Blockchain Art Registry Acquires Database With Info From 4K Auction Houses

The blockchain-based art registry startup Artory has acquired auction house database Auction Club, according to a tweet from Artory on March 21.Auction Club is...

Russian State Duma Defers Consideration of Bill On Digital Financial Assets

The State Duma of the Russian Federation has deferred consideration of the bill "On Digital Financial Assets" to April 2019, local media outlet...

Swiss Federal Council Initiates Blockchain Law Consultation Period

The Swiss Federal Council has started its consultation period on the adaptation of federal law for blockchain development, according to an official press release...

Bakkt Delay Due to CFTC Concerns Over Its Planned Custody of Clients’ Bitcoin: WSJ

Much-anticipated crypto platform Bakkt's plans to store customers' Bitcoin (BTC) from its Bitcoin futures could cause further delay on obtaining approval from United States...

Western Union Partners With Stellar Collaborator Thunes for Mobile Wallet Transfers

Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally....

Japan: SBI Group Sets Up Spin-Off to Manufacture Crypto Mining Chips

Japanese financial giant SBI Group has created a dedicated subsidiary that will manufacture cryptocurrency mining chips, the company confirmed in a notice on March...

Major Crypto Exchanges Huobi Global and OKEx Launch Support for Tron-Based USDT

Two major crypto exchanges -- Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx -- have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin Tether. The...

Bakkt Gets $740 Million Valuation But Investors Have Questions, Sources Reveal

Intercontinental Exchange's to-be-launched institutional trading platform Bakkt has earned a $740 million valuation after it raised over $180 million in funding last year, anonymous...

Blockchain in Biometrics Could be Used in Travel Security, US Customs Rep Says

Using blockchain for biometric tracking would be the technology's killer app in the travel security sector, according to a representative from the United States...

Crypto Markets Descend While Tech Stocks Surge

Thursday, March 21 -- Most of the top 20 coins by market capitalization are in the red, showing slight losses on the day, down...

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