Posts Tagged blockchain

Uniform global curbs on cryptocurrency trading may be hard: BOJ official

UNTV News   •   January 26, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Policymakers around the world may debate ways to deal with the volatility of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but imposing global, across-the-board regulations on their trading won’t be...

Russia ready to regulate, not ban cryptocurrencies

UNTV News   •   January 25, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Finance Ministry said on Thursday it was working on legislation to regulate cryptocurrency transactions without fully banning them or legalising digital FX as a means of...

SEC is scrutinizing overnight blockchain companies: chairman

UNTV News   •   January 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is scrutinizing public companies that change their name or business model in a bid to capitalize upon the hype surrounding...

More than 10 percent of $3.7 billion raised in ICOs has been stolen: Ernst & Young

UNTV News   •   January 23, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 10 percent of funds raised through “initial coin offerings” are lost or stolen in hacker attacks, according to new research by Ernst & Young...

South Korea says planned ban on cryptocurrency market not yet finalized

UNTV News   •   January 15, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday that its plans to ban virtual coin exchanges had not yet been finalized as government agencies were still in talks to decide...

Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides South Korea

UNTV News   •   January 12, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) – With a tech-savvy population quick to adopt the latest gadgets and a young generation facing dim prospects in the conventional workplace, South Korea has been a fertile...

MoneyGram shares jump on partnership with bitcoin rival Ripple

UNTV News   •   January 12, 2018

(Reuters) – Shares of MoneyGram International Inc (MGI.O) jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple. As part of the...

Bitcoin is an asset, not a currency — Israel’s central bank

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s central bank said on Monday it would not recognize virtual currencies such as bitcoin as actual currency and that it was difficult to devise regulations to...

As energy markets evolve, blockchain powers up

UNTV News   •   December 26, 2017

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so. But now companies are moving...

Australia’s ASX selects blockchain to cut costs

UNTV News   •   December 7, 2017

(Reuters) – Australia’s ASX Ltd (ASX.AX) said on Thursday it would replace its registry, settlement and clearing system with blockchain technology to cut costs for customers. The decision to replace...


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