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Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 15th to 21st June 2018

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Africa South Africa B2B Blockchain Summit to take place in Johannesburg next week: Johannesburg will be home to the first B2B […]

Markets Rattled as Bitcoin Falls Below $6,100

Today marks a landmark decision in the MtGox debacle, where as the Japanese court approves rehabilitation of the Bitcoin exchange from bankruptcy. Despite the positive news, markets are tumbling, as many top altcoins are experiencing double digit percent losses aside Bitcoin’s decline. The ruling by the court today marks Bitcoin exchange MtGox as the first […]

Cboe Says ICO Market Will Come After Investors, and It’s Not Looking Good

Chris Concannon, the president of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe), the world’s biggest derivatives market behind CME Group, has warned investors in tokens and initial coin offering (ICO) projects of an upcoming two-part regulatory reckoning. ICO Investors Could be in Trouble In an exclusive interview with Frank Chaparro from Business Insider, Concannon said that […]

Bitcoin Hits Low as Japan Cracks Down – Bloomberg

BloombergBitcoin Hits Low as Japan Cracks DownBloombergBitcoin nearly hit its lowest price for the year as Japan cracked down on trading venues #tictocnews https://bloom.bg/2K2OLa3 (Source: Bloomberg). Terms of Service · Trademarks Privacy Polic…

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 15th to 21st June 2018

South America Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Brazil Blockchain data sharing platform for regulators revealed: The Brazilian Central Bank Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) has announced a new data sharing platform […]

Bitcoin falls to four-month low in persistent bearish trend – Reuters

ReutersBitcoin falls to four-month low in persistent bearish trendReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin dropped to a more than four-month low on Friday, continuing a downtrend after more negative headlines such as Japan’s financial regulator ordering six digital currency exchanges to make improvements on their anti-money …and more »

Bitcoin’s Price Hit Its Lowest Point Since Early February – CoinDesk

CoinDeskBitcoin’s Price Hit Its Lowest Point Since Early FebruaryCoinDeskThe price of bitcoin on Friday fell to a level last seen in early February when it registered its lowest price in 2018. Prices went as low as $6,081.09, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), a significant drop considering the day’s opening …and more »

Japan’s bitFlyer Halts Taking on New Business to Fix Issues Following FSA Order

bitFlyer, Japan’s largest Bitcoin exchange, is being forced to stop taking on new business after regulators said it wasn’t doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorist financing. The move by the Tokyo-based exchange saw a drop in the price of the coin and highlights how the country’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA),… […]

Law Firm Hired by Bitfinex Confirms Tether Reserves

There are numerous theories regarding the roller coaster market movements of cryptocurrency over the past year. A popular one revolves around the use of Tether (USDT) to inflate the price of Bitcoin during the bull market, and deflate it on the way down. However, a June 20 report suggests the controversial stablecoin may be more […]