Month: March 2019

Crypto Skeptic Massachusetts Secretary Creates Fintech Advisory Group

The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reportedly creating a fintech advisory group. The office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which oversees the state’s securities regulator, has reportedly formed a fintech advisory group, banking trade publication American Banker reports on March 7. The office of Secretary William Gavin has reportedly formed […]

OKEx Lists Tron on Customer-to-Customer Trading Platform

The second largest crypto exchange by adjusted trading volume OKEx has started listing Tron on its customer-to-customer market. Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has began listing Tron (TRX) on its customer-to-customer (C2C) trading market, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 7. OKEx’s decentralized C2C trading platform enables users to trade digital assets […]

French Financial Regulator Proposes Ban on Anonymous Cryptocurrencies

A French financial regulator has proposed to ban privacy-focused cryptocurrencies. The head of the Finance Committee of France’s National Assembly, Eric Woerth, is suggesting a ban on anonymous cryptocurrencies, or so-called privacy coins. Woerth expressed his position in a recent report on crypto assets and blockchain technology. In a forward to the report, Woerth considers […]

Ruling Russian Political Party Launches Blockchain-Based E-Voting

The ruling Russian political party will tally votes in its primary elections using blockchain technology. The ruling party of the Russian Federation, United Russia, has launched a blockchain-based platform for electronic voting, local news agency TASS reported on March 6. United Russia has reportedly launched an updated website for its primaries with the added function […]

Kraken Expands Its Team With Five New High Level Hires

Crypto exchange Kraken is making a group of new high level appointments, expanding its team by five members. United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is expanding its team with new high level hires, according to the company’s blog post published on March 7. In the post, Kraken announced five new appointments to its team. The new […]

Thai Petroleum Company Tests Blockchain Energy Trading Platform

Petroleum refiner Bangchak Corporation Public Co. Limited is testing a blockchain-based microgrid at one of its stations in Bangkok. Thai petroleum refining firm Bangchak Corporation Public Co. Limited (BCP) is testing a blockchain-based energy trading platform and commercial microgrid, distributed energy news site Microgrid Knowledge reports on March 7. BCP is testing the new platform […]

Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Gold Hovers Near Multi-Week Low

Cryptocurrency marketс see modest gains and losses, with Bitcoin struggling to stay in the green. Thursday, March 7 — cryptocurrency markets have recorded moderate gains and losses on the day, with Binance Coin (BNB) being the major gainer on the day, according to Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) started the […]

Israel Securities Authority Publishes Final Recommendations on Crypto Regulation

Israeli securities regulators published their final recommendations for crypto regulation, offering to create a platform for trading cryptocurrencies. The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has published its final report on cryptocurrency regulations, local financial newspaper Globes reports Thursday, March 7. A special committee formed in 2017 to develop proper regulations for cryptocurrencies has presented its report […]

Former Iced Tea-Turned-Bitcoin Mining Firm Sells Beverage Business

Long Blockchain, previously named Long Island Iced Tea, reached an agreement to sell its ready-to-drink tea business to Canadian firm ECC2 Ventures. Long Blockchain, previously named Long Island Iced Tea, has reached an agreement to sell its ready-to-drink tea business to Canadian firm ECC2 Ventures. The deal is documented in a Securities and Exchange Commission […]

South Korea Establishes Special Task Force to Prevent Cryptocurrency-Related Crimes

The South Korean Supreme Prosecutors’ Office has announced the establishment of a task force to fight crypto-related crimes. The South Korean Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (SPO) has announced the establishment of a task force to fight cryptocurrency-related fraud and crimes. The development was reported by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), one of the largest national public […]