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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…

FCA’s crypto study ‘most impactful’ review in modern times

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 11 Apr 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cryptocurrency review will be one of the most impactful regulatory reviews in modern times and will shape the burgeoning crypto market for…

President Trump signs order barring Venezuela’s cryptocurrency

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Mar 2018

In what some observers will see as the latest sign of trouble for the global cryptocurrency industry, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring US…

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