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Former Starling Bank CTO plans to launch his digital banking venture this year.

According to news reports, the former Starling Bank co-founder and CTO Mark Hipperson is planning to launch a cryptocurrency bank dubbed Ziglu this year. Mark is currently awaiting an e-money license from the Financial Conduct Authority.   Mark Hipperson left Starling...

Google Play Store lifts ban on Ethereum wallet client MetaMask.

Google play has reversed its ban on Ethereum browser extension MetaMask upon careful consideration. Google Play banned the app, saying that its policy does not allow mining on mobile phones, but MetaMask is not a mining app. The app...

Profits earned from cryptocurrencies are not taxable in South Korea.

The government of South Korea revealed that it is studying approaches of other major countries to amend its tax laws regarding cryptocurrencies. But as of now, there is no law in the country that explicitly says that income from...

China implements crypto law as it gears up to launch its official digital currency.

The law will provide a legal basis for the issue of digital RMB based on blockchain technology. China passed a password law in October 2019, dividing passwords into core passwords, common passwords, and commercial passwords.   Government will strictly regulate core...

Tyler Winklevoss believes the 2020s will be the decade of crypto.

The co-founder and the CEO of crypto company Gemini, Tyler Winklevoss, has shared his views about the crypto and its potential for this decade. In a series of tweets, he said that crypto would redesign the Internet as we...

Singapore police save people from falling to bitcoin scams.

Police officers from Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Centre prevented two victims from buying bitcoins via bitcoin machines under the instructions of scammers, according to the Straitstimes report. Scammers in Singapore are using bitcoin machines to scam people and...

Blockchain-based streaming platform DLive will migrate to the Tron network.

BitTorrent announced that DLive, the popular blockchain-based content sharing platform, will be joining the BitTorrent ecosystem and begin the migration to the TRON blockchain. BLive, the live streaming platform introduced by BitTorrent, will be merged into the DLive platform.    DLive...

Virgil Griffith released on bail until trial.

Virgil Griffith was arrested last month for allegedly helping North Korea evade US sanctions. The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York has alleged that Virgil Griffith provided highly technical information to North Korea that could help...

US Secretary of the Treasury claims cash is not laundered, bitcoin is.

In an interview with CNBC, Steven Mnuchin made an interesting comment when he said that cash is not used for illicit activities, and bitcoin is. He was asked whether cash was just as easy to launder and use for...

Ripple’s CTO denies claims of making profits by selling XRP.

In a series of tweets Ripple CTO, David Schwartz defended Ripple and said that they do not profit through XRP sales. Ripple has been facing criticism from the crypto community for dumping XRP in huge amounts to make profits,...

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Germany’s finance minister wants the EU to accelerate digital euro research.

Germany's finance minister Olaf Scholz, a noted crypto critic, has said that he wants the European Central Bank to...
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