ETH PoS Upgrade to Transition on September 15 to 16 — Ethereum Devs Reveal ‘Tentative Mainnet TTD’ for The Merge

Following the successful implementation of The Merge into Ethereum’s Goerli testnet, Ethereum developers confirmed during a Consensus Layer Call livestream that the highly anticipated proof-of-stake (PoS) upgrade is coming this next month on or around September 15th to the 16th. After the Ethereum network’s Total Terminal Difficulty (TTD) hits 58750000000000000000000, the chain will fully transition into a PoS blockchain after starting out as a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain. The Merge Has a New Execution Date Ethereum has some big changes ahead and during Consensus Layer Call #93, Ethereum developers confirmed that…

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These Are the Crypto Economy’s 5 Most Expensive Assets per Unit in August 2022

On July 18, 2021, Bitcoin.com News researched the top five most expensive crypto assets and at that time there were two digital currencies worth five digits in value, two tokens worth four digits in U.S. dollar value, and one valued at three digits. Today, a lot has changed but currently, bitcoin and the token yearn finance are still the only two tokens with five-digit USD price values, and there’s a total of five crypto assets below them trading for four-digit prices. The Top Crypto Assets by Price per Unit in…

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The Fed Is ‘Resolute’ on Hiking Interest Rates, Tightening Monetary Policy to Tame Inflation — Gold and Stocks Sink

Several reports detail that U.S. Federal Reserve officials are resolute on tightening monetary policy and increasing the federal funds rate until inflation in America is alleviated. Chicago Fed president Charles Evans explained on Tuesday that the central bank would likely keep up the larger than usual rate hikes until inflation is remedied. The Fed Is ‘Nowhere Near’ Done When It Comes to Tighter Policy, Central Bank Has Not Seen a ‘Turn in Inflation’ The Federal Reserve is in a predicament as inflation in America is the highest its been since…

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Albania to Start Taxing Crypto-Related Income From 2023

Authorities in Albania are finalizing regulations that will allow the taxation of income and profits from cryptocurrency investments. The government intends to begin imposing the levy in 2023, after adopting the necessary legislation which has been proposed for public consultations. Albania Set to Impose Crypto Tax as Early as Next Year The Albanian state should begin collecting taxes on income from crypto assets as of 2023 in accordance with a new income tax bill, the local English-language portal Exit News reported on Friday. The government also hopes to pass a…

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Report: Central African Banking Regulator Says Crypto Ban Still Effective

An African regulator has told members of the six-nation Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) that a ban on cryptocurrencies is still effective. The regulator said the prohibition is designed to ensure financial stability is maintained within the economic bloc. COBAC to Set Up System to Identify Crypto Transactions An African regulator, the Banking Commission of Central Africa (COBAC), has reminded members of a regional economic bloc that includes the Central African Republic (CAR) that its ban on cryptocurrencies remains in effect. The regulator’s latest warning follows the…

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Moody’s: Cryptocurrencies Unlikely to Help Russia Evade Sanctions

Russia’s ability to employ cryptocurrencies to circumvent international sanctions is restricted by the limited size of the crypto market, according to Moody’s. Despite increased use in small transactions, low liquidity is another factor preventing Russians from exploiting the utility of bitcoin and the like. Crypto Assets Not Viable Option for Sanctioned Russia, Moody’s Report Suggests Western sanctions, imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, have raised questions whether Russian citizens and government can utilize cryptocurrencies to bypass the restrictions and conduct financial transactions, Moody’s Investors Service notes in a…

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Top ECB Official Ramps Up Anti-Crypto Rhetoric, Calls for Global Regulations

Comparing the rise of crypto assets to the gold rush, a top executive at the European Central Bank has urged governments to take action to prevent “a lawless frenzy of risk-taking.” Speaking in the U.S., the ECB official called for a global regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies and stepping up efforts to issue central bank digital currencies. ECB’s Fabio Panetta Lashes Out at Crypto Assets, Says They Fail to Fulfill Promise A century and half after Americans pushed westward to seek fortune, a growing distrust of banks and technological innovation have…

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81.79 ‘Sleeping Bitcoin’ From 2011 Worth $3.6M Moved for the First Time in Over a Decade

As bitcoin has increased more than 5% in value against the U.S. dollar during the last week, in less than seven days, the 19,000,000th bitcoin will be mined into existence. Meanwhile, on Sunday morning, 81.79 bitcoin worth $3.65 million today and created in 2011, moved for the first time since sitting idle for more than 11 years. ‘Sleeping Bitcoin’ That Sat for Over a Decade Moved on Sunday, Data Shows 14 Spends from 2011 Occurred This Year On Sunday, March 27, 2022, the price of bitcoin (BTC) has increased 5.8%…

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Coinbase Now Allows Cardano Staking Services, Firm ‘Plans to Continue to Scale Staking Portfolio’

On March 23, the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced the platform will now allow cardano staking services. The company’s senior product manager Rupmalini Sahu mentioned that cardano is one of the top ten crypto assets by market cap and its proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain “seeks to be more flexible, sustainable, and scalable.” Coinbase Now Offers Cardano Staking Services Cardano (ADA) holders can now leverage the cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase to stake their ADA, according to an announcement from the Coinbase executive Rupmalini Sahu. The firm’s senior product manager said that while people…

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