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COVID-19 Prevention Campaign: IT Firms in the Netherlands Launch “Tech Against Corona” Project, Leverages DLT

A group of companies based in the Netherlands have introduced the “Tech against Corona” project. Firms taking part in the initiative will provide the latest technology and expertise to the Dutch government so that it may be used to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Tymlez,… Read More

Coin Metrics, a Blockchain Data Analytics Firm, Secures $6 Million in Funding from Highland Capital Partners, Coinbase, Digital Currency Group, Fidelity, Others

Coin Metrics, a blockchain analytics and research company, has acquired $6 million in funding through a Series A investment round, which was led by existing investor Highland Capital Partners. Coinbase, Digital Currency Group, Dragonfly Capital, and Fidelity (among others) also took part in Coin Metrics’… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Explains Why Firm’s MOVE Contracts Will Benefit Crypto Industry

Delta Exchange, a crypto asset derivatives exchange, reports that it has maintained a stable monthly trading volume of $400-$500 million. Delta Exchange’s management revealed on March 3, 2020, that they’re introducing their options products, including BTC-MOVE and ETH-MOVE contracts. Delta Exchange is reportedly the first… Read More

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Becomes First P2P Crypto Trading Platform to Work with Chainalysis to Enhance Compliance Processes

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analytics and security company, has teamed up with Paxful, a major peer-to-peer (P2P) digital asset exchange. The partnership involves Chainalysis helping  Paxful with enhancing its compliance and KYC processes. Paxful will reportedly be using Chainalysis’ know your transaction (KYT) and “reactor”… Read More

Crypto Lending Service Cred Partners NBA Player Spencer Dinwiddie to Allow Fans to Earn Interest on Stablecoins

Cred, a cryptocurrency-based lending and borrowing service, is teaming up with professional NBA basketball player and businessman Spencer Dinwiddie. A special web page and service was launched on March 20, 2020 for Dinwiddie’s fans who may use the Cred platform. Cred allows users to earn… Read More

Indian Authorities Arrest 26-Year-Old Woman who Allegedly Stole 64 Bitcoins (BTC) from Local Crypto Firm

Indian authorities have arrested a woman who allegedly stole 64 Bitcoins (BTC), valued at around $380,000 (at time of writing), from a company where she had been working. Ayushi Jain, a 26-year-old woman, had reportedly been employed at Bitcipher Labs, a Bengaluru-headquartered firm. As confirmed… Read More

Coronavirus Prevention Fundraiser: Italy’s Red Cross to Raise More Funds by Accepting Bitcoin Donations to Combat COVID-19

The Italian Red Cross is reportedly looking for Bitcoin (BTC) donations in order to buy critical medical equipment and supplies. The organization’s first cryptocurrency fundraiser managed to achieve its target within three days after its launch. On March 12, 2020, Italy’s Red Cross introduced a… Read More

Digital Asset Hedge Fund Adaptive Capital to Close Down Operations, Following Crypto Market Crash

Digital asset hedge fund Adaptive Capital is reportedly closing down its operations. Adaptive Capital was a self-described “multi-strategy cryptocurrency hedge fund with a deep focus on on-chain analytics.” The hedge fund predicted that crypto-assets would become a major macro asset class and on-chain analysis of… Read More

Banco Sella, an Italian Bank, Introduces Bitcoin Trading to Over 1 Million Users During Coronavirus Lockdown

Cryptocurrency adoption is steadily increasing and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic appears to have motivated or influenced Italy’s Banco Sella to introduce a Bitcoin (BTC) trading service. The BTC trading may be performed through Banco Sella’s Hype exchange platform, with the bank serving as a trusted… Read More

US-based CoinZoom, a FinCEN Regulated Digital Asset Exchange, Officially Launches Crypto Trading Platform and Company Visa Card

US-based CoinZoom, a regulated digital asset exchange, has announced the official launch of its crypto trading platform and its company Visa card. Users will now be able to purchase, sell, and spend a wide range of cryptocurrencies via CoinZoom’s exchange platform. According to a press… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Binance Introduces P2P Crypto Trading Options with Five Major Latin American Fiat Currencies

