Binance-backed exchange WazirX is cracked down on by Indian authorities
    07 Aug 2022

    India’s Enforcement Directorate has frozen WazirX’s bank balances with around $8 million worth. WazirX faced scrutiny for its alleged money laundering. Meanwhile, Binance’s CEO said the company never completed the acquisition of WazirX, which it had announced in November 2019. India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED), a law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes, has frozen bank…

    Nigeria and the UAE are the world’s most crypto-curious countries – CoinGecko study

    Nigeria and the UAE remain the most cryptocurrency-obsessed markets, CoinGecko’s new study said based on Google Trends search data. Analysts suggest that top-list countries seem more interested in buying the dip, reflecting their long-term outlook for cryptocurrencies. CoinGecko, the leading cryptocurrency tracker, has compiled a ranking of countries by interest concerning digital currencies via Google…

    CME Group to release Euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether futures
    07 Aug 2022

    Leading derivatives marketplace CME Group is set to offer its first euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether futures on August 29 after its crypto derivatives posted record open interest volumes in Q2 2022. CME Group executive revealed that Europe, the Middle East and Africa region accounts for 28% of total BTC and ETH futures contracts traded. As…