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SWIFT Partners With Chainlink on Cross-Chain Project
  • The proof-of-concept project will see SWIFT use Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) to connect to most blockchain environments.
  • CCIP will allow the interbank messaging system to instruct on-chain token transfers, further accelerating the adoption of blockchain technology.
September 29, 2022, 7:15 PM
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Opera’s Crypto Browser to Integrate Elrond Blockchain
  • The more than 300 million users of the Opera web browser will soon have direct access to Elrond’s rich ecosystem of dApps and popular web3 services.
  • While Opera’s crypto-focused browser was released back in January, it has already added support for multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, and more.
September 22, 2022, 11:17 AM
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Nasdaq to Launch Crypto Custody for Institutional Clients
  • Stock market operator Nasdaq has formed a new digital asset division, which will develop and launch a digital asset custody services to institutional clients.
  • The move is in line with Nasdaq’s mission to be a service provider in the crypto space, rather than facilitate trading of cryptocurrencies.
September 20, 2022, 6:08 PM
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Abra to Launch First State-Regulated Digital Assets Bank
  • Expected to launch in Q1 2023, Abra Bank will allow U.S. citizens to deposit and bank digital assets in a similar way to how traditional banks handle fiat.
  • It also plans to launch an international unit with similar services to Abra Bank, and a new staking and yield offering, both scheduled for October this year.
September 13, 2022, 1:08 PM
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Sep 12, 2022
WazirX Regains Access to Bank Accounts
  • The Enforcement Directorate of India froze WazirX’s bank accounts back in August, alleging the exchange had assisted “illegal loan apps” in laundering funds.
  • The exchange explained that most accounts connected to ED’s investigation had already been flagged as suspicious, and blocked between 2020 and 2021.

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Sep 6, 2022
Binance to Auto-Convert Several Stablecoins to BUSD
  • Binance revealed that starting 29 September all existing balances and new deposits of USDC, USDP, and TUSD will be auto-converted into its own BUSD stablecoin.
  • While Binance claimed the move was made to “enhance liquidity and capital-efficiency for users”, it will also expand the market share of BUSD, currently ranked third in market capitalization.
Sep 5, 2022
Russia Considers Legalization of Crypto for Cross-Border Payments
  • Both Russia’s Ministry of Finance and central bank have agreed that cross-border crypto payments will soon be legalized in the country.
  • Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev noted that the current geopolitical conditions have made it “impossible to do without cross-border settlements in cryptocurrency”.
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