For the first time, Fortune has created a crypto-focused version of its prestigious “40 under 40” honor roll for the most impressive young disruptors in the finance and technology industry, published July 23. Dubbed “The Ledger 40 under 40,” the list is dedicated to innovators at the helm of the...
Unocoin, a major Indian crypto wallet provider and exchange, has suspended rupee (INR) deposits and withdrawals “as per orders” from the country’s central bank, according to Unocoin’s blog post July 23. Unocoin notified its customers that fiat deposits and withdrawals are “temporarily disabled” until “an alternative method of funding is...
Canadian citizens used Bitcoin (BTC) mainly for investment purposes in 2017, according to a study by the Bank of Canada (BoC) published July 23. The study is an update to the results of the Bitcoin Omnibus Survey (BTCOS) conducted by Canada’s central bank within a short period between December 12...
The former vice president of North American investment banking at JPMorgan Chase has said that blockchain “may be the key to avoiding the next global financial crisis," the China Economic Times reports today, July 23. Pang Huadong, currently an honorary academic advisor of the Asian Blockchain Institute, said that his...
The Bank of Canada (BoC) has published a study on the “incentive compatibility” of blockchain technology this week, finding that double spending is an “unrealistic” outcome. The new BoC study focuses on a proof-of-work (PoW) protocol for blockchain technology, modelling the behaviors of a “honest miner” and a “dishonest miner.” The...
India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has urged the country’s Supreme Court to regulate cryptocurrencies, local news outlet the Financial Express reports July 21. In April of this year, the RBI announced it will stop providing services to businesses or persons dealing with cryptocurrencies, citing high risks. The...
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has signed a new blockchain-based loan with civil engineering firm ACS Group, according to the BBVA’s official statement July 19. BBVA, a multinational Spanish banking group, signed an agreement with ACS to provide a long-term bilateral corporate loan of €100 million ($117 million). The new blockchain-powered...
Bitcoin (BTC) futures average daily volume (ADV) at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) increased by 93 percent in the second quarter over the first quarter of 2018, the company revealed in a tweet July 20. CME also stated that the rate of open interest (OI) or the number of open...
The Supreme Court of India’s hearing on the central bank’s ban on crypto dealings, originally scheduled for July 20, has been moved to September, according to a July 19 Twitter post by a team of Indian lawyers involved in crypto regulatory analysis. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) crypto banking...
Global Head of Digital at HSBC, Josh Bottomley, said that the bank is “cautiously looking” at cryptocurrency use cases, Forbes reported July 19. In an interview with Forbes, Bottomley said that HSBC is “cautiously looking into this area ,” when asked about the bank’s approach to the crypto. Bottomley further...