Hong Kong Regulator: Sandbox First, Crypto Licences Could Follow

Hong Kong Regulator: Sandbox First, Crypto Licences Could Follow

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is proposing a sandbox approach to cryptocurrency regulation. The idea was tabled by SFC chief executive Ashley Alder during a speech to delegates at this week’s Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018. Alder said Hong Kong has seen the arrival of some of the worlds biggest platforms but there exists […]

Hong Kong Sees Green as Ireland Comes to Fintech Week

Hong Kong Sees Green as Ireland Comes to Fintech Week

Hong Kong FinTech Week was certainly a productive few days for two visiting companies from Ireland, both opening doors to the Far East with newly-secured deals. The green army descended on Hong Kong this week with no fewer than 14 Irish fintech firms showing their wares as part of the #IrishAdvantage Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission […]

Indian Government Official: ”Ban Private Crypto, Keep Blockchain”

Indian Official: ''Ban Private Cryptocurrencies''

A member of the Indian government has said that he believes there should be a ban on ”private cryptocurrencies“, although the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) should be promoted. Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs, Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, shared his opinions during a meeting held by the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), […]

EOS21 Protocol Teleports Ethereum Tokens to EOS Blockchain

EOS21 Protocol Teleports Ethereum Tokens To EOS Blockchain

A new protocol called EOS21 has been developed, with the purpose of teleporting Ethereum ERC-20 tokens to the EOS blockchain. This will give decentralized application (Dapp) developers flexibility to use their native tokens on both the Ethereum and EOS blockchains, instead of launching a different token on each blockchain. Transferring tokens between the Ethereum and […]

Coinbase Shoots Down IPO Plans, Plans 300 Crypto Listings

Coinbase Shoots Down IPO Plans, Says 300 Crypto Listings Coming

The President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of prominent US-based cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase shared in an interview on Wednesday that there were no plans for an initial public offering (IPO) any time in the near future. Instead, Coinbase will reportedly be focusing on a number of new diversifications, including listing up to 300 different coins. […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 1st November 2018

Daily Podcast: The New Free and Convenient Way to Listen to the Latest Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News

Listen to the 1 November 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1650308/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-10-1%2F5519433-44100-2-cb338aedf3e33.mp3″] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we discuss how the Oyster Protocol has been smashed open and sucked dry, and how ConsenSys has purchased a space exploration and mining company. Learn about how Janet Yellen received a Bitcoin gift after her crypto […]

Federal Reserve Ex-Chair Receives Bitcoin Gift After Crypto Hate Speech

Former Chair of Federal Receives Bitcoin Gift After Crypto Hate Speech

In a good example of the concept “kill them with kindness”, the former Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States, Janet Yellen, has received BTC 0.0316 worth USD 20 following a speech that contained plenty of hate towards cryptocurrency. Yellen was the Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014-2018 and Vice President of […]

Brazilian Banks Reopen Crypto Exchange Accounts to Avoid Fines

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Two major Brazilian banks have complied with court orders and resumed banking services of a local cryptocurrency exchange that had its accounts closed. The initial decision by the banks to deny bank accounts to cryptocurrency exchanges was challenged in the court and a preliminary decision was awarded in the favor of the exchange. Banco do […]

ConsenSys Acquires Space Mining Company

Blockchain Company ConsenSys Acquires Space Mining Company, Will Bring Blockchain To Space

The blockchain firm ConsenSys, which has over 900 employees, has acquired Planetary Resources as of 31 October 2018. This partnership could bring blockchain technology into space. Planetary Resources is a company which focuses on mining life-sustaining resources in space, rather than transporting resources from Earth, which is inefficient due to the tremendous cost of launching […]

Microsoft to Integrate Azure’s Blockchain Technology into Nasdaq’s Framework

Microsoft to Integrate Azure's Blockchain Technology into Nasdaq's Framework

Software giant Microsoft is working to integrate its Azure blockchain technology into Nasdaq’s financial Framework (NFF). According to a communique, Microsoft will work with NFF, a software system that provides trading infrastructure and operations outsourcing. It will also fulfill Nasdaq’s risk and surveillance side of things. They key part of the partnership is that the […]