Winklevoss Capital, Coinbase Back $1.8 Million Round for Bitski Crypto Wallet

The startup looks to boost mainstream crypto adoption by making it easier for developers to put crypto wallets in their applications.

Markets  ·  13 November 2019

ASX-Listed DigitalX Seeds New Fund With Half Its Bitcoin Holdings

The first ever cryptocurrency firm to be listed on a major stock exchange has launched a new bitcoin fund.

Markets  ·  13 November 2019

Telegram Refutes All SEC Allegations, Asks Court to Dismiss in New Filing

Messaging app firm Telegram has made a new plea to a U.S. court to drop an action brought by the SEC alleging its token is a security.

Policy & regulation  ·  13 November 2019

HSBC, SGX to Investigate if DLT Offers Efficiency Boost for Bond Markets

A new trial will examine if digitalizing fixed income securities with DLT can bring new efficiencies to the Asian markets.

Business  ·  13 November 2019
Bitcoin Futures

Bakkt in Discussions to Offer Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures in Singapore

Bakkt aims to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures before 2020 to complement its physically settled contracts.

Markets  ·  12 November 2019

Despite Denials, Tron Founder Confirms Investment in Poloniex Crypto Exchange

Despite an earlier denial, Justin Sun is part of an investment group buying troubled crypto exchange Poloniex.

Business  ·  12 November 2019

BitGo Says It’s Now Processing 20% of Bitcoin Transactions

The crypto custodian facilitates a sizable share of on-chain transactions, a sign of consolidation, and power, in the crypto space.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 November 2019

China Central Bank Official: Digital Yuan Should Have ‘Controllable Anonymity’

China's proposed digital yuan should strike a balance between protecting privacy and regulatory enforcement, a central bank official said.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 November 2019

Tunisia’s Central Bank Denies Reports Claiming It Issued an E-Dinar

In a sweeping rejection, the central bank quashed "unfounded" rumors that it had become the first monetary authority to issue a CBDC.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 November 2019

CME Says It Will Launch Bitcoin Options in January

Chicago exchange CME Group has announced it will launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in mid-January.

Markets  ·  12 November 2019

Binance Exchange Is First Client for Paxos’ New Dollar Gateway

The regulated firm is opening up its stablecoin-to-USD swaps facility to third parties, starting with Binance.

Markets  ·  12 November 2019

Chainalysis’ ‘Kryptos’ Tool Is an Inside Look for Outside Investors

Kryptos is the firm’s first product for institutions, joining KYT, an anti money laundering tool, and Reactor, which traces criminal money flow.

Markets  ·  12 November 2019

Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain Goes Open Source

Huobi Chain, the regulator-facing public blockchain of exchange Huobi Group, is now open source and available to all developers on GitHub.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 November 2019

With Code of Conduct, Trade Group ADAM Seeks Legitimacy for Crypto

One year after its formation, the Association of Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) has drafted a code of conduct for its now 15 members.

Markets  ·  12 November 2019

Web3 Studying How to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot

The Web3 Foundation is studying how to adopt blockchain startup Kadena’s smart contract programming language for the Polkadot ecosystem.

Tech  ·  12 November 2019