Russian IT Firms Lobby for Crypto Payments in Software Exports

Companies developing software solutions for foreign customers are urging Russian authorities to allow them to accept crypto payments. The proposal is part of a package of measures aimed at supporting IT exports suggested by an industry organization to the executive power......

Russia and Turkey to Collaborate on Combating Crime-Related Crypto Transactions

Law enforcement and judicial authorities from Russia and Turkey are joining forces in the fight against cybercrime, including the use of cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes. The collaboration has been agreed upon during a visit by Russia’s Prosecutor General to Ankara. Russia,......

Queen Maxima of Netherlands Sees Multiple Benefits of Digital Euro

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has outlined multiple benefits central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) could bring, particularly in the area of financial inclusion. “Governments could use a digital euro to channel financial support to low-income households. This would deepen longer-term inclusion,......

Bitcoin Core’s Version 24.0 Full-RBF Proposal Sparks Controversy, Synonym CEO Calls ‘Pet Agenda’ an ‘Attack’

During the last few weeks, a number of individuals have been discussing the upcoming release of Bitcoin Core version 24.0 and how the codebase will include full-replace-by-fee (RBF) logic. The discussion has become controversial as a few Lightning Network and zero......

Singapore Seeks to Reduce Risks for Retail Crypto Investors With Restrictive Rules

Financial authorities in Singapore have proposed new regulations designed to protect consumers from risks associated with cryptocurrency investment and trading. The measures, which also aim to expand regulations for stablecoins, will be discussed with the industry before their adoption. Singapore Prepares......

Bitcoin Miner Greenidge Seeks to Raise $22.8 Million in Class A Common Stock Proposal

The bitcoin mining operation Greenidge Generation is seeking to raise roughly $22.8 million, according to a U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing published Wednesday. According to the prospectus disclosing information, the New York-based Greenidge conducted a sales agreement with the investment......

Report: UK Gold Dealer Sold Out of Bullion After Pound’s Record Fall Causes Demand to Skyrocket

The United Kingdom-based gold dealer, Ash Kundra, has claimed that he recently ran out of gold coins and bars after the demand for the precious metal skyrocketed. The pound’s plunge to a record low versus the dollar, as well as the......

European Union to Launch Global Metaverse Regulation Initiative in 2023

The European Union (EU) will present an initiative to address the metaverse and all the activities and interactions happening in it sometime in 2023. The proposal, which was qualified as ”key” in the State of the Union letter of intent authored......

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......