Ukraine’s Public Radio Launches Podcast With an Episode on Bitcoin

In an attempt to expand and diversify its audience, the public radio of Ukraine has recently entered the world of podcasts. Listeners have been invited to choose among a variety of topics and genres. A podcast devoted to personal finance management and financial literacy kicks off with an episode about Bitcoin. New Radio Programs to Attract Listeners by Discussing Anything, From Crimea to Crypto The National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (NSTU) has launched several podcasts to better promote the programs of its radio stations, Ukrainian Radio, Radio Kultura, and…

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Privacy-Centric Coins See Fresh Gains, Monero Captures All-Time Price High

On May 7, the privacy-centric crypto asset monero captured an all-time high at $515 per unit, as demand for confidential transactions has increased in recent times. Monero has gained more than 190% during the last three months, while a number of other privacy coins like zcash, verge, horizen, and grin have seen significant gains as well. Monero XMR Taps a New ATH Before Most Privacy Coins While cryptocurrencies have been growing wildly in value, the climate of regulation has stepped up a great deal. Governments and blockchain surveillance firms worldwide…

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Bitcoin Mining Operation Bitfarms to be Listed on Nasdaq Following DTC Eligibility 

The Toronto-based Bitcoin mining operation Bitfarms announced the company has been approved for a common stock listing on Nasdaq Global Market tier. The company is already listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the firm’s Nasdaq listing will be listed under the ticker symbol “BITF.” Bitcoin Mining Operation Bitfarms to be Listed on Nasdaq Global Market Tier Bitfarms has announced that it will be a publicly-traded Bitcoin miner listed on Nasdaq Global Market tier. The tier platform by Nasdaq is reserved for companies who have sustainable finances and pass…

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South African Regulator Apologizes to Crypto Firm After Issuing Then Withdrawing a Warning in Less Than 24 Hours

South Africa’s Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has apologized to a Cape Town-based crypto start, Ovex, less than 24 hours after warning that the firm was operating outside the law. Ovex Does Not Require Licence From FSCA In its May 7 retraction, the financial watchdog said the findings of an investigation into Ovex, which specializes in crypto arbitrage services, suggest that the firm is operating outside the FSCA’s purview. The statement says: Based on the information provided by Ovex we are satisfied that Ovex does not currently require a licence…

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Citi Sees ‘Very Rapid’ Accumulation of Interest in Bitcoin — Contemplates Launching Crypto Services

Citigroup is reportedly seeing a “very rapid” accumulation of interest in bitcoin across a broad spectrum of clients, including large asset managers. The bank is now considering launching its own crypto services as a growing number of banks are offering bitcoin-related services to their clients, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Citigroup is reported considering launching cryptocurrency services after seeing a surge in interest from clients, the Financial Times reported Friday. While no decision has been made regarding its crypto services, the publication reported that “trading, custody, and financing are…

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Goldman Sachs Formally Establishes Cryptocurrency Trading Team

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has officially formed a cryptocurrency trading team, according to the firm’s internal memo. Goldman Sachs says it is working to broaden its market presence in the crypto space and is currently selectively onboarding new liquidity providers to help expand its crypto service. Goldman Sachs Now Has Dedicated Cryptocurrency Trading Team Goldman Sachs has officially set up a cryptocurrency trading team, according to the bank’s internal memo seen by CNBC Friday. The publication described that this memo was the first time the New York-based investment bank officially…

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Iran Warns Crypto Investors Amid Ban on Bitcoin Mined Outside Its Borders

The Central Bank of Iran has issued a warning against unrestrained crypto trading and reminded investors that only cryptocurrencies minted by licensed miners in the Islamic Republic can be used under limited circumstances. Traders will bear full responsibility for the risks, the bank cautioned, although spending crypto on imports through approved banks and exchanges remains legal. Central Bank of Iran Speaks Against Crypto Investments Despite Plunging Stock Market The popularity of cryptocurrencies among Iranians has grown significantly with the rising prices of the decentralized assets in recent months, Fars News…

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SplytCore Listing on AscendEX

PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX, formerly BitMax, an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing of the SplytCore Token (SHOPX) under the pair USDT/SHOPX on May 6 at 1:00 p.m. UTC. SplytCore is a utility NFT for eCommerce, created in 2017. They conceptualized the NFT idea before the NFT community formally adopted the ERC-721 standard. SplytCore presents a model for a decentralized eCommerce ecosystem regulated by internal mechanisms of the system and governed by consensus. SplytCore stands apart from the competition by building…

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Asian Auction House Phillips Will Accept Crypto at Auction for a Physical Piece of Banksy Art

The well-known Phillips Auction House has announced the company plans to accept cryptocurrency for the first time in a physical art auction set for June 7-8. Phillips will be auctioning a world-famous piece of artwork called the “Laugh Now Panel” created by the anonymous street artist Banksy. ‘Laugh Now’- Phillips to Accept Cryptocurrency at a Banksy Auction in June Whether Banksy likes it or not, his artwork has been tied to blockchain technology and sold for crypto assets in recent times. Additionally, the infamous street artist’s work was even burned…

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Dogecoin Market Cap Nears $100B, Critics Blast ‘Joke Coin,’ Community Abuzz With Rumors of DOGE Whales

The infamous meme-based cryptocurrency dogecoin is on the move again just before the upcoming Saturday Night Live episode featuring Elon Musk. While dogecoin is up 81% today a lot of cryptocurrency veterans have been warning newbies about the digital currency that was meant to be a joke. Meanwhile, others believe that dogecoin has a lot of potential, and could be a long-standing competitor in the world of crypto assets. Dogecoin Markets See a Pre-SNL Rise The cryptocurrency that literally began as a joke, dogecoin (DOGE) is nearing a $100 billion…

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