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One more NY BitLicense issued to bitcoin ATM operator
01 February, 2019 17:37

One more NY BitLicense issued to bitcoin ATM operator

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) reportedly issued one more BitLicense to a BTM operator. This time, the license was given to Cottonwood Vending LLC, which now can run business in New York. Cottonwood Vending LLC became the third platform authorised by New York authorities in 2019. Aniello Zampella, Cottonwood founder and CEO, said that people can both purchase and sell bitcoin for cash via its kiosks.

B2C2 licensed for crypto derivatives trading in UK
01 February, 2019 16:29

B2C2 licensed for crypto derivatives trading in UK

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) awarded the OTC platform B2C2 an approval to work with crypto derivatives. The leading OTC platform and liquidity provider B2C2 announced January 31 that its British branch that deals with over-the-counter trading B2C2 OTC Ltd is now licensed to offer trading of bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP futures or crypto contracts for difference (CFD) under the regulation of UK FCA.

Oil shows slight fluctuations on Friday
01 February, 2019 15:43

Oil shows slight fluctuations on Friday

The benchmark oil stays practically unchanged during the Friday trading after the hikes observed over the past month. For now, the market is sŠµudying economic reports from China as well as the results of the recent US-China talks round. On Friday, the April Brent futures on the ICE Futures reached some $60.90/bbl. WTI futures for March shipment at NYMEX slightly decreased to some $53.67/bbl. As a result, the Brent prices gained 15% over January and WTI ones – 18%.

QuadrigaCX seeks protection from creditors
01 February, 2019 15:10

QuadrigaCX seeks protection from creditors

QuadrigaCX, one of the leading Canadian cryptocurrency exchanges, seeks protection from creditors, the official announcement reads. The company believes that with this protection, the exchange may become able to avoid bankruptcy. The company also asked the court for appointment of an independent supervisor that would monitor the company processes aimed at business restructuring and settlement of financial problems.

Zebpay exchange to expand business with five European offices
01 February, 2019 13:49

Zebpay exchange to expand business with five European offices

India-based cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay shared its plans to expand business in Europe in the near future. The Indian trading platform inaugurates five offices in Europe, which will enable it to cover about 43 countries worldwide. he new offices will be launched in Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Lithuania and Liechtenstein. Zebpay services are now available to South America and Asia as well.

Boerse Stuttgart Group releases Bison application for crypto trading
01 February, 2019 12:50

Boerse Stuttgart Group releases Bison application for crypto trading

Boerse Stuttgart Group reportedly launched a new crypto trading application yesterday. The new tool was developed by the exchange's division Sowa Labs. The announced application called Bison is said to become the first application of a kind in Germany. The exchange plans geography expansion targeting more users from other countries in the long run. The profit is expected to come from the price spread.

VanEck-SolidX bitcoin-ETF: CBOE lodges new application after recent withdrawal
01 February, 2019 11:15

VanEck-SolidX bitcoin-ETF: CBOE lodges new application after recent withdrawal

VanEck and SolidX are back in their struggle for bitcoin-ETF. The Chicago Board Options Exchange has reportedly refiled the rule change request that may open the way for the bitcoin-ETF launch in case of the positive determination. The 19b-4 request was submitted on January 30. It is expected that in case of a positive determination, the launch of bitcoin-ETF which will be listed on CBOE will "provide additional liquidity and transparency to the bitcoin market in a regulated vehicle such as the Trust".

Zilliqa puts its mainnet into operation
31 January, 2019 17:51

Zilliqa puts its mainnet into operation

Zilliqa, a crypto project that addresses the problems of scaling and processing speed of decentralized platforms, launched its mainnet this Thursday, the company blog post reads. The mainnet is the first full-fledged public blockchain that supports the sharding technology. Zilliqa developers are currently in talks with a number of exchanges, including Binance, Huobi, Gate.io, and Bittrex, which will expectedly exchange tokens.

Iranian banks find another way to avoid US sanctions
31 January, 2019 17:25

Iranian banks find another way to avoid US sanctions

In less than a week after Tehran was expected to announce rial-backed crypto, it has been reported that Iran issued a gold-backed crypto coin called Peyman (covenant in Persian) with the participation of four Iranian banks as well as Ghoghnoos Company developed the project. The Peyman is designed to be used as a tool to tokenize banks’ assets and excess properties. In addition, the Iran Fara Bourse is said to make the crypto available to the customers soon.

Seoul decides to keep ICO ban in force further
31 January, 2019 17:11

Seoul decides to keep ICO ban in force further

South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) has reportedly left the ban on local initial coin offerings (ICO) in force. The decision is related to the fact that some crypto companies were detected in violating the previously set rules. The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) conducted an investigation, which showed that some foreign ICOs were illegally attracting money in South Korea

Nasdaq to share its software with seven crypto companies
31 January, 2019 16:38

Nasdaq to share its software with seven crypto companies

Nasdaq has selected seven crypto platforms to use the surveillance technology it provides to fight against fraudulent and manipulative schemes. Besides, such big fishes as Gemini and SBI Virtual Currency are on the list.  Nasdaq is said to keep on working with the crypto industry since the market is growing market, while the offered technology is a suitable tool to match applications and track suspicious activity to help customers developing their own trading platforms. 

BitGo announces launch of bitcoin-backed Wrapped Bitcoin token on Ethereum
31 January, 2019 14:13

BitGo announces launch of bitcoin-backed Wrapped Bitcoin token on Ethereum

The new crypto hybrid token based on ERC-20 standard has been launched today. The new token is said to be a stablecoin with bitcoin backing. The new token is said to be a stablecoin with bitcoin backing. The total number of the companies that took part in the launch amounted to 26 partners and 15 decentralized autonomous organizations. BitGo will provide its leading custody solution for secure keeping of the new token.