Author: Traderman

European Securities and Markets Authority Releases Blockchain Discussion Paper

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released a 34-page discussion paper on distributed ledgers that goes over the numerous implications of implementing the technology in securities markets. The paper is aimed mainly at academics and industry experts with an understand of the technology. The ESMA has not yet formed an opinion on the viability of blockchains in the financial industry, however, the agency is hoping to receive plenty …
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Bank of Russia Official Optimistic About Blockchains

Vadim Kalukhov, who currently heads the Department of Financial Technologies at the Bank of Russia, has said that blockchain technology has been received very well by financial regulators across the globe, “If to speak of the technology, the regulators around the world relate to blockchains very favorably. I do not know of any country where the technology as such would be prohibited.” said Kalukhov, in an an interview with Russian …
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Chinese Digital Currency Exchange BTCC Launches Titanium Physical Bitcoins

Shanghai-based digital currency exchange BTCC recently launched their new titanium physical Bitcoins. The 2016 V Series physical Bitcoin contains 1 BTC mined from BTCC’s own mining operation. BTCC chief executive Bobby Lee, who also founded the Litecoin digital currency, explained that the physical coins are “unique collectibles aimed at exciting public interest in bitcoin.” The front end the of the coin is stamped with a Bitcoin logo design via hydraulic …
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Kraken Warns Clients on Mt.Gox Phishing Email Targeted at BitcoinTalk Members

Digital currency exchange Kraken sent out an email yesterday warning all clients about a Mt.Gox phishing email that is allegedly being sent to members of the BitcoinTalk.com forum. The fraudulent email is crafted to appear as if it is coming from Kraken “Client Engagement” and contain a malicious Google drive link, which supposedly holds a list of the status of each Mt.Gox claim. Kraken’s official warning email explains: “If you …
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