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UK business registry approves controversial ERC20 wallet drainer

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Crypto Grab, a developer known for creating phishing software, has officially registered as a business in the United Kingdom. As reported by blockchain security firm CertiK, this registration comes amid allegations that the company’s software, Nova Drainer, is used for illicit activities, specifically targeting cryptocurrency assets through phishing attacks. Crypto Grab, which now operates under […]

UK set to release crypto legislation in 6 months

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Amidst the bustling streets of London and the relentless pace of innovation, the government’s recent hints have sparked a mixture of anticipation and skepticism across the financial corridors. We are hearing reports that the UK is gearing up to release a comprehensive legislation that will transform the blockchain industry within the next half year. The […]

Examining the true severity of UK’s recession

Examining the true severity of UK's recession

UK has taken a sharp turn for the worse, as confirmed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) with the economy retracting during the last two quarters of 2023. This downturn has thrown a wrench into Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s agenda, with economic growth being a cornerstone of his governance priorities. The recession signifies a […]

BoE’s rate cut strategy holds firm amid UK recession

BoE's rate cut strategy holds firm amid UK recession

The Bank of England’s strategic approach to interest rates, amidst the UK’s economic downturn, remains as rigid as the guards at Buckingham Palace, despite the nation’s slip into recession. Huw Pill, the BoE’s Chief Economist, whilst not standing on ceremony, delivered a stark briefing at a business economics conference in Washington. He painted a picture […]

Over 400 illegal crypto ads flagged by UK financial watchdog in 2023

Over 400 illegal crypto ads flagged by UK financial watchdog in 2023

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s independent regulator for financial services, has intensified its scrutiny of financial promotions, particularly focusing on the crypto sector. A February 14 report from the FCA highlighted “significant levels of non-compliance” with the crypto promotion rules established on October 8, 2023. The regulator’s findings indicate a range of issues […]

UK inflation stays at 4% amid economic flux

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As the financial world keeps its eyes peeled on the economic pulse of nations, the UK stands out this January with its inflation rate steadfast at 4%. While analysts had their bets on a slight uptick, the economy decided to play it cool, much to the chagrin of those expecting a drama. The Bank of […]

Challenges mount for Binance in UK return efforts

Challenges mount for Binance in UK return efforts

As Binance, a titan in the global crypto exchange arena, gears up for a grand re-entry into the UK market, it’s hitting more roadblocks than a rush-hour traffic jam. Despite its global clout, Binance is finding the UK landscape a tough nut to crack. With stringent local regulations mandating an authorized approver for financial promotions, […]

UK confiscates over £1b in Bitcoin from Chinese fraudsters

UK Bitcoin China fraud

In a staggering display of law enforcement agility, the UK has pulled off one of the most significant bitcoin seizures globally. We’re talking over £1.4 billion worth of Bitcoin, snatched right out of the clutches of Chinese investment fraudsters. This isn’t just a win for the UK; it’s a smackdown on international financial crime. The […]

IMF issues tax advice to United Kingdom

IMF issues tax advice to United Kingdom

As the United Kingdom navigates its fiscal path, the International Monetary Fund has chimed in with some crucial advice. Buckle up, because the IMF isn’t mincing words: no more tax cuts for the UK this year. Why? The funds are better off funneled into public services and fostering investments that are growth-oriented. This isn’t just […]

UK’s lonely crypto ETF battle amid global acceptance

UK's lonely crypto ETF battle amid global acceptance

The United Kingdom’s financial landscape is increasingly looking like an old pub in a ghost town, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs). As countries around the globe, including the usual suspects like continental Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and recently the US, open their arms wide to crypto ETFs, the UK stands aloof, […]

U.S., UK, Australia tighten sanctions on Hamas crypto

US, UK, Australia tighten sanctions on Hamas crypto

The intricate web of international finance is witnessing a significant tightening of its threads as the United States, alongside its allies in the United Kingdom and Australia, intensifies sanctions against Hamas, particularly targeting the militant group’s use of cryptocurrency. This latest move by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

UK and ECB’s inflation data crush rate cut expectations

UK and ECB rate cuts

Recent developments in the European financial markets have thrown cold water on the anticipations for an imminent rate cut. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the United Kingdom’s latest inflation data have emerged as significant dampeners in the race towards lowering rates. As investors recalibrate their expectations, the landscape of European finance is witnessing a […]

The shocking twist that could trigger UK’s rate cuts

The shocking twist that could trigger UK's rate cuts

The UK’s economic landscape is currently teetering on the edge of a significant shift, with recent data indicating a slowdown in wage growth. This key change could signal a pivotal moment for the Bank of England (BoE), potentially leading to a reduction in interest rates. The data, showing a noticeable decline in earnings growth during […]

Why is UK’s economy suddenly gaining momentum?

