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HSBC forex trading costs cut sharply by blockchain -executive
HSBC has reduced the cost of settling foreign exchange trades by a quarter through its blockchain-based system, an executive overseeing the project told Reuters, offering a glimpse of the savings the technology could offer banks.
Feb 14
03:47 AM
Cryptocurrency traders protest Indonesia's new futures rules
Indonesian cryptocurrency traders are complaining that the government's new rules on futures trading, which require high minimum capital for traders, will hinder development of the young but growing market.
Feb 13
10:21 PM
Cryptocurrency firm Quadriga moved bitcoins to 'cold wallets' inadvertently: report
Canadian digital currency platform Quadriga inadvertently transferred almost C$470,000 ($355,226) worth of bitcoins to a storage that it is unable to access after the firm's founder died, a court-nominated monitor said in a report.
Feb 13
10:01 AM
Cryptocurrency firm Quadriga moved bitcoins to 'cold wallets' inadvertently - report
Canadian digital currency platform Quadriga inadvertently transferred almost C$470,000 ($355,226) worth of bitcoins to a storage that it is unable to access after the firm's founder died, a court-nominated monitor said in a report.
Feb 13
09:51 AM
Vitruvian puts German fintech Smava up for sale: sources
Buyout group Vitruvian is putting German consumer credit online platform Smava up for sale, people close to the matter said.
Feb 13
03:21 AM
Ontario securities regulator looking into digital platform Quadriga
Canada's main securities regulator said on Friday that it was looking into Quadriga CX, the digital platform whose founder died in December, trapping millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies in its accounts.
Feb 08
11:36 AM
Banking whistleblower's next crusade: a clean cryptocurrency
One of banking's most wanted whistleblowers, Frenchman Herve Falciani, has picked unlikely new weapons to fight money-laundering and fraud - cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology behind it.
Feb 08
06:21 AM
Lithuania sees flood of fintech firms apply for licences ahead of Brexit
About 100 financial companies and start-ups from Britain and elsewhere are applying for a licence in burgeoning fintech hub Lithuania to ensure they have access to the European Union after Brexit, the country's central bank told Reuters.
Feb 08
06:16 AM
Lithuania sees flood of UK fintech firms apply for licences ahead of Brexit
About 100 British financial companies and start-ups are applying for a licence in burgeoning fintech hub Lithuania to ensure they have access to the European Union after Brexit, the country's central bank told Reuters.
Feb 08
04:46 AM
Crypto bear market threatens to last as potential token supply weighs
Cryptocurrencies may be facing a prolonged bear market.
Feb 08
04:27 AM
Lithuania sees flood of UK fintech firms apply for license ahead of Brexit
About 100 British financial companies and start-ups are applying for a license in burgeoning fintech hub Lithuania to ensure they have access to the European Union after Brexit, the country's central bank told Reuters.
Feb 08
04:27 AM
Canada securities watchdog says crypto firm Quadriga beyond its purview
British Columbia Securities Commission, the province's securities regulator, said on Thursday that it does not regulate Quadriga CX, the Vancouver, B.C.-based digital platform whose founder died in December, trapping millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies in its accounts.
Feb 07
12:56 PM
Swiss exchange SIX to launch blockchain bourse in second half
Swiss exchange SIX plans to launch its new SDX trading platform using blockchain technology to speed up trading in the second half of this year, Chairman Romeo Lacher said on Wednesday.
Feb 06
11:01 AM
Fintech firm Pagaya issuing $100 million in asset-backed securities
Pagaya, a U.S.-Israeli firm that uses machine learning and big data to manage institutional money, said on Wednesday it is issuing and overseeing $100 million in actively managed asset-backed securities led by structuring agent Cantor Fitzgerald.
Feb 06
05:21 AM
Judge pauses lawsuits against cryptocurrency company Quadriga
A cryptocurrency platform that lost access to millions of dollars when its founder died with sole knowledge of company passwords has been granted a temporary reprieve from creditor lawsuits.
Feb 05
02:51 PM
Millions in cryptocurrencies frozen after Canadian founder's death
AboutC$180 million ($137.21 million) in cryptocurrencies have been frozen in the user accounts of Canadian digital platform Quadriga after the founder, the only person with the password to gain access, died suddenly in December.
Feb 04
04:46 PM
U.S. crypto exchange Kraken buys index provider Crypto Facilities
U.S. virtual currency exchange Kraken said on Monday that it had acquired Crypto Facilities, a cryptocurrency index provider that calculates the reference price for CME Group Inc's bitcoin futures.
