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Litecoin Foundation Partners with Cred to Let Crypto Holders Earn Interest

Litecoin Foundation Partners with Cred to Let Crypto Holders Earn Interest

Litecoin Foundation has announced a partnership with Cred to begin offering interest on Litecoin held as collateral. Cred customers can freeze their coins with Cred and earn up to 10% annual interest on their digital assets.

BlockFi Triumphs Over Bankruptcy, Initiates Creditor Reimbursements

BlockFi Triumphs Over Bankruptcy, Initiates Creditor Reimbursements

BlockFi, a cryptocurrency company, emerged from bankruptcy in October 2023 and has since implemented a plan to repay creditors and return digital assets to clients. The company is now focusing on asset recoveries from entities like FTX and 3AC, processing claims for fair distributions, and Wallet customers can withdraw assets.

Bybit Now Supports Crypto Purchases with Credit or Debit Cards

Bybit Now Supports Crypto Purchases with Credit or Debit Cards

Bybit users can directly buy crypto with their credit or debit cards using fiat currencies, the cryptocurrency exchange company announced.

Uniswap allows debit and credit card purchases of cryptocurrencies.

Uniswap allows debit and credit card purchases of cryptocurrencies.

Moonpay, a fintech business, and Uniswap, a company that trades in digital currency, have formed a partnership that will enable users of Uniswap's web app to purchase cryptocurrencies using debit cards, credit cards, or bank transfers. Purchases of cryptocurrencies will also be possible to be made through bank transfers for users of the decentralized exchange. Users in most states in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the Single Euro Payments Area will soon have access to the bank transfer option (SEPA).

Kucoin Global Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Debit/Credit Cards

Kucoin Global Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Debit/Credit Cards

KuCoin exchange has launched the KuCoin Fiat Account, an avenue by which its customers around the world can fund their accounts using either a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card.

QuadrigaCX Users to Receive Interim Distribution

QuadrigaCX Users to Receive Interim Distribution

Users of defunct cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX will receive interim distribution of funds tied to bankruptcy proceedings in the coming weeks. A small number of affected users may receive a Notice of Disallowance of Claim, with the right to appeal. QuadrigaCX owes affected clients an estimated $160 million and trustee Ernst & Young has recovered $34.3 million worth of assets.

Financially Distressed Core Scientific Owes $1 Billion To Creditors

Financially Distressed Core Scientific Owes $1 Billion To Creditors

Core Scientific has sent a warning for a bankruptcy crisis. A breakdown of its debts now stands at $1 billion in unpaid bills.

Gemini Purchases Carbon Credits to Decarbonize Bitcoin

Gemini Purchases Carbon Credits to Decarbonize Bitcoin

Gemini exchange is funding initiatives to help decarbonize Bitcoin.

Digital Currency Group Lands $600M Debt Funding

Digital Currency Group Lands $600M Debt Funding

Grayscale Investments’ parent company Digital Currency Group (DCG) said it has secured a $600 million credit funding, billed to power its many diverse operations.

SEC Makes ICO Token Sales More Inclusive, Not Enough For SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

SEC Makes ICO Token Sales More Inclusive, Not Enough For SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

The US SEC has modernized their definition of an 'accredited investor' to consider not just an individual’s wealth, but their education.

US SEC Extends Review Period for 7RCC's Bitcoin ETF Listing

US SEC Extends Review Period for 7RCC's Bitcoin ETF Listing

The US SEC has extended the review period for 7RCC's Bitcoin ETF listing, with the final decision expected by June 24, with the initial deadline set for May 10. The Bitcoin ETF aims to provide investors with exposure to Bitcoin and incorporate carbon credits.

SEC New Accredited Investor Definition Could Increase Access to Certain Crypto-Related Products

SEC New Accredited Investor Definition Could Increase Access to Certain Crypto-Related Products

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to allow more individuals and entities to participate in private capital markets.

