Cryptocurrencies

Cybersecurity enables digitalization of the housing market

The DIAS platform, built by a Finnish technology startup Tomorrow Tech, and audited by cybersecurity company Nixu, enables digitalization of the housing market in Finland. Currently, up to 96% of the Finnish housing loan market is included in the service. Read more »

Blockchain.com Becomes First Major Crypto Platform to Enable Users to Borrow USD with Crypto

Blockchain.com, the leading provider of cryptocurrency products including the most popular crypto wallet, has launched Borrow, a new product offering for users to borrow USD-denominated stablecoins against crypto held in their Blockchain.com Wallet. In doing so, it becomes the first major cryptocurrency platform to offer lending directly to everyday consumers. Read more »

Nogle Invests $3m in First Digital Trust

Hong Kong-based digital asset custody firm First Digital Trust has scored a $3 million investment from Taiwanese venture studio Nogle. Spun out from FS firm Legacy Trust last year, First Digital Trust is aiming to bring the traditional financial services industry into the digital asset sector, providing compliant and transparent custody services. Nogle's investment will support the upcoming launch of an Asian instant settlement network designed... more Read more »

OKCoin Appoints Hong Fang CEO

OKCoin, a leading fiat-focused digital asset exchange with service in 184 countries, announced today that CEO Tim Byun has been appointed as Global Government Relations Officer (GGRO) of OKGroup. The OKCoin Board has appointed the company’s current Chairman, Hong Fang, to the position of CEO, effective March 31, 2020. Read more »

Lloyd’s launches new cryptocurrency wallet insurance solution for Coincover

Lloyd’s has launched a new insurance policy to protect cryptocurrency held in online wallets against theft or other malicious hacks. The first of its kind liability policy, with flexible limits from as little as £1,000, was created by Lloyd’s syndicate Atrium in conjunction with Coincover to protect against losses arising from the theft of cryptocurrency held in online, hot wallets. Read more »

Bitfinex & Tether CTO to reveal "The Story of Tether” during an industry-first keynote at the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summi

Tether has fuelled the growth of digital assets since it was founded in 2014 and today accounts for over 75% of all Bitcoin trading volume. At London’s CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit on the 10th of March, Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex & Tether, will tell the story of Tether’s inception and success during an exclusive keynote dubbed "The Story of Tether".  Read more »

bitFlyer launches EU Affiliates program

Cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of its Affiliates program across Europe, allowing users to generate additional revenue by promoting the bitFlyer platform across owned blogs, websites and social channels.  Read more »

Mode Unveils Bitcoin Buying App

London-based fintech firm Mode, advised and backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has launched its Bitcoin banking mobile iOS app. This will make Bitcoin - the world’s most popular digital asset which many refer to as ‘digital gold’ - accessible to everyone at the touch of a button. The platform is available to users globally, except in the United States of America. Read more »

CQG Partners with DVeX to Offer Front-End Platforms to New Cryptocurrency Exchange

 CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges, today announced the establishment of a partnership with DVeX, a new cryptocurrency exchange built by and for institutional traders.  The firms have collaborated to offer CQG front-end platforms to DVeX clients for cutting-edge trading tools and analytics, effective immediately. Read more »

Boerse Stuttgart Crypto Trading App Attracts 81,000 Active Users In First Year

Uncomplicated and secure trading in cryptocurrencies on the smartphone: this is possible with BISON, Boerse Stuttgart Group’s crypto app. Read more »

World Economic Forum Publishes CBDC Framework

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has put together a policy-maker toolkit designed to help central banks investigating the creation of digital currencies. Last week, a Bank for International Settlements survey found that 80% of central banks are engaged in some form of CBDC work, with 10% expecting to issue their own within three years. To help central banks navigating the complexities of the issue, the WEF's toolkit aims to act as a decision guide... more Read more »

Uphold Introduces Commission-Free Cryptocurrency Trading, And The World’s Easiest User Interface

Leading digital money platform Uphold today introduces zero-commission trading on cryptocurrencies in a milestone for the industry designed to open up affordable access to one of the world’s most important new asset classes for millions of retail investors.   Read more »

One In Five People Could Have Access To Central Bank Digital Currencies Within Three Years

Central banks collectively representing a fifth of the world's population say they are likely to issue a general purpose digital currency in the next three years, according to a survey from the Bank for International Settlements. Following up on a survey from last year, BIS quizzed 66 central banks, covering 75% of the world's population and 90% of its economic output, about their intentions regarding CBDCs. Read more »

Central Banks Form Group to Explore Digital Currency Creation

Six of the world's central banks have come together to share their knowledge and experiences in assessing the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions. Read more »

Thailand’s SEC Grants License to Crypto Exchange Platform Zipmex

Asian cryptocurrency exchange platform, Zipmex, has gained the license to provide digital assets and exchange services in Thailand, following a 12-month wait.   Headquartered in Singapore, the trading platform currently operates in Indonesia and Australia, standing at a current valuation of $18 million after having raised $5 million to date. The bitcoin trading license follows Zipmex's $3 million pre-Series A funding round just last September,... more Read more »

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