Blockchain Consortium R3 Launches Corda Network and Independent Governance Foundation

R3 has announced the launch of its Corda Network, which will be operated and governed by a newly-created not-for-profit organization. Enterprise blockchain software firm R3 has announced the launch of its Corda Network, which will be operated and overseen by a newly created not-for-profit organization, the Corda Network Foundation. The announcement was made in an […]

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Genesis Partners With Blockchain Security Firm to Provide Direct Custody Operations

Blockchain security firm BitGo has partnered with Genesis Global Trading to enable direct trading on its custody service. Blockchain security firm BitGo has partnered with Bitcoin (BTC) over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform Genesis Global Trading. The partnership intends to allow clients to trade crypto directly from BitGo custody, according to a press release posted today, Jan. […]

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DBS-owned Indian Bank to Close Account Over Crypto-Related Activity: Report

India’s first digital bank, the DBS-owned Digibank, is allegedly closing accounts involved in crypto-related activity. India’s first digital bank, Digibank, is allegedly closing accounts involved in cryptocurrency-related activity. The claim was made by Twitter user “Indian CryptoGirl” (@Desicryptohodlr) in a tweet posted Jan. 14. As previously reported, the same Twitter user had just recently posted […]

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What We Know About Google Ads Allegedly Blacklisting ‘Ethereum’ as a Keyword

Crypto startup claims that Google Ads has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum.   On Jan. 10, Serbia-based smart contract auditing startup Decenter reported that Google has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform, Google Ads. Google Ads: We can’t confirm that Ethereum is eligible to trigger ads, see our policy Specifically, the startup tweeted […]

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Japan: Seven Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Receive FSA-Issued Licenses in Two Months

Seven applications will be either approved or rejected within two months, according to data recently released by the agency. According to new insight into the Japanese financial agency’s review process of companies applying for a cryptocurrency exchange license, seven applications will be either approved or rejected within two months. Cointelegraph Japan reported on this development […]

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Google Reportedly Blacklists ‘Ethereum’ as a Google Ad Keyword, Startup Claims

Google has reportedly blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum on its advertising platform Google Ads. Google (Alphabet Inc.) has reportedly blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform Google Ads, smart contract auditing startup Decenter tweeted on Jan. 10. The official Google Ads account replied to the tweet stating that cryptocurrency exchanges targeting the United States […]

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ConsenSys Backs Icelandic Startup Co-Founded by Ex-Chair of Country’s Central Bank

ConsenSys has participated in a $2 million seed funding round for Icelandic blockchain startup Monerium, which counts the country’s central bank ex-chairman as a co-founder. Ethereum (ETH) blockchain startup and incubator ConsenSys has participated in a $2 million seed funding round for Iceland-based blockchain startup Monerium, according to a press release from the firm, published […]

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Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has issued an operating license to Coincheck, which lost $530 million due to a hack last year. Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official […]

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Crypto Exchange Seed CX Launches On-Chain Wallet Solution for Institutional Investors

Crypto exchange Seed CX, a Chicago-based platform targeting institutional clients, has launched a new digital asset wallet solution with on-chain settlement. Crypto exchange Seed CX — a Chicago-based licensed platform targeting institutional clients — has launched a digital asset wallet solution with on-chain settlement, according to a press release published Jan. 10.   Seed CX […]

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Venezuelan WTO Request Accuses US of ‘Discriminatory Measures’ Against Petro Coin

Venezuela has requested consultations with the U.S. government in connection with “discriminatory” sanctions against its national digital currency. Venezuela has taken issue with United States sanctions, including those levied against transactions in the country’s national digital currency, the Petro (PTR), according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation request, published Jan. 8. The request, dubbed […]

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