Circle to Spin Out Poloniex Less Than 2 Years After $400 Million Takeover

by Nikhilesh De

Digital Securities Exchange Taps R3’s Blockchain for Post-Trade Activities

| William Foxley

U.K.-based Archax has inked a deal to use R3's Corda Enterprise to handle post-trade processes for its digital securities exchange.

Fake Tor Browser Has Been Spying, Stealing Bitcoin ‘For Years’

| Daniel Palmer

Hackers have been distributing a compromised version of the official Tor Browser that's packed with malware designed to steal bitcoin.

Binance Hikes Leverage to 125x for Launch of Bitcoin-Tether Futures

| William Foxley

Binance’s futures exchange is raising leverage to 125x with the launch of BTC/USDT contracts today.

Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS and G7

| William Foxley

A new report says bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value, but stablecoins like Libra are a risk to financial stability.

Tourists in Popular Japanese Region Could Soon Use a Local Cryptocurrency

| Richard Meyer

Mitsubishi Research Institute and an Osaka-based railway company are issuing a local cryptocurrency for use in a popular tourist area in Japan.

Crypto Exchange Upbit’s Operator Eyes Blockchain in OTC Securities Trading

| Richard Meyer

Dunamu, the operator of Upbit, is releasing a new app this month for trading unlisted securities with a plan to add in blockchain next year.

Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross-Border Payments

| Danny Nelson

Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to slash the cost of cross-border payments and is studying how its Bakong digital wallet might help.

WATCH: How JET8 Is Injecting Crypto Into the Social Media Value Chain

| Daniel Kuhn

Jet8 says it is taking a new approach to social media and data ownership using blockchain.

Facebook’s Libra Just Got Its First Major Supporter in Congress

| Nikhilesh De

Bucking a trend, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) wrote a letter praising Libra as a technological advance that he feels is needed.

What Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Said in His Defense of ‘Free Expression’

| Brady Dale and Nikhilesh De

No mention of Libra.