The governor of Malaysia's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), has provided more detail on its upcoming regulatory framework aimed to counter the illicit uses of cryptocurrencies. In statements made today at a counter-terrorism financing...
The State Bank of India (SBI) plans to beta test a Blockchain-based smart contracts system that was developed by the BankChain consortium in December 2017. The consortium, which was launched in February, is composed of 27 banks that aim to develop Blockchain solutions for the banking industry in...
Ben Lawsky, the former New York Superintendent of Financial Services who spearheaded the BitLicense regulatory framework while in office, has joined startup Ripple's board of directors. According to a press release from Tuesday,...
The Russian minister of communications and mass media said yesterday that the country will not consider the legalization of digital currencies like bitcoin. According to state-owned news service TASS, Nikolai Nikiforov stated: "Bitcoin is...
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Prosecutors in the Russian state of Tatarstan have issued a warning to a local businessman about two bitcoin ATMs. In a statement from Nov. 16, the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Tatarstan...
Having clocked an eleven-day high on Sunday, the price of ether, ethereum's native token, may have more gains ahead. As per CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency rose to $371.29 yesterday – its highest level since...
In another win for the adoption of Blockchain technology into the banking and finance world, top hedge fund AQR ($208 bln under management) has announced that it will begin investigating how to incorporate the nascent technology into its trading platforms.The company hopes to use the technology to make its internal systems...
Dr. Paul Ennis is an assistant professor at The Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organization at University College Dublin, specializing in bitcoin and blockchain studies. In this opinion piece, Dr. Ennis takes readers...
Stakeholders in the burgeoning market for initial coin offerings (ICOs) have reached consensus: the practice of presales needs to be reformed. Originally conceived as a way to bootstrap new tokens by covering their...