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World’s first blockchain bond to be launched

By: Pedro Goncalves | 14 Aug 2018

The World Bank has chosen the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to help organize a new Ethereum blockchain bond denominated in Australian dollars. The bond is projected to…

Trading in Bitcoin illegal in Saudi Arabia

By: Pedro Goncalves | 13 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia has issued a statement saying that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are illegal in the kingdom, in light of a number of websites and social media…

Regulatory bodies consult on creation of Global Financial Innovation Network

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 08 Aug 2018

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has collaborated with 11 regulatory bodies from Europe, the Far East and the US on the creation of a Global Financial…

Swiss banks open for cryptocurrency assets

By: Pedro Goncalves | 06 Aug 2018

Two Swiss banks are accepting money that was generated through business involving cryptocurrencies in a move contrary to what the majority of the banks in the country…

Comment: De-risking cryptos

By: Henry Burrows | 25 Jul 2018

Reputational risks associated with digital currencies call for new due diligence approach, argues Henry Burrows. Last month, the Bank of England warned City bosses that the lure…

Bitcoin prices are climbing again as it hits over $8,000

By: Pedro Goncalves | 25 Jul 2018

Bitcoin broke the $8,000 level for the first time in two months, benefiting from what analysts are saying is a renewed interest in the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin had…

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange officially launches to public

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 Jul 2018

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), which aims to position itself as a world-leading institutional-grade token sale platform and Digital Asset Exchange, officially launched on Monday. The newly…

Cryptocurrencies are ‘undeniably’ mainstream as watchdog backs Bitcoin

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 17 Jul 2018

Cryptocurrencies are now “undeniably part of mainstream finance”, according to the boss of one of deVere Group, the independent financial services organisation. The bold statement from the…

Blockchain-based trade finance launches in Hong Kong

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 Jul 2018

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) will launch a trade finance platform underwritten by blockchain in partnership with China’s Ping An Group. The initiative, which launches in…

Bahamas set to issue own cryptocurrency

By: Pedro Goncalves | 26 Jun 2018

The Central Bank of the Bahamas is planning to create a government-backed pilot cryptocurrency. The announcement was made by Kevin Peter Turnquest, deputy Prime Minister and Finance…

Abu Dhabi launches crypto asset regulatory framework for MENA region

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 25 Jun 2018

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has today launched its framework to regulate spot crypto asset activities, including those undertaken by…

Bitcoin is “worthless” says Bank for International Settlements

By: Pedro Goncalves | 19 Jun 2018

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are “worthless” and a “poor substitute for the solid institutional backing of money.”The claim was made by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS),…

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