Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi Change Crypto Regulations to Align With FATF

News On Feb. 26, Hong Kong’s financial secretary Paul Chan stated that his administration will strengthen its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) policies regarding cryptocurrencies. In his recent budget speech, Chan indicated that the amendments will address recommen..

‘Rationalized Bulls**t’ — Vitalik Buterin Pans Bitcoin Price Forecasts

Markets News Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin does not believe that the popular stock-to-flow model is useful for predicting the Bitcoin (BTC) price. In a Twitter debate on Feb. 27, Buterin became the second well-known figure to criticize stock-to-flow, which calls for BTC/USD to trade at..

Bank of Japan Official Calls for Deeper Understanding of Digital Currencies

News Central banks should develop a deeper understanding of the consequences of issuing a digital currency, according to a Bank of Japan official. According to Reuters on Feb. 27, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya explained that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) could streamlin..

Crypto Payments Provider Partners With Travala Bookings Platform

News On Feb. 27, Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency payments provider announced a partnership with cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking platform Travala. The deal will see’s payment app integrated onto Travala’s website, providing a streamlined gateway for bookings to be made ..

Certik Launches Demo for Language That Aims to Make Blockchain ‘Hacker-Resistant’

News Blockchain security firm CertiK has released a demo and language reference manual for its smart contract-focused DeepSEA programming language. Both CertiK and its affiliated R&D academic projects have received funding from the likes of Binance Labs, the Ethereum Foundation and Qtum. The firm ..

Bitcoin Falls to $8,600 as Crypto Crunch Continues: What Are Analysts Thinking?

On Sunday, Bitcoin, after a brief weekend rally, saw a strong reversal at $10,000, failing to hold above this key psychological and technical support level. And since then, bulls haven’t stopped bleeding, so to say. After Blockonomi’s previous market update, Bitcoin continued to fall lower and lowe..