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Cryptocurrencies and the need for regulation

Anyone with a pulse and the money to cover legal fees can issue a cryptocurrency. 

Once the cryptocurrency is created, however, brokers are needed to sell and make a market for it. Given cryptocurrencies are an unregulated market, then there are few concerns over how much commission is paid to the broker. The bigger the commission, the greater incentive for the broker to sell and in an unregulated market any type of behaviour goes.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 07:36
MineHub Technologies Partners with IBM to Introduce Global Mining and Metals Supply Chain Solution using Blockchain Technology

MineHub Technologies, Inc. ("MineHub") and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to use blockchain technology to help improve operational efficiencies, logistics and financing and reduce costs in the high-value mineral concentrates supply chain -- from mine to end buyer. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:11
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Bloomberg MTF gets Dutch regulatory green light

Bloomberg announces today that its affiliate, Bloomberg Trading Facility B.V., has received authorisation from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) to operate a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF). 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:09
Banker’s Toolbox rebrands as Abrigo

Banker’s Toolbox, which acquired MainStreet Technologies (MST) and Sageworks in 2018, announced today that it is now Abrigo. 

The rebrand marks the next step in the high-growth company’s continued journey of becoming the technology platform partner of choice for America’s community financial institutions. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:08
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Gemalto to produce secure and innovative healthcare cards for Quebec

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security, and the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) have been chosen to produce secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). RAMQ delivers 2.3 million healthcare cards to citizens, and the SAAQ provides 1.7 million driver's license and identity cards through production with Gemalto. 

Optimizing government services across industries

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:05
Solactive Global Gold Giants Index launched as underlying for new Harvest Portfolios Group ETF

Solactive is pleased to announce the launch of the Solactive Global Gold Giants Index, which will be used as the underlying of Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.’sHarvest Global Gold Giants Index ETF (TSX: HGGG). The Index intends to track the price movements of the 20 largest gold mining companies by company market capitalization listed on a regulated stock exchange in North America, Australia or in certain European countries.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:03
LiquidityBook Completes Banner Year with Continued Surge in Client Wins, Platform Growth

LiquidityBook, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based provider of buy- and sell-side trading solutions, today announced that 2018 was a record year across multiple sales and client growth metrics tracked by the firm. This rapid growth was fueled by a continued rise in demand for its industry-leading POEMS (portfolio, order and execution management system) platform, which provides significant cost, management and functionality benefits versus the legacy platforms many investment managers currently employ.

Three of the key highlights from the year were as follows:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:01
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New report suggests that UK government should regulate IoT: Comment from Databarracks

The content, guidelines and recommendations in the government’s recently introduced Code of Practice are excellent. It addresses the most fundamental cyber security practices in order of criticality and importance. But the scheme doesn’t prohibit non-compliance. We should take inspiration from countries such as the US and Thailand in seeking to make these requirements legally enforceable.

Expert estimates vary in total quantity, but agree we’re now seeing sharp, hockey-stick growth in the number of connected devices. A lack of diligence and care now will lead to trouble later.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 05:59
Financial Scouts: European Investors Apprehensive of the U.S. Government Shutdown, Possible China’s Economic Slowdown Impact

European stock markets continue facing pressures on the U.S. government shutdown and China’s economic outlook related wariness.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 05:55
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