Report: Unrest Over Tether Instability Causing Outflow into Bitcoin

As fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) surrounding leading stablecoin cryptocurrency Tether mounts, capital has begun to flow out of Tether and into Bitcoin and other competiting stablecoins, according to a new report. Diar: Trading Flows from Tether to Bitcoin Due to Continued FUD Cryptocurrency market research firm Diar has, in their latest research report, put […]

The Past Month, Bitcoin Has Been Less Volatile Than NASDAQ, DOW and S&P 500

In what is a rare, time-sensitive window, bitcoin’s volatility since September 14, 2018 has been less than that of the most popular indexes from traditional finance sectors. Bitcoin seems to have found a temporary bottom relative to its incredible bull run that saw bitcoin’s price increase more than 1,200% in 2017 alone. 2018, however, has […]

Japanese Financial Services Authority Approves Self-Regulation for Crypto

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has granted self-regulatory status to the country’s cryptocurrency industry, giving the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) authority to oversee the space, according to a Reuters report. The FSA approval, which was granted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, gives the association the power to regulate the sector, safeguard customer assets, […]

A New Australian Dollar-Backed Stablecoin Slated to Launch on Stellar

Utility billing and payment services provider Novatti is launching a new Australian dollar (AUD)-backed stablecoin known as the Novatti AUD Utility Token on the Stellar Network.   As the platform’s tokens are tied to Australian dollars, all units in circulation will have an equal, matching reserve of AUD, allowing investors to use the currency freely without […]

NYSE Owner’s Bitcoin Futures Market Will Open in Mid-December

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), will list its highly-anticipated bitcoin futures contract in less than two months, on December 12. Known as a physically-settled daily futures contract, the contracts will be backed by actual bitcoins held in ICE’s Digital Asset Warehouse. According to a press release, each futures contract […]

Samsung Partners with Dutch Bank and Port to Pilot Blockchain Solution for Shipping Industry

Samsung has announced a partnership with Dutch bank ABN AMRO and Rotterdam Port Authority to build a shipping and logistics business based on distributed ledger technology. Samsung’s NexLedger to Test Compatibility with R3’s Corda in Pilot Project for Shipping Industry The South Korean technology giant will be responsible for linking its blockchain platform Nexledger to […]

SEC Suspends Cryptocurrency-Related OTC Stock for False Claims

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) this morning suspended trading in the securities of American Retail Group, Inc (OTC: ARBG) as a result of allegations that the company made false statements involving cryptocurrency, including that it had partnered with an “SEC-qualified custodian.” The accompanying statement from the agency references two August 2018 press releases from the Nevada-based […]

Bakkt’s Futures Platform Slated to Begin Trading in December

Almost a year to the day after the CBOE and CME launched their own bitcoin futures products, the Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt platform is heralding the launch of its own futures on December 12, though the platform is still pending approval from the Commodity Futures Trade Commission. Originally slated for November, Bakkt was announced in August […]