Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Following the issuance of its bitcoin bond, Japanese investment research group Fisco Corporation is now launching a cryptocurrency fund. The company is also planning to offer derivative products as well as several other crypto-related services. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading Fisco...
Hacked Japanese exchange Coincheck is getting ready to start compensating its customers next week as it plans to resume operations. The exchange has been slapped with two business improvement orders so far by Japan’s financial regulator and may stop trading some cryptocurrencies for safety reasons. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange...
European cryptocurrency card holders are awakening to discover that their plastic is now worthless. A Visa-led crackdown has seen several crypto card issuers forced to call an end to their services across Europe. Visa subsidiary Wavecrest is being blamed for the withdrawal of service, which affects scores of crypto...
South Korean banks have been providing virtual account services to cryptocurrency exchanges and earning commissions from them. According to data obtained by the country’s Financial Supervisory Service, banks made 36 times more in commission income from crypto exchanges last year than the previous year. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading...
Divorce is never fun and rarely simple, but when one party – generally the male – owns cryptocurrency, there’s an added layer of complexity. With cryptocurrency still relatively new as an asset class, there have been very few cases to date in which the unhappy couple have squabbled over...
Many individuals and organizations believe that the launch of bitcoin-based futures markets have ‘opened the doors’ for bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF). Now that Cboe’s derivatives markets launched, new ETF filings have been sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from financial firms such as Vaneck and REX. Also Read:...
The financial mogul Michael Novogratz, a former Fortress Investment Group executive, stated back in September that he planned to start a cryptocurrency hedge fund. Now according to reports, the former macro trader is putting the hedge fund on hold as he’s not as confident as he once was, regarding bitcoin’s...
Hong Kong-based remittance platform Bitspark has announced that it has received investment as part of a partnership with Reinsurance Group of America, Inc (RGAx). RGAx is one of the world’s largest life reinsurance companies, and is on the Fortune 500 list. The two companies will work to provide insurance...
South Korean banks are further distancing themselves from bitcoin following the government’s ”emergency” regulation which bans them from direct involvement in cryptocurrency-related activities. Shinhan Bank and KB Kookmin Bank have announced that they are discontinuing their points for bitcoin exchange services in January. Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports...
Paris-based asset manager, Tobam, has launched the first bitcoin mutual fund in Europe. The fund has been approved by France’s financial regulator, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), and is classified as an alternative investment fund. Also Read: Man Group Hedge Fund May Be Next to Launch Bitcoin Futures  Founder Has Stated...