Report: ‘The State of Stablecoins’ Maps the Growth of Fiat-Pegged Cryptocurrency

Report: The State of Stablecoins Maps the Growth of Fiat-Pegged CryptocurrencyA new report published this week shines a light on the stablecoin ecosystem. Authored by George Samman and Andrew Masanto in conjunction with Amazix, the report traces the rise of digital currencies against a backdrop of high inflation in 16 countries. The report claims these conditions will create a need for fiat-pegged digital currencies that […]

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Coinbase Reveals Its Procedure for Handling Contentious Forks

Coinbase Reveals How the Exchange Manages Contentious ForksOn Feb. 20, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase gave the public an inside look at how the company deals with contentious forks. Coinbase engineer Breck Stodghill specifically discussed how the trading platform dealt with the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) split on November 15, 2018. Also read: ‘Bitcoin Killer’ Onecoin Is Ashes But Investigations Continue to […]

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Indian Trade Association Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive Growth

Indian Trade Association Nasscom Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive GrowthThe Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has released a report that calls for regulatory certainty, particularly in areas such as cryptocurrency. The lack of legal clarity and the crypto banking ban have hindered investments in this sector, hurt crypto exchanges, and driven investors out of the country, according to the association. […]

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In the Daily: Quadrigacx Transfer, Tokenized Bonds, Beam Investment, Rakuten Pay

In the Daily: Quadrigacx Transfer, Tokenized Bonds, Beam Investment, Rakuten PayIn this edition of The Daily, Canadian exchange Quadrigacx has transferred its remaining crypto funds to the court appointed monitor Ernst & Young. In Germany, the federal securities regulator Bafin has authorized an STO. Also, Beam has found a new investor and Rakuten plans to integrate cryptocurrencies into its mobile app. Also read: Sirin Labs […]

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Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security Tokens

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security TokensThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval No Penalty The SEC announced on Wednesday […]

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Liechtenstein Bank Creates Cryptocurrency Trading Platform for Institutional Investors

Liechtenstein Bank Sets up Cryptocurrency Trading Platform for Institutional InvestorsA private bank in Liechtenstein has established a cryptocurrency trading platform for institutional investors. Balzers-based Bank Frick will offer the service through its new subsidiary DLT Markets AG. Also read: Irish Auctioneer to Sell off 315 BTC Seized by Belgian Police Investors to Gain Access to Multiple Cryptocurrency Markets According to a statement released by the […]

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University of Michigan Endowment Backs Crypto Venture Capital Fund

University of Michigan Endowment Backs Crypto Venture Capital FundThe financial endowment fund of the University of Michigan, one of the oldest and most established academic institutions in the U.S., is the latest institutional investor revealed to have entered the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Its endowment is backing a crypto venture capital fund managed by Andreessen Horowitz. Also Read: In the Daily: Sirin Labs Smartphone, Middle […]

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How Crypto Compliance Requests Strip User Privacy

Crypto Card Compliance Requests Risk Stripping User PrivacyMoney transmitting services that enable users to switch from crypto to fiat are a valuable resource. There’s still a shortage of cryptocurrency off-ramps, and thus reliable services that offer a reasonable exchange rate are to be cherished. But the convenience that crypto debit cards and other crypto-fiat exchanging services offer comes at a high price […]

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‘Bitcoin Killer’ Onecoin Is Ashes But Investigations Continue to This Day

The So-Called 'Bitcoin Killer' Onecoin is Left in Ashes, But Investigations Still ContinueBack in 2014, a group led by a woman named Ruja Ignatova created a Ponzi scheme called Onecoin which, together with the organization Onelife, defrauded billions from 3 million people. At peak popularity, the group declared that Onecoin would be a “Bitcoin killer” but the pyramid scheme is now in ashes and many of its […]

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CME Group’s Bitcoin Futures See a Surge of Institutional Interest

CME Group's Bitcoin Futures Sees a Surge of Institutional Interest in 2019The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a big spike in bitcoin futures volumes according to an internal investors email sent to clients on Feb. 19. CME Group’s note explains that last Tuesday’s BTC-based futures volumes touched a new record with 18,338 contracts traded and the firm says increased volumes may be due to […]

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