The McAfee Alliance, founded by crypto influencer John McAfee, is a movement aiming to unite the crypto industry,
The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Brazil’s antitrust regulator, is investigating six major national banks for allegedly using their market position to undermine the performance of crypto brokers.
In June of this year, the Brazilian Association for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (ABCB) filed an administrative motion against the country’s largest banks,
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said that the institution is not issuing a digital currency any time soon.
In a letter to a member of the European Parliament, Drghi said the ECB has no plan to issue a digital currency because blockchain technology is still fragile and the use of physical cash is still high in the euro zone.
Internet giant Google has reportedly removed three major crypto wallets from its Play Store without any notice given to developers.
Among the delisted wallets were Bitcoin.com‘s Bitcoin Wallet, BitPay wallet, and the BitPay-owned CoPay wallet. According to reports, Bitcoin.com is back online and BitPay is working to be on the Play Store again.
Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin has expanded its token-to-token trading platform into 20 new US states.
Established in China in 2013, OKCoin is known as first regulated digital asset exchanges. In October 2017, the company ceased its operations because of a Chinese government ban on crypto-to-fiat trading.
Kiyotaka Sasaki, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) vice commissioner for policy coordination, said that the agency will be expanding its team focused on crypto-related activities next year.
During a study group meeting centered on cryptocurrency, Sasaki said that the FSA currently has a team of 30 people monitoring the local crypto indusrty.
Cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has raised $15 million in a Series B funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to date to over $25 million. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures.
Seed CX claims to be the first licensed crypto exchange to offer institutional trading and settlement for both spot market and derivatives regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Crypto trading platform ShapeShift has announced that it will be shutting down its decentralized portfolio platform Prism next month.
Launched in closed beta last year, Prism provides users with the ability to secure a basket of cryptocurrencies without exposure to third-party risk.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) about the risks of issuing a national cryptocurrency.
In February of this year, Marshall Islands, a country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, passed the Declaration and Issuance of the Sovereign Currency Act 2018.
Huobi Japan Holding, a wholly owned subsidiary of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, has agreed to acquire majority stake in Japanese crypto exchange BitTrade.
BitTrade is one of 16 crypto exchanges licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). In June of this year,