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In Wargaming Exercise, a Digital Yuan Neuters US Sanctions and North Korea Buys Nukes

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:35
What if China’s digital currency undermined U.S. dominance of global finance? Former top Washington officials gamed out the scenarios Tuesday night.

Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:00
As part of the transition, Parity has agreed to build certain business-logic features on Polymesh’s base layer.

Crypto OTC Traders Could Have an AI Chatbot Working for Them Come December

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:15
Trading startup Artificial Intelligence Exchange claims its AI chatbot can replace human brokers in trading.

Too Early to Tell if Libra Is a Security, CFTC Chairman Says

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:13
Despite some headlines, CFTC chief Heath Tarbert didn't actually say Libra is a security, even if it is different from commodity bitcoin.

Promoting a New Token? Satoshi’s Treasure Wants You to Gamify It

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:00
Satoshi’s Treasure, a global hunt for keys to a $1 million bitcoin prize, may offer a model for gamifying token issuance.

ShapeShift Launches Exchange Token, FOX, for Commission-Free Trading

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 08:00
"Basically, we're trying to get people away from custodial exchanges," said ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees.

XRP Is Used in Crime, But Far Less Often Than Bitcoin, Elliptic Says

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 08:00
Criminals have used XRP to carry out their illicit activities, though hardly to the same degree as bitcoin, according to a new report from blockchain sleuthing firm Elliptic.

Fed Reserve Evaluating Digital Dollar But Benefits Still Unclear, Says Chairman

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 07:16
Jerome Powell has said his institution is looking into the possibility of developing a digital currency, but the option throws up many policy questions and unclear benefits.

Bitcoin Erases 75% of October Price Rally as S&P 500 Hits Record Highs

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 06:24
Bitcoin is looking south after erasing three-quarters of the price rally seen in October. The bearish mood comes as the U.S. equities market is soaring in the opposite direction.

Singapore Proposes Allowing Bitcoin, Ether Derivatives Trading on Approved Exchanges

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 05:11
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state's de facto central bank, may soon allow cryptocurrency-based derivatives to be traded on regulated platforms.

Ukraine Plans to Tax Crypto Gains at Low 5% Rate (for a While, Anyway)

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 04:20
A draft bill setting out how crypto-related income should be taxed in Ukraine would tax gains at 5 percent for the first five years if passed.

Security Token Platform iSTOX Lands Another Big Asian Backer

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 18:25
Japanese financial services group Tokai Tokyo is the latest large Asian financial institution to back tokenized securities platform iSTOX.

Fidelity Digital Assets Gets NY Trust Charter to Custody Bitcoin for Institutions

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:25
The New York Department of Financial Services has granted Fidelity Digital Assets Services (FDAS) a charter to operate as a limited liability trust company to custody digital currencies and execute crypto trading.

FinCEN: Stablecoin Issuers Are Money Transmitters, No Matter What

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:00
“Just because you say you are a banana doesn’t make you a banana,” said Director Blanco.

Bakkt, Fidelity Will Store Galaxy Digital’s New Bitcoin Fund Holdings

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:14
Galaxy Digital is tapping Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets to store the bitcoin for its two new funds.

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust Seeks SEC Reporting Company Status

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 09:00
Grayscale Investments has filed to register its bitcoin trust as an SEC reporting company, potentially the first crypto vehicle to attain such status.

Blockchain Capital Leads $25M Funding Round for Libra Member Bison Trails

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 09:00
Bison Trails has secured a $25.5 million Series A round led by Blockchain Capital to develop the firm’s infrastructure services.

When Lambo? Crypto’s Favorite Automaker to Track Cars on Salesforce Blockchain

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:00
Automobili Lamborghini, the manufacturer of the most craved sports cars in crypto, will trial blockchain tech in its supply chain operations.

PayPal Joins $4.2M Round for Crypto Banking Compliance Startup

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:00
Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital, Blockchain Capital and PayPal Ventures are backing TRM Labs in its effort to help financial firms manage crypto risk.

Canada’s Einstein Exchange No Longer Has Bulk of Users’ Claimed CA$16M: Receiver

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 07:11
The exchange, taken over by a Canadian securities regulator two weeks ago, has just CA$45,000 in crypto and cash left.