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Malaysia Eyes BTC as Legal Tender, Ripple’s Technology to Be Used by Canada’s Top Bank, Whale Buys 3.7 Trillion SHIB: Crypto News Digest by U.Today

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 16:14
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Valeria Blokhina
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Malaysia Eyes BTC as Legal Tender, Ripple’s Technology to Be Used by Canada’s Top Bank, Whale Buys 3.7 Trillion SHIB: Crypto News Digest by U.Today
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Bitcoin being considered as legal tender in Malaysia

According to Bloomberg’s article, Malaysia’s Communication Ministry proposed to implement Bitcoin as legal tender. Zahidi Zainul Abidin, the deputy minister of the authority, says that they seek to legalize cryptocurrency in order to encourage young people to use Bitcoin for everyday transactions, thus attracting them to crypto adoption.

At the moment, crypto is under the regulation of the local central bank and Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Two More Countries Will Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender This Year, El Salvador President Predicts

Ripple's technology to be used by Canadian top bank for cross-border payments

As shared by CryptoLaw founder John Deaton in his Twitter account, National Australia Bank (NAB), a Ripple partner and one of Australia's top four banks, has partnered with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) to use Ripple's blockchain network technology. According to Jonathan Davey, NAB’s Executive General Manager, the technology has the potential to not only deliver real-time international payments but also to improve the security and efficiency of the bank’s payments systems.

3.7 trillion SHIB lands in whale's wallet after massive purchase

WhaleStats on-chain analytics provider detected an enormous Shiba Inu transaction made by a major Ethereum whale. The whale ranked 216th on the scale of the aforementioned service has purchased 3.7 trillion SHIB tokens worth $89,128,210. The second biggest canine coin currently comprises 31.29% of the wallet’s portfolio.

Meanwhile, SHIB remains the second biggest cryptocurrency holding on the top 10 list for large Ethereum investors.

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Grayscale boss accuses SEC of creating uneven playing field

Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein stated that the firm's "number one" priority is currently getting a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. As stated by Financial News (FN), the company has tried for six years to convert its trust into an ETF and filed a new application with the SEC last October. The regulator has so far shot down multiple proposals to launch a spot Bitcoin ETF by many major players, leading Grayscale to accuse the SEC of creating "an unfair playing field." However, Sonnenshein believes that in the future, the regulator will change its stance.

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Valeria is the community manager at U.Today. She is a crypto enthusiast and believes that cryptocurrency is the future of finance. Currently, Valeria covers the latest news in the world of crypto and blockchain.