Monthly Archives: July 2019

US Security Token Platform Adds New Policies to Comply with FinCEN

Security tokens platform TokenSoft has officially launched Know Your Business support in order to comply with new regulations recently introduced by FinCEN. Security tokens platform TokenSoft has officially added Know Your Business (KYB) services following a successful alpha test in 2018. The San Francisco-based token issuance platform said in a press release on July 31 that the KYB feature was added in order to enhance customer due diligence (CDD) requirements in compliance with an amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act. Per the press release, the KYB test […]

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Judge Dismisses Libel Suit Against Roger Ver Over Lack of Jurisdiction

A British judge has thrown out Craig Wright’s libel case against Roger Ver due to questions of jurisdiction and whether actual harm was committed. A Justice of the High Court of England and Wales has dismissed a libel lawsuit against Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver. Justice Matthew Nicklin of the Queen’s Bench Division threw out the case earlier this week, according to a decision published on July 31. Back in May, Craig Wright — an Australian computer scientist who claims he is Satoshi […]

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Bittrex Launches Crypto Platform for Middle East Following New Partnership

Bittrex has partnered with crypto exchange and custodian provider Rain Management WLL to launch a regulated digital asset exchange for the Middle East and North Africa. Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange is partnering with Bahrain-based crypto exchange and custodian provider Rain Management WLL to launch a digital asset trading platform for customers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The new platform will purportedly combine Rain’s staff and expertise in the MENA region with Bittrex’s technology and security infrastructure, according to an announcement on July 31.  The platform […]

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US Senate Crypto Hearing Key Takeaways: Blockchain Is ‘Inevitable’

A recap of U.S. Senate’s crypto hearing: discussions about financial inclusivity, potential benefits of crypto and more criticism of Facebook’s Libra… On July 30, the United States Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hosted a hearing on cryptocurrencies in a regulatory context. Lawmakers are showing renewed interest in digital currencies against the backdrop of Facebook’s crypto odyssey: This week’s testimony followed two Libra-focused hearings, which were held in Congress earlier in the month. Indeed, while the recent session’s scope was meant to be broader, Libra remained […]

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Dubai to Launch KYC-Focused Blockchain Consortium for Businesses in 2020

The DIFC, Mashreq Bank and Norbloc will jointly launch a blockchain-based KYC data-sharing consortium in the first quarter of 2020. A new partnership between the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Mashreq Bank, and fintech firm Norbloc aims to launch a blockchain-based Know Your Customer (KYC) data-sharing consortium in 2020. The official UAE news agency, Emirates News Agency, reported on the new development on July 31. The DIFC, Mashreq Bank and Norbloc — a Stockholm-based blockchain project focused on KYC and a member of the Hyperledger consortium — […]

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Price Analysis 31/07: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, BNB, EOS, BSV, XLM, ADA

Will volatility in cryptocurrencies pick up after the Fed’s announcement today? What are the critical levels to watch out for? 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. The United States Federal Reserve cut rates today for the first time since 2008, which some believe is unwarranted as the […]

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Canadian Judge Approves $1.6M in EY, Legal Firm Fees in QuadrigaCX Case

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia ordered to approve the activities, fees and disbursements incurred by firms in the ongoing proceedings of QuadrigaCX. The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Canada, has approved over $1.6 million in fees for parties seeking funds from former Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, according to recently released court documents. Justice Darlene Jamieson ordered to approve the activities, fees and disbursements incurred by the Monitor — Big Four audit firm EY — in the ongoing proceedings of QuadrigaCX.  The exchange ostensibly lost access to […]

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China’s Monthly Crypto Rankings: Bitcoin Takes 11th Place, EOS Still Leads

The Chinese CCID Research Institute put Bitcoin in eleventh place in terms of technology, application and innovation in a monthly ranking of 37 digital currencies. In its latest rankings, the Chinese CCID Research Institute put Bitcoin (BTC) in eleventh place on a list of 37 digital currencies in terms of technology, application and innovation. The ranking results were published by Forex Crunch on July 31. The CCID Research Institute is an initiative of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology that provides a monthly assessment of cryptocurrency […]

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UK Financial Regulator FCA Won’t Regulate Bitcoin and Ether

Major British regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, will not regulate Bitcoin as part of its recent guidance on crypto assets. Major British regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), will not regulate Bitcoin (BTC) as a part of its recent guidance on crypto assets. FCA finalizes its statement on crypto after a public consultation released in January On July 31, the FCA issued its finalized policy statement on cryptocurrencies in a document titled “PS19/22: Guidance on Cryptoassets.” The document represents an updated version of a consultation paper on […]

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New Bitcoin Cash Specs Propose Heightened Privacy and Double-Spend Proofs

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development continues as software engineers have revealed two distinct concepts that aim to boost the BCH network. Bitcoin Cash developer Tom Zander has announced new documentation concerning the vision of a double-spend proofs, which now exists as a pull request to the alternative BCH implementation Flowee the Hub. Additionally, Electron Cash developer Jonald Fyookball has reported on the expanded specifications for the Cashshuffle method Cashfusion, a scheme that adds higher levels of privacy to unlinkable coins. Also Read: Exploring the SLP Token Universe Built […]

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