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Popular Election-Betting Site PredictIt Throttled by US Regulator

Election betting platform PredictIt has to shut down for U.S. users by February, according to a Commodity Futures Trading Commission decision that says the operators haven’t complied with the agency’s requirements for running the popular site.

Aug 5, 2022
CDCROP: Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss (L-R) creators of crypto exchange Gemini Trust Co. on stage at the Bitcoin 2021 Convention (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crypto Becomes Next Financial Sector Under US Lawmakers’ Diversity Lens

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, has asked 20 of the largest cryptocurrency firms doing business in the U.S. to explain their hiring practices as the panel adds the digital assets industry to the financial sectors it’s questioned about employment diversity.

Aug 5, 2022
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Almost 7% of People in Spain Have Invested in Crypto, Regulator Says

Spain's securities-market authority, CNMV, is worried about poor appreciation of the risks even after introducing new ad warnings earlier this year.

Aug 5, 2022

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Can You Really Build a ‘Crypto Empire’ in the Empire State?

Can you really build a crypto empire in New York? New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants to lure crypto companies to the Big Apple – but there are a host of obstacles in his way.

May 10, 2022
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UK Crypto Industry Hopes for More Clarity From Planned Stablecoin Rules

A new regulatory package for crypto could clear up some gray areas for digital asset companies around which regulations they should comply with.

Apr 19, 2022
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The UK Wants to Regulate Crypto: Here's What That Could Look Like

The United Kingdom is set to create a broad regulatory framework detailing how cryptocurrency businesses can set up shop and operate in the country.

Mar 31, 2022
Bitcoin mining can soak up renewable energy that is hard to transmit or consume locally, giving a leg up to energy producers. (Yunha Lee/CoinDesk)
Can Crypto Miners Make the World Greener?

As they decarbonize, crypto companies might help push energy producers to build more renewable power sources.

Mar 26, 2022

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