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Securitize Teams up With Hong Kong’s C Block Capital to Expand Its Footprint in Asia
Hong Kong Blockchain Week is happening March 4-8, 2019. Click here to meet 3,000 plus blockchain industry leaders. In an effort to expand its global footprint, blockchain startup Securitize announced a partnership with Hong Kong-based VC C Block Capital, writes Securities.io. The partnership sees C Block Capital providing Mainland-based companies access to the digital securities platform provider, while Securitize benefits
JPMorgan Becomes First U.S. Bank to Issue its Own Cryptocurrency
Of all the financial institutions one might guess would become the first U.S. bank to issue its own digital coin, it's safe to assume that JPMorgan Chase would not be the first choice. After all, CEO Jamie Dimon has famously called bitcoin "a fraud" and then doubled down on his criticisms by declaring "these crypto things are kind of a
Canadian Crypto Exchange Mistakenly Moved Additional Bitcoin into Wallet it Can't Access
In its first report looking into what happened to the money that shuttered Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its investors, advisory firm Ernst & Young has found that an additional 103 bitcoin valued at C$468,675 ($354,300) were moved on Feb. 6 to a cold wallet protected by a password only its founder - who died in December - knew. Quadriga
EmTech Asia Explores Tech’s Impact on Life and the World Around Us
Organized by the MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the sixth annual EmTech Asia conference opened its doors at the Marina Bay Sands last month and drew a crowd of over 700 participants from over 30 countries. Taglined “Discover the Emerging Technologies that will Change the World”, EmTech Asia 2019 attendees heard from 50 of the world’s most influential
Mystery Deepens With Canadian Crypto Exchange's Missing Funds
The Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its investors about $250 million CAD (US$190 million) in both cryptocurrencies and fiat funds, but the company claims its late founder was the only person at the company who knew how to access the money, as CoinDesk reported early last week. Citing court documents it had obtained from the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, CoinDesk
A New ETF Combines Blockchain, Cloud and Other Technologies
AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of actively managed exchange traded funds, is adding to its lineup with the debut of the AdvisorShares Sabretooth ETF (NASDAQ: BKCH). The new ETF will invest in companies with exposure to blockchain and cloud computing, two of the fastest-growing corners of the technology sector. What Happened BKCH's investment thesis “holds that companies utilizing cloud
SEC Solicits Companies to Provide Data For Most Widely Used Blockchains
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking both large and small companies that can provide blockchain data "to support the SEC's efforts to monitor risk, improve compliance, and inform Commission policy with respect to digital assets," the agency announced. Specifically, the SEC wants tech solutions that "extracts blockchain data and parses this data to make it easily reviewable." Here
Report: A Canadian Crypto Exchange Owes Investors $190M That it Can't Access After its Founder Dies With the Password
The Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its investors about $250 million CAD (US$190 million) in both cryptocurrencies and fiat funds, but its late founder was the only person at the company who knew how to access the money, as CoinDesk reports. Citing court documents it had obtained from the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, CoinDesk notes that "there were roughly 115,000
A New Report Says Two Groups of Hackers Have Stolen About $1B in Cryptocurrencies - So Far
Well, here's something to keep crypto investors up at night: A new report by Chainalysis has found that "two prominent, professional hacking groups" have been responsible for stealing about $1 billion in digital coins thus far, accounting for at least 60% of all publicly recorded hacks. According to Chainalysis - a firm that tracks cryptocurrency transactions - these two hacking groups,
The Battle Over ICO Regulation Has Just Begun
In a speech he delivered last December, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Jay Clayton somewhat surprisingly acknowledged that he believed initial coin offerings (ICOs) are potentially "effective ways for entrepreneurs and others to raise capital." It became a little less surprising, however, when Clayton added one big caveat: "The novel technological nature of an ICO does not change the fundamental