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US Inflation Data Indicates Slight Cooling in April; Gold, Silver, and Cryptos Climb

The latest report from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that the consumer price index (CPI) for April climbed by 0.3%. Over the last 12 months, the CPI increased by 3.4%, primarily driven by higher costs for shelter and gasoline. Relief Rally in Financial Markets as April CPI Data Shows Subdued Inflation […]

Russia Regulates Use of Digital Assets for International Settlements

Russia has integrated the use of digital assets as payment for international transactions in its legislation. President Vladimir Putin signed into law a document that describes using these assets as payment for international settlements, a use case not contemplated in any law, appointing the Central Bank of Russia as the overseer of these transactions. Russia […]

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launches Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox

On March 12, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launched what is known as the stablecoin issuer sandbox arrangement. The HKMA stated that applicants interested in establishing a stablecoin business in Hong Kong should have a sound business plan. The regulator also clarified that admission into the sandbox does not imply endorsement or support for […]

Hope Rises Among XRP Proponents for a Significant Upswing Amidst Crypto Market Expansion

In the last week, XRP experienced a 19.9% increase in its value against the U.S. dollar, reaching a peak of $0.744 per coin on March 11, 2024. Its price has since retreated a hair, now trading at $0.685 per XRP. Although the digital currency’s market results haven’t captured as much attention as bitcoin and ethereum, […]

South Korea Launches Investigation Into Worldcoin’s Data Collection Practices

The government of South Korea has opened an investigation into Worldcoin, the iris scanning cryptocurrency and digital wallet project. According to a press release, the Personal Information Protection Commission, the data privacy watchdog in the country, will investigate the actions taken by Worldcoin regarding the treatment of the data collected from users and will take […]

Coinbase Faces Repeat Zero Balance Glitch Amid Crypto Trading Fervor

While bitcoin reached a 2024 high on Monday, rising above the $67,000 per unit range, Coinbase suffered an issue again where customers were seeing zero balances. The news follows the issues Coinbase suffered on Feb. 28, 2024, when customers saw zero balances that day as well. Coinbase Users Encounter Zero Balance Bug Again Coinbase’s trading […]