Why is UK's economy suddenly gaining momentum?

The United Kingdom is currently witnessing a significant uptick in its economic trajectory, a phenomenon catching the eyes of observers worldwide. Gone are the days of tepid progression, as the UK strides forward with renewed vigor, defying previous economic forecasts. But what’s driving this unexpected surge? Let’s dive in. UK’s Economic Waters Recent developments in […]

New restrictions for Bitfinex users in the UK amid regulatory changes: Details

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Bitfinex, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, announced significant modifications to its operations in the United Kingdom. This move is in response to the new regulatory law in the country. Bitfinex has stated that these changes are necessary to align its services with the requirements mandated by UK financial regulations. Starting January 10, 2024, Bitfinex will implement […]

Coinbase introduces New Compliance Measures for UK users

Coinbase introduces New Compliance Measures for UK users

Coinbase has mandated that its UK users undertake a new compliance process. This measure is a direct response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) impending financial promotions regulations, set to come into effect on January 8. The exchange has communicated through emails that users must identify their investor type and complete a risk assessment form. […]

Why experts are predicting a bad year for UK’s economy

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The UK economy is bracing for a challenging year ahead, according to a recent Financial Times survey of leading economists. Despite some positive indicators, such as higher wages, the general consensus points towards a period of economic difficulty for the United Kingdom. Experts predict that the ongoing cost of living crisis, combined with other economic […]

What’s the fate of UK’s housing market in 2024?

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The UK’s housing market, a barometer of the nation’s economic health, is on a trajectory that has both homeowners and potential buyers alike in a state of anticipation. According to Nationwide, a major mortgage lender, the UK housing market experienced a 1.8% decline in 2023. This trend is predicted to either stagnate or continue its […]

Will UK ever succeed in matching Germany’s GDP?

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The United Kingdom, often seen as Europe’s financial powerhouse, is on an ambitious journey to narrow the economic gap with Germany. According to forecasts by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, the UK is set to maintain its position as the world’s sixth-largest economy, potentially reducing the disparity with Germany. But is this goal […]

UK economy contracts in Q3: Recession fears intensify

UK economy contracts in Q3: Recession fears intensify

As the curtains draw on 2023, the UK economy presents a somber picture, revealing a slight contraction in the third quarter. This development heightens concerns about a looming technical recession, underscoring the challenges Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces in his pledge to boost economic growth. Amidst a global landscape fraught with economic uncertainty, the UK’s […]

UK’s economy in 2024: What’s actually in store?

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As 2024 dawns, the UK’s economy stands at a crossroads, marked by a year of economic stagnation in 2023 but with emerging signs of potential recovery. The big question on everyone’s mind is: What does 2024 hold for the UK economy? With mixed economic indicators and cautious optimism from financial experts, the outlook is a […]

UK is planning a crypto revolution – But will it succeed?

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The United Kingdom stands on the cusp of a bold adventure, eyeing a seismic shift in the financial world with its ambitious plan to become a global hub for the crypto industry. This isn’t just about adopting new technology; it’s about reshaping the financial landscape, where traditional securities and cutting-edge digital innovations collide. But as […]

Breaking: UK’s inflation drops to to 4%

Breaking: UK's inflation drops to to 4%

UK’s inflation rate has taken a sharp downturn, settling at 4% in November. This decline in inflation, lower than economists’ predictions, has caused a stir in the financial markets, leading to a dip in the pound and a surge in stock market activity. The Bank of England, facing these new economic conditions, is now under […]

Why the Bank of England is not open to rate cuts

Why the Bank of England is not open to rate cuts

As the global financial stage watches, the Bank of England stands firm, almost defiantly, against the tide of rate cuts, holding its ground with an unyielding stance on interest rates. In a recent turn of events, the Bank of England declared that British interest rates would maintain their current altitude for an “extended period.” This […]

October surprise: UK’s economy takes an unpredicted hit

October surprise: UK's economy takes an unpredicted hit

In a twist that took economists and financial analysts by surprise, the UK’s economy experienced an unexpected contraction in the month of October. This downturn, marked by declines across various sectors, has raised concerns about the possibility of the country slipping into a recession. The decline in gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.3 percent between […]

Why is UK’s fight against inflation so weak?

