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The Bank of Japan (BOJ) will start experiments on a central bank digital currency (CBDC) this spring, according to central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda. Reuters reported today that Kuroda said the bank must "prepare thoroughly" to issue a CBDC. That includes experimenting with how it would operate ...
Visa CEO Al Kelly dug into the credit card company’s crypto-focused strategy in a podcast appearance this week. Kelly’s comments to Fortune’s Leadership Next covered the bulk of what Visa aims to accomplish via a multi-pronged strategy that covers bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as well as fiat-b...
A recent token deal between crypto firms Alameda Research and Reef Finance quickly turned into an ugly — and public — fight on Monday. Both parties started slinging mud at each other, alleging that the other party was in the wrong. It all started with Alameda Research buying, or "investing," $20 mil...
Luxury auction house Sotheby's has announced its first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) sale. The auction which will feature work by PAK, an anonymous digital artist.  The NFT will be on sale starting next month. The exact date of the auction has not been announced yet.  In an interview with CNBC's Squ...
Banking giant JPMorgan is reportedly looking to work with a crypto clearinghouse to add liquidity to the market. Forbes reported the news on Monday, citing a "senior JPMorgan executive," who spoke with the publication "on background." The executive said, "we will fundamentally need a crypto clearing...
London-based investment platform eToro is set to merge with a blank check company after years of speculation about the fintech firm going public.  The company is merging with FinTech Acquisition Corp. V, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). Fintech Acquisition Corp. V is led by Betsy Z. Coh...
Six months on from closing a $52 million Series A, Vienna-based neo-broker Bitpanda has banked another $170 million in a Series B raise that values the startup at $1.2 billion. Peter Thiel’s investment firm Valar Ventures led both rounds, with partners from late-stage investor DST Global also partic...
BitMEX co-founder Ben Delo surrendered to U.S. authorities on Monday and was subsequently released on a $20 million bail. Delo traveled to New York from the U.K. and was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave during a remote proceeding on Monday, according to court documents seen by Th...
After raising $50 million at a valuation near $700 million, crypto brokerage and trading startup FalconX is preparing to expand its customer base of deep-pocketed hedge funds. According to chief executive Raghu Yarlagadda, who previously worked as a lead product manager for Google, the fresh capital...
Signal, the startup behind the cross-platform encrypted messaging app, is now accepting donations in cryptocurrency. "As a nonprofit organization, we depend on your support. If you've been patiently waiting for Signal to accept cryptocurrency donations, you no longer need to hodl back your generosit...

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