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IMF suggests that a CBDC can have significant impacts on the monetary policy of a country
6 days ago 1 min read

IMF Analyzes CBDC Design in Islamic Banking Framework, Uncovers Elevated Risks

A recent study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has found that a central bank digital currency (CBDC) may have unintended impacts on the Islamic banking system, particularly in the areas of liquidity management and bank disintermediation. The study reveals that while CBDCs may not be designed to impact monetary policy, their introduction can increase money velocity, volatility of bank reserves, currency substitution, and altered capital flows. The Islamic financial system accounts for less than 2% of global finance but is present in 34 countries and systemically important in 15 jurisdictions. While only two countries, Iran and Sudan, have fully

DEX Camelot's surge in popularity can be attributed to the upcoming token airdrop by Arbitrum
6 days ago 1 min read

DEX Camelot’s TVL crosses the $100M mark ahead of Arbitrum token airdrop

Camelot, an Arbitrum native decentralized exchange (DEX), has recently experienced impressive growth, with its total value locked (TVL) soaring over 50% in just one week, now crossing $100 million. This surge in popularity can be attributed to the upcoming token airdrop by Arbitrum, which is scheduled to happen on Thursday. According to DefiLlama, a TVL aggregator, Camelot’s 24-hour trading volume hit an all-time high of $47 million on Saturday. It is now the 10th largest entity on Arbitrum, based on the number of users, as reported by blockchain analytics firm Nansen. In the past seven days, Camelot’s native token GRAIL

Enclave Markets
7 days ago 1 min read

Avalanche-backed initiative develops encrypted exchange platform

Enclave Markets, led by CEO David Wells, has developed an innovative solution for OTC traders in the form of Enclave Cross. This new product creates on-chain OTC dark pools for digital assets, providing a way for traders to maintain confidentiality and execute trades securely. In a recent interview, Wells shared his insights on why OTC traders benefit from using Enclave Cross and Fully Encrypted Exchange (‘FEX’), and how Enclave aims to bring together the best features of centralized and decentralized exchanges to provide a comprehensive solution for traders. Wells explained that OTC traders often face challenges in finding counterparties who

FSC Chairman Huang Tian-mu confirmed that the regulatory body will oversee the country's cryptocurrency market
7 days ago 1 min read

Taiwan’s Financial Watchdog Set to Regulate Crypto Markets

In a recent statement, Taiwan’s FSC Chairman Huang Tian-mu confirmed that the regulatory body will oversee the country’s cryptocurrency market. This comes as Taiwan strengthens its crypto regulations, with the FSC taking responsibility for regulating cryptocurrency payments and transactions. The FSC will focus on ensuring trading platforms separate crypto assets from those owned by their clients, while also supervising the platforms’ product listings and customer protection measures. Huang noted that the FSC will soon make a formal announcement and will also discuss self-regulating guidelines with domestic crypto platforms. Taiwanese lawmakers have been calling for a central agency to regulate the

CEO of the Bithumb exchange is under investigation by South Korean prosecutors
7 days ago 1 min read

Bithumb CEO investigated for alleged bribery in South Korean crypto listing

The chief executive officer of Bithumb’s holding company, Lee Sang-jun, is under investigation by South Korean prosecutors for alleged bribery in listing certain cryptocurrencies on the exchange. The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office confirmed the investigation, which includes a raid on Bithumb Holdings and Lee’s private residence earlier this month. Prosecutors also revealed that a former employee of Coinone, the country’s third-largest crypto exchange by trade volume, is being investigated for allegedly taking bribes to list specific cryptocurrencies. The investigation adds to the growing list of charges against Bithumb executives. A South Korean court is set to hold the first

FDIC offloads Signature Bank deposits to Flagstar
7 days ago 1 min read

Flagstar acquires Signature Bank deposits in FDIC sale, no crypto involved

Flagstar Bank, a subsidiary of New York Community Bancorp, has agreed to acquire $38.4 billion worth of non-crypto deposits and $12.9 billion in loans from the collapsed Signature Bank. However, the $4 billion of crypto-related deposits will not be included in the purchase and assumption agreement. The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) confirmed that these deposits would be transferred directly to customers who opened a digital banking account. This transfer will amount to 4.5% of the total $88.6 billion deposits that Signature Bank had as of December 31, 2022. The takeover deal will see Signature Bank’s 40 branches operating

