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Crypto Coin Listings Exploded in 2021

Data aggregators have listed more than 2,000 new crypto assets in the first half of 2021.

Markets  ·  9 August 2021

NYDFS Plans to Collect Diversity Data From Banking and Crypto Institutions

All authorized virtual currency service providers will be required to submit diversity data of their boards and management to the NYDFS.

News  ·  30 July 2021

Israeli Bill Would Force Crypto Investors to Report Holdings Above $61K

The Israeli Bitcoin Association is opposing the proposed reporting requirement, calling it discriminatory.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 July 2021

Can Taiwan Become Asia’s Crypto Haven? Not Yet

As China cracks down on the crypto field, Taiwan could be an alternative destination for crypto entities but can crypto thrive in Taiwan?

Policy & regulation  ·  8 July 2021

Buyer of Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet Reportedly Arrested in Iran

Although Iranian officials confirmed arresting members of Estavi’s company, it is unclear if the Malaysia-based businessman was one of those detained.

News  ·  17 May 2021

Economic Uncertainty Drives Crypto Growth in Sri Lanka

Paxful's crypto trading volume in 2021 has more than tripled compared to all of 2020.

Markets  ·  13 May 2021

Solana Secures $60M Fund to Drive Growth in Emerging Markets

The fund will focus on growing the Solana ecosystem in Brazil, India, Russia and Ukraine.

News  ·  12 May 2021

Consensus 2021: Crypto Is Booming in Brazil, but Regulations Lag Behind

Brazil's largest crypto exchange, Mercado Bitcoin, has already traded $5 billion in the first quarter of 2021 alone compared to $1.2 billion in all of 2020.

Markets  ·  7 May 2021

Turkish Crypto Exchanges Must Report Transactions Over $1,200, Finance Minister Says

The country is rushing to regulate the crypto market after two local crypto exchanges went offline in April.

News  ·  7 May 2021

$2.2B Bitso Becomes First Crypto Unicorn in Latin America

The Mexico-based company said it is now valued at $2.2 billion, making it the first cryptocurrency company in the region to exceed a value of $1 billion.

News  ·  5 May 2021

Colombia’s Crypto Use Soars, and Local Regulators Step In

The Colombian government is implementing new anti-money laundering laws with local exchanges.

Policy & regulation  ·  30 April 2021

Beijing to Track Crypto Mining Impact on Energy Consumption: Report

A Beijing municipal bureau sent an emergency notice to local data centers, asking about crypto mining operations.

News  ·  29 April 2021

Balancer Labs Offers $2M Bug Bounty to Spot Vulnerabilities

Balancer Labs wants to know about any vulnerabilities in its V2 Vault architecture, available Tuesday.

News  ·  20 April 2021

Conflux Launches Cross-Chain Bridge to Connect Asia’s Largest Crypto Exchanges

Users on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Huobi ECO Chain or OKEx Chain would be able to convert digital assets on one of these networks to an identical asset on a different chain.

News  ·  20 April 2021

The World Is Watching as Coinbase Goes Public

Exchange executives worldwide say the direct listing could spur adoption and acceptance of crypto.

Markets  ·  14 April 2021