The Bitstamp exchange has been acquired by NXMH, a Belgium-based investment company. NXMH is owned by NXC, which also owns South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit, but representatives said Bitstamp and Korbit will continue to operate independently. The two companies plan on generating synergies in a number of areas,
Founded in 2014, Chain builds enterprise-grade blockchain products leveraged by major financial organizations including Visa, Nasdaq, and Citigroup.
Online real estate investment platform StraightUp has merged with blockchain startup Slice. The merger will enable the two companies to combine real estate investment opportunities via a blockchain platform, thus boosting transparency, liquidity, and efficacy of transactions.
StraightUp is a real estate equity platform that enables accredited investors to participate in the high-growth potential of New York real estate opportunities with a new level of transparency and access the largest appreciation layer of the “capital stack.”
BitTorrent is a communication protocol for P2P file sharing which is used to distribute data and electronic files over the Internet.
Earn.com, formerly known as 21 Inc, is a token-based social network that allows senders to pay users in cryptocurrency to reply to emails and complete tasks.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired Cipher Browser to boost its decentralized mobile browser and ethereum wallet. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Cipher Browser is a mobile Web 3 decentralized applications (DApp) browser and wallet for the ethereum blockchain. It allows users to interact with Web 3 DApps powered by ethereum on their mobile device,
The Japanese government has proposed a new set of guidelines for the legalization of initial coin offerings (ICO).
The guidelines, which were drafted by a government-backed study group, include rules for identifying investors, preventing money laundering, tracking progress of projects, and protecting existing equity and debt holders.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has revealed that US regulators are working with their counterparts abroad to fight cryptocurrency fraud.
Speaking during a US House of Representatives committee hearing on CFTC’s forthcoming budget, Giancarlo said he had talks about cryptocurrency recently with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO),
Cryptocurrency platform Uphold has acquired mobile commerce and authentication firm Cortex MCP to strengthen its digital money platform with secure payment applications, leveraging Cortex’s mobile wallet technology.
Uphold, formerly Bitreserve, is a cloud-based financial services platform enabling users to convert deposits to their account via bank account,
The South Korean financial authorities are planning to impose penalties against local cryptocurrency traders who refuse to convert their virtual accounts into real-name ones.
Cryptocurrency investors are currently able to trade anonymously by using virtual accounts. The government, however, will implement new measures to crack down on cryptocurrency trading on or around January 20.