Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Starts Offering Lumber Futures Amidst Commodities Price Boom

FTX, one of the largest derivatives exchanges, has started to offer lumber-based futures markets for its customers, given the recent interest in speculating on commodities prices. Lumber has been one of the key commodities that have skyrocketed in price during these last months, affecting and halting many building projects all across the U.S. FTX[…]

US Senator Elizabeth Warren Bashes Cryptocurrencies Citing Environmental Impact, Investor Protections

US Senator Elizabeth Warren sees several issues with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. She said that “we need a good strong regulatory agency that can continue to update,” claiming that cryptocurrencies invite “investors to come in without the ordinary protections of the transparency and disclosures and auditing.” Elizabeth Warren Bashes Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Elizabeth Warren,[…]

Visa and Tala Join Forces to Boost Cryptocurrency Adoption for Underbanked Populations

Payments giant Visa and financial services provider Tala have partnered to boost cryptocurrency adoption in emerging markets. The collaboration aims to “make it easier for underbanked consumers to convert, store, and use cryptocurrencies.” Visa and Tala Boosting Crypto Adoption in Emerging Markets Visa and Tala have formed a new partnership “to help underbanked populations participate[…]

LiveLeak, the Infamous Site for Beheading Videos, Is Gone

For almost 15 years the website LiveLeak shocked and entertained the internet. If you wanted to see uncensored and horrifying footage of war and violence that YouTube wouldn’t allow, then LiveLeak would serve it up to you. In 2014, Business Insider called it “The Islamic State’s favorite site for beheading videos.” Now, LiveLeak is gone,[…]

Treasury Secretary Yellen Says US Does Not Have Framework ‘up to the Task’ of Regulating Cryptocurrencies

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that the U.S. does not have an “adequate framework” to deal with all the different issues posed by cryptocurrencies, such as money laundering and illicit financing. According to her, there is no framework that’s “quite up to the task of putting in place a regulatory framework that we need”[…]

Treasury Secretary Yellen Says US Does Not Have Framework ‘up to the Task’ of Regulating Cryptocurrencies

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that the U.S. does not have an “adequate framework” to deal with all the different issues posed by cryptocurrencies, such as money laundering and illicit financing. According to her, there is no framework that’s “quite up to the task of putting in place a regulatory framework that we need”[…]