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The Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 is poised to be the nation’s largest Financial Technology event. The week-long event will take place from…

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U.S SEC File Charges against Bitcoin-linked Firm, 1pool Ltd and its Founders

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

U.S SEC File Charges against Bitcoin-linked Firm, 1pool Ltd and its Founders

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against 1pool Ltd, a securities dealer registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and its founders for allegedly selling unregistered security-based swaps to U.S residents, according to statements from the commission on September 27, 2018. SEC Crushes another Bitcoin-based Business According to an SEC statement, international securities dealer…

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Ten Years after Lehman Brothers Sunk, Wall Street Comes Full Circle on the Back of Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Ten Years after Lehman Brothers Sunk, Wall Street Comes Full Circle on the Back of Bitcoin

Ten years after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in 2008, a host of new financial offerings is hoping to entice sullied investors back into the market. The task hasn’t been easy, however. The financial crisis that spawned Bitcoin has left enough emotional damage to keep those with a keen sense of memory far from equities and traditional stocks. This same…

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Goldman Sachs CFO Martin Chavez: Reports of Backpedalling on Crypto Trading Desk “Fake News”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Investment, News

Goldman Sachs CFO Martin Chavez: Reports of Backpedalling on Crypto Trading Desk “Fake News”

In what can only be dubbed a fabricated turn of events, Goldman Sachs CFO, Martin Chavez downplayed a recent report stating that the Wall Street giant has abandoned its plans to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk, calling it “fake news.” According to a report published by Techcrunch on September 6, 2018, Goldman CFO shed light on the crypto debacle, saying…

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CoinMarketCap Launches Paid API Service for Developers and Cryptocurrency Traders

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Finance, News

CoinMarketCap Launches Paid API Service for Developers and Cryptocurrency Traders

CoinMarketCap (CMC), the popular price tracking website has launched its new Application Programme Interface (API) on August 1, 2018. The update will help developers and cryptocurrency-related businesses to integrate the CoinMarketCap’s accurate and segregated data into their applications. CoinMarketCap tracks 1600+ cryptocurrencies and 200 exchanges with a market capitalization of $400 billion as of May 1, 2018.   Why New…

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Japanese Firm SBI Plans to Create Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform to Hedge Risk

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Japanese Firm SBI Plans to Create Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform to Hedge Risk

On July 31, 2018, Japanese financial services company SBI Group indicated that it plans to create a trading platform for cryptocurrency credit default swaps (CDS), also known as derivatives. The platform’s purpose is to hedge the inherent risk of investing in cryptocurrencies, and to this end, SBI has made a significant investment in an American digital marketplace developer, Clear Markets. Clear…

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UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Warning on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Warning on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a statement on April 6, 2018, which mentioned that any firm that offers cryptocurrency derivatives needs to be authorized by the FCA. While the FCA does not regulate cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency derivatives are, however, “capable of being financial instruments under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MIFD II), although we do not consider cryptocurrencies…

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