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Crypto Flat; Nasdaq to Launch Crypto-Tracking Indices

Investing.com – Prices of major digital coins stayed largely flat in Asia on Thursday, with reports that Nasdaq will launch two new indices to track cryptocurrency prices on Feb. 25 having little impact on prices. On Tuesday, Nasdaq said it will launch the Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX) and the Ethereum …

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Ex-Tether Exec Joins Venture Launching Stablecoin Clearinghouse

Phillip Potter, co-founder of Tether (USDT) and former Chief Strategy Officer of affiliate crypto exchange Bitfinex, has joined the advisory board of a new stablecoin clearing house project, Stablehouse.io. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in a press release on Feb. 5. Stablehouse.io, currently under development by crypto finance company …

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Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Missing $145 Mln After Death of Founder

Following the sudden death of its founder Gerry Cotten, cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is reportedly missing CA$190 million dollars ($145 million) in digital assets, Canadian news daily The Globe and Mail reports on Feb. 1 Citing a creditor protection filing from the Nova Scotia Supreme court, the Globe and Mail states …

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Litecoin Price Moves up as $2bn Market Cap is Within Reach

A lot of interesting things tend to happen in the cryptocurrency world when people least expect it. As Bitcoin shows some minor bullish signs again, nearly all top market shave turned green. For Litecoin price watchers, the past few hours have proven to be rather interesting as well. Solid gains …

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Bitcoin Gains Despite Congress Study into Crypto

Investing.com – Prices of major digital coins went up on Wednesday in Asia despite reports that the U.S. Congress passed a bill to study cryptocurrencies to stop them from being used for sex and drug trafficking. On Jan. 28, the House of Representatives passed a bill to look into the …

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Italy’s Senate Moves to Set Legal Foundation for Blockchain Timestamps

The Italian government could soon amend regulations to allow legalized blockchain timestamping and validation of digital documents. The country’s senate, the Senato della Repubblica, on Wednesday published a proposal to add distributed ledger technology and smart contract-related terms to Senate Act No, 989, passed in December 2018. As well as …

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Overstock’s tZERO Security Token Platform Begins Live Trading

E-commerce giant Overstock.com’s cryptocurrency subsidiary tZERO announced that secondary trading of tZERO tokens is now live, according to a press release published Jan. 24. Per the release, accredited investors can trade the security tokens through a digital securities brokerage account at Dinosaur Financial Group, which will act as a broker-dealer. …

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New Exchange Claims It Can Tokenize Shares of AirBnb, Uber, SpaceX

Crypto projects Zilliqa and MaiCoin have teamed up to create a security token exchange in Singapore that will apply blockchain technology to the trading of traditional asset classes. Launched today, Hg Exchange aims to act as a “one-stop solution” for token issuers, buyers, sellers and market makers, providing participants access …

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Bitcoin Falls as South Africa Mulls Tighter Regulations

Investing.com – Bitcoin and other major digital coin prices dropped on Wednesday in Asia, after a mild recovery the day before. News on crypto regulations continued to be in focus, with South Africa’s central bank calling for tighter oversight as digital assets could be linked to criminal activity. Bitcoin, the …

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Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity. Monex Group, the Japan-based online brokerage firm that acquired Coincheck for $33.5 million following the cyberattack, announced Friday that the exchange is now registered with the Kanto Financial Bureau, under …

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Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes

Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a legal loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies rather than cash. According to a report from Sankei Shimbun on Tuesday, Japan’s Financial Service Agency (FSA) is planning revisions to bring such schemes under the country’s Financial Instruments and …

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Colorado Senators File Bill to Exempt Cryptos from Securities Laws

Two lawmakers from the U.S. state of Colorado have introduced legislation seeking to exempt cryptocurrencies and certain digital tokens from securities laws. On Friday, senators Stephen Fenberg (Democrat) and Jack Tate (Republican) jointly filed a bill dubbed the “Colorado Digital Token Act,” proposing that digital tokens with a “primarily consumptive” …

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