This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations. This week, following a tumultuous few weeks of regulation, the Bitcoin world’s focus shifted to Miami and Latin America. Searches for Bitcoin on
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Li Ka-shing’s real estate flagship company is said to be mulling a sale of UBS AG’s London headquarters, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday. CK Asset Holdings is reportedly in discussions with several buyers for 5 Broadgate, a Grade A office building adjacent to the Liverpool Street train and subway station. The company acquired
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A National Association of Realtors “30 Under 30” agent, serving the Del Mar/San Diego luxury residential market with Anderson Coastal Group. In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, sellers are calling the shots, buyers are doing anything they can to win in multiple-offer scenarios and, as a result, escrows are particularly emotional. When buyers offer hundreds of thousands of
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A Texas state regulator has officially affirmed that Texas state-chartered banks are allowed to store cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) for their customers. The Texas Department of Banking, a state regulatory agency chartering state banks and supervising financial services, issued a notice on Thursday stating that local banks are permitted to provide crypto services in the state.
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As El Salvador adopts Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender, one Dutch official blasted the cryptocurrency, calling for an urgent blanket ban. Pieter Hasekamp, director of the Dutch Bureau for Economic Analysis under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, published an essay entitled “The Netherlands must ban bitcoin.” In line with the essay’s title, Hasekamp lists
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Bitcoin (BTC) traded in a higher range on Friday, with analysts keen to see which critical levels would fall next. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin escapes fresh losses… for now Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD retaining $35,000 support overnight on Thursday while so far staying clear of $40,000. A
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Municipal bonds rallied Wednesday as triple-A benchmark yields fell as much as five basis points out long but bumps were seen across the curve, moving levels on high-grades below 1% on bonds maturing inside 14 years, while another round of billion-plus inflows were reported. The Investment Company Institute reported $1.089 billion of inflows into municipal
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Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed a bill Wednesday rejecting any pension cuts and undoing pension reforms enacted in 2017, despite these cuts and adjustments being part of the proposed plan of adjustment and approved fiscal plan. “The public pensioners dedicated years of their lives to the service of our people and were the engine
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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved 38-26 a $547 billion surface transportation bill early Thursday with the support of only two Republicans. The five-year Highway Trust Fund reauthorization still requires action by the House Ways and Means Committee to approve revenue measures for financing the bill. Ways and Means also has jurisdiction over tax
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