GECKO Governance Launches Compliance Solution For ICO Market Following Approval by Isle of Man Regulator

    Former SEC Senior Compliance Examiner joins stellar advisory board     Dublin, Ireland – 12 June 2018 – GECKO Governance, the multi-award winning RegTech regulatory solution for financial compliance, has announced the launch of a new compliance solution, GECKO Crypto1, following approval by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Managing ICO governance and compliance for every jurisdiction, GECKO Crypto1 will offer enhanced levels of transparency and accountability to platform-users within the blockchain industry. The platform provider also announced today that Dan Viola, former Senior Compliance Examiner at…

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The Biggest World Summit on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain to be held in Moscow in May

More than 100 countries at the level of top officials and curators of blockchain technologies from states, more than 3,000 participants, more than 300 speakers, 2 days.     World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency summit (hereinafter: WBCSummit) will be held on May 19-20, 2018 in Moscow. The Organizing Committee of the Summit heads the counselor to the President of the Russian Federation for Internet development German Klimenko   For the first time, the Summit was held in Moscow on January 27, 2018, and brought together representatives of more than 30 countries…

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What are the ICO Cryptocurrency Regulatory Guidelines?

ICO’s continue to boom as more tokens and coins are evident.  On coinmarketcap, over 1500 cryptocurrencies are listed and most trading on various exchanges. According to Fortune, nearly 50 percent of 2017’s Cryptocurrency ‘ICO’ Projects have already died. They report that “as many as 75% of all startups backed by traditional venture funding fail, and 30 to 40% of those take all of investors’ capital with them.”     With the high ICO failure rate and the craziness of Bitcoin investors, regulators are setting guidelines or passing laws.  Here is…

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How to find the best Bitcoin Trading Platform or Exchange

Exchanges are often in the news, either due to listing of new crypto / ICO token; customer service issues or loss of crypto due to hacking.     There have been numerous exchange hacks in the lifetime of Bitcoin with the most famous one being Tokyo based Mt.Gox where approximately 850,000 bitcoins belonging to customers and the company were missing and likely stolen from their hot wallet.  Hot wallets are connected to the internet and as a result, vulnerable to hacking. This was an amount valued at more than $450…

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Top Bitcoin Jobs go to Banking Cops

According to Bloomberg, top Wall Street enforcers, are getting top COP jobs in the new cryptocurrency world.  As the need for regulation is stepping up, more cryptocurrency and blockchain startups are looking for government authorities, prosecutors, security officials and even senior diplomats to join their ranks.       Ripple, a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), currency exchange and remittance network added Ben Lawsky, a New York’s top financial watchdog, to its board.  Lawsky introduced BitLicience, which is a requirement for digital currency companies who want to operate in New…

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Forbes 2018 FinTech 50 – Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Driving Financial Services Disruption

The Forbes FinTech 50 list for 2018 is out and no surprise that Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency business is driving Financial Services in the digital economy.  Payments, investing, lending and data & analytics being the top categories.         Company Name Location Category Funding Acorns Irvine, CA Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers $101 million Addepar Mountain View, CA Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street $215 million Adyen Amsterdam Consumers, Small Business, Payments $266 million Affirm San Francisco Consumers, Small Business, Payments, Lending $450 million Ayasdi Menlo Park, CA Data…

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How to Bitcoin #3 – Bitcoin Trading

NEW ZEALAND – Guest Writer –The third in the series of “How to Bitcoin” articles introducing you to Bitcoin and what you can do with the cryptocurrency.  Here is an overview of the buying and selling aspect of Bitcoin, trading.     BTC can be traded on Exchanges (online companies regulated/non-regulated and are located all over the world) to buy other alt-coins. Exchanges may also trade commodities and currencies. Some large BTC Exchanges that mostly trade against the US dollar are Bitstamp, Coinbase, and Bitfinex. Click here to view the…

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CreditEase’s CEO Ning Tang spoke about FinTech and innovation at Fortune Global Forum

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Ning Tang, Founder, and CEO of CreditEase, attended the 2017 Fortune Global Forum on December 6-8 in Guangzhou. With the theme of “Openness & Innovation: Shaping the Global Economy,” the Global Forum convened world leaders, senior executives and prestigious scholars to discuss the dynamic frontiers of international commerce.   FinTech promising in China Tang stated that the Chinese FinTech industry still sees great potential in the coming decade represented by development in applications such as microloans for SMEs, crowdfunding, robo-advisory, insurance technology, and blockchain…

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Fintech Innovator Humaniq and Regtech Leader Coinfirm Partner to Bring Financial Transparency and Inclusion to Developing Economies With Blockchain

LONDON, November 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Humaniq and Coinfirm have partnered to build a more advanced and secure digital experience for users of Humaniq applications featuring cutting-edge anti-money-laundering (AML) solutions. Humaniq and Coinfirm both provide complete solutions for the world’s unbanked and enable financial inclusion for emerging economies through joint initiatives globally.   Coinfirm, a recognized Blockchain regtech leader known for its AML/CTF Platform, will integrate its platform across the Humaniq ecosystem to provide a new level of transparency and security. Humaniq will benefit from enhanced security, protecting transactions made in…

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Blockchain Consortium – Hyperledger Announces 14 New Members

183 diverse organizations back Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium.  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 14 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.   “The amount of interest in getting involved with Hyperledger and increasing diversity of organizations joining our efforts in 2017 is really building momentum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director,…

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