Category: Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Miner Marathon Agrees to Deal That Cuts Electricity Costs by 38% With US Power Company

Nasdaq-listed Marathon Patent Group has agreed to a joint venture deal with U.S. independent power producer Beowulf Energy to deliver cheap electricity for its bitcoin mining operations in the country’s north. In a statement on Tuesday, Marathon said that it will co-locate a bitcoin mining facility within Beowulf’s Big Horn Data Hub at its 105-megawatt
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Crypto Exchange Binance Blacklisted by Russia’s Telecom Censorship Agency

Russia’s telecom regulator Roskomnadzor has added Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, to the list of blacklisted websites in the country. The exchange was blacklisted on June 2, 2020, but Binance became aware of this only on September 24th, after receiving communication from Roskomnadzor. In an announcement on its Russian Telegram channel, Binance said it
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UK Digital Bank Ziglu Launches P2P Payments for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

London-based challenger bank Ziglu said Monday that it has been licensed as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority. After receiving the permit, the fintech start-up immediately launched peer-to-peer (P2P) payments for both crypto and fiat currencies. Ziglu founder and chief executive officer Mark Hipperson said the EMI license allows the
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Major Chinese Bank Launches Central Bank Digital Currency Wallet Briefly

One of China’s biggest banks recently opened up registration for wallets using the country’s central bank-backed digital currency. There are four levels of the wallet, according to reports. However, the bank took the offer down a few hours later. China’s Digital Currency Wallet Launch China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the country’s largest state-owned banks,
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Banks in Mexico Pose Greater Money Laundering Risk Than Crypto Firms, Says Report

  Commercial banks by far pose the greatest risk of money laundering in Mexico compared to crypto-related companies, according to a new report by the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The study singles out what it calls the “G7 banking group”, which includes BBVA, Santander, Citibanamex, Banorte, HSBC, Scotiabank, and Inbursa, as the biggest conduits
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