Hong Kong Stock Exchange Looks to ASX for Blockchain Equity Settlement

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is looking to follow its Australian counterpart in developing a blockchain settlement system. According to the Financial Times, Charles Li, head of...

Russian Government Resolves Disagreement on Draft Crypto Law

The Russia Federation is inching closer to deciding on a law covering initial coin offerings (ICO) and the trading of crypto tokens within the country. According to...

Bitcoin’s Price Story Is ‘Nasdaq 15 Times Faster’

Bitcoin prices are behaving in a “surprisingly similar” way to the Nasdaq in 2000, Morgan Stanley told its clients in a note March 19. According to Sheena Shah, an analyst at the...

PayPal’s Peter Thiel Calls Bitcoin “Digital Gold”

While many politicians and heads of corporations continue to lambast cryptocurrencies, PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has backed Bitcoin yet again, calling the virtual...

Newly Appointed PBOC Governor Once Called Bitcoin ‘Inspiring’, Praised Its Accessibility

Yi Gang, who was “unexpectedly” appointed to serve as new governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) on March 19, could soften the institution’s stance towards cryptocurrencies, given...

UK Government Announces New Cryptocurrency Research Effort

Britain's junior finance minister, John Glen, announced Monday that the government will launch new research aimed to explore the potential risks posed by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. According to...

Ukraine to Legalize Crypto Mining as Economic Activity

The government in Kiev has taken concrete steps to legalize cryptocurrency mining. Ukraine’s Minister of Economy has ordered several ministries, agencies, and the National Bank to...

Israel Bars Crypto Firms from Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Indices

Israel's securities regulator has said that cryptocurrency-related firms may not be listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) indices. According to an announcement from the Israel Securities Authority...

BITCOIN HURTS GOVT ‘CONTROL’ OF DOLLAR, SENATOR LETS SLIP IN SPEECH

US senator Brad Sherman called cryptocurrencies “harmful” in a government meeting March 14, appearing to accidentally admit they reduce government control of the dollar. SHERMAN: CRYPTO IS...

India’s HDFC Joins List Of Banks Banning Crypto Purchases Via Card

India’s HDFC Bank, the country’s largest private bank, has informed clients that its debit and credit cards cannot be used to purchase cryptocurrency, local news source First Post reported March...

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