Genesis Capital's Settlement Disrupted by Creditors

Genesis Capital's Settlement Disrupted by Creditors

Digital currency company Genesis Capital's settlement process has been disrupted by creditors, raising concerns about the timing of the process. Genesis' parent company, Digital Currency Group (DCG), has filed a motion for mediation, citing renewed demands from creditors.

Mastercard VP On Blockchain, Digital Assets and CBDC: “Everything Ends in Transactions and Payments”

Mastercard VP On Blockchain, Digital Assets and CBDC: “Everything Ends in Transactions and Payments”

Ashok Venkateswaran, Mastercard’s Blockchain and Digital Assets Lead, Asia Pacific shares insights on the payment giant's new blockchain and digital initiatives.

Best Performing Altcoins Review: FLOW, QNT, DCR

Best Performing Altcoins Review: FLOW, QNT, DCR

With varying fundamentals driving their inherent growth, Flow (FLOW), Quant (QNT), and Decred (DCR) are the three altcoins expected to become the next wave of bullish momentum in the crypto ecosystem.

QuadrigaCX Bankruptcy Trustee Announces Interim Distribution of Funds

QuadrigaCX Bankruptcy Trustee Announces Interim Distribution of Funds

QuadrigaCX's bankruptcy trustee, Ernst & Young, has announced an interim distribution of funds to the exchange's creditors. The announcement was made in consultation with estate inspectors, and a Notice to Affected Users will be posted soon with further details. However, some affected users may receive a Notice of Disallowance of Claim, with the right to appeal.

A Brief History of US National Credit Defaults

A Brief History of US National Credit Defaults

Which nation’s credit is the most reliable? Many casual economic observers would say “America” without hesitation. But do the United States really have a stellar-credit record? No actually, not really at all. In fact, a conscientious look over the last few centuries would reveal that the nation’s brief history is riddled with national credit defaults.

Celsius Crypto Lender's Bankruptcy: Large Withdrawals Clawbacks

Celsius Crypto Lender's Bankruptcy: Large Withdrawals Clawbacks

Celsius Network is imposing bankruptcy proceedings on account holders with $100,000 or more liabilities, and is taking legal action against those who withdrew large amounts pre-bankruptcy.

PwC Cybersecurity: CatchMe if you Kan

PwC Cybersecurity: CatchMe if you Kan

Felix Kan is a Partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance Cybersecurity Privacy practice with 10 years of extensive experience. Kan began his career as an ethical hacker and has committed his career to helping Hong Kong companies enhance their protections against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

Locked Down in Coronavirus Quarantine? Why not get your Blockchain Credentials for Free?

Locked Down in Coronavirus Quarantine? Why not get your Blockchain Credentials for Free?

The coronavirus epidemic has been ravaging China and has raised concerns regarding the effect the disruption may have on the growth of technology within the region. Rising from the panic of the virus has been a plethora of misinformation and fake news which has, in fact, led the country to increase its use of blockchain technology.

Mt.Gox Sets Jan 10 as Deadline for Creditors to Register for Compensation

Mt.Gox Sets Jan 10 as Deadline for Creditors to Register for Compensation

There seems to be a beam of light for customers of bitcoin exchange operator Mt.Gox as a date has been set for creditors to register and choose a repayment plan for them to recover their lost funds

Mina Stones to Propel Ethical Mining in Africa via Credits Blockchain

Mina Stones to Propel Ethical Mining in Africa via Credits Blockchain

Mina Stones, a pioneer of Handcrafted African Fine Jewelry, seeks to avert the unethical mining problem in Africa by using Credits blockchain to alter the present gemstones supply chain.

South Korea Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency, Credit Card Purchases Banned

South Korea Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency, Credit Card Purchases Banned

South Korea intensifies crypto regulations in 2023, targeting illicit flows and tightening credit card use for crypto purchases.

Paxos’ Blockchain Settlement Platform Goes Live with Settling Credit Suisse and Instinet Trades

Paxos’ Blockchain Settlement Platform Goes Live with Settling Credit Suisse and Instinet Trades

New York-regulated stablecoin issuer, Paxos, launched its blockchain-based settlement platform, after announcing the service in late 2019. The new service enables settlement of US-listed equity trades between broker-dealers Swiss financial services firm Credit Suisse and Nomura Group-backed Instinet.

