- Crypto ads.
its ban on crypto related ads, allowing select pre-approved advertisers to promote their businesses. ICO ads are still off-limit.
- Exchanges #1.
Japanese maker of 700m user strong Line messaging app is very close
to launching a new crypto-to-crypto exchange called Bitbox. It won't be available to US nor Japanese users though for regulatory reasons.- Exchanges #2.
Uphold followed Coinbase footsteps in acquiring
a broker-dealer to obtain the necessary licenses to start offering crypto assets that may be classified as securities. - Exchanges #3
: there's a new business model
for exchanges in Asia, where users pay transaction fees in ETH/BTC and get reimbursed 100% with the native platform token. Two such exchanges climbed up the ranks #1 and #2 by volumes in a couple of months from launch. Looking a little shady.- White gloves.
Blockchain too launches
its own institutional-grade offering aimed at institutions, family offices and individual investors including an OTC desk and research services. Are they here yet?- On the move.
New law crypto-focused law firm on the block, started
by Josh Ashley Klayman ex-Morrison & Foerster LLP, alongside a sister blockchain consulting firm. - Crypto banking.
German licensed banking technology platform solarisBank has launched
"Blockchain Factory" to start offering its services to the crypto industry in Europe. Much needed and great news for the European ecosystem.
Daily prices for ETH, BTC, BCH and LTC are now available in the Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED
), one of most widely quoted sources for economic data. - Hacked.
Typeform, the popular online survey tool, suffered
a data breach exposing a backup file containing sensitive customer information. Many ICO issuers used Typeform to collect KYC/AML info, like Ocean Protocol
. One more attack vector to add to the list and yet another example of why storing user data is a massive liability.- Kakao.
Not to be left in the dust by Kik, Telegram and the others, the $7.6B company is also looking to create a blockchain based product. “We’re going to create a service that people can use without having to learn the language of crypto,” Han said. As all of the others previously.