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Ukrainian Financial Stability Council Supports Regulatory Concept for Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Stability Council of Ukraine has supported a concept for crypto regulations, Timur Khromaev, head of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (SSMCS) reported in a Facebook post July 20. According to Khromaev, the concept…
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Coinbase Reportedly Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund Through Its Prime Brokerage Services

Major U.S. crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase has reportedly secured a $20 billion hedge fund for its custody service, Business Insider reports July 19. Coinbase launched “Coinbase Custody,” its digital assets custodian solution for large…
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UK Law Commission to Review Legal Frameworks to Remain ‘Competitive’ in Era of Smart Contracts

The U.K. Law Commission will review legal frameworks to ensure that British courts remain a “competitive” choice for businesses that use smart contracts. The announcement was made in the Commission’s 2018 report released July 19. The…
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HSBC Global Head of Digital Says the Bank Is ‘Cautiously Looking’ at Crypto Investment

Global Head of Digital at HSBC, Josh Bottomley, said that the bank is “cautiously looking” at cryptocurrency use cases, Forbes reported July 19. In an interview with Forbes, Bottomley said that HSBC is “cautiously looking into this area…
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Barclays Files Two Digital Currency and Blockchain Patents with U.S. Patent Office

Barclays has filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and blockchain data storage, both published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 19. The first patent describes a system for transferring…
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Crypto Market Leaders Call For Twitter to Ban ‘Scam Bots’

Crypto scam bots have become a common sight in the Twitter landscape, with many premier cryptocurrency personalities seeing an influx of fraudulent accounts commenting on their posts. This has become such a large problem that well-known cryptocurrency…
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Institutional Investors Provide 56% of Capital Inflow

The first-ever crypto investment report released July 18 by digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments reveals that the majority of capital inflow this year is coming from institutional investors. Grayscale has been overseeing investments…
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Peter Gabriel, Former Genesis Frontman, Invests in Blockchain Startup for Food Transport

British pop star Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance, according to a press release July 18. The amount of his investment has not been disclosed. Gabriel jonis a group of investors led by Working Group Capital Fund, Digital…
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Bitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent Low

With yesterday’s dramatic $600 bitcoin rally came a sharp rise in trading volume, more specifically a 100 percent increase from its 7-month volume low set just four days ago. As of Monday, bitcoin’s 24-hour trading volume had fallen to…
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China to Lead International Standardization Research Group for IoT, Blockchain Tech

China will lead an international research group on the standardization of the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology, local news outlet Science and Technology Daily reports July 18. The joint technical committee of the International…