Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot.Driving decentralization On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs).Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able to store, send…

Barclays May Be Ending Work With Coinbase, Transactions in GBP to Slow

British banking giant Barclays has reportedly cut ties with United States crypto exchange Coinbase.As Coindesk reported on August 13, unnamed industry sources have said that Barclays will no longer be banking for Coinbase, severing a relationship that began when Coinbase opened a Barclays account in March 2018.The news is expected to hit the crypto community…

US Moves Closer to Accepting Blockchain, Still Uncertain Over Crypto

Despite concerns expressed by many United States regulators during the recent House Committee on Financial Services’ hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency, Libra, an increasing number of U.S. lawmakers are speaking out in favor of developing a permissive regulatory apparatus to prevent stifling innovation in the cryptocurrency sector.Several days prior to the hearing, the passing…

Binance Report: Bitcoin Decorrelated with Other Cryptos in Q2 2019

Bitcoin’s (BTC) has become less correlated with other cryptos in Q2 2019 due to a potential “flight-to-quality” in the recent bull run, according to a Binance report on crypto correlations released on July 5.In its “2019 Q2 Crypto-Correlations Review,” Binance specified that average correlation between Bitcoin and all other major crypto assets declined to 0.61…

Latin America’s Biggest Investment Bank to Sell $1 Billion in STOs Using Tezos

Latin America’s biggest investment bank, BTG Pactual, plans to shift its security token offerings (STOs), a pipeline of over $1 billion in sales, onto the Tezos blockchain. The announcement appeared in a joint press release published on Tezos Foundation’s website on July 3.The new initiative is a collaboration between BTG Pactual and Dubai-based asset manager…

Huobi Unveils ‘Finance Chain’ For Building Enterprise Blockchains

Huobi Group is jointly developing a new public blockchain for decentralized financial (DeFi) services, according to a press release on July 1.Major global digital asset financial service provider Huobi has partnered with Chinese blockchain startup Nervos enabling companies to deploy their own blockchains, tokenized assets, as well as DeFi services, according to the announcement.The joint…

19% of World Population Bought Crypto Before 2019: Kaspersky Report

A new survey by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab introduced on June 17th revealed that 19% of people globally have purchased cryptocurrency.The survey, titled “The Kaspersky Cryptocurrency Report 2019,” was carried out in October and November 2018, with a total of 13,434 respondents in 22 countries.According to the report, 81% of global population have never…

Facebook Has Not Applied for RBI Approval to Operate Libra in India: Report

Facebook’s newly announced cryptocurrency, libra, may not be available in India due to the current ban of blockchain-based currency transactions, as stated in a report by local publication The Economic Times on June 20.Citing people familiar with the matter, the report says that the social media giant has not applied for approval with the Reserve…

Russia Is Getting Serious About Blockchain, but Remains on the Fence About Cryptocurrencies

Last week, an annual forum featuring Russia’s top people from the economic sector was held in St. Petersburg, and cryptocurrencies were a hot topic there. Notably, government agents and state-controlled businesses were vocal about their interest in blockchain, but seemed to distance themselves from digital tokens.Meanwhile, the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies is still missing in…