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The Brooker Group says it has purchased 122 #Bitcoin in Q1 of 2021 for around $6.6 million.

The firm also says it aims to invest $48 million in crypto and DeFi projects including Ethereum, Binance, Uniswap, Enjin, Filecoin etc.

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The Central Bank of Bahrain is collaborating with JP Morgan & Bank ABC in a pilot scheme to introduce instantaneous cross border payment solution leveraging a digital currency.
The pilot will transfer funds to and from Bahrain in US-Dollars without holding funds

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See full thread: https://twitter.com/BitcoinKE/status/1392340442637901824
As the Solana Season continues to heat up, the highly anticipated SolStarter IDO launchpad has announced its Whitelisting for its native token, the $SOS.

SolStarter seeks to solve the problem of access for early investment in projects on DeFi for the average retail investor by allow token holders a guaranteed allocation in the initial distribution offering (IDO) for participating projects.


1% of the total supply (1 million $SOS tokens) will be airdropped to all addresses to share the tokens evenly.

Learn how to participate here: https://bitcoinke.io/2021/05/introducing-solstarter/
Solanium, a decentralized platform on the Solana blockchain, is among the trendy projects making waves amidst the ongoing Solana Season frenzy.

The platform, which seeks to launch 3 services on the Solana , fronts a sleek look and feel that it hopes will help onboard new users onto the Solana protocol.

All early supporters will receive a guaranteed airdrop where 1 million $SLIM tokens will be distributed across all participants.

See details below on how to get started:
https://bitcoinke.io/2021/05/introducing-solanium/
[VIDEO BYTES WITH JANET]

In this video, Janet discusses the following:

- Visa brings USDC stablecoin to Kenya
- Bank of England warns about crypto risks
- Citi bank looking to enter the crypto space

Here is the 2-min clip: https://youtu.be/mVoldbar5gk (Subscribe to keep updated on latest news on video)
MoneyGram to allow customers to buy and sell Bitcoin for cash at thousands of brick-and-mortar locations in the U.S.

MoneyGram has teamed up with bitcoin exchange and ATM operator CoinMe on the feature.

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“I recommend that Uniswap
and the $UNI token step in and provide such an oracle (eg. modeled after the Augur or UMA design), specialized to providing price data that’s robust and extremely costly to manipulate and attack.” - Vitalik Buterin, Founder, Ethereum

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Indonesia, SouthEast Asia's biggest econmy, is considering a plan to tax the trading of cryptos after a surge in popularity among local investors.

Indonesia bans the use of crypto as a payment instrument, but allows it to be traded as a commodity

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The first fully-fitted blockchain hub, with a standard crypto forensic investigation lab in West Africa, has launched in Abuja, Nigeria.

Dubbed Convexity Hub, the lab seeks to provide regulators with an expert-based channel for active government participation into the blockchain and crypto ecosystem in Nigeria amid the regulatory stand that looks at crypto as an easy tool that facilitates dark web illicit activities.

Check out this exclusive BitKE interview as the CEO, Deji, discusses the hub and what it means for the blockchain and crypto space in Nigeria:

https://bitcoinke.io/2021/05/introducing-convexity-hub/
Taking advantage of the downturn following the Elon Musk tweet, MicroStrategy purchases an additional 271 bitcoins for $15 million at an average price of ~$55,387 per #Bitcoin according to CEO,
@michael_saylor


MicroStrategy now holds 91,850 BTC.

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A new report by Glassnode has revealed that of the total 2.1 million users who have interacted with decentralized finance (DeFi), 1.53 million of them (~73%) have used UniSwap at some point in time.

As of this writing, total locked assets stand at over $180 billion – over 22% increase in TVL in May 2021 alone.

See details here: https://bitcoinke.io/2021/05/uniswap-defi-user-base/
Cuba has been actively discussing the possibility of adopting cryptos over the last few months during high-political summits.

The president discussed crypto assets during a virtual currencies topic on the summit agenda for Cuba's 'future economic plans'

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UTU, the Kenyan-based technologies company, has announced the official launch of the UTU-BNB liquidity pool on PanCakeSwap.

According to the company blog post, the move was driven by the high gas fees on UniSwap where the token is currently available.

See details here: https://bitcoinke.io/2021/05/utu-on-pancakeswap/