Tagged: virtual currencies

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

CBDCs Report: Switzerland May Want to Seriously Consider Central Bank Digital Currency Projects to Remain Competitive

At a time when reserve banks across the globe are increasingly focusing on their digital currency initiatives, Switzerland’s apparent lack of interest in seriously looking into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) might make the leading European economy less competitive. This, according to a recent analysis… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Hardware Wallet to be Developed by Jack Dorsey’s Payments Fintech Square

Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) will reportedly be developing a hardware wallet for Bitcoin (BTC), the payments giant revealed on Thursday (July 8, 2021). We’re doing it #Bitcoin https://t.co/IwbKuBoXGv — jack (@jack) July 8, 2021 Square’s announcement came after US Senator Elizabeth Warren cautioned about the… Read More

FATF Review Finds that Many Jurisdictions Still Don’t Have Basic Regulatory Framework for Virtual Asset Service Providers: Report

On July 5, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had completed its second 12-month review of the implementation of its updated Standards on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers or VASPs. A review from CipherTrace examines how different jurisdictions and the private sector… Read More

Stablecoins Surpass $111B in Aggregate Value, Now Making up 7.7% of Total Digital Assets Market: Report

Spencer Noon, an investor in Variant, a first-check cryptocurrency venture capital fund, has released their latest Network report, which covers stablecoins and Instadapp. Spencer Noon notes in their weekly update that The Graph recently launched 43 RFPs for different ecosystem initiatives. You may submit an… 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

FinCEN Issues Very First Priorities List for AML/CFT Policy, Includes Use of Crypto for Ransomware Payments, Money Laundering

On June 30, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury that collects and analyzes information about financial transactions in order to combat domestic and international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes, issued its first… 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

Significant Number of US, UK Consumers Now Own Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Litecoin: Survey

Cryptocurrency ownership is on the rise across the globe and in a recent survey of nearly 3000 US adults, Bitcoin remains the “overwhelming” favorite among the scores of virtual currencies that are currently available. According to data from TradingPlatforms.com, shared with Ci, 80.7% of US… Read More

CBDCs: Sweden’s Reserve Bank Is Reportedly Working with Commercial Lender to Test Proposed Virtual Currency

Sweden’s reserve bank will reportedly be working cooperatively with commercial lender Handelsbanken in order to test out how the nation’s proposed digital currency, the e-krona,  may handle payments in the real world, the Riksbank revealed on Friday (May 28, 2021). Reserve banks across the globe… Read More

No-Coiners Might have Taken Opportunity to Buy Bitcoin Dip, as Goldman Sachs Says BTC Is Investable Asset: Report

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is up nearly 13% in the past 24 hours. It’s trading at around $37,800 at the time of writing. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest crypto by market cap, is up around 30% in the last 24 hours and is trading… Read More

Republican Congressman Reveals Investing in DogeCoin (DOGE) and Making Substantial Gains

Representative Mark Green, R-Tenn., recently became one of the first congressmen to profit on Dogecoin’s (DOGE) meteoric rise. Green reportedly made two purchases of DOGE of $1,000 and $15,000 each (as revealed in public disclosure forms). These digital asset investments added to Green’s extensive cryptocurrency… Read More

Norway’s Norges Banks Says Financial System Is Working Properly despite COVID Issues, Is Researching CBDCs

Norges Bank has released its Financial Infrastructure Report 2021 and Norges Bank Papers 2/2021, titled “Retail payment services 2020.” Norges Bank notes that there have been significantly fewer disruptions in the Norwegian financial infrastructure during the past few years, and the infrastructure has been working… Read More

42% of Americans Believe Cryptocurrencies will Eventually Replace Fiat Currencies: Survey

Bitcoin prices have come tumbling down after Tesla’s Elon Musk announced his decision to stop taking BTC payments for Tesla purchases due to environmental issues. Piplsay Research has delved into people’s opinions about digital currencies, especially given the rising levels of investment and “ever-increasing buzz”… Read More

Payment Gateway CITCON Partners Pure-Digital Payments Network Flexa to Enable Bitcoin, Ethereum Transactions

CITCON, the payment gateway provider that offers in-store, online, and mobile payment solutions to over 6,000 brands across the globe, has partnered with Flexa, the “pure-digital” payments network, in order to enable merchants with accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment option. Merchants connected to Citcon will… Read More

FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams Calls on US Regulators to Support Financial Innovation including Digital Assets

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), which is one of two agencies that offers deposit insurance to depositors in US depository institutions (the other being the National Credit Union Administration, which regulates and insures credit unions based in the US), will reportedly be asking for details… Read More

JPMorgan Is Working with Bahrain’s Central Bank and Bank ABC to Launch Real-Time Cross-Border Payments, May Work on CBDCs Later

The reserve bank of Bahrain is reportedly working with J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) and Bank ABC in order to launch a real-time cross-border payments system (as part of a digital currency settlement pilot program). Bank ABC and J.P. Morgan will be conducting tests including the transfer of… Read More

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