Month: January 2019

31 Jan, 2019

CEO of Telecoms Giant Swisscom’s Blockchain Unit Steps Down

Daniel Haudenschild, CEO of the blockchain advisory unit at Swiss state-owned telecoms company Swisscom, has left the firm. The CEO of the blockchain advisory unit of Swiss state-owned telecommunications company Swisscom has unexpectedly left the firm, according to a press release on Swisscom’s website, Jan. 30. As major local news outlet Swissinfo reported the same […]
31 Jan, 2019

SBI Reports Financial Results, Recognizes Ripple for Cross Border Payments

SBI Holdings has published its nine-month financial report, recognizing Ripple’s potential in cross-border payments. Japanese finance giant SBI Holdings has released its nine-month financial report today, Jan. 31. In the report for the period ending on Dec. 31, 2018, SBI notes Ripple’s potential for cross-border payments. SBI outlines the implementation of technologies by Ripple (XRP) […]
31 Jan, 2019

Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Files for Creditor Protection

Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX is filing for protection from creditors, a step taken to avoid bankruptcy. In a statement posted to its website nearly a week after the portal became inaccessible, the exchange announced that it had filed “an application for creditor protection in accordance with the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act,” as part of a […]
31 Jan, 2019

Cboe Resubmits the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal for SEC Approval

The race is back on to launch the first U.S. bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), after Cboe resubmitted its joint proposal with VanEck and SolidX. Announced Thursday by VanEck digital asset strategy lead Gabor Gurbacs, the Jan. 30 filing would, if approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), allow the Cboe BZX Exchange to list shares […]
31 Jan, 2019

Prime Trust Undercuts Rivals in Crypto Custody Race

Prime Trust won’t charge its clients to custody digital assets any longer. The Nevada trust company announced Thursday that, effective immediately, it had lowered its fee for storing cryptocurrencies and tokens to $0, in line with what it charges to custody stocks and bonds. Prime Trust began to custody crypto assets last year, when it offered cold storage services […]
31 Jan, 2019

Chainalysis: Darknet Market Activity Nearly Doubled Throughout 2018

Darknet markets are going as strong as ever, if Chainalysis data is to be believed. In its latest Crypto Crime Report, published earlier this week, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis reports that darknet market activity has nearly doubled throughout 2018. After a slump in late 2017 and early 2018 due to the closure of two major […]
31 Jan, 2019

Zebpay Continues European Expansion, Launches EU-Wide Trading Tournament

Cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay is opening new offices in five European countries, increasing its presence on the continent to 26 countries. Launched in 2011 in India, Zebpay grew into one of the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges before shuttering its operation in September 2018, due to the crypto ban in the country. Now, the exchange operates out […]
31 Jan, 2019

SBI Reports Financial Results, Recognizes Ripple for Cross Border Payments

SBI Holdings has published its nine-month financial report, recognizing Ripple’s potential in cross-border payments. Japanese finance giant SBI Holdings has released its nine-month financial report today, Jan. 31. In the report for the period ending on Dec. 31, 2018, SBI notes Ripple’s potential for cross-border payments. SBI outlines the implementation of technologies by Ripple (XRP) […]
31 Jan, 2019

CEO of Telecoms Giant Swisscom’s Blockchain Unit Steps Down

Daniel Haudenschild, CEO of the blockchain advisory unit at Swiss state-owned telecoms company Swisscom, has left the firm. The CEO of the blockchain advisory unit of Swiss state-owned telecommunications company Swisscom has unexpectedly left the firm, according to a press release on Swisscom’s website, Jan. 30. As major local news outlet Swissinfo reported the same […]
31 Jan, 2019

CBOE Re-Applies With US SEC to List Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund

CBOE has re-submitted an application with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a rule change to list a Bitcoin ETF. The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE), along with investment firm VanEck and financial services company SolidX, has re-applied with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a rule change to list […]