January 22, 2018 11:22 PM A committee head in Russia’s State Duma has suggested that the Moscow Stock Exchange may become the site of cryptocurrency trading. Anatoly Aksakov, the head of the Financial Market Committee in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, has reportedly said that the Russian Federation’s Central Bank may […]
Blockchain technology and the decentralization of traditional landscape that is now part and parcel of the technology’s implementation is probably best thought of as the 21st century gold rush. Nobody wants to get left behind or worst, come late to the show. 2018 is already recording some heavyweight companies leveraging the blockchain not only to […]
The number of scam sites claiming to be associated with the Telegram ICO are increasing. Image from Parilov. People’s Bank of China Reportedly Orders Beijing-Based Financial Institutions to Stop Facilitating Cryptocurrency Trading Activities As reported by Coin Desk, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly ordered payment providers in Beijing to stop facilitating cryptocurrency trading […]
Japan’s largest bank is planning to release its own cryptocurrency, called MUFG coin, by March 2018. Image from Kanuman. Japan’s Largest Bank Releasing Cryptocurrency in March 2018 Japan’s largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MTU), is planning to release its own cryptocurrency by March 2018. The new digital coin, called MUFG coin, will be equal to […]
Just how immature is the crypto market? Look no further than certain twitter accounts and newsfeed whose speculative statements like “…government MAY ban cryptocurrencies” and “…Bitcoin is a fraud” have had investors pull out of the market faster than a vampire at the sight of garlic. The past 48 hours has been a wild ride […]
An interview with Will Harborne, the Project Lead at Ethfinex My guest today is Will Harborne, the Project Lead at Ethfinex: a new decentralized exchange from Bitfinex. During the podcast, we’ll talk about the Ethfinex platform, why they want to decentralize their entire exchange infrastructure, their plans for the future, and more. Without further ado, let’s […]
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange announced it is going to launch a cryptocurrency data feed built for hedge fund clients, banks, and trading firms. Image by Mikhail Leonov. Alibaba Launches Cryptocurrency Mining Platform Alibaba has launched a cryptocurrency mining platform, according to Coin Telegraph. In a tweet, CnLedger reported that Alibaba “may incorporate” P2P […]
Given the recent rollercoaster in Ethereum prices, it’s time to consider what makes ETH more valuable than the 1,400 other cryptocurrencies on the market. I call this theory “trickle-down cryptonomics”—others call it “fat protocol theory.” What am I talking about? To put it simply, Ethereum’s greatest strength is that it serves as a launching pad […]
On Thursday, two prominent trade groups received a letter from the SEC demanding answers about cryptocurrency investment funds. On January 18, 2018, the director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Investment Management, Dalia Blass, issued a letter addressed to the heads of two trade groups: the Investment Company Institute and the Securities […]
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