Japanese Regulator Could Turn down Its First Crypto Exchange Application
Jun18

Japanese Regulator Could Turn down Its First Crypto Exchange Application

Japan’s regulatory watchdog agency will be denying a registration application for cryptocurrency exchange by a domestic financial trading platform, FSHO. Federal authorities had earlier approved of 16 other cryptocurrency trading exchanges, but is all set to deny this application from FSHO, for the first time. The Japan Financial Service Agency (FSA) has accused FSHO of being a trading platform that does not have a proper system for...

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Top 3 Innovative Fundraising Options That Might Pronounce the Death of ICOs
Jun06

Top 3 Innovative Fundraising Options That Might Pronounce the Death of ICOs

Cryptocurrency is the watchword in the financial industry today. Historically, startups have approached venture capitalists to get funding, as there was no other option. Then came the option of equity crowdfunding, which was about seeking funds from the public in return of giving them a share of the future pie. Today, many startups have moved from crowdfunding to the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) model for their fundraising options,...

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Wall Street Experts Are Shifting to Crypto Industry Expecting Better Returns
Jun05

Wall Street Experts Are Shifting to Crypto Industry Expecting Better Returns

Are the leading Wall Street investment firms and fund managers losing their best brains to the new sector, the crypto industry? If some of the recent reports are to be believed, this does appear to be the case. There have even been movies made on the lure a career in Wall Street holds and how young professionals are offered the chance to roll in millions. There is no doubt that there is still a lot of money to be made in the financial...

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Malta Strengthens Regulatory Framework by Approving Three New Cryptocurrency Bills
May20

Malta Strengthens Regulatory Framework by Approving Three New Cryptocurrency Bills

While many governments are advising their citizens to stay away from cryptocurrencies and have banned transactions in them, at least one small nation has taken huge steps to encourage and regulate cryptocurrencies and more importantly, blockchain technology. Malta, the island nation, has three pieces of legislation ready to do so. The bills have been approved by the country’s cabinet in the last week of April. These bills will now be...

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Big Crypto Startups Shapeshift and BlockStack Offer a $50K Bounty for their Crypto Wallet App
May19

Big Crypto Startups Shapeshift and BlockStack Offer a $50K Bounty for their Crypto Wallet App

There are plenty of bounties offered to those who can spot bugs in new software programs. But this time, any developer that can come up with a decentralized and independent crypto wallet app can walk away with $50,000. The bounty reward program has been announced by Blockstack and Shapeshift, two startups in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Conditions Clearly Spelt Out It’s worth noting that the bounty reward program comes with a lot of...

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Ukraine’s New Political Party Vows to Use Only Cryptos for Funding
May18

Ukraine’s New Political Party Vows to Use Only Cryptos for Funding

In many countries, novelty is often used as a policy to attract the attention of the voting public. The latest to join this trend is a new political outfit in Ukraine. Calling itself the “Democratic Horde,” this new party has said it will run its political campaign purely on cryptocurrency funding. It is not uncommon for political parties to accept contributions from businesses and corporate entities which might turnout to be a quid...

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