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Coinfirm partners with Kroll to help users recover lost or stolen crypto

Pawel Kuskowski, CEO at London-based Coinfirm, a company focused on developing regulations technology, or Regtech, for blockchain-based financial assets, estimates that there’s $10 billion in stolen cryptocurrencies. In order to help victims recover their funds, Coinfirm has partnered with cybersecurity firm Krollwire to launch ReclaimCrypto.com. There’s usually no recourse for people who’ve lost their crypto…
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4th November 2019 0

Payments Regulation – Restriction or Growth Opportunity?

The platform economy and cryptocurrency spaces are booming global industries. But as a result of regulatory changes, they’re not easy spaces to penetrate. PSD2 was introduced in January 2018, dictating that non-regulated businesses who held customer funds were no longer acting compliantly. Prior to this, businesses had been able to hold funds citing the Commercial…
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29th October 2019 0

New Zealand just became the first country to legalize salary payments in cryptocurrencies

New Zealand now legally allow companies to pay salaries in cryptocurrency starting September 1, becoming the first nation to do so, according to a Financial Times report. The country requires the preferred cryptocurrency to be pegged to a standard currency and directly convertible into a normal form of payment. This stipulation allows bitcoin to replace…
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4th October 2019 0

ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”

Benoît Cœuré, the executive board member of the European Central Bank, has told the German Bundestag that stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra initiative come with both risks and opportunities. He made the remarks on Wednesday, September 25. Cœuré commented that the “global payments system still faces two major challenges: access and cross-border retail payments.” He noted…
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26th September 2019 0

Crypto exchange and wallet platform Edge expands to Australia, Israel and Nordic Countries

Non-custodial crypto exchange and wallet platform Edge has released its 1.9.1 version which includes integrations with new partners: Banxa, Bits of Gold, CoinSwitch, FIO, Safello, and Tezos. The latest update enables full-service offering usage and payment methods in new regions, allowing users to effortlessly access and trade different digital currencies. According to a press release…
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5th September 2019 0

Paychex launches cyber liability product

Paychex has launched cyber liability protection which will help companies with costs from data breaches, hackers, ransomware and banking fraud. The new policy helps businesses mitigate the potential financial impacts of cyberattacks, with access to 24/7 crisis management. Policyholders get protection for potential fines or penalties from state or federal agencies if they are found…
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15th August 2019 0

European Central Bank Exec: Libra Won’t Launch Until Regulators Are Satisfied

Benoit Coeure, a board member of the European Central Bank, said that Facebook’s Libra coin will not launch until global regulators are satisfied. Speaking to Reuters at the G7 summit in Chantilly, France on July 18, Coeure said that the proposed stablecoin must be guaranteed to be safe for users before it can launch: “You’ve got…
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24th July 2019 0

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a bottleneck effect. “While efforts to…
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2nd July 2019 0

Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April. The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa. Coinbase U.K. CEO Zeeshan Feroz…
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18th June 2019 0

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a bottleneck effect. “While efforts to…
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4th June 2019 0