Thursday, February 21, 2019
BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

CFTC official argues against SEC’s grounds for disapproving Bitcoin ETFs

Brian Quintenz, a Commissioner at the U.S. CFTC, has argued against the notion that potential price manipulation should be a barrier to the SEC’s approval of a Bitcoin ETF. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Ripple invests in Wietse Wind’s XRPL Labs

Vanessa Pestritto, the director of Xpring at Ripple, has announced that Ripple will be backing XRPL Labs, the company owned by Wietse Wind, Read more www.coinspeaker.com

Chinese Bitcoin billionaire Zhao Dong believes crypto spring will come in...

Chinese Bitcoin billionaire Zhao Dong predicts the crypto spring will only come in 2020, while crypto summer will not arrive until 2021. Read more: cointelegraph.com

MUFG set to launch new payment system based on blockchain

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan’s largest bank, in collaboration with U.S.-based fintech firm Akamai Technologies will launch a new blockchain-based payment Read more: www.coinspeaker.com

A Bitcoin ETF is ‘virtually certain’, only matter of time: Wall...

The prospect of a Bitcoin ETF is ‘virtually certain’ according to finance manager Ric Edelman, who is confident that either VanEck or Bitwise will Read more: www.ccn.com

Reality Shares Bitcoin futures ETF ‘moves ball forward’ for crypto

Cryptocurrency advocates have reacted warmly to an effort by asset manager Reality Shares to gain approval for a ‘partial’ Bitcoin ETF from US regulators. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Bank of Korea says central bank cryptocurrency would cause cash shortages

Bankers at Korea's central bank, the Bank of Korea, have issued one of the most decisive warnings against the creation of a central bank-backed cryptocurrency so far, Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

QuadrigaCX reportedly not regulated by Canadian securities watchdog

The British Columbia Securities Commission reportedly said that it did not regulate crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, since it had no indication that it was trading in securities. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Credit Suisse completes joint mutual fund transactions using blockchain

Global investment bank Credit Suisse and Banco Best completed end-to-end fund transactions on blockchain. Read more: cointelegraph.com

Data: US traders most active across major crypto exchanges

New data suggests that U.S. traders are the most active across major crypto exchanges. Read more: cointelegraph.com