Israel Crypto News
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Israel, Hong Kong enter partnership to test new CBDC against cyber risks
The exposure-free retail CBDC the Bank of Israel and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority plan to test is assumed to carry less financial risk for consumers, Bloomberg News reported.
Israeli central bank yet to make decision on pursuing CBDC despite public support
A research by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) shows that nine out of ten central banks are working on a CBDC project presently.
Top Israel bank to start offering crypto trading services
Bank Leumi’s customers would be able to use Pepper Invest to trade Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Roll-up developers StarkWare to raise $100M at a $6B valuation
The Israeli company behind StarkWare, developers of Ethereum ZK-rollup technology, is finishing a funding round of at least $100 million, at a $6 billion valuation.
Coinbase forays into Israel market with Unbound Security acquisition
Coinbase solidifies its presence in Israel by acquiring a cryptographic security company Unbound Security while establishing a new research facility in the nation.
Israel authorities amp up regulations for crypto and FinTech
The government of Israel is tightening regulations surrounding crypto amidst concerns related to money laundering and terror financing.
Bank of Israel uses Ethereum blockchain for upcoming ‘digital shekels’
The Bank of Israel has built the pilot scheme of its digital shekel on the Ethereum blockchain.
Second-largest ETH2 staking pool sues Fireblocks after $75 million Ethereum blunder
Fireblocks faces lawsuit over key management incident, resulting in $75 million loss.
Nuvei to acquire crypto payments processor Simplex for $250 million
The acquisition would allow Canadian payments company Nuvei to issue crypto banking accounts and Visa cards.
Social trading platform eToro to go public via $10 billion SPAC IPO
The combined company’s estimated valuation is currently $10.4 billion.
Crypto and stocks broker eToro becomes $2.5 billion ‘unicorn’
Popular social trading app and website eToro became the latest FinTech firm to get a “unicorn” classification earlier this week, local publication Calcalist reported.
Is BLOCKTV’s upcoming IEO a cash grab or the future of crypto media?
At the end of October 2019, the blockchain-focused media company BLOCKTV announced the November 21, 2019, launch of its native cryptocurrency on Bittrex Global.
Bear Market Forces Bitmain to Close Blockchain Development Center in Israel
The downturn of the crypto market has forced Beijing-based Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain to close its blockchain development center in Israel and lay off all of its employees, Israeli business news outlet Globes reported on December 10, 2018.
Israel Poised to Become a Major Blockchain Innovation Hub
Leading the way in research and development expenditures of GDP by percent, cultivating a thriving startup culture comparable to Silicon Valley, Israel is one to watch in the world of blockchain tech innovation.
Israel Securities Authority Implements Blockchain
According to a recent news release by the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), the regulator has started utilizing blockchain technology to improve cybersecurity and more effectively address challenges regarding information security.
Report: Israel May Adopt Cryptocurrencies to Prevent Tax Evasion
Despite Bitcoin’s plummet to $6,600 (at time of writing), world governments and emerging economies remain invested in the idea of a blockchain-powered ecosystem supplemented with a decentralized currency framework.
eToro Signs Advertisement Deals with Seven Premier League Teams
Shortly after adding IOTA to its platform, eToro has unveiled a flurry of partnerships with seven premier league teams.