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Exchange giant Cboe could re-list bitcoin futures, suggests CEO

Exchange giant Cboe Global Markets could re-list bitcoin futures, CEO Ed Tilly has suggested. “We’re still interested in the space, we haven’t given up on it,” Tilly told Bloomberg in a report published Thursday. “We’re keen on building out the entire platform. There’s a lot of demand from retail and institutions, and we need to …

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PayPal CEO says the payments giant wants to be 'the digital wallet for global CBDCs'

PayPal CEO says the payments giant wants to be ‘the digital wallet for global CBDCs’

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said Thursday that he sees PayPal playing a significant role in the utility of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). On the company’s investor day call, Schulman said PayPal is gearing up to be “the digital wallet for global CBDCs.” PayPal’s newly unveiled product roadmap for crypto includes becoming a CBDC platform. …

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Spanish banking giant BBVA is said to be launching crypto trading and custody services

Spanish banking giant BBVA is said to be launching crypto trading and custody services

BBVA, Spain’s second-largest bank, is reportedly launching cryptocurrency trading and custody services in the coming months. CoinDesk reported the news on Monday, citing “two people familiar with the plans.” BBVA will reportedly offer the services from Switzerland and is awaiting regulatory approvals. “There are still some compliance hurdles so this will not be in December, …

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Spanish security giant Prosegur announces institutional-focused crypto custody service

Spanish security giant Prosegur announces institutional-focused crypto custody service

On Wednesday, Prosegur — a Spanish security company founded in the 1970s — announced a new digital asset custody service focused on institutional clients. “Prosegur Crypto combines the highest standards in physical security, an area in which Prosegur is a world leader, with state-of-the-art cryptographic security technologies,” the firm said in a press statement. “Users’ …

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This Swiss e-commerce giant accepted payment in digital franc

This Swiss e-commerce giant accepted payment in digital franc

Sygnum, a digital assets bank in Switzerland announced in a release that it enabled the world’s first e-commerce transaction that involved using a stable coin. The transaction took place on the shopping site Galaxus which is one of the biggest retailers in Switzerland. The stablecoin which is known as DCHF or Digital Swiss Franc was …

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Chinese tech giant Tencent launches blockchain accelerator program

Chinese tech giant Tencent launches blockchain accelerator program

Chinese tech giant Tencent has launched a blockchain accelerator, and it plans to mentor 30 companies developing blockchain-based technologies and services. Called Tencent Industrial Accelerator, the program has now begun taking applications, according to the company’s website. Interested projects have until June 6 to apply.  The accelerator is open to both early-stage blockchain startups and …

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