Bitbond Plans to Raise $3.9 Million in Germany’s ‘First’ Regulated STO

Blockchain-based lending platform Bitbond is launching a security token offering (STO) that it says is the first to be approved by a regulator in Germany. Through the sale, the firm aims to raise €3.5 million ($3.9 million), allowing it to continue providing loans to small businesses, Germany-based Bitbond announced Tuesday. The STO is open until July…

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New York Supreme Court Grants Bitfinex’s Motion to Modify Injunction

Justice Joel Cohen of the New York Supreme Court has granted the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange’s motion to modify an injunction from the New York Attorney General (NYAG), Bitfinex announced on May 16. Per the announcement, the court order will allow Bitfinex and affiliated stablecoin operator Tether to continue their normal business. It also states that…

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TrueUSD Stablecoin Holders Can Get ‘Up to 8%’ Interest Via CredEarn

Holders of the dollar-pegged stablecoin TrueUSD can now leverage their funds to generate returns under a new partnership between the token’s developer TrustToken and crypto lender Cred. The deal will enable TUSD holders take part in the CredEarn program, which pays back interest for loans of digital assets to Cred’s platform. Within the U.S., TUSD holders in…

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Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

News On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top…

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Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Backs $4 million Raise for Crypto-Lender BlockFi

BlockFi, a startup that offers U.S. dollar loans against crypto collateral, has raised $4 million in its latest round this year. The New York-based firm announced Wednesday that the funds have been raised in convertible debt investments in a round led by Akuna Capital, with participation from Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Ventures, Anthony Pompliano’s Morgan…

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P2P Cryptocurrency Lending Grows Increasingly Popular in China

Economics China is reportedly witnessing a surge in peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency lending amid the country’s recent liquidity crunch and the virtual currency markets’ bear season. Despite regulatory uncertainty, entrepreneurs are reportedly eying opportunities in the nascent industry. Also Read: Theories Abound After BTC Leaps While Bitmex is Down Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Lending Gains Popularity in China During…

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The Daily: Swiss Vote on “Sovereign Money”, Russian Banker Against Crypto Ban

The Daily Swiss voters will decide this Sunday whether to turn back on fractional-reserve banking and support a “sovereign money” concept for the nation’s finances. Proponents of the initiative prescribe deeper centralization to remedy the shortcomings of the traditional financial system – a vision quite different from the decentralization that came with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin,…

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