Feb 04
08:26 AM
Goldman Sachs invests in HSBC-backed fintech app Bud
Goldman Sachs is among the investors in a $20 million fundraising for financial technology firm Bud, the two companies said on Monday, the latest in a series of investments by big global banks seeking to partner with fintechs.
Feb 03
04:14 PM
IOTA says bulk of $11 million stolen tokens found, hacker worked alone
A top official at technology group IOTA Foundation said most of the roughly $11 million in the company's cryptocurrency stolen from investor wallets has been found, but the funds are being held to be used as evidence by law enforcement authorities against the alleged perpetrator of the heist. (MIOTA )
Jan 30
10:06 AM
Cryptocurrency thefts, scams hit $1.7 billion in 2018: report
Cryptocurrencies stolen from exchanges and scammed from investors surged more than 400 percent in 2018 to around $1.7 billion, according to a report from U.S.-based cyber security firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday.
Jan 29
06:42 AM
Fintech companies raised a record $39.6 billion in 2018: research
Venture capital-backed financial technology companies raised a record $39.57 billion from investors globally in 2018, up 120 percent from the previous year, according to research by data provider CB Insights published on Tuesday.
Jan 28
09:46 PM
Fintech companies raised a record $39.6 bln in 2018 -research
Venture capital-backed financial technology companies raised a record $39.57 billion from investors globally in 2018, up 120 percent from the previous year, according to research by data provider CB Insights published on Tuesday.
Jan 28
09:11 PM
U.S. bank trade group, Accenture and others back fintech startup Finxact
Accenture Plc, SunTrust Banks Inc and the American Bankers Association, a trade group for U.S. banks, said on Friday that they had joined a $30 million investment round in Finxact, a startup that develops the back-end technology used by banks to process some transactions.
Jan 25
04:11 AM
BoE's Carney says cryptocurrencies unlikely to revolutionize financial sector
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday that cryptocurrencies were unlikely to revolutionize the financial sector because they were more like assets than currencies.
Jan 24
10:31 AM
BOJ's Kuroda warns fintech firms could disrupt banking system
Japan's central bank chief, Haruhiko Kuroda, said on Thursday that fintech companies could disrupt the banking system of advanced economies in a serious way.
Jan 24
10:16 AM
Fintech companies could seriously disrupt banking: BOJ's Kuroda
Japan's central bank chief, Haruhiko Kuroda, said on Thursday that fin-tech companies could disrupt the banking system in a serious way.
Jan 24
10:02 AM
Aetna, other health insurers team up with IBM on blockchain project
CVS Health Corp's Aetna and a host of other health insurers said on Thursday they have partnered with IBM Corp to create a blockchain network aimed at cutting costs in the healthcare industry.
Jan 24
09:56 AM
DAVOS-Fintech companies could seriously disrupt banking - BOJ's Kuroda
Japan's central bank chief, Haruhiko Kuroda, said on Thursday that fin-tech companies could disrupt the banking system in a serious way.
Jan 24
09:46 AM
Cryptocurrency firm Robinhood wins New York trading license
New York on Thursday gave approval to commission-free startup Robinhood to trade in seven cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin, on its online platform.
Jan 24
09:26 AM
Harvard, Levi Strauss, U.S. think tank in blockchain tie-up on worker welfare
Harvard University's public health graduate school, U.S. think-tank New America, and American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co announced on Thursday a collaboration to develop a blockhain-based system designed to replace outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers.
Jan 24
08:36 AM
Crypto value unproven, blockchain years away from mainstream: JP Morgan
The value of cryptocurrencies is unproven and the widely-hyped blockchain technology that grew out of them will not make any real difference to banks for at least three to five years, JP Morgan analysts said on Thursday.
Jan 24
08:26 AM
Cboe shelving plan for bitcoin-tracking product: filing
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday that Cboe Global Markets Inc is pulling its proposal to list an exchange-traded product tracking the price of bitcoin, delivering another blow to cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
Jan 23
12:21 PM
UK watchdog lays out oversight of cryptocurrencies
Britain's markets watchdog set out which aspects of the nascent cryptocurrency industry it regulates on Wednesday, as volatile digital assets come under greater scrutiny.
