SEC Denies Freedom of Information Act Request Concerning Tether Documents

On September 24, the staff writer for The New Republic, Jacob Silverman, tweeted about a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request he filed that was ultimately denied. On the social media platform, Silverman wrote that he got Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) responses to his FOIA requests and said the responses were “withheld because of possible law enforcement investigation.” Jacob Silverman Sought ‘Access to All Documents, Emails, Memos, and Reports Related to Tether’ There’s a ton of stablecoins these days and today, all the stablecoins in existence are valued at…

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Suex Founder Loses Top Job Over US Sanctions, Major Exchange, Payment Provider Implicated

The scandal around sanctioned crypto broker Suex is growing in Russia where one of the co-founders of the OTC platform has been dismissed from his executive post at a bank. Meanwhile, an anti-drug organization has referred the case to the interior ministry and the central bank, asking authorities to investigate Suex’s connections with financial companies and a darknet market operating in the region. Co-Founder of Suex Fired by MTS Bank, Another Quits Job at Chatex Russian entrepreneur and financial executive Vasily Zhabykin, one of the founders of troubled crypto broker…

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UNI, SUSHI, MKR, Defi Tokens See 24 Hour Double-Digit Gains, Defi TVL Jumps 6% in 2 Weeks

While a number of popular crypto-assets like bitcoin have been consolidating, decentralized finance (defi) tokens have captured significant gains during the last 24 hours. A few defi crypto assets have seen double-digit gains and the leader of the pack is Uniswap which has jumped 20.9% in the last 24 hours. Uniswap’s Defi Token Leads the Percentage Gains on Sunday Decentralized finance (defi) tokens are making waves during Sunday’s crypto trading sessions, as a dozen defi tokens have seen better gains than most of today’s well known digital assets. While bitcoin…

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The NFTs Revolution: LuxFi Is Launching Asset-Backed NFT Marketplace for Luxury Assets

Buying a Rolex watch or a Chanel bag with Bitcoins? It becomes possible with LuxFi. With the vision to bridge the gap between real-world luxury assets and digital assets (NFTs), LuxFi has announced the planned launch of its NFT marketplace. The introduction of LuxFi’s marketplace allows everyone to buy, sell and invest in luxury assets through NFTs, with the possibility of using cryptocurrency and traditional payment methods. The phygital world of luxury evolved into an integral part of human experience. With the recent worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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Fantom Launches NFT Marketplace Artion – Platform Aims to ‘Unburden Creators of High Fees’

On September 24, 2021, the Fantom Foundation announced the launch of a new non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace that aims to compete with the myriad of NFT markets out there today. The market dubbed Artion is an NFT marketplace built on the Fantom network and claims to bolster “0% commissions, with the near-zero transaction costs.” Fantom Reveals Beta Version of the NFT Marketplace Artion A new NFT marketplace has been announced by the Fantom Foundation following the billions of dollars worth of NFT sales stemming from veteran NFT markets that leverage…

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Abkhazia Seizes 6,000 Mining Devices but Fails to Disrupt Crypto Mining

Authorities in Abkhazia have confiscated thousands of mining machines, closing down all large crypto farms, yet they have admittedly failed to put an end to illegal mining operations. The breakaway republic of Georgia has been struggling with power shortages blamed on underground miners. 30,000 Rigs Remain in the Hands of Miners, Government Says In recent years, a growing number of people in Abkhazia, a partially-recognized de facto state in the South Caucasus, have turned to cryptocurrency mining as an alternative income source. However, the government of the Russia-backed republic has…

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Introducing MetaWars: A Strategic Blockchain-Based Game in the Metaverse

MetaWars is a highly immersive multiplayer strategy game. With an infinite universe that is established in a digital metaverse, players can use a wide variety of NFTs to determine the journey they take in-game. MetaWars allows players all around the world to earn through gameplay, “adopting blockchain into the thriving gaming industry”. The Booming Game Industry The global gaming industry market size is flourishing with a staggering 48% on mobile game returns in 2020. With the rising popularity of the gaming industry, investors are searching for blockchain-based games to play-to-earn…

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London College Student Robbed at Knifepoint by 8 Thugs for $93K in Bitcoin

Recently a student from the University of Kent in London was robbed at knifepoint for his bitcoin. After eight thugs stormed his dorm room and demanded that he reveal his crypto credentials and passwords, the student was forced to leave the campus and he moved back home. Freshmen College Student Loses Bitcoin in an On-Campus Mugging A recent report shows that a college student who started the year as a freshman was robbed at the University of Kent, a school located in the historic city of Canterbury. The student’s mother…

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Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers: Cryptocurrency Will ‘Do Better Regulated’

Former U.S. treasury secretary and chief economist at the World Bank, Larry Summers, says cryptocurrency will do better regulated in a sound way instead of being treated as a libertarian paradise. Larry Summers Sees Crypto Benefiting From Strong Regulation Lawrence Summers, who served as the Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration and director of the White House National Economic Council in the Obama administration, talked about cryptocurrency regulation during an interview with Bloomberg Friday. A former chief economist at the World Bank, Summers is currently Harvard University’s President…

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Indonesia Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Like China, Minister Says as Crypto Trade Soars

Authorities in Indonesia do not intend to follow China’s example of imposing an outright ban on cryptocurrencies, a government official said, noting the country will limit itself to ensuring they are not used in illegal activities. The statement comes after local crypto exchanges registered a serious increase in turnover this year. Indonesia to Tighten Regulations Without Prohibiting Crypto Transactions The Indonesian government will not follow in the footsteps of China, which has confirmed a ban on all cryptocurrency transactions, the country’s Minister of Trade Muhammad Luthfi emphasized in comments to…

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