Cryptocurrency-based crime reached a new high in 2021

A report by Chainalysis has found illicit addresses received $14bn in deposits during 2021, which was almost twice the amount they collected in 2020.

MoneyGram takes stake in bitcoin ATM Coinme

Coinme, a US-based cryptocurrency cash exchange service, has received a strategic minority investment from MoneyGram International.

Could 2022 be the year of the CBDC?

With the rise of cryptocurrencies showing no signs of slowing down, the growth of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) appears to be another trend on the ascendancy. Will 2022 prove to be a red-letter year for CBDC adoption?

SaaS blockchain platform Cion Digital bags $12m seed

Cion Digital, the first SaaS blockchain orchestration platform, has closed a $12m seed funding round led by Green Visor Capital and 645 Ventures.

Australia’s CFR backs cryptoasset regulation framework

Australia’s Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) has revealed its support for a government plan to create a new regulatory framework for cryptoassets.

NYDIG lands $1bn in bid to expand bitcoin adoption

Bitcoin company NYDIG, which describes itself as a gateway to a new era of financial products, has secured $1bn in funding that will value...

Japan to place new restrictions on stablecoin issuance

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has revealed it is proposing new restrictions that would only enable banks and wire transfer services to issue stablecoins.

Okcoin locks in $1m commitment to boost cryptocurrency inclusivity

US cryptocurrency platform Okcoin has committed $1m to increasing diversity and inclusivity in the crypto space.

Blockchain startup XY Finance lands $12m funding

Taiwan-based blockchain company XY Finance has raised $12m from a funding round led by Circle Internet Financial.

CertiK continues funding spree as it nets $80m Series B2

Blockchain security firm Certik has bagged $80m from a Series B2 financing raise led by Sequoia Capital China.

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DeFi investing software Conduit scores $17m

Conduit, a developer of DeFi products for FinTechs, neobanks and exchanges, has collected $17m in fresh funding.

WealthKernel rakes in $7m Series A+ to expand into Europe

WealthTech firm WealthKernel has raised $7m from a Series A+ headed by venture capital firm XTX Ventures.

March Capital pours $15m funding into payments firm Gr4vy

Cloud-native payments orchestration firm Gr4vy has secured $15m in Series A extension funding.

FCC chair calls for new policies around telecom data breach reporting

The chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Jessica Rosenworcel has called for new policies around telecom providers’ reporting of data breaches.

UK’s Payment Systems Regulator releases 5-year plan

The UK’s Payment Systems Regulator has released its five-year plan to support the payment services.

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