Exclusive: Binance served crypto traders in Iran despite US sanctions, customers say

Exclusive: Binance served crypto traders in Iran despite US sanctions, customers say

Seven Iranians say used Binance for crypto after US reimposed Iran sanctions Weak background checks, deep liquidity drew Iranians to Binance, traders say News of Iranian trading on Binance could draw US regulatory scrutiny, lawyers say LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, continued to process trades by clients in Iran … Read more

Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

July 5 (Reuters) – The NFT dream isn’t dead, but it’s taken a big non-fungible beating. The market shone gloriously last year as crypto-rich speculators spent billions of dollars on the risky assets, pumping up prices and profits. Now, six months into 2022, it’s looking ugly. Monthly sales volume on the largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, … Read more

Cryptoverse: Ether holds its breath for the lean, mean ‘merge’

Crypto industry fears contagion as bitcoin slips under $20,000

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 28 (Reuters) – Investors in ether and its troubled twin stETH are nervously anticipating a crypto milestone: The merge. … Read more

Factbox: The SEC’s response to the ‘same stock’ rally

Factbox: The SEC's response to the 'same stock' rally

June 24 (Reuters) – A year-and-a-half after a “meme stock” rally roiled Wall Street, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is considering broad changes to curb the frenetic trading of stocks based on social media activity. The proposed overhaul would be the biggest change to Wall Street’s rules since 2005 and would affect nearly every … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

EXCLUSIVE China’s central bank accepts Ant’s application for financial holding company – sources

EXCLUSIVE China's central bank accepts Ant's application for financial holding company - sources

A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of Ant Group, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PBOC taking application signals license may come soon – sources Financial holding license to pave way for Ant market … Read more