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Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency created in 2008. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central control by any authority or any central bank. The bitcoin transactions and the issuing of new bitcoins is managed by the community network. Bitcoin is the biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and accounts for almost 60% of the total cryptocurrencies capitalization.

Kraken to Halt XRP Trading for U.S. Residents

Kraken XRP

Given the recent SEC filing against Ripple Labs Inc., we are halting XRP trading for U.S. residents no later than January 29, 2021 at 5pm PT (January 30, 2021 at 1:00 UTC)

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New Gemini Credit Card with Crypto Rewards

Gemini Credit Card

Gemini, a crypto exchange and custodian, today announced that it will launch the Gemini Credit Card, a credit card with cryptocurrency rewards.

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Bakkt to Become a Publicly Traded Company via Merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings

Bakkt

Bakkt, and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings a special purpose acquisition company announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Bakkt becoming a publicly traded company with an enterprise value of approximately $2.1 billion.

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FCA warns consumers of the risks of investments advertising high returns based on cryptoassets

Cryptocurrencies cryptoassets

The FCA is aware that some firms are offering investments in cryptoassets, or lending or investments linked to cryptoassets, that promise high returns. Investing in cryptoassets, or investments and lending linked to them, generally involves taking very high risks

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deVere CEO: “I sold half my Bitcoin holdings over Christmas”

Nigel Green, CEO deVere

As Bitcoin hits nearly $32,000, the CEO of one of the world’s largest financial advisory and fintech organizations has revealed that he has sold half of his Bitcoin holdings.

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Gemini to Support Ethereum 2.0 Trading and Staking

gemini

This month marked the momentous launch of Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0. While the full implementation of Ethereum 2.0 (Eth2) will roll out in phases, we plan to support Eth2 trading and staking as soon as possible.

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Nouriel Roubini: Bitcoin is a bubble!

Nouriel Roubini

The Stern School Profesor and the CEO of Roubini Macro Associates Nouriel Roubini hit the wires earlier today with a tweet about bitcoin

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FCA establishes Temporary Registration Regime for cryptoasset businesses

FCA derivative cryptoasset

FCA has established a Temporary Registration Regime to allow existing cryptoasset firms, who have applied to be registered with the FCA, to continue trading.

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DBS to launch full-service digital exchange – providing tokenisation, and trading for digital assets

DBS

DBS today announced that it will set up a digital exchange, enabling Institutional Investors and Accredited Investors to tap into a fully integrated tokenisation, trading and custody ecosystem for digital assets

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Standard Chartered and Northern Trust partner to launch Zodia, a cryptocurrency custodian for institutional investors

Northern Trust

SC Ventures, the innovation and ventures unit of Standard Chartered, and Northern Trust, a leading provider of asset servicing, have entered into an agreement to launch Zodia Custody, an institutional-grade custody solution for cryptocurrencies.

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