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Quontic Bank Opens Its Doors To Crypto Firms

CoinDesk
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.
NEWS
business and finance

Rhode Island Adds Money Transmitter Guidelines For Crypto Firms

CoinDesk
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.
NEWS
business and finance

Crypto Investment App Robinhood Receives UK Broker License

CoinDesk
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.
NEWS
business and finance

What Went Down Between LedgerX And The CFTC

CoinDesk
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.
NEWS
business and finance

The CFTC Has Not Approved LedgerX's Physically Settled Bitcoin Futures

CoinDesk
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.
NEWS
business and finance

G7 Abuzz With Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Project

Decrypt
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.
NEWS
business and finance

Wall Street Cools On Blockchain Tech After Initial Surge Of Interest

Reuters
While Nasdaq Inc. and Citigroup Inc. saw a burst of blockchain pilots that produced positive results over the last four years, Wall Street has yet to fully adopt the technology, with some believing the price of full adoption still outweighs the benefits.
NEWS
business and finance

IMF Sees E-Money And Stablecoins Competing With Traditional Banks

CoinDesk
In the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) newly published FinTech note titled “The Rise of Digital Money," the IMF states that banks will face "tough competition" and may even see their services surpassed by tech firms issuing digital money and stablecoins.
NEWS
business and finance

Bitcoin Receives A- Rating From Weiss Crypto Ratings

Decrypt
After receiving a C+ rating from Weiss in January 2018, Weiss Ratings offshoot Weiss Crypto Ratings raised Bitcoin's investment rating to an A-, making note of the network's "reduction in tech roadblocks."
NEWS
business and finance

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.