Six Japanese Public Companies Announce Plans to Launch Crypto Exchanges

This week, a number of companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange revealed their plans to enter the crypto exchange business for the first time. They...

Bangkok Bank Joins R3’s Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative

Bangkok Bank has joined the Marco Polo trade finance initiative developed by blockchain software startup R3 and trade finance technology firm TradeIX. The Marco Polo platform is...

The World Needs Fewer Blockchain Ideas and More Decentralization

Blockchain has become somewhat of a buzzword in the financial sector. Many people have high expectations for this revolutionary technology. However, some critics claim the financial sector...

Bangkok Bank Joins R3’s Trade Finance Blockchain Initiative

Bangkok Bank has joined the Marco Polo trade finance initiative developed by blockchain software startup R3 and trade finance technology firm TradeIX. The Marco Polo platform is...

Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘More Risks Than Benefits’

The head of Spain’s central bank believes in blockchain technology, but is far more uneasy about cryptocurrencies. Banco de Espana governor Luis Maria Linde discussed cryptocurrencies during...

Bank of Spain Governor: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘More Risks Than Benefits’

The head of Spain's central bank believes in blockchain technology, but is far more uneasy about cryptocurrencies. Banco de Espana governor Luis María Linde discussed cryptocurrencies during...

Russian Institutions to Trial Central Bank ICO Platform

Two Russian financial institutions are set to test a regulatory platform that aims to make domestic initial coin offerings (ICOs) more transparent and secure for traditional...

Bitcoin Faces Drop to $7K as Bull Defense Crumbles

Bitcoin (BTC) is trading on the defensive today, having dropped 16 percent over the last three days. As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $7,270 on...

UK ‘Cryptoassets’ Task Force Plots Path Forward at First Meeting

The U.K.'s recently created Cryptoassets Taskforce has taken the first step on its mission to "develop thinking and policy" around blockchain and cryptocurrency. An inaugural meeting held...

Thai SEC Holds Focus Group to Clarify New Crypto, ICO Regulations

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a focus group on cryptocurrency regulation today, May 21, streamed on Facebook Live. The hearing focused on the SEC’s approach to...

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