Binance to Support Georgia’s Crypto Industry Through Blockchain Education – Exchanges Bitcoin News

Digital asset exchange Binance has agreed to help Georgia to develop its cryptocurrency sector by launching educational and other blockchain initiatives. The leading coin trading platform has been expanding its presence in the region with similar projects in other countries. Binance and Georgian Tech Agency to Jointly Develop Country’s Crypto Economy The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Georgia’s Agency for Innovation and Technology (GITA). The sides intend to work together on the implementation of educational and community initiatives in the blockchain…

Japanese Prime Minister says DAOs and NFTs help support government’s ‘Cool Japan’ strategy

Fumio Kishida, the Prime Minister of Japan, has come out in support of blockchain as a potential solution for technological issues facing the country. In response to questioning from Liberal Democratic Party member Masaaki Taira before the Budget Committee of Japan’s House of Representatives on Feb. 1, Kishida said there were “various possibilities for using Web3” in Japan. He added that the Japanese government could use aspects including nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) in efforts to revitalize regions and promote ‘Cool Japan’ — a national strategy aimed…

Reliance Retail Adds Support for India’s CBDC

The RBI is yet to announce when and whether the Digital Rupee will be launched for general use. India’s largest retail chain, Reliance Retail has added support for the country’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) dubbed the Digital Rupee. As reported by TechCrunch, the company said it had partnered with ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and fintech firm Innoviti Technologies to launch in-store support for the digital rupee. The Indian CBDC is still in its trial stages after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) made the announcement last year. The…

Indian retail chain rolls out support for CBDC payments in stores: Report

One of India’s biggest retail chains, Reliance Retail, announced that they have started accepting the digital rupee at one of its store lines and plans to extend the rollout to all its businesses.  In a report by Tech Crunch, the company said that CBDC support is already rolled out at Freshpik, its gourmet store line. In addition, the firm also noted that it will be expanding support for the digital rupee to all of its properties, a move that could potentially push adoption forward for the country’s CBDC. V Subramaniam,…

New FOI resources to support public authorities

2 February 2023 A blog by Deborah Clarke, ICO Upstream Regulation Manager Deborah is responsible for supporting public authorities to comply with the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations. We’ve been working hard, following the commitments made in our ICO25 plan, to make improvements to our Freedom of Information (FOI) services. We want to enhance the experience and outcomes for people making FOI requests and also support public authorities to be transparent and accountable about the decisions they make. We now have a new Upstream Regulation team in…

Bitcoin bulls plan to flip $23K to support by aiming to win this week’s $1B options expiry

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has been trading above $22,500 for 12 days. Of course, this situation can change even if Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell issues positive statements about the economy in today’s post-FOMC presser.  Even if the decision matches the market consensus, the post-meeting statement should be investors’ primary area of focus. Specific areas to focus on would be clues for the next meeting in March. Troubling news for the largest stablecoin Tether (USDT), could also cause a meaningful impact after a Celsius bankruptcy examiner report showed that “Tether’s exposure…

Bitcoin Price Holds Key Support But The Bulls Seem To Be Losing Steam

Bitcoin price failed to settle above $23,500 and corrected lower. BTC is trading above $22,400, but it is now trading below the 100 hourly SMA. Bitcoin is slowly moving lower from the $23,500 resistance zone. The price is trading below $23,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $23,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could start a fresh increase if it clears the $23,000 resistance zone. Bitcoin Price Faces Resistance Bitcoin…

Bitcoin Back Above $23,000 Once Again, Altcoins Support Rally

Aptos led the rally in altcoin space jumping by more than 40% in a day amid huge whale accumulation. The world’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) continues to see more buying interest as the BTC price spikes above $23,000 once again, some altcoins follow this tendency. As of press time, BTC is trading 1.4% up at a price of $23,050 and a market cap of $443 billion. CryptoQuant CEO Ki Young Ju noted that Bitcoin has entered an early bull phase. As per on-chain PnL-related indicators such as MVRV ratio, most…

‘Prohibitive’ Capital Rules for Banks Holding Crypto Win Support in EU Parliament – Finance Bitcoin News

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 the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) supported a bill on Tuesday designed to enforce the latest global bank capital rules. Reuters noted in a report that the lawmakers have also incorporated…