Sign of Times: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Trading Floor Closed to Be Turned Into...

In a sign of the shift in financial marketplaces toward digital platforms, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. shuttered its physical office space this...

SEC Enforcement Director: ICO Fraud Requires ‘Thoughtful Approach’

The SEC's new cyber unit appears to be stepping up its rhetoric on ICOs. Speaking at the Securities Enforcement Forum on Thursday, SEC Division of Enforcement co-director...

Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

SBI Group, a financial services company based in Tokyo, is increasing its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain space with several bold initiatives unveiled this...

Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Disses Bitcoin at Digital Currency Launch

The central bank of Lebanon is talking openly about digital currency – but it's making clear that bitcoin isn't welcome in the discussion. The bank...

Algerian Government Eyes Total Ban on Cryptocurrencies

The government of Algeria appears to be moving towards a total ban of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the country. The government is reportedly considering the prohibition...

Cyprus Securities Regulator Trials Blockchain Oversight in OTC Markets

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Cysec, has revealed new details about its efforts to explore blockchain technology, hinting live trials might already be...

‘Clear Violation’? New York Authorities Challenged On SegWit2x BitLicense Rule-Breaking

SegWit2x will result in cryptocurrency businesses operating in New York to break BitLicense rules “no matter the outcome” of the hard fork. An email sent to the New York Department...

Indonesian Central Bank Continues Campaign Against Cryptocurrencies, Bans Bitcoin as Method of Payment

The Indonesian Central Bank has resumed its campaign against digital currencies as it ordered a ban on the use of the leading virtual currency Bitcoin as...

National Bank of Kazakhstan Proposes to Restrict the Exchange and Mining of Cryptocurrencies

The central bank of Kazakhstan has submitted proposals to its government to restrict some cryptocurrency-related activities. However, the bank’s chairman admitted that he does...

Kansas Commission: Political Candidates Cannot Accept Bitcoin

A government ethics body in Kansas is advising political candidates to not accept bitcoin. New guidance from the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission indicates that election...

With BTCChina Ready to Stop Withdrawals, China Bitcoin Gates are Closing

On Oct. 23, BTCChina, the largest Bitcoin trading platform in China, has updated an announcement that it will shut down the exchange business and stop providing withdrawal...

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Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M in Crypto Donations Since 2015

Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M in Crypto Donations Since 2015

Independent public charity Fidelity Charitable has received $100 million in cryptocurrency donations, according to its recently published report. In its “2019 Giving Report,” Fidelity Charitable...
Blockchain CEOs Fed Up With South Korean Regulation Approach: Report

Blockchain CEOs Fed Up With South Korean Regulation Approach: Report

South Korean Blockchain projects are ditching the domestic market due to regulatory headaches, mainstream media report. South Korean Blockchain Projects...
SEC Continues to Stall on BTC ETFs, All in Wait for Breakthrough

SEC Continues to Stall on BTC ETFs, All in Wait for Breakthrough

The long and uncertain road toward crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs) being approved by the United States Securities and Exchange...
Bank of America Seeks to Patent Crypto Wallet That Works Like Valet Car Key

Bank of America Seeks to Patent Crypto Wallet That Works Like Valet Car Key

Bank of America is seeking to patent a “partitioned” security system for digital currency wallets that gives different users...
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Coinbase Admits Putting 3,500 Traders’ Crypto Funds at Risk

A bug could have lost the users of Coinbase a lot of money, confesses the exchange itself in its...