“At this stage, we judge it likely that the digital pound will be needed in the future. It is too early to decide whether to introduce the digital pound, but we are convinced preparatory work is justified”, said the BoE and HM Treasury.
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Against the backdrop of a crashing market and burned investors, Dubai has sealed a landmark rulebook that governs how the Emirate will regulate cryptocurrency activities.
“I am proud to join the deeply talented team at SEBA and support the group’s continued global growth in this dynamic and expanding region. SEBA plays an important role in the industry by continuing to enlarge its presence in the region as well as becoming firmly committed to the crypto ecosystem.”
Binance, the world’s largest digital asset trading platform, has reportedly acquired a majority stake in the troubled South Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange GOPAX.
“Zodia Custody is both proud and excited to be working with SBI DAH to help set up SBI Zodia Custody; the first tier 1 crypto asset custodian for institutions in Japan.”
“Paxos is looking to expand its team in Israel in 2023 and beyond, giving engineers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge financial products and shape the future of the global economy.”
Something changed in regulators’ minds after the November crash of the FTX crypto exchange.
“Through the carefully developed suite of products we can address our customers’ interests in digital assets and introduce them to LevelField’s safe, simple, and secure platform.”
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has increased its stake in Silvergate Bank, a crypto-friendly lender that counts major crypto exchanges like Coinbase and Kraken as clients.
The government’s proposed measures have been informed by recent market events – including the failure of FTX – which reinforce the case for effective regulation and sector engagement.
As the price of bitcoin continues to consolidate around recent highs, investors expand their positions in funds designed to profit from further appreciation in the cryptocurrency.
Jonathan Cumberlidge, FX Sales Director for BVNK, makes the case for cryptocurrencies in improving the efficiency and flexibility of foreign exchange trading.
Crypto payment service provider Bitpay said it’s partnering with exchange and web3 infrastructure provider MoonPay to provide its users with easier access to buy cryptocurrency instantly.
In partnership with Mastercard, crypto giant Binance is launching its pre-paid card offering cryptocurrency “rewards” on customers’ purchases.
Monex Group has reported its Q3 2022 financial metrics, which saw a reversal in terms of its revenues as TradeStation was grappling with a crypto market crash that has tanked the profitability of its crypto business.
Capital Wallet, a leading provider of cryptocurrency payment solutions for merchants and traders, was recognized for its innovative solutions that have spearheaded a transformation in the industry.
Fasttoken, part of the Fastex web3 ecosystem, has secured $23.2 million in financing through the private and public token sales of its native cryptocurrency Fasttoken (FTN).
“Recent security and regulatory challenges affecting the digital asset sector have only served to emphasise the need for safe, well-regulated trading infrastructure. I remain firmly of the view that the post-Brexit UK Financial Services sector needs to embrace Distributed Ledger Technology as a key part of its strategy to remain a major global financial centre. I look forward to continuing to make the case for this potential to be realised as Chairman of Copper.”
The cryptocurrency world saw a dramatic upheaval in 2022, as a string of negative events — which will, apparently, shape the industry’s future in 2023 and beyond — occurred throughout the year. If I had to describe the situation in two words, I would choose ‘losses’ and ‘trust’ (or lack thereof).