Tagged: virtual currencies

Kraken Intelligence Explains Why You May Consider Running a Bitcoin (BTC) Full-Node

Digital assets firm Kraken notes that the beauty of the Bitcoin (BTC) network is that “anyone can participate in it without permission.” However, primarily out of convenience, most Bitcoin users “don’t run nodes and instead trust third parties such as centralized exchanges and wallet providers… Read More

Crypto.com Exchange Introduces International USD Deposits, Withdrawals with Assistance from Silvergate

Crypto.com Exchange has announced that it’s working with Silvergate, the provider of financial infrastructure solutions to the virtual currency industry, in order to introduce USD deposits and withdrawals to its institutional clients. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this integration is “an additional… Read More

Regal Partners with Flexa to Support Digital Currency Payments for Movies

Regal has teamed up with Flexa to support virtual currency payments for movies and more. Using Flexa, Regal patrons are able to purchase tickets and concessions using dozens of digital currencies at more than 500 theatres. Regal, which operates as a subsidiary of Cineworld Group… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Innovator TechniSys Partners with OKCoin to Support Bitcoin and Other Cryptos

Digital banking platform innovator Technisys recently formed a partnership with OkCoin, a globally-accessible crypto exchange serving 190 countries, in order to help traditional banks with supporting Bitcoin (BTC) and other virtual currency services — “enabling banks to elevate the customer experience and uncover new revenue… Read More

Decentralized Digital Currency Project Decred (DCR) Reaches Governance Milestone of 77% Voter Participation

Decred (DCR), a virtual currency that prioritizes security and scalability, has announced a new governance milestone. As mentioned in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, voter participation reached 77% for a proposal, which reportedly took place on the initiaitve’s off-chain proposal system, Politeia. This development… Read More

Binance Shares Updates on its Approach to Innovation, Regulation, and Future of the Crypto Industry

The team at digital assets firm Binance notes that the crypto and blockchain industry has grown considerably during the past few years, both from a technology adoption and “new user perspective.” When they launched Binance, they decided that it would be their “unwavering” commitment to… Read More

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

Catherine Gu from Visa Explains How they Plan to Make Digital Currency Interoperable

Catherine Gu, Global CBDC Product Lead at Visa (NYSE: V) writes in a blog post that you should try imagining splitting the check with your friends, like when everyone at the table may be using a different “type of money” — some using a central bank… 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

Blockchain Analysis Providers’ Data Reveals Dramatic Variations on Details About P2P Crypto Transactions: Report

Leading blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has released an update titled, “Not All Blockchain Analysis Providers Are the Same and Other Insights from FATF’s Second 12-Month Review.” The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the inter-governmental entity that’s responsible for establishing international standards relating to anti-money… Read More

Regulators in Philippines Concerned about Virtual Currency Investment Risks, but Local Stock Exchange Wants to Offer Crypto Trading

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is currently seeking regulatory approval to begin offering cryptocurrency trading, PSE President and CEO Ramon Monzon thinks that the bourse can offer an ideal platform for facilitating digital currency trading because of its robust trading infrastructure and established customer safeguard… Read More

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