All of the services available through the Federal Reserve’s online portal have been down for more than an hour. According to the Federal Reserve Bank Services’ website, the bank is experiencing a disruption in its account services, central bank, Check 21, check adjustments, FedACH, FedCash, FedLine Advantage, FedLine Command, FedLine Direct, FedLine Web, Fedwire Funds, Fedwire
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has provided an update on the progress of a digital dollar. He confirmed that it is a “very high priority project” for the Fed, and agrees with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the benefits of issuing a digital dollar. The Fed Is Looking Carefully at a Digital Dollar Fed
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Decentralized oracle network Umbrella has published details of its recent initial DEX offering, or IDO, revealing that 110,000 applicants hsigned up for the offering on Polkastarter. The Feb. 9 offering saw 10 times the amount of hopefuls sign up as the 1,000 randomly selected slots available, with 2.5 million UMB tokens being distributed to only
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Bitcoin (BTC) hit back to reclaim $50,000 on Feb. 24 amid fresh bullish comments from major investors. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Tradingview BTC price exits $40,000 range Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView tracked a 14% rise from Tuesday’s lows over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin posting local highs of $51,278 on Bitstamp. At
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A U.S. Congress subcommittee is investigating if domestic extremists are turning to cryptocurrency as a source of funds for their activities. On Feb. 25, the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will hold a hearing titled “Dollars Against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of Insurrection.” A committee memorandum ahead of
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Cross-chain bridges and layer-two solutions have become an important topic of conversation in recent weeks as protocols compete to offer the best solution to skyrocketing transaction costs on the Ethereum network.  While a lot of the focus in decentralized finance (DeFi) has been on the creation of a sprawling multichain ecosystem following the recent emergence
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A decentralized finance (defi) protocol announced that it officially acquired an initial coin offering (ICO) listing platform. Jigstack, who bought icorating.com, will migrate all the platform’s assets to its Lemonade’s solution. Jigstack’ Direct Email Database on Icorating.com According to the announcement, the defi protocol, which acts as a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), bought the website
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Financial services outfit Square just announced it has picked up more Bitcoin.  Square “has purchased approximately 3,318 bitcoins at an aggregate purchase price of $170 million,” the company said in a public statement on Tuesday, adding: “Combined with Square’s previous purchase of $50 million in bitcoin, this represents approximately five percent of Square’s total cash,
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