The main thing on the cryptocurrency market.
Bitcoin price rose above $46,000
Today , February 9, in the morning the cost of the first cryptocurrency reached $46,368. This is evidenced by data from CoinMarketCap.
The asset grew by 4.07% over the day, and by 7.84% over the week. As for other cryptocurrencies with the largest capitalization, they all also showed growth over the last 24 hours.
Crypto exchange Kraken received a VASP license in the Netherlands
Crypto exchange Kraken received a virtual asset service provider (VASP) license ) Central Bank of the Netherlands. It gives the company the right to operate in a given country.
Exchange representatives noted that the Netherlands is a strategically important market for expanding its presence in Europe. According to Kraken, the country has one of the highest rates of cryptocurrency adoption in the EU. About 20% of Dutch citizens own digital assets.
“With the receipt of the Dutch VASP registration, our growth strategy in Europe continues to accelerate. In anticipation of the planned implementation of the EU regulatory framework for markets for crypto-assets (MiCA), we continue to invest in the long-term development of the crypto industry in the region,” said Kraken Managing Director Brian Gahan.
Pandora’s price has now reached $32,000On the morning of February 9, the price of the Pandora token, issued on the basis of the experimental ERC-404 standard, reached $31,798. By the time of writing the news, the price had adjusted to about $29,620. Over the course of the day, the asset increased by 24%. This is evidenced by data from CoinMarketCap.
The ERC-404 standard is a mixed implementation of ERC-20/ERC-721, when when you buy a coin, an NFT also automatically appears on your wallet .
The US Treasury Department has demanded additional powers to control cryptocurrencies
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen believes that the department’s current powers are not enough to effectively combat the use of cryptocurrencies by terrorist groups. This is reported by The Block.
Yellen agreed with Senator Sherrod Brown, who called the tools available in the United States to combat illicit financing outdated.
“We do have a lot of powers that allow us act, but we discovered a number of holes in them and compiled a list of proposals to strengthen (the role of the Treasury in this issue – ed.),” said the head of the Ministry of Finance.
She also supported the introduction of additional legislative measures that would limit the possibility of financing terrorist groups using cryptocurrencies.