Congress weighs crypto payments and fintech lending in hearing today

Despite skepticism about loosening regulations on loans, the Fintech Task Force couldn’t stop talking about crypto as a way of upgrading payments in the U.S. In a hearing on Tuesday, the Congressional Fintech Task Force heard arguments on new rules that would potentially expand banking regulations to accommodate more technology firms providing …

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Afraid of DeFi? Here’s how to earn 41% APY on Bitcoin without wrapping it

Decentralized finance yields are incredibly attractive, but options markets can also provide similar sized returns for those willing to take risks. The number of investors interested in yield farming has grown immensely over the past 6-months as decentralized finance (DeFi) applications became better known and easier to use.  This has led to …

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‘No coiner’ TikTok star launches finance podcast with Bitcoin bull Pomp

‘I do believe crypto is its own asset class and one worth exploring,’ said the TikTok star. A 21-year-old social media star famous for his TikTok videos is entering the crypto space, guided by Bitcoin bull Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano. Bryce Hall has launched a finance podcast with Pompliano called “Capital University”. Unlike …

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Malaysian billionaire steps down to pursue ‘horse currency’ offering

“I am handing over the public-listed company’s business to the new directors and I will concentrate on cryptocurrencies,” said the 65-year-old. The founder of Malaysian investment giant Country Heights Holdings is stepping down from his position to focus on issuing a cryptocurrency. According to a Sept. 28 article in news outlet The …

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Court tosses out short-sellers’ lawsuit targeting Overstock’s ‘digital dividend’

The lawsuit, accusing Overstock of market manipulation through its security token airdrop, has been turfed by a federal judge. A Utah federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit that accused Overstock ($OSTK) of market manipulation by distributing a ‘digital dividend’ of security tokens to shareholders and repeatedly revising retail earnings guidance upward …

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‘DeFo’ staking enabled for Waves’ Neutrino stablecoins

Crypto traders can earn passive income through Neutrino stablecoin staking. U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Waves.Exchange, which supports the price-stable multi-asset Neutrino protocol, is introducing a way for crypto traders to earn passive income through stablecoin staking. According to a Sept. 29 announcement from Waves, the exchange has expanded its tokenized assets ecosystem to …

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Crypto regulations in the United Kingdom: Are we there yet?

For the U.K. to remain attractive to the crypto industry, it should strive to provide more clarity and certainty around compliance. Policymaking in the United Kingdom is typically reactionary, and this is no less true in the context of the crypto-asset industry. Reactionary policymaking means that the U.K.’s crypto regime is occasionally …

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