OKCoin, Huobi, BTCChina and Yunby will state taking an extra fee on bitcoin and litecoin operations since 24 January, shortly after the central bank found “abnormalities” in their work.
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong considers using blockchain for its next-generation transaction settlement system. The platform upgrade may take three to four years.
Financial regulators in the US should emulate the UK and Japan in their support of innovative projects, says the chairman of the Commodities and Futures Trade Commission J. Christopher Giancarlo.
Russia’s central bank together with largest commercial banks develops a distributed system for clearing and settlement that will allow customers to take on loans in one click.
The new distributed solution Digital Ecosystem will help to facilitate paper flow between the bank and a number of major companies and state agencies.
The People’s Bank of China, after an initial investigation, has reportedly found abnormalities in the work of the country’s largest crypto exchanges BTCC, OKCoin and Huobi.
Daimler AG will use the experience of the Luxembourg-based remittance company in preparation for the launch of their own internet payment provider Mercedes Pay.
The New York Department of Financial Services has granted the popular crypto platform a licence for business operations with virtual currency.
The “Chinese sale” seems to be over. Bitcoin enthusiasts hope to see another impressive price hike soon.
The Belarusian commercial bank BelVEB plans to employ the blockchain technology to process transactions between Russian and domestic companies.
Fluctuations of bitcoin price led to new record highs on the crypto trading platform worldwide.
The Israel Tax Authority has declared bitcoin and other virtual currencies taxable assets rather than money.
The one-day conference “Regulation of cryptocurrencies in Russia: Intermediate results” will feature speakers from Microsoft and Sberbank. Government officials are expected to attend.
The Bank of Russia, the country’s main financial regulator, will adopt the laissez-faire approach to cryptocurrencies for the medium term while it evaluates possible risks, an official says.
The Lightning Network Daemon v0.1 alpha has been released for public testing. It uses SegWit implementation for increased efficiency.
After its remarkable hike in the first days of January, the cryptocurrency returns to mid-December level. In one day, bitcoin lost 15% of value.