Spanish banking giant BBVA's swiss entity, BBVA Switzerland, has started offering bitcoin trading and custody services. Announcing the news on Friday, BBVA Switzerland said the services will be available to all of its private banking clients from Monday, June 21. The launch comes six months after th...
Sichuan, a major Chinese bitcoin mining hub, due to its abundant hydroelectricity, is the latest province that has issued an order to shut down local bitcoin miners. The Sichuan Energy Bureau and the Sichuan Development and Reformation Commission jointly issued a document on Friday to their subordin...
Crypto asset manager Grayscale announced Thursday that it is exploring 13 more investment products, including ones tied to Solana (SOL) and Polygon (formerly Matic Network) (MATIC) tokens. The other 11 products under consideration are tied to these tokens: 1inch (1INCH), Bancor (BNT), Curve (CRV), I...
More than 3,000 automated teller machines (ATM) in Beijing have now been enabled with a feature that can convert China's digital yuan, also known as the e-CNY, into cash, and vice versa.  According to a Xinhua news agency report on Friday, the Beijing branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of ...
What is HYVE? HYVE, a DeFi centric autonomous ecosystem, is presenting one of the core features of the HYVE Ecosystem itself. This will help the Ecosystem develop and thrive by offering projects various tools to make their life easier when deciding to build on HYVE. HYVE is a platform, but...
Last month, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor teased that he had convened a meeting of North American bitcoin miners to promote renewable energy and transparency. Now, the so-called "Bitcoin Mining Council" (BMC) has held its first meeting, open to the public through Twitter Spaces.   Information abo...
The growth of the Bitcoin Lightning network — which promises to help Bitcoin become a more efficient payment network — has picked up the pace this year. It’s also getting easier to use. On June 14, the amount of bitcoin in the Lightning network broke 1,500 bitcoin, worth more than $60 million. And t...
A new collaboration between peer-to-peer payments company Circle and offline maps application Maps.me will enable users to make instant international and in-app payments using Circle's dollar-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The Maps.me mobile app provides offline maps using OpenStreetMap data. T...
Tom Mutton, the director of fintech at the Bank of England, spoke on the outlook for central bank digital currencies at FStech's "Future of Fintech" conference on June 17. Specifically, Mutton addressed responses to the BoE's discussion paper on CBDCs, as well as the outlook for the technology. On o...
British crypto analytics startup CryptoCompare has secured a strategic investment from MV Index Solutions (MVIS), a subsidiary of New York-based asset manager VanEck. The details of the investment were not disclosed, but a person familiar with the matter said it gives MVIS “a significant stake” in C...

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