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

In an attempt to stimulate U.S. economy amid coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) decided to slash the main interest rate to near zero together with the purchase of $700 billion Treasury securities.

Mt. Gox Updates Creditors on Repayment Progress

Mt. Gox Updates Creditors on Repayment Progress

Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange has provided an update on its repayment progress for creditors. The company's rehabilitation trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, announced that the deadline for creditors to provide their repayment information has passed, and that repayments will be carried out until October 31, 2023, with the possibility of an extension. The repayment process is expected to take some time due to necessary preparations.

HK-based Spending App Offers Crypto Rebate for Customers

HK-based Spending App Offers Crypto Rebate for Customers

A local spending startup, Bloom pairs with cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin to offer token rebates and bring a gamified retail experience to their clients.

Venmo Lets Credit Cardholders to Convert Cash Back to Cryptocurrency

Venmo Lets Credit Cardholders to Convert Cash Back to Cryptocurrency

Venmo has expanded its crypto offering with a new feature that allows credit cardholders to automatically buy crypto assets using their cash back rewards.

Unchained Partners with Build Asset Management for Bitcoin-Backed Credit Fund

Unchained Partners with Build Asset Management for Bitcoin-Backed Credit Fund

Unchained, a bitcoin financial service provider, has partnered with Build Asset Management to invest in Unchained loans. The partnership aims to unlock the value of bitcoin for borrowers. Unchained's lending division has a 170% surge in Q1-2023, despite the 2022 crypto market contagion and bitcoin's 65% value drop.

Tachyum's Prodigy Processors: A Game-Changer for Blockchain in Banking and FinTech

Tachyum's Prodigy Processors: A Game-Changer for Blockchain in Banking and FinTech

Tachyum, a leading tech company, has recently published a paper titled "Credit Unions, Blockchain, CBDC, FinTech and Tachyum Prodigy", which highlights the potential of Prodigy to revolutionize transactional banking and significantly reduce the environmental and financial costs associated with blockchain's energy consumption.

3 Benefits You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Credit Cards

3 Benefits You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Credit Cards

A breaking story shows that MedeTrade crypto exchange has integrated Dash in its Visa cryptocurrency credit and debit card. Therefore, crypto users need to know about benefits associated with cryptocurrency visa card.

Marathon Digital Refinances $100m Credit Facility from Silvergate Bank

Marathon Digital Refinances $100m Credit Facility from Silvergate Bank

Marathon Digital secured another loan deal of $ 100 million to sustain its operations amid the crypto market rout.

US Credit Unions Gain Access to Partner with Crypto Assets Service Providers

US Credit Unions Gain Access to Partner with Crypto Assets Service Providers

The United States National Credit Union Administration granted domestic credit unions under the aegis of the Federally Insured Credit Unions the permission to enter into partnerships with third-party digital currency trading platforms.

Celsius Network Announces Court Approval of Reorganization Plan

Celsius Network Announces Court Approval of Reorganization Plan

Celsius Network has received court approval for its Plan of Reorganization, which aims to transform the company into a creditor-owned bitcoin mining firm, with over 95% creditor support, and aim for a 2024 Chapter 11 emergence.

Taiwan Moves to Ban the use of Credit Cards to Acquire Cryptocurrency

Taiwan Moves to Ban the use of Credit Cards to Acquire Cryptocurrency

Taiwan through its Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has moved to ban the use of credit cards in purchasing cryptocurrencies

Web2 and Web3 tools are merging as crypto-backed debit cards

Web2 and Web3 tools are merging as crypto-backed debit cards

The Bit2Me card supports eight cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, ADA, and SOL, with more anticipated later this year.

Blockchain: The Trust Alternative to the History of US National Credit?

Blockchain: The Trust Alternative to the History of US National Credit?

