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    Alibaba’s Ant Financial Sets Sights On Alipay Grabbing 1 Of 5 Singapore Digital Banking Licenses

    Alibaba’s Ant Financial Sets Sights On Alipay Grabbing 1 Of 5 Singapore Digital Banking Licenses

    The world of blockchain technology is no longer restricted to what cryptocurrency can offer, as it has expanded across the financial industry for payment processors and digital banks, like Ant Financial. Seeking a banking license now in Singapore, the company may be up against some competition.

    YESTERDAY

    South Korea plans to invest over $380M for blockchain research and development

    South Korea plans to invest over $380M for blockchain research and development

    South Korea’s ministry of science and technology has plans to invest 450 billion won (~$382 million) for blockchain research and development.

    YESTERDAY

    Tezos partners with Singapore government-supported firm for ‘training program

    Tezos partners with Singapore government-supported firm for ‘training program

    Tezos Southeast Asia (TSA) has announced its partnership with Tribe, Singapore’s first government-supported platform for driving blockchain growth, at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2019. According to the announcement, the partnership will facilitate the launch of a ‘training program’ where Tribe will act as a strategic partner to the TSA, aiding them in the development of their blockchain ecosystem in Southeast Asia.

    YESTERDAY

    Chainalysis lays off 20% of its employees to focus on 'path to profitability'

    Chainalysis lays off 20% of its employees to focus on 'path to profitability'

    Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis cut its workforce by 20% Thursday, laying off 39 employees, per a CoinDesk report.

    YESTERDAY

    Coinbase Custody expands Tezos staking service to all global clients

    Coinbase Custody expands Tezos staking service to all global clients

    Coinbase Custody, the cryptocurrency exchange’s storage unit, has expanded its Tezos (XTZ) staking service to all global clients.

    YESTERDAY



    US Think Tank Releases Report on Investigation Into Illicit Transactions on the Dark Web

    US Think Tank Releases Report on Investigation Into Illicit Transactions on the Dark Web

    United States think tank The Rand Corporation has taken a closer look at the dark web, where criminal activities are difficult to discover, monitor, and investigate for law enforcement.

    YESTERDAY

    New bipartisan bill would classify 'managed stablecoins' as securities

    New bipartisan bill would classify 'managed stablecoins' as securities

    Facebook’s Libra, along with many other stablecoins, could be classified as securities and subject to increased regulatory scrutiny if a group of lawmakers get their way.

    YESTERDAY

    Yahoo Finance Integrates Cryptocurrency in Partnership with CoinMarketCap

    Yahoo Finance Integrates Cryptocurrency in Partnership with CoinMarketCap

    Yahoo Finance is partnering with CoinMarketCap to provide cryptocurrency information and news to the broader market. With over 3.5 billion monthly visitors this may greatly increase the visibility of Bitcoin and other alternative cryptocurrencies.

    YESTERDAY

    Maker of Wasabi Bitcoin Wallet Valued at $7.5M in First Equity Round

    Maker of Wasabi Bitcoin Wallet Valued at $7.5M in First Equity Round

    The privacy-centric bitcoin wallet Wasabi, launched by zkSNACKs Ltd. in 2018, just raised its first equity investment from Cypherpunk Holdings, a publicly-traded Canadian firm. Cypherpunk Holdings CEO Dominic Frisby said the firm invested $337,500 in exchange for a 4.5 percent stake, valuing the wallet startup at $7.5 million.

    YESTERDAY

    Sacramento Kings CTO: Fans Quit Spending Bitcoin When the Price Hiked

    Sacramento Kings CTO: Fans Quit Spending Bitcoin When the Price Hiked

    The Sacramento Kings — who spearheaded Bitcoin (BTC) payments for fan merchandise back in 2014 — have revealed some of the quirks in their history of cryptocurrency engagement.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Charles Schwab said to be in talks to buy crypto-friendly discount broker TD Ameritrade

    Charles Schwab said to be in talks to buy crypto-friendly discount broker TD Ameritrade

    Charles Schwab, the biggest investment brokerage firm in the U.S. with over $3 trillion in assets under management, is reportedly in discussions to buy rival TD Ameritrade.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Binance’s CZ hints at Binance Australia as expansion spree continues

    Binance’s CZ hints at Binance Australia as expansion spree continues

    Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance is at the head of an array of developments in its ecosystem. Despite several upgrades to the platform itself, however, the Changpeng Zhao-led exchange is keen on global expansion too. Speaking to a news portal, CZ, CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by market volume, revealed that the platform is yearning to roll out a division of the exchange in Australia.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin ATMs increase across Eastlondonlines boroughs

    Bitcoin ATMs increase across Eastlondonlines boroughs

    Residents of East and South London looking to trade Bitcoin no longer need to fear scams, as a growing network of Bitcoin ATMs promise to simplify the trading process.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin Lottery Platform Partners with English Premier League Team, the Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Bitcoin Lottery Platform Partners with English Premier League Team, the Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Crypto Millions Lotto, a platform that claims to be the world’s largest bitcoin-powered lottery, has signed a partnership deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves), a top English Premier League (EPL) football club, according to a press release on November 19, 2019.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Monex Subsidiary Trade Station Launches New Crypto Brokerage

    Monex Subsidiary Trade Station Launches New Crypto Brokerage

    United States-based Trade Station — a subsidiary of Coincheck owner Monex Group — is launching a cryptocurrency brokerage platform via a newly-launched offshoot called Trade Station Crypto.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    CryptoCompare Announces Updated Exchange Benchmark: US Venues Score Highest

    CryptoCompare Announces Updated Exchange Benchmark: US Venues Score Highest

    Leading cryptoasset data provider CryptoCompare has announced an upgrade to its cryptocurrency Exchange benchmark tool.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin Mining Company Canaan Raises $90 Million in U.S. IPO

    Bitcoin Mining Company Canaan Raises $90 Million in U.S. IPO

    Canaan Inc., a maker of Bitcoin mining machines, raised $90 million after pricing its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of its marketed range.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate

    Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate

    The security token issuer has migrated its Polymesh blockchain onto Substrate, the platform developed by ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood’s Parity Technologies. Polymesh becomes one of the first blockchains to make the jump. Polymath first announced plans to find another blockchain platform in May.

