Coinbase UK Launches Own Visa Card

Mega Exchange has launched a Coinbase Visa card enabling British users to pay for goods with cryptocurrency. At present, the card, linked with the Coinbase Card app for iOS and Android, is only available to UK account holders, although there are plans to add support for other European countries in the future. The card will […]

Civic CEO: Crypto Winter Ends When Bitcoin Dumps Alts

Despite encouraging crypto market signs throughout the past several weeks leading many investors to believe the long “crypto winter” may finally be at an end, Civic CEO Vinny Lingham insists that things can only improve when Bitcoin price can improve independently of alternative coins (altcoins). He posted on Twitter yesterday that if technical data was […]

Popular Crypto Exchange Bittrex Denied Operating License in New York

The popular cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex was today denied its application to operate in the state of New York. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) rejected the BitLicense application from the exchange on the grounds of failure to adequately comply with a number of policies. In a letter written by NYDFS and addressed to the CEO […]

UK Fintech Firms Go “Jurisdiction Shopping” as Brexit Looms

UK Fintech Firms Go "Jurisdiction Shopping" as Brexit Looms

Financial technology (fintech) startups based in the United Kingdom are apparently now seeking to relocate their operations, as the UK faces an imminent breakup with the European Union (EU), thereby losing its regulatory passport and privilege of free trade within the EU. This trend was exemplified by such a firm, London-based payments startup Azimo, whose […]

EU Report: Blockchain Key to ”Digital Twin” Transformation, Brings Trust

EU Report: Blockchain Key to ''Digital Twin'' Transormation, Brings Trust

A report published by the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum cites blockchain technology as fundamental in the next generation digital transformation, facilitating trustful transactions between parties. Dr Tim Weingärtner, a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts, authored the report, featuring it on the concept of a ”digital twin” world. This concept essentially […]

World’s Largest Commerce Body Brings Blockchain Access to 45 Million Businesses

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has officially embraced blockchain technology, with the international organization signing an agreement with blockchain startup Perlin Net Group at a sold-out conference in Singapore yesterday. Co-hosting the “How Blockchain is Changing Commodities Trading, Trade Finance, Anti-Counterfeiting and Traceability” conference with Perlin, the body held discussions with industry leaders on the […]

South Korean Military Launches Blockchain Acquisition Platform

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has launched a blockchain platform designed to facilitate secure data sharing among military operatives. DAPA says the platform will be used by different government agencies to share information regarding military acquisition projects in a more secure way, while eliminating the potential for data forgery or unauthorized data interception. The blockchain platform […]

LakeBTC Review – Everything You Need to Know

LakeBTC Site

Operating since 2013, LakeBTC, or Lake Banking Technology Company, is a worldwide exchange that provides exchange services, trading services, online wallets and cryptocurrency merchant tools for businesses. It is one of the Big Four exchanges and is used to determine CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index and is a member of other Bitcoin indexes such as TeraExchange. […]

FSB Releases Global Crypto Regulators List as Next G20 Meet Looms

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has released its latest Directory of Crypto-Assets Regulators ahead of this week’s G20 in Washington. The FSB is formed by an amalgamation of 68 finance departments and central banks of the G20 and was chaired last year by the Bank of England’s head Mark Carney, who has expressed his concerns […]