Author: Benjamin Pirus

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: Feb. 9 – Feb. 15 in Review

CoinTelegraph

This past week in Japan, native exchange Bitpoint released data showing a massive deficit from 2019, Japan’s Financial Services Agency mentioned upcoming tightened regulations, Japanese and European central banks researched distributed ledger technology, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party chairman expressed fears Read More

CFTC Charges Colorado Resident With Fraud in Crypto Ponzi Scheme

CoinTelegraph

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed charges against a Colorado native and associated investment company on fraud charges. Denver local Breonna Clark, along with Colorado-based Venture Capital Investments Ltd., face civil action from the CFTC for defrauding investors, Read More

It’s No 100x, But It’ll Do: Coinbase Pro Re-Releases 3x Leverage

CoinTelegraph

Coinbase Pro, the cryptocurrency trading platform arm of U.S.-based exchange Coinbase, has unveiled margin trading for select customers.  Active Coinbase Pro users in 23 states can now trade with leverage on Coinbase Pro, according to the company’s blog announcement on Read More

Continuing Its Crypto Market Takeover, Binance Fires Up BNB Futures

CoinTelegraph

Crypto exchange unicorn Binance will launch Binance Coin (BNB) futures trading on Feb. 10. As the 17th cryptocurrency available on Binance’s futures trading branch, BNB comes with 50x leverage, paired against Tether’s USDT stablecoin, Binance detailed in a Feb. 7 Read More

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: Jan. 26–Feb. 1 in Review

CoinTelegraph

This week in Japan, SBI Holdings’ president said to watch for central bank digital currencies, or CBDC, Coincheck exchange tallied top app downloads for exchanges is 2019, Japan’s central bank head forecasted CBDC demand, a Japanese political party proposed blockchain Read More

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: Jan. 20–24 in Review

CoinTelegraph

This week’s headlines from Japan include several central banks collaborating on digital currency research, Binance removing the Japanese yen from its platform, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party investigating digital assets, comments from Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister on digital currency research importance, Read More

Oklahoma Senator Working on Bill for State-Backed Blockchain Institution

CoinTelegraph

Oklahoma senator Nathan Dahm wrote a new bill for his state which looks to build a state-backed innovative financial institution around blockchain technology, establishing a new classification of institutions. Dated Jan. 15, 2020, the bill noted that the state-chartered financial Read More

Australia’s Oldest Crypto Exchange Joins Growing Roster of Kraken Acquisitions

CoinTelegraph

U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken has acquired Australia’s oldest crypto exchange.  In a recent development, Kraken announced its acquisition of Bit Trade, an Australia-based crypto exchange formed in 2013, in a Jan. 14 press release on Kraken’s blog.  The Bit Trades Read More

Crypto Derivatives Exchange Leaves EU for Panama, Expands KYC

CoinTelegraph

Crypto derivatives exchange Deribit is leaving the European Union for Panama to avoid new AML rules while changing its Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.  Deribit B.V., the current Netherlands-based company responsible for the Deribit.com exchange, will officially delegate the trading Read More

$17M Funding Round in Startup to Bring Blockchain Tech Into ETFs

CoinTelegraph

As a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) continue to elude U.S. markets, one startup has secured $17 million that seem earmarked to bring blockchain tech to ETFs. WisdomTree announced investment in a startup called Securrency Inc., one of the top institutional-grade Read More

Though ‘Intriguing,’ Crypto Won’t Dethrone Dollar, Says IMF Economist

CoinTelegraph

Digital currencies have gained prominence over the last few years, although such options will not budge the U.S. dollar from its seat of prominence, according to chief economist International Monetary Fund (IMF) Gita Gopinath. “Improvements in payment technology may have Read More

Largest South Korean Telecom Company Issues Blockchain-Based Local Currency in Busan

CoinTelegraph

South Korea’s biggest telecom company, KT, just announced the launch of a local blockchain-based currency for one of the country’s largest cities, which will reportedly go live on Dec. 30.  Local news outlet dongA reported on Dec. 19: “Dongbaekjeon is Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Launches UK Branch In Line With Local Laws

CoinTelegraph

Fidelity Investments’ cryptocurrency branch Fidelity Digital Assets is expanding to the United Kingdom. “We plan to provide our services to European institutional investors through our U.K.-registered entity, Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd,” a Fidelity Digital Assets representative told Cointelegraph on Dec. Read More