JUNE 28 2019 — Standard Tokenization Protocol, a globally compliant open-source standard and decentralized network for the tokenization and issuance of any asset, announced today the launch of a new “Proof of Business” (PoB) program that will enable companies to stake STPT tokens and earn staking rewards. Through STP Network’s PoB program, any company or […]
Some Chinese listed companies have jumped on the bandwagon of bitcoin mining following the bitcoin bull run throughout 2017, either under the guise of cloud computing or providing mining hosting services, in an effort to bypass regulations considering the country’s tough stance on bitcoin.
A recent report indicating that Huatie HengAn, a subsidiary of Chinese publicly listed company Huatie, lost over $ 23 million for its secret bitcoin mining business has caused quite a stir among investors and triggered investigations from regulators.
SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO– Bitcoin.com, the leading source for Bitcoin information with over 4 million Bitcoin wallets, and Cred, the leading provider of crypto borrowing and lending with over $ 300 million in credit facilities, today announced a partnership that will allow Bitcoin.com customers to earn up to 10% of interest on their Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
Kavita Gupta, the managing partner of ConsenSys Ventures, the venture arm of ConsenSys originally bankrolled with $ 50 million by Joseph Lubin, has reportedly left the firm. Gupta was tagged to lead the Ethereum-focused fund when it launched in 2017 and, over her tenure, has invested in startups ranging from BlockFi to Tenta Browser. I guess […]
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BMW Group Asia, Intel and Nielsen are now corporate partners of the Singapore government-supported blockchain accelerator Tribe.
In Friday’s roundup of news from across the cryptosphere, we look at the rise of U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his acceptance of cryptocurrency donations. We also detail a new partnership between Kleros and Ethfinex that will see the Ethereum-based exchange utilize crowdsourced jurors to govern token listings. Finally, we round up news from hardware wallet manufacturers Ledger and Trezor.
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Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao jumped on Periscope yesterday to conduct his first live Q&A, fielding questions from the crypto community. While there was significant focus on Binance’s upcoming decentralized exchange, perhaps the most notable aspect of the Periscope Q&A was when CZ revealed that he is interested in a partnership with Ripple to use its cross-border payment platform, xRapid. “We’re […]
Despite the initial intention behind the creation of Bitcoin (BTC), the cryptocurrency movement has become increasingly reliant on adoption by big-name financial institutions to further drive the bullish thesis. With the impending launch of institutional products like the Bakkt futures exchange, many retail investors believe the next big wave of adoption could happen at any […]
Credit card giant Visa Inc. is acquiring British payments firm Earthport for $ 250.6 million. Earthport — which provides cross-border payment services to banks and businesses — has been partners with Ripple, the blockchain-based payment network, since 2015. Under the merger, Visa paid four times Earthport’s closing stock price on December 26, Reuters reported. Visa was interested in acquiring Earthport
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Crypto-backed loan platform Nexo (NEXO) recently announced that TrueUSD (TUSD), a dollar-pegged stablecoin, has selected the project as its official lending partner. TrueUSD selects Nexo as its official lending partner. As a result of our strategic partnership with @TrustToken, TrueUSD has become the latest collateral option (with a 95% loan-to-value ratio) and repayment method for our instant […]
Aiming to create an SEC and FINRA-compliant U.S. exchange, blockchain-based crowdfunding firm seriesOne and crypto exchange Bithumb have formed a joint venture. According to an announcement made on November 1, 2018, officials behind the venture look to trade security tokens within a “compliant marketplace” and within the context of “other applicable regulatory approvals.”
For South Korea-based Bithumb, the venture provides the exchange with new expertise around U.S. regulation. seriesOne, a company created by finance industry veterans in the tech, investment banking, venture capital and compliance sectors, operates a U.S. platform for initial security token offerings compliant with SEC exemptions like Reg CF and Regulation D.
Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock, one of the most cryptocurrency friendly businesses in the world, whose CEO has frequently promoted the use of bitcoin and other cryptos. Medici is specifically geared toward blockchain businesses, development, and technology, and on Thursday it signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwandan Government
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Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with its Belgian counterpart to begin a blockchain-powered supply chain pilot project, the company revealed in a press release. Silsal, as the project is titled, uses an electronic blockchain ledger system to provide full cargo visibility and streamline trade flows and supply chains. If tested successfully, the Silsal project expects to automate the
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Mike Novogratz thinks Bitcoin’s long-awaited institutional investor pile-in will happen by Q2 2019 as his Galaxy Digital tests Fidelity Investments’ new custody solution.
Custody Opens Road To Influx In ‘Q1/Q2’ 2019
Speaking to Bloomberg October 15, the infamously bullish Novogratz said that while Bitcoin market maturity was taking “a little longer than you hoped it would,” the advent of custody improvements like Fidelity’s would ultimately facilitate institutional onboarding.
“It’s not going to happen overnight,” the former Goldman Sachs partner told the publication.
On Oct. 6, Larry Cermak, former editor at Diar and head analyst at The Block, reported that leading crypto exchange Bitfinex obtained a banking partner in HSBC, a $ 133 billion banking giant based in London. “Bitfinex is now banking with HSBC through a private account of Global Trading Solutions. Very good fit if you ask
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