Author: Kevin Helms

Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Launches With Range of Services – Bitcoin News

SEBA Bank is now fully operational with a range of services to bridge the gap between the crypto world and traditional banking. Licensed in Switzerland, the bank’s crypto services include asset management, trading, custody, and financing. Its wallet app, e-banking, Read More

Hong Kong Now Offers Opt-In Regulation to Crypto Exchanges – Bitcoin News

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has established a new regulatory framework that allows crypto exchanges to opt-in to be licensed and regulated. Starting Wednesday, centralized trading platforms can apply for a license, providing they meet certain requirements including adequate Read More

Finland Approves First 5 Crypto Service Providers – Bitcoin News

Finland’s crypto regulation is now in full effect. The first five crypto service providers have been approved to legally operate in the country, the Finnish financial regulator confirmed to The grace period for operating without registration has expired. Also Read More

China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

Officially Bullish on blockchain technology, China is now reportedly censoring anti-blockchain sentiment. Meanwhile, a popular Chinese app with over 100 million active users has recommended a course on bitcoin, blockchain, and smart contracts. The app is designed to teach “Xi Read More

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund – Bitcoin News

A commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than Read More

Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Legalize Crypto – Bitcoin News

A South Korean presidential committee is pushing for the government to establish legal status for cryptocurrency to stay competitive globally. So far, the government’s policies have been risk-focused to curb speculation, which the committee says must change. Also read: China Read More

China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain – Bitcoin News

China has been on a roll with a series of crypto-related announcements. President Xi Jinping’s speech to accelerate the development of blockchain technology in China was followed by the passing of a cryptography bill. Meanwhile, China’s Center for Information and Read More

Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Accelerate on Positive Sentiments – Bitcoin News

Cryptocurrency trading volumes in India have accelerated despite regulatory uncertainty and banking restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Global trading platforms and service providers have also been expanding their operations to serve Indian users. Also read: Mistakes Read More

Bank Crisis Spreads in India – Deaths, Strike, Supreme Court Denial – Bitcoin News

The Indian banking sector is facing multiple challenges. Customers of several cooperative banks are still struggling to withdraw their money, and deaths have been reported in connection with withdrawal restrictions. Meanwhile, some 300,000 state-run bank employees are on strike against Read More

‘No-Deal Brexit Huge Positive for UK Cryptocurrency’ – How Brexit Could Affect the Industry – Bitcoin News

British lawmakers have voted to postpone a crucial Brexit vote and forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the EU for an extension. talked to the CEO of a local crypto exchange to find out the effects a no-deal Read More

Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool – Bitcoin News

A research paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows how negative interest rates could become an important policy tool for fighting future economic downturns. The paper examines the market response to the introduction of negative interest Read More