Survey: Almost one in five adult Australians own crypto in 2020

Australia’s overall crypto perception improved in 2020 but adoption among women is still lacking. A recently published survey by the cryptocurrency exchange platform Independent Reserve shows nearly 20% of young adults in Australia own virtual currencies in 2020. According to the 2020 edition of the Independent Reserve Cryptocurrency Index (IRCI), Australia’s general crypto sentiment improved […]

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Crypto firms still not widely adopting ‘travel rule,’ says FATF deputy

David Lewis, executive secretary and G20 deputy at the Financial Action Task Force, says crypto firms still have a long way to go before they’re compliant. In 2019, the Financial Action Task Force asked jurisdictions worldwide to adopt its regulatory guidelines for virtual assets. At the V20 conference today, held online, David Lewis—executive secretary and G20 deputy […]

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Dash objects to ShapeShift culling of privacy coins

“Dash is technically no more a ‘privacy coin’ than Bitcoin,” according to Perkins Coie. So why did Shapeshift delist it? Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift recently delisted three privacy coins: Dash, Zcash (ZEC) and Monero (XMR). This was an unexpected move to say the least, given the exchange’s historic commitment to privacy. As a noncustodial platform, Shapeshift did […]

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Investors are back into Bitcoin but DEXs are still the future of crypto

Bitcoin’s rally to $15.9K stole the limelight from DeFi tokens and decentralized exchanges but the tables could turn rapidly. Bitcoin’s long-waited bull run and the recent wave of corporate and institutional investors allocating significant portions of their reserves to Bitcoin (BTC) are all signs that the pace of crypto’s mainstreaming is rapidly accelerating: But has […]

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