Fidelity updates on digital assets platform
Fidelity’s cryptocurrency trading and custody platform is in the “final testing and process refinement periods”, the US financial services giant said in a Medium blog post.
But but but….. where is the real word application of Blockchain? Well @dovuofficial now helping @TheGoAheadGroup , the UK's largest transport provider, improve commuter journey's. #TokenMarket #futureofmobility https://t.co/MfxHdh2HSQ
— Ryan Hanley (@ryandhanley) February 1, 2019
Pantera Capital backs Staked
Pantera Capital has lead a seed funding round for crypto assets startup, Staked.
Financial services veteran joins Ripple
Stuart Alderoty has joined Ripple as General Counsel. He joins from financial institution, CIT, where he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for HSBC North America
How do you like them apples?
Crypto lending venture Genesis Global Trading processed $1.114 billion in borrows and lends last year, according to its Digital Asset Lending Snapshot for Q4 2018.
Bob Summerwill onboard with ETC Cooperative
Bob Summerwill, best known for his involvement in Ethereum, ConsenSys, CryptoChicks, is taking up the role of Executive Director of the ETC Cooperative.
Wikimedia Foundation makes crypto payments move
The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has partnered with BitPay to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash donations.
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— Coinbase (@coinbase) January 30, 2019
Fujitsu develops blockchain-based exchange system for electricity consumers
Fujitsu has tapped blockchain technology to develop a system for trading related to energy shortages and surpluses among electricity consumers, including factories and retail stores.
— SCET (@SutardjaCenter) January 29, 2019
Gemini makes SOC 2 review announcement
Gemini, the crypto exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss has completed a SOC 2 Type 1 security compliance review, according to a Medium post.
To support the growing demand amongst trade ecosystems for secure and reliable settlement, SWIFT has launched a proof of concept (PoC) to trial a new gateway to interlink trade and #ecommerce platforms with #SWIFTgpi
— SWIFT (@swiftcommunity) January 30, 2019
SBI Holdings, R3 to establish JV in Japan
Japanese financial services company SBI Holdings has announced a joint venture with US blockchain consortium R3.
Blockchain browser Brave announces Cheddar tie up
Cheddar and Brave are partnering to provide free subscriptions to premium Cheddar content for users of the Brave browser.
87 speakers flew in from around the world to share their knowledge with our community.
— Binance (@binance) January 30, 2019
CULedger snags funding for credit union-focused distributed ledger platform
US credit union service organisation CULedger has closed a $10 million Series A funding round.
QuadrigaCX goes offline, claims maintenance issues
Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX was down for maintenance this week, leading some on Reddit to speculate as to whether the venture had gone insolvent.
Order of requests was preserved. It should have finished in a few seconds (far less than 18s actually), the server glitch just delayed the results. So, no need to redo. We should have set the upper limit lower so that more can get some. Mislead by all the "bear" cries… https://t.co/RSnQnZNLdx
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 28, 2019
Deutsche Börse updates on blockchain project
Deutsche Börse and HQLAx are “making significant progress” on a blockchain-based securities lending platform.
Today it was announced that a cryptocurrency exchange called Liqui is closing all accounts and ceasing all services.
Please note that Liqui is in no way associated with https://t.co/OR9DJySfgW and that we are open as usual for digital asset trading and investments.
— Liquid (@Liquid_Global) January 28, 2019
Under fire Kik Interactive comes out swinging
Canadian social media startup Kik Interactive is gearing up to fight an expected US SEC enforcement action over a 2017 ICO.
Saudi British Bank blazing new trails. “SABB is one of the three banks approved by the central bank to test connections with Ripple for instant settlement of cross- border transfers using blockchain technology. We have just gone live end of December 2018” https://t.co/y8Ph51mXMc pic.twitter.com/qxfjUtg0E8
— Nordic Ann 👑 (@NordicAnn) January 28, 2019
Fidelity moves forward with crypto project
Fidelity Investments is targeting a March launch date for its Bitcoin custody service, Bloomberg reports.
Exciting News: The Ledger Live mobile app is released! This'll be the perfect companion for the Ledger Nano X
Ledger Nano S & Ledger Blue users can currently check their balances through it. We're working on a full version for them as well
— Ledger (@LedgerHQ) January 28, 2019
Our enhanced crypto data feed now offers greater transparency: streaming real-time data for 400+ fiat and crypto currency pairs + new venues & full Level 2 data. @Blockstreamhttps://t.co/4hNVe3WElw pic.twitter.com/AmJdWP1L36
— ICE Data Services (@ICEDataServices) January 24, 2019
79% of attendees at crypto events are male, according to research by Bizzabo. And on that bombshell, we bid you all adieu.