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The UK’s Bank of England, amidst global economic shifts, is navigating a uniquely challenging course in battling inflation. As it gears up for its final policy meeting of 2023, the central bank stands at a crossroads, under scrutiny for its apparent weakness in combating rising prices. With inflation stubbornly high and interest rates poised to […]

Why the United Kingdom is never returning to the EU

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The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, a bold step taken in 2016, marked a significant shift in the nation’s trajectory. Despite the changing tide of public opinion and the emergence of “Bregret” among voters, a reunion with the EU appears to be a distant, if not an impossible dream. The waters of […]

UK unlocks future of finance with tokenized fund approval

Investment managers in the United Kingdom have now received approval to develop tokenized funds. This move positions the UK at the forefront of integrating blockchain technology into mainstream asset management. Harnessing blockchain for enhanced asset management The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) granted authorization to funds for taking initial steps towards offering tokenized funds. These […]

The UK unleashes massive plan to supercharge its digital asset sector

The UK unleashes massive plan to supercharge its digital asset sector

The UK finance minister announced a comprehensive plan to bolster the nation’s digital asset sector. This strategic initiative, revealed during the recent “mini-budget” presentation, is part of a broader effort to drive economic growth and technological innovation in the UK. Digital securities sandbox: A game changer for the sector Central to this initiative is the […]

UK inflation sees sharp slump – The numbers

UK inflation sees sharp slump - The numbers

In a remarkable turn of events, the UK’s inflation rate has taken a dramatic dive, registering at an annual rate of 4.6% in October. This significant decrease marks a departure from the 6.7% rate observed in September, aligning with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s ambitious goal to halve inflation by the year’s end. This development, largely […]

Bank of England to allow stablecoins as a payment method

BoE faces scrutiny over possible data slip-up in rate hike pause

Embracing the future of finance with cautious optimism, the Bank of England has unveiled a regulatory blueprint for the stablecoin sector, a significant stride that will usher these digital assets into England’s payment ecosystem. This move is not just about keeping pace with innovation; it’s a nuanced recognition that the landscape of money and payments […]

Understanding UK’s new crypto rules under FCA

UK may have crypto regulation within a year says senior minister

In the contemporary realm of crypto assets, the United Kingdom has asserted its stance with a new set of regulations that kicked in on October 8. However, this transition hasn’t been seamless; the low compliance levels are indicative of the existing confusion among crypto firms. In a move to bridge this gap and facilitate a […]

UK officially tightens the reins on crypto

UK may have crypto regulation within a year says senior minister

The United Kingdom is not playing around when it comes to crypto regulation, and it’s about damn time. In a long overdue move, the UK government has decided to bring cryptoasset activities to heel, placing them under the same stringent regulations as traditional financial services. This isn’t just a half-hearted attempt; they’re planning on introducing […]

UK unleashes bill to seize Bitcoin in criminal investigations

UK watchdog reveals crypto registration figures

The UK has made a monumental move in its legal landscape with the passing of a bill designed to empower authorities to seize and immobilize cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, used in criminal activities. The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill has successfully navigated through the parliamentary process, with expectations of receiving royal assent on October 26, […]

UK’s Big Tech regulation raises alarm on possible dilution

Big Tech's worst nightmare is US antitrust plans (1)

There’s a brewing storm over in the UK, and it has nothing to do with the weather. The potential dilution of the UK’s Big Tech regulation is sounding off alarms in every corner of the digital sphere. The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, currently weaving its way through Parliament, is at the heart of […]

How the UK became the Crypto King of Europe

UK Law Commission's opinion on crypto regulation

Dominating the charts, the UK has firmly secured its position as the leading force in cryptocurrency throughout Central, Northern, and Western Europe (CNWE). But what exactly spurred this remarkable rise? What factors steered the UK to the forefront of the crypto race, and what does this signify for the larger global ecosystem? The Numbers Speak […]

Binance stops accepting new UK users— here’s why

Binance has temporarily suspended new user registrations from the UK starting today, according to an update today. The announcement comes in response to new rules laid down by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). These regulations, in effect since October 8, require non-registered crypto platforms to collaborate with an FCA-authorized firm for marketing. Originally, Binance had […]

IMF: UK rates will climb again due to stubborn inflation

IMF says UK is no longer heading for a recession in 2023

The looming specter of inflation continues to cast its shadow over the UK. Just when the nation was poised to put the cost of living crisis to rest, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) brings in a chilling forecast. Buckle up, Britain, because the Bank of England might have to crank up those interest rates yet […]

BoE faces scrutiny over possible data slip-up in rate hike pause

BoE faces scrutiny over possible data slip-up in rate hike pause

The Bank of England (BoE) has landed squarely in the midst of controversy over an alleged data oversight. The BoE, which has always been perceived as a pillar of accuracy and reliability, might have faced a wrench in its machinery. Tricky PMI Numbers and the Big Miss Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMIs) serve as key economic […]

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