SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

Securitize, a provider of technology for issuing blockchain tokens, has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration (SEC), a move it says will boost adoption. Announced Wednesday, the registration means Securitize can now act as the official keeper of records about changes of ownership in securities. While that might sound […]

Binance’s iOS App Returns to Apple Store

Binance’s iOS App Returns to Apple Store

Binance’s iOS app returned to the Apple app store today. The largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance’s iOS app has returned after a month’s hiatus. A company posting announced the return today following an announcement on Twitter Friday by Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao. According to Zhao, listing the exchange’s app was a difficult process: […]

Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

The most prestigious banking relationship in crypto has ended. Barclays, the London-based global bank, is no longer working with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, industry sources told CoinDesk. And while Coinbase found a replacement in U.K. upstart Clearbank, according to people familiar with the situation, the change has indirectly inconvenienced the exchange’s users. That’s because, aside from […]

Samsung Quietly Adds Bitcoin to its Blockchain Keystore

Samsung Quietly Adds Bitcoin to its Blockchain Keystore

Korean tech giant Samsung has added Bitcoin support to its Blockchain Keystore SDK. This will eventually allow users to use Bitcoin with applications via the company’s secure storage hardware featured on supported devices. In addition to adding Bitcoin, the Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK will also support the Klaytn network too. Klaytn is the blockchain effort […]

Legal Expert Katharina Pistor Weighs in on Facebook’s Libra

Legal Expert Katharina Pistor Weighs in on Facebook’s Libra

“You can’t put the genie back into the bottle,” said Katharina Pistor at our exclusive event in DC during the Libra hearings. Pistor, the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School, explored the legality – and importance – of corporate tokens like Libra in a world that seems reticent to adopt them. “Facebook’s […]

Goldman Sachs Predicts US-China Trade War to Continue into 2020, Will It Benefit Bitcoin?

Goldman Sachs Predicts US-China Trade War to Continue into 2020, Will It Benefit Bitcoin?

Economists at global investment bank Goldman Sachs believe there to be no end in sight to the ongoing US-China trade war. Although damaging to economic interests in both nations, the lack of resolution may well be bullish for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has historically performed well at times of heightened geopolitical tension. This is due to […]

IRS Warnings to Bitcoin Traders Offer Clues to Coming Tax Guidance

IRS Warnings to Bitcoin Traders Offer Clues to Coming Tax Guidance

As U.S. cryptocurrency users eagerly await tax guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), they can find hints of what may come in the agency’s recent warning letters. The tax collector said earlier this year that its first guidance on crypto since 2014 is coming, but it’s not clear what information will be provided or when it will […]

IBM Files Patent for a Blockchain-Based Web Browser

IBM Files Patent for a Blockchain-Based Web Browser

A new patent application from IBM describes a blockchain-based web browser. Filed on August 6 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, IBM’s patent is for a web browser backed by a peer-to-peer network. The browser collects pre-specified information from web browsing sessions, according to the patent. The information is then transferred to a network of […]