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QuadrigaCX temporal shutdown raises suspicions
29 January, 2019 15:20

QuadrigaCX temporal shutdown raises suspicions

Canad's exchange QuadrigaCX has remained offline since Monday due to technical reasons as the website reads. The company has not commented on this situation yet. Some market players suggest that with a lack of notice about the maintenance, this situation gives reasons to believe that the company is about to launch the bankruptcy procedure.

Chainalysis report: Two hacking groups probably behind bulk of crypto heists in market
29 January, 2019 14:09

Chainalysis report: Two hacking groups probably behind bulk of crypto heists in market

Two groups of hackers are reportedly behind crypto thefts totalling some $1 billion. The report shows they are probably responsible for about 60% of the total hacks during the entire history of the crypto industry, stealing more than $1 billion. The experts believe that both groups remain active by now.

BRD wallet provider completes $15 million funding round to grab Asian markets
29 January, 2019 12:56

BRD wallet provider completes $15 million funding round to grab Asian markets

BRD, a mobile crypto wallets developer, gathered $15 million in the round B funding backed by SBI Crypto Investment, SBI Holdings’s financial service division. The investments are said to be spent on staff expansion, development and promotion of the products as well as strengthening positions in Asia.

Italy makes first move into regulation for blockchain sector
28 January, 2019 18:01

Italy makes first move into regulation for blockchain sector

Italy amends the regulatory rules for the country's blockchain sector after the Senate approved the changes of the regulation. Two Senate committees have considered the document and gave the green light for it. As a result, the rules are now waiting for the determination of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Republic. This document is expected to become the first move of Italy towards blockchain regulation.

Iran rumoured to roll out rial-backed cryptocurrency this week
28 January, 2019 17:00

Iran rumoured to roll out rial-backed cryptocurrency this week

Iran can reportedly issue its own national cryptocurrency. The launch may be announced on the 2-day Electronic Banking and Payment Systems conference to take place in Tehran this week. The planned digital coin will be pegged to the national currency, with the projects to be developed in several phases. The stablecoin will most probably use one of the Ethereum or Hyperledger variations.

Expanding blockchain industry threatens Malta economy, IMF says
28 January, 2019 14:41

Expanding blockchain industry threatens Malta economy, IMF says

Malta keeps on holding the lead in terms of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies implementation in the Mediterranean Sea region. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the high-pace crypto growth in Malta can entail a serious threat to its economy. IMF designed a set of recommendations on the issue. Those recommendations are mainly focused on the financial sector, the housing market, the fiscal policy, and structural reforms.

RealBlocks completes funding round with Morgan Creek among investors
28 January, 2019 13:53

RealBlocks completes funding round with Morgan Creek among investors

RealBlocks announced completion of the fundign round with investmetns reaching $3.1 million 3 million. RealBlocks provides services of the real estate tokenization. The funding round was reportedly led by Science Inc., while other investors included Morgan Creek Digital, Zelkova Ventures, Ulu Ventures, and Cross Culture Ventures.

More data on Bitwise/NYSE Arca bitcoin-ETF came to hand
28 January, 2019 13:13

More data on Bitwise/NYSE Arca bitcoin-ETF came to hand

Bitwise Asset Management reportedly filed a bitcoin-ETF application with the US Securities and Exchange Commission back in early January. The new fund is said to be listed at NYSE Arca that deals with stock and options trading. The latter in its turn stated that the rule change request (form 19b-4) would be submitted within a short period of time. More information has appeared on this matter today.

US dollar slightly softens early week
28 January, 2019 11:15

US dollar slightly softens early week

The US dollar has started the week with some weakening vs the majors. The US Federal Reserve will hold a regular meeting this week, which can probably indicate suspension of the monetary tightening. The US Dollar index stays at some 95.5, following the Friday's sliding. The euro to US dollar exchange rate slightly rose during the Asian trading on Monday.

MFSA warning: potential scam project detected
25 January, 2019 17:36

MFSA warning: potential scam project detected

Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is concerned about the crypto project Bitcoin Revolution, considering it as the kind of fraud scheme. It was discovered that the project shows some signs of a scam business. Bitcoin Revolution reportedly attracts potential investors via the website the bitcoin revolution.org as well as some other websites, which features similar URL address.

DECENT, bardicredit target tokenized investment fund
25 January, 2019 15:49

DECENT, bardicredit target tokenized investment fund

DECENT, an international blockchain-company, teamed up with bardicredit investment fund intending to bring the investment fund sector to the new level via tokenization. Bardicredit targets expansion of the venture investment activities making them available to wider investors groups. For that purpose, the companies will use DECENT's advanced blockchain platform D–°ore.

tZero: security-token trading live
25 January, 2019 14:18

tZero: security-token trading live

Overstock's tZero has officially announced the launch of secondary trading at its crypto platform. tZero will enable secondary security-token trading among accredited investors. The service will be provided via brokerage accounts at  Dinosaur Financial Group. In particular, the latter has entered into a partnership with a subsidiary of tZero PRO Securities. This cooperation is said to open access to the secondary trading of tZero securities-tokens.