    21 NOVEMBER 2019

    Paraguay planning major cryptocurrency legislation overhaul

    Paraguay planning major cryptocurrency legislation overhaul

    One of the world’s top crypto law firms, Gresham International, announced this week that it submitted a proposal to begin working with the government of Paraguay on a raft of new cryptocurrency legislation.

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    Major South African Bank Closes Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts

    Major South African Bank Closes Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts

    FNB, one of the ‘big five’ South African bank is closing down accounts operated by crypto exchanges in the country. The bank, however, says the emergence of clear-cut cryptocurrency regulations in South Africa may trigger a reversal of the policy.

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic finds over $400M worth of XRP tied to illegal activities

    Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic finds over $400M worth of XRP tied to illegal activities

    There are over $400 million worth of illicit activities conducted via XRP, and a large portion of these activities are scams and Ponzi schemes, Elliptic, a blockchain analytics startup, found in its research.

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    ShapeShift drops trade fees to promote self-custody for the 'normal crypto user'

    ShapeShift drops trade fees to promote self-custody for the 'normal crypto user'

    Crypto exchange ShapeShift is rolling out zero-fees in the hope that it will chip away at the dominance of custodial exchanges like Coinbase and Kraken, the firm announced Wednesday.

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    Top-Tier Crypto Exchanges Account for One-Third of Global Trading Volume, CryptoCompare Finds

    Top-Tier Crypto Exchanges Account for One-Third of Global Trading Volume, CryptoCompare Finds

    Top tier cryptocurrency exchanges only account for one-third of global spot trading volumes, according to the updated Exchange Benchmark from leading cryptoasset data provider CryptoCompare.

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    PundiX (PXS) Blockchain Project Inks Deal with the Government of Cyprus

    PundiX (PXS) Blockchain Project Inks Deal with the Government of Cyprus

    PundiX (PXS), a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform that claims to be dedicated to transforming retail businesses with its blockchain-based point of sale solutions, and Borghese Ventures, a Cyprus-based artificial intelligence (AI), are partnering with the government of Cyprus, for the integration of DLT and AI into several sectors of the nation’s economy, reports Enterprisetimes on November 19, 2019.

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    Online Gaming Platform Lets Gamers Collect BTC In First-Person Shooter Game

    Online Gaming Platform Lets Gamers Collect BTC In First-Person Shooter Game

    Donnerlab, an online gaming platform that builds lightning games and applications, lets gamers hunt for Bitcoin (BTC) and pick-up “Satoshi cubes.”

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    FinCEN: Stablecoin Issuers Are Money Transmitters, No Matter What

    FinCEN: Stablecoin Issuers Are Money Transmitters, No Matter What

    The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) views all stablecoins as falling under their remit to protect “money transmission services, Director Kenneth Blanco said.

    20 NOVEMBER 2019

    RippleNet member NIUM partners with Brazilian foreign exchange to facilitate remittances

    RippleNet member NIUM partners with Brazilian foreign exchange to facilitate remittances

    RippleNet partner NIUM, formerly called InstaReM, has announced a partnership with Frente Corretora de Câmbio, a leading foreign exchange broker in Brazil. Under this partnership, NIUM will be aiding the foreign exchange’s cross-border payments. This could mean that Ripple’s intention of opening a payment corridor in Brazil could soon be a reality.

    19 NOVEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin Bull Michael Novogratz Donates $36 Million to Criminal Justice Reform

    Bitcoin Bull Michael Novogratz Donates $36 Million to Criminal Justice Reform

    Galaxy Gives was recently acknowledged in an article by Inside Philanthropy, wherein Novogratz spoke of a “broken criminal justice system” in the United States and the many Americans tangled up in it.

    19 NOVEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin Can Be Stopped by Governments Simply, Crypto Expert Says, Here’s Why

    Bitcoin Can Be Stopped by Governments Simply, Crypto Expert Says, Here’s Why

    Bitcoin was designed as a decentralized alternative to the current financial system offered by banks and governments. The recent examples of this system on the march are the Tron CEO Justin Sun and a venture capitalist Roelof Botha getting their accounts frozen by the Bank of America.

    19 NOVEMBER 2019

    CryptoCompare updates its exchange rankings; Binance drops out of the top 10

    CryptoCompare updates its exchange rankings; Binance drops out of the top 10

    Cryptocurrency data provider CryptoCompare has revised its exchange rankings and the world’s largest crypto exchange by traded volumes, Binance, is not on the list of top 10.

    19 NOVEMBER 2019

    CZ: An Increasing Number of Institutional Investors are Willing to Hold Cryptocurrencies

    CZ: An Increasing Number of Institutional Investors are Willing to Hold Cryptocurrencies

    Binance cryptocurrency exchange CEO, Changpeng Zhao – commonly known as “CZ” in the cryptospace – believes that a large number of institutional investors are willing to enter the digital currency industry despite the regulatory uncertainty surrounding it. Zhao made this statement in an interview with Bloomberg last week.

    19 NOVEMBER 2019

    No, Royal Bank of Canada Isn’t Opening a Crypto Exchange

    No, Royal Bank of Canada Isn’t Opening a Crypto Exchange

    The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is not currently planning to build or launch a cryptocurrency exchange, CoinDesk has confirmed.

    19 NOVEMBER 2019

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