Japanese Fintech giant SBI Holdings will launch a Ripple‐based mobile application called Money Tap by the end of 2018. Takashi Okita, the CEO of SBI Ripple Asia, announced the news via a tweet on September 12, 2018, and shared a website of the new mobile application.
The price of bitcoin closed the week three percent higher, around the $6,500 mark, as bulls managed to regain the upper hand to allow bitcoin to remain above its most recent $6,000 resistance. In the past seven days, blockchain media was filled with stories of regulators cracking down on fraudulent….
Leading blockchain project Bancor is attempting to introduce automated cryptocurrency trading through its innovative technological solutions. Using a combination of its proprietary algorithm called the Bancor Protocol and a new type of smart contract‐powered token, Bancor believes it can usher in a new age where people can trade digital currencies….
The initial coin offering (ICO) market is snowballing, with 537 ICOs and $13.7 billion in funds closing successfully in the first five months of 2018. According to Consultancy UK’s article published on September 17, 2018, the ICO market’s boom is a result of more explicit regulation in some jurisdictions, which….
An Irish blockchain group for women was recently formed to spread awareness and educate women about blockchain technology. According to The Irish Times, the Irish Blockchain Group has many strong founding members who are eager to share with other women how the emerging blockchain industry can be a great new….
The government of Mexico has published provisions regarding cryptocurrency. The Bank of Mexico will decide which cryptocurrencies are legal and fintech companies must gain approval from the central bank to operate in the crypto space..
Ten years after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in 2008, a host of new financial offerings is hoping to entice sullied investors back into the market. The task hasn’t been easy, however. The financial crisis that spawned Bitcoin has left enough emotional damage to keep those with a keen sense….
With prices falling and the assets straddling the lines between new technology and traditional finance, 2018 has been a difficult year for the crypto market. Business Insider spoke with senior staff from two of the most significant Australian crypto exchanges and with the corporate regulator ASIC on September 13, 2018,….
The third largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by 24‐hour trading volume Huobi has acquired a majority stake in the Japanese‐licensed crypto trading platform, BitTrade, as first reported by Tech In Asia on September 12, 2018.
The Japanese financial regulatory body is contemplating an expansion of its team focused on cryptocurrency and related activities. Observing the growing interest of Japanese companies in establishing a digital currency exchange, The Financial Services Agency (FSA) is set to bring more breadth to its team in 2019, per a Reuters….