Canadian Regulators Move on Cryptocurrency Rules

Kraken, one of the biggest names in digital currency trading, is not in agreement with the proposal that Canadian finance regulators have presented with regard to cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the Great White North. The exchange platform published a Twitter update pointing to a white paper explaining its position, which…

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The emerging role of cryptocurrency custodians

At the Consensus 2019 cryptocurrency and blockchain conference in New York City, the mood was upbeat and the markets reported a bullish sentiment on Bitcoin, which surpassed the $8,100 level on May 15. Another reason for the optimism was related to a discussion panel featuring the CEO of a…

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Recent SEC Implications For Blockchain Businesses

On May 13, while speaking at the Consensus 2019 blockchain conference in New York City, Valerie Szczepanik — who is the Advisor for Digital Assets at the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) — stated that platforms listing initial exchange offerings (IEOs) in exchange for fees could find themselves in trouble with…

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Starbucks May Start to Accept Bitcoin As Payment for Coffee

With the evolution of Bitcoin and Blockchain - a program which would allow end users to pay for purchases in stores with the Bitcoin equivalent - it is no wonder that many mainstream companies have begun to consider whether they could utilize Bitcoin as a form of payment. Recently, Starbucks…

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