19 April 2018

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Coinbase launches venture arm

Coinbase launches venture arm

06 April 2018  |  7399 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 7 linkedin

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a venture fund to invest in early-stage crypto and blockchain startups

Hacked Japanese crypto exchange sold for $34m

Hacked Japanese crypto exchange sold for $34m

06 April 2018  |  8162 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 4 linkedin

Coincheck, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange that made news in January when hackers stole $500m of customers' deposits, has been sold to Japanese retail broker Monex for $34m (3.6bn yen).

India's central bank issues cryptocurrency ban

India's central bank issues cryptocurrency ban

06 April 2018  |  10306 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 15 linkedin

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned regulated banks and its account holders from dealing in cryptocurrencies.

SEC KO's Mayweather-backed ICO over fraud allegations

SEC KO's Mayweather-backed ICO over fraud allegations

04 April 2018  |  11123 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 8 linkedin

An initial coin offering (ICO) that raised $32m and was backed by celebrity boxer Floyd Mayweather has been dealt a knockout blow after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) arrested the company's founders for fraud.

South Africa's central bank mulls cryptocurrency regulations

South Africa's central bank mulls cryptocurrency regulations

04 April 2018  |  14881 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 15 linkedin

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is setting up a dedicated unit to monitor cryptocurrency and fintech developments and inform future regulations and its first job will be to set up a proof of concept (PoC) for DLT-based interbank clearing and settlement.

Finma: Cyber attacks are the biggest operational hazard facing the financial sector

Finma: Cyber attacks are the biggest operational hazard facing the financial sector

27 March 2018  |  15966 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 13 linkedin

Swiss supervisory watchdog Finma has identified cyber security risks as it chief policy concern for 2018.

BoJ and ECB conclude that DLT could have applications for securities settlement, but...

BoJ and ECB conclude that DLT could have applications for securities settlement, but...

27 March 2018  |  7797 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 10 linkedin

Studies conducted by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan on the feasibility of using distributed ledgers for delivery-versus-payment in securities settlement have concluded that although conceptually possible, further analysis of safety and efficiency issues is warranted.

PKO Bank Polski to store client files on Coinfirm blockchain

PKO Bank Polski to store client files on Coinfirm blockchain

27 March 2018  |  11183 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 16 linkedin

PKO Bank Polski is tapping technology from blockchain outfit Coinfirm to build an immutable record of client transactions and agreements.

JPMorgan considers spin off of Quorum as banks take a blockchain breather

JPMorgan considers spin off of Quorum as banks take a blockchain breather

26 March 2018  |  10047 views  |  1 comments | 13 tweets | 5 linkedin

JPMorgan is considering spinning off its blockchain project Quorum as an independent entity.

Deutsche Börse and HQLAx partner for securities lending over R3 Corda

Deutsche Börse and HQLAx partner for securities lending over R3 Corda

26 March 2018  |  7028 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

Deutsche Börse is to work with liquidity and collateral management outfit HQLAx and blockchain consortium R3 to create a front-to-back operating model for securities lending.

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