Category: United Kingdom

Bitcoin Beats Google Trends in 2018 as Internet Users Seek to Know ‘What It Is’

Google data shows ‘What is Bitcoin?’ was the most popular search question in the United States and United Kingdom for…

Allianz Global Investors CEO Says Crypto Assets Should Be ‘Outlawed’

The CEO of Allianz Global Investors (GI), an investment management firm with €524 billion ($595 billion) in assets under management,…

Crypto Platform Cubits Begins Insolvency Procedure After Alleged Hack, Locks Users’ Funds

United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency payment platform Cubits has filed for administration following a sudden outage that locked customer funds, a company…

UK Parliament Member Suggests Making Bitcoin a Payment Option for Local Taxation System

A conservative member (MP) of the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Parliament has said that making payments to local authorities and utility…

Financial Action Task Force Urges UK to Improve AML Activities in Cryptocurrency Sector

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental financial security body, has demanded the United Kingdom step up its cryptocurrency…

Major UK Charity Fund Executive Believes Crypto Market Crash Is ‘Just a Bump in the Road’

A major United Kingdom charity fund executive said at the Bloomberg Crypto Summit in London this Friday that the recent…

Major Latin American Bank Conglomerate Itau to Create Blockchain Platform for Small Loans

Brazil’s largest private bank has partnered with United Kingdom bank Standard Chartered to create a blockchain-based platform for small loans,…

Europe Leads the Way With Crypto Exchange-Traded Products

On Nov. 16, Switzerland’s primary stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, announced that it will list the world’s first multi-crypto-based exchange-traded…

UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone to Switch Entire System to Blockchain In May

London-based global funds network Calastone is switching its entire system for fund trade clearing services to blockchain this May, Reuters…

UK Financial Conduct Authority Investigates ‘50’ Firms Over Cryptocurrency Non-Compliance

The U.K.’s financial regulator has doubled the number of cryptocurrency-related businesses it is inspecting over unlicensed operations, local daily news…

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