A conscientious look over the last few centuries would reveal that the brief history of the United States is riddled with national credit defaults. In all these instances, the people and the businesses relying on the fiscal value agreements they had made with the Central credit agency found their trust hopelessly misplaced. How can blockchain be leveraged to break the cycle of U.S. National Credit Default?

Visa Partners with Fold to Offer Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

Visa Partners with Fold to Offer Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

Visa, a prominent payment provider, has joined hands with Fold, a San Francisco-based Bitcoin cashback app, to offer a credit card that will enable consumers to gain Bitcoin rewards as compared to earning points. Through the strategic collaboration, users will have first-hand experience with the most-valuable cryptocurrency.

BlockFi Granted Extension to Submit Bankruptcy Exit Plan

BlockFi Granted Extension to Submit Bankruptcy Exit Plan

BlockFi, a cryptocurrency lender, has been granted a 48-day extension until May 15 to submit a bankruptcy exit plan. The company is exploring a potential sale of assets or an outside backer to support a restructuring deal. A committee of BlockFi customers argued to take control of the case, citing the lack of a workable business for reorganization and the potential sale of the platform. However, the bankruptcy judge granted a shorter extension than requested by BlockFi.

Solana (SOL) Validators Approve "Timely Vote Credits" Proposal to Accelerate Blockchain Transactions

Solana (SOL) Validators Approve "Timely Vote Credits" Proposal to Accelerate Blockchain Transactions

Solana validators have approved a proposal called "Timely Vote Credits" to reduce consensus vote latency and incentivize timely votes, potentially speeding up blockchain transactions, before implementing the mechanism.

Australia's National Blockchain Steering Committee Mobilizes Domestic Developer Community

Australia's National Blockchain Steering Committee Mobilizes Domestic Developer Community

The Australian National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee is seeking expressions of interest from its domestic blockchain community to create working groups on supply chain and credentialing.

FTX Announces Proposed Settlement and Amended Plan in Chapter 11 Cases

FTX Announces Proposed Settlement and Amended Plan in Chapter 11 Cases

FTX has announced a proposed settlement in their Chapter 11 cases, pending court approval. The settlement includes a "Shortfall Claim" for customers and an amended Plan of Reorganization. The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors supports the plan, expecting expedited cases and improved recoveries. Customers may receive over 90% of distributable value globally.

WeStreet Credit Union Opens Public Access to Cryptocurrency Trading Portal

WeStreet Credit Union Opens Public Access to Cryptocurrency Trading Portal

WeStreet Credit Union has introduced a Crypto Portal, offering a secure platform for buying, selling, and holding cryptocurrencies. Initially a members-only feature since August 2023, it opened to the public in October. Partnering with a Qualified Crypto Custodian, WeStreet provides a regulated, audited platform for cryptocurrency transactions, bridging the gap between traditional banking and the digital currency sphere.

Japan’s Digitalization Effort will have Mixed Credit Impact across Sectors, says Moody’s Report

Japan’s Digitalization Effort will have Mixed Credit Impact across Sectors, says Moody’s Report

Japan’s digitalization effort will have a mixed credit impact across sectors according to a new report by Moody’s investor services.

What is Trust?

What is Trust?

Trust and trusted third parties are key concepts in bitcoin. The key role of bitcoin is to reduce trust and trusted third parties.

TX Debtors Propose Amended Chapter 11 Plan: Cryptocurrency Claims Valued at Bankruptcy Date

TX Debtors Propose Amended Chapter 11 Plan: Cryptocurrency Claims Valued at Bankruptcy Date

FTX's debtors plan to value cryptocurrency claims based on their value at the time of the company's November 2022 bankruptcy, potentially impacting creditors due to market recovery.

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Wirex has become the first native cryptocurrency platform to be granted a principal membership license from credit giant Mastercard as part of their accelerated expansion into digital assets.

Students at Texas-based University Accorded with Blockchain-Powered GreenLight Credentials

Students at Texas-based University Accorded with Blockchain-Powered GreenLight Credentials

The University of North Texas (UNT) in Dallas has unveiled GreenLight Credentials, a blockchain-enabled academic records verification platform, for its students, giving them more control of their transcripts.

