Tagged: crypto-assets

European Supervisory Authorities Consult on Guidelines Under Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR)

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA – the ESAs) published a consultation paper on Guidelines under Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCAR), establishing templates “for explanations and legal opinions regarding the classification of crypto-assets along with a standardized test to foster a common… Read More

Alchemy Pay Announces Support for Cash Payments via Crypto On-Ramp Service for Taiwan Consumers

Alchemy Pay, the fiat-payment gateway, now supports cash payments on its On-ramp service for Taiwan users that enhances the convenience of purchasing crypto-assets. Users can now place the order and pay with cash in Taiwan’s local fiat currency, TWD, at popular offline convenience stores “such… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Update on Travel Rule, Including Guidelines for Transfer of Funds, Crypto-Assets

The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued new Guidelines on the so-called ‘travel rule’, i.e. the information that should accompany transfers of funds and certain crypto assets. This rule will help tackle “the abuse of such transfers for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes.” The Guidelines… Read More

Digital Assets Could Rival and Redefine Traditional Asset Classes – Research Study

ARK Invest says it aims to deliver long-term capital appreciation by investing in the leaders, enablers, and beneficiaries of disruptive innovation. ARK has shared a detailed report that explores the potential impact of disruptive innovations, including AI and decentralized virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum…. Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Issues Updated Warning About Activities of Fraudulent Crypto-Assets Firms

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns the public about the activities of several fraudulent market participants and publishes a new ‘blacklist’ (focused on crypto-assets service providers in France). As part of its update, the AMF is adding “to and reorganizing the list of websites… Read More

SCRYPT, a Digital Assets Financial Services Provider, Reports Completion of Funding Round

SCRYPT, a provider of crypto asset financial services, has announced the successful close of a $5 million strategic funding round led by Braza Bank. Venture capital firms, including Funfair Ventures, Cabrit Capital, and Atlantic Labs, also participated. The firm is also pleased to announce “that… Read More

Bakkt Holdings Appoints Ray Kamrath to Key Role Focused on Crypto Business Growth

Bakkt Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BKKT) announced that Ray Kamrath was appointed as the Chief Commercial Officer of Bakkt’s crypto business. In this newly created position, Kamrath will be reporting directly to Andy Main, Bakkt’s Chief Executive Officer. Main said: “By appointing Ray Kamrath to lead… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider Copper and TON Expand Partnership with USDT and TON Support

Copper, which claims to be one of the industry’s leading digital asset custodians, today announced the integration of The Open Network (TON), a decentralized and self-governing blockchain network, into its infrastructure. Access to Tether’s newly launched USDT-TON has now “been fully integrated directly into Copper’s… Read More

Cboe Global Markets Realigns Digital Asset Business, Leveraging Expertise in Derivatives, Clearing

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), the derivatives and securities exchange network, announced plans to refocus its digital asset business to leverage its core strengths in derivatives, technology and product innovation while realizing operating efficiencies for both Cboe and its clients. These changes are being… Read More

Digital Assets: BitGo to Support Native Segwit, Requiring 25% Less Data to Spend and Leading to Lower Fees

BitGo says it is changing from default wrapped segwit (P2SH-P2WSH) receive addresses to native segwit (P2WSH), which “require 25% less data to spend — translating to lower fees.” Since the beginning, BitGo has supported “both native segwit and wrapped segwit Bitcoin addresses.” However, many clients… Read More

UK’s Digital Asset Trading Firm Zodia Markets Teams Up with CoinMENA

CoinMENA B.S.C., a crypto asset platform licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and sister company CoinMENA FZE, licensed by the Dubai Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA), proudly announces a partnership with Zodia Markets, a UK headquartered digital asset trading business, backed by Standard Chartered…. Read More

US Judge Says Coinbase Will Have to Face SEC’s Lawsuit

Digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) will have to face the Securities and Exchange Commmission’s (SEC) lawsuit, a Judge has recently ruled. A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday (March 27, 2024) stated that the US SEC’s lawsuit against Coinbase may proceed. However, the presiding judge… Read More

Conflux Network Introduces AxHKD, the HKD backed Stablecoin

Conflux Network is introducing AxHKD, the Hong Kong Dollar-backed stablecoin. Conflux Network explains that it is facilitating the beta-testing of the Hong Kong Dollar-backed stablecoin, AxHKD, on its platform. AnchorX aims to dominate Asia’s digital currency landscape by delivering “reliable global exchanges.” AxHKD on Conflux… Read More

Digital Asset Analysts Share Perspective on Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Movements, Comment on High-Potential Altcoins

As the Bitcoin halving approaches, an event that is expected to reduce the daily BTC minting supply by half, several crypto industry analysts have provided their insights on the current state of the volatile crypto-assets markets. The Bitfinex Alpha Report aims to offer a comprehensive… Read More

Digital Assets: LeadBlock Bitpanda Ventures to Focus on Providing Capital to High-Potential Initiatives

Eric Demuth, CEO at Bitpanda, reveals that they’re launching LeadBlock Bitpanda Ventures (focused on Venture Capital and Private Equity Principals). When the team first created Bitpanda, there wasn’t much help available to them. There also wasn’t enough funding and there wasn’t expertise they could draw… Read More

Digital Assets Firm Nexo Partners with Online Security Provider Sift

Nexo, the institution for digital assets, announced a partnership with Sift, the firm focused on Digital Trust & Safety. By working with Sift, Nexo will be able to enhance its approach “to fraud prevention, enhancing security measures and ensuring a safer, smoother, quicker, and more… Read More

Bitso, a Crypto-focused Financial Services Provider in LatAm, Integrates Solution to Enhance Ethereum Transactions

Bitso—the crypto-powered financial services company in Latin America—announced that it has integrated a third Layer 2 solution that will facilitate fast and efficient transactions with Ethereum thanks to the incorporation of the Optimism network. Optimism is a Layer 2 or “Layer 2” blockchain that works… Read More

Digital Asset Investment App Luno Adds Aave, MakerDAO, Curve

Luno, the cryptocurrency investment app, has announced that it introduced three new virtual currencies to invest in that are frequently used by decentralized finance (DeFi) traders and investors. Aave (AAVE) aims to connect lenders and borrowers in a direct manner, without requiring intermediaries or third-parties…. Read More

Digital Assets Platform Bybit Introduces Toolkit to Help Investors Identify High-Potential Crypto Projects

Bybit, which claims to be one of the largest crypto exchanges by volume, has polled its internal professionals and created a free toolkit that allows investors to find undervalued crypto projects. The Crypto Investment Analysis Toolkit stems from Bybit‘s mission “to be the world’s Crypto… Read More

CLST, an Institutional Lending and Borrowing Platform, Partners with Copper, a Digital Asset Infrastructure Provider

CLST, a full-service institutional lending and borrowing platform, has partnered with institutional digital asset infrastructure provider Copper. This alliance resulted in the joint development of Copper Pledge, “a deployable tri-party collateral management solution for digital asset markets.” This partnership provides digital asset lenders “with much-needed… Read More

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