Rosbank Offers Cross-Border Crypto Payments Despite Nationwide Ban

• Russia’s Rosbank has started offering cross-border crypto payments despite the nationwide ban.
• Kakarot zkEVM has secured backing from StarkWare, Vitalik Buterin in pre-seed round.
• Coinbase Derivatives Exchange unveils Bitcoin and Ethereum futures.

Russia’s Rosbank Starts Offering Cross-Border Crypto Payments

Despite the nationwide ban on cryptocurrencies, Russia’s Rosbank has begun offering cross-border crypto payments to customers. This move makes them one of the first banks in Russia to offer such services.

Kakarot ZkEVM Secures Backing From StarkWare, Vitalik Buterin

Kakarot zkEVM, a privacy-focused blockchain platform, has recently received backing from StarkWare and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin in its pre-seed round. The platform is focused on providing solutions for privacy and scalability issues faced by existing blockchain networks.

China Publishes National Blockchain Standard

The Chinese government recently released a new national standard for blockchain technology with the aim of setting standards and promoting development of the industry. The new standard will help create a more secure infrastructure for data storage and transfer across various industries in China.

Japanese Regulators Warn OpenAI Against Collecting Sensitive Data

Japanese regulators have warned artificial intelligence (AI) firm OpenAI against collecting sensitive data without obtaining prior consent from users. The warning was issued after it was found that OpenAI had been collecting user data without their knowledge or permission for its AI projects.

Coinbase Derivatives Exchange Unveils Bitcoin & Ethereum Futures

Coinbase Derivatives Exchange has unveiled two Bitcoin and Ethereum futures contracts that will enable customers to trade digital assets at predetermined prices with leverage up to 50x their margin requirement. This move will allow traders to bet on price movements of digital assets without having to own them outright.