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Lawmakers in the European Union have backed legislation imposing new capital requirements for financial institutions, including strict rules meant to cover crypto-related risks. The latter concern banks keeping digital assets and are expected to enter into force in January, 2025. EU Legislators Approve Draft Law Implementing the Basel III Capital Regulations for Banks Members of
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Equity markets began the day in the red following the latest corporate earnings reports from some of the world’s largest firms, including Microsoft. The tech giant’s recent conference call was considered disappointing, and earnings from firms such as Boeing, Texas Instruments, and 3M were also lackluster. Gold and silver prices were down between 0.43% and
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Bitcoin investors’ sentiment improved after signals pointing to lower inflationary pressure suggested that the U.S. Federal Reserve could soon move away from its interest rate increase and quantitative tightening. Commonly known as a pivot, the trend change would benefit risk assets such as cryptocurrencies. On Jan. 22, the China-based peer-to-peer trades of USD Coin (USDC)
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Bitcoin (BTC) still risks “considerable danger” in 2023 as macroeconomic conditions dictate price action. That is according to economist Lyn Alden, who in private comments to Cointelegraph cautioned on Bitcoin staying bullish after its January gains. Alden: BTC price bottom is a “process” Optimism is increasing throughout crypto as BTC/USD broadly retains levels, which are
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Bitcoin (BTC) rallied 11% between Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, reaching the $23,000 level and shattering bears’ expectations for a pullback to $20,000. Even more notable is the move brought demand from Asia-based retail investors, according to data from a key stablecoin premium indicator. Traders should note that the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index also gained
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Ethereum developers have begun finalizing the Shanghai upgrade “shadow fork,” according to software engineer Marius van der Wijden. The “shadow fork” will serve as a testing environment for the Shanghai upgrade, allowing developers to identify bugs and any potential issues. Ethereum’s Shanghai Upgrade ‘Shadow Fork’ Launches As the cryptocurrency community awaits the upcoming Shanghai hard
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