US & Canada

CME Says Bitcoin Futures Gaining Interest From Big Investors

CME Group, the Chicago-based exchange operator, said its bitcoin futures contracts grew in popularity last quarter, with the number of…

SEC Draws on Investor Communications to Halt Telegram Token Launch

To justify halting the launch of Telegram’s long-awaited $1.7 billion blockchain project, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relied heavily…

UK Startup Takes Billion-Dollar Tokenization Plan Stateside

Smartlands is betting on a billion-dollar tokenization vision with a new broker-dealer partnership to make it happen. The British digital…

Identity Thief Spends $5 Million on Cloud Computing to Mine Cryptocurrency

Singaporean citizen Ho Jun Jia has been indicted for stealing over $5 million worth of cloud computing services to mine…

Facebook’s Calibra Sued By Mobile Banking App Over Similar Logos

The complaint alleges the Calibra logo is too similar to Current’s, which the fintech firm has been using since August…

TRON, Stellar Join Mousebelt’s Blockchain Education Alliance to Train Student Developers

The 13 firm alliance will tackle crypto recruiters’ perennial high-demand-and-low-supply job quandary with a raft of tools to train students.…

US Lawmakers Call on Payment Giants to Exit ‘Chilling’ Libra Project

Senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown have called on Visa, Stripe, and MasterCard to reconsider their membership of the Libra…

QuadrigaCX Founder’s Widow Will Cough Up $9 Million to Repay Users

Bankruptcy trustee EY and the widow of QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten have come to a settlement – with affected users…

New York’s Financial Watchdog Is Hiring Another Crypto Superintendent

The specialized crypto unit of the New York Department of Financial Services is beefing up its staff with another hire.…

US House Committee Pressuring Zuckerberg to Testify on Libra: Report

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing pressure to testify before U.S. lawmakers on the firm's cryptocurrency project Libra. Source: CoinDesk.com

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