Crypto And Blockchain Included In Canadian Securities Administrators’ 2019-2022 Business Plan

Blockchain, News, Regulation | June 18, 2019 By:

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has published its plans for the next three years, which include cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

In its Business Plan for 2019-2022, the CSA said that it is considering the implications of emerging technologies, such as the growing influence of social media and innovation in distributed ledger technology (DLT),


Cryptocurrencies Could Be Used For Terrorism Financing – Philippines Central Bank Governor

News, Regulation | June 12, 2019 By:

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, said that it will continue to address the risks brought about by the growing use of cryptocurrencies in the country.

BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said in a statement that he is not fully convinced about the use of cryptocurrencies in the country since they could be used to fund terrorism.


Crypto Security Startup Fireblocks Raises $16M USD In Series A Funding

Investing, News | June 12, 2019 By:

Crypto security startup Fireblocks has raised $16 million in Series A funding round led by Cyberstarts, Tenaya Capital, Eight Roads (the investment arm of Fidelity International), Swisscom Ventures and MState.

Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform for financial institutions that need to streamline digital asset trading operations – without sacrificing security.


Russia May Introduce Fines For Crypto Mining

News, Regulation | June 11, 2019 By:

Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, said that they are considering introducing administrative penalties for crypto mining by the end of this month.

In an interview with local media outlet TASS, Aksakov said that operations related to cryptocurrencies are not covered by the Russian laws and will be considered as illegal,