Dutch AMLD5 Implementation Leaves Crypto-Companies Footing the Bill

The Dutch Ministry of Finance’s implementation of the European Union’s fifth anti-money laundering directive, or AMLD5, requires the country’s Central Bank to monitor its cryptocurrency industry. The cost of this supervision will be passed on to crypto-based businesses. A recent report suggests that these new compliance fees will be higher than those paid by traditional […]

Bitcoin DeFi Investment, New Local Stablecoin + More News

Source: Adobe/concept w Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Investment news Atomic Loans, a provider of non-custodial bitcoin (BTC)-backed loans, has raised a USD 2.45 million seed round, led by Initialized Capital, with participation from ConsenSys, Morgan […]

Antisemitic Holocaust-themed ERC-20 Token Uncovered

The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany. Source: Adobe/Photocreo Bednarek Reporters have discovered a website build using the SquareSpace platform courted controversy by offering its users Holocaust-themed token in a World War II genocide-themed coin offering. The project appeared to make light of the Holocaust, which saw Nazi German forces kill some 6 million European Jews. In […]

Can Bitcoin Cure the Zombie Economy?

As financial markets around the world show unusual bullish signals, many analysts have begun to comment on a decoupling of real economic value and a so-called “zombie economy.” And as fiat currencies are raised from the dead to serve balance sheets, could cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin offer a genuine alternative? Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Printing […]

Mark Cuban Might Finally Like Bitcoin If It Becomes ‘Grandma-Friendly’

Mark Cuban. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube, The Filmy Outspoken American billionaire Mark Cuban has stated that he could change his stance on bitcoin (BTC) if it could become more user-friendly – and if the cryptocurrency could somehow shrug off what he called a reliance on fiat currencies. Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks […]

49 Crypto-Stealing Chrome Extensions Removed from Google’s Store

Source: Adobe/Aleksei Google has removed a number of Chrome extensions that were pretending to be crypto wallet apps in order to steal users’ cryptoassets. A total of 49 extensions of Google’s popular web browser, Chrome, which is the most popular in the world, have been removed by the tech giant from the Web Store as […]

Bearish Bets Being Placed on Bitcoin as Halving Nears

Source: Adobe/Rawpixel.com With the much-anticipated bitcoin (BTC) halving now less than a month away, more traders are placing bearish bets on the price of the number one cryptocurrency, signaling some degree of doubt as to how enthusiastically the event will really be received by the market. The bets, known in trader circles as put options, […]

Russian Ministry Adds Waves Enterprise Blockchain Platform to Official Registry

The Russian Ministry of Communications has added Waves Enterprise to the Unified Register of Russian Software for Computers and Databases. Documents published by the Russian Ministry of Communications on April 7 reveal that Waves Enterprise was added to the list and described as a “cloud-based distributed ledger service and service for virtualization and storage of […]

Huawey, Alipay, Tencent Join China’s Latest Push in Blockchain Development

Source: Adobe/piter2121 In its push for fast development and utilization of blockchain, China has formed a national committee tasked with creating standards for this technology, the members of which include a number of tech giants. China seems to be serious about its blockchain plans. As the country’s next step in the process, the Ministry of […]

Blockchain-powered Cosplay Has Arrived in Japan

Source: Adobe/guruXOX What happens when the worlds of blockchain, crypto and cosplay collide? The world is about to find out, as a company in Japan begins issuing exclusive blockchain technology-powered contents for die-hard cosplay fans. Japan, one of the biggest global hotspots of cryptocurrency innovation, also happens to be the spiritual home of cosplay. For […]