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Australia regulates digital currencies
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Australia regulates digital currencies

18 August 2017  |  8964 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 33 linkedin

The Australian government has announced plans to strengthen its anti-money laundering rules with new reforms that will include digital currencies for the first time.

Coinbase raises $100m
Payments

Coinbase raises $100m

10 August 2017  |  11126 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 15 linkedin

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has joined the unicorn club after raising $100 million in a Series D funding round led by venture capital firm IVP.

Online retailer Overstock starts accepting Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum
Blockchain

Online retailer Overstock starts accepting Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum

09 August 2017  |  9397 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 8 linkedin

American e-commerce retailer Overstock has doubled down on its cryptocurrency bet, adding Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin to Bitcoin as payments options for nearly four million products on its site.

Blockchain-friendly banking startup Fiinu names Andy Briscoe chairman
Start ups

Blockchain-friendly banking startup Fiinu names Andy Briscoe chairman

01 August 2017  |  9785 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Fiinu, a UK startup building a "blockchain-friendly" bank has added a pair of senior financial services industry veterans to its board.

Cryptocurrency exchange operator indicted over massive bitcoin laundering scam
Retail banking

Cryptocurrency exchange operator indicted over massive bitcoin laundering scam

27 July 2017  |  8374 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 12 linkedin

A US jury has indicted a Russian man arrested earlier this week in Greece accused of helping to launder more than $4 billion in bitcoin, including some obtained from the infamous Mt. Gox hack. In a coordinated move, the bitcoin exchange he operated has been slapped with a $110 million fine by American authorities for AML law violations.

Festy unveils digital currency payments wristband
Start ups

Festy unveils digital currency payments wristband

14 July 2017  |  10208 views  |  1 comments | 12 tweets | 9 linkedin

Combining two of the most hyped trends in fintech, wearables and cryptocurrencies, Irish startup Festy has unveiled a wristband that lets festival-goers make contactless payments in Dash.

LA joins fintech fray through digital money conference
Blockchain

LA joins fintech fray through digital money conference

30 June 2017  |  8202 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 2 linkedin

Los Angeles is looking to jump aboard the multi-billion dollar fintech train through its first professional financial technology conference.

Barclays talks to FCA about cryptocurrencies
Blockchain

Barclays talks to FCA about cryptocurrencies

26 June 2017  |  9270 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 12 linkedin

Barclays has approached the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to talk about how it can bring cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin "into play".

DBS fintech accelerator switches to 'always on' mode
Blockchain

DBS fintech accelerator switches to 'always on' mode

22 June 2017  |  7524 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets

Hong Kong's DBS Accelerator, run by DBS Bank and early-stage VC Nest, is switching the format of the programme to a rolling intake that will see it host new startups throughout the year.

Swift Business Forum, Nordics - live blog
Blockchain

Swift Business Forum, Nordics - live blog

09 May 2017  |  8485 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 2 linkedin

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum in Stockholm. This event will explore how banks can think in new and innovative ways as different business models impact the majority of existing banking revenues.

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