Category: Cryptocurrencies

Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch

Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many LaunchDozens of crypto funds, almost 70, have closed this year, a mainstream media outlet reported. And while the startling number reveals the influx of institutional investors into the crypto space might not be happening at a fast pace, it’s also worth noting that crypto fund launches are projected to reach 140 by the end of […]

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Crypto Startups to Get up to $75,000 From the Government of Ukraine

Crypto Startups to Get up to $75,000 From the Government of UkraineUkrainian crypto companies can now receive up to $75,000 each in the form of government sponsored grants. A special fund set up by the authorities in Kiev is already accepting applications from startups in various high tech sectors including the blockchain industry. Over $1.5 million will be distributed by the end of the year. Also […]

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European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations

European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict RegulationsBanks in Europe have been in a difficult spot lately. A new report reveals that financial institutions across the region faced serious difficulties in the 2018 financial year, and despite all the cost cutting that followed, haven’t managed to compensate the revenue decline in 2019. Historically low interest rates, new regulatory hurdles and competition from […]

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OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin FundA commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than other commodities, real volume and real trading in bitcoin exist, and it is not the […]

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23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements

23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency RequirementsTwenty-three leading central banks participated in an in-depth survey on their digital currency developments and requirements, including fungibility, convertibility, and availability. They also discussed the timeframe for issuing consumer-ready central bank digital currencies and divulged their greatest concerns about implementing them. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The First […]

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Trusted Friends Can Become Crypto Custodians With the Vault12 Platform

Trusted Friends Can Become Crypto Custodians With the Vault12 PlatformA firm called Vault12 launched its new passkey security solution for cryptocurrency assets. Vault12 is an application that allows people to enlist their trusted friends and family members to help safeguard their assets. According to the project’s creators, the new application leverages the cryptographic algorithm Shamir’s Secret Sharing which allows keys to be split in […]

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Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on Nasdaq

Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on NasdaqMining rig manufacturer Canaan has filed for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million on the Nasdaq Global Market. Prior to this filing, the company had also attempted to go public in Hong Kong and China. Credit Suisse and Citigroup are among its underwriters. Also read: 4 New High-Powered […]

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Speculation Abounds Over the Cause of Bitcoin’s Recent Rally

How the Recent Crypto Rally Compares With Previous Bull RunsCrypto’s most recent bull run began last Friday, October 25, after a significant plunge in prices just days earlier that had some prognosticators worried about a return to late 2018 and early 2019’s bleak crypto winter. Since the recent spike, prices have held relatively steady, suggesting this rally is not just a flash in the […]

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China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain

China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes BlockchainChina has been on a roll with a series of crypto-related announcements. President Xi Jinping’s speech to accelerate the development of blockchain technology in China was followed by the passing of a cryptography bill. Meanwhile, China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has continued to evaluate and rank crypto projects, and the central bank is […]

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After Breaking New Records Bakkt Announces Crypto Consumer App

After Breaking New Records Bakkt Announces Crypto Consumer AppFollowing the all-time record of 1,179 contracts on October 25, Mike Blandina, Bakkt’s chief product officer, revealed the firm is launching another strategy after announcing its December options launch. Bakkt is releasing a consumer application so retail investors can “unlock the value of digital assets” via consumer payments. Also read: Cred to Demo Global Merchant […]

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Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Accelerate on Positive Sentiments

Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Accelerate on Positive SentimentsCryptocurrency trading volumes in India have accelerated despite regulatory uncertainty and banking restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Global trading platforms and service providers have also been expanding their operations to serve Indian users. Also read: Mistakes Crypto Owners and Traders Should Avoid Strong Trading Volume Growth Banking services may be restricted […]

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Is China’s New Fascination With Blockchain Really Good for Bitcoin?