21Shares will reportedly terminate five funds and delist another one due to low interest from investors.
7 days ago 1 min read

21Shares Suspends Crypto Products Citing Reduced Demand

Switzerland-based crypto ETP issuer 21Shares is set to delist five funds and terminate another one due to waning investor interest. The move will take place on April 6, and June 12 for the delisting of 21Shares Terra Classic ETP (LUNA). The terminated funds are the 21Shares S&P Risk Controlled Ethereum Index ETP, the 21Shares S&P Risk Controlled Bitcoin Index ETP, the 21Shares DeFi 10 Infrastructure ETP, the 21Shares USD Yield ETP, and the 21Shares Crypto Layer 1 ETP. 21Shares plans to keep offering its other products that enjoy solid demand. According to Arielle Pennington, Head of Global Communications, the demand

The controversy has led to the creation of a second, almost identical, site at llama.fi
7 days ago 1 min read

DefiLlama Co-Founders Part Ways Over Dispute on Crypto Token Launch

Decentralized finance (DeFi) data website DefiLlama has become embroiled in a leadership dispute after a single team member attempted to launch a crypto token without wider approval. The controversy has led to the creation of a second, almost identical, site at llama.fi, and allegations of a “hostile takeover.” The dispute centers on a team member identified only as 0xLlam4, who is reportedly attempting to launch the token against the wishes of the wider team, due to a lack of site revenue. While 0xLlam4 controls the DefiLlama website and its Twitter account, other team members cannot directly prevent this outcome. 0xngmi,

Switzerland's financial regulator, FINMA, are preparing emergency measures to accelerate the takeover of Credit Suisse
1 week ago 1 min read

Switzerland reportedly getting ready for UBS to acquire Credit Suisse with emergency plans

According to sources familiar with the situation, the Swiss National Bank and Switzerland’s financial regulator, FINMA, are preparing emergency measures to accelerate the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank. The takeover is deemed the “only option” to prevent a “collapse in confidence” in Credit Suisse. The measures would allow the deal to proceed without a shareholder vote and bypass Swiss regulations requiring a six-week consultation period for shareholders to review the acquisition. The SNB and FINMA are reportedly working to reach a regulatory agreement by Saturday night to finalize the acquisition before markets open on Monday. UBS

SVB UK reportedly issues 15M pounds in bonuses following "symbolic bailout"
1 week ago 1 min read

Silicon Valley Bank UK awards 15 Million pounds in bonuses after receiving “symbolic bailout”

HSBC-owned Silicon Valley Bank UK (SVB UK) has reportedly granted £15m to £20m ($18.26 million to $24.35 million) in bonuses to staff and executives, just days after being acquired by HSBC for £1 ($1.22). According to unnamed sources cited in a March 18 Sky News report, HSBC UK Bank authorized the payments, which were described as “modest.” The insiders added that if SVB UK had not been acquired “solvently,” the bonuses would not have been paid, but the payout is a signal of HSBC’s confidence in the talent at SVB UK and a move to retain key staff. SVB UK’s

Vietnam has emerged as the world leader in cryptocurrency adoption
1 week ago 1 min read

Vietnam’s Crypto Market Shows Explosive Growth with 16.6 Million Holders, Study Finds

Vietnam has emerged as the world leader in cryptocurrency adoption, with a staggering 16.6 million Vietnamese owning digital currencies, according to the “Vietnam Crypto Market Report 2022.” Bitcoin is the most popular digital asset in the country, with 31% of Vietnamese crypto holders investing in it. The report found that Thailand is the only country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with more cryptocurrency investors than Vietnam. Apart from having a large number of crypto investors, Vietnam is also home to several blockchain projects focused on GameFi (Game Finance), NFTs, and Web3. Seven of the top 200 blockchain

Is BlackRock Embracing the Future of Investing with Stock Tokenization?
1 week ago 1 min read

BlackRock Considers Tokenization of Stocks

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, is exploring the potential of digital assets, particularly the tokenization of asset classes, as noted by CEO Larry Fink in a recent letter to investors. Mr. Fink highlighted the advancements happening in emerging markets, particularly in digital payments, which are advancing financial inclusion and lowering costs. He also noted the potential of tokenization of assets, which could revolutionize the asset management industry, shorten value chains, and improve cost and access for investors. BlackRock is actively exploring the tokenization of stocks and bonds, particularly in areas most relevant to their clients, such as permissioned