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June 2 – June 8, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter BREAKING: Standard Chartered Joins Crypto Rush

June 2, 2021 – Standard Chartered Plc is setting up a joint venture with BC Technology Group (parent company of OSL) to buy and sell virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.

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June 2 – June 8, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter GLOBAL: El Salvador to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

June 5, 2021 – El Salvador President Nayib Bukele plans to introduce legislation that will make it the world’s first sovereign nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.

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June 2 – June 8, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter MINING: China Reconsiders Its Central Role in Bitcoin Mining

June 5, 2021 – Instead, mining is likely to slow in China and accelerate elsewhere. Miners in other nations had already cut into China’s production dominance in the past 18 months or so, according to University of Cambridge.

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June 2 – June 8, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter OPINION: Crypto Needs Regulation, but It Doesn’t Need New Rules

June 6, 2021 – “We should look past superficial labels and ask how a token, digital wallet, cryptocurrency or crypto exchange is being used…” – Former SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton.

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June 2 – June 8, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter RESEARCH: New forms of digital money: BofE

June 7, 2021 – This Discussion Paper sets out the Bank’s emerging thoughts on new forms of digital money, which include both systemic stablecoins and a UK CBDC.

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June 2 – June 8, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter ESG: Square to Invest in Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining

June 7, 2021 – The announcement comes as the environmental impact of mining for the world’s largest cryptocurrency has come under intense scrutiny.

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