CipherTrace CEO: “It is a constant challenge to keep pace with crypto crimes and scams” by JD Alois

“Blockchain” Lobbying in Washington Almost Tripled in 2018, One Lobbyist Paid Partly in Crypto

Disclosure filings show that the number of lobbyists promoting “blockchain technology” on K Street, Washington DC’s “lobbying row,” tripled in 2018, Politico reports. As well, Business Standard has reported that one lobbying firm, the Klein/Johnson group, is being partly paid in Ripple crypto coins. According… Read More

Prime XBT Joins the Crypto Valley Association

Cryptocurrency trading platform Prime XBT announced on Tuesday it has joined the Crypto Valley Association (CVA). As previously reported, CVA is a leading blockchain focused advocacy group which has worked closely with Swiss public officials to foster an ecosystem of innovation in the small European… Read More

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Announces European Expansion

Following its beta launch in Spain, 2gether, a digital banking platform, announced it has begun its European expansion. Founded in 2016, 2gether describes itself as not just a Neobank that’s aiming to displace incumbent banks, but a next-generation banking platform that aims to dramatically improve the… Read More

Global Tech Solutions Company Avnet Partners With BitPay To Now Accept Cryptocurrency

Global technology distributor Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced on Tuesday it has BitPay to now accept cryptocurrency on its platform. Avnet reported that when a customer elects to make a purchase with Bitcoin (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH), it will work with BitPay to verify the funds,… Read More

Full Stack Crowdfunding: seriesOne Partners with Polymath on Security Token Issuance

seriesOne Inc., a globally focused digital security issuance platform, is partnering with Polymath. The company says the goal is to simplify the complex challenges of creating and managing security tokens (blockchain-based digital securities). The new partnership seeks to enable the ability to issue security tokens… Read More

BitGo Announces Support For BCAP ERC-20 Token From Blockchain Capital

Blockchain software firm BitGo announced on Tuesday it is now supporting the BCAP ERC-20 token from Blockchain Capital. BitGo reported that in addition to multi-signature wallet security, its clients may custody their BCAP assets with BitGo Trust Company, which is a qualified custodian that provides… Read More

Citibank Will Improve Existing Payment Rails Rather Than Create a Crypto Coin

Citibank’s new innovation lab chief, Gulru Atak,  has told Coindesk this week that the bank will no longer be working to develop a cryptocurrency for cross-border payments. Citibank’s investigation into the possible creation of a “Citicoin” cryptocurrency reportedly began at the company’s Dublin innovation lab… Read More

Stronghold Is Now Working with IBM Blockchain World Wire

Yesterday IBM (NYSE: IBM)  introduced Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions accessible to more than 50 countries. Designed to optimize and accelerate foreign exchange, cross border payments and remittances, Blockchain World Wire claimants to be the first blockchain network… Read More

Court Rules Israeli Bank Cannot Close Crypto Miner’s Accounts but Can Refuse to Shelter Proceeds

A judge presiding over a district court in Tel Aviv has ruled that a branch of Union Bank in the Herzliya industrial district acted unreasonably when it closed accounts belonging to IsraMiner, a division of the Ukrainian cryptomining company Yashraminer, Calcalist reports. Judge Limor Bibi,… Read More

Fintech InstaReM Closes on $41 Million Series C

InstaReM, a payments platform operating in over 50 countries, has closed on a USD $ 41 million Series C funding round led by Vertex Growth Fund, their first investment in Southeast Asia. James Lee, MD of Vertex Growth Fund, will be joining the Board of… Read More

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