UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone Switches Entire System to Blockchain

Calastone announced that it switched its entire system for fund trade clearing services to its blockchain infrastructure. London-based global funds network Calastone announced that it switched its entire system for fund trade clearing services to its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI) in a press release published on May 20. Per the release, the migration of […]

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UK Gov’t-Led Jurisdiction Team to Define Status of Crypto Under English Private Law

The United Kingdom Jurisdiction Taskforce started a public consultation to develop a basis for the mainstream use of crypto. A British government-led jurisdiction team has launched a public consultation to determine the status of crypto assets under English private law, according to an official statement on May 9. In the document, the United Kingdom Jurisdiction […]

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UK Watchdog Allows Three Blockchain Firms to Join Regulatory Sandbox

Three blockchain-focused firms are among the latest 29 companies accepted into the U.K. financial watchdog’s regulatory sandbox. The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has allowed three blockchain-based businesses to join the latest cohort of its regulatory sandbox, the organization announced on April 29. Diro Labs is one of the blockchain-driven companies accepted by the FCA for performing […]

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US Rapper Lil Pump Starts Accepting Bitcoin via Lightning Network on Merchandise Store

The teenage rapper, who has tens of millions of fans on social media, is now accepting Lightning Network payments for merchandise. American rapper Lil Pump has started accepting bitcoin (BTC) payments through his merchandise store Unhappy, according to his website. Fans of the 18-year-old, known for his catchphrase “Esskeetit” and his most recent album Harverd […]

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