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Borussia Dortmund Secures its Place in the Champions League!

Since InstaForex became a sponsor of Borussia Dortmund, the team has not missed a single tournament.

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We have just celebrated the victory of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga final. Back then, the football team crushed Leipzig and lifted its fifth German Cup.

We watched the game with bated breath and were probably even happier than the players themselves. As a result, Borussia Dortmund entered the top four of the strongest football teams and secured its spot in the Champions League after 33 triumphant rounds played.

Ildar Sharipov, the founder and president of InstaForex said: “At the moment InstaForex is not only a broker but rather an IT company, investing heavily in technology and striving to offer the customers new innovative products regularly. It’s well known that IT plays a very significant role in football too, so we’re looking not only for a leading team but also for technology enthusiasts in football which are a perfect match to our business philosophy. For these reasons, it was a natural choice to align with such a team as Borussia Dortmund. We look forward to working with the club to further develop our respective brands in the markets of Asia and CIS”. 

In the away match of the 33rd round that took place three days after the Bundesliga final, Borussia Dortmund won 3:1 at Mainz. It was the team’s 19th victory this season.

The Black and Yellows amazed everyone with their spectacular teamwork and brilliant technique. During the match, Borussia Dortmund made 681 passes, shot at the goal 13 times and scored 4 goals.

In fact, the percentage of Borussia Dortmund’s possession of the ball was twice as much as that of the opponent.

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During the first 45 minutes of the game, the team scored two goals. In the 23rd minute, defender Rafael Guerreiro opened the score for Borussia Dortmund.

In the 43rd minute, midfielder Marco Reus continued the winning streak. It seemed that the outcome of the match was predetermined, but Mainz had no intention to give up that easily.

In the second half of the match, Borussia Dortmund strenuously defended. In the 80th minute, Julian Brandt scored the 3rd goal. Mainz opened the score thanks to the last-minute penalty but it could not cast a shadow on the victory of the Black and Yellows.

InstaForex congratulates the team on the well-deserved win and wishes the champions even more glorious victories! In June, we will be watching the football club playing in the Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund will take part in the tournament for the fifth time in a row. We are sure that the team will celebrate even more remarkable achievements and hope for unforgettable sporting events in the future.

Everything happens for a reason. Since InstaForex became a sponsor of Borussia Dortmund, the team has not missed a single tournament and has lifted the German Cup year after year.

Our former partner, Liverpool, won the UEFA Champions League Cup after a 4-years sponsorship contract in 2014–2018 with our company. Notably, Magnus Carlsen has topped the FIDE world rankings since the beginning of our cooperation in 2011.

About InstaForex

At present, InstaForex is one of the leading brokers on Forex market. The number of the company’s clients exceeds 7,000,000 people around the world and the trading operations’ volume of InstaForex is enhancing every day.

In this relation, InstaForex attends much to provision of the uninterrupted and regular trading servers’ work, that allows distributing the flow of the customer orders among numerous servers including the intermediary data centers.

The broker’s history of profile sponsorships in sport around the world have included Premier League team Liverpool FC and FormulaE team Dragon Racing.

An award-winning business in every year since launch, InstaForex has won in such categories as the Best Broker in Asia, Best Broker in Eastern Europe, Best Retail Forex Broker, Best Broker in CIS and many others. 

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Source: https://www.financemagnates.com/thought-leadership/borussia-dortmund-secures-its-place-in-the-champions-league/

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John McAfee’s Strange Suicide Leads To Even Stranger Conspiracy Theories

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Today is a sad day for the crypto-verse. For good or bad, John McAfee, one of the most eccentric, bizarre, and influential personalities of the ecosystem, said his goodbyes to the physical world in a no less eccentric, bizarre, and controversial way: He committed suicide by hanging himself from a rope in his prison hours after learning that the Spanish justice system had approved his extradition to the United States.

The news was first announced by his lawyer and later confirmed by the government of Catalonia, the region of Spain where McAfee was imprisoned.

“Everything indicates that it could be a death by suicide.”

Immediately after the news broke, the Crypto Twitter community quickly shared their shock. Some paid respect, others criticized… and others questioned everything that happened.

Don’t Trust…

The conspiracy was easy to imagine, given McAfee’s background. Several cryptocurrency influencers began trying to tie up loose ends to understad what happened. They relied on several tweets from McAfee claiming that he would never commit suicide, that he was being threatened, and that he knew some secrets that the elites needed to silence.

But something that blew everyone’s minds was a picture uploaded post-mortem to his official Instagram account. A black letter Q, presumably pointing to the QAnon movement, though without explanation.

The last post by John McAfee: A Letter Q.
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QAnon, or simply Q, is a conspiracy movement that claims that a group of satanic pedophiles dominate government and media elites. Its followers claimed that former President Donald Trump was waging a battle to destroy this group.

The movement gained momentum with the arrest of Harvey Epstein on sex charges. The suspicious causes of his controversial suicide prior to his testimony further heightened suspicions that he had in fact been murdered in order to be silenced.

The slogan “Epstein didn’t kill himself” went viral and is still observed when references are made to corrupt government practices in the United States.

