NYDFS: Why We Rejected Bittrex’s Application for a BitLicense

by Shirin Emami

In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

| Yogita Khatri

U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.

South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinnest Announces Closure

| Daniel Palmer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinnest, once South Korea's third largest, is shutting up shop, citing a drop-off in trade.

Aragon Vote Aims to Restrict Ethereum App from Funding Polkadot Blockchain

| Christine Kim

Ethereum project Aragon is getting ready to vote on whether to expand operations to include blockchain interoperability platform Polkadot.

Overstock’s tZERO Token Market Misses Closing Date for $100 Million Raise

| Anna Baydakova

Overstock’s tZERO security token trading platform has once again failed to close on a capital injection by the targeted date.

As ICO Business Dried up, This Firm’s Headcount Fell From 120 to 50

| Brady Dale

Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.

MakerDAO Voters Divided on How Much to Hike Fee for DAI Stablecoin

| Christine Kim

MakerDAO token holders approved a 3 percent fee increase on the programmatic loan system issuing DAI tokens. Yet token holders appear to be more…

Crypto Startups Barred from Indian Central Bank Fintech Sandbox

| Nikhilesh De

The Reserve Bank of India is setting up a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups – but crypto projects are excluded.

Ledger and Nomura’s Crypto Custody Launch May Be Delayed to 2020

| Ian Allison

Ledger's crypto custody venture with Japanese bank Nomura may take longer than expected to launch, the startup's president said.

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Bitcoin Fees Jump to Nearly 1-Year Highs – But Why?

| Alyssa Hertig

The average fees required to send a bitcoin transaction are on the rise again, hitting their highest level in nearly a year in early April.

Bakkt Exchange May Be Seeking New York License for Crypto Custody: Report

| Daniel Palmer

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, ICE, is reportedly eyeing a New York license for its long-delayed crypto exchange Bakkt.