Maricel Custodio

Maricel Custodio has a degree in Mass Communications from Far Eastern University in Manila. Before joining Block Tribune, she has been gathering future events for target communities and markets, legal news happening in the US and creating hyperlocal content for newspapers.


Recent posts by Maricel Custodio

CFTC Orders Bitcoin Trader To Pay $1.1M USD For Fraudulent Crypto Scheme

Crime, News | November 13, 2018 By:

An Arizona-based crypto trader has been fined $1.1 million by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for stealing cryptocurrencies from his previous employer, Chicago-based trading firm Consolidated Trading.

The CFTC issued an Order filing and settling charges against Joseph Kim for orchestrating a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme that led to more than $1 million in losses.

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Japanese Bank MUFG, Brazil’s Banco Bradesco Sign MoU To Develop Blockchain Cross-Border Payment Service

News | November 13, 2018 By:

Japan-based Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the world’s fifth-largest financial institution, has partnered with Brazil’s Banco Bradesco to develop a cross-border payments service based on Ripple’s blockchain technology.

The two banks signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create cross-border payments between Japan and Brazil.

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Blockchain Software Asset Management Application Announced By Accenture

Blockchain, News | November 13, 2018 By:

Professional services giant Accenture has introduced a new software asset management (SAM) application based on distributed ledger technology (DLT).

The new application is aimed at simplifying the traceability of Accenture’s software licenses and improving the asset management lifecycle. The application was developed using Digital Asset’s (DA) blockchain platform,

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Zeniex To Terminate Services Amid Regulatory Pressure

Announcements, News, Regulation | November 12, 2018 By:

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex is shutting down due to the government’s crackdown on unauthorized crypto platforms.

Launched in May of this year, Zeniex is a joint project by South Korea and China. It is designed as a comprehensive financial platform that offers services for people in the business of virtual money and other financial markets.

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