Tagged: cryptocurrencies

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

Nash, a Fast and User-Friendly Decentralized Financial Services Platform, Introduces Easy Way to Accept Digital Asset Payments

The digital commerce sector is on track to surpass $4.6 trillion globally within the next two years, according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. Amazon, Walmart, and Costco alone are expected to generate sales and revenue valued at around $1 trillion during 2020. As… Read More

The EU has Fallen Behind on FATF’s Timelines, including Adopting Rules for Virtual Asset Service Providers, Elsa Madrolle from CoolBitX Claims

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, recently concluded its year long review of its Travel Rule standards for virtual asset service providers (VASPs). The FATF confirmed that it will be extending its… Read More

Reserve Bank of India is Planning to Submit a Review Petition on Supreme Court’s Ruling to Lift Ban on Cryptocurrency Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, is getting ready to submit a review petition on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding cryptocurrency transactions. According to the Economic Times, which cited sources familiar with the matter, the RBI is concerned the Court’s… Read More

Wikipedia Co-founder Jimmy Wales Believes Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Tech Cannot Add Anything Useful to the Online Encyclopedia

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, noted on February 21 that he has not been able to identify any practical use-cases for cryptocurrencies or blockchain technology as far as Wikipedia’s development and maintenance is concerned. Wales, whose comments came during the recent CoinGeek Conference (held in… Read More

Israeli Banks Must Not Deny Financial Services to Firms Dealing in Crypto-Asssets, Says Israeli Attorney General

Israeli banks and other financial institutions in the country must not deny banking services to companies dealing in crypto-assets, Avichai Mandelblit, Israel’s attorney general, recently stated. Instead of denying banking services to crypto and blockchain startups, traditional financial service providers must carefully look into each… Read More

Christian Catalini: Co-Creator of Libra Explains How the Facebook-led Project Aims to Enable Financial Inclusion

Christian Catalini, co-creator of the Facebook-led Libra payment system and head economist at Calibra, a subsidiary of the social media giant that’s focused on developing a digital wallet for Libra, says he’d been doing research in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space for many years before… Read More

Former US Military Interpreter Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Fentanyl, Accepting Crypto Payments

Alaa Mohammed Allawi, a former interpreter for the US military forces, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for selling fentanyl, which resulted in the death of a US marine. Allawi, who previously worked as an Iraqi US interpreter, will be serving his sentence… Read More

Terra Unites with Fantom to Accelerate Mainstream Stablecoin Adoption

Terra, a project building the next-generation payment system based in Singapore and Korea,  has partnered with South Korean based Fantom, a DAG-based smart contract platform for real-time cryptocurrency payments, to accelerate the mainstream adoption of its stablecoin. Terra and its alliance of eCommerce partners will… Read More

IronX Exchange Celebrates $26.3M+ IRX Token Sale, Beta Launch Continues

The IronX Exchange, a joint venture between global multi-asset broker IronFX and Cardano (ADA coin) creator EmurgoHK. The exchange has a full range of both crypto and fiat wallet funding options. Just in: IronX has raised $26,319,447.92 via its token sale. “The IronX token sale… Read More

AlphaPoint Announces Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Indexes

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AlphaPoint, a U.S.-based blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale, and operate digital asset networks and exchanges all over the world, announced on Thursday it is planning to launch AlphaPoint Indexes, which represent the statistical performance of the broadest sector of cryptocurrency markets…. Read More

U.S. Fintech CommonStock Launches Social Investing Platform For Stocks & Cryptocurrencies

On Tuesday, U.S.-based fintech CommonStock announced the launch of its new social investing platform for stocks and cryptocurrencies. This news comes just as CommonStock secures nearly $2 million during its seed funding round, which saw participation from Social Capital, Resolute VC, and Studio VC. CommonStock reported… Read More

Down Under Crypto Update: Digital Currency Exchange Legislative Guidelines Issued

Digital currency exchange guidelines at last! Australia has implemented new legislative guidelines aimed at regulating digital currency exchange businesses. Enacted earlier this week, the new regulations require cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to comply with requirements outlined in the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act… Read More

Behave Yourself! Global Digital Finance Simon Taylor Develops Cryptoassets Code Conduct, Enlists OECD’s Expertise

Step in line, crypto platforms. Global Digital Finance (GDF) has launched to drive a code of conduct for cryptoassets. Non-profit GDF has convened key stakeholders to develop a global code of conduct and a taxonomy for cryptoassets, comprised of global distributed ledger and cryptoasset space… Read More

Recap: INNMIND/ KICKICO Blockchain Leadership Summit Reaffirms Global Interest in Blockchain

Updates from the Blockchain Leadership Summit held in Zurich, Switzerland, indicate broadening interest in blockchain from traditional financial sector as well government agencies and country leaders. Hosted by INNMIND, global platform for startups and investors, and supported by KICKICO global fundraising platform, the forum gathered… Read More

Blockchain for Private Equity Platform Swarm Updates Network to Include SWM Wallet & Voting Module

The power of the swarm…. Swarm, a blockchain for private equity platform, has revealed a “major update” to its live Swarm Asset Management Network Alpha. There are 100,000,000 SWM tokens in circulation.  With this release, Swarm Fund token (SWM) wallets are now integrated with the Alpha… Read More

Raise-It-All with a Razitall Reg CF Campaign: Interview with CEO Dean Hampton on Crowdfunding Platform Launch

Razitall, a phonetic play on Raise-It-All, is a new crowdfunding platform founded with both entrepreneurs and investors in mind. The goal of the New York-based platform is to help entrepreneurs raise the target amount needed during a Reg CF campaign in order to succeed and to help… Read More

CoinDesk Researcher Nolan Bauerle Comments on 2017 Q4 & State of Blockchain

  CoinDesk, a leading global digital media company focused on crypto assets and blockchain, released its Q4 State of Blockchain Report, a respected authority on blockchain trends research and analysis. The quarterly report comes on the heels of one of the busiest quarters in the… Read More

Japan Net Bank & Tech Bureau to Initiate POC Project to Evaluate Mijin and Hyperledger: Going Paperless

Fintech and cryptocurrency solutions company Tech Bureau noted that that Japan’s first online bank, Japan Net Bank, Limited is testing blockchain technology integrations using mijin and Hyperledger and has initiated a proof-of-concept project to evaluate to utilize the cryptocurrencies for paperless contract administration, scheduled to be… Read More

Utility Token Offerings: Anguilla Leads Way with New Cryptocurrency Registration Regulations

The Government of Anguilla announced its plan to enact the first cryptocurrency regulatory regime for registration of initial offerings of specified categories of cryptocurrency.  The law, called the Anguilla Utility Token Offering Act (or AUTO Act), establishes the world’s first registration process for an offering… Read More

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