners Sell Minted Coins Abroad

The Central Bank of Russia would agree to the legalization of cryptocurrency mining, provided the proceeds from the activity are converted to fiat outside of Russia. The regulator’s latest position on the matter comes after it softened its stance on the......

Tencent Launches Extended Reality Unit to Tackle the Metaverse Market

Tencent, the Chinese technology and entertainment giant, announced the creation of its own metaverse-driven division. The division, named the extended reality unit, will be the one tasked with encompassing all metaverse-driven efforts, including hardware and software developments. According to reports, the......

Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach Says He Wouldn’t Be Surprised at All if Bitcoin Falls to $10K

Doubleline Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach, also known as the “bond king,” says he would not be surprised at all if the price of bitcoin falls to $10K. “We’ve already seen around the edges some blowups in parts of the crypto world,......

Digital Real Will Be Used by Banks in Brazil as Collateral to Issue Their Own Stablecoins

The Brazilian central bank digital currency (CBDC), the digital real, will be more of a wholesale asset instead of a public retail-focused token, according to statements from the president of the Central Bank of Brazil, Roberto Campos Neto. Campos Neto indicated......

Portuguese Parliament Rejects Crypto Tax Proposals During Budget Debate

Two proposals to tax crypto assets have failed to gain support from Portuguese lawmakers who are now discussing the state budget. The bids came from minority left-wing parties, while the ruling majority is yet to put forward its own draft to......

SEC Chair Gensler Warns a Lot of Crypto Tokens Will Fail Following LUNA, UST Collapse

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has warned that a lot of crypto tokens will fail and many crypto investors will get hurt following the collapse of terra (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST). SEC Chair......

Cyprus Drafts Crypto Rules, May Introduce Them Before EU Regulations

Cyprus has prepared its own legislation to regulate crypto assets and is likely to adopt it before Europe finalizes a common regulatory framework, a government official has indicated. The authorities in Nicosia welcome the “careful” use of cryptocurrencies, he added. Government......

Mining Report Shows Bitcoin’s Electricity Consumption Decreased by 25% in Q1 2022

At the end of May last year, Tesla’s Elon Musk convinced bitcoin industry leaders to form a Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC) and in mid-July, the BMC launched its public services and website. On April 25, 2022, the organization published a report......

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reveals How He Will Improve Twitter if Bid Succeeds

Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk has revealed his priorities for improving Twitter if he successfully takes over the social media platform. Among his promises are to eliminate crypto spam bots, ensure free speech, implement edit functionality, and simplify the account......