Author: Helen Partz

British financial advisor calls on the gov’t to ban crypto transactions

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Neil Liversidge, a veteran financial advisor, has called on the government of the United Kingdom to ban transactions in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). Liversidge, the owner of the independent financial advisory firm West Riding Personal Financial Solutions, started a petition Read More

Arxnovum files Bitcoin ETF application with Canadian securities regulators

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Canadian investment fund manager Arxnovum Investments has filed a prospectus for a new Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund, or ETF, in Canada. On Jan. 11, the company filed a stack of preliminary documents for the Arxnovum Bitcoin ETF with Canada’s Ontario Read More

Livecoin exchange goes offline after Bitcoin price reportedly exceeds $320K

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Livecoin, a lesser-known Russian cryptocurrency exchange, has abruptly halted operations in the aftermath of an alleged hacker attack on Christmas day. According to Livecoin’s main page, the exchange has suffered a “carefully planned attack” causing the platform to lose control Read More

Riot Blockchain buys 15K Bitmain Antminers, expects 65% hash rate increase

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Riot Blockchain, a Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company, has inked another deal with Chinese mining giant Bitmain to buy 15,000 Antminers. According to a Dec. 21 announcement, the Colorado-based firm expects the new purchase will contribute a 65% increase to its Read More

Waves Enterprise partners with Ontology to fix blockchain e-voting

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Waves Enterprise, a major technology company specializing in blockchain-based solutions for businesses and governments, has inked a new partner to streamline its e-voting service. According to a Dec. 16 announcement, Waves Enterprise has signed a memorandum of understanding with blockchain Read More

WEF tests tracking carbon emissions with blockchain technology

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The World Economic Forum is progressing with its blockchain-based project tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. According to a Dec. 15 announcement, the WEF’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative, or MMBI, has released a proof-of-concept to trace carbon emissions for mining Read More

Italian Banca Generali to debut crypto services next year

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Major Italian private bank, Banca Generali, is planning to introduce cryptocurrency services in 2021. According to a Dec. 15 announcement, Banca Generali has entered a corporate and commercial partnership with Conio — a fintech company providing traditional financial institutions with solutions Read More

Swiss crypto bank Sygnum tokenizes shares and prepares for public offering

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Sygnum, a major cryptocurrency bank in Switzerland, has successfully tokenized its shares on a blockchain in preparation for its upcoming public sale. According to an official Dec. 14 announcement, the bank tokenized its shares using a proprietary tokenization platform called Read More

France moves to ban anonymous crypto accounts to prevent money laundering

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French financial authorities are strengthening the country’s cryptocurrency regulations in a move to prevent illicit activities like money laundering and terrorism financing. On Dec. 9, several ministries in France jointly introduced an order aiming to prevent anonymous digital asset transactions Read More

Japanese SBI and Swiss SIX plan joint crypto venture in Singapore

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Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, and Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings have announced a joint cryptocurrency-related venture. According to a Dec. 8 announcement, the firms’ digital asset-related subsidiaries, SIX Digital Exchange and SBI Digital Asset Holdings, are launching Read More

Oldest Bitcoin mining pool ‘immortalizes’ bullish Reuters headline

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Slush Pool, the world’s oldest mining pool, put a Reuters headline about Bitcoin’s 2020 bull run in a block on Dec. 2. “Dollar plummets on U.S. stimulus hopes; Bitcoin hits all-time peak” is now part of Bitcoin block number 659678. Announcing the news on Read More

Coinbase executed MicroStrategy’s $425M Bitcoin purchase in September 2020

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Coinbase, the United States’ largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced that itfacilitated one of the largest institutional Bitcoin (BTC) purchases in 2020. According to an official announcement, Coinbase was selected as the primary execution partner for MicroStrategy’s $425 million purchase of Bitcoin Read More

Russia’s Gazprombank debuts Bitcoin trading in Switzerland

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Gazprombank Switzerland, a subsidiary of one of the largest banks in Russia, has piloted its Bitcoin (BTC) transaction service following regulatory approval by Swiss regulators. According to a Nov. 19 announcement, Gazprombank will provide its new cryptocurrency solution in collaboration Read More