Category: Tech News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Opposes ‘Hasty’ Cryptocurrency Regulation

2021-08-07 By admin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says there is no crisis that compels hasty cryptocurrency regulation. He agrees with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong that the U.S. government should not pick winners or losers in cryptocurrency innovation. Elon Musk and Coinbase CEO Agree on Crypto Regulation Tesla CEO Elon Musk has chimed in on the heated discussion of […]

Treasury Secretary Yellen Privately Lobbies Against Tax Amendment Crypto Industry Wants: Report

2021-08-07 By admin

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has reportedly raised objections to lawmakers about the cryptocurrency tax amendment to the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that is supported by the crypto community. The White House subsequently announced its support for a competing amendment. Yellen Exerting Influence on Lawmakers Regarding Crypto Taxation The new crypto tax proposal in the […]

Uncollateralized Lending Platform Truefi Raises $12.5 Million From A16z, Alameda and Blocktower

2021-08-07 By admin

Truefi, an uncollateralized loan platform, has raised $12.5 million from three important investors. The token sale was led by Blocktower, a New York-based cryptocurrency investment firm. Other important investors were Alameda Research — owned by Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of FTX — and A16z. Truefi is one of the few uncollateralized defi-based lending protocols in the […]

Binance US CEO Steps Down as the Crypto Exchange Faces Rising Regulatory Scrutiny

2021-08-07 By admin

Former acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has resigned as the CEO of Binance U.S. after just over three months. He cited “differences over strategic direction.” Meanwhile, Binance is facing regulatory scrutiny worldwide, including in the U.K., Malaysia, Japan, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Thailand, Germany, and Lithuania. CEO of Binance US Resigns The CEO […]

Binance Restricts Crypto Derivatives Products in Hong Kong, Existing Positions Have 90 Days to Close

2021-08-07 By admin

Fresh off the heels of Binance’s last announcement to discontinue crypto derivatives offerings in Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, the company revealed on Friday crypto derivatives products in Hong Kong will cease as well. Effective immediately, users won’t be able to open new derivatives positions and customers with existing derivatives positions have 90 days to […]