China’s special administrative region of Hong Kong is going to trial а digital version of its dollar as early as this year, in preparation for eventual roll-out. The territory is trying to catch up with those that are already launching central bank digital...
Changpeng Zhao (CZ), founder and chief executive officer of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has announced the opening of an office in Romania. During a visit to the country, he met with high-ranking officials and emphasized Binance’s intentions to expand direct operations in Eastern Europe....
Non-fungible token (NFT) sales this week dropped 10.88% lower than the week prior. Roughly $118.02 million worth of NFTs were sold this week compared to last week’s $132.43 million. Further, the top two NFT collections with the largest market capitalizations shed significant value...
Bitcoin fell below $19,000 on Wednesday, as markets prepared for a potential 100 basis point interest rate hike from the United States central bank. Although the consensus for a rate increase remains at 0.75%, some believe that with inflation remaining at historically high...
The largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace by sales volume, Opensea, has announced a new “immersive and secure minting experience” by giving NFT creators the ability to showcase “collections with dedicated drop pages and greater discoverability” on Opensea’s new homepage. Moreover, the company also...
Africa-focused crypto exchange Yellow Card recently revealed it has closed its $40 million Series B funding round. The exchange’s announcement of its latest capital raise comes just over a year after it raised $15 million from its Series A round. Funds to...
China’s central bank intends to enlarge the area covered by trials of its digital yuan currency in four regions of the country. A top representative of the monetary authority announced the move while highlighting that the People’s Bank has been stepping up digitalization...
The offshore exchange rate of China’s fiat currency versus the U.S. dollar recently breached the 7:1 mark for the first time in over two years, after it touched a new 2022 low of 7.0188 yuan for every dollar on September 15. Similar to...
Binance, one of the biggest crypto exchanges by volume traded, has announced its expansion plans for Brazil. The exchange will open two new offices in the country to host 150 employees, who will be able to choose if they want to work in-office...
The Indian government is reportedly planning to finalize its stance on the legality of cryptocurrency by the first quarter of next year in order to become Financial Action Task Force (FATF) compliant. “We will finalize our responses by February-March 2023. We have to...