The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is currently reviewing requests to revise the “regulatory treatment” of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) within its Virtual Financial Assets Framework.  Under the current regulatory framework, NFTs are included within the scope of the Virtual Financial Assets Act, which also includes virtual tokens, virtual financial assets, electronic money, and all financial
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Accepting Bitcoin payments is advantageous due to lower fees than credit and debit cards, expansion of customer base and real-time bank balances. However, risks like volatility and cybercrime may undermine these benefits. Cryptocurrency payments help save excessive credit and debit card processing fees as they are decentralized and do not need intermediaries to verify the
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Bitcoin (BTC) cooled volatility above $17,000 into the Dec. 5 Wall Street open as traders confirmed upside targets. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin traders warm to near-term upside Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it held overnight gains, having hit three-week highs. The weekly close itself was encouraging
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Litecoin (LTC) could rise another 20% amid a rare trend reversal breakout that has already resulted in LTC outperforming most crypto assets in recent days. LTC’s not-so-bearish symmetrical triangle LTC’s price broke out of what earlier appeared to be a bearish symmetrical triangle. Symmetrical triangles are trend continuation patterns, meaning breaking out of their range
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press release PRESS RELEASE. Swingby has recently announced a newly established partnership with Chainlink for Proof of Reserve. The recently publicized partnership is aimed to help secure the Swingby Skybridge which connects the Bitcoin blockchain, enabling the introduction of BTC into the Ethereum network. Swingby Develops A More Advanced And Secure BTC Bridge Swingby is
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With the crypto winter slowing down developments within the space, two digital asset-focused firms will work together to speed up digital asset adoption for institutions.  In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, crypto-focused company SEBA Bank said that it formed a partnership with the financial services firm HashKey Group to accelerate the institutional adoption of digital
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A Nigerian finance bill, which seeks to amend the country’s various tax statutes, contains provisions which allow the government to tax cryptocurrency and other digital asset transactions, a report has said. Nigeria is reportedly seeking to join six other countries, including two from Africa, which already levy taxes on digital asset transactions. Extracting More Revenue
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Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX has declined to testify before the United States Congress until he’s “finished learning and reviewing what happened.” Rep. Waters, and the House Committee on Financial Services: Once I have finished learning and reviewing what happened, I would feel like it was my duty to appear
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Crypto exchange KuCoin hired the international accounting firm Mazars for a third-party audit of its Proof-of-Reserves (PoR).  According to an announcement on Dec. 5, the verification will provide the exchange customers additional transparency and reporting on whether their in-scope assets are collateralized, along with details on main, trade, margin, robot and contract accounts for Bitcoin
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According to the latest reports from the Brazilian tax authority (RFB), institutions have again broken crypto purchasing records in Brazil. The organization registered that almost 42,000 companies purchased some kind of cryptocurrency during October, a new record that overturns the 40,161 that declared having purchased crypto during September. Brazilian Companies Purchase Crypto in Waves More
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A Russian company has announced the country’s first authorized transaction with digital financial assets (DFAs) involving a foreign currency, China’s yuan. The deal, reportedly the largest made to date under the current Russian DFA law, covers the issuance of tokens secured by commercial debt. Digital Financial Assets for 58 Million Yuan Issued by Russian Platform
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