Digital currency exchange Kraken is now supporting wire transfer deposits and withdrawals in US dollars (USD), euros (EUR) and British pounds (GBP).
Availability: All service areas except the US, which is already covered by domestic USD payments
Start time: immediately
Bitfinex, the Hong Kong-based exchange, has added privacy-focused cryptocurrency Dash to its trading platform, offering exchanges in USD (DSHUSD) and Bitcoin (DSHBTC).
Dash is currently witnessing a historic rise in value, rising from $11 per coin at the beginning of the year to its current level of around $44 per coin.
Zhou Xuedong, director of the PBoC‘s Business Administration unit, has stated that China should bring clarity toward its regulatory and supervisory authority of bitcoin exchanges in the country.
Zhou, who is also a delegate of the central bank to the national parliament,
Bitbank Corporation launched a new exchange at Bitbank.cc.
The company also started a white label service “Bitbank for Brokers” as a connection application to the transaction engine of Bitbank Exchange for financial institutions and businesses to operate their own branded exchanges.
Bitcoin startups Zebpay, Unocoin, Coinsecure and Searchtrade launched Digital Asset and Blockchain Foundation of India (DABFI), a self regulatory body for the orderly and transparent growth of virtual currency market.
The members plan to position DABFI to serve as a liaison between the industry and regulators,
Coinbase announced that it is forced to stop supporting customers in Hawaii due to the requirements of a new policy imposed by the Hawaii Division of Financial Institutions (DFI).
Coinbase clarified that it has no objection to the DFI’s requirement of digital currency businesses to be licensed under the state’s Money Transmission Act.
Bit Trust Services has opened first dedicated ‘Bitcoin Bank’ on Mariahilfer Strasse in downtown Vienna, Austria.
The new Bitcoin Bank is a physical bitcoin exchange center opened with the intention of making it easier for people in and around Vienna to buy and sell bitcoin.
Sumitomo Mitsui, Mizuho Financial Group and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company have joined a $1.75 million funding round for Japan’s biggest bitcoin exchange, bitFlyer.
The Nikkei report explains that BitFlyer’s experience could help Japanese banks provide more secure and cheaper international wire transfers,