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Crypto Project Says It Can Reverse Transactions and Recover Accounts Without Private Keys

A startup which bills itself as “blockchain’s financial district” has launched its network — and says its debut heralds “the beginning of true financial freedom.” WORBLI enables businesses and individuals to enjoy “seamless access to financial services,” and paves the way for developers to build their own applications on its network. Its ecosystem uses EOSIO software, with the… Read More »

South Korea’s Finance Ministry Considers Taxing Crypto and ICOs, New Minister Reveals

South Korea‘s Finance Ministry is considering taxation on cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), daily English-language newspaper The Korea Times reports Monday, Dec. 3. Hong Nam-ki, South Korea’s new Minister of Economy and Finance as well as new Deputy Prime Minister, revealed that а crypto taxation plan will be finalized according to global taxation trends in the industry.… Read More »

Galaxy Digital Lost $136 Million in the First Three Quarters of 2018

Mike Novogratz‘s crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital has lost $136 million in the first three quarters of 2018, Bloomberg reports Nov. 28. According to Bloomberg, Galaxy Digital’s realized and unrealized losses in Q3 amounted to $41 million, which when combined with the results of previous quarters, amounts to the firm being out $136 million so far this year.… Read More »

Report: Blockchain Deployment Could Add $3 Trillion in International Trade by 2030

The World Trade Organization (WTO) released a report on blockchain technology’s effect on international trade today, Nov. 27. Per the study, blockchain’s economic value-add on a global scale could reach almost $3 trillion by 2030. “Blockchain and International Trade: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for International Trade Cooperation” analyzes blockchain applications and challenges that must be considered before the… Read More »

“Wall Street’s Bookkeeper” Enters Test Phase of DLT Replatforming Along With 15 Major Banks

On Nov. 6, the post-trade market infrastructure behemoth, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), announced that it is entering the test phase of its attempt to replatform its Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) via the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT). DTCC enters active trial phase for TIW replatforming The move to a blockchain platform comes at a… Read More »

IBM Study: Most Global Financial Firms Think Central Banks Should Issue Digital Currencies

The majority of global financial institutions surveyed believe that central banks should develop central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs), according to a joint study by IBM Blockchain World Wire and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) released Oct. 25. The study includes 21 central banks that participated in the OMFIF’s research between July and September 2017. The… Read More »

Use of Blockchain in Major Industries by Numbers: Retail, Manufacturing, Finance, and Others

Many startups, major conglomerates, supply chain operators, and distributors have attempted to integrate blockchain technology over the past two years, to increase transparency and reduce the power of central entities in data processing. With billions of dollars being invested annually by major corporations in blockchain development, the emerging technology has become the focal point of the long-term vision… Read More »

Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Existing Laws Should Apply to Blockchain

Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Existing Laws Should Apply to Blockchain The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has proposed that fintech firms, including those focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, are best regulated under existing financial regulations. In a research report published Oct. 18, the HKEX’s Chief China Economist’s Office and Innovation Lab looked primarily at the potential of… The post Hong… Read More »

Bank of Japan: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies Are Not an Effective Economic Tool

The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya has recently reiterated his negative stance towards central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDC), the New York Times reports Oct. 20. Speaking on Saturday at a meeting in Nagoya, central Japan, Amamiya expressed doubts about the use of CBDCs, claiming that such digital currencies are unlikely to improve the existing monetary… Read More »

AI-Driven Platform ‘Outperformed Stock Markets’ – And Now, It Is Focusing On Crypto

What if the volatility of cryptocurrencies could be eliminated, making crypto more of a feasible, mainstream investment? An established fintech company is working to achieve just that. Rise, which was founded in 2012, is planning to adapt its artificial intelligence (AI) trading technology to the cryptocurrency markets – enabling users to manage their investments and trade across dozens… Read More »