Pushing for Crypto Self-Regulation Amid Tightening Government Scrutiny

With government regulations becoming more stringent, crypto businesses are coming together to form self-regulating bodies for the industry. Self-regulation is once again a trending topic in the cryptocurrency landscape as major exchange platforms have announced the creation of self-regulated organizations (SROs) to achieve some standardization in digital currency governance. Government regulators across various jurisdictions continue to […]

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Blockchain Healthcare Firm Wins US National Science Foundation Grant

SimplyVital Health has received a $225,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to research means of reducing healthcare costs. New England-based blockchain firm SimplyVital Health, Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to research integration of its protocol Nexus with the Graphene protocol. The NSF awarded the […]

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UK’s Central Bank Establishes Provisions for Facebook’s Libra

The United Kingdom’s central bank has singled out provisions for Facebook’s yet-to-be-released Libra stablecoin. The United Kingdom’s central bank has established provisions that Facebook’s yet-to-be-released Libra stablecoin must comply with in order to be issued in the country. The Bank of England presented its latest Financial Policy Summary and Record at a Financial Policy Committee […]

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Crypto Debit Card Firm Cryptopay Launches UK Bank Transfers With British Pound

Crypto wallet and debit card service company Cryptopay now offers transfers with the British Pound through the Faster Payments Scheme. Crypto wallet and debit card service company Cryptopay now offers transfers with the British Pound (GBP) through the Faster Payments Scheme. Cryptopay revealed the development in a press release with Cointelegraph on Oct. 9, specifying […]

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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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