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Iran Moves to Restrict Crypto Exchanges Under ‘Currency Smuggling’ Laws - CoinDesk
Legislation proposed this week would make it increasingly difficult, and risky, for cryptocurrency exchanges to sell bitcoin in Iran.
‘The Tables Have Turned’ Binance Exec Says of JPMorgan’s Support for Crypto Firms
Catherine Coley, CEO of Binance.US, says that traditional finance now recognizes that crypto involves “real assets and real customers with real business models”
Trump’s Fed Nominee Advocates a Gold-Backed Currency, Even a Crypto One
Judy Shelton, President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve board of governors, has advocated for getting back to a gold standard, possible “in a very cryptocurrency way.”
Genesis Trading Buys Crypto Custodian Vo1t in Bid to Become Prime Broker - CoinDesk
Digital currency trader and lender Genesis Global Trading is moving toward full-service prime brokerage with the acquisition of crypto custodian Vo1t.
Brazil Regulator Votes to Continue Probe Into Banks’ Rejection of Crypto Firms - CoinDesk
The Brazilian antitrust watchdog CADE is about to decide the fate of a two-year investigation into big banks’ refusal to serve local crypto brokers.
Albania Approves Europe’s Most Comprehensive Crypto Law Yet
Albania passes new comprehensive law written by the Minister of Finance and Economy to regulate crypto activities
Cardano is Working on a Microchip That Would Give Crypto a Cash-like Experience
Cardano is working on a crypto-native microchip that would enable crypto transitions without the internet access, potentially delivering fiat-like experience to the hundreds of millions around the world
Russia Considering Draconian Rules for Illegal Crypto Operations - CoinDesk
Harsh new rules for using and issuing digital assets without a license might soon become law in Russia.
Goldman Sachs to Host Conference Call on Crisis, Crypto, and Inflation
Goldman Sachs will soon host a conference call discussing the impacts of the current economic crisis on Bitcoin, gold, and inflation