Perth Mint, InfiGold Launch Gold-Backed Token on Public Blockchain

Australia’s largest precious metal refinery, the Perth Mint, and InfiGold, a fintech startup that digitizes precious metals, have jointly launched a gold-backed digital token. Australia’s largest precious metal refinery, the Perth Mint, and InfiGold, a fintech startup focused on precious metals digitization, have jointly launched a gold-backed digital token. The new ERC-20 token is dubbed […]

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Decentralized Communication Startup New Vector Raises $8.5M

British decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to promote an alternative messaging protocol. London-based decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to drive adoption for Matrix, a major alternative messaging protocol. Slack rival Riot.IM The Matrix protocol, which enables secure communication via end-to-end encrypted messaging applications such as Riot.IM, an […]

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US SEC Rejects Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The United States SEC has rejected a proposal for a Bitcoin ETF from Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected a proposal to list a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). In an announcement on Oct. 9, the Commission stated that the ETF filing from Bitwise Asset Management and […]

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‘Closer Than Ever’ to Bitcoin ETF, Says Bitwise Ahead of SEC Deadline

Executives at Bitwise Asset Management are highly optimistic as the deadline for the U.S. SEC’s decision on their proposed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund nears. Executives at Bitwise Asset Management are highly optimistic as the deadline for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision on their proposed Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) looms on the […]

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Major Exchanges Urge UK Regulator to Not Restrict Crypto Derivatives

The WFE, a global trade association of publicly-regulated exchanges, has appealed to the U.K.’s FCA not to restrict crypto derivatives for retail investors. The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a global trade association of publicly-regulated exchanges, has appealed to the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to not restrict cryptocurrency derivatives for retail investors. The […]

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Coinbase Reinstates Full GBP Support for UK Clients

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase reinstates GBP transfers for its United Kingdom customers. United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase has reinstated GBP transfers for its United Kingdom customers, according to an official announcement on Oct. 3. Coinbase has also added full support for five new crypto assets — Basic Attention Token (BAT), 0x (ZRX), Augur (REP), Stellar […]

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