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FCA Plans Possible UK Ban Of Crypto-Based Derivatives

CoinDesk
The Financial Conduct Authority, a UK financial watchdog, has issued a press release stating the agency is consulting over a ban on the “sale, marketing and distribution to all retail consumers” of crypto-based derivatives including options and futures, as well as “unregulated transferable cryptoassets."
NEWS
business and finance

BIS Head Is All About Digital Currency

Financial Times
Agustín Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, stated that the banking institution was in support of central banks that want to research, make, and issue their own digital currency, adding that, thanks to projects like Libra, the market will evolve "sooner than we think."
NEWS
business and finance

EU Banks Race To Implement Instant Payments In Wake Of Libra Announcement

Reuters
Countries within the eurozone could have an instant payments system implemented across all banks by 2020 as finance industry officials fear competition with Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.
NEWS
business and finance

Bitcoin IRA, BitGo Offer Full Crypto Retirement Accounts

CoinDesk
With Bitcoin IRA offering hybrid crypto and fiat individual retirement accounts (IRAs) since 2016, the digital asset IRA firm has partnered with BitGo to launch crypto IRAs, allowing individuals to diversify their holdings among 12 different digital assets.
NEWS
business and finance

What PoolTogether's Lottery Can Tell Us About The Money Libra's Backers Will Make

CoinDesk
In PoolTogether's Ethereum-based lottery, winners receive payment from interest earned on pools of the Dai stablecoin, while everyone else receives the price they paid for a ticket back. Backers of the Libra investment token, Facebook's token released alongside Libra, will expect to earn a profit in a similar way.
NEWS
business and finance

Big Four Auditor PwC Offers 'Halo' Auditing Tool To Blockchain Firms

The Next Web
PwC's Halo tool can help blockchain firms, or any business dealing with cryptocurrencies, track cryptocurrency payments, ownership, and accounts, as well as bring all the information together in an easy-to-follow package.
NEWS
business and finance

Block.one Outlines Plans For Funding Voice Post-Launch

Decrypt
Though the launch of Block.one's decentralized social media platform, Voice, has yet to be announced, the company is hard at work figuring out how it can profit from the inflation of the platform's token and use those profits to fund Voice's development.
NEWS
business and finance

Cryptocurrency Index To Be Added To Reuters, Bloomberg, And TradingView

CoinDesk
The index, provided by Cryptoindex, will take into account the "collective sentiments" expressed on social media platforms and within news coverage and will allow traders to view the top 100 performing cryptocurrencies.
NEWS
business and finance

The Rise Of The Initial Exchange Offering

CoinDesk
Despite legal issues for US investors, many corporations are turning to initial exchange offerings to raise funds, and global investors are seeing plenty of returns.
NEWS
business and finance

Coinbase Suggests Slow And Steady Crypto Investment Strategy

Decrypt
To help mitigate losses in the volatile crypto market, Coinbase has suggested investors use a dollar cost averaging method, which smooths out drops and upticks in the market over time. In other words, the exchange wants people to apply a standard investing strategy to a not-so-standard asset.
NEWS
business and finance

BlockTower Capital Holds Crypto And Blockchain Analysis Competition

The Block
In order to bring in talented crypto-analysts, investment firm BlockTower Capital is asking individuals to submit a written investment recommendation on a crypto asset or blockchain project. The top three candidates win bitcoin.
NEWS
business and finance

Facebook Prepares To Announce Cryptocurrency Later This Month

CNBC
Along with officially announcing its cryptocurrency project, Facebook reportedly plans to develop ATM-like machines where users can buy the company's crypto, as well as allow employees to take their salary in the form of the platform's coin.
NEWS
business and finance

Former Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu Set To Launch New Crypto Service Firm

The Block
While details are sparse, Matrix, Jihan Wu's new crypto service, will reportedly provide custody and lending services to Bitmain, quieting some rumors that Wu left Bitmain as a result of a disagreement with co-founder Micree Zhan.
NEWS
business and finance

First Republic Bank To Terminate Services With Blockchain Startup Civil

Decrypt
Civil, a startup attempting to use blockchain tech to bring transparency between journalists and readers, will lose its account with First Republic. While it's unclear why the bank has decided to terminate services, Civil's COO believes it's because the startup is a "crypto-related company."
business and finance

European Crypto Firms Face Banking Struggles

The Block
Despite some banks touting dedicated crypto onboarding services, European cryptocurrency firms are struggling with an unfriendly banking sector and incredibly steep account fees.
NEWS
business and finance

Bitwise Says Fake Trading Volume Does Not Affect BTC Prices

Cointelegraph
Back in March, crypto investment manager Bitwise claimed its research showed 95 percent of all reported crypto trading volume on unregulated exchanges was fake. Now, in a newly published white paper, Bitwise researchers have shown that, despite the fake trading volume, regulated bitcoin futures and improved custody services help keep the cryptocurrency's price true.