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Stellar obtains Sharia certification for payments and blockchain asset tokenization

Today, Stellar announced it has obtained a Sharia compliance certification for the Stellar technology and network. The Shariyah Review Board (SRB), a leading international Sharia advisory agency licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain,…

New York grants BitLicense to bitcoin payments company BitPay

New York State Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved the application of BitPay, Inc. for a virtual currency license. BitPay is…

Former SEC and BigLaw attorneys launch Ketsal Consulting for blockchain market

Five specialist attorneys have launched strategic advisory firm Ketsal Consulting in conjunction with law firm Blakemore Fallon to guide companies through the fast-moving blockchain and cryptocurrency legal and regulatory landscape. Founded by a team…

BlockEx launches digital bond service, enters FCA Sandbox as path to UK authorization

BlockEx, a digital asset exchange ecosystem has announced that its new digital bond service has been successfully selected for the FCA Sandbox in Cohort 4 as part of the roadmap to regulatory authorization. Initially,…

Mitek’s Mobile Verify deployed by Netherlands crypto exchange DXE for KYC

Mitek, a provider of digital identity verification solutions today announced it will provide automated ID verification for new crypto exchange company, DXE. Mitek’s Mobile Verify solution will help DXE provide KYC-compliant identity verification for all…

Switzerland grants Crypto Finance AG permission to distribute crypto funds

Crypto Finance AG, a financial technology holding company founded in June 2017 today announced that its subsidiary Crypto Fund AG received Switzerland’s FINMA license to be a distributor of collective investment schemes and gains…

Square secures New York State cryptocurrency license

New York State Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved the application of Square, Inc., for a virtual currency license. Square…

SEC appoints Valerie A. Szczepanik Senior Advisor for new Digital Assets division

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Valerie A. Szczepanik has been named Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation for Division Director Bill…

CryptoRepo platform Oxygen aims to be one of first regulated in Gibraltar

Oxygen, a cryptocurrency repo (repurchase agreement) platform from the founders of Changelly today declared they will be among the first to be regulated in Gibraltar. On May 24th, Oxygen’s founders, CEO Alex Grebnev and COO…

Genesis Global Trading granted New York’s BitLicense

Genesis Global Trading, a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and FINRA, and wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, today announced that it has received approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) for a…

SharesPost gets SEC approval for secondary trading of security tokens

SharesPost, a leading provider of private growth company liquidity solutions and research, today announced that is has secured the necessary approvals from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory…

SEC and CFTC examining status of Ethereum

The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and CFTC are continuing to consider reviews to determine whether Ethereum is a security and if it needs to be subjected to US federal regulations as any other…

South Korea planning to lift ban on ICOs

The South Korean government may soon lift the ban it put on local Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in September 2017. The move, presented in a bill by National Assembly Representative Hong Eui-rak with ten…

Mitek delivers digital KYC for bitcoin broker BTCDirect

Mitek, a mobile capture and digital identity verification software company today announced it will be providing digital onboarding for BTCDirect.eu customers. BTCDirect acts as an agent in the buying and selling of bitcoins which…

Crypto wallet and exchange app Eidoo awarded Swiss VQF license

Today Eidoo, the multi crypto wallet and hybrid exchange application announced that it’s one of the first crypto companies to have been awarded the Financial Services Standards Association (VQF) license, thanks to its Know Your Customer…

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