Adoption
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Blockchain Startup Signs MOU With Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten

Brian Evans - Aug 14, 2018

The central bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten has signed an MOU with blockchain startup Bitt to research the feasibility of issuing its own digital currency

Australia
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Hodler’s Digest, August 5-12: You Can’t Actually Buy A Frappucino With Bitcoin, But You Can Ship More Things On Blockchain

Brian Evans - Aug 12, 2018

This week in the Hodler’s Digest, Starbucks corrects media hype — you cannot buy your favorite Frapp with BTC — and the SEC postpones a BTC ETF…

AML
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FinCEN Director: Agency Receives 1,500 Suspicious Activity Reports on Crypto per Month

Brian Evans - Aug 11, 2018

The director of the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) says that the agency has seen a surge in filings of crypto-related Suspicious Activity Reports

Banks
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India: Government to Consider Allowing Crypto Tokens, But Not Cryptocurrencies

Brian Evans - Aug 10, 2018

The Indian government is reportedly considering whether to allow crypto tokens — not cryptocurrencies — to be used in the country, based on proposals from an inter-ministerial…

Australia
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World Bank Mandates Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Issue Bond Using Blockchain Tech

Brian Evans - Aug 10, 2018

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has received a mandate from the World Bank to create and issue a bond exclusively on a blockchain

Adoption
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Barclays Sponsors Blockchain Hackathon to Explore Derivatives Contracts Processing

Brian Evans - Aug 10, 2018

U.K. investment bank Barclays is sponsoring a blockchain hackathon in order to find solutions to increase the efficiency of derivatives contracts post-trade processing

Banks
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Bank of China CIO Says Bank to Increase Investments in Blockchain, Fintech

Brian Evans - Aug 09, 2018

Report: Bank of China’s CIO has revealed the company’s plan to increase investments for technological development, including in blockchain

Banks
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KB Financial Group Report Finds Only 2% of South Koreans Interested in Crypto Investing

Brian Evans - Aug 07, 2018

Around 75% of domestic respondents marked having no interest in investing in cryptocurrencies, according to a new report from KB Financial Group

Altcoin
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Bitcoin Posts Solid Gains to Break Above $7,000 While Altcoins See Green

Brian Evans - Aug 07, 2018

Bitcoin has today seen seen solid growth to break back above $7,000, with Ethereum at $410 and most major crypto assets in the green

Banks
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UK Financial Authority Creates Global Alliance For Fintech Innovation Collaboration

Brian Evans - Aug 07, 2018

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has established a global alliance promoting international collaboration for fintech technologies such as blockchain and crypto assets