Digital asset exchange Binance has introduced peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency trading options which support five major Latin American fiat currencies. Traders that use Binance’s P2P exchange will be able to purchase and sell digital currencies directly with the Argentine peso (ARS), Brazilian real (BRL), Colombian peso… Read More

Recent Increase in Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, Lending “Exponentially Exacerbated” Bitcoin and Crypto Market’s Price Drop, Fintech Executive Argues

The recent Bitcoin (BTC) sell-off during the past few days has called into question the pseudonymous cryptocurrency’s ability (and narrative) to serve as a safe haven asset. As the price of BTC dropped significantly to below $4000, COO of Fintech firm Two Prime, Alexander S…. Read More

Alex Tinsman: President at NEM Foundation Discusses LuxTag’s Use of XEM Tokens for its Crowdfunding Campaign in Malaysia

Equity crowdfunding continues to fill the gap for startups looking to raise capital. Malaysia-based LuxTag, an anti-counterfeit, track and trace, and anti-theft solution provider, recently secured $360,000 in funding, with 51% of the capital denominated in Bitcoin (BTC) and NEM blockchain project’s native token, XEM. … Read More

BaFin, Germany’s Financial Regulator, Suspends Operations of Crypto Firm, which Allowed Users to Buy and Sell Digital Currencies via ATMs

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin), the nation’s financial regulator, is suspending the operations of a firm known as KKT UG from Berlin, which allowed users to purchase and sell digital currencies via ATMs. As BaFin noted on March 4, 2020, Adam Gramowski,… Read More

Crypto Billionaire Jihan Wu’s Matrixport, a Financial Services Firm, Is Planning to Secure $40 Million at Post-Investment Valuation of $300 Million

Matrixport, a financial services firm owned by billionaire Jihan Wu, co-founder of giant crypto mining firm Bitmain, is reportedly planning to secure $40 million in capital at a post-investment valuation of $300 million. According to Bloomberg, which cited sources familiar with the matter, Matrixport’s management… Read More

Leading DeFi Platform MakerDAO Partners Digital Payment Processor Simplex to Develop Fiat On-Ramp for Maker’s Dai Stablecoin

MakerDAO, the leading decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, has teamed up with Simplex, a digital payment processor, in order to develop a fiat on-ramp for Maker’s Dai (DAI), which is the first decentralized stablecoin (digital currencies pegged one-to-one with major fiat currencies or other real-world assets)…. Read More

Owning Crypto Assets Is Still A High Risk Investment Due to Lack of Proper Custody Services: KPMG

Amstelveen, Netherlands-based KPMG, a leading professional services and accounting firm, argues that owning crypto assets is still considered a high risk investment by institutional clients. The Big Four auditing firm recently shared a report with Bloomberg, noting that, since 2017, over $9.8 billion worth of… Read More

Japanese Messaging Service Provider LINE Closes Crypto Exchange BITBOX in Singapore, Launches New Trading Platform BITFRONT in the US

LINE, a Japan-based messaging service provider, has reportedly closed down its Singapore-headquartered crypto exchange BITBOX and has launched a globally accessible platform, BITFRONT. Headquartered the US, BITFRONT is run by LVC USA, which is a subsidiary of LVC Corporation, a company that manages LINE’s digital… Read More

Jack Dorsey’s Payments Firm Square Releases Q4 2019 Earnings Report, Reveals Record-Breaking Quarter for Bitcoin Transactions

San Francisco-based Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ), a payment and mobile financial service provider, has released its Q4 2019 earnings report, which notably highlights a record-breaking quarter for Bitcoin (BTC)-related transactions. Square’s management revealed that the company handled over $178 million in BTC purchase volumes during the… Read More

Amsterdam-based Fintech BUX, a Retail Brokerage Firm, to Introduce “Soft Launch” Version of its Crypto Exchange Next Month

Amsterdam-headquartered BUX, a retail brokerage company, confirmed recently that it will be introducing the “soft launch” version of its cryptocurrency trading platform during the first week of next month. However, the Dutch Fintech firm says it’s not aiming for fast customer acquisition. Called “BUX Crypto,”… Read More

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