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Melanie Kramer

Guest Writer, ETHNews | guestwriter@ethnews.com

Melanie Kramer is a freelance FinTech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency writer based between France and Canada. Melanie has studied, and retains an avid interest in, global politics, business, and economics.
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world

Financial Action Task Force To Create Global AML Standard

Sep 19th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The group was asked to clarify anti-money laundering standards at the July G20 meeting.
NEWS
business and finance

[UPDATED] Brazil Investigates Major Banks For Restricting Cryptocurrency Brokers

Oct 3rd, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Last month a watchdog agency began looking into six banks after the Brazilian Association for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain filed a complaint. Now they're requiring ten cryptocurrency exchanges and an OTC trading desk to answer some questions.
NEWS
law and legislation

New Europol Report Warns Of Cybercrime Threats

Sep 19th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Europol yesterday published its fifth annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), in which it highlights some common cyber attacks and criminal activities related to cryptocurrency.
NEWS
application

Blockchain Could Tackle Pressing Environmental Challenges, Says World Economic Forum

Sep 17th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
A recent report highlighted the energy inefficiencies in proof-of-work blockchains, but was ultimately quite positive about blockchain technology's potential impact on the environment.
NEWS
technology

EU Antitrust Regulators To Rule On Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub

Sep 18th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Many developers don't trust Microsoft’s pending purchase of GitHub. If the EU allows the deal to go through, many may take their code elsewhere.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

MyCrypto Now Lets You Schedule Ethereum Transactions

Sep 17th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Ethereum wallet provider MyCrypto has announced a new feature that uses Ethereum Alarm Clock from ChronoLogic.
NEWS
law and legislation

France Approves ICO Framework

Sep 14th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The country pushes ahead with regulations even as Europe takes a wait-and-see approach.
NEWS
business and finance

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Expands

Sep 13th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
To cope with demand, the agency has brought on more staff.
NEWS
law and legislation

Ripple And R3 Reach Settlement After 12-Month Court Case

Sep 12th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
After an ongoing court battle between Ripple Labs and the R3 Consortium, which initially began over an agreement for R3 to purchase five billion XRP, a settlement has finally been reached.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

International Monetary Fund Warns Against Marshall Islands Cryptocurrency

Sep 11th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
A recent report from the IMF warns the small island nation that its planned national digital currency poses more risks than it offers benefits. Marshallese authorities seem to disagree.
NEWS
law and legislation

EU To Step Carefully With Cryptocurrency Regulation

Sep 10th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Despite a Brussels-based think tank advising the European Union to adopt common rules for cryptocurrencies, a subsequent meeting of European finance ministers concluded that regulations could wait.
NEWS
business and finance

Did Goldman Sachs Just Make Its Move to Cryptocurrency?

Aug 6th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Goldman Sachs is considering offering cryptocurrency custody services.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

[UPDATED] German Stock Exchange Boerse Stuttgart To Establish ICO Platform And Cryptocurrency Exchange

Jan 31st, 2019
Melanie Kramer
After announcing what could be the first stock exchange-backed cryptocurrency trading application for smartphones in April, Boerse Stuttgart is now creating an ICO platform as well as full trading and custody services for cryptocurrencies.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

McAfee-Backed Bitfi Wallet Offers Hack Bounty, Gets Hacked, Offers Bounty For Better Hack

Aug 2nd, 2018
Melanie Kramer
The recently released Bitfi cryptocurrency hard wallet came with a $100,000 bounty to hackers who could break its “unhackable” system. No coins have been stolen, but some claim to have hacked the wallet and the bounty has since been raised.
NEWS
law and legislation

First Cryptocurrency SIM Jacking Case Brought In California

Aug 1st, 2018
Melanie Kramer
In California, the first case has been brought against an alleged SIM hijacker charged with stealing over $5 million worth of cryptocurrency with the help of accomplices.
NEWS
technology

Fear The PowerGhost Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Jul 27th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of malicious programs are created every day. Kaspersky Lab has identified yet another serious cryptojacking threat, this time affecting business systems.
NEWS
application

Singapore Airlines Chooses Blockchain For New Loyalty Wallet

Jul 26th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of a blockchain-based digital wallet for its loyalty program, KrisFlyer. More moves may be coming as part of its quest to become the "world's leading digital airline."
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

MyEtherWallet Reveals MEW Connect iOS App Beta

Jul 24th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
One of the most popular cryptocurrency wallet service providers, MyEtherWallet, will launch a beta version of MEW Connect, its upcoming iOS application.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

OKEx, Malta Stock Exchange To Create Joint Venture Cryptocurrency Marketplace

Jul 20th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, OKEx, will form a joint venture company with MSX, the digital and FinTech division of Malta Stock Exchange Holdings, to create a security-token trading platform under the name OKMSX.
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business and finance

GMO Internet Group Creates A Bank

Jul 18th, 2018
Melanie Kramer
Japan's GMO Internet Group is getting together with Aozora Bank Group to build an online banking business. It wants to use blockchain to make services cheaper and faster.