Archive | April 13, 2018

Massive German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading App

One of Germany’s largest stock exchanges has announced today that they will launch a cryptocurrency trading application later this year. Sowa Labs, a subsidiary of Börse Stuttgart, revealed that their application will offer commission-free trading for several of the largest digital currencies by market capitalisation. Prototype of New Crypto Trading App Demoed in Stuttgart The new… […]

Santander’s Application Takes Blockchain Mainstream

Santander has claimed that its upcoming blockchain phone app One Pay FX can speed up international payments between multiple countries, in a process that will require “3 clicks and 40 seconds” to complete. It is set to be initially available in the UK, Brazil, Poland, and Spain with plans to expand to more countries in […]

Meitu’s Frank Fu Joins Fantasy Sports Platform MyDFS as Advisor

Having a solid team is key to the success of any company. In addition to having a solid core team, many in the world of blockchain can heavily benefit by surrounding themselves with advisors who are not only familiar with the inner workings of blockchain technology, but with business ventures in general. In a move to position […]

Bitmain Gets Go-Ahead for US Bitcoin Mining Operation – CoinDesk

CoinDeskBitmain Gets Go-Ahead for US Bitcoin Mining OperationCoinDeskChina’s crypto mining giant, Bitmain, is one step closer to establishing mining facilities in Washington state. The Port of Walla Walla – Walla Walla county’s economic development agency – unanimously approved a land lease and purchase option that …and more »

Bitcoin Permissible Under Islamic Sharia Law, Claims Scholar

Mufti Muhammad Abu Bakar, a sharia advisor and compliance officer at Blossom Finance in Jakarta, Indonesia, has published a paper that indicates that the purchasing of Bitcoin by Muslims can be permitted (Halal) in certain situations. These comments by come at the end of a week that saw the annual Sharia conference of the Accounting […]

Yahoo! Japan Confirms Acquisition of 40% Stake In BitARG Exchange Tokyo

Yahoo! Japan Corp has confirmed on Friday it will buy a minority stake in Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange BitARG in order to join the digital money industry. Yahoo! Japan Enters Cryptocurrency Space Through BitARG Yahoo! Japan Corp,  a Japanese internet company originally formed as a joint venture between the American internet company Yahoo! and the Japanese… […]

Chinese Police Shut Down Crypto Conference

Police in China shut down a blockchain conference on Thursday, citing security risks, in a move that was contested by the organizers of the conference. The 2nd Global Fintech and Blockchain China Expo 2018 (GFBC) was brought to a halt by the authorities, reportedly because the police suspected that the organizers invited a fraudulent ICO team […]