Cryptocurrency

Legacy Trust’s digital asset division has plans to create the first settlement layer in Asia for institutional investors trading both fiat and cryptocurrencies. First Digital Trust (FDT) announced Friday that its new rapid settlement and clearing network (RSCN) will provide custodian clients, including some of Asia’s most prominent over-the-counter desks and financial institutions, with the
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Investment bank Morgan Stanley is buying digital stock brokerage E*Trade for $13 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal, the consolidation will give Morgan Stanley an inroad with E*Trade’s 5.2 million retail investors in what will be Wall Street’s largest deal since the 2008 financial crisis. The bank is targeting this market, though Morgan Stanley’s
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Australia’s primary stock exchange could soon have a new blockchain-based rival. National Stock Exchange of Australia owner NSX Ltd. and financial institution iSignthis (ISX), both publicly listed companies, announced Thursday that they are forming joint venture to offer a digital securities trading platform. Called ClearPay, the new entity will offer a platform will be based
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Alex Tapscott is a venture capital investor, co-author (with Don Tapscott) of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World and co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute, in Toronto. The following excerpt, written by Alex Tapscott, is from his new book Financial Services Revolution, available in all good stores now. Facebook’s foray into
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CoinDesk columnist Nic Carter is a partner at Castle Island Ventures, a public blockchain-focused venture fund based in Cambridge, MA. He is also the cofounder of Coin Metrics, a blockchain analytics startup. On May 9th, 2019, Representative Bradley Sherman, member of the House Banking Committee, made an impassioned speech in Congress about cryptocurrency. In his speech, the mask typically
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A group of Telegram Open Network (TON) developers, calling themselves “The TON Community Foundation,” have submitted a court document criticizing the SEC’s prosecution of the project. The former messaging app turned blockchain developer has been embroiled in a long-running suit with the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission, which alleges that US$1.7 billion raised from
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With the price of bitcoin breaking below last week’s critical resistance, Markets Daily is back with another time-saving news roundup. Disclosure Read More The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary
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I first met Erik Voorhees in Amsterdam, back in the summer of 2018, while covering a fintech conference called Money20/20. The conference was a circus. (Literally a circus, complete with trapezes artists, mimes, and a unicyclist.) The panels focused on stuff like artificial intelligence, biometrics at the cash register, and how to use big data.
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The Australian entrepreneur who claims to be the inventor of bitcoin has suggested he might take legal action against the cryptocurrency’s developer team over claimed infringement of his intellectual property. In a blog post published last Thursday, Craig Wright said while forks of bitcoin would be allowed under the open-source MIT license under which bitcoin
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Viktor Bunin is a protocol specialist at Bison Trails, a company that offers one-click access to various blockchain nodes. While the number of Bison Trails users is, according to Bunin, headed “up and to the right,” he addressed concerns with Libra and the recent drop-out of major banking and business players. In short? He’s not
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