Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto Facilities

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Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired Crypto Facilities, a British digital asset trading platform and index provider, in an undisclosed “nine-figure” deal. The acquisition means that Kraken will now be able to offer both spot and futures trading in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, litecoin and ethereum while boosting revenue by attracting institutional customers. Also read: Cryptocurrency…

Australia’s Financial Intelligence Agency Registers 246 Bitcoin Exchanges

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The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac) has now officially registered 246 cryptocurrency exchanges. Pro-regulation industry participants have described the move as a key step towards legitimizing crypto assets. The registration process includes performing background checks and other anti-money laundering procedures on the entities involved. Also read: Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations…

Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last October

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Coincheck has reported 1.73 million downloads of its mobile app since the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange resumed new account signups, withdrawals, deposits and limited trading in October. By the end of December, more than 900,000 of the new users had gone on to confirm their identities, in what looks like a remarkable comeback for an exchange…

New Exchange Claims It Can Tokenize Shares of AirBnb, Uber, SpaceX

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Hg Exchange, a new security token platform launched by Zilliqa and MaiCoin, aspires to tokenize shares of big-name private companies.

How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

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BlockEx, a London-based platform for launching and exchanging tokens, was beset by a series of setbacks that led to downsizing.

Binance Launches Euro and Pound Fiat-to-Crypto Platform in Jersey

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European and British investors looking for a gateway to covert their fiat into cryptocurrency have just gotten another venue to trade on. Popular digital exchange Binance has launched a euro and pound fiat-to-crypto trading platform in the British Crown dependency of Jersey. Also Read: The Daily: New Platform to Offer Tokenized Securities, Ledgerx Launches Volatility…

Security Tokens the Next Step for Regulated Crypto Exchanges

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Once the institutional ‘smart money’ enters the market, we will see a liquidity pool difficult to imagine compared to the current market. The path forward is the tokenization of securities and the capital markets. The crypto sphere took the world by storm in 2017 when we saw the overall cryptocurrency market cap surge by some…