The FCA ramps up investigations into cryptocurrency companies by 74%

The top UK financial services watchdog is putting the screws on cryptocurrency companies and has increased the number of businesses under investigation by 74% in the past year.

Tim Cook denies Apple is looking to launch its own cryptocurrency

Apple is not launching a cryptocurrency like Facebook’s Libra anytime soon, according to CEO Tim Cook.

HOLD launches its cryptocurrency exchange app across 36 European countries

Cryptocurrency exchange HOLD is out of beta and has now launched its mobile app on iOS and Android across 36 countries in Europe.

Pantera invests in decentralized finance app InstaDApp’s $2.4m seed round

InstaDApp, the autonomous banking portal on emerging blockchain-based protocols, have closed a $2.4m seed round.

Block.one settles SEC lawsuit by paying $24m fine for trading an unregistered ICO

Block.one, the blockchain technology venture, will have to fork out $24m for settling its legal issues with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

KR1 hits £4.5m in profits in the first half of 2019 despite bitcoin volatility

KR1, an investment company focusing on the blockchain ecosystem, has announced it made a profit of £4.5m in the first six months of 2019. George...

Ukraine’s government is planning new cryptocurrency laws

Mikhail Fedorov, deputy prime minister of digital transformation in the Ukraine, is set to collaborate with the country’s finance ministry to launch a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies.

Ripple steps into Icelandic market through acqui-hiring the team behind digital asset trader Algrim

Blockchain-powered money-transfer company Ripple has acquired Icelandic Algrim, the asset trading enterprise.

Trading volume for Bakkt’s bitcoin futures hit just $5m in first week

Despite having been highly anticipated, the Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin futures contract only traded at a total value of $5m in its first week.

ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”

Benoît Cœuré, executive board member of the European Central Bank, has told the German Bundestag that stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra initiative come with both risks and opportunities.

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