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EU Regulators Examining Binance’s Stock Tokens

  • The U.K. FCA is reportedly working with Binance to better understand the stock tokens, and what regulation may apply to them.
  • Binance said a prospectus was not required as the tokens were not settled in fiat currency, but in Binance USD (BUSD).
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  • The U.K. FCA is reportedly working with Binance to better understand the stock tokens, and what regulation may apply to them.
  • Binance said a prospectus was not required as the tokens were not settled in fiat currency, but in Binance USD (BUSD).
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Facebook’s Diem Expected to Launch Stablecoin Pilot in 2021

  • While there was no confirmed date for the launch of the pilot, sources have said it will involve a single stablecoin tied to the U.S. dollar.
  • The pilot is expected to be a small-scale one, mainly focusing on payments between individual consumers.
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Uniswap V3 Deployed to Testnets

  • The third iteration of Uniswap is now available on the Ropsten, Rinkeby, Kovan, and Goerli Ethereum testnets.
  • Set to launch on the mainnet on 5 May, Uniswap V3 will introduce a number of new features, such as concentrated liquidity and a multiple fee tier system.
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WeWork to Accept Cryptocurrency as Payment

  • WeWork will begin accepting BTC, ETH, USDC, PAX, and other cryptocurrencies through BitPay.
  • Coinbase will become the first company to pay for its WeWork membership with cryptocurrencies.

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PayPal’s Venmo Launches Crypto Trading Service

  • The new "Crypto on Venmo" service will be made widely available to Venmo's 70 million customers within a "few weeks".
  • Similarly to PayPal, crypto trading on Venmo will be limited to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
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Signature Bank Becomes Circle’s Banking Partner

  • With the partnership, Signature will become one of the leading financial institutions to hold billions of USDC reserve funds.
  • By integrating with Signature's Signet payments platform, Circle is opening the door to future integrations of products and services within the bank.
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eToro Adds Support For Chainlink, Uniswap

  • UNI is the first DeFi token to list on eToro.
  • The new offering brings the total number of tokens available on eToro to 18.
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Now Live on OKEx

  • The layer-2 scaling solution is currently available on the OKEx desktop website and is yet to go mobile.
  • The integration will benefit the entire Bitcoin ecosystem, as it will increase the number of participating lightning network nodes.
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Refinable Becomes First Polkastarter IDO Exclusive to Binance Smart Chain

  • The NFT marketplace's IDO will take place on 23 April, with the project distributing 500 million $FINE tokens.
  • This is the first time a project exclusive to BSC is having an IDO on Polkastarter.
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The New Pangolin Liquidity Mining Rewards Are Live

  • The new yield farming rules set the PNG-pair rewards to three times those of AVAX pairs.
  • This appears to be the first of many governance votes, aimed at improving the tokenomics of the PNG token.
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Binance Chain Burns $595 Million Worth of BNB

  • Binance burned 1,099,888 BNB, reducing the total supply of the token to 169,423,937 BNB.
  • This is the highest-ever burn in terms of dollar-value, as BNB has seen its price increase 1,581% during Q1 2021.
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Societe Generale Issues Security Token on Tezos

  • The bank issued a €5 million Euro Medium-Term Note (EMNT), a type of fixed debt security that expires in 5 to 10 years.
  • The transaction is a key step in launching the bank's enterprise-focused crypto arm in 2022.
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OpenEthereum Experiencing Sync Issues Amid Berlin Upgrade

  • Shortly after the Berlin upgrade was activated, the Ethereum software client malfunctioned, and is now stuck on block 12,244,294.
  • Popular crypto companies, such as Coinbase and Ledger, are now experiencing issues with their ETH and ETC-20 services.
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1inch Network Optimized For The Berlin Hard Fork

  • 1inch optimized its smart contracts to avoid suffering from increased costs brought on by the Berlin hard fork.
  • One of the EIPs incorporated in the fork could triple the cost for swapping tokens on DEXs.