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Bahrain’s digital currency exchange Rain eyes GCC launch next year

By: Pedro Goncalves | 11 Oct 2018

A Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange is set to expand in the GCC, aiming to secure a full operational licence across the region by 2019. The platform will allow…

Switzerland’s Crypto Valley gets blockchain incubator

By: Pedro Goncalves | 20 Sep 2018

Private investors and consulting firm Lakeside Partners have formed an incubator for blockchain companies in Zug as Switzerland’s Crypto Valley continues to grow. There are already 600…

UK’s proposed ‘crypto police’ policy welcomed by deVere

By: Gary Robinson | 19 Sep 2018

The UK Treasury Select Committee has recommended that crypto-assets should be regulated – a point that demonstrates a move into mainstream finance with the sector likely to…

No timeline in sight for Cayman blockchain-specific regulations

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 31 Aug 2018

The government of the Cayman Islands has yet to formalise a timeframe for introducing much-needed legislation for the Caribbean jurisdiction’s increasingly successful blockchain sector, a conference heard…

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…

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…

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…

Carey Olsen supports NZ crypto investment fund

By: Gary Robinson | 23 May 2018

Carey Olsen has advised Techemy Capital Limited on the launch of HODL 1 LP – a closed-ended fund vehicle targeting investments into private-sale stage initial coin offerings…

HSBC makes world’s first blockchain-based trade finance transaction

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 May 2018

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services companies, announced yesterday it had performed the first commercially viable trade finance transaction using blockchain technology anywhere…

Commonwealth Bank CFO leaving to run Cayman cryptocurrency firm

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 14 May 2018

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) chief financial officer has resigned to run a $12bn cryptocurrency firm based in the Cayman Islands. Rob Jesudason, who has resigned…

One in five UHNWIs now exposed to cryptocurrencies: Knight Frank

By: Gary Robinson | 27 Apr 2018

More than one in five of the world’s richest people are now invested in, or are about to make investments, in cryptocurrencies, according to property and wealth specialists Knight…

Swiss-Asia launches cryptocurrency hedge fund in Singapore

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 20 Apr 2018

Swiss-Asia Financial Services has announced the launch of its first cryptocurrency fund, in Singapore. The Kryptos Alpha Fund is an absolute return cryptocurrency hedge fund aiming to…

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