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Bermuda Is Now Accepting USDC Stablecoin As Payment for Taxes, Fees, and Government Services

Bermuda’s residents can now pay their taxes in cryptocurrency. The government of the British Overseas Territory announced on October 16 that it will take payments in Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) “for taxes, fees and other government services.”  According to a press release by Circle Internet… Read More

Safe Haven: Yuan Dives and Bitcoin Rises

Bitcoin is moving higher, once again, as the trade war between the US and China escalates. Yesterday, the Yuan dropped below 7 to the dollar with the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) blaming the decline “to unilateral trade protectionism, as well as expectations of more… Read More

Senate Hearing on Blockchain & Crypto: Still Questions but Less Hostility (as No Facebook Presence)

The US Senate Banking Committee held a hearing today entitled Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain. The Hearing is part of an ongoing process of education and understanding regarding the emerging digital asset ecosystem and the technology that supports it. Earlier this month,… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Digital Currencies, Blockchain & Regulation: CEO of Circle Jeremy Allaire to Testify

Next Tuesday, the US Senate Committee on Banking will hold its next crypto-focused hearing. Earlier this month, the same Committee held a hearing on Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, Libra. The Committee struggled with the concept largely due to the lack of trust regarding Facebook’s profound abuse… Read More

Circle Fires 30 Employees Due to “Restrictive Regulatory Climate in the US”

Digital asset firm Circle has let go 10% of its workforce or 30 individual employees. Circle founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire explained the move in a series of tweets. Allaire said: “We made these changes in response to new market conditions, most importantly, an increasingly… Read More

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire Pleads Case for US Policy Change Regarding Crypto

Jeremy Allaire, CEO and founder of digital asset firm Circle, took to the pages of the site’s blog to lament the state of regulation in the US when it comes to crypto. Allaire said his post was driven in part to their decision to “geofence,”… Read More

Big News: Leading Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest Receives ATS Approval From FINRA, will Add Secondary Trading for Private Securities

SeedInvest, one of the leading US-based investment crowdfunding platforms, has received regulatory approval from FINRA to operate a secondary marketplace for securities via an alternative trading system (ATS). SeedInvest is the first traditional crowdfunding platform to receive an ATS license. Providing liquidity for private securities… Read More

At IMF Spring Meetings, JP Morgan Rep Says JPM Coin Could Streamline KYC/AML

The IMF’s Christine Lagarde hosted a panel discussion on “Payments in the Digital Age” at the IMF’s Spring Meetings held this week in Washington, DC. A video of the panel is provided by CNBC international TV and can be viewed here. Panelists included the ECB’s… Read More

Report: Steeply Discounted Circle Shares for Sale on SharesPost

Private shares for “global crypto finance company” Circle that sold in a Series E fundraise last May for $16.23 each are reportedly available for sale on SharesPost now for $3.80, The Block reports. The May raise put Circle’s valuation at $3.01 billion. Though The Block… Read More

Security Token Launch Event: What’s Going on with Blockchain & Securities

Last week, the Security Token Academy held its second annual STO focused event in Manhattan. This year, attendance at the Security Token Industry Launch event increased dramatically as more financial services players are viewing securities on blockchain as a likely path for the future of… Read More

Crypto Firm Circle Acquires Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest

SeedInvest, one of the leading US based investment crowdfunding platforms, is being acquired by crypto firm Circle. The news was reported in a blog post by Circle that stated SeedInvest was being acquired as it seeks to enable startups to issue security tokens using blockchain, while… Read More

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