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Robinhood to Acquire Bitstamp For $200 Million in Cash

Robinhood has entered into an agreement to acquire Bitstamp, a global cryptocurrency exchange. Bitstamp was founded in 2011 and has offices in Luxembourg, the UK, Slovenia, Singapore, and the US. Acquiring a global exchange will significantly accelerate Robinhood Crypto’s expansion worldwide. Bitstamp holds over 50 active licenses and registrations globally and will bring in customers across the EU, UK, US and Asia to Robinhood. This acquisition will introduce...

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OneSpan Inks Deal to Acquire Aussie Blockchain Tech Provider ProvenDB

Cybersecurity technology company OneSpan has inked a deal to acquire Australia-based blockchain technology provider ProvenDB for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is anticipated to close during the first quarter of 2023 and is subject to customary closing conditions. Through this acquisition, OneSpan said that it plans to combine ProvenDB’s technology with its Transaction Cloud Platform. This will provide an integrated end-to-end assurance model which includes a...

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CME Group to Launch Euro-Denominated Bitcoin and Ether Futures on August 29

CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, announced it plans to further expand its cryptocurrency derivatives offering with the introduction of Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures on August 29, pending regulatory review. Designed to match their U.S. dollar-denominated counterparts, Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures contracts will be sized at five bitcoin and 50 ether per contract. These new contracts will be cash-settled, based on the CME CF...

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CME Group to Launch Euro-Denominated Bitcoin and Ether Futures

CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, announced it plans to further expand its cryptocurrency derivatives offering with the introduction of Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures on August 29, pending regulatory review. Designed to match their U.S. dollar-denominated counterparts, Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures contracts will be sized at five bitcoin and 50 ether per contract. These new contracts will be cash-settled, based on the CME CF...

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Meta: Digital Collectibles to Showcase NFTs on Instagram

Starting this week on Instagram, Meta is testing digital collectibles with select US creators and collectors to share NFTs that they have created or bought. Meta/Instagram started with the international expansion to 100 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americas. Additionally, they now support wallet connections with the Coinbase Wallet and Dapper, as well as the ability to post digital collectibles minted on the Flow blockchain. In order...

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Nächster Versuch einer Cryptocoin-Regulierung aus den USA

Wann immer es um die Kontrolle über den Finanzmarkt geht, scheinen die beiden großen Parteien in den USA kein Problem damit zu haben, schnelle Einigkeit zu erzielen. In einem von beiden Parteien unterstützten Entwurf geht es mal wieder darum, den Cryptocoin-Markt unter staatliche Aufsicht zu stellen. Crypto News: Nächster Versuch einer Cryptocoin-Regulierung aus den USADie sogenannte CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) soll dem Markt übergeordnet werden,...

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Wolters Kluwer Partners NYDIG to Roll Out Bitcoin Regulatory Risk Assessment

Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions has collaborated with Bitcoin company NYDIG to launch the Bitcoin Risk Assessment. The Risk Assessment evaluates a financial institution’s control environment related to its participation in the NYDIG Bitcoin platform. As part of the assessment, clients receive a report on how the findings fit within a range of established, relevant controls, providing clients a clearer picture of their Bitcoin activities. This helps the financial...

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Google Cloud Meets Digital Assets and Crypto Payments

Blockchain technology is yielding tremendous innovation and value creation for consumers and businesses around the world. As the technology becomes more mainstream, companies need scalable, secure, and sustainable infrastructure on which to grow their businesses and support their networks. Google Cloud believes it can play an important role in this evolution. Building on their existing work with blockchain developers, exchanges, and other companies in this space,...

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TransUnion Taps Spring Labs to Bring Credit Data to Public Blockchain Networks

Blockchain-based data-sharing platform Spring Labs announced that is bringing TransUnion’s identity and credit data on-chain to help accelerate Web 3 and DeFi adoption. The off-chain credit data from TransUnion, a global information and insights company, will be made available on public blockchain networks via Spring Labs’ ky0x Digital Passport. Ky0x Digital Passport allows users to provide information about themselves in order to access permissioned smart contract...

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Coinbase to Invest US$500 Million Into Crypto Assets

American cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced that it has committed to invest US$500 million of its cash and cash equivalents into a diverse portfolio of crypto assets. Coinbase added that going forward, it will also allocate 10% of quarterly net income into this same portfolio. According to a statement by the firm, this move will make it the first publicly traded company to hold Ethereum, Proof of Stake assets, DeFi tokens, and many other crypto...

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