Tagged: digital currency

Cboe to Acquire ErisX, Entering Crypto-Asset Sector with Spot, Derivatives, Clearing Platform

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), a provider of international market infrastructure and tradable products, has entered into an agreement to acquire Eris Digital Holdings, LLC (ErisX). ErisX operates a US-headquartered digital asset spot market, a regulated futures exchange and a regulated clearing house. Ownership… Read More

Domenic Carosa: Founder and Chairman at Banxa Reveals Plans to Become the Leading Crypto to Fiat Gateway

We recently caught up with Domenic Carosa, Founder and Chairman at Banxa (TSX: BNXA), which powers one of the largest digital asset platforms by offering payments infrastructure and regulatory compliance across international markets. Banxa’s goal and vision is to develop the bridge that offers consumers… Read More

Fintech Firm Verifone Partners with BitPay to Enable Consumer Crypto Payments via Digital Commerce Platforms

BitPay, an established provider of cryptocurrency payment services, and Verifone, an international Fintech platform and payment solution provider to major retail brands, have announced the extension of BitPay’s blockchain payment tech to enable consumer crypto  payments on Verifone’s in-store and eCommerce Cloud Services platforms in… Read More

Fintech Platform YouHodler Adds More Digital Tokens with Protection Against Potential Losses on Trading

YouHodler, a Fintech platform that assists consumers with accessing the benefits of the crypto economy, has reportedly added support for Polkadot (DOT), Tezos (XTZ), TRON (TRX) and Aave (AAVE) tokens. YouHolder also noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider that they’ve established a 100%… Read More

CBDCs: Fluency, a Fintech Offering CBDC focused DLT Platform, Acquires $1.3M at $23.5M Pre-Money Valuation

Fluency, a company that’s introducing a proprietary central bank digital currency or CBDC-focused blockchain enterprise platform, has received $1.3 million as part of a seed funding round from Europe-based investors (at a $23.5 million pre-money valuation). In statements shared with Finextra, Fluency Chief Executive Inga… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Chooses 15 Finalists for Global CBDC Challenge

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, revealed on August 30, 2021 that 15 finalists were selected for the international competition to create a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) solution (Global CBDC Challenge). The finalists include financial institutions,… Read More

Crypto Launderers Now Have Blockchain Analytics Tool to Check If their Funds have Been Linked to Criminal Activity: Report

A blockchain analytics tool has reportedly been introduced on the dark web, enabling Bitcoin or BTC addresses to be checked for “links to criminal activity.” Known as Antinalysis, it allows cryptocurrency launderers to test or determine whether their funds will be “identified as proceeds of… Read More

DogeCoin (DOGE) Now Being Covered by Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis due to Rising Demand

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis is pleased to confirm that they now cover the world’s “premiere” memecoin: Dogecoin (DOGE). Once considered “nothing more than a light-hearted joke,” Dogecoin has become one of the “world’s most popular crypto assets, thanks in part to cheerleaders like Elon Musk… Read More

Crypto Exchange Independent Reserve Acquires In Principle Approval to Offer Digital Payment Token Services in Singapore

Digital currency exchange Independent Reserve revealed on Monday (August 2, 2021) that it had acquired an “in-principle approval” letter for a Major Payment Institution License in Singapore from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Payment Services Act (PSA) “to operate as a regulated… Read More

Decred (DCR), a Virtual Currency Focused on Security and Scalability, to Enhance User Experience

Decred (DCR), a virtual currency that places a lot of emphasis on security as well as scalability, reveals that there’s been a passage of a vote to enhance the protocol’s base layer user experience (UX). As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the… 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

Digital Assets Report: Stablecoins Most Frequently Traded, Bitcoin Serving as Long-Term Investment, Ethereum as DeFi Builder

Cryptocurrency adoption has grown considerably during the past year, however, many people still may not yet fully understand how diverse this space really is as an “asset class,” according to a new report from Chainalysis. The team at Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, notes… Read More

CBDCs: Monetary Authority of Singapore Introduces International Challenge for Developing CBDC Solutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reveals that it has introduced an international challenge for retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions. The Global CBDC Challenge from the MAS will aim to find innovative retail CBDC solutions to improve existing payment processes while promoting greater… Read More

Iran Seizes 7k Crypto Mining Machines in a Major Crackdown

In a major crackdown, the Iranian police have seized 7,000 crypto mining machines blamed for massive power outages in the country, as per its state media. The police  7,000 computer miners were seized in an abandoned factory in the west of the capital city of… Read More

Global Fintech Circle to Offer Competitive New Yield Product, Developed on Major Stablecoin USDC

Global Fintech Circle is now providing what it claims to be a “market-leading” Yield product developed on major stablecoin USDC. The new product is currently available for certain clients through an Early Access Program, the Circle team confirmed in a recent blog post. As mentioned… Read More

El Salvador Might Make Bitcoin (BTC) Legal Tender, but Transactions with the Crypto are Too Costly and Slow

El Salvador is reportedly looking to become the first nation in the world to adopt Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender. El Salvador’s government might introduce legislation that could potentially make it the first country to adopt BTC as legal tender, along with the US dollar…. Read More

Crypto-Native Bitcoin Water Trust Initiative Launched, with Support from Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk

Global safe drinking water nonprofit, charity: water, revealed on June 4, 2021, that they have introduced a “crypto-native” Bitcoin Water Trust initiative. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the trust will enable charity: water to receive and “hodl” (hold long-term) Bitcoin donations in… Read More

Milestone: Cryptocurrency Mining Company Argo Blockchain Exceeds 1,000 Bitcoin Holding

    Argo Blockchain, a UK-based cryptocurrency miner, announced on Thursday it has exceed 1,000 Bitcoin holdings since its launch. The company also revealed that during May 2021, It mined 166 Bitcoin or Bitcoin Equivalent (together, BTC) compared to 163 BTC in April 2021. This… Read More

Update: Bitcoin Buying Platform BitcoinPoint Surpasses £300,000 Through Crowdcube Round

  BitcoinPoint, a UK-based Bitcoin buying platform, has successfully secured more than £300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which launched last month, quickly surpassed its initial £100,000 and has attracted nearly 940 Crowdcube investors. As previously reported, BitcoinPoint stated that its in-house software… Read More

TradeStation Crypto Unveils New Price Plan With Reductions in Taker Fees of Up to 50% & Additional Maker Fees

TradeStation Crypto, Inc., a subsidiary of TradeStation Group, announced on Tuesday it has introduced its new price plan that will include reductions in taker fees of up 50% and additional maker fees. The company noted it does not charge any fees for crypto custody, deposits,… Read More

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