And, of course, McAfee had a thing or two to say about this. He pointed out to similarities between his case and Harvey Epstein’s in many times, and assured he had many secrets that the government wanted to hide. If his allegations are true, and the QAnon post means anything, we could soon find out what he knew.

“McAfee Didn’t Kill Himself”

A Twitter user attempted to contact the administrator of the controversial right-wing news site Zero Hedge and introduce him to a Spanish journalist who claims to have video recordings and reports that Joe Biden allegedly teamed up with the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, to fake McAfee’s suicide.

MMCrypto, a cryptocurrency trader, also questioned McAfee’s suicide. He shared a tweet from McAfee in which he assured that if he were to appear dead, it would not be by his own decision, and everything could be a set-up “a la Epstein.”

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Podcaster Peter McCormack shared the ticker $WHACKD in reference to another McAfee tweet showing a tattoo as a reminder that he would never commit suicide despite threats from US Officials.

Also, Kim Dotcom, the man behind Mega.nz and active Bitcoin Cash advocate, claimed to be working with McAfee on an initiative to fight government surveillance shortly before the tragic news.

And finance lecturer Vladislav Ginko also shared several tweets warning about the danger of McAfee and his family suffering from deaths caused by USAMRIID, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) lead laboratory for medical, biological defense research.

So far, no official autopsy has indicated his cause of death. In the meantime, theories will continue to emerge. But if there is one thing that everyone – conspiracy theorists or not – can agree on, it is that John McAfee lived his own way until the end.

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Owners Of South African Investment Platform Vanish, Alongside 3.6 Billion USD Worth Of Bitcoin

The owners of the South African crypto company AfriCrypt have reportedly vanished and took off with 69,000 BTC. Largest Exit Scam ever? In April 2021, the two brothers who co-own the investment firm AfriCrypt, turned to their users, stating that the platform has been hacked, leading to a damage of 69,000 BTC, which were worth […]

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The owners of the South African crypto company AfriCrypt have reportedly vanished and took off with 69,000 BTC.

Largest Exit Scam ever?

In April 2021, the two brothers who co-own the investment firm AfriCrypt, turned to their users, stating that the platform has been hacked, leading to a damage of 69,000 BTC, which were worth 3.6 billions USD at that time. This claim has since then lost most of its credibility, since the brothers cannot be reached anymore.

The South African law firm Hanekom Attorneys, who handle the case on behalf of the victims, believe the incident to be an exit scam, rather than a hack. By their account, employees of AfriCrypt had already lost access to the platform’s backend seven days before the alleged hack. The fact that the owners of AfriCrypt urged investors not to take legal action made the law firm even more suspicious. If proven true, this would make AfriCrypt the largest exit scam in history.

10% Daily Return too good to be true

Reportedly, AfriCrypt attracted new investors by promising them a whopping return of 10% on a daily basis. Additionally, the investment firm promised referral rewards for bringing in more customers. Unrealistically high returns like this should automatically make anyone suspicious, but greed and FOMO drive investors into the arms of fraudulent investment companies and crypto projects.

For the scammers, this is a highly profitable business model, as can be seen by the example of the TRON blockchain. Besides gambling, TRON is notorious for “high risk” investment platforms that typically promise daily returns on the same scale as AfriCrypt, but pull an exit scam shortly after their scheme has gained enough traction.

The success of these fraudulent schemes is a result of the huge influx of new and inexperienced investors over the last months. Just recently, the UK-based Financial Conduct Authority warned against unregulated crypto companies, which operate in a legal grey market.

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The Bank for International Settlements Gives CBDCs Full Backing


The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) announced its full support for developing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in pursuing financial and monetary stability through international cooperation with the mandate and support by central banks. (Read More)

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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) announced its full support for developing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in pursuing financial and monetary stability through international cooperation with the mandate and support by central banks.

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CBDCs are crucial in modernising finance

The BIS acknowledged that CBDCs must modernise finance and keep ‘Big Tech’ in check not to control money. 

Benoit Coeure, a member of the BIS, warned:

“Without CBDCs, digital money would become increasingly dominated by big tech firms, as they would leverage enormous social media user bases.”

CBDCs are digital assets pegged to a real-world asset and backed by the central banks, meaning that they represent a claim against the bank exactly how banknotes work. Furthermore, they are blockchain-enabled, representing a new technology for issuing central bank money at the wholesale and retail level. 

According to the announcement:

“As part of its upcoming annual report it estimated that at least 56 central banks and monetary authorities, representing around a fifth of the world’s population, are now looking at digital currencies as commerce shifts online.”

The issuance of CBDCs seems to be a race against time; many nations believe owning a CBDC is instrumental in having control of the global markets.

The Bahamas- the first nation to launch a CBDC

The Bahamas launched the Sand Dollar in October last year, making it the first country in the world to release a CBDC beyond the testing phase officially.

As more nations reveal their interest in CBDCs, the BIS noted that authorities would have to decide whether citizens require digital IDs to use them or choose the token-based route, making transactions more anonymous.

In November 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised central banks not to overlook some essential legal frameworks needed for a CBDC to work. 

Once rolled out, CBDCs are expected to drive the financial inclusion of nearly 1.7 billion people left out of the banking system.

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