Earlier this year, the U.A.E.’s market regulator issued a warning to investors about initial coin offerings, or ICOs, a new form of crowdfunding underpinned by cryptocurrencies in the largely unregulated fintech industry.

Now, that’s set to change. The U.A.E.’s Securiti...

September 6, 2018

One thing I’ve learned as an investor at Village Global and avid participant in the crypto community via Token Daily: say “crypto” at a cocktail party and you’re bound to start a lively debate.

Indeed: I’ve noticed that when people talk about Why Crypto Matter...

September 4, 2018

HSBC is looking to carry out its next trade finance blockchain pilot in the Middle East, according to the bank’s regional head of trade.

Speaking to GTR for its upcoming Fintech Issue, Sunil Veetil says the Middle East will be the next region of focus for HBSC when expa...

August 26, 2018


Singapore's central bank is working with the Singapore Exchange and three technology partners - Anquan, Deloitte and Nasdaq - to develop Delivery versus Payment (DvP) capabilities for settlement of tokenised assets across different blockchain platforms.

The collaborati...

August 23, 2018

Liechtenstein's Union Bank is taking advantage of the principality's blockchain-friendly regulations to issue its own security tokens, closely followed by the release of a fiat-backed digital currency.

The bank says the move will extends its presence in the cryptocurren...

August 23, 2018

Thailand's Central bank has kicked off a project with R3 and eight banks on the development of a digital currency (CBDC) for use in domestic wholesale funds transfers.

The initiative was first revealed in a speech given by Central Bank governor Veerathai Santiprabhob at...

August 14, 2018

“Blockchain but not bitcoin”. A sentence that appears to be making the rounds of late. The meteoric rise of Bitcoin has caused Wall Street and big business to sit up and take notice of the underdog asset class. High-flying bankers like Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan Chase) and...

August 12, 2018

Two common complaints among crypto traders are that platforms which didn’t before are now demanding identification documents and that more venues close their doors to residents of some countries. While users naturally lash out at the companies, it is important to remem...

August 11, 2018

Ethereum’s price has fallen 80% in the past eight months, while its hashrate has tripled to now 300 trillion per second.

That means if your mining gear was earning $100 in December, it now earns only $2.5, showing just how brutal the mining business can be.

However, much...

August 8, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to make final decisions on nine proposed bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the next two months.

As first reported Tuesday by CoinDesk, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed a decision on...

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