Category: Daily Roundup

Roundup – 16/10/18 Philippines licenses 19 companies, Binance starts operating in Uganda & more

Philippines licensed 19 companies and exchanges in crypto sector The Philippines have issued operational licenses to 19 companies to conduct “offshore financial technology solutions business activities and offshore virtual currency exchange activities”. The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) is currently still reviewing eight further companies that have applied for the license. However, the licences are […]

Roundup – New Crypto Regulations in Effect in Norway & more

New crypto regulations in effect in Norway New Financial regulations have gone into effect in Norway today. The Finanstilsynet, the financial authority in Norway, has announced that companies are able to comply with the new regulations until January 15th. The new regulations concern companies that issue ICOs, exchanges and other financial sevice providers that deal […]

Roundup – 12/10/18 – Coinbase gets license in Japan, New Majority Stakeholder in Bithumb & more

Coinbase On Track to Get a License to Operate in Japan Japan has one of the most stringent regulations on cryptocurrency exchanges, and many crypto-based companies end up abandoning the venture altogether due to the stipulated rules. However, according to Smarterum, Mike Lempres, the Chief Policy Officer at Coinbase, the process of getting a license […]

Roundup 11/10/2018 – Unocoin launches ATM, OKCoin Yuan based stablecoin & more

India’s biggest exchange launches own ATM Unocoin has announced that it is going to launch its own cryptocurrency ATMs. However, before the exchange announced this the online journal Coinshub India published a picture of Unocoin’s ATM. Now, the CEO Sathvik Vishwanath has confirmed that Unocoin developed and produced its own Bitcoin ATM. But Vishwanath did […]

Roundup 10/10/2018 – Chinese interest to attack Bitcoin? Twitch stream: 51%-Attack on Einsteinium & more

Researchers warn of Chinese interest to attack Bitcoin According to three blockchain researchers, China has a strong interest and the power to conduct attacks on Bitcoin. In their paper, they show how the functionality of Bitcoin links to China’s domestic policy. According to them, China has a strong interest in manipulating Bitcoin. As large parts […]

Roundup – 09/10/2018 – First Crypto Investment Bank gains Major Investments & more

First crypto investment bank gains major investments The Swiss-based start-up called SEBA Crypto AG that is led by former UBS executives is attracting major investors for its funding round. Two companies have already announced that they are taking stakes at SEBA. Summer Capital, an asset management company from Hong Kong, and Black River Asset management […]

Roundup 08/10/2018 – Zaif delays $60mn hack compensation & more

Zaif delays customer reimbursement for $60mn hack The management of the Japanese exchange Zaif announced that compensation plans will delay for Zaif. The exchange was hacked mid-September. Zaif’s servers noted an unauthorized access on 14th September. The exchange announced a week later that about $60 million USD in BTC, BCH and MONA were lost. Zaif […]

Roundup – 05/10/2018 – Bill to work on common definition of blockchain in the US & more

TRON Launches Project Atlas to Bring All BitTorrent Users to its Blockchain According to a recent report, more than 100 million users actively use BitTorrent. The huge market share is one of the primary factors that motivated TRON to purchase the company together with all the users in July this year. Concisely, BitTorrent is a […]

Roundup – 04/10/2018 – Uganda Crypto Project wants to provide 10mn people with solar energy

Ugandan start-up aims to provide Uganda with solar energy based on crypto blockchain The cryptocurrency Dala is a joint project by Wala and the Dala foundation. Both have set the goal to facilitate transactions in emerging markets. Together they have processed transactions worth millions of USD mainly in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda. Now both […]

Roundup 03/10/18 – 1broker shutdown by FBI & more

 Binance takes advantage of China’s crypto crackdown Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange pd latforms in the world is benefiting from China cryptocurrency crackdown. As noted by SCMP, Zhao Changpeng, the founder is using regulatory arbitrage to make sure that Binance becomes the largest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world. Read more. Venezuela releases […]
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