U.S. SEC Charges Russian ICO Rating Company Over Alleged Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Russian entity ICO Rating has agreed to pay $268,998 to settle charges that it failed to disclose payments received from issuers for publicizing their digital asset securities offerings.

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt ‘Cleared to Launch’

NEW YORK – Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform, has been "cleared for launch."

Ripple’s Xpring Makes 1 Billion XRP Grant to Blockchain Startup Coil

Coil, a platform dedicated to reimagining monetization on the web for creators and their fans, today announced a 1 billion XRP grant from Ripple's Xpring.

Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, Head of Stanford Cryptography Joins Findora

Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan and Professor Dan Boneh, Head of Stanford Cryptography, will join Blockchain startup Findora as strategic advisors.

U.S. SEC Delays Three Bitcoin ETF Decisions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision regarding three bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals.

Seoul to Offer Blockchain-Backed Administrative Services

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will authorize a blockchain-backed administrative services beginning in November.

Binance Releases Statement Regarding False KYC Leaks

Binance has released a statement regarding a recent threat relating to KYC data, stating they are investigating the case for legitimacy and relevancy.

VeChain Releases Blockchain-Encrypted Wine

SHANGHAI – Enterprise blockchain platform VeChain has partnered with winemaker Penfolds to utilize the technology as...

Coinbase to Add Eight New Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase is exploring the possibility of adding eight new cryptocurrencies, according to a recent press release.

Access Your Cash Without Selling With Blockchain Startup Nexo

Blockchain startup Nexo will be the first company in the world to allow customers to spend the value of their cryptocurrency without spending it.

Crypto Asset Manager Grayscale Selects Coinbase Custody as Custodian

Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments will partner with Coinbase Custody to serve as Custodian for the underlying assets for each of its products.

Blockchain Firm R3 Doubles Down on London as Post-Brexit Technology Hub

R3, the enterprise blockchain software firm, has reaffirmed its commitment to London, doubling the size of its London Wall hub to accommodate its rapidly growing engineering team.

Bakkt to Launch ‘In the Very Near Future’ According to Intercontinental Exchange CEO

Intercontinental Exchange’s CEO Jeffery Sprecher stated bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform Bakkt will be launching soon during a quarterly earnings call.

Seagate Partners with IBM to Utilize Blockchain Technology

Data storage company Seagate has announced a partnership with IBM to begin utilizing blockchain technology to follow products throughout the supply chain.

Billionaire Launches First Cannabis Cryptocurrency, Global Hemp Exchange

Greek billionaire and television director Alki David and his Swiss consortium launched cannabis-backed token SWX Coin.

Huawei to Launch Cryptocurrency to Compete with Facebook

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has stated he would like to issue a cryptocurrency to compete...

Norwegian Air to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Norwegian Airlines founder Bjørn Kjos is moving into the cryptocurrency industry, announcing plans to set up a cryptocurrency exchange, as well as accept bitcoin on Norwegian.

Zuckerberg Ready to Work with Policymakers to Launch Libra

During Facebook’s quarterly earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg stated the company will work with regulators for “however long it takes” before launching Libra.

Iran Adds Cryptocurrency Mining to Official Industry Status

Iran's economic commission has approved cryptocurrency mining as an official industry within its borders.

Bank of America to Utilize Ripple Blockchain

Bank of America has cited utilizing the Ripple blockchain in a recent patent for a settlement system.

U.S. CFTC Investigates Cryptocurrency Exchange BitMEX

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, according to people familiar with the matter. 

Domain Name Registrar EnCirca Adds Blockchain Domain Names

EnCirca announces that it is the first ICANN Accredited Registrar accepting applications for Ethereum's .ETH domain names.

VIDEO: Japan to Create Cryptocurrency-Based ‘SWIFT Network’

Japan’s government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday.

Iran Moves Forward With Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

Iran will release a gold-backed cryptocurrency, which will be mined under the permission of the country’s central bank, local news outlet Mehr reported citing Shahab Javanmardi, CEO of FANAP, an Iranian information and communications technology (ICT) firm.

Global eTrade Services to Utilize Blockchain for Global Trade

Global trade platform company Global eTrade Services (GeTS), will launch a blockchain-based electronic Certificates of Origin (eCOs) in partnership with Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI).