As the grasp of regulators tightens on the global cryptocurrency market, exchanges such as KuCoin are being compelled to implement mandatory pre-purchase checks. In tandem, several prominent banks are limiting funds transferred to cryptocurrency exchanges under the guise of protecting customers from fraudulent activities. In the background, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is looming over these rapidly evolving regulations. The FATF underscores the significance of Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), Know Your Transaction (KYT), and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations applicable to all financial transactions, cryptocurrencies included.
Amidst the market’s recovery from the recent onslaught of SEC crackdowns, rumors swirl over the potential targeting of stablecoins in their crosshairs. Such a move could have profound implications for cryptocurrency prices, making it crucial to gauge the likelihood of this scenario and the approach regulators might adopt. The largest stablecoins by market cap are Tether’s USDT and Circle’s USDC. Both are pegged to the US dollar and backed by various assets, typically highly liquid instruments like US Treasury bills. In theory, when someone wants to buy stablecoins from an
In a pivotal moment for crypto, recent news that BlackRock and others such as Fidelity have filed for spot Bitcoin ETFs propelled BTC to a yearly high of just under $31,700. What does the arrival of these significant players mean for the future of crypto? For years, the prospect of a Bitcoin ETF approval in the United States has been shrouded in uncertainty. However, the tides are turning this time, as the involvement of industry giants like BlackRock hints at a higher likelihood of approval. Deniz, our CEO, echoes this
The global economy is at a crossroads with the US dollar’s future as the world reserve currency facing fresh challenges. For decades, the stability and dominance of the dollar have given the United States significant advantages in global trade, investment, and geopolitical influence. However, as emerging economies like China and India rise in prominence, their currencies are gaining traction in international transactions, challenging the dollar’s hegemony. China, in particular, has been busy over the past few months, actively promoting the Yuan and seeking to challenge US dominance in the global
What are the problems that users are facing when it comes to migrating from web2 to web3? In short, users can not find a proper wallet as the entry point to Web3 because the current wallets are complicated to use and hard to keep safe like EOA wallets, or easy- to-use but have central risks like exchange wallets. Also, for projects which want to transition from Web2 to Web3, they do not have tools to easily connect to Web3 APIs and deploy smart contracts To enter Web3, users would need