Academic Research / 2:40 pm

Ripple Partners With Chinese University for Blockchain Research Program

Ripple has partnered with a top Chinese university for a blockchain research program. The Institute for Fintech Research (THUIFR) at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced last week that the scholarship program would focus on global regulatory policies and blockchain development. Selected students will also get to participate in corporate visits and events. Ivy Gao, director of […]

Business News / 12:31 pm

Seed CX Launches Spot Bitcoin Trading in Bid for Big-Money Investors

Seed CX has taken its first big step to bring institutional investors to the crypto space. The Chicago-based exchange startup announced Wednesday that it had launched a bitcoin spot trading market for its major clients, offering a regulated platform with “a deep book of liquidity.” Interested clients can access the market through a web API, […]

Cryptocurrency / 10:27 am

Pennsylvania Clarifies That Crypto Exchanges Are Not Money Transmitters

Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) has clarified that crypto exchanges and service providers do not require a money transmission license to operate. The DoBS published the new guidance for the U.S. state’s crypto industry on Wednesday, following a number of enquiries from businesses, it said. The department explained that as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not “money,” […]

AlphaPoint / 8:24 am

R3’s Former Chief Sales Officer Joins Blockchain Startup AlphaPoint

Scott Grayson, former chief sales officer at R3, has joined the blockchain services firm AlphaPoint as a senior vice president for institutional sales. Grayson will be working with large institutions like banks, brokerages, exchanges and private equity firms that want to tokenize assets such as real estate, private equity, securities and loans on a global scale, […]

Bitcoin Cash / 7:23 am

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] escapes the bear as price shoots up by more than 7%

As the cryptocurrency market enters the last week of January, the behavior of tokens have also seen a change as some coins are in the green while others are still bleeding. The sporadic movement has been ongoing for quite some time now, with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] all suffering the […]

Bithumb / 6:22 am

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Seeks US Listing via Reverse Merger Deal

Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is looking to go public in the U.S. through a reverse-merger route. Blockchain Industries, an investment firm focusing on the crypto and blockchain industry and traded on the U.S over-the-counter markets, announced Tuesday that it had signed a binding letter of intent (LoI) agreement with Singapore-based BTHMB […]

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