Global Banking Giant HSBC Launches Tokenization-Based Receivables System for India

Major global banking group HSBC has implemented tokenization technology into its receivables infrastructure for corporate clients in India, according to an announcement on June 18. The British multinational financial services company has reportedly launched its Digital Accounts Receivable Tool (HSBC DART), based on tokenization technology developed by Australian blockchain-powered Fintech company Identitii Ltd., the firm […]

Brazilian BTC Exchange Faces Numerous Lawsuits From Clients Unable to Access Funds

Clientele from multiple states in Brazil have filed lawsuits against bitcoin (BTC) investments firm Bitcoin Bank Group for inaccessible crypto funds, according to a report by Cointelegraph Brasil on June 18. The lawsuits are reportedly over issues with users being unable to withdraw funds from the BBG’s associated cryptocurrency exchange, Paraná-based NegocieCoins. As of press […]

Report: Bitcoin Works as a Hedge For Economic Freedom

Grayscale Investments has released their latest research report, highlighting the importance of self-sustaining and uncontrollable money to stop governments from curbing a person’s right to move their own money. Key examples come from Greek banking crises and China’s dirty floating on the Yuan, June 18, 2019. Eliminating Geopolitical Risks Global markets have currently issued over […]

Wilshire Phoenix’s Bitcoin Trust Product Checks all the Regulatory Boxes

In an interview with BTCManager, the CEO of the New York-based investment firm Wilshire Phoenix Funds LLC. said that their United States Bitcoin and Treasury Investment Trust product is one of the most promising yet. Alongside the rise and fall of the BitWise and VanEck Bitcoin derivative offerings, William Herrmann thinks his team have the […]

UK Financial Watchdog Blacklists Clones of Two Major Financial Firms

The British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors of a fraudulent company posing as the Swiss Investment Corporation, an FCA-authorized firm offering crypto investments, and another company that is a clone of Goldman Sachs, the regulator announced on June 14. The financial regulator has blacklisted a firm operating under the domain swissinvest.biz. According to […]

McAfeeMagic: John McAfee’s Crypto Trading Platform

Following the launch of his credit card, John McAfee announced his new trading platform McAfee Magic on June 11, 2019. The project allows manual and automatic cryptocurrency trading on various exchanges. The Man behind the Magic John Mcafee is likely one of the most controversial characters in the crypto community. As discussed on BTCManager, the […]

Bakkt Reveals July 22 Date for Bitcoin Futures Testing

In a Medium post published on June 13, 2019, Bakkt COO Adam White stated that the institutional-grade cryptocurrency trading platform will begin testing its physically-settled bitcoin (BTC) futures from July 22, 2019. Bitcoin Futures User Acceptance Testing to Commence in July 2019 In the blog post, White stated that Bakkt will begin user acceptance testing […]

Nasdaq and CryptoCompare to Debut Trusted Cryptocurrency Data Service

In a press release shared with BTCManager on June 11, 2019, CryptoCompare has announced the launch of a new institutional grade pricing and data aggregation product in conjunction with Nasdaq. The cryptocurrency aggregation platform says the new service will be hosted on Quandl, another alternative data service. The data aggregator becomes the latest addition to […]

CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records

Ever since the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced it was ending its bitcoin futures products back in March, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a huge influx of bitcoin derivatives volumes. During the second week of May, CME’s bitcoin futures touched a milestone when it surpassed 33,000 contracts ($1.3 billion notional value) […]

Visa Launches Global Cross-Border Network Based on Certain Aspects of Blockchain

United States’ payment giant Visa has launched a cross-border payment network derived from some aspects of blockchain technology, Reuters reports June 11. The network, called “Visa B2B Connect,” is designed to facilitate international payments made by global financial institutions by enabling direct interbanking transactions between businesses and beneficiaries. According to the report, the network already […]