Cryptocurrencies

CryptoCompare Publishes November Exchange Review

CryptoCompare, the global leader in digital asset data, today released its November 2019 Exchange Review which provides analysis of key developments in the cryptocurrency exchange-traded market. Charles Hayter, Co-Founder and CEO of CryptoCompare, said: Read more »

Coinbase Enables Crypto Charity Donations This Christmas with DustAid

Coinbase is partnering with crypto-powered charity organisation DustAid to enable Christmas donations to three different causes. Under the partnership, UK crypto holders will be able to spred some Christmas cheer  to The Liddle Edi Foundation which supports rural communities in Romania, elephant conservations Space for Giants, and the NSPCC. DustAid's aim, according to managing director, Duncan Murray, is to "make giving a simple, easy and... more Read more »

State Street and Gemini Launch Digital Asset Pilot

 State Street Corporation today announced a new digital asset  pilot in collaboration with Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian. The pilot builds on ongoing research and development in the digital asset space to combine Gemini CustodyTM with State Street’s back office reporting. Read more »

Swedish Central Bank taps Accenture for e-krona Pilot

Sweden's central bank is set to sign a deal with Accenture to develop a digital currency, dubbed the e-krona, in a test environment. With cash usage dwindling in Sweden, the Riksbank started a project in the spring of 2017 to examine the scope for the creation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) that could ensure that the general public will still have access to a state-guaranteed means of payment. Read more »

Morgan Stanley Vets Launch Cryptocurrency Derivatives Trading Platform

A group of former Morgan Stanley executives is building a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform. Based in Sinagpore, Phemex is the brainchild of Jack Tao, an 11 year Morgan Stanley veteran who worked as a software engineer on the bank's electronic trading desk, specialising in high frequency trading. Tao has assembled a group of eight former Morgan Stanley staffers for the new venture, which wants to be "the world's most trustworthy... more Read more »

bitFlyer launches ‘Instant Buy’ to make buying cryptocurrency more accessible

Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of Instant Buy on its Buy/Sell exchange platform in Europe. The feature, available on desktop and smartphone, allows users to buy cryptocurrency directly from bitFlyer, using credit card, debit card or local instant transfer methods such as Sofort, iDeal and GiroPay. Read more »

Cryptocurrency Firm Gemini Hires Starling Co-founder Sawyer to Lead European Expansion

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange set up by the Winklevoss twins, has hired Starling Bank co-founder Julian Sawyer to spearhead a move into the European market. Sawyer has been appointed managing director of the UK and Europe, responsible for shaping Gemini's overall strategy in the region, developing products and hiring out a team from his base in London. Sawyer left Starling in the summer after four years as COO of the app-only bank he co-... more Read more »

SoFi Gets New York BitLicense for Cryptocurrency Trading

SoFi has been granted a BitLicense by New York regulators, paving the way for online lender to offer cryptocurrency trading services in the state. The New York State Department of Financial Services has approved SoFi Digital Assets' applications for virtual currency and money transmitter licenses. This means the firm can offer its New York customers the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Ether Classic, LiteCoin, and Stellar... more Read more »

ACD and Alchemy Launches ACD Cryptocurrency Tokens Across Asia

Alchemy Global Payment Solutions Limited ("Alchemy"), a global cryptocurrency payment pioneer that powers businesses with Asia's first hybrid cryptocurrency and fiat payment solutions ("Hybrid Payment Solution"), has partnered with Tokyo-based ACD Inc. (a Joint-Venture Group Company of ANA Holdings, TSE:9202) ("ACD"), a company that provides cross-border e-commerce and global air cargo delivery, logistic services in Japan, to enable ACD tokens... more Read more »

USDT-Margined Futures Now Live on OKEx

OKEx, the world’s largest futures cryptocurrency exchange, today announced the launch of USDT-Margined Futures. After a successful simulation beginning November 5, 2019, BTC/USDT Futures Contracts officially went live today, November 14, 2019, on the OKEx futures market.  Read more »

Defining cryptocurrency exchange integrity: Digital Asset Research Publishes Quarterly Analysis for Trading Venues

Digital Asset Research (DAR), the independent cryptocurrency data and analytics firm, has published the results of its quarterly analysis of cryptocurrency exchanges. This program is designed to identify those venues that meet rigorous measures of integrity, performance and reliability.   Read more »

Avelacom and BEQUANT collaborate to build a diverse and liquid ecosystem for professional crypto traders

BEQUANT, a leading cryptocurrency exchange with prime brokerage services is collaborating with Avelacom, the high-performance global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider; to provide crypto currency market participants with faster access to BEQUANT’s market infrastructure via Avelacom’s low latency network.  Through this initiative BEQUANT’s colocation facilities and connectivity footprint globally will be increased through a point-to-... more Read more »

Growth in Cryptocurrency Transactions in South Africa Calls For Stronger Security Measures

Acknowledging National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, leading peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace and digital wallet provider, Paxful (https://Paxful.com/), is shining the spotlight on the escalating need for security awareness amongst users when trading in digital currency. With criminals becoming increasingly technically proficient, the benefits of cryptocurrencies are also being exploited. Read more »

Security of 5G Made in Poland - 5th European Cybersecurity Forum CYBERSEC 2019

Debate on the security of 5G is growing ever larger in UE and NATO, amongst others due to the technological rivalry between USA and China, as well as the European Commission’s report published in early October on the assessment of risk connected with its security. Experts of the Kosciuszko Institute, organiser of the 5th European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC 2019, which starts tomorrow in Katowice, Poland, stress that in this race for 5G, the... more Read more »

World's first Entrepreneur Token (E3T) to list on DCoin.com

Global cryptocurrency platform DCoin.com has been selected by E3, a Malaysian entrepreneur development organisation to conduct an initial exchange offering of the world's first Entrepreneur Token E3T (E3 Token). E3 aims to build the world's largest digital ecosystem for global entrepreneurs powered by E3T. E3T is a utility token and acts as a medium exchange among E3 members within a closedloop entrepreneur ecosystem. Read more »

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