European Central Bank announces digital euro advisory group members

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced the formation of a Market Advisory Group for the purpose of exploring the infrastructural and circulation potential of the digital euro from the perspective of industry spearheads. The group also aims to uncover the digital euros optimal function within the pan-European currency's vast payments ecosystem.  The group includes a number of well-established experts from the banking and financial sector, including Aleksander Kurtevski, managing director of Bankart, Antonio Macías Vecino, head of payments discipline at BBVA and Axel Schaefer, payment regulation and innovation specialist…

After Fed Members Disclose Million-Dollar Stock Trades Fed's Powell Initiates Ethics Inquiry – Economics Bitcoin News

The Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell has directed his staff to start an ethics inquiry into the financial activities of Fed members, as a number of senior central bank officials are being questioned for their investments. Reports indicated last week that the president of the Dallas Federal Reserve branch, Robert Kaplan, benefitted from “multiple million-dollar-plus stock trades” in 2020. Fed Presidents Profit From Multiple Million-Dollar Stock Deals Members of the Federal Reserve seem to have a mess to deal with as politicians and the media have called out a few…

FBI Arrests 6 Free Keene Members Operating Cryptocurrency Exchange – Bitcoin News

Six people involved with the Free Keene movement have been arrested and charged for allegedly operating an illegal cryptocurrency exchange business. “They operated their virtual currency exchange business using websites, as well as operating virtual currency ATM machines in New Hampshire,” the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said. FBI Raids Properties and Charges 6 People The DOJ announced this week that it has charged six New Hampshire residents with crimes related to a cryptocurrency exchange business. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided several Keene properties associated with members of…

Europol Arrests 10 Members of a Sim Swapping Criminal Gang That Stole Cryptocurrencies Worth $100 Million – Regulation Bitcoin News

The European law enforcement agency, Europol, has arrested 10 people believed to be members of the criminal gang that stole cryptocurrencies with an estimated value of $100 million. The arrests follow an international investigation into a series of sim swapping attacks that occurred in 2020. According to Europol, this criminal gang had also targeted high-profile victims that are based in the U.S. The Hijacking of Mobile Devices In a statement following the arrests, the law enforcement agency explains that eight members of the gang were nabbed on Feb. 9. The…

Coinsquare exchange adds new board members

Coinsquare, a crypto exchange that has been under the scrutiny of Canadian regulators following allegations of wash trading, said it will be adding two new members to its board of directors. In a Nov. 25 announcement, the exchange said Nicholas Thadaney and Wendy Rudd are joining its board. Thadaney was President of the Toronto Stock Exchange and Rudd is currently a board member for the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association. The new appointments follow a major change in leadership mid-year. In July, CEO Cole Diamond and President Virgile Rostand stepped down…

Coinsquare exchange adds new board members

Coinsquare, a crypto exchange that has been under the scrutiny of Canadian regulators following allegations of wash trading, said it will be adding two new members to its board of directors. In a Nov. 25 announcement, the exchange said Nicholas Thadaney and Wendy Rudd are joining its board. Thadaney was President of the Toronto Stock Exchange and Rudd is currently a board member for the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association. The new appointments follow a major change in leadership mid-year. In July, CEO Cole Diamond and President Virgile Rostand stepped down…

Eight New Members Join Global Open DeFi Alliance Western Arm

The Open DeFi Alliance supported by the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee seen new members with some of the top DeFi protocols forming a consortium that focuses on innovation, risk management, and liquid strategies.  Earlier today, the Open DeFi Alliance announced the launch of the new Western Arm while onboarding eight new members and some of the top DeFi projects in the market. The new members of the DeFi Alliance include some of the notable DeFi projects like BlockScience, Aave, DyDx, Balancer, Outlier Ventures, Ocean Ventures, QuantStamp, and SuperRare. Out…

Bitcoin for Spain's Congress: BTC Sent to 350 Spanish Parliament Members

Bitcoin has been sent to 350 deputies of the Spanish Congress as part of an educational initiative similar to the “Crypto for Congress” campaign that sent bitcoin to all Members of U.S. Congress. Bitcoin Sent to 350 Spanish Lawmakers All 350 members of Spain’s Congress of Deputies have been sent bitcoin worth a euro each as part of an educational campaign, local newspaper ABC reported Thursday. The Congress of Deputies is the lower house of Spain’s parliament; it has 350 members. The initiative was launched by blockchain education platform Tutellus…

Members of Congress Start Blockchain Education with $50 Dollar Bitcoin Donation

Members of the United States Congress will receive a $50 campaign contribution in Bitcoin today, as part of a new initiative by the Chamber of  Digital Commerce PAC, to educate lawmakers on the potential of blockchain technology. Crypto for Congress is an initiative to provide all 535 Members of Congress with a hands-on experience with cryptocurrencies – starting with a $50 bitcoin donation from the Chamber of Digital Commerce PAC – that will empower them to set up a wallet, receive and send their first cryptocurrency. The initiative was formed…