Crypto change CrossTower enters India despite uncertainty

In a significant development U.S.-headquartered digital currency exchange CrossTower has set up a local unit in India and has launched a trading platform to increase its traction in the burgeoning domestic crypto market. The development comes at a time when the fate of cryptocurrency is still unclear in India. CrossTower India has hired 35 people…

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El Salvador makes bitcoin legal tender from Sept 27, 2021

In a development that sees Bitcoin gaining increasing traction in the financial world, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced during a national address that the country has passed a bill making bitcoin legal tender with effect from September 7 2021; use of the cryptocurrency will be optional. The country’s Congress has already approved Bukele’s proposal…

Tesla will accept bitcoins when miners use more renewable energy sources: Elon Musk

In a tweet, Elon Musk, Tesla Inc’s CEO said, the electric carmarker will accept bitcoin transactions when miners who verify transactions use more renewable energy. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” said Musk in a tweet. Following Musk’s tweet, the…

Many cryptocurrency firms in UK in non-compliance with anti-money laundering, financial rules: Financial Conduct Authority

The large majority of cryptocurrency firms are not meeting Britain’s anti-money laundering and financing rules, said the country’s financial watchdog warning that an unprecedented number of them have withdrawn applications to register with it. In a statement, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, it would extend the date of its temporary registrations regime from July…

China bans financial institutions from cryptocurrency related transactions

In a development that marks China’s latest attempt to clamp down on speculative trading of cryptocurrency, Beijing has banned financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions, warning investors against speculative crypto trading. Under the ban, institutions including banks and online payments channels are disallowed to offer clients any services involving…