Tagged: Crypto Transactions

Digital Banking: Revolut Explains how to Easily Send Crypto, Earn Competitive Interest with Savings Accounts

The team at digital bank Revolut notes that they are now closer to 2022 than 2020, so making plans for next year would be a good idea. They also mentioned that July was “generous,” bringing many new products with it, including those related to booking… Read More

Continuous Monitoring Gives Crypto Compliance Teams “Peace of Mind” According to Chainalsysis Report

Compliant crypto firms realize or know what it takes to keep their platforms safe: They have to carry out KYC checks on clients, monitor transactions for counterparty risk, and submit suspicious activity reports or SARs when they see suspicious activity, Chainalysis notes in a blog… Read More

Bitcoin Upgrade Taproot Now Locked In, Should Support Significantly Cheaper and More Private BTC Transactions: Report

Taproot has now been locked in and should activate in November of this year. Taproot is the name of various technological innovations that have all been bundled together. When they are activated, they should make Bitcoin (BTC) transactions significantly cheaper and also more private, along… Read More

Chainalysis Publishes Crypto Maturity Model Report to Guide Financial Institutions on Adopting Digital Currency

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has published a report, titled The Crypto Maturity Model: How Traditional Finance Can Adopt Cryptocurrency in Stages. Chainalysis notes that during the past year, cryptocurrency has become a “more mainstream” asset class, with an inflow of institutional money driving Bitcoin (BTC)… Read More

Central Bank of Kuwait Issues Warning Regarding Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Other Crypto Investments

The Central Bank of Kuwait has issued a statement on crypto assets and their risks. Kuwait‘s reserve bank says that it aims to enhance financial awareness and intends to encourage the Kuwaiti banking sector to adopt socially responsible business practices. The Central Bank of Kuwait… Read More

Switzerland based Digital Asset Fund Dialectic Makes Strategic Investment in Suterusu, a Layer-2 Privacy Protection Protocol

Suterusu, the first layer-2 privacy protection protocol that doesn’t need a trusted setup, has reportedly received a strategic investment from Dialectic. Dialectic’s management noted that they’ve been quite impressed by Suterusu’s ability to adapt and evolve the protocol “very quickly.” As a multi-chain “Maximalist,” Dialectic… Read More

Aventus Network, a Blockchain Protocol for Supporting Economical Ethereum Transactions, Introduces Governance Platform

Aventus Network, a layer-2 blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) protocol that aims to provide scalability, speed and lower costs to Ethereum (ETH) transactions, has introduced its community governance platform, offering Aventus Token (AVT) holders with complete control over “major decisions” regarding the network and… Read More

Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets Now Being Considered Investments but Not Medium-of-Exchange by Chinese Policymakers

China’s virtual yuan has been in development for the past 7 years (since 2014). Recently, Chinese officials had noted that Bitcoin (BTC) was not really a currency but they do think it’s a form of investment. Regulators in China are also eager to explore the… Read More

Turkish Authorities to Apply AML and Terrorism Financing Regulations to Cryptocurrency Transactions

Turkey has reportedly decided to add digital currency trading platforms to its list of companies that will come under the nation’s anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorism financing regulations. This, according to a presidential decree that was released on Saturday (May 1, 2021). The Official Gazette… Read More

Danial Daychopan: CEO at Plutus Explains how Financial Services Provider Is Bridging Worlds of Fiat and Crypto

We recently connected with Danial Daychopan, CEO and Founder of UK-based Plutus, a financial services provider that aims to bridge the gap between traditional fiat currencies and “upcoming” cryptocurrencies. Plutus says it offers the “best of both worlds,” which includes centralized fiat and non-custodial crypto,… Read More

Miami’s JAG Insurance Group Decides to Issue its Very First Policy Using Digital Currency

Miami-headquartered JAG Insurance has reportedly issued its very first policy using cryptocurrency. JAG Insurance Group, which is well-known for being a digital tech pioneer and challenging the standards of the insurance industry, has decided to take its first steps into the crypto-asset space by issuing… Read More

Aventus Network, a Blockchain Protocol for Supporting Ethereum Transactions, Says Block Explorers Offer Greater Transparency

The team at Aventus Network, a layer-2 blockchain protocol that aims to bring scalability, lower costs and speed to Ethereum or ETH-powered transactions, recently explained why they think block explorers (where you can see all crypto transactions) are “the key” to creating a more transparent… Read More

Blockchain Platform Cardano’s Ledger Model Improves Upon Bitcoin and Ethereum’s UTXO Model to Support Multi-Assets, Smart Contracts

Cardano (ADA), a major blockchain platform for building decentralized applications or dApps, has introduced an extended UTXO accounting model that’s developed specifically to support multi-assets and smart contracts. Cardano developers recently provided an overview of the Extended UTXO model that’s being employed by Cardano. The… Read More

Elizabeth Stark from Lightning Labs Reveals how her Firm Is Developing Second Layer Scalability Solutions for Bitcoin

Crypto exchange OKCoin confirms that they recently became one of the first digital asset trading platforms to implement the Lightning Network (LN), which is a layer-two scaling solution enabling the faster and more efficient transfer of BTC. OKCoin has awarded a new grant to Bitcoin… Read More

$700B+ Added to Crypto Markets, BTC Now Over $1T, ETH Over $200B, Binance Coin Skyrockets to No. 3 Crypto: Report

Leading crypto exchange Binance has published it Month 43 (since launching operations) report. The report from Binance includes comments on the recent Binance Coin (BNB) price action and the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), which is being more widely-adopted in the crypto space. The digital asset… Read More

Nigerian Senate Admits they Can’t Ban or Control Pseudonymous Bitcoin (BTC) Transactions

A Nigerian crypto trader is claiming that they sold off all their coins (crypto-assets) following the government’s directives regarding cryptocurrencies. The trader also noted that they’ve now withdrawn all their proceeds, but they haven’t “seen a dime” in their bank account and it’s been more… Read More

Blockchain Firm Chainalysis and Digital Asset Exchange OKCoin Express Concerns Regarding FinCEN’s New Crypto Rules

This past Friday, the US Department of the Treasury published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to the Federal Register that may require financial institutions and cryptocurrency-related firms to submit updated reports, maintain records, and accurately verify the identity of customers in relation to transfers… Read More

Chainalysis Explains Why Authorities Must Look Beyond Direct Counterparties to Understand Risks Associated with Crypto Addresses

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain research firm, says that the best way to assess or determine the risk of a virtual currency address or group of associated addresses (e.g., like a wallet) is to analyze all the other addresses with which it has conducted transactions. According… Read More

Payments Platform Square Sold $1.63 Billion in Bitcoin (BTC) via Cash App, Made $32 Million in Gross Profits in Q3 2020

Square (NYSE:SQ), a popular payments platform, confirmed on November 5, 2020, that it had sold around $1.63 billion in Bitcoin (BTC) via its widely-used Cash App during Q3 2020. Square’s management reported gross profits of about $32 million from Bitcoin transactions (for the third quarter… Read More

Digital Asset Security Solution Providers SignKeys and Satoshi Labs Explain Why You Shouldn’t Use PayPal for Cryptocurrency Transactions

SignKeys, a Singapore-based digital asset solutions provider, notes that recent positive news for Bitcoin (PayPal adding support for BTC and other cryptos) may have led to a 15% increase in its price (around $13,000 at the time of writing). SignKeys points out that Bitcoin still… Read More

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