FTX, Binance and CrossTower are competing to buy Voyager Digital assets: Source

Cryptocurrency exchanges FTX, Binance and CrossTower are competing to acquire beleaguered crypto lender Voyager Digital’s assets out of bankruptcy, according to insider sources.  According to details published by former investment banker and angel investor Simon Dixon, the three exchanges are competing in an auction to acquire Voyager Digital, and have each proposed their own terms and conditions for the acquisition. The details, which were also posted to Reddit, suggested that FTX and Binance have each proposed roughly $50 million in cash for Voyager’s assets, though Binance’s dollar amount is higher.…

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XRP price breaks out of range with a 25% rally, but why?

Crypto markets are flashing a bit of green on Sept. 22 as Bitcoin (BTC) price tacked on a 4.7% gain to trade above $19,300 and Ether (ETH) surged 6.5% to recapture the $1,300 level.  RSR and Astar Network (ASTAR) also surged by 23% and 17% respectively, but the more notable mover of the day was XRP. Currently, XRP price reflects a near 25% gain and the asset is up 41% in the past month. According to defense lawyer James K. Filan, on Sept. 18, Ripple Labs filed a motion for…

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Binance froze $1M corporate account due to law enforcement request

Major crypto exchange Binance has confirmed it restricted account access to $1 million in crypto for a Tezos tool contributor after being called out on social media. In a Thursday Twitter thread, Binance said it had restricted the account of Tezos staking rewards auditor Baking Bad “as the result of a law enforcement request.” The Tezos contributor alleged that the crypto exchange had blocked access to its corporate account containing Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Polgyon (MATIC), Tether (USDT) and other tokens since July 1 “without any explanations” — a claim…

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Coinbase, whose CEO called most politics a ‘distraction’, launches voter registration tool

Coinbase, a crypto exchange whose chief executive officer previously said doesn’t “advocate for any particular causes or candidates internally that are unrelated to our mission,” has launched a voter registration portal as part of a crypto policy education initiative. In a Thursday blog post, Coinbase chief policy officer Faryar Shirzad said the crypto exchange will offer users the opportunity to register to vote in the United States through a Capitol Canary website. According to the policy head, the voter registration tool was part of an initiative aimed at giving the…

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Indian law enforcement accuses WazirX exchange of aiding in laundering of $130M

India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED), the agency responsible for financial crimes, is looking at cryptocurrency exchanges suspected of processing transactions that sent more than 10 billion rupees, or about $130 million, from firms under investigation to international wallets. At least ten crypto exchanges are allegedly involved, according to an official who spoke to The Economic Times, and bank accounts of exchange WazirX have been frozen, the newspaper reported. Transactions of up to 1 billion rupees, or $1.3 million, were allegedly made in the names of people with no connections to the…

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Crypto.com secures regulatory license in Italy

Digital asset exchange Crypto.com has received approval from Italian regulators to offer its services in the Mediterranean country — a move the company says aligns with its vision of “building lasting growth in the region.” On Tuesday, Crypto.com announced that it had officially received registration and regulatory approval from Organismo Agenti e Mediatori, also known as OAM, Italy’s primary Anti-Money Laundering regulator. The approval effectively grants Crypto.com the ability to offer its products and services to Italian customers. Buongiorno Italia We’re proud to announce that https://t.co/vCNztATSCO has secured regulatory approval…

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Why is there so much uncertainty in the crypto market right now? | Market Talks with Crypto Jebb and Crypto Wendy O

In the fourth episode of Market Talks, we welcome YouTube media creator and crypto educator Crypto Wendy O. Crypto Wendy O is a YouTube media creator and crypto educator. Wendy became interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in November of 2017. She has been into crypto full-time since the summer of 2018 and focuses on providing transparent marketing & media solutions for blockchain companies globally. Wendy also provides free education via YouTube and Twitter to her growing audience of over 170 thousand, giving her the largest following of any female crypto…

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Binance-owned Trust Wallet adds buy option via Binance Connect

Trust Wallet, a major self-custodial cryptocurrency wallet owned by the Binance crypto exchange, has completed a significant integration to enable easier crypto purchases. The Trust Wallet platform has integrated Binance’s official fiat-to-crypto provider Binance Connect, allowing users to purchase more than 200 crypto assets directly from credit or debit cards, the firm announced to Cointelegraph on June 22. Trust Wallet’s new crypto buy option is designed to simplify the process of buying crypto, enabling verified Trust Wallet users to fund their wallet with more than 40 fiat currencies. In order…

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Organizer of Binance-Sponsored Crypto Tour Says Campaign Was Successful

A crypto enthusiast and organizer of the Binance-sponsored Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Awareness Tour (BCAT) recently held in Nigeria, has rejected reports he was arrested by security agents reportedly spooked by large crowds that were following the campaign. The enthusiast said the high number of people that attended the BCAT tour proves that Nigerians “want to continue to explore blockchain and cryptocurrency and improve their lives.” Nigerian Interest in Crypto and Blockchain Growing A Nigerian blockchain and crypto educator, Tony Emeka, has clarified that the security agents that made an appearance…

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Report: South Korean Crypto Exchanges to Create Body to Preempt Another Terra LUNA Type of Collapse

Five South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges said they intend to create a consultative organization which will help prevent a repeat of a Terra LUNA-style token collapse. The organization is expected to achieve its objectives by applying standards that are endorsed by the crypto exchanges. Screening Guidelines Five of South Korea’s leading domestic cryptocurrency exchanges have said they plan to create a consultative body whose mandate is to prevent the recurrence of a token collapse similar to that of the first iteration of Terra’s LUNA. The consultative body will achieve this by…

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