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Socialite and Model Alexis Ren Doesn’t Trust the Dollar Economy, Says Crypto Is a Viable Alternative

The American social media personality and model, Alexis Ren believes the fiat economy is “collapsing” and recently she told the press she thinks cryptocurrencies offer a viable alternative. In a recent interview, Ren explained her interest in crypto is fueled by the socialite’s reservations in the dollar-based economy. Alexis Ren: ‘The Economic Structure We Have…
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Opposed to Bitcoin Payments, Bank of Russia Says State Should Not Stimulate Spread of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are anonymous and the government shouldn’t encourage their spread, the head of Bank of Russia has insisted. The regulator remains firmly opposed to the legalization of bitcoin and the like as a means of payment in the Russian Federation. Bank of Russia Reiterates Negative Stance on Cryptocurrencies, Legalization of Bitcoin A “responsible state” should…
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Digital Ruble Poses Risks to Financial Sector and Security, Russian Lawmakers Warn

Russian parliamentarians have cautioned against risks associated with the introduction of a digital ruble. Among them are the likely increase of competition pressure on banks and new challenges that may arise in the field of information security. Financial Market Committee Sees Threats in Digital Ruble Project Russia’s digital fiat, currently under development, brings certain risks…
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‘We are the number two crypto miner in the world, and we see practically no financial return,’ says Kazakhstan President Tokayev

In addition to calling for greater regulation in the cryptocurrency industry, President Tokayez contemplated the introduction of a digital Kazakhstani tenge. During a meeting with representatives of the financial sector on Friday in Almaty, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan, expressed his opinion on the current state of affairs of the country’s cryptocurrency industry. The details…
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Onecoin Victims Petition Bulgaria for Seizure of Assets and Compensation

A lawyer representing investors defrauded by the notorious crypto scam Onecoin has urged authorities in Bulgaria to act on the case, claiming that the “world’s largest pyramid scheme” is still operating from the country. In a petition with the Bulgarian Constitutional Ombudsman, Jonathan Levy accuses officials in Sofia of failing to provide justice to the…
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Bloktopia co-founder aspires to build a metaverse with ‘hundreds of the best crypto projects’

In an exclusive ask-me-anything session with Cointelegraph Markets Pro on Discord, Paddy Carroll discussed virtual real estate sales, roadmaps, tokenomics and more regarding the upcoming Bloktopia metaverse. Bloktopia is a virtual skyscraper in the Metaverse comprised of 21 levels, designed to pay homage to the 21 million total maximum supply of Bitcoin (BTC). Owners of…
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Kraken to delist Monero for UK customers by the end of November

Although privacy coins grant users unparalleled protection for their personal information, some fear they can easily be used for illicit purposes. In an email quoted by Reddit users, Kraken, the world’s eighth-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, announced it would be delisting privacy coin Monero (XMR) in compliance with regulations in the United Kingdom. The…
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Norway Mulls Backing Sweden’s Call for Euro Ban on Crypto Mining

The government in Norway is considering ways to limit the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining and may support Swedish proposals to that end, including a European ban on proof-of-work mining. The European Commission has revealed it is already working to promote a transition to “more sustainable” protocols. Extensive Use of Renewable Energy for Mining Is…
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Acala wins first Polkadot parachain auction with over 32M DOT staked

The upcoming Polkadot DeFi hub raised nearly $1.3 billion from approximately 25,000 contributors in its token ICO. On Thursday morning, Acala, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol operating on the Polkadot (DOT) network, announced it had won the first-ever Polkadot parachain auction.  Acala raised a total of 32.5 million DOT, worth roughly $1.28 billion, from 24,934 contributors…
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Russia’s Prosecutor General Wants Cryptocurrency Recognized as Property Under Criminal Law

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia has proposed to define cryptocurrency as property in the country’s Criminal Code. Decentralized digital money has already been qualified as such in the provisions of several other laws although various aspects of cryptocurrencies remain unregulated. Prosecutors in Russia Draft Legislation Granting Cryptocurrency Property Status The Prosecutor General’s Office of…
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