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Bitcoin ATMs used for money laundering, according to DEA

Cryptocurrencies | 08 Mar 2021 10:10 CET | United States

During 2020 drug traffickers relied on Bitcoin automated teller machines (ATMs) to carry out illicit money transfers, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the US Department of Justice.


Startup named Eco raises USD 26 mln in funding

Cryptocurrencies | 08 Mar 2021 09:45 CET | World

Eco, a cryptocurrency startup that claims it’s building a new type of finance platform, has opened to the public with an investment of USD 26 million under its belt....

Ethereum now available on Amazon Managed Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies | 05 Mar 2021 13:46 CET | Austria

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Ethereum availability on Amazon's managed blockchain service. ...

BitPay rolls out Dogecoin payments

Cryptocurrencies | 05 Mar 2021 12:40 CET | United States

BitPay, a provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, has announced the rollout of Dogecoin payments for merchants and consumers.

SEBA Bank to issue Gold Token

Cryptocurrencies | 05 Mar 2021 12:19 CET | Switzerland

SEBA Bank, a FINMA licenced bank has partnered with Argor-Heraeus and aXedras to create a Gold Token. 

Bitfinex launches cryptocurrency payment gateway

Cryptocurrencies | 05 Mar 2021 11:57 CET | World

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange company Bitfinex has announced it is launching Bitfinex Pay, a cryptocurrency payment gateway....

Chinese enterprise blockchain integrates with digital yuan

Cryptocurrencies | 05 Mar 2021 09:19 CET | China

China’s central bank has announced that a new Chinese homegrown enterprise blockchain, Chang’an Chain, will be integrated with the digital yuan....

Bitpanda receives license to operate as an investment firm

Cryptocurrencies | 04 Mar 2021 14:37 CET | Austria

Austrian-based digital asset company Bitpanda has announced it is enabling Bitpanda users to invest in a wide variety of asset classes....

Ripple tests private version of XRP Ledger to support central banks issue CBDCs

Cryptocurrencies | 04 Mar 2021 10:21 CET | United States

Ripple, a US-based blockchain company, has been testing a private version of the XRP Ledger to support central banks in the issuance of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).


Biden's SEC chair nominee signals more regulation for crypto

Cryptocurrencies | 03 Mar 2021 10:50 CET | United States

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the US Securities and Exchange Commission has promised to provide ‘guidance and clarity’ to the rapidly evolving market of cryptocurrencies.


Large Chinese Bitcoin mining hub to shut down its cryptocurrency operations

Cryptocurrencies | 03 Mar 2021 10:43 CET | China

China’s Inner Mongolia region has announced plans to ban new cryptocurrency mining projects and shut down existing activity in a bid to cut down on the energy-consuming operation.


PayPal might acquire digital asset custody firm Curv

Cryptocurrencies | 03 Mar 2021 10:11 CET | World

PayPal is in talks to buy digital asset custody firm Curv for USD200 – USD300 million, Ledger Insights cited reports from Israeli website Calcalist.


Bordier Bank teams up with crypto banking startup Sygnum

Cryptocurrencies | 02 Mar 2021 13:39 CET | Switzerland

Switzerland-based private bank Bordier has announced a cooperation with digital asset bank Sygnum, allowing customers to trade in cryptocurrencies....

Goldman Sachs relaunches its crypto trading desk

Cryptocurrencies | 02 Mar 2021 12:12 CET | United States

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has relaunched its cryptocurrency trading desk after a three-year hiatus and plans to support Bitcoin. 

Austrian car-sharing startup Eloop releases a tokenized Tesla Model 3

Cryptocurrencies | 01 Mar 2021 15:15 CET | Austria

The e-car sharing provider Eloop has announced it is enabling its users to invest in their tokenized Tesla Model 3 with it’s Eloop One Token (EOT). ...

Swiss National Bank releases paper regarding CBDC and GNU Talers

Cryptocurrencies | 01 Mar 2021 12:27 CET | Switzerland

The Swiss National Bank has released a paper on the advantages of GNU Talers over blockchain and account-based digital money transactions for Central Bank Digital Currency.


Zabo helps Money Dashboard with crypto solutions

Cryptocurrencies | 26 Feb 2021 12:06 CET | United Kingdom

Zabo, a financial data aggregator for cryptocurrency accounts, has announced its integration with Money Dashboard to offer the personal finance app crypto solutions....

JPMorgan explores IoT payments in a decentralised way via blockchain

Cryptocurrencies | 26 Feb 2021 09:36 CET | United States

JPMorgan Chase has recently tested blockchain payments between satellites orbiting the earth, executives at the bank told Reuters.


The Association of German Banks calls for stricter regulation of digital currencies

Cryptocurrencies | 25 Feb 2021 13:44 CET | Germany

The Association of German Banks has issued a statement encouraging stricter regulation on the use of digital currencies....

Solarisbank to offer fiat-to-crypto trading

Cryptocurrencies | 25 Feb 2021 09:49 CET | World

Germany-based Solarisbank has announced it will offer fiat-to-crypto trading and instant settlement from within its custody solution....

Citizens of the Swiss canton of Zug can now pay taxes using Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies | 24 Feb 2021 12:49 CET | Switzerland

The Swiss canton of Zug, one of 26 ’canton’ states in Switzerland, has announced that citizens and businesses can now pay taxes using Bitcoin.


Tencent and Ant Financial backed banks to join China's CBDC trials

Cryptocurrencies | 24 Feb 2021 12:33 CET | China

Private banks MYbank and WeBank, which are backed by Ant Group and Tencent, have announced plans to join the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) CBDC project.


Skrill rolls out new fiat-to-crypto withdrawal service

Cryptocurrencies | 23 Feb 2021 16:00 CET | World

Digital payments provider Skrill has launched a new feature for its digital wallet that enables users to withdraw funds directly to a cryptocurrency address of their choice....

Bitcoin Depot expands its partner network

Cryptocurrencies | 23 Feb 2021 10:25 CET | United States

Bitcoin Depot, a US-based Bitcoin ATM (BTM) operator, has added 50 Independent Sales Organisations (ISOs) and independent ATM deployers (IADs) to its partner channel.


Morocco's central bank to investigate the use of CBDC

Cryptocurrencies | 22 Feb 2021 10:57 CET | Morocco

Morocco’s central bank Bank-Al-Maghrib (BAM) has announced is investigating the benefits of launching a central bank digital currency (CBDCs)....


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