Israel seized $7.7 million of crypto donations collected by Hamas

    Israel said Thursday it is starting to seize cryptocurrency accounts used by the Palestinian Hamas group to raise funds for its armed wing using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, ordered security forces to seize the accounts after a joint operation “uncovered a web of electronic wallets” used by Hamas to raise…

    Israel CBDC: When To Expect The Digital Shekel?

    Recently, thanks to Bloomberg, the whole world learned that Israel has completed a pilot test of its own central bank digital currency (CBDC). This was announced at a conference from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya by the central bank Deputy Governor Andrew Abir. According to the official, the actual launch of CBDC will likely take a…