Hut 8 Secures Enhanced $65M Credit Line with Coinbase

Hut 8 Secures Enhanced $65M Credit Line with Coinbase

Hut 8 has amended its $65 million credit facility with Coinbase, demonstrating a significant shift in digital asset financing by using Bitcoin as collateral.

SEB and Credit Agricole launch digital bond platform on blockchain

SEB and Credit Agricole launch digital bond platform on blockchain

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) and Credit Agricole have launched a blockchain-based platform called "so|bond," which allows institutional clients to issue, trade and settle bonds digitally. The platform uses a validation protocol called "Proof of Climate awaReness," which minimizes its environmental footprint while incentivizing nodes to improve their environmental impact.

Nasdaq-listed Northern Trust Boosts Digital Carbon Credit with Blockchain

Nasdaq-listed Northern Trust Boosts Digital Carbon Credit with Blockchain

Nasdaq-listed Northern Trust has introduced a digital platform for institutional voluntary carbon credit transactions, utilizing private ledger digital blockchain technology. The platform aims to streamline and digitize the complex process between institutional buyers and project developers.

US authorities consider expanding credit line for banks

US authorities consider expanding credit line for banks

US authorities are considering expanding an emergency credit line for banks to provide First Republic Bank with a time buffer to address balance sheet concerns, according to Bloomberg sources. The bank is deemed stable enough to operate without immediate intervention.

7RCC Spearheads a Carbon-Neutral Bitcoin ETF for ESG-Focused Investing

7RCC Spearheads a Carbon-Neutral Bitcoin ETF for ESG-Focused Investing

7RCC has submitted a spot Bitcoin ETF with a composition of 80% Bitcoin and 20% carbon credit futures, providing a unique, carbon-neutral investment option in the crypto market.

Fiat Money

Fiat Money

What is fiat money; the history of fiat money and its influence on monetary policy and the global economy.

FTX Unveils Billions Repayment Plan to Compensate Creditors

FTX Unveils Billions Repayment Plan to Compensate Creditors

FTX has announced a repayment plan to repay creditors and compensate for time value of investments, but valuation concerns remain over its effectiveness.

Cred Claims Uphold Exchange Owes Millions

Cred Claims Uphold Exchange Owes Millions

Uphold denies owing $784 million to the liquidation trust of collapsed crypto investment platform Cred. Crypto lending provider Cred entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2020. Cred's liquidated trust filed an adversary lawsuit against Uupold and two associates in June. It stated that Uupld promoted CredEarn with Cred co-founders and owed $783.9 million.

Crypto Leaders Praise United States SEC Inclusive Accredited Investor Definition, Some Think Its Not Enough

Crypto Leaders Praise United States SEC Inclusive Accredited Investor Definition, Some Think Its Not Enough

Is the SEC's new accredited investor rule inclusive enough? Crypto industry leaders debate.

How Bitcoin will react to US Government Shutdown

How Bitcoin will react to US Government Shutdown

The impending US government shutdown threatens to delay the SEC's approval for a spot Bitcoin ETF, amongst other financial repercussions. The scenario also underscores the growing frequency of federal shutdowns and the persistent concerns of credit rating agencies over the US's fiscal policymaking, all of which could have broader implications for both traditional and crypto financial markets.

Islamic Development Bank to Create Blockchain Smart Credit Platform with Samsung's Blocko

Islamic Development Bank to Create Blockchain Smart Credit Platform with Samsung's Blocko

The Islamic Research and Training Institute partnered with Samsung backed Blocko to develop a functional Credit Management System for Saudi Arabia.

A New World of Money - Blockchain in Human History Series

A New World of Money - Blockchain in Human History Series

In this article we take a deep dive in money issuance standard to witness the evolution of money. The evolution of money issuance standard can be summarized in four phases.

