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UK Money Management App Emma Makes Crypto Push

Advertisement Millennial-focused money management startup Emma Technologies is expanding into crypto. The startup is behind the Emma app for iOS and Android, which is an artificial intelligence-fueled tool that until now has only supported financial institutions like HSBC, Bank of Scotland, Barclays and others, helping users to avoid overdraft fees, manage debt and save money. Now it’s integrating… Read More »

Square’s Debut of Payment Terminal Triggers Fresh Bitcoin Acceptance Rumors

Consumer and merchant payment network Square Inc. unveiled a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal October 19 in a move which sparked excitement about possible Bitcoin integration. Bitcoin PoS Next For Square? Unveiled on social media and in an interview with tech outlet Nerdist, Square’s device is designed as a standalone solution for merchants wishing to accept card payments. The move comes… Read More »

Huobi Unveils New ‘All-in-One’ Stablecoin for Stablecoins (Except Tether)

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announced today that it has launched its very own interchangeable stablecoin dubbed HUSD. “All-In-One Stablecoin” Huobi, which is currently the third largest cryptocurrency exchange by means of traded volume according to data from CoinMarketCap, announced the launch of its own stablecoin HUSD. Notes Livio Weng Vice President at Huobi: It’s our great pleasure to announce… Read More »

Nordea in Money Laundering Scandal After Calling Bitcoin ‘High-Risk’ for Money Laundering

Nordic banking giant Nordea Bank is allegedly implicated in a multi-million money laundering scandal. Reportedly, the case is related to another recent money laundering scheme involving Denmark’s Danske Bank. Nordea in Hot Water  Banking giant Nordea Bank, headquartered in Helsinki, is alleged to have accepted criminally-sourced funds from banks located in Lithuania and Estonia. The giant confirmed that… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Loans Go Big As Company Reveals $550M Half-Year Traffic

The cryptocurrency loans offshoot of just one firm saw through-flow of over half a billion dollars in its first six months on the market. ‘Incredibly Strong Reception’ That’s according to third quarter statistics released October 18th by Genesis Capital, a US-based over-the-counter trading firm. In March of this year, Genesis began offering cryptocurrency loans to institutional investors. Upon… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Lost $882 Million to Hackers in Two Years, Report Finds

A recent report by cybersecurity company found that over the past two years cryptocurrency exchanges have lost $882 million to hackers. The report also warns that the trend is likely to increase in the future as hackers direct more of their attention to exchanges. $1.3 Million Lost Every Day Moscow-based cybersecurity company Group-IB has released a report on… Read More »

ZebPay Leaves India for Malta After Regulations Crippled Its Business

Zebpay, once India’s biggest Bitcoin payment processor, has announced its move to Malta after its business was ‘crippled’ due to unfavorable laws and regulations. Lack of Banking Support ‘Crippled’ Our Business According to Quartz India, the Singapore-based Zebpay has set up operations in Malta. The platform was once one of the most prominent in India, processing half of… Read More »

Goldman Sachs and Mike Novogratz Invest in Cryptocurrency Startup BitGo

BitGo, a company which provides institutional-grade investors with compliance, security, and custodial solutions for cryptocurrencies has closed its Series B funding round bringing in $58.5 million. Goldman Sachs and Novogratz’ Galaxy Digital Ventures LLC contributed with $15 million of said amount. Investing in a $1 Trillion Cryptocurrency Wallet In an official release from today, BitGo disclosed that it… Read More »

Only 40% Are Passing Malta’s Cryptocurrency Certification Exam

Malta has signaled teething problems in its quest to become a “Blockchain Island” after it emerged less than 40 percent of professionals passed the government’s cryptocurrency certification exam. ‘Not Sufficiently Prepared’ As local news outlet Times of Malta reports October 18, regulator the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) had to fail more than 6 out of every 10… Read More »

Overstock’s tZero Issues SEC-Complaint Security Tokens

tZero announced it has issued its preferred tZero security tokens, sold during the Security Token Offering (STO) earlier this year. The company raised $134 million from investors worldwide during the months-long STO. ICO to STO The offering launched as a more typical pre-sale ICO towards the end of last year. This became the second stage STO in March, after… Read More »