Month: August 2019

20 Aug, 2019

How To Get a Loan if Your Credit Score is 610

What is a Credit Score? If you want to take a mortgage loan, get a credit card or buy a car with a loan the lender companies will require you to have a high credit score. But first, let’s define what Credit Score means and how it works.Credit Score is a number representing your trustworthiness […]
20 Aug, 2019

E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Launched Its Own Crypto Exchange

Coinbase confessed that it had put the funds of the traders at risk and stated that they could have lost funds in the latest blog post as we read in the latest cryptocurrency news today. The largest cryptocurrency exchange revealed that an error in the system has managed to save the customer’s information on Coinbase […]
20 Aug, 2019

Hong Kong Demonstrations Strengthen Bitcoin’s Safe-Haven Status

A new Bitcoin skeptic is featured in the latest cryptocurrency news – providing analysis that is contrary to the arguments of the Bitcoin bulls. As the skeptic believes, Bitcoin is not a hedge against anything – much less the stock market. But before we dive in his analysis, let’s explore the term hedge. A “hedge” […]
20 Aug, 2019

Austrian Telecom A1 Accepting Crypto in Select Shops Using Salamantex

Major Austrian telecom operator A1 has started accepting cryptocurrencies as payment in seven selected shops in Austria. Six cryptos accepted Starting from Aug. 19, A1 customers can pay for network services in selected A1 branches using six major cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Litecoin (LTC), Stellar (XLM) and Dash (DASH), according to an official […]
20 Aug, 2019

Facebook-owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia

Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp, is purportedly in preliminary talks with multiple digital payments firms as well as a state-owned bank to launch digital payment services in Indonesia.  Reuters reported that they had learned of this development from anonymous sources on Aug. 20. According to the report, WhatsApp is currently negotiating with transportation booking service Go-Jek, […]
20 Aug, 2019

ICO Rating Settles With SEC Over Alleged Anti-Touting Violations

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Russian analytical agency ICO Rating for $268,998 for violating anti-touting provisions, according to an announcement on Aug. 20. In the announcement, the SEC claimed that ICO Rating violated the anti-touting provisions of Section 17(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 by failing to disclose payments […]
20 Aug, 2019

SEC Settles with ICO Service Over Undisclosed Payments for Positive Reviews

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined Russia-based analytics firm ICORating for failure to disclose payments for positive reviews to various projects. Today the SEC announced a $268,998 settlement with ICORating for projects rated from December 2017 through July 2018. According to the SEC, projects rated by ICORating during that time raised funds through […]
20 Aug, 2019

Japan’s Largest Gift Card Exchange Expanding Internationally With Blockchain Firm

Japan’s largest gift card exchange plans to use blockchain to spur its next phase of growth. Amaten, a secondary marketplace for gift cards, announced a partnership with the Singapore-based cloud computing startup Aelf, according to a statement published August 20. The exchange plans to scale its operations internationally using Aelf’s enterprise-oriented blockchain platform. Founded in 2012, Amaten […]
20 Aug, 2019

Square Crypto Hires Matt Corallo to Boost Bitcoin Development

Square Crypto, the division of the publicly traded payments company that focuses exclusively on bitcoin, just hired one of the world’s most prolific bitcoin developers. Chaincode Labs alum and Blockstream co-founder Matt Corallo previously authored notable efficiency improvements such as the rust-lightning implementation, which makes it easier for users to build and interact with layers […]
20 Aug, 2019

SEC’s Top Crypto Cop Joins Coinbase’s Law Firm

The former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Cyber Unit is moving to private practice. Robert A. Cohen will join the corporate law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as partner. The firm is known for representing several crypto firms including Coinbase, as well as large legacy financial institutions, according to a Wall […]