Jan 23
08:36 AM
Ugandan firm uses blockchain to trace coffee from farms to stores
An Ugandan company has started using blockchain, the technology behind virtual currency Bitcoin, to certify shipments of coffee to try to meet growing demand from consumers for more information about where products have come from. (BTC )
Jan 23
08:06 AM
From bait to plate: Blockchain platform tracks food's journey
With a scan of their smartphones, consumers can now track the journey of their fish meal to ensure it's a legal, ethical and sustainable product.
Jan 23
04:06 AM
UPDATE 1-UK watchdog flags possible ban on some crypto-related trading
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Jan 23
02:46 AM
UK watchdog flags possible ban on some crypto-related trading
Britain's markets watchdog said on Wednesday it would consult later in the year on a proposed ban on selling derivatives linked to certain types of crypto assets to retail customers.
Jan 23
02:26 AM
U.K.-based fintech company Nutmeg raises $58 mln in latest funding round
U.K.-based online wealth manager Nutmeg said https://www.nutmeg.com/nutmegonomics/goldman-sachs on Tuesday it raised $58.2 million in funding from Goldman Sachs Group Inc, proceeds of which will be used mainly for international expansion.
Jan 22
08:11 AM
LSE's technology to power Asian cryptocurrency platform
London Stock Exchange Group said on Tuesday Hong Kong-based AAX would use its technology for cryptocurrency trading, allowing the British exchange operator enter a nascent yet highly speculative industry.
Jan 22
03:41 AM
Amundi buys 51 percent remaining stake in fintech Anatec
French asset manager Amundi said on Friday it bought the 51 percent stake it didn't own in fintech Anatec.
Jan 18
08:26 AM
Daily bitcoin transactions on darknet markets doubled throughout 2018: report
Use of bitcoin as a form of payment doubled in 2018 on darknet market sites, where users can buy anything from illegal drugs to fake IDs, even though the price of the cryptocurrency crashed, according to a study by data firm Chainalysis.
Jan 18
06:31 AM
Wall Street hits four-week high on BofA, Goldman boost
Wall Street's main indexes hit a one-month high on Wednesday, boosted by upbeat earnings from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, with a multi-billion dollar deal in the fintech sector also helping a risk-on trade.
Jan 16
09:57 AM
Gains in Goldman, BofA send Wall Street to four-week high
Bank shares drove Wall Street's main indexes to a one-month high on Wednesday after strong earnings from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, with a multi-billion dollar deal in the fintech sector also helping a risk-on sentiment.
Jan 16
08:51 AM
Fiserv to buy First Data for $22 billion to boost payments business
U.S. financial technology provider Fiserv Inc said on Wednesday it will buy payment processor First Data Corp in a $22 billion all-stock deal, the biggest ever acquisition in a booming market in digital payments technology.
Jan 16
07:31 AM
Gains in Goldman, BofA drive Wall Street to four-week high
Bank stocks drove Wall Street to a one-month high on Wednesday after strong earnings from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, with a multi-billion dollar deal in the fintech sector adding to the boost.
Jan 16
07:26 AM
Goldman, BofA earnings boost to drive Wall Street higher at open
Wall Street was set to extend gains on Wednesday, after hitting a four-week high in the previous session, as strong earnings from Goldman Sachs and Bank of America as well as a $22 billion deal in the fintech sector lifted sentiment.
Jan 16
06:21 AM
Chevron, Total and Reliance join oil blockchain platform Vakt
Oil majors Chevron and Total , along with major Indian refiner Reliance Industries , have joined the blockchain-based platform Vakt, London-based Vakt said on Tuesday.
Jan 16
12:16 AM
Global blockchain unicorn Bitfury launches music business
Global blockchain company The Bitfury Group, valued recently at $1 billion, announced on Wednesday the launch of a music and entertainment division that will create an open-source music platform secured by the bitcoin blockchain.
Jan 16
12:16 AM
HSBC settles FX deals worth $250 billion on blockchain in last year
HSBC has settled $250 billion (194.15 billion) worth of forex trades using blockchain in the last year, it said on Monday, suggesting the heavily hyped technology is gaining traction in a sector until now hesitant to embrace it.
Jan 14
09:51 AM
HSBC settles forex deals worth $250 billion on blockchain in last year
HSBC has settled $250 billion worth of forex trades using blockchain in the last year, it said on Monday, suggesting the heavily hyped technology is gaining traction in a sector until now hesitant to embrace it.
Jan 14
09:26 AM

  

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