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According to sources familiar with the matter, a number of Ivy League universities including the University of Michigan, Brown, Yale, and Harvard endowments have been discreetly purchasing cryptocurrencies. The prominent schools have been reportedly leveraging exchanges like Coinbase and other trading platforms. Prominent university endowments have been quietly purchasing digital currencies according to a report
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The Russian Ministry of Labor has reportedly banned government officials from owning and using cryptocurrencies. Officials have also been ordered to dispose of any cryptocurrencies they own by April. Russia Prohibits Government Officials From Holding or Using Cryptocurrencies The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has issued a letter in which
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Sometimes, “stablecoins” and variants such as “algorithmic stablecoins” function like historical names, as they refer to projects that call themselves stablecoins, such as Basis Cash, Elastic Set Dollar, Frax and their clones. The word “stablecoin” can be used as a logical description for “a cryptocurrency designed to have low price volatility” and has “stores of
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Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has published guidance for clients about investing in bitcoin. The bank answers some important questions, such as whether one should buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and whether bitcoin can be used to diversify portfolios. ‘Should I buy’ Bitcoin? UBS Answers UBS published a detailed report about bitcoin last week. It answers
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The ongoing global shortage of chips that are used in the production of bitcoin mining rigs is now causing manufacturing disruptions. According to one report, these disruptions are causing a shortage of rigs on the market and subsequent price increases. Already, the report suggests that the prices of new mining rigs have doubled while second-hand
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A study by blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis finds that cryptocurrency-related crime has fallen significantly. The criminal share of all crypto activity fell to just 0.34% in 2020. This contradicts recent statements by U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen and ECB President Christine Lagarde that cryptocurrencies are mostly used for illicit financing. Crypto Crime Plummeted in
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