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Singapore warns retail investors on Crypto, but keeps “open mind”

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Singapore is painting a mixed picture on its views of Crypto, warning retail investors due to its high risk, but also pointing out their potential to change the future of finance.

The Deputy Prime Minister has addressed the country’s position on crypto.

He’s warning retail investors to steer clear of crypto even as Singapore adopts its own rules to address key risks.

“Retail investors especially should steer clear of cryptocurrencies. We cannot emphasise this enough,” he said.

Mr Heng was speaking at the opening of the second Asia Tech Singapore summit.

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat

He noted crypto assets have gathered attention due to their fast growth in recent years and promises of high returns.

But he also spoke of the crash of Terra Luna which saw many retail investors suffer heavy losses.

“We must pierce through both the hubris and the veil of suspicion to understand the potentially transformative underlying technologies,” he said. “Let us not throw out the baby with the bathwater.”

“We remain keen to work with blockchain and digital asset players to encourage innovation, and build up trust in the sector,” he added.

Mr Heng said crypto assets are part of a new wave of emerging digital technologies and has pledged to keep an open mind.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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SWIFT could soon be opening up with blockchain assets after new deal

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SWIFT could soon open up even further with blockchain assets

The financial telco is teaming up with the blockchain oracle network, Chainlink.

The pair are working on a proof-of-concept, which would allow SWIFT to allow token transfers across a range of blockchain environments.

The company believes this will give financial institutions the chance to become blockchain-friendly, without higher costs.

It’s not the first time these two firms have worked together. In fact, another proof-of-concept around bond issuance was tested around five years ago.

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We know how the crypto market will recover, but when?

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$2.2 Trillion Institutional Crypto Price Prediction Reveals Bitcoin And Ethereum Could Be Poised For Recovery

The crypto market took a huge hit after the Federal Reserve’s announcement of quantitative easing, but one analyst is predicting that both bitcoin and ethereum could stage a recovery in the near future.

According to a report from investment firm JP Morgan, the two largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization could see prices rise to $14,000 and $3,900 per coin, respectively.

This would represent a significant rebound from their current levels of around $10,000 and $200.

The report cites the recent influx of institutional investors into the crypto space as a key driver of this price growth.

With more and more big money players getting involved in crypto, JP Morgan predicts that the market could soon see a “new paradigm” of price discovery.

So far, crypto has been largely driven by retail investors, who are often more prone to emotional buying and selling.

With institutional investors coming in, there could be more stability in the market and less volatility.

JP Morgan’s report is just one of many bullish crypto predictions that have come out in recent months.

With more and more mainstream companies and financial institutions taking crypto seriously, it seems that the once-niche market is finally coming into the mainstream.

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Ex-Crypto boss Do Kwon denies he’s on the run

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Do Kwon is denying reports he is on the run

The founder of Terraform Labs denied reports he is on the run from South Korean authorities.

It follows an international arrest warrant being issued for the cryptocurrency executive

Kwon’s company was behind the algorithmic stablecoin terra and its sister token luna, which collapsed in value from around $60 billion to nearly nothing in May.

The collapse of these tokens caused a ripple effect throughout the cryptocurrency industry, with those exposed to terra and luna, including Three Arrows Capital, feeling the pain.

Kwon insists that he is not fleeing from authorities and is cooperating with investigators.

Some analysts say this case highlights the risks associated with investing in cryptocurrency.

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