JD.com’s fintech wing partners with PBoC on digital currency projects

China’s e-commerce giant will reportedly help develop apps that support the forthcoming digital renminbi. The tech and payments-focused subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has entered into a partnership with the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China. Local media reported on Sept. 21 that JD Digital Technology and the Digital Currency […]

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Illicit crypto transactions are getting more attention from the government

The IRS has a strong interest in receiving information from informed whistleblowers about offshore crypto accounts and criminal crypto tax activity. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments worldwide to focus on bringing blockchain technology to their financial services, along with the needed regulatory upgrades to keep the burgeoning fintech industry clean. Related: Not like before: […]

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Interview: Caitlin Long and David Kinitsky on crypto’s big win with Kraken Financial bank charter

Avanti CEO and Kraken Financial Managing Director discuss Wyoming’s progressive steps in blockchain regulation San Francisco-based crypto exchange Kraken has become the first cryptocurrency business to receive a charter to operate as a bank in the United States. When seen as part of a larger-scale shift in regulatory attitudes that may help to bring crypto […]

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Report on global blockchain ecosystem by CV VC, PwC and Cointelegraph

PwC, Swiss blockchain investment firm CV VC and Cointelegraph have released a report discussing the current blockchain ecosystem. From enterprise blockchain adoption to the rise of decentralized finance, it seems like the blockchain landscape is constantly evolving in different ways. While impressive, it’s important to understand how blockchain is being applied within various industries. In […]

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DeFi: A shrinking window of opportunity

With regulators unlikely to change old-fashioned rules in favor of the emerging market, DeFi might be burdened under fraud and new portions of restrictions. Over the years, we have seen a lot of trends such as initial coin offerings, initial exchange offerings, security token offerings, decentralized autonomous organizations and many more, but none of these […]

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