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Robinhood authorized to run broker business in UK
09 August, 2019 11:21

Robinhood authorized to run broker business in UK

The UK Financial Regulatory Authority (FCA) has issued a broker license to Robinhood International. The company announced this on its Twitter account.

Blockstream launches two data centres for bitcoin mining
09 August, 2019 10:56

Blockstream launches two data centres for bitcoin mining

On August 8, Blockstream inaugurated two large data centres designed for bitcoin mining. The capacities will be located in Quebec (Canada) and Adele (USA). The facilities will service the company's clients as well as mine cryptocurrencies for Blockstream. The total capacity of the data centres will be 300 MW.

Changpeng Zhao: no information leakage
08 August, 2019 17:05

Changpeng Zhao: no information leakage

One of the world's largest cryptocurrency platforms, Binance, was forced to release a statement after an unknown criminal reported an alleged leak of customer data.

Commerzbank tests blockchain-based payments
08 August, 2019 16:56

Commerzbank tests blockchain-based payments

The top-2 bank in Germany – Commerzbank – reportedly expressed intentions to launch blockchain-based payment solution. The bank is now considering the possibility for that. The key features are that the system is expected to run without human involvement. 

Czech Republic rumoured to consider crypto measures tougher than EU AMLD5
08 August, 2019 15:01

Czech Republic rumoured to consider crypto measures tougher than EU AMLD5

The Czech Republic reportedly plans to get tough with the cryptocurrency sector and set even tougher regulation for the cryptocurrency companies compared to the Fifth AML Directive approved in the EU. 

Chinese government collaborates with hackers
08 August, 2019 14:02

Chinese government collaborates with hackers

A FireEye report states that Chinese government-related hackers are attacking digital currency companies and video game companies. According to experts, the special unit APT41 is engaged in this, and its goals depend on the development plans of the Chinese economy.

Two fraudulent ICO projects stopped in New Jersey
08 August, 2019 12:37

Two fraudulent ICO projects stopped in New Jersey

The New Jersey Securities Bureau announced the adoption of legal measures in respect of two ICO projects operating in its jurisdiction.

European Central Bank calls for expansion of crypto market monitoring
08 August, 2019 12:18

European Central Bank calls for expansion of crypto market monitoring

The European Central Bank has carried out an analysis of the cryptocurrency phenomenon in the market striving to clarify whether it can pose a threat to the stability of the financial system as well as smooth operations in the market. The report called "Understanding the crypto-asset phenomenon, its risks and measurement issues" was released on August 7.

Study: ICOs - huge bubble with 89% of tokens turned out to be unprofitable
08 August, 2019 11:26

Study: ICOs - huge bubble with 89% of tokens turned out to be unprofitable

At the moment, thanks to studies, it became known that the peak of the initial token offerings occurred in December 2017. Now it is extremely difficult to evaluate the profitability of ICOs since many projects have already ceased to exist.

South Korea to enhance crypto market monitoring following FATF guidelines
08 August, 2019 10:41

South Korea to enhance crypto market monitoring following FATF guidelines

South Korea is about to tighten control over the local cryptocurrency trading platforms via expanding the power of the Financial Service Commission. FSC that used to design guidelines for banks on cooperation with cryptocurrency exchanges will become a direct watchdog for these exchanges.

Venezuela sets new record of Bitcoin trading volume
07 August, 2019 15:42

Venezuela sets new record of Bitcoin trading volume

After the order of the US president, the assets of the Venezuelan government were frozen, the trading volume of the main digital coin on LocalBitcoins updated the historic maximum. 

Seoul authorities consider local cryptocurrency
07 August, 2019 13:58

Seoul authorities consider local cryptocurrency

The authorities of Seoul has reportedly expressed intentions to launch first blockchain-based administrative services this November. Seoul's authorities are considering the launch of S-coin in the city blockchain system. The token is said to be used as a reward system for usage of state services (tax payment or public surveys participation).