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Venmo's Censorship of Gaza Payments Makes Case for Neutral Platforms
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the Gaza conflict, platforms like Venmo shouldn't decide who gets paid or not. We need open systems like Bitcoin.
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Israel’s Central Bank Considers Issuing a Digital Shekel
The central bank is to focus more effort on CBDCs as a potential benefit to payments and the digital economy.
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Israeli Pension Giant Put $100M Into Grayscale Bitcoin Trust: Report
Altshuler Shaham made the investment in GBTC in the second half of last year, when bitcoin was trading at around $21,000.
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Payments Firm Simplex Becomes Visa Principal Member
Israel-based global fiat payment processor Simplex announced Tuesday it has become a principal member of the Visa network.
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How Israeli VCs Are Doubling Down on DeFi Startups
The three co-founders of Collider Ventures agree Israel’s vibrant crypto industry waned, yet didn’t fizzle, throughout 2020.
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Unsuccessful Telecom Hack Targeted Israeli Crypto CEOs
Mossad and Shin Bet are have been made aware of an early September hack that hit 20 cryptocurrency executives.
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Israeli Draft Bill Would Nix Hefty Capital Gains Taxes on Bitcoin
The draft bill would define bitcoin and other cryptos as "currency" instead of an "asset" for tax purposes.
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Digital Intelligence Firm Cellebrite Launches Crypto Tracing Tool Powered by CipherTrace
Israel-based digital forensics firm Cellebrite announced the launch of its cryptocurrency and blockchain tracing tool on Tuesday.
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Israel's Stock Exchange Says It Is Launching a Blockchain Platform for Securities Lending
The new blockchain platform can facilitate peer-to-peer trading and allow the securities lending market to reach its full potential, the exchange said.
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Israeli Firm Develops Tech Allowing Crypto Users to Retrieve Funds Sent in Error
Israeli blockchain startup Kirobo says it solved the problem of funds being lost through errors in irreversible crypto transactions.
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