Today in Crypto: Coinbase Takes Action on Scams

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Coinbase Global has cut its instructions for how to buy at least three crypto tokens that have had ‘rug pull’ warnings, referring to scams that could lose people money, Reuters reported Thursday (Feb. 10). The company said it plans to create better safeguards against possible scams, and Coinbase spokesperson Jaclyn Sales said the links had … Read more

India’s PM Calls for Global Action on Crypto

Narendra Modi, crypto, India

Comparing the digital currency to inflation and climate change, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for worldwide action on cryptocurrencies. As CoinDesk reported Monday (Jan. 17), Modi made his comments during the annual World Economic Forum Davos conference. “Cryptocurrency is an example of the kind of challenges we are facing as a global family … Read more

ConstitutionDAO, a ‘crypto red alert’ and other cases of crypto-powered social action in 2021

ConstitutionDAO, a ‘crypto red alert’ and other cases of crypto-powered social action in 2021

From the very beginning of the cryptocurrency movement, the societal potential of Bitcoin (BTC) has been one of the fundamental selling points. The decentralized design of crypto-based systems introduces the possibility of bringing individuals together to work toward shared goals, as well as enabling them to pool resources while remaining insulated from outside control. 2021 … Read more

Treasury Claims Economic Risk From Crypto Stablecoins Requires Congressional Action

Treasury Claims Economic Risk From Crypto Stablecoins Requires Congressional Action

A separate Fed report issued last month stated that the risk of stablecoins to the U.S. economy is on par with the threat from tensions with China and climate change.A top official at the Treasury Department responsible for financial oversight charged Congress with taking quick action to regulate stablecoins due to their perceived risk to … Read more

Humanitarian Action for Children 2022 – COVID-19, children on the move and other crises in Mexico and Central America – Honduras

Humanitarian Action for Children 2022 - COVID-19, children on the move and other crises in Mexico and Central America - Honduras

HIGHLIGHTS Mexico and Central America face multiple and complex humanitarian situations affecting 4.8 million children due to violence, climate shocks, food insecurity, and increasing inequity; all compounded by the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 and fueling cross-border migration and internal displacement. UNICEF seeks to reach nearly 1.1 million children and their families, including children … Read more

Omicron proves we’re not in control of Covid – only global action can stop this pandemic | Jeremy Farrar

It’s almost two years since we first heard of Covid-19, and a year since the first Covid vaccines were rolled out. Yet this staggering progress is being squandered. We have drifted for months now, with richer countries, taking a very blinkered domestic focus, lulled into thinking that the worst of the pandemic was behind us. … Read more

US lawmaker urges congressional action on crypto as government avoids shutdown

US lawmaker urges congressional action on crypto as government avoids shutdown

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, one of the ranking members of the Senate Banking Committee, has suggested Congress step in with legislation should the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) be unable to provide sufficient guidance on cryptocurrencies.In a Friday announcement from the Senate Banking Committee, Toomey said he was dissatisfied with the answers SEC chair Gary … Read more

Nursing unions around world call for UN action on Covid vaccine patents | Coronavirus

Nursing unions in 28 countries have filed a formal appeal with the United Nations over the refusal of the UK, EU and others to temporarily waive patents for Covid vaccines, saying this has cost huge numbers of lives in developing nations.The letter, sent on Monday on behalf of unions representing more than 2.5 million healthcare … Read more

India will have to align crypto action with latest FATF norms

India will have to align crypto action with latest FATF norms

NEW DELHI: As Parliament moves to debate and discuss regulation or ban of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges in parliament from next week, India might have to keep in mind that new global norms are being set on the permission and management of cryptocurrencies, particularly given that money laundering and financing of terrorism would become very … Read more

Individual action best way to tackle Covid-19

Individual action best way to tackle Covid-19

Changes to individual actions and behaviour are the best ways to tackle the transmission of Covid-19, according to the Chief Medical Officer. Dr Tony Holohan has called for people to buy into ongoing public health measures and to follow them. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Holohan said failure to put mitigation measures in place … Read more

Crypto Exchange Kraken’s Latest Report Analyzes Price Action of $BTC, $ETH, and $SOL

Crypto Exchange Kraken’s Latest Report Analyzes Price Action of $BTC, $ETH, and $SOL

A recently released research report (titled: “Up, Up and Away: October 2021 Market Recap & Outlook”) from U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken offer a recap of the most significant events that took place in the crypto market last month as well as price analysis for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana. Here are a few highlights from Kraken’s … Read more

In apparent first, Conn. class action jury finds crypto products are not securities

In apparent first, Conn. class action jury finds crypto products are not securities

The exchange rates and logos of Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Monero are seen on the display of a cryptocurrency ATM of blockchain payment service provider Bity.REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann(Reuters) – Daniel Weiner and Amina Hassan of Hughes Hubbard & Reed didn’t even want the jury to decide whether the crypto currency products at the heart of a … Read more

crypto: Celebs endorsing crypto firms must check claims or face action: ASCI head

crypto: Celebs endorsing crypto firms must check claims or face action: ASCI head

Celebrities must do their due diligence before endorsing cryptocurrency companies as they could be held accountable for misleading claims, Subhash Kamath, chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India told ET. This comes amid an ad blitz by crypto companies such as CoinSwitch Kuber, CoinDCX and others during the ongoing T20 World Cup. The ads, … Read more

‘Urgent’ Action Needed—‘Massive’ Bitcoin And Crypto Price Collapse Warning Issued Over Systemic Risk

‘Urgent’ Action Needed—‘Massive’ Bitcoin And Crypto Price Collapse Warning Issued Over Systemic Risk

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have charged higher this week, propelling the combined crypto market to its all-time high of around $2.5 trillion. Subscribe now to Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover hot new NFT and crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains The bitcoin price has added 50% since its September lows, climbing to over … Read more