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US national figure skating body adopts Bitcoin donations

The United States national governing body for the sport of figure skating, the U.S. Figure Skating, is the latest organization in the country to enable donations in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC).The association has partnered with the enterprise-level donation platform Engiven in order to start accepting donations and gifts in cryptocurrency,

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Blockchain Mortgage Platform Figure Launches SPAC to Raise $250M

Michael Cagney, the founder of blockchain lending startup Figure Technologies, wants to set up a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), it announced in a regulatory filing Thursday.The blank-check firm seeks to raise $250 million, according to the prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and will be

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Blockchain Bites: Figure Files for Banking Charter, Cred for Bankruptcy

Cred is the first U.S. crypto lender to file for bankruptcy in the country. Ripple is opening regional headquarters in the Middle East. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration appears to be courting at least two pro-crypto political actors for cabinet positions.Top shelfBankruptcy filingCrypto lender Cred filed for bankruptcy protection this

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Former Coinbase COO Joins Blockchain-Based Lending Firm Figure

Asiff Hirji, the former president and chief operating officer of Coinbase, is the new president of Figure Technologies, the blockchain-based lending firm backed by Morgan Creek Digital.Figure announced Hirji's addition Wednesday, saying the longtime financial executive will oversee the company's growth. Figure CEO Mike Cagney said in a statement that

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