Cryptocurrency-based crime reached a new high in 2021

A report by Chainalysis has found illicit addresses received $14bn in deposits during 2021, which was almost twice the amount they collected in 2020.

Decentralised credit protocol Goldfinch swoops up $25m

Decentralised credit protocol Goldfinch has swooped up $25m in an investment led by Andreessen Horowitz.

Could 2022 be the year of the CBDC?

With the rise of cryptocurrencies showing no signs of slowing down, the growth of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) appears to be another trend on the ascendancy. Will 2022 prove to be a red-letter year for CBDC adoption?

SaaS blockchain platform Cion Digital bags $12m seed

Cion Digital, the first SaaS blockchain orchestration platform, has closed a $12m seed funding round led by Green Visor Capital and 645 Ventures.

Credix snares $2.5m seed to create DeFi credit marketplace

Credix has scored $2.5m from a seed funding round led by DRW Cumberland and ParaFi Capital.

Japan to place new restrictions on stablecoin issuance

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has revealed it is proposing new restrictions that would only enable banks and wire transfer services to issue stablecoins.

Okcoin locks in $1m commitment to boost cryptocurrency inclusivity

US cryptocurrency platform Okcoin has committed $1m to increasing diversity and inclusivity in the crypto space.

Blockchain startup XY Finance lands $12m funding

Taiwan-based blockchain company XY Finance has raised $12m from a funding round led by Circle Internet Financial.

CertiK continues funding spree as it nets $80m Series B2

Blockchain security firm Certik has bagged $80m from a Series B2 financing raise led by Sequoia Capital China.

NuLink secures funding to develop its privacy-preserving technology

NuLink, decentralised solution that enables privacy-preserving applications developers to implement best practices and best-of-breed security and privacy, has raised $4m from a number of...

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FCC chair calls for new policies around telecom data breach reporting

The chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Jessica Rosenworcel has called for new policies around telecom providers’ reporting of data breaches.

UK’s Payment Systems Regulator releases 5-year plan

The UK’s Payment Systems Regulator has released its five-year plan to support the payment services.

Investing app Seashell launches from stealth after seed close

Seashell, which hope to create a consumer-first modern banking and investment platform, has launched from stealth after the closed of its seed round.

The PRA underlines 2022 supervisory priorities for international banks in the UK

The Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) has set out in a Dear CEO letter its supervisory priorities for international banks active in the UK for 2022.

The EBA issues new guidelines for resolvability

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has given institutions and authorities a 2024 deadline for new resolvability guidelines.

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