Monthly Archives: March 2019

CipherTrace Partners with Maltese Regulators to Manage Risk of Financial Crimes

CipherTrace, a blockchain analytics company, is partnering with the Republic of Malta’s sole financial regulatory agency to ensure that all crypto transactions within the country are free of money laundering and other similar financial crimes. As the Times of Malta reported on March 11, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has enlisted the help of U.S.-based company CipherTrace to audit cryptoasset services that operate within Malta’s jurisdiction. The MFSA will require potential cryptocurrency agents, like individuals operating exchanges, wallets and ICOs, to formally register with the […]

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Coinbase Custody Conducts First OTC Trade From Cold Storage

Coinbase Custody has conducted its first OTC trade directly from cold storage. Coinbase Custody, the custodial tool of United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase, has completed its first over-the-counter (OTC) trade from cold storage, according to a blog post published on March 13. The post reveals that Coinbase Custody is now directly integrated with Coinbase’s OTC desk, which enables customers to use the OTC desk to price and confirm trades prior to moving funds. The product purportedly provides easy and immediate liquidity on users’ offline funds, meaning that […]

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Valued At $1 Billion, Canaan Creative Is Encroaching on Bitmain’s Dominance

ASIC chip manufacturer Canaan Creative is closing the gap between itself and industry leader Bitmain after a massive infusion of capital. In its latest funding round, the Chinese mining company has raised several hundred millions of dollars, Chinese publication Securities Times reports. Dubbing Canaan Creative as the second-largest mining firm in the world, the publication notes that the funding has raised the company’s overall valuation to $1 billion. This influx of capital comes after an explosive period of growth for the industry’s second-largest mining manufacturer. According to […]

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QuadrigaCX CEO Used Personal Money to Fund Exchange During Litigation With Bank in 2018

The late founder of QuadrigaCX, Gerry Cotten, was purportedly funding the exchange with his own money during litigation with a bank in 2018. The late founder of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerry Cotten, was purportedly funding the exchange with his own money while it was in litigation with a major Canadian bank. Cotten’s widow Jennifer Robertson revealed details about the exchange’s financial situation in a statement published on March 13. The statement reads that Cotten was putting his own money into Quadriga to fund user withdrawals in […]

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Blocktream’s Satellite Messaging API Is Now Available on Mainnet

Blockstream has launched its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) on mainnet. Essentially, this means users can now broadcast data via the company’s satellite network and pay with Lightning payments. No Internet? No Problem Blockstream was established with the aim of replacing the Bitcoin network’s dependence on land-based internet connections with actual satellites, thereby putting the network within reach of the world’s population. According to the blockchain-based startup, the satellite network makes 24-hour broadcasts of the Bitcoin network all over the world, ensuring that the blockchain is […]

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Vonage Subsidiary Receives Patent to Secure Voice Communications With Blockchain

Vonage’s U.K.-based subsidiary NewVoiceMedia has been granted a patent for a blockchain-based system for recording and timestamping voice communications. A telecoms firm owned by American cloud communications company Vonage has been awarded a patent for using blockchain technology to secure communications and recordings. The patent was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 12. NewVoiceMedia, Ltd. — a cloud service company based in Basingstoke, England — has been granted a patent for “system and methods for tamper proof interaction recording and timestamping.” Specifically, the […]

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Post-Trade Market Infrastructure Giant DTCC Publishes Guidelines for Tokenized Securities

Global post-trade market infrastructure giant The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has published guiding principles for the post-trade processing of tokenized securities. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a global post-trade market infrastructure giant, has published a white paper outlining guiding principles for the post-trade processing of tokenized securities. News of the white paper was announced in an official DTCC press release on March 13. The paper — targeted at regulators and other market participants — identifies the characteristics that are unique to the emerging […]

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Crypto Markets See Mixed Action While Bitcoin Holds $3,900, US Stocks Rise

Cryptocurrencies see mixed signals on Wednesday, with Bitcoin briefly dropped below $3,900. Wednesday, March 13 — cryptocurrencies continued trading sideways today, with most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization seeing moderate price changes since yesterday. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has managed to hold the $3,900 price threshold by press time, staying relatively stable since March 6. However, the biggest cryptocurrency dropped below the price point earlier on the day, with the intraday low of $3,891. At press time, Bitcoin is trading at $3,910, […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 13

Numerous companies have been moving ahead with blockchain and crypto projects, showing interest from traditional players. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Barclays internet analyst Ross Sandler believes that a cryptocurrency by Facebook could add $19 billion to its revenue by 2021. If that happens, it will […]

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PwC’s Strategy&: Security Token Offerings ‘are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

PwC’s global consulting subsidiary Strategy& has published an ICO and STO report in collaboration with Swiss Crypto Valley. Security token offerings (STO) are becoming more popular, relative to initial coin offerings (ICO), according to a new report by Big Four firm PwC’s global consulting subsidiary Strategy&. Released on March 8, the firm’s forth ICO and STO report was developed in collaboration with the Swiss Crypto Valley Association. According to the joint report, STOs “are not fundamentally different from ICOs.” The document states that STOs are “a more […]

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