Thursday, June 20, 2019

PayPal Invests in Digital Identity-Focused Blockchain Startup in Apparent First

In an apparent first, global online payments firm PayPal has made an investment in a blockchain startup — one that focuses on leveraging the...

European Union Launches International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications

The European Union announced the launch of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) on its official website on April 3. According to a...

Okex Crypto Exchange Institutes Stricter KYC Compliance

China-based cryptocurrency exchange Okex has announced stricter know your customer (KYC) rules on its platform due to the harsh crackdown from the government over...

India: Central Bank Report States Crypto Does Not Threaten Financial Stability

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stated that cryptocurrencies currently pose no threat to financial stability in its recent financial report, published Dec....

ESMA to Budgeting Funds for Digital Asset Monitoring

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the regulating body over financial institutions within Europe, has budgeted for financial innovations and development. With cryptocurrency...

UK Standards Institution Partners With Blockchain Startup for Supply Chain Compliance

The United Kingdom’s national standards body, the British Standards Institution (BSI), has partnered with blockchain company OriginTrail to increase supply chain transparency. The partnership...

Self-Regulation in the Cryptocurrency Industry has Been Approved in Japan

The Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s main regulating body over the financial sector, has approved the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA), an organization...

Founder of Romanian Crypto Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to US on Multiple Allegations

Nistor Vlad Călin, the founder of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux, will be extradited to the United States, local media company Mediafax reports Jan. 4. As...

US SEC Seeks Crypto Specialist Attorney Advisor to Develop Plan for Crypto Securities

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to hire a crypto specialist attorney advisor for its Division of Trading and Markets...

Former CFTC Chair: Stay “Technology Neutral” but Crypto’s May Need More Regulation than Oil

Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler, spoke with Bloomberg recently about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, and what should be regulated. Gensler...