Global crypto study: One-third of Emiratis own cryptocurrency

    According to the new Gemini study, one-third of Emiratis and Israelis own crypto. Meanwhile, globally crypto ownership is the highest in Brazil and Indonesia. Also, nearly 40% of global respondents first bought cryptocurrency last year. New York-based crypto exchange Gemini published the “Global state of crypto” report following what it said was a pivotal year…

    Israel seized $7.7 million of crypto donations collected by Hamas

    Israel said Thursday it is starting to seize cryptocurrency accounts used by the Palestinian Hamas group to raise funds for its armed wing using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, ordered security forces to seize the accounts after a joint operation “uncovered a web of electronic wallets” used by Hamas to raise…

    Israel CBDC: When To Expect The Digital Shekel?

    Recently, thanks to Bloomberg, the whole world learned that Israel has completed a pilot test of its own central bank digital currency (CBDC). This was announced at a conference from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya by the central bank Deputy Governor Andrew Abir. According to the official, the actual launch of CBDC will likely take a…