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Capital and Risk, Trading

Mining Your Own Business: Tax and Estate Planning with Crypto

February 14, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Cryptocurrency, a digital form of currency that uses cryptography for security, has become a significant part of the global financial landscape. As such, it has also become an important consideration in estate planning. This Dechert OnPoint provides an overview of […]


News

Top Cryptocurrency Investment Picks for 2024

January 2, 2024

Via: TechBullion

The world of cryptocurrency is in a constant state of flux, with the appeal and market value of various digital currencies undergoing frequent fluctuations. As we approach 2024, many investors are grappling with the question of which cryptocurrency holds the […]


News

Kasikorn Bank snaps up 97% stake in cryptocurrency exchange Satang for $103m

October 31, 2023

Via: FinTech Futures

A filing made with the Stock Exchange of Thailand this week by K-Bank president Pipit Aneaknithi shows that the acquisition has been made through Unita Capital, the bank’s fully owned subsidiary and investment arm for digital asset companies. Satang Corporation […]


Regulations

Australia proposes significant regulatory reforms for digital asset platforms

October 16, 2023

Via: FinTech Futures

The proposals specifically aim to tackle “consumer harms” associated with digital assets, which the government says have been perpetuated by ineffective management practices, inadequate governance structures, poor operational resilience, widespread conflicts of interest and instances of fraudulent activities. To mitigate […]


Regulations

EU drafts crypto transfer rules to fight money laundering

April 4, 2023

Via: FinTech Futures

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have adopted draft legislation strengthening EU rules against money laundering and terrorist financing with MEPs set to negotiate the final shape of the legislation with EU governments. The parliament will vote on it during […]


Capital and Risk, Trading

Beyond Bitcoin: why developing nations should look to stablecoins

January 10, 2023

Via: FinTech Futures

Considering that cryptocurrencies have a positive impact on financial inclusion, it is odd then that the UN has expressed its reservations about them. The UN’s Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) called for a halt to the growth of cryptocurrencies […]


Regulations

Under the Fed’s Tiered System, Requests for Master Account Access by Cryptocurrency Companies Will Be Subject to the Strictest Scrutiny

August 22, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On August 15, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) issued final guidelines, outlining the tiered approach it will use when evaluating the growing requests from fintech firms and cryptocurrency companies for access to master accounts. The guidelines make clear that while […]


Capital and Risk, Operational

‘Cryptojacking’ Attacks on Financial Firms Surged in First Half

July 27, 2022

Via: Insurance Journal

Hackers are increasingly targeting financial firms such as banks and trading houses with attacks designed to use their computer systems to mine cryptocurrencies, according to cybersecurity firm SonicWall. The number of so-called cryptojacking attacks on financial companies more than tripled […]


Capital and Risk, Trading

Tips to Help You Crush Your Bitcoin Trading Goals

June 16, 2022

Via: TechBullion

Bitcoin trading is a very exciting hobby for many people. However, for some new traders, it can be a bit intimidating and even terrifying. After all, the world of finance can be extremely complex and Bitcoin trading is no exception. […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Blockchain fintech Oasis Pro lands $27m Series A

May 17, 2022

Via: FinTech Futures

The round saw participation from existing investor UDHC as well as other strategic investors Blizzard the Avalanche Fund, Inveniam, Redwood Trust, TrustLabs, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Gate Ventures, LedgerPrime and StableNode, among others. The company says the financing will fuel […]


Channels

Why Tokenization will be King in 2023

May 4, 2022

Via: TechBullion

Cryptocurrency has become an integral part of the global financial ecosystem, and as the blockchain space evolves, new niches, applications, and derivative technologies will continue to emerge over time. Every year, one of these concepts becomes the dominant narrative within […]


Activity, Channels, Investment Banking

Taxation of Cryptocurrency and Similar Transactions

April 20, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Whether you’re an investor expanding your portfolio to include digital assets such as cryptocurrencies and tokens, a business that uses cryptocurrencies to engage in everyday transactions, or a crypto “miner,” you need to keep in mind the tax implications of […]


Regulations

New Virginia Law Permits Banks to Provide Virtual Currency Custody Services

April 13, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On April 11, Virginia enacted a new law (HB 263), which goes into effect on July 1, 2022, permitting “banks” to provide customers with “virtual currency custody services so long as the bank has adequate protocols in place to effectively […]


Activity, Channels, Investment Banking

Crypto Streaming Solutions Are Changing The Way To Deal With Investment Payments

March 25, 2022

Via: TechBullion

There are many businesses utilizing crypto and DeFi solutions to pay their employees and manage their bills while moving away from traditional exchange systems offered by banks (TradFi). Today, however, we’re looking at the risks involved in these payment solutions […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

5 Myths About Bitcoin

December 20, 2021

Via: TechBullion

Bitcoin is one of the widely used cryptocurrencies, it has its estimated value in trillions. In 2009, it came into existence and after that, the value of Bitcoin increased. Many investors have their theory related to investment in Bitcoin. Bitcoin […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

How Can Gold-Backed Cryptocurrencies Offer Stability to The Current Investment Landscape

December 6, 2021

Via: TechBullion

Cryptocurrency is no longer a trend or an emerging innovative technology that will become available sometime in the future. It is here now, and it is here to stay. Indeed, it is still quite a new field, and advanced developments […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Why Digital Assets Will Become Integral to Corporate Treasury Management

November 18, 2021

Via: TechBullion

Discussions of cryptocurrency and decentralized finance typically revolve around trends relating to retail investors. However, recent data suggests that institutions are beginning to invest in digital assets in multiple forms, not least of which is their significant investments into financial […]


Channels

Mastercard partners digital asset platform Bakkt to offer ‘Crypto-as-a-Service’

October 29, 2021

Via: Banking Technology

Announced at Money20/20, the partnership also expands Mastercard’s rewards scheme to include crypto and will allow for the issuance of branded crypto debit and credit cards. Mastercard says the “multifaceted partnership” will enable “Crypto-as-a-Service” and make it easier for its […]


Activity, Retail Banking

PayPal launches UK crypto service

August 27, 2021

Via: FinTech Futures

The new offering, which starts rolling out this week, will give users a choice of four cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Real-time crypto prices and content to learn about the opportunities and risks involved will also be […]


Capital and Risk, Operational

To Catch a (Bitcoin) Thief: Cross-Practice Team Recovers $6 Million in Short Order

August 26, 2021

Via: JD Supra

In the emerging cryptocurrency space, most investors store their assets in digital wallets, where—unlike traditional bank accounts—they earn no interest. In the last few years, cryptocurrency investors have increasingly sought to earn a yield on their cryptocurrency holdings by lending […]