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Dex Aggregator 1inch to Utilize Ethereum Scaling Solution Optimism – Technology Bitcoin News

On August 17, the decentralized exchange (dex) aggregator 1inch announced the platform will leverage the Layer 2 solution called optimistic rollups provided by the project Optimism. The collaboration with Optimism aims to “substantially increase transaction speeds and lower gas fees for 1inch users.” 1inch to Use the L2 Solution Optimistic Rollups via Optimism Gateway Ever […]

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Putin Orders Russian Government to Prepare to Check Officials With Crypto Assets – Regulation Bitcoin News

President Vladimir Putin has tasked several ministries and the central bank to prepare to verify information provided by government employees about their digital asset holdings. The order comes as part of a new plan to combat corruption which was recently approved by the Russian leader. Authorities to Inspect Crypto Disclosures Filed by Russian Officials as […]

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Founder of the Bitcoin Mixer Helix Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charges – Bitcoin News

Larry Dean Harmon, founder and operator of the bitcoin mixing service Helix has pleaded guilty on Wednesday to money laundering charges. Harmon’s guilty plea follows the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen) fining Harmon $60 million last year. Helix Operator Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Conspiracy Charges According to several reports and a court-issued […]

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Government Watchdog Investigates Conflicts of Interest Involving SEC Officials, Crypto, XRP, Ripple Lawsuit – Regulation Bitcoin News

Government watchdog Empower Oversight has requested internal documents from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on cryptocurrency that potentially show conflicts of interest at the commission involving former high-level officials. This affects the commission’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs and its executives. SEC’s Conflicts of Interest Involving Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, Ripple Empower Oversight Whistleblowers & […]

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Major Dutch Football Club PSV Hodls Bitcoin — Sponsorship to Be Paid Entirely in BTC – Featured Bitcoin News

Major Dutch football club PSV has signed a partnership deal with a crypto exchange and its sponsorship will be paid entirely in bitcoin. “PSV is the first club in the EU to receive the sponsorship amount in crypto,” said the football club. PSV Professional Football Club Will ‘Hodl’ Bitcoin Major Dutch football club PSV, also […]

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Ukraine’s Digital Ministry Plans to Pay Employees With Digital Hryvnia in Pilot Project – Bitcoin News

Employees of Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation may become the first in the country to get their salaries in digital currency. The National Bank of Ukraine is developing an electronic version of the Ukrainian hryvnia and the ministry is considering the option of using the state-issued coin for remuneration. Government Employees to Be Paid With […]

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Bitpanda Raises $263 Million in Series C Finance Round, Firm Aims to ‘Double Down on Technology’ – Finance Bitcoin News

Vienna-based crypto platform Bitpanda has announced the firm has secured $263 million in a Series C funding round. The financing was led by Valar Ventures and Leadblock Partners, Jump Capital, Alan Howard, and Redo Ventures joined the investment round. The latest financing gives Bitpanda an overall valuation of $4.1 billion. Crypto Unicorn Bitpanda Is Now […]

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Venezuelan Authorities Reconnect Affected Bitcoin Miners to Power Grid – Mining Bitcoin News

Venezuelan authorities have reconnected affected bitcoin miners to the power grid in Carabobo state, after having been disconnected for undisclosed causes. Sunacrip, the cryptocurrency watchdog in the country, mediated between the regional power utility authorities and the affected miners, and managed to exert pressure to reconnect these miners, who were disconnected last week. Venezuelan […]

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Kenyans Cautioned Against Investing in BTC Company Promising Returns of 400% in Six Hours – Regulation Bitcoin News

A Kenyan regulator, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), has cautioned investors and Kenyan citizens against investing with Fxbitinvest, a bitcoin trading company. The warning was issued after the regulator noted Fxbitinvest’s use of exaggerated return-on-investment promises to lure unsuspecting Kenyans. Unrealistic Promises According to a CMA statement issued on August 12, Fxbitinvest is offering prospective […]