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Russia to Treat Crypto as a Taxable Property - CoinDesk
Russia changed its draft bill regulating crypto and digital assets. You won’t go to jail for facilitating crypto deals in the country – at least, not just yet.
Japan’s COVID-19 Stimulus Payments Didn’t Flow Into Crypto
COVID-19 relief money does not seem to have been spent by many Japanese on cryptocurrencies
A Top Pentagon Investigative Unit Wants To Spy On Worldwide Bitcoin And Crypto Transactions
A top Pentagon investigative unit, the Army Contracting Command, has said it wants to hire a crypto analytics service to “quickly detect criminal and suspicious cryptocurrency transactions”...
Ukraine to Use Crystal Blockchain Software to Trace Crypto - CoinDesk
Government officials hope the partnership will fast-track the maturation of Ukrainian crypto markets.
Visa, Mastercard And PayPal Are Changing Their Tune On Bitcoin And Crypto
With the likes of social media giant Facebook and Wall Street stalwarts including JPMorgan embracing cryptocurrencies, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal are gearing up to drive the next wave of bitcoin and crypto development and adoption...
Swipe Visa Card Adds Crypto Travel Booking Site’s AVA Token’s native token AVA will now be added to the Swipe wallet service and Visa card platform — making it spendable at 60 million merchants worldwide
Ethereum 2.0: How It Works and Why It Matters - CoinDesk
A new 22-page report from CoinDesk Research explains the technology behind Ethereum’s upcoming overhaul – and the potential market impact of Eth 2.0.
Crypto Is Next Step in Currency Evolution but Must Adapt to Succeed
What are the main reasons why mainstream cryptocurrency adoption has not yet begun? And why does it remain so complicated?
New Data Debunks Reports of Turkey as Leader in Crypto Adoption
A new survey shows that Turks may not be trading and using cryptocurrencies as much as previous reports have indicated
Banks Won’t Rush to Hold Crypto – But OCC’s Regulatory Approval Makes It Harder to Ignore - CoinDesk
Regulatory approval doesn’t mean banks are about to begin providing crypto custody, but it is accelerating a conversation about financial institutions safeguarding bitcoin.
Crypto Usage and Trading Surging in Africa, Exchange CEO Says
The popularity of crypto is on the rise in Africa, according to the CEO of one of the continent’s up and coming exchanges