Signature Bank Wins New York Approval for ‘Real-Time’ Blockchain Payments

New York-based Signature Bank is launching a digital payments platform built on a blockchain architecture to streamline real-time payments. Announced Tuesday, the Signet platform will allow the bank’s customers to...
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Swiss Regulator’s ‘Relaxed’ Fintech License Covers Blockchain Firms

Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has introduced a new fintech license with “relaxed” requirements that is applicable to blockchain and cryptocurrency-based firms. The regulator announced Monday that the new license...
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Fidelity, Bitmain and More Invest $27 Million in Crypto Trading Platform ErisX

Crypto trading platform ErisX has closed a Series B funding round that raised $27.5 million, the company said Tuesday. Bitmain, ConsenSys, Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures and Monex Group participated in...
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$35 Million: Sequoia, Baidu Back Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Project

A group of university professors and researchers including a Turing award winner have raised $35 million for a non-profit foundation that will support the development of a new blockchain network....
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Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

Mohammad Ghorbaniyan says he’s been wrongfully blacklisted. An Iranian bitcoin trader, Ghorbaniyan was among the wallet holders whose names and blockchain addresses were added to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office...
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Closing on $4k: Bitcoin Price Recovers From One-Week Lows



A quick recovery from one-week lows seen today may have helped bitcoin (BTC) avert a bigger sell-off, but the bulls are not out of the woods yet. The leading cryptocurrency...
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Singapore Government Agency Backs New Blockchain Accelerator

Enterprise Singapore, a government agency set up to develop the startup ecosystem, is supporting a new blockchain accelerator program called Tribe Accelerator. Announced Tuesday by TRIVE Ventures, an early stage...
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Chinese Crypto Billionaire to Help Lead Hong-Kong-Listed Blockchain Firm

Veteran Chinese crypto investor Li Xiaolai has joined a blockchain firm listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as an executive director and co-CEO, effective Dec. 3. The company, Grandshores...
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US Government Interested in Tracking Privacy Coins, New Document Shows

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to know if tracking transactions conducted using privacy coins is feasible. A new pre-solicitation document published by the DHS Small Business Innovation...
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G20 Leaders Pledge Crypto-Asset Regulation After Buenos Aires Meeting

Leaders from the Group of 20 nations reiterated their pledge to regulate “crypto-assets” as part of a communique released Sunday after a meeting in Buenos Aires. In a declaration titled...
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Thai Government Trials Blockchain in Fight Against Tax Fraud

A government agency in Thailand is trialing blockchain tech as a means to track value-added tax (VAT) payments in the country. According to a  report  from the Bangkok Post on...
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Ohio Accelerators to Pump Over $100 Million into Blockchain Startups

Two startup accelerators in the U.S. state of Ohio are reportedly to invest more than $100 million into blockchain firms. According to a report from Cleveland.com on Monday, JumpStart, an...
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GM Patent Touts Blockchain As Data Solution for Self-Driving Cars

General Motors (GM) may be eyeing a blockchain platform to manage data from future fleets of automated cars. A patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...
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Bitcoin Price Could Snap Three-Year Winning Streak in December



Bitcoin (BTC) may break its three-year December winning streak unless prices convincingly cross key resistance at $4,410 in the next few days. The leading cryptocurrency by market value gained 14...
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Security Token Offerings ‘Illegal,’ Says Beijing Financial Watchdog

Huo Xuewen, chief of Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Finance, has warned projects against holding security token offerings (STOs). At a recent wealth management forum hosted by the bureau on Saturday,...
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Crypto Winter Is Here and We Only Have Ourselves to Blame


Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in  CoinDesk Weekly...
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UK Funds Facilitator to Roll Out Blockchain Settlements in 2019

Calastone, a London-based transaction network for investment funds, is looking to move its entire settlements system to a blockchain by May 2019. According to a Financial Times  report  on Sunday, Calastone,...
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Ping An’s New Pitch for Blockchain: Shared Ledger, But Banks Keep Clients

Ping An, the Chinese insurance giant that built the eTradeFinance blockchain, is modifying the platform to give its 12 participating banks more control over customer relationships. Frank Lu, head of...
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Get Ready for Crypto Sanctions Enforcement

Beau Barnes and Jake Chervinsky of Kobre & Kim LLP are litigators and government enforcement defense attorneys who specialize in disputes and investigations related to digital assets. This article is...
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Banking Giant State Street Is Waiting on Client Demand for Crypto Custody

State Street, one the largest institutional custodians on the planet, said there is no sense of urgency – at the moment, at least – from clients for the firm to move...
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