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.
At first it looked like LedgerX had simply announced its bitcoin futures plan too early. Now the story has unraveled as the firm loses a press representative and its CEO threatens to sue the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
After announcing yesterday that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) had approved LedgerX’s plan to offer clients physical bitcoin futures, the CFTC released a statement today claiming the firm’s bitcoin futures contracts have not been approved.
While financial chiefs around the world gathered to discuss the “serious difficulties” Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency may cause, the summit was also swirling with rumors that Japan was leading the development of a government-backed international crypto payments system meant to help tackle money laundering issues.