Coinbase said via its company blog today that the digital asset exchange is working with local banks and regulators to explore the feasibility of adding a further 31 digital assets to its platform, including OmiseGo (OMG), Cardano (ADA), Stellar (XLM) and Neo (NEO).
Enterprise blockchain development firm R3 has announced that Ripple’s rival XRP token will be the first supported cryptocurrency on its universal payment settlement platform, according to a Finextra report published Dec. 5.
Emergent cryptocurrency exchange ErisX has secured $27.5 million in Series B funding from investors including stock exchange NASDAQ and brokerage giant Fidelity investments, according to a Dec. 4 report by Reuters.
Circle has announced that its cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is now open to institutional clients in a Tuesday Dec. 4 blog post.
Thailand-based cryptocurrency exchange Satang Corp. has plans for a $9.9 million security token offering in early 2019, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review. The report notes that the country’s government has expressed support for the company’s plans, as officials continue to pursue blockchain adoption.
The director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Local Financial Supervision, Huo Xuewen, has said that the agency sees Security Token Offerings as an illegal activity, according to a Dec. 1 report in local media outlet, Caijing.
Texas regulators this week issued an emergency cease and desist order to My Crypto Mine operator Mark Steven Royer. In the order, Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles alleges that Royer’s company is “fraudulently offering investments in a cryptocurrency trading and mining program” that uses social media and “standalone websites” to target investors in Texas and other states.
During remarks at this week’s Consensus: Invest conference, New York Stock Exchange chairman and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) CEO Jeff Sprecher asserted that digital assets are not going anywhere, despite the current bearishness in the crypto markets. In response to a question about the lower prices, Sprecher chose to address the issue of whether digital assets can survive:
Steemit Inc., the company behind Steemit, a popular social media platform that rewards content creators with cryptocurrency has laid off close to 70% of its team in a restructure.
Coinbase has announced that its Coinbase Wallet will now provide support for Ethereum Classic (ETC). The company’s blog announcement confirmed that the wallet app is expected to update “in the next few days.”
Starting tomorrow, businesses operating in the U.S. state of Ohio will have the option to pay their taxes using Bitcoin. The new option is part of the Ohio Treasurer’s efforts to provide cutting-edge innovations and services to taxpayers in the state.
Overstock shares have soared 26% on the news that the company plans to sell its retail business to make way for a forward-looking bet on blockchain.
DNotesEDU has announced the release of its Global Digital Currency Industry Insight Report, a 45-page examination of the cryptocurrency industry that covers a broad range of blockchain and crypto-related technologies, trends, and potential risks.
“What everyone got really excited about was, hey, I can publish a paper and people will send me money.” — J. R. Willet, the creator of the first ICO.
This is a fascinating and revolutionary concept: pitch your product idea to the community, and if they like it, they’ll send you money to get your private business or decentralized application off the ground.
But an idea itself is worth very little. How an idea works in practice is of much greater importance. Unfortunately, this evaluation paints a story of scams, incompetence, recklessness, and greed.
A recent report is suggesting that teenagers are rapidly adopting cryptocurrencies and digital assets, which could have big implications for the future of finance.
When the UK government’s cryptocurrency taskforce reported to the government in late October, one of its recommendations advised officials to consider a complete ban on crypto derivatives like CFDs, futures, and options. UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Executive Director of Strategy and Competition Christopher Woolard has confirmed that regulators will consider such a ban, according to Finance Magnates.
The NYSE’s parent company, The International Exchange (ICE) has postponed the launch of its Bitcoin futures product on its upcoming Bakkt platform to Jan. 24, 2019, according to a public notice from the company.
Switzerland’s largest stock exchange SIX is readying a new blockchain-based trading platform that they claim could replace the company’s current trading system entirely within ten years, according to a November 14 Reuters report.
Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx angered many traders last week with a controversial decision to force early settlement of Bitcoin Cash futures contracts. The exchange made the move without warning, altering the set terms of $135 million in futures contracts.
Singapore based digital asset exchange Kucoin has completed a $20 million Series A funding round with participation from IDG Capital, Matrix Partners and Neo Global Capital, according to a November 14 post to the company’s website.