Is China’s New Fascination With Blockchain Really Good for Bitcoin?Blockchain development has kind of become an element of the party line in the world’s largest officially communist state. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, recently told a Politburo meeting that the People’s Republic has to gain an edge in the emerging field. Some say Xi’s statement brought back the […]

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Mistakes Crypto Owners and Traders Should Avoid

Mistakes Crypto Owners and Traders Should AvoidThere are many pitfalls one can easily get caught in when using, storing, investing or trading cryptocurrencies. While some mistakes could cost you a fortune, most of the common ones can easily be avoided. Bitcoin.com has produced a video featuring the top seven deadly mistakes crypto owners should avoid. Also read: ‘No-Deal Brexit Huge Positive […]

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Bank of Lithuania Issues Guidelines on Security Token Offerings

Bank of Lithuania Issues Guidelines on Security Token OfferingsRecognizing that businesses are seeking alternative ways to raise capital other than bank lending, the Bank of Lithuania has issued new guidelines on security token offerings. The goal is to clarify applicable rules without introducing more regulations. Also read: Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates Guidelines Aiming to Avoid More […]

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Tax Form to Report Revenues From Cryptocurrency Trading Issued in Poland

Tax Form to Report Revenues From Cryptocurrency Trading Issued in PolandAuthorities in Poland have clarified the taxation of revenues received from cryptocurrency exchange transactions. The Ministry of Finance has recently published a 2019 tax form that has a dedicated section where taxpayers are expected to declare separately proceeds from crypto trading. Also read: Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates Polish […]

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McKinsey: Majority of Banks May Not Be Economically Viable

McKinsey: Majority of Banks Globally May Not Be Economically ViableManagement consulting firm McKinsey & Company has published a global banking review and found that a majority of banks worldwide may not be economically viable. More than half of them still do not generate their cost of equity 10 years after the crisis and may not survive an economic downturn. Also read: FATF Starts Checking […]

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State Bank of India Chief Argues Crypto Regulation Is a Must

State Bank of India Chief Argues Crypto Regulation Is a MustThe chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) has spoken in favor of cryptocurrency regulation in an interview. He believes that it is necessary to regulate cryptocurrencies. Last week, the chairman attended IMF meetings in Washington, D.C., with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives […]

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The Demand for Permissionless Freedom Is Just Getting Started

The Demand for Permissionless Freedom Is Just Getting StartedEvery year the world seems to be getting crazier and more people are starting to realize that it stems from oppressive government transgressions against a peaceful society. The world has noticed millions of people from France, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Indonesia and more are rising up because citizens are sick and tired of the manipulation. Because […]

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Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates

Mario Draghi Leaves ECB Without Ever Raising Interest RatesPreparing for a change at the top, the European Central Bank has decided to keep interest rates on hold and at their all-time lows. Mario Draghi, who had his last monetary policy meeting as president of the ECB, is leaving after an eight-year term during which key rates were never raised. At the subsequent press […]

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Germany’s Financial Crisis Invokes 5-Year Rent Freeze

Germany's Financial Crisis Invokes 5-Year Rent FreezeAll eyes are on the German economy which was once perceived as stable and strong. However, the financial state of affairs has been tumultuous and Berlin’s state cabinet recently agreed to a five-year rent freeze to help curb the rising housing costs in the country. Moreover, Bundesbank just published a monthly report that explains how […]

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Bank Crisis Spreads in India – Deaths, Strike, Supreme Court Denial

Bank Crisis Spreads in India - Deaths, Strike, Supreme Court DenialThe Indian banking sector is facing multiple challenges. Customers of several cooperative banks are still struggling to withdraw their money, and deaths have been reported in connection with withdrawal restrictions. Meanwhile, some 300,000 state-run bank employees are on strike against what the bank unions call “cold-blooded murder of six banks.” Also read: Indian Finance Minister […]

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Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto Owners

Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto OwnersBanking services platform Cashaa is offering a solution for Indian crypto owners facing banking restrictions imposed by the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The service allows users to deposit up to 1 crore rupees (~$141,012) per month to purchase cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting […]

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FATF Starts Checking How Well Countries Implement Crypto Standards

FATF Starts Checking How Well Countries Implement Crypto StandardsThe Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has agreed on how it will assess whether countries have taken the necessary steps to implement the crypto-related requirements. “Given the global nature of the virtual asset industry, it is essential that countries implement these requirements swiftly,” the FATF emphasized. Also read: Where US Regulators Stand on Cryptocurrency FATF […]

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Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting

Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF ConferenceAt an IMF and World Bank meeting, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman talked about cryptocurrency and stablecoins when asked about Facebook’s Libra digital currency project. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das also addressed the subject at the conference. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November, New Date Confirmed Finance Minister Talks Crypto At the […]

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