Crypto Remains Unregulated in Russia — Lots of Talk but No Action

Russian authorities are poised to introduce several prohibitive measures, yet feasibility and enforcement mechanisms raise questions. At the end of November, news surfaced that Russian cryptocurrency users, who have been operating in a regulatory gray zone, could soon be at risk as the nation’s financial authorities reportedly join forces to outlaw Continue Reading

Fidelity Launching Crypto Services in Europe, Citing ‘Significant Interest’

Fidelity Investments is expanding its crypto services to European clients after seeing increasing potential in this market. The expansion builds upon the company’s U.S. crypto business. “We’ve seen significant interest and engagement by the institutional community, which show no signs of slowing,” the company revealed. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – Continue Reading

Circle Sells OTC Desk to Kraken to Focus On Stablecoin

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced that it has acquired Circle’s over-the-counter desk, Circle Trading. San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced that it has acquired Circle’s over-the-counter (OTC) desk. In a Dec. 17 blog post, Kraken said that the company has bought “one of the most recognized OTC desks in Continue Reading

Stanford Funds Blockchain Startup Touted as ‘the Microsoft for Blockchain’

Blockchain startup Alchemy gathers funding from several large investors, including Stanford and Charles Schwab. Blockchain infrastructure startup Alchemy has garnered investments from multiple notable mainstream entities, including Stanford University, as well as leaders from other top businesses. Alchemy, a startup focused on providing blockchain infrastructure, as well as other tools Continue Reading

Coinfloor’s CEO Explains Decision to Delist All Crypto but Bitcoin to Cointelegraph

London-based exchange Coinfloor will delist all cryptocurrencies but Bitcoin to focus on Bitcoin only services from Jan. 3, 2020. London-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor will delist all cryptocurrencies but Bitcoin (BTC) to focus on Bitcoin only services in January. The United Kingdom’s oldest crypto exchange will delist all cryptos including the Continue Reading

ISIS Turns to Blockchain-Based Messaging App Following Telegram Ban

ISIS experiments with blockchain-based messaging app BCM to share videos and propaganda after being banned from Telegram. Terrorist organization ISIS has turned to blockchain technology to anonymously spread videos and propaganda to thousands of people worldwide. A Vice report on Dec. 13th noted that experts who track ISIS’s activities online Continue Reading