Japan’s Bitcoin Exchanges Under Regulator Surveillance From October

Japan’s Bitcoin Exchanges Under Regulator Surveillance From October Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will begin more closely monitoring cryptocurrency exchanges from next month. According to the Japan Times, the increased scrutiny is aimed to ensure that the companies comply to the revised payment services law, passed in April this year, which set out operational standards for exchanges, as…

U.S. Regulators and Blockchain Advocates to Discuss ICO Implications on October 12

U.S. Regulators and Blockchain Advocates to Discuss ICO Implications on October 12 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared this summer that initial coin offering (ICO) tokens were subject to federal securities laws. Just recently, the regulatory agency announced that it would hold an investor advisory committee meeting on October 12 to discuss the…

Europe’s Largest Shipping Port Launches a Blockchain Field Lab

Europe’s Largest Shipping Port Launches a Blockchain Field Lab The Port of Rotterdam Authority in Netherlands has launched a field lab to explore blockchain technology. The operator of Europe’s largest and busiest shipping port has launched a field lab to explore and develop “concrete applications and solutions” based on blockchain technology. The research lab, titled…

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million Rubles

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million Rubles The Russian State Duma is holding a tender for a detailed study on the subject of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The government will pay the winner 2.5 million rubles out of the federal budget. The deadline for submissions is October 10.…

Shanghai Losing Cryptocurrency Trading Market

Shanghai Losing Cryptocurrency Trading Market As reported by CCTV news, 17 trading platforms will stop cryptocurrency trading in Shanghai. BTCChina, Binance, SZZC, Lhang, ETCWin, Bitekuang, 51SZZC, Hanbiwang, Bitbill, 19800Net, FreeWillex, ICOAGE, 91ICO, ICOrace, ICOfox, ICORaise and ICO17 have publicly announced that they are no longer involved in ICO operations and have proposed plans to exit from…

JPMorgan CEO Warns Governments Will Stop Cryptocurrencies if They Become Huge

JPMorgan CEO Warns Governments Will Stop Cryptocurrencies if They Become Huge   JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon has laid into bitcoin and digital currencies once again, warning that governments will shut them down if they grow too large. “Right now these crypto things are kind of a novelty. People think they’re kind of neat. But the bigger they get,…

20% of Central Banks Will Be Using Blockchain Technology by 2019, Cambridge Study Finds

20% of Central Banks Will Be Using Blockchain Technology by 2019, Cambridge Study Finds   According to a recent study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, central banks around the world are strongly in favor of Blockchain technology. This, in spite of the recent report by the ECB that Blockchain technology is too immature for widespread use. According to the…