Number of Addresses Holding BTC Taps 40 Million, Non-Zero Bitcoin Address Metric Grew 92% Since 2018

Number of Addresses Holding BTC Taps 40 Million, Non-Zero Bitcoin Address Metric Grew 92% Since 2018While bitcoin has risen in value in recent times, jumping 8% during the last seven days, statistics show that the number of addresses holding bitcoin has surpassed 40 million addresses. Metrics from the analytics web portal intotheblock.com show addresses that hold any fraction of bitcoin tapped a 30-day high on March 24, reaching 40.25 million […]

President Lukashenko Signs Decree to Create Crypto Wallet Register in Belarus

President Lukashenko Signs Decree to Create Crypto Wallet Register in BelarusPresident Alexander Lukashenko has signed another decree regulating the crypto economy of Belarus. It envisages the establishment of a register for cryptocurrency wallets and addresses certain legal aspects pertaining to the circulation of cryptocurrencies in the country. Presidential Decree Aims to Prevent Use of Crypto Wallets in Criminal Activities Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed […]

Bank of Russia Reports First Successful Digital Ruble Transfers Between Users

Bank of Russia Reports First Successful Digital Ruble Transfers Between UsersTesting of the digital ruble has started in Russia with the country’s central bank announcing the first complete transactions between individual wallets. The monetary authority, a staunch opponent of cryptocurrencies, says its digital currency will create new opportunities for citizens, businesses, and the Russian state. Digital Ruble Transactions Carried Out by Commercial Banks and Bank […]

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Crypto payment app Wirex rolls out USA offering

The team of Wirex, a crypto payment platform with wallet and debit card, announced today that Wirex has launched in the USA. Wirex USA offers the ability to buy, hold, exchange, and sell US dollars as well as 37 different cryptocurrencies from its application, as well as send and receive crypto from external wallets. Wirex’s […]

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LATAM payment wallet AstroPay integrates crypto with BTC, BCH, LTC, and ADA

AstroPay, a Latin American-based payment & e-wallet solution, announced it has integrated crypto with a new buy and sell option on its app and web app. The AstroPay wallet supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Cardano, and can be acquired in local currencies available in each country or USD. Further, the service allows users to […]

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Russians Own $215 Billion in Crypto Suggests Estimate Attributed to Government

Russians Own $215 Billion of Crypto, Suggests Estimate Attributed to GovernmentRussians may own more cryptocurrency than previously thought, a new estimate reportedly used by the government has indicated. The quoted figure amounts to over a tenth of the global holdings and may serve as an impetus for the government to regulate Russia’s crypto market rather than outlaw it. Estimated 12% of Crypto Allegedly Held by […]

Blockchain Software Firm Consensys Acquires Mycrypto Ethereum Wallet

Blockchain Software Firm Consensys Acquires Mycrypto Ethereum WalletOn February 1, the blockchain infrastructure firm Consensys has revealed it has acquired the Ethereum-based wallet Mycrypto and plans to merge the wallet into Metamask. The price Consensys paid for Mycrypto was not disclosed but the announcement notes that the acquisition will “further improve the security of all the products.” Consensys Obtains Mycrypto Ethereum Wallet, […]

Bank of Russia to Monitor Banks’ Dealings With Crypto Exchangers

Bank of Russia to Monitor Banks’ Dealings With Crypto ExchangersThe Central Bank of Russia has started to examine the operations of Russian banks with cryptocurrency exchangers, according to local media. Transactions between individuals through these platforms are of particular interest as the regulator believes these carry risks of financial losses and fraud. Central Bank Asks Russian Banks for Details on Crypto-Related Transactions In late […]

Robinhood Begins Rolling Out Crypto Wallets to Select Customers

Robinhood Begins Rolling Out Crypto Wallets to Select CustomersTrading platform Robinhood has begun rolling out crypto wallets to 1,000 customers. Users can send and receive their cryptocurrencies from Robinhood to external crypto wallets, the company explained, adding that by March, 10,000 customers will be testing the wallets before rolling out to the rest of the waitlist. Robinhood Lets 1,000 Customers Test Its Crypto […]