Microsoft Announces Availability of R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform on Azure

Microsoft Announces Availability of R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform on Azure R3’s blockchain software Corda, developed by the Fintech startup alongside 70 of the world’s biggest banks forming the R3 consortium, is now available on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure. Announced quietly last week, the revelation comes soon after Corda’s code was contributed to the Linux…

Poloniex Seeks Regulatory Clarity From CFTC Following Allegations

Poloniex Seeks Regulatory Clarity From CFTC Following Allegations Popular Bitcoin and altcoin exchange Poloniex has submitted a request for no action relief to the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) around potential allegations that required timing of the “actual delivery” of cryptocurrency, regulated by a 28 day period in the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), has…

CEX.IO Launches Bitcoin and Ether Margin Trading with Risk-Preventing System

CEX.IO Launches Bitcoin and Ether Margin Trading with Risk-Preventing System   CEX.IO Bitcoin exchange launched BTC/USD and ETH/BTC margin trading with 1:2 and 1:3 leverages on its platform. The exchange has developed a special risk-preventing system that guarantees that margin trading cannot move user’s balance to negative values. Bitcoin margin trading by CEX.IO has a range of competitive…

Bitstamp Adds Ledger Hardware Wallet Support in Wake of Bitfinex Hack

Bitstamp Adds Ledger Hardware Wallet Support in Wake of Bitfinex Hack   Bitstamp, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, adds support for the Ledger hardware wallet to enhance its trading platform’s security measures. Ledger, a Bitcoin hardware manufacturer and Blockchain service provider, enables secure Blockchain applications for enterprise-level clients, as well as the distribution…