Earlier this week, Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority granted a banking and securities dealer license to crypto financial service Sygnum. Now, as the business attempts to become a full-fledged bank in Switzerland, it’s looking to obtain a banking license in Singapore.
Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt has announced it will open its Bakkt Warehouse to customers on September 6, allowing them to hold their bitcoin with the firm. With the launch of the warehouse, Bakkt will also begin offering regulated, physically settled bitcoin futures on September 23.
Last Thursday, former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne announced his resignation as both the head of the online retail giant and a member of its board. With a change in leadership, Jonathan Johnson has taken over as the new CEO, affirming that the company’s blockchain-based efforts will continue as planned.
A recent report published by the crypto and blockchain analytics firm TokenInsight suggests that the crypto community’s love affair with the initial exchange offering, supposed heir apparent to the initial coin offering, may already be ending after three short months.
Market players told Reuters that US-China trade tensions and a weakening yuan have increased crypto demand among Chinese investors.
Ripple’s investment arm, Xpring, recently took part in a $4 million seed round for startup Coil, as well as gifted the fledgling company 1 billion XRP to help build its community.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed its decision regarding three proposed bitcoin ETFs from asset managers Bitwise Asset Management, VanEck/SolidX, and Wilshire Phoenix. All decisions have been pushed to dates in late September and mid-October.
Quontic Bank, a small New York City bank, began working with crypto firms when it opened a checking account for a bitcoin ATM company a few weeks back and has since been on the lookout for companies in need of a crypto-friendly bank.
While most of the state’s guidelines are adaptations of existing requirements, Rhode Island’s money transmitter license for crypto firms will ask that agencies follow strict compliance metrics, anti-money laundering and anti-fraud protocols, and security requirements.
Robinhood and subsidiary Robinhood International have received broker licenses from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, allowing the service to launch stock, ETF, and crypto investment offerings in the country.