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Moneylife Digital Team 06 October 2022
More than 51 per cent of the total Bitcoin trading volume on various crypto exchanges this year is fake amid volatile global economic conditions, a new report has claimed.   Bitcoin is the blue chip of cryptocurrency and represents 40 per cent of the total crypto assets outstanding in...

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IANS 21 September 2022
Leading cryptocurrency market maker Wintermute has lost $160 million in a hacking into its decentralised finance (DeFi) operation, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.   In a tweet, company's founder and CEO Evgeny Gaevoy said that they have been hacked for about $160 million in their...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 September 2022
Financial markets are being rocked by the shutdown of Russias Nord Stream 1 pipeline, as the energy squeeze on European economies intensifies as winter approaches.   The euro fell to a two-decade low during early trading on Monday morning, after Russian energy major Gazprom extended...

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More than half of all Bitcoin daily trading volumes are reportedly fake, as the world's largest crypto-currency nosedives again amid global economic turmoil.   According to a Forbes analysis of 157 crypto exchanges and trading platforms, more than half (51%) of all reported trading...

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The additional tier-1 (AT-1) bond issuances are likely to fall sequentially to around Rs200 billion in FY22-23, from an all-time high of nearly Rs428 billion in FY21-22.   The issuances were higher in FY21-22 as most were driven by refinancing obligations of issue in...

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More than half a billion dollars have been laundered in crypto assets originating from theft, fraud, ransomware and various other types of criminal activity since 2020, a new report has revealed.   The report by Blockchain analysis group Elliptic said one cross-chain bridge in...

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The global cryptocurrency market lost at least $670 million in the April-June quarter (Q2), and 97 per cent of the losses were due to hacks and scams, a report said on Thursday.   The crypto losses in the second quarter were up 52 per cent from $440 million in the same period last...

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The crypto winter hammered cryptocurrencies on Monday as the price of a single Bitcoin fell sharply to around $25,600, an 18-month low.   The world's largest cryptocurrency further tanked 7 per cent over fears of risk-off sentiment due to a sharp rise in inflation globally, especially...

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The global crypto mayhem last week wiped out Bitcoin worth $3.5 billion -- created to defend and support the TerraUSD (UST) stablecoin which saw a total crash -- and no one has any idea how such a large sum of funds disappeared.   Nearly 80,394 Bitcoin worth $3.5 billion were...

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Leading crypto exchange Coinbase suffered a major outage amid crypto mayhem especially with the cryptocurrency Terra Luna, heightening fears among the investors.   The company said it was actively working on the issue.   "We are aware that some customers are having issues...

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The dramatic crash of Terra (Luna), ranked among the top-10 most valuable cryptocurrencies, has wreaked havoc in the lives of investors who fear they will become homeless after the crypto mayhem.   Within the past 24 hours, its market-cap dropped from above US$40bn (billion) to just...

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The global cryptocurrency market entered its worst phase ever on Tuesday, with Bitcoin dropping below $30,000 per coin and leaving millions of investors in a panic mode.   The overall global cryptocurrency market dropped 13 per cent, and was hovering around $1.37 trillion market cap,...

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The Indian rupee extended its losses and touched an all-time low of 77.42 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday.   The Indian currency is weighed by the strength of the American currency in the overseas market and continued foreign fund outflows. Further, rupee slipped on...

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The monthly average retail price of wheat flour (atta) has risen nearly in the past one year period to Rs 32.3 per kg. The current prices are the highest since January 2010.   At the same time last year, its average price was at Rs 29.1, as per the data maintained by the Price...

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The Russian-Ukrainian crisis is expected to keep non-ferrous metal prices high in the near future.   The crisis has triggered shortages of these industrial metals which in turn have led to massive spike in their prices.   Till now, international prices of aluminium, copper,...

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Moneylife Digital Team/ IANS 24 February 2022
Brent-indexed crude oil prices climbed above US$100 a barrel for the first time since 2014 after Russia declared war on Ukraine. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine. Besides, crude oil prices surged by 5.50%, near US$97.22 per...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 November 2021
Subscription for the eighth tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme 2021-22 has started from 29th November and will remain open till 3rd December. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mentioned, in its release last week, that the issue price for SGB 2021-22 has been fixed at Rs4,791 per...

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In the wake of the WTI crude futures falling below zero last week, the BSE has modified its trading system to allow commodity trading at negative prices.   In a notice, the BSE said that the development is pursuant to recent global movements in the crude oil derivatives markets where...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 April 2020
There has been a sharp decline in arrivals of agri commodities in the first two weeks of April, mandi prices of vegetables, pulses and rabi crops have increased sharply, while rates of fruits, paddy and fibre crops have shown a significant decline, says a research note.   In the...

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Prices of gold, silver and crude oil surged on Wednesday on the Indian futures market MCX, following the rise in bullion and crude prices in the international market due to deepening military tensions between the US and Iran.   In the domestic futures market, the price of gold rose to...

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