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Koinal is Adding Apple Pay, Making Investment in Crypto Even More Accessible and Secure

Koinal, a global crypto trading platform that provides a fast, easy, and secure way to instantly buy, sell, deposit, or withdraw the most popular cryptocurrencies, has teamed up with Apple to make investing in crypto even easier. The platform owned by global cryptocurrency-based fintech services group, SG Veteris, already allows payments through credit and debit cards or bank transfers, and ...

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U.S. GDP Grows by 2.6% – What Does This Mean for Crypto?

By Marcus Sotiriou, Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset broker GlobalBlock (TSXV:BLOK). Bitcoin remains above $20k, as U.S. GDP for Q3 is recorded as 2.6%, beating the expected 2.4% and coming in significantly higher than the previous decline of 0.6%. So far, the market has responded positively to this news, potentially due to the decreased chances of an economic recession. However, this positive ...

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India’s Finance Minister Takes Different Stance on Crypto – Says Regulation Should Be India’s Priority

This week India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations that the people of India had taken to digital technology ‘like a fish to water’, and regulating cryptocurrency would likely be one of India’s priorities in its upcoming leadership of the G20. Sitharaman also said that India needed to start working with ...

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ETH Merge – underrated or priced in?

By Marcus Sotiriou, Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset broker GlobalBlock (TSXV:BLOK). Bitcoin started trading above $22,000 on Monday morning, ahead of the critical U.S. CPI release on Tuesday, as well as the highly anticipated Ethereum merge, which is due to take place in the coming days. The Merge is, by far, the most impactful event that has happened ...

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GRNGrid secures 50 million USD investment Commitment from GEM Digital

The GRN Association, a Swiss-based NPO (non-profit organization), announced today that it has secured an investment totaling $50M for the GRNGrid project from GEM Digital Limited, a venture capital focused on digital currencies. On GRNGrid, an environmentally friendly, scalable, and stable Layer 1 blockchain, with novel DeFi features, users have the choice to only use nodes running exclusively on renewable ...

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MasterCard Aims to Unlock Full Potential of Blockchain Technology

By Marcus Sotiriou, Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset broker GlobalBlock (TSXV:BLOK).  Whilst Bitcoin lacks volatility so far this week, remaining around $21,300, institutional interest is ‘massive’ according to BitStamp. In an interview published on Monday, Bitstamp’s global CEO, Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux, said “Many institutional companies are looking to make their first move into crypto,” whilst referring to their own institutional clients. The ...

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Have Bitcoin Whales Started Buying Again?

By Marcus Sotiriou, Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset broker GlobalBlock  The crypto market cap fell back below $1 trillion over the weekend, after the Jackson Hole symposium where Federal Reserve chairman Powell reaffirmed the hawkish stance of the U.S. central bank. Meanwhile, the Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed yet another decision on VanEck’s latest bid to launch a spot Bitcoin ...

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Dollar Strength Causes Bitcoin Weakness

By Marcus Sotiriou, Analyst at the UK based digital asset broker GlobalBlock Bitcoin remains below the 2017 all-time-high which is concerning for bulls. The LUNA and UST crash has led to a tragic contagion amongst other crypto firms, as we have seen liquidity withdrawn from the crypto market at an extraordinary rate. In the Bank of England’s financial stability report on Tuesday, the ...

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