• Snowden Dorsey Signal crypto donations
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    Snowden, Dorsey-endorsed encrypted messenger Signal adds crypto donations

    NSA whistleblower and Bitcoin fan Edward Snowden’s favorite service Signal now accepts donations in a dozen cryptocurrencies

    “As a nonprofit organization, we depend on your support. If you've been patiently waiting for Signal to accept cryptocurrency donations, you no longer need to hodl back your generosity," Signal said.

  • iran mine bitcoin avoid sanctions
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    Iranian think tank says mine Bitcoin to avoid sanctions, add jobs

    Despite a recent crackdown on mining farms blamed for blackouts, the report said a national push would make it cheaper to bypass sanctions

    In a recent study, the well-connected Iranian Presidential Center for Strategic Studies suggested that developing a regulated crypto mining industry could help the country circumvent sanctions without spending precious foreign currency reserves, as local buyers could obtain Bitcoin for rials instead of dollars.

  • 100 million crypto users worldwide
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies

    Crypto users break 100 million worldwide

    A sharp increase to 106 million from the 66 million found in a study last May by Crypto.com can be attributed to PayPal, DeFi, and institutional investors

    According to Crypto.com, this growth is largely driven by strong Bitcoin adoption which was a 15.7% increase. Other factors that seem to have driven the sharp upturn in adoption include the huge growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) since last summer, PayPal’s decision to enable customers to hold bitcoin, and the massive institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies by mainstream companies and highly regarded investors like Stanley Druckenmiller.

  • India launch digital rupee
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    India preparing to launch digital rupee

    The Reserve Bank of India’s governor said that it is ‘very much in the game’ in getting ready to launch a central bank digital currency

    Central bank governor Shaktikanta Das said that there is still no set date for the launch of the digital rupee, but highlighted that the project is “receiving our full attention” and that the central bank is already tying up loose ends by working on the technology and the procedural aspects of the system.