Indian Crypto Trading Platform Unocoin Cuts Staff to 14 As Regulation Remains Uncertain

Ongoing regulatory uncertainty in India regarding the use and trading of cryptocurrencies has caused a number of related firms there to close or relocate. Most recently, reports Economic Times, Indian crypto trading platform Unocoin has made additional staff cuts, and it’s total workforce now sits… Read More

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Invests in Cryptocurrency Compliance Platform Chainanalysis

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), via MUFG Innovation Partners (MUIP), has invested in Chainalysis – a provider of cryptocurrency compliance solutions. MUIP invested $6 million into Chainanalysis as part of a $36 million Series B funding round. The Series B was announced in February. Mitsubishi… Read More

Two Firms Forced by SEC to Drop Term “Blockchain” From ETF Product Names

The recent proliferation of themed ETF offerings- up five-fold 2014 to 2018- is leading to careful scrutiny of product names by the SEC, Bloomberg reports, and at least two firms, Amplify and Reality Shares, appear to have been required to drop the term “blockchain” from… Read More

As Some ICO Issuers Move to Give Money Back, Globex Offers Recision Software

While there have only been a few publicly announced recission requirements for initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have since been deemed unregistered securities, there are apparently quite a few more that have been giving money back under the radar. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)… Read More

REACT: Five SIM-Swap Crypto Hackers Arrested in US in 2018, Dozens at Large

A sergeant from the Silicon Valley-based Regional Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) says 5 hackers, aged 18-26, who collectively stole $50 million USD in cryptocurrencies by taking over victims phones were arrested in 2018, The New York Post reports. Two of the more infamous alleged… Read More

SEC and FINRA Schedule Broker Dealer “Outreach Program.” Will Discuss Digital Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have scheduled their 2019 National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers. The event, taking place in Chicago, is designed to provide an open forum for regulators and industry professionals to discuss topics such as… Read More

France Urges EU To Use its Crypto Sector Regulations as Model

France’s Finance and Economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, has told the EU that it should use rules established by France to govern the region’s cryptocurrency and digital asset sector as inspiration for EU and regional regulations. Le Maire told attendees at a recent “blockchain tech”… Read More

eToroX Launches Crypto Exchange & 8 Fiat-Stablecoins

eToroX, the blockchain division of global investment company eToro, announced on Tuesday the launch of its crypto exchange – a secure and regulated trading venue offering a range of cryptoassets, as well as a suite of stablecoins. At launch, the exchange will have a range of… Read More

The European Centre for Alternative Finance Calls for Papers in Advance of its Annual Conference

The European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) based at Utrecht University School of Economics, has announced the 3rd European Alternative Finance Research Conference scheduled to take place in October in the Netherlands. ECAF said this year’s keynote speaker is Armin Schwienbacher (SKEMA Business School), an… Read More

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Appoints Kurt Looyens, former ABN AMRO Executive, as Chief Executive Officer

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), a crypto focused regulated exchange, has selected Kurt Looyens as its Chief Executive Officer, according to a release. Looyens was previously Country Executive for ABN AMRO Bank Spain. Looyens has been with GBX since July 2018 when he joined GBX as… Read More

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