CFTC: We’re ‘Diligently’ Working on All Crypto-Related Applications, Including Bakkt’s

The U.S. regulator continues to liaise with representatives despite repeated delays over Bakkt’s launch. United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is actively working to approve multiple crypto-related applications, including for Bitcoin (BTC) futures from institutional trading platform Bakkt. A CFTC commissioner revealed the news in remarks to cryptocurrency news network Blocktv in […]

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Western Union Partners With Stellar Collaborator Thunes for Mobile Wallet Transfers

Financial services provider Western Union is partnering with Stellar collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. The development was announced in an official press […]

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Major Crypto Exchanges Huobi Global and OKEx Launch Support for Tron-Based USDT

Two major crypto exchanges — Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx — have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin USDT. Two major crypto exchanges — Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx — have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin Tether. The developments were announced in two official announcements, both […]

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Bakkt Gets $740 Million Valuation But Investors Have Questions, Sources Reveal

The significant valuation was leaked to the media following Bakkt’s 2018 Series A funding activities. Intercontinental Exchange’s to-be-launched institutional trading platform Bakkt has earned a $740 million valuation after it raised over $180 million in funding last year, anonymous sources told cryptocurrency industry news outlet The Block on March 21. Bakkt, which has yet to […]

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