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Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in Covid-19 vaccine negotiations and has asked some countries to put up sovereign assets, such as embassy buildings and military bases, as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. In the case of one country, demands...
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With the wild journey that is bitcoin price swings so far this year, you might have missed the accelerating rhythm of companies announcing services to support bitcoin for payments. We’re not talking about small idealistic startups, either. A week ago, on Visa’s Q1 earnings call, CEO Al Kelly said the company may add cryptocurrencies to...
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Valkyrie Digital Assets filed an application on Friday for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), the second such filing in the last 30 days. The Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund would be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC would serve as the custodian for the proposed ETF, according to Dallas-registered Valkyrie...
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Cryptocurrency assets would be treated like financial products under South Africa’s Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) Act, under a draft declaration by a financial regulator. “The Declaration would have the effect that any person furnishing advice or rendering intermediary services in relation to crypto assets must be authorised under the FAIS Act as a...
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Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego just declared 10% of his portfolio is now tied up in bitcoin. Announced in a tweet on Wednesday, Mexico’s second-wealthiest man responded to questions that “many people” ask him about bitcoin, saying: “YES. I have 10% of my liquid portfolio invested.” “Bitcoin protects the citizen from government expropriation,” Pliego added...
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Taurus Group, a Swiss fintech firm, has taken on Sygnum Bank as the latest client for its digital asset custody services. Sygnum, which is one of two B2B players that hold banking licenses from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), will utilize Taurus’s Protect secure storage infrastructure, as well as leverage Taurus’ cluster of...
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Kava Labs has launched its first application: a yield-generating decentralized finance (DeFi) platform for bitcoin (BTC) and other non-Ethereum assets. The product, called Harvest and built on the Kava blockchain, allows users to stake their crypto so it can be lent out to other users. Harvest will initially support deposits of BTC, BNB, BUSD and...
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