Institute of Decentralized Economics Launches in UK to Study Blockchain Economic Systems

The London-based Institute of Decentralized Economics has launched and will study blockchain-based economic systems and their impact on existing institutions. The Institute of Decentralized Economics (IDE) has opened in London, the United Kingdom on Feb. 14, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The think tank, which is dedicated to the study of blockchain-based […]

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UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority reported that investment scams’ losses amounted to over $255 million in 2018. The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted in total to over £197 million ($255 million) in 2018. The agency reported the losses in an official press […]

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Kraken Buys UK Exchange Crypto Facilities for at Least $100 Million

Crypto Facilities will continue operating from London under its new owner, Kraken, following a “nine-figure deal.” United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency exchange and futures provider Crypto Facilities, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 4. Crypto Facilities, which began operating in 2015, is fully regulated by the U.K.’s Financial […]

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Major UK Public Transport Provider Partners With Crypto Startup for Loyalty Program

Major U.K. public transport provider Go-Ahead Group Plc. is partnering with a blockchain startup on a tokenized rewards system for rail customers. Major United Kingdom public transport provider Go-Ahead Group Plc. is partnering with blockchain startup DOVU to introduce a tokenized rewards system for rail customers, TechCrunch reported Feb. 1. Listed on the FTSE 250 […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 21–27: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

The CBOE has withdrawn their BTC ETF rule change application, while Wyoming introduces crypto-friendly legislation. Top Stories This Week CBOE Withdraws BTC ETF Rule Exchange Request From SEC Amid Gov’t Shutdown The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has withdrawn its request for a rule change from the United States Securities and Exchange […]

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From the UK to Malaysia: How Countries Have Been Classifying Crypto Across the World

The U.K.’s financial watchdog has released a detailed consultation paper on regulation of crypto. On Jan. 23, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA), the domestic financial regulator, released a 50-page-long consultation paper dubbed “Guidance on Cryptoassets.” As the U.K. seems to be moving closer toward rolling out a definitive regulatory framework, it is time […]

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International Police Collaboration Leads to Arrest of Suspect in $11 Million IOTA Theft

Following international police collaboration, a 36-year-old individual suspected of the theft of over $11 million in IOTA has been arrested. Following international police collaboration, a 36-year-old individual suspected of the theft of over $11 million in IOTA, as well as fraud and money laundering, has been arrested on Jan. 24. Europol published a statement detailing […]

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