Coinbase Warns Some Russian Users Their Accounts May Be Blocked, Report Reveals

Leading U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase has reportedly notified certain Russian customers that their accounts may be blocked at the end of this month. According to Russian media, the trading platform has offered them to withdraw their funds unless they prove they are not under sanctions. Coinbase Reportedly Asks Russian Clients to Withdraw Funds Some Coinbase users from Russia have received letters informing them that their accounts will be blocked on May 31, the crypto page of the Russian business news portal RBC reported. The company suggested that these customers withdraw…

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Russia and Belarus face crypto sanctions, Crypto.com hounds users for loan payments and Biden signs executive order on crypto: Hodler’s Digest, Mar. 6-12

[ad_1] Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Biden to sign executive order on crypto, authorize all-government effort to consolidate regulation While many in the crypto community previously feared the worst regarding regulation, President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order on digital assets that had a relatively favorable approach to…

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Gaming Giant Animoca Brands Reveals Ban Against Russian Users, Co-Founder Compares Russia to North Korea – Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Blockchain gaming firm Animoca Brands has revealed the company is breaking ties with Russian users following the Ukraine invasion that started seven days ago. Animoca Brands co-founder Yat Siu noted in an interview that the company received legal advice about the situation and the Animoca executive compared the newly sanctioned Russia to North Korea. Animoca Brands Restricts Russian Users From Leveraging Firm’s Blockchain Gaming Products According to the Hong Kong-based blockchain gaming giant Animoca Brands, the company is imposing restrictions on Russian users. Animoca Brands’ overarching ban follows a…

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Aussie trading platform SelfWealth to offer crypto trading to its 325K users

[ad_1] Publicly-listed company SelfWealth (ASX: SWF) has reportedly become the first Australian online share trading platform to offer cryptocurrency investing after announcing a deal with the local crypto exchange BTC Markets.  In an interview with Cointelegraph, BTC Markets CEO Caroline Bowler stated that investors will be able to trade five primary crypto assets from Q2 2022, pending approval from Australian financial regulator AUSTRAC. Both SelfWealth and BTC Markets were unable to provide a comment on which crypto assets would be available for purchase until regulators give the green light, but…

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Auditing Firms Claim Crypto.com Lost $15 Million in Incident as Users Report Suspicious Activity – Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Crypto.com, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, experienced an incident on January 17 when some of its users reported strange activity in their accounts. The exchange acknowledged the event, and conducted an investigation immediately after, declaring that all funds were safe. However, reports from security and blockchain auditing firms Certik and Peckshield indicate that some funds were removed from exchange wallets. Crypto.com Suspends Withdrawals After Suspicious Activity Reported Crypto.com, a cryptocurrency exchange, suspended normal withdrawal operations after customers reported having experienced suspicious activity regarding their accounts. In its first…

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QuickSwap lets users avoid Ethereum transaction fees with Polygon

[ad_1] As Ethereum gas prices rise, the chain that inspired Web3 is becoming gentrified, with high transaction costs pushing less wealthy users onto competing blockchains or scaling solutions. This means that many use cases are becoming unfeasible in the proverbial layer-one downtown, and suburban neighborhoods are being developed to allow for a cost-effective layer-two blockchain experience.  Since getting acquainted with Polygon around the time of its launch in late 2019, Sameep Singhania has been an avid supporter of projects built on the protocol. In 2021, he created QuickSwap, a decentralized…

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eToro to delist Cardano by 2022 for US users due to regulatory concerns

[ad_1] In a statement released to customers on Tuesday, Israeli cryptocurrency exchange eToro announced it would delist Cardano (ADA) and Tro (TRX) for U.S. customers by the end of the year. After Dec. 31, U.S. users will no longer be able to open new positions in the tokens nor stake ADA and TRX. In addition, wallets will be effectively in withdraw-only mode until the first quarter of 2022, where selling will also become limited. In making the decision, eToro cited regulatory concerns surrounding both assets. The move came as a surprise…

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MyEtherWallet allows users to mint Ethereum blocks as NFTs

[ad_1] MyEtherWallet, or MEW, launched its first nonfungible token (NFT) collection called ETH Blocks on Thursday, which tokenizes individual blocks on the Ethereum blockchain. Unique images associated with ETH Blocks are generated based on the block’s data. These NFTs are available exclusively to MEW users via the MyEtherWallet website. A number of blocks have already been claimed, according to the company. Ethereum’s founders called first dibs on blocks one through 10. There are also 13 ETH Blocks representing the history of Ethereum — such as major milestones, forks and updates to the…

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Valve removes blockchain games, tells users not to publish content on crypto or NFTs

[ad_1] Video game corporation Valve has informed users no content related to cryptocurrencies or nonfungible tokens will be allowed through its Steam marketplace. As reported by game developer SpacePirate on Oct. 14, Steam has updated its guidelines for what content creators are allowed to publish on the platform. According to Steam, no applications built on blockchain technology that “issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs” are permitted in its onboarding process for partners. The rule appears alongside guidelines prohibiting hate speech, sexually explicit images, and libelous or defamatory statements.…

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Study Findings Show 83.7% of Luno Users Are Bullish on Bitcoin’s Resurgence – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] About 83.7% of those surveyed by Luno in a recent study believe the price of bitcoin will rise significantly in the next few months. In fact, 59.4% of the more bullish respondents are expecting the leading crypto to rise to as much as $100,000. Bullish Beyond Bitcoin These are the findings of Luno’s Q3 Customer Sentiment Survey that was conducted between August 20 and September 20. A total of 1,870 customers of Luno cryptocurrency exchange from South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the U.K. participated in the study. Aside from…

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