JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank (and the world’s sixth largest), has created its own cryptocurrency, a stablecoin called “JPM Coin.” According to CNBC, J.P. Morgan “moves more than $6 trillion around the world every day for corporations in its massive wholesale payments business,” and in a few months, it will start trials for use of this new cryptocurrency for instant settlement of payments between its clients. The report says that J.P. Morgan is for a future blockchain-powered world, but before that happens………..
year ago, Joe Lubin seemed like one of the most prescient people on the planet. Cryptocurrencies like ether were in the midst of a hockey-stick ascent, and Lubin, a cofounder of the Ethereum blockchain and one of its most articulate pitchmen, was scheduled to speak at events from Davos to SXSW. At his firm’s “Ethereal Summits,” it was standing room only, with crowds hanging onto his every utterance, no matter how bizarre…………….
Source: Cryptopia In Crisis: Joe Lubin’s Ethereum Experiment Is A Mess. How Long Will He Prop It Up?
The disastrous and seemingly unending hack which devastated New Zealand exchange Cryptopia was only the first in a series of bad news coming from various crypto exchanges the past week, with Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX ‘losing’ about $190 Million worth of crypto following the death of a founder and the subsequent loss of access to a private key, as well as the sudden and unexpected insolvency of Coinpulse……………
Source: This week’s bad news for exchanges has been terrible for crypto
QuadrigaCX, the largest bitcoin exchange in Canada, has lost $190 million worth of crypto after it lost access to its cold storage wallets. An affidavit filed on January 31 with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia revealed that $190 million in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Cash SV, Bitcoin Gold, Litecoin, and Ethereum were lost. How Did the Bitcoin Exchange Lose All of its Crypto Funds……
Source: $190 Million in Crypto Gone Forever, How Canada’s Biggest Exchange Lost All of It
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang recently said that digital currencies and their underlying blockchain technology can only survive in the long-term if the crypto community builds a solid foundation of trust around them. Yang’s comments about cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (DLT) came during a speech he delivered at the recent Nikkei Innovation Asia Forum, held in Singapore……..
Regal Assets is one of North America’s most trusted alternative investment firms. The company has recently announced it was expanding its service to support Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) for Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) Canadian investors. According to reports, Regal Assets, a firm that specializes in offering alternative investment services for retirement account holders, has officially announced it was opening its operations in Canada. By expanding to Canada, Regal Assets will enable an alternative investment vehicle for investors wanting to have a diversified investment portfolio…….
Source: Alternative Investment Firm Regal Assets Expands Crypto Reach to Canada | BTCMANAGER
United States Congressman, Darren Soto (D-Fla) has reportedly said that the issue of crypto regulation should be left to the jurisdiction of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission, rather than the almighty Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reported Cheddar on January 10, 2019.While the SEC has been actively overseeing the U.S. cryptocurrency space, hunting down projects that go against its statutes, Representative Darren Michael Soto, an American attorney and congressman, has argued that the former should leave matters concerning cryptocurrencies to the CFTC and instead, focus solely on securities regulation.
Source: Rep Soto: Cryptocurrency Regulation Belongs to the CFTC not the SEC | BTCMANAGER
According to a PDF document released on January 11, 2019, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has fully licensed the Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange after the firm reportedly met all its standards. Coincheck, reportedly known as the most popular virtual currency exchange in Japan before its hack in January 2018, has registered with the Kanto Financial Bureau as a virtual currency exchange after its approval by the Japanese Financial Service Agency (FSA).Since falling victim to a deadly heist that saw $530 million worth of NEM (XEM) altcoins vanish from its coffers, plus the subsequent takeover by Monex Group, the platform has been slowly but steadily rebuilding its system………
Source: Japanese Regulators Grant Coincheck Cryptocurrency Exchange Full License | BTCMANAGER
From a quarter of a billion dollars in Ethereum on the move to Bitcoin’s quest to become digital gold, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. Ethereum whales are out in force. Since Friday, more than $273 million in Ethereum (ETH) has been transferred in 21 separate transactions…….
Source: Crypto Whales Move $273 Million in Ethereum, Plus News on Bitcoin, Ripple and XRP, Tron, Stellar, Litecoin and Cardano | The Daily Hodl
Year-2018 has almost been a bearish trend for bitcoin, $3,215.20 level is proven to be the strong support for BTCUSD that seems to be the bottom for now.Well, it’s all green on the crypto street after quite some time, as a result, recent rallies seem like bulls have just hit the floor.A new survey from leading investment platform eToro divulged that the education is the biggest obstruction for preventing online investors from purchasing cryptocurrencies.
Source: Lack of Knowledge, A Hindrance for Investment into Crypto-Space – eToro survey – TokenPost