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The U.K.’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange has become the first company to be licensed by Gibraltar’s progressive blockchain legislation. The rules are a first for Europe and highlight the British Overseas Territory’s commitment to exploring technological innovations. Gibraltar Focusing on “Quality Not Quantity,” Coinfloor Proves Itself Worthy According to a report in the Financial Times, Coinfloor has …

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Lightning Network has certainly inspired the home-brew hardware and software community to develop case-of-use scenarios for its micro-payments.  On Yer Bike Following Poketoshi, a Coke vending machine, and a real Swiss cafe, a German hacker has now developed a lightning-powered e-bike. The bike is a pretty standard 28-inch gents model, with an electronic conversion kit retrofitted. The …

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Japanese electronics giant Sony has developed a new blockchain-based digital rights management system that may see commercial rollout. According to a press release from the firm Monday, the system will help manage copyright-related information for digital content, citing educational content as a prime use case. The firm states that, with content rights management currently largely …

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Financial services provider Fidelity Investments is launching a cryptocurrency trading and storage platform. Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC will provide cryptocurrency custody and trading services for enterprise clients, the company announced Monday. Tom Jessup, who is heading up the new division, announced the platform at Bloomberg’s Institutional Crypto event. It hopes to draw institutional investors, including …

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Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching in a new office in the capital of Ireland. Coinbase vice president of operations and technology Tina Bhatnagar announced late Monday that the exchange is opening a new office in Dublin, Ireland in response to customer growth in the EU. What’s more, it’s a helpful backstop against the looming exit of the …

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The CEO of Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) forthcoming cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt has said she wants to deliver a “revolution” in the sector in a similar way to energy trading fifteen years ago. Crypto ‘Revolution’ Matches Early 2000s Energy Market Speaking to Fortune following news Bakkt had hired former Coinbase vice president Adam White as COO, …

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The world’s very first cryptocurrency related initial public offering (IPO) has been announced by investment company headquartered in the Cayman Islands. The initiative attempts to widen the exposure of investors to different cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and digital assets in general. $900 Million Cryptocurrency Related IPO Epoch Partners Limited, an investment company with headquarters in the Cayman …

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On the heels of a massive 10% price jump in Bitcoin (BTC) 00 and after a rocky week for the stock market, Fidelity has announced plans to store and trade digital currencies for their institutional clients. Currently, Fidelity manages $7.2 trillion dollars in total assets, and services more than 27 million customers. Fidelity is leading the …

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London-based multinational investment bank agiant Barclays has reportedly halted work on its cryptocurrency trading project. Barclays Stops Cryptocurrency Trading Project  One of the leading multinational investment banks Barclays has put its work on a cryptocurrency trading project to an end or “on ice,” Financial News London reports, citing two people familiar with the matter. Earlier this year, …

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Carlson Tong Ka-shing believes Hong Kong needs a more robust regulatory framework for cryptocurrency trading. The soon-to-be former head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has called for greater emphasis on investor protection in the volatile virtual currency trading arena. Blanket Cryptocurrency Trading Ban isn’t the Right Approach Speaking to South China …

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