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If You Don’t Trust Yourself, These Crypto Vaults Will Help You Hodl Safely

If You Don’t Trust Yourself, These Crypto Vaults Will Help You Hodl SafelyHodling in difficult times has historically proven to be a long-term winning strategy. Keeping your cryptocurrency in your own cold storage is by default a good idea as far as security is concerned. But if you don’t trust yourself to not lose a small hardware device or a piece of paper, then there are alternatives […]

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From Single Key to Sophisticated Computation: The Evolution of Crypto Exchange Custody

From Single Key to Multi-Party Computation: The Evolution of Crypto Exchange CustodyWhen the first cryptocurrency exchanges sprung up in late 2010, multisig wallets had yet to be invented. As a result, a single private key was commonly used to control all customer funds. Today, multisig has been complemented by sophisticated solutions such as Unbound Tech’s CASP, which uses secure multi-party computation. Despite these innovations, many exchanges […]

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Bitgo to Offer Regulated Crypto Custody in Switzerland and Germany

Digital Assets Security Company Bitgo to Offer Regulated Crypto Custody in Switzerland and GermanyEuropean crypto exchanges, as well as other companies with significant crypto holdings they need to protect, now have another option for cold storing their digital fortune. Bitgo is expanding out of the U.S. and into Europe with two new companies in Switzerland and Germany. Also Read: German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under […]

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Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Make Cryptocurrency Mainstream

Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Make Cryptocurrency MainstreamA South Korean committee directly under the president has recommended several measures to the government that will make cryptocurrency mainstream. Emphasizing that “it is no longer possible to stop crypto asset trade,” the committee recommends integrating crypto into the country’s financial system, allowing financial institutions to directly offer a range of crypto products, including derivatives, […]

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Fidelity Launching Crypto Services in Europe, Citing ‘Significant Interest’

Fidelity Launching Crypto Services in Europe, Citing 'Significant Interest'Fidelity Investments is expanding its crypto services to European clients after seeing increasing potential in this market. The expansion builds upon the company’s U.S. crypto business. “We’ve seen significant interest and engagement by the institutional community, which show no signs of slowing,” the company revealed. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China […]

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German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under New Law

German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under New LawFintech companies in the Federal Republic are quickly moving to develop and offer custodial solutions for digital assets under the new German legislation that will allow banks to store, transfer and trade cryptocurrencies next year. Berlin-based Solarisbank has established a subsidiary that will focus exclusively on the niche. The new entity and another German startup, […]

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Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto Space

Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto SpaceMultiple joint projects between banks and crypto companies based in Switzerland now offer customers the opportunity to invest in digital assets and take advantage of banking services related to cryptocurrencies. It’s all happening in a regulated environment, generally friendly towards the growing crypto industry. The latest partnership between a traditional institution and a fintech startup […]

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Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq Framework

Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq FrameworkNasdaq and Bcause have announced that a suite of new cryptocurrency services will be offered via the Nasdaq Financial Framework. These services include crypto mining and custody solutions, as well as spot and derivatives trading. They are expected to attract a broad range of users including “a new breed of investors wanting to participate in […]

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Online Bank Swissquote to Add Crypto Custodial Service

Online Bank Swissquote to Add Crypto Custodial ServicesLack of access to custodians that institutional investors know and trust is seen as a major hurdle for growing the sector. Thankfully, the demand has caused a flurry of companies to enter the business, with the latest being online bank Swissquote. Also Read: UK Regulator: 3% of Brits Have Bought Cryptocurrency Swissquote to Use Services […]

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Pantera Predicts Institutions to Invest in Crypto After Next Bull Trend is Established

Dan Morehead, the chief executive officer of Pantera Capital, recently discussed the cryptocurrency bear trend on an episode of the Unconfirmed podcast. Morehead argued that the crypto sector has much more robust fundamentals than it did during the previous bear trend, asserting that the industry has developed the infrastructure necessary in order to attract institutional […]

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Quadrigacx Cold Wallet Was Stored in a Safety Deposit Box

Quadrigacx Private Keys Were Held in Safety Deposit Box During 2014In a 2014 appearance on the True Bromance Podcast, Gerry Cotten, the late CEO of embattled Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadrigacx, made comments indicating that the exchange was storing customer funds using paper wallets. Cotten also compared losing the private keys for a bitcoin wallet to “burning cash.” Also Read: Market Cap: A Flawed Ranking System for […]

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Fidelity Announces Institutional Crypto Platform is in ‘Final Testing’

Fidelity has published an update announcing that its highly anticipated cryptocurrency exchange and custody platform, Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS), has entered its “final testing” phase. The financial services provider also stated that it is exclusively serving a “select set of eligible clients” while developing the platform. Also Read: Properties Are Still Being Sold for Cryptocurrency […]

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The Daily: Bittrex Opens OTC Desk, Bakkt Acquires Futures Team

The Daily: Bittrex Opens OTC Desk, Bakkt Acquires Futures FirmIn today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of stories that show how the cryptocurrency ecosystem is evolving to become more inviting to institutional investors. Bittrex exchange opens an OTC trading desk, Bakkt “acquihires” a futures compliance team, and Swiss investment bank Vontobel launches a custody solution. Also Read: Bitwise Asset Management Files […]

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Analysis: Understanding the SEC’s Stance on Crypto

Last year the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission took enforcement action against initial coin offerings and other crypto companies perpetrating fraud. Many believe 2019 will be the year when regulators clamp down on rogue cryptocurrency operators. Here we decode the overlapping and occasionally contradictory stance taken by U.S. regulators, and consider what the market can expect. […]

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Japan Publishes Draft Report of New Cryptocurrency Regulations

Japan Publishes Draft Report of New Cryptocurrency RegulationsJapan’s Financial Services Agency has published its draft report outlining new cryptocurrency regulations. The report contains measures in areas that are not currently addressed in existing laws such as hacking incidents, self-regulation, deemed dealers, privacy coins, and margin trading. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations New Crypto Regulatory Framework […]

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