Middle East

2 reasons why Casper (CSPR) IOU token rallied 2,300% in one week

Bull market cycles in the cryptocurrency market can be exhilarating for day traders and long-term investors alike, but the speed at which the prices move can make it a challenge for promising new projects that are looking to catch the momentum before the cycle plays itself out. This reality has led to some projects listed …

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Major Israeli Investment House Invested $100 Million in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Fund in December 2020

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>One of the biggest asset managers in Israel allocated millions of dollars into the shares of Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). Altshuler Shaham is now gaining exposure to bitcoin by investing $100 million in shares, according to a local media outlet.</strong> Altshuler Shaham Currently Holds $150M Worth in BTC Per Globes Israel, the …

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Bahrain central bank licenses Sharia-compliant crypto exchange

CoinMENA, a soon-to-launch cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has obtained a license from the Central Bank of Bahrain, or CBB. The newly acquired “Crypto Assets Services Company License” allows CoinMENA to operate fully as a regulated crypto exchange and onshore platform, the company announced on Jan. 24. The CBB’s license ensures that …

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Iran Grants Bitcoin Miners Exclusive Access To Electricity From Three Power Plants

Iran has granted bitcoin miners exclusive access to electricity generated from three power plants for their mining activities, according to state power utility Thermal Power Plant Holding Company (TPPH). Mohsen Tarztalab, managing director of TPPH, told a local news agency on Monday that the “necessary equipment has been installed in three power plants of Ramin, …

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Chinese Bitcoin Miners Develop Strong Relationships and Crypto Mining Facilities in Iran

During the last few months, crypto proponents have focused their attention on Iran. The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani initiated a new mining strategy last May, and the government-licensed 14 bitcoin mining farms in July. According to the Chinese mining operation Lubian, it claims to operate one of these regulated bitcoin mining farms in the oil-rich …

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How Bitcoin Fits Into Lebanon’s Banking Crisis

Lebanon’s financial crisis has banks looking for alternative monetary policy and citizens scrambling for alternative banking services. The economic crisis has been raging for years, but political turmoil and the pandemic-induced global market downturn has raised fears of government defaults and the devaluation of the Lebanese pound. As a result, more Lebanese people are seeking …

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