SEC Commissioner Peirce Disagrees with Portion of Wireline Settlement Regarding SAFT by JD Alois

Mayor of Miami Says City is Considering Investing in Bitcoin (BTC) while Making its Business Environment More Appealing to Tech Firms

The Mayor of Miami says he wants to make his city more attractive or appealing to the technology sector by embracing Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, and even investing a certain amount of government funds in the digital asset. Mayor Francis Suarez noted that if… Read More

Blockchain Firm Figure Receives $100 Million from JPM for Jumbo Mortgages

Figure Technologies, Inc., founded by prominent Fintech entrepreneur Mike Cagney, has received $100 million from JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) to finance jumbo mortgages, according to a release. Figure uses blockchain technology to reduce friction and cost to the loan origination process. Figure notes that this is the… Read More

Hyland Joins Forces With Hedera Hashgraph to Present Blockchain Proof of Concept for Records Verification to Texas Secretary of State

  Hyland, a content services provider for organizations across the globe, announced earlier this week it has joined forces with Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public ledger, to presented a proof of concept to the Texas Secretary of State to evaluate blockchain technology for the purpose… Read More

Pires Investments Completes Investment in DeTech a DeFi Firm, Receives 4 Million Tokens

Pires Investments plc (AIM: PIRI) has completed an investment in DeTech Studios Limited that was announced in December. DeTech is a DeFi platform that will be issuing “YOP” tokens ( Yield Optimization Platform & Protocol). Pires receives 1,765 new ordinary shares in DeTech representing a… Read More

UK’s National Standards Setting Organization, BSI, Releases Security Token Specification, Blockchain Industry’s First Cross-Chain Standards

The United Kingdom’s national standards organization, the British Standards Institute (BSI), had recently released the Security Token Specification, which is one of the industry’s very first cross-chain standards. The specification is referred to as “PAS 19668” and has been supported or sponsored by blockchain advisory… Read More


Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoin Price Correction May have Been Due to “Extremely Overleveraged” Nature of Crypto Futures Traders: Report

Earlier this week, the Bitcoin (BTC) price fell sharply by around 30% (to about $31,000) as Wall Street bulls called for a technical correction, OKCoin reports. However, the Bitcoin (BTC) price has already recovered significantly. The digital asset is trading at nearly $38,000 at the… Read More

Over $400 Million Now Staked as Part of Ethereum 2.0 Staking Service Offered by Digital Assets Exchange Kraken

Digital asset exchange Kraken has issued an update on cryptocurrency staking options for Ethereum 2.0, a major (and very gradual) system-wide update of the Ethereum blockchain from its current proof-of-work (PoW) based consensus algorithm to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. In December 2020, Kraken introduced… Read More

ECB Digital Euro Consultation: Over 8000 Responses, Many Privacy Concerns

The European Central Bank (ECB) reports that it has received 8221 comments regarding its consultation on a digital euro or central bank digital currency (CBDC).  Chief among the comments are privacy concerns as government ledgers for a digital currency raises serious questions about data control…. Read More

Gemini, a New York Trust Company and Qualified Custodian, Now has Over $10 Billion in Digital Assets under Custody

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, revealed on January 12, 2020 that it has now surpassed $10 billion in digital assets under custody. The Gemini team confirmed in a blog post that they’re pleased to announce that the crypto firm now… Read More

Overfunding: Bitstocks’ Crowdcube Round Quickly Surpasses £500,000 Funding Target

Bitstocks, a UK-based bitcoin market advisory and cryptocurrency investment firm, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2014, the company stated that while it serves as an investment house for retail bitcoin investors, its core purpose and… Read More

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