Mt. Gox Creditors Given Extra Month to Register Claims, Distribution Deadline Delayed

Mt. Gox Creditors Given Extra Month to Register Claims, Distribution Deadline Delayed

The registration deadline for Mt. Gox creditors has been pushed back by another month, allowing creditors to file claims until April 6. The distribution of assets to creditors will now start from Oct. 31 instead of Sept. 30. Mt. Gox creditors have been waiting for years to get compensated for losses incurred because of the exchange hack in 2014. The extension in the deadline means that creditors will have another month to decide whether to take a lower amount now or wait another nine years to get the full amount.

Helio Lending Faced with Non-Conviction Bond Over False Australian Credit Licence Claims

Helio Lending Faced with Non-Conviction Bond Over False Australian Credit Licence Claims

Helio Lending faced a non-conviction bond for falsely claiming an Australian credit licence, as revealed by ASIC. The Melbourne-based crypto lender's misleading act underscores the need for transparency in the growing crypto sector.

Hut 8 Secures US$50 Million from Coinbase Credit to Enhance Financial Flexibility and Support Growth Initiatives

Hut 8 Secures US$50 Million from Coinbase Credit to Enhance Financial Flexibility and Support Growth Initiatives

Hut 8 Mining Corp., a prominent North American mining pioneer and high-performance computing infrastructure provider, has recently made a significant announcement. The company has secured a credit facility of US$50 million through a partnership with Coinbase Credit

Crypto Lender Vauld Granted 3-Month Protection from Singapore Court against Creditors

Crypto Lender Vauld Granted 3-Month Protection from Singapore Court against Creditors

Crypto lender Vauld has been facing hostile action from several creditors. The Singapore High Court has granted the distressed firm a three-month reprieve against its creditors.

Samsung Collaborates with Israel’s Credorax On Automated Blockchain Platform For Merchants

Samsung Collaborates with Israel’s Credorax On Automated Blockchain Platform For Merchants

Samsung SDS has signed an agreement with Israel’s fintech startup Credorax to build payment solutions to serve European merchants and banks.

Swiss regulators consider UBS takeover of Credit Suisse to prevent collapse

Swiss regulators consider UBS takeover of Credit Suisse to prevent collapse

Swiss regulators are reportedly considering emergency measures to accelerate the acquisition of Credit Suisse by UBS, Switzerland's largest bank. The Swiss National Bank and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority believe that the acquisition is the only way to prevent a collapse in confidence in Credit Suisse following a series of financial scandals.

Billion-Dollar Southland Credit Union Rolls out Bitcoin Trading Services

Billion-Dollar Southland Credit Union Rolls out Bitcoin Trading Services

Southland Credit Union, a $1 billion credit union serving more than 60,000 members in the U.S., has teamed up with NYDIG to offer Bitcoin (BTC) buying and selling services.

Binance Pay and Credencial Payments Join Forces to Enable Real-Time Crypto Payments in Latin America

Binance Pay and Credencial Payments Join Forces to Enable Real-Time Crypto Payments in Latin America

In a strategic alliance aiming to revolutionize the digital payment landscape, Binance Pay, the digital payment platform of the world's largest crypto exchange, Binance, has partnered with Latin American (LATAM) company Credencial Payments.

Mastercard Launches Web3 Crypto Solution

Mastercard Launches Web3 Crypto Solution

Mastercard has launched a Web3 solution called the "Mastercard Crypto Credential" aimed at improving user verification standards in the digital asset space. The solution offers users a unique identifier, helping them to verify that an address has been vetted by Mastercard and operating in compliance with the firm's standards. Partnerships with crypto wallet providers and blockchains were also announced.

Fireblocks Strengthens Support for Banking & Financial Institutions

Fireblocks Strengthens Support for Banking & Financial Institutions

Fireblocks, a leading enterprise platform for managing digital asset operations and fostering blockchain-based innovations, has announced the expansion of its secure MPC-CMP wallet and key management technology.

Litecoin And Atari Bring the Highly Anticipated Atari Token to The Market

Litecoin And Atari Bring the Highly Anticipated Atari Token to The Market

US videogame producer Atari has partnered with Litecoin to facilitate cryptocurrency usage and payments across its gaming ecosystem.

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