Central Bank of Turkey Expands Research, Prepares to Test Digital Lira on New Platform

The Turkish central bank has established a new platform together with technology stakeholders to further the development of a digitalized version of the national fiat currency. The new collaboration will allow Turkey to focus on expanding research and conducting tests of the prospective digital lira. Turkey Sets Up Digital Lira Continue Reading

Africa Has Some of the ‘Highest Grassroots Adoptions in the World’ — Chainalysis Crypto Preview

While Africa is seen as one of the smallest cryptocurrency markets, according to a preview of Chainalysis’ Geography of Cryptocurrency annual report, this region has “some of the highest grassroots adoptions in the world.” African Volumes Mainly Composed of Retail Transfers The crypto adoption observation for Africa is corroborated by Continue Reading

China’s Hebei Province Begins Crackdown on Crypto Mining and Trading, Reports Reveal

Authorities in the Chinese province of Hebei have reportedly launched a campaign against cryptocurrency mining and trading. According to a quoted announcement by the region’s cyberspace administration, a number of government agencies are working together to prevent the use of the region’s computing power in the crypto activities which the Continue Reading

Canada’s ‘Mad Max’ Supports Bitcoin — Says ‘I Hate How Central Banks Are Destroying Our Money and Economy’

Maxime Bernier, a former cabinet minister nicknamed “Mad Max” and the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), says he supports bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. “I hate how central banks are destroying our money and economy … cryptos are another new and innovative way to counter this that should be Continue Reading

US Senator Warren Presses SEC to Address Crypto Exchange Outages, High Transaction Fees, Financial Inclusion

At the U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren called on the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, to increase oversight of cryptocurrency. She brought up several problems she associates with cryptocurrency that could hurt small investors. Senator Elizabeth Warren Says ‘There’s a Whole Continue Reading

Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Warns Regulators Will Kill Bitcoin If the Crypto Becomes ‘Really Successful’

Ray Dalio, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, believes that if bitcoin is “really successful,” the regulators will “kill it,” reiterating his previous concerns of governments banning cryptocurrencies. Nonetheless, he sees bitcoin as a good alternative to cash and owns some. Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ray Continue Reading

Solana Restarts Mainnet, SOL Users Complain, Dev Says Network Stall Not Similar to ETH in 2016

The blockchain network Solana had issues processing blocks on September 14 and according to a status report on September 15 at 2:01 a.m. (EST), the Solana validator community “successfully completed a restart of Mainnet Beta.” Solana Validators Restart Mainnet Beta Solana is now a member of the club of blockchains Continue Reading

Sovryn Lists on AscendEX

PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX is thrilled to announce the listing of the Sovryn token (SOV) under the trading pair USDT/SOV on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. UTC. Sovryn is a Bitcoin-based decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol launched in early 2020. The Sovryn platform provides the tools to trade, lend, and leverage Bitcoin Continue Reading