Tagged: digital assets

Digital Assets: European Investment Firm CoinShares Introduces 0% Management Fees Crypto Index ETPs

CoinShares, Europe’s digital asset investment firm, is announcing the launch of two  zero management fee Crypto Index ETPs: CoinShares Physical Top 10 Crypto Market ETP & CoinShares Physical Smart Contract Platform ETP. These two products will be “listed on German’s main market Xetra.” Both ETPs… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Huobi Plans to Join Copper’s ClearLoop Network

Huobi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Copper. Huobi is in discussions to join Copper’s ClearLoop Network, “making it the fifth exchange to join since January 2023.” Five of the top ten global crypto exchanges have “either integrated or are working towards integrating… Read More

Former Coinbase Manager Charged with Insider Trading Could Potentially Be Crypto’s Legal Hope: Report

Crypto appears to have chosen an unlikely supporter in its ongoing struggle against oversight by the US Securities and Exchange Commission: an ex- Coinbase worker who was convicted of allegedly engaging in insider trading. This, according to a recent report by the WSJ. Ishan Wahi,… Read More

Bankrupt Crypto Lender Celsius Reaches Agreement to Return Digital Assets in Custody Program

After months of litigation, Celsius recently revealed it has reached an agreement with the Custody Ad Hoc Group and the UCC on a Settlement that reportedly “returns most digital assets in the Custody Program to account holders who opt in to the Settlement.” Custody users… Read More

Tether Claims it Has $1.6B in Excess Reserves to Back Stablecoin USDT

Crypto-asset firm Tether claims it has approximately $1.6 billion in excess reserves in order to fully back the issuance of its USDT stablecoin. Tether expects to record a $700 million profit in this latest March 2023 quarter, which will be taking its total excess reserves… Read More

Visa to Support Crypto Trading for Financial Institutions via Bitpanda Technology Solutions

It’s already “trusted,” fully regulated and bringing simplified and secured investing to 20+ million customers, the team at Bitpanda wrote in a blog post. Now, they’re announcing that Visa (NYSE: V) has partnered with Bitpanda, bringing Bitpanda Technology Solutions to its vast network of institutional… Read More

Nomura’s Laser Digital Invests in ClearToken Digital Asset Clearing House

Nomura‘s digital assets subsidiary, Laser Digital, announces a strategic investment in ClearToken, a startup that will introduce a clearing house to the digital asset marketplace, enabling “the scale and structure required for mass institutional engagement with digital assets.” As part of Laser’s strategic investment, its… Read More

MiamiCoin, NYCCoin Trading Suspended by Digital Asset Exchange Okcoin

As of March 16, 2023, NYCCoin (NYC) and MiamiCoin (MIA) were no longer available to trade, buy, or sell via Okcoin. However, you can still “hold these coins in your account or withdraw them and trade them on the ALEX decentralized exchange.” The trading suspension… Read More

Centi Issues Swiss Franc Pegged Stablecoin, Backed 1-to-1 with Fiat Currency

Swiss payment startup Centi announces the launch of its Swiss Franc pegged stablecoin, backed 1:1 by a Swiss bank, which will “serve as the basis for Centi’s groundbreaking Global Payment Network.” Combining the efficiency of blockchain technology with the rigor of Swiss banking, Centi has… Read More

Estonia’s Digital Asset Startup CryptoWallet.com Receives Approval from Financial Intelligence Unit

Estonia-based crypto startup CryptoWallet.com has reportedly become one of the first crypto companies to receive a stamp of approval from Estonia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). CryptoWallet.com claims it “renewed its crypto license despite strict regulatory measures introduced last year to maintain compliance and transparency within… Read More

Digital Currency Group: Digital Asset Firm Luno Announces Leadership Transition

Luno has announced that their co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Marcus Swanepoel is moving into a new role as Executive Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. Luno is a crypto exchange that is part of the Digital Currency Group (DCG). James Lanigan, who has been with… Read More

Securitize, Onramp to Enhance Private Equity Investing

Digital securities firm Securitize and digital asset wealth platform Onramp Invest announced the beginning of broadened and distributed access to tokenized private equity funds from leading investment firms, including Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE). Beginning now and expanding over the coming weeks, “at least four private… Read More

Coinbase Says UK Is Well-Positioned to Become Global Center for Digital and Financial Services Transformation

The UK has an “impressive” innovation infrastructure, including major research universities and levels of investment in Fintech only exceeded by the US, according to an update shared by Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN). This has “contributed to the UK’s success in incubating and hosting some of Europe’s largest… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Okcoin Makes Key Appointments in Europe, Ireland to Support Business Expansion

Okcoin is pleased to announce “the appointment, subject to regulatory approval, of Erald Ghoos as General Manager of Okcoin Europe, based in Malta, and David Renold as Chief Executive Officer of OKG Payments, Okcoin’s Ireland-based affiliate.” OKG Payments plans “to provide permitted products and services… Read More

Digital Assets: HashKey Group, SlowMist to Build Secure Crypto-Asset Services

HashKey Group and SlowMist are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to collaborate on digital asset ecosystem security, anti-money laundering for digital assets, cutting-edge security technology research, and other technology fields. The goal of the partnership is “to explore and develop comprehensive security standards and… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Copper Is Now SOC2 Certified

Digital asset firm Copper is pleased to announce the successful completion and certification of their SOC2 Type 2 assessment. Tim Neill, Chief Risk Officer at Copper, said: “I am delighted to share with you that Copper has been awarded a significant certification: SOC 2. The… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Archax Launches Primary Raise Platform

Archax, which claims to be the first FCA regulated digital asset exchange, broker and custodian, announced the official launch of its primary raise platform and its first postings including ScribeStar and Circularr. The platform will give start-ups and early-stage businesses “access to raise capital from… Read More

Middle East: Open Banking Platform Tarabut Gateway, Rain to Streamline Cryptocurrency Payments in MENA Region

This is notably the first ‘directly integrated’ open banking API in MENA’s crypto sector. The collaboration will allow Rain customers in Bahrain “to quickly and easily top-up their crypto wallets via bank transfer through the Rain app.” Tarabut Gateway, which claims to be one of… Read More

Coinbase Introduces Free Local Bank Transfers for Singapore Clients

As Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) prepares to ramp up their international expansion over the next 8 weeks, they are beginning this journey in Singapore. Their upgraded retail platform, in addition to their new strategic banking partnership with Standard Chartered, aims “to provide you with a seamless, safe,… Read More

Digital Assets: Binance to Suspend Sterling Transfers, as Paysafe Backtracks

Binance now again faces being pushed out of the larger financial services sector after the crypto exchange confirmed that it was being told to suspend deposits and withdrawals made in pound sterling (GBP). The digital currency exchange, which has been facing increasing regulatory pressure, stated… Read More

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