Japan's financial regulator pushes crypto exchanges to give up anonymous altcoins. Japan’s Financial Services Agency is quietly pressuring cryptocurrency exchanges to give up handling Monero, Zcash, Dash and other cryptocurrencies favored by criminals and hackers. According to Forbes, sources close to the FSA confirmed that they were taking all available steps to discourage the use of certain alternative virtual currencies that have become attractive to the underworld because they are difficult to track.
UNICEF Turns to Cryptocurrency Mining to Raise Funds UNICEF Australia has launched The HopePageproject, which allows people to make a donation by keeping the webpage open and using the computer's CPU to mine those digital dollars. It taps into an application by Coinhive, which mines Monero (XMR/USD). The digital money will be converted into funding for UNICEF’s global efforts to help children, with response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar being a priority.
Binance to invest $15 million in Bermuda. Binance, the world’s largest exchange cryptocurrency exchange, will invest$15 million in Bermuda, under a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the country’s Premier David Burt. Under the MOU, the Binance Charity Foundation will put $10 million toward educational programs related to blockchain. The company will also provide up to $5 million in investments in new Bermuda-based blockchain companies through Binance Labs.
Iran national cryptocurrency project on track. Iran has developed an experimental local cryptocurrency “to facilitate financial transactions,” Iran Front Page reports. The news comes days after the country’s central bank prohibited local banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies due to concerns about money-laundering.
The total cryptocurrency market capitalization stands at $429 972 689 350.
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By Siranush Ghazanchyan