Crypto exchange Binance says it won’t unilaterally freeze accounts in Russia

Crypto exchange Binance says it won't unilaterally freeze accounts in Russia

Feb 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has no plans to unilaterally freeze user accounts in Russia, the company’s representative said on Monday, after Ukraine had asked cryptocurrency bourses to block operations with Russia.”We are not going to unilaterally freeze millions of innocent users’ accounts. Crypto was meant to provide greater financial freedom for people … Read more

Got some pocket change you want to throw at crypto? It won’t go as far on PayPal

A sign is posted in front of PayPal headquarters  (AFP)

Got some pocket change you want to throw at crypto? It won’t go as far on Venmo. Venmo and its parent PayPal Holdings Inc. alerted their users earlier this week that they’re changing their fees for crypto transactions under $200. While the companies said the pricing adjustments were just an effort to provide investors with more transparency, a closer look shows … Read more

‘I made $4m profit on crypto, but the bank won’t let me spend it’

‘I made $4m profit on crypto, but the bank won’t let me spend it’

Vincent Fraysse*, 36, originally from France but now living in London, managed to turn €3,000 (£2,500) into $4m (£3.9m) betting on movements in markets. He now works for a cryptocurrency hedge fund, but said it took him two years to move his crypto profits into sterling and start spending it. “After finally finding a bank … Read more

Different crypto will be less correlated, as healthcare stocks ‘won’t move in the same way’ gold ETF moves, a crypto asset manager says

Different crypto will be less correlated, as healthcare stocks 'won't move in the same way' gold ETF moves, a crypto asset manager says

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback or tell us what you think we … Read more

SEC Chair Gensler Discusses How Securities Laws Apply to Crypto Tokens — Won’t Say if Ethereum Is a Security – Regulation Bitcoin News

SEC Chair Gensler Discusses How Securities Laws Apply to Crypto Tokens — Won't Say if Ethereum Is a Security – Regulation Bitcoin News

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has explained how securities laws apply to cryptocurrency tokens as he outlined the commission’s priorities in regulating the crypto space. “Our role at the SEC is to ensure that the public still gets basic protection,” he stressed. SEC Chair Gary Gensler on Cryptocurrency … Read more

Europe is learning a crucial lesson — vaccines work, but they alone won’t stop Covid now

Europe is learning a crucial lesson -- vaccines work, but they alone won't stop Covid now

Press conferences took on an almost celebratory tone as Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors announced road maps away from Covid-19 restrictions, hailing their country’s uptake rates and speaking colorfully about a return to normalcy.But as another Covid-struck winter grips Europe, many of those countries are now reversing course.And Britain has endured a lengthy and stubborn … Read more

‘Detox’ routines won’t undo Covid vaccine, experts tell anti-vaxxers | US news

Medical experts are speaking out against Covid-19 vaccine “detoxes” that some inaccurately claim can remove the effects of vaccinations received under mandates and other public health rulings.In one TikTok video that has received hundreds of thousands of views, Carrie Madej, an osteopath based in Georgia, falsely claims a bath containing baking soda, epsom salts and … Read more

Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Says Bitcoin Won’t Have Parabolic 2021, Predicts Bull Market Will Extend to 2022

Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Says Bitcoin Won’t Have Parabolic 2021, Predicts Bull Market Will Extend to 2022

Popular crypto strategist and trader Benjamin Cowen says he believes Bitcoin (BTC) will likely not end 2021 with a bang. In a new strategy session, Cowen tells his 597,000 YouTube subscribers that he thinks Bitcoin is in a massive reaccumulation range. Looking at the big picture, the analyst says Bitcoin has been trading within a … Read more

Ford won’t impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Ontario health-care workers

Ford won't impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Ontario health-care workers

Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday Ontario won’t make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for those working in health care, suggesting doing so could jeopardize patient care in the province.  “The impact of the potential departure of tens of thousands of health care workers is weighed against the small number of outbreaks that are currently active in Ontario’s hospitals,” Ford said … Read more

China won’t give up on its zero-tolerance COVID policy soon – experts

China won't give up on its zero-tolerance COVID policy soon - experts

BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) – China will not give up on its zero-tolerance policy towards local COVID-19 cases any time soon, some experts said, as the policy has allowed it to quickly quell local outbreaks, while the virus continues to spread outside its borders.To stop local cases from turning into wider outbreaks, China has developed … Read more

Ontario won’t include COVID-19 on list of mandatory immunizations, top doctor confirms

Ontario won't include COVID-19 on list of mandatory immunizations, top doctor confirms

Ontario will not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend school and will not add the vaccine to its list of mandatory immunizations, which includes illnesses like polio and measles, the province’s top doctor says.  The vaccine will not be integrated into the Immunization of School Pupils Act “at present,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. … Read more

A Covid-19 vaccine mandate won’t force staff at this rural Missouri hospital to get the shot, CEO says. It will make them quit

A Covid-19 vaccine mandate won't force staff at this rural Missouri hospital to get the shot, CEO says. It will make them quit

So Tobler can’t afford to alienate any more health care workers, but he believes a Covid-19 vaccine mandate could do just that. Such a requirement won’t make his unvaccinated staff get the shot, he says. It will make them quit.”Our reality is we need staff to work. And in return for your working, we’re not … Read more