Unrestricted access to financial services is one of the main preconditions for achieving economic freedom. However, large portions of the planet’s population, especially in the developing world, remain excluded from the traditional banking system.
Move over stickers and games: Japanese messaging app firm Line has announced it’s raising around 148.1 billion yen ($1.33BN) through convertible bonds to fund aggressive expansion into the financial services business, Reuters reports.
Northern Trust is turning its eyes to the future and is working on projects that incorporate blockchain and cryptocurrency.
DSTOQ, a decentralized stock exchange for trading security tokens, has launched their MVP. The first version of the DSTOQ platform, which enables investments in real‐world assets using cryptocurrency, runs on the Stellar Blockchain test‐net.
Popular crypto wallet service MyEtherWallet has just launched a limited beta version of its first companion mobile app, which we wrote about earlier this week. If you’re a big MyEtherWallet user or just curious about crypto, you’ll want to get hold of the app.
The CEO of Wanchain has said cross‐chain support will have a «huge impact» on the traditional financial industry by linking it to the crypto industry. In The Wanchain CEO has said cross‐chain support will have a ‘huge impact’ on the traditional financial industry by linking it to the crypto industry..
The financial services industry spent $1.7 billion last year on blockchain and other distributed ledger technology (DLT) projects, according to new research from Greenwich Associates – an increase of 67 per cent on the year before.
SAN FRANCISCO — Vaultbank announces the addition of free stock trading to its October Launch. This is in addition to crypto trading and issuance of security tokens. With all of these services on one platform, users will have a single platform solution to invest globally, trade digitally, and cash out locally.The Vaultbank Platform is currently in beta testing.
A U.S. congressman called for banning all U.S. residents from buying or mining cryptocurrencies during a hearing Wednesday.
The Chartered Financial Analyst Program Exams are about to add topics on cryptocurrencies as examinable material for candidates in August 2019.