Muyao Shen

WeChat, Alipay to Block Crypto Transactions on Payment Platforms

| Muyao Shen

WeChat Pay and Alipay are scrambling to keep up with regulators after recent announcements regarding initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies.

Ohio Lawmakers Pitch Their State As a Future Hub for Blockchain

| Muyao Shen

Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Ohio say they are interested in blockchain – but they're still figuring out how to put that enthusiasm into action.

UK Government-Backed Accelerator Will Sponsor Blockchain Startups

| Muyao Shen

A U.K. government-backed startup accelerator is now looking to invest in blockchain startups moving to the nation.

Swedish Bank Inks Deal to Offer Crypto Fund Trading

| Muyao Shen

A blockchain startup based in Sweden, has signed a software license agreement with a local bank to deliver a crypto fund trading service.

UK Government Pilots Blockchain in Bid to Secure Digital Evidence

| Muyao Shen

The U.K. Ministry of Justice is investigating blockchain as a possible tool for securing digital forms of evidence, its deputy director said Thursday.

Bitcoin Wallet Provider Receives E-Money License From UK Regulator

| Muyao Shen

Wirex, a bitcoin wallet and payment card provider, has become the third crypto company to receive an e-money license from U.K. financial regulators.

SEC Rejects 9 Bitcoin ETF Proposals

| Muyao Shen, Nikhilesh De and Stan Higgins

The SEC has issued rejections to bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from ProShares, GraniteShares and Direxion.

FTC Issues Warning on Bitcoin Blackmail Scams

| Muyao Shen

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers warns about a new type of bitcoin scam that attempts to blackmail men.

MetLife Asia Affiliate Trials Blockchain Insurance Product

| Muyao Shen

MetLife Asia affiliate LumenLab has successfully trialed a blockchain-powered insurance product to offer financial protection to pregnant women.

Coinbase’s Wallet Service Now Lists Ink Protocol’s New Payments Dapp

| Muyao Shen

Ink Protocol announced Tuesday that its decentralized payments app, Ink Pay, is now available on Coinbase Wallet.