Spanish Telecom Giant Telefonica Invests in Bit2Me, Pilots Cryptocurrency Payments

Spanish Telecom Giant Telefonica Invests in Bit2Me, Pilots Cryptocurrency Payments

Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecom companies, has closed an investment in the Spanish cryptocurrency exchange Bit2me. The company, which has been very active in the metaverse space, is entering the crypto payments arena by running a pilot to allow its customers to make payments via its online store Tu.com with an upper limit […]

Japanese Gaming Giant Sega to Launch First Blockchain Game

Japanese Gaming Giant Sega to Launch First Blockchain Game

Sega, one of the largest Japanese gaming companies, has announced that it will launch its first blockchain game in collaboration with Double Jump Tokyo, another Japanese development company. The game, which is based on Sega’s Sangokushi Taisen franchise, will be built using Oasys, a Japanese scaling-focused project, to support its blockchain elements. Sega to Launch […]

Report: CME Group to Face off With FTX After Filing for Futures Commission Merchant Status

Report: CME Group to Face off With FTX After Filing for Futures Commission Merchant Status

According to a recent report, the world’s largest derivatives exchange CME Group is looking to register as a direct futures commission merchant (FCM). CME Group’s decision follows the digital currency exchange FTX, as the crypto company applied to become a derivative clearing organization and awaits approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). If […]

Uzbekistan Introduces Monthly Fees for Cryptocurrency Companies

Uzbekistan Introduces Monthly Fees for Cryptocurrency Companies

Crypto firms in Uzbekistan will have to pay fees to the state under new legislation proposed by regulators. The charges vary depending on the business activity and can reach $11,000 a month in the case of digital asset exchanges. Failure to pay will result in license suspension. Crypto Operators in Uzbekistan to Be Charged Fixed […]

US Tennis Player Serena Williams’ VC Firm Leads Ugandan Fintech’s .3 Million Pre-Series A Funding Round

US Tennis Player Serena Williams’ VC Firm Leads Ugandan Fintech’s $12.3 Million Pre-Series A Funding Round

The Uganda-based digital lending fintech startup, Numida, has said it will start offering its services to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in other African countries. Numida’s plans to offer its services to businesses beyond Uganda’s borders came shortly after it was announced that the startup had raised a total of $12.3 million in its pre-Series […]

SEC Charges 2 Firms and 4 Individuals in Crypto Pump-and-Dump Scheme

SEC Charges 2 Firms and 4 Individuals in Crypto Pump-and-Dump Scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against two firms and four individuals allegedly perpetrating a crypto pump-and-dump scheme. “Although this case involves crypto assets, it bears the hallmarks of a classic pump and dump scheme,” said the SEC. SEC Charges 2 Firms in Crypto Pump-and-Dump Case The U.S. Securities and Exchange […]