Crypto Index Provider CF Benchmarks Receives EU BMR Authorization From UK FCA

Announcements, News, Regulation | September 16, 2019 By:

CF Benchmarks, CME Group’s Bitcoin Index provider, has received authorization from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a Benchmark Administrator under European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR).

CF Benchmarks provides cryptocurrency pricing indices for Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple-XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin through robust methodologies that ensure integrity.


Crypto Investment Platform eToro Introduces New Programming Language To Improve Derivatives Trading

Blockchain, Innovation, News | September 16, 2019 By:

Global multi-asset investment platform eToro has introduced a new open-source programming language for financial contracts.

Founded in 2007, eToro is a regulated global brokerage firm for trading cryptocurrencies, stocks, commodities, ETFs and more. It has created a global community of more than ten million registered users who share their investment strategies and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful.


Bitcoin ATM Network Coinme Secures $1.5M USD In Funding From Ripple’s Xpring, Blockchain Finance Fund

Blockchain, Investing, News | September 16, 2019 By:

Coinme, a venture-backed blockchain financial services company, has secured a $1.5 million investment from Ripple’s Xpring and and the newly established Blockchain Finance Fund.

Coinme, which became the first licensed bitcoin kiosk company in the United States in 2014, is dedicated to helping the world gain access to digital currency.


Tech Companies Will Be Evil When They Can, We Need a New Framework

Blockchain, News, Opinion | September 13, 2019 By:

Hardly a day goes by without an online user data debacle. Some hacks and breaches make the front pages of the few remaining newspapers: Think of the 2013 Target breach, the 2017 Equifax breach, the 2014 celebrity phone hacks, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Other failures and abuses appear in trade press without attracting mainstream notoriety;


Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium Awards First Blockchain Pilot To Data Gumbo

Blockchain, News | September 11, 2019 By:

The OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium has awarded its first contract to implement a pilot blockchain to Houston’s blockchain-as-a-service company Data Gumbo.

The OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium was founded to advance industry blockchain technology learnings for the purpose of defining industry frameworks and solutions enabled by blockchain technology.