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OKEx, Malta Stock Exchange To Create Joint Venture Cryptocurrency Marketplace
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OKEx, Malta Stock Exchange To Create Joint Venture Cryptocurrency Marketplace

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, OKEx, will form a joint venture company with MSX, the digital and FinTech division of Malta Stock Exchange Holdings, to create a security-token trading platform under the name OKMSX. OKEx and MSX sign...
Vietnam Central Bank Agrees To Suspend Import Of Cryptocurrency Mining Machines
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Vietnam Central Bank Agrees To Suspend Import Of Cryptocurrency Mining Machines

The gear has come under scrutiny by the State Bank of Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. According to Hanoi newspaper Việt Nam News, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country's central bank, has agreed with the Ministry of Industry and Tra...
Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter
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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, currently serving a double life sentence, has recently created a twitter account under the handle @RealRossU. https://twitter.com/RealRossU/status/1019953970771419136 In a letter posted on freeross.org, a website set up b...
India’s Supreme Court Sets September Date for Final Cryptocurrency Petition Hearing
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India’s Supreme Court Sets September Date for Final Cryptocurrency Petition Hearing

India’s Supreme Court has upheld the central bank’s directive of prohibiting banks from offering services to the domestic cryptocurrency sector following a hearing today. On Friday, India’s Supreme Court held its latest hearing of the case against the Reser...
Encrypted Email Service Tutanota Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments
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Encrypted Email Service Tutanota Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments

Tutanota, a provider of an encrypted email service, has begun to accept donations in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and monero in order to test payment processing using cryptocurrencies, the company announced in a blog post. The German firm noted that it want...
Barclays Pursues Blockchain Patents to Create Digital Currency Network
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Barclays Pursues Blockchain Patents to Create Digital Currency Network

Barclays, the UK’s biggest bank, has applied for three U.S. patents that collectively outline a system that uses blockchain technology to combine the pseudonymity of cryptocurrency with the legacy financial system and its KYC/AML regime. The London-based ba...
Canada’s Only Actively-Managed Cryptocurrency Fund Now 91% in Cash
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Canada’s Only Actively-Managed Cryptocurrency Fund Now 91% in Cash

Canada’s only actively-managed cryptocurrency fund is currently holding approximately 91 percent of its assets in cash, a position it says it has taken based on uncertainty about the near-term trajectory of the market. Writing in a biweekly report published...
You Can Now Use the Lightning Network to Buy (Virtually) Anything
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You Can Now Use the Lightning Network to Buy (Virtually) Anything

Cryptocurrency cellphone top-up company Bitrefill has announced it will start selling gift vouchers for Amazon and other brands — effectively opening up Bitcoin Lightning Network payments to almost any item.  LIGHTNING ‘COMES’ TO AMAZON, UBER, AND MOR...
Money in Government and Religion
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Money in Government and Religion

When dealing with your personal finances, how often do you involve religion in your calculations? I imagine the answer will be different for everyone and will likely vary from “every time” to “never” depending on your background, chosen lifestyle or where you...
Congressman Calls for Cryptocurrency Investigation, Another Wants to Ban It
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Congressman Calls for Cryptocurrency Investigation, Another Wants to Ban It

A Democratic congressman has called for an investigation of the cryptocurrency industry following Robert Mueller’s indictment — while another has called for a ban on cryptocurrency mining and buying altogether.  On July 13th, 12 Russian operatives were ...