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U.S. crypto exchanges have a plan for the travel rule. Now they just have to get along

U.S. crypto exchanges have a plan for the travel rule. Now they just have to get along

Quick Take A working group of 25 U.S.-based exchanges released a white paper this week outlining their platform to comply with FATF’s travel rule. The group includes some of the most prominent exchanges stateside, suggesting that the plan has legs. Now, the group has to develop a governance structure. This feature story is available to …

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Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin and the BSA, Signature Deposit Growth, Darknet Crypto Donors

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin and the BSA, Signature Deposit Growth, Darknet Crypto Donors

Signature Bank’s deposits grew by over $4 billion. Non-profits have rejected bitcoin donations made from hackers. And a FinCEN investigation raises questions about bitcoin mixers and the Bank Secrecy Act. Here’s all the news people are talking about in crypto today. Top shelf Corporate DeFi?R3’s open-source variation of its enterprise blockchain, Corda Network, will see …

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Nearly $900 million in VC went to crypto companies in the third quarter of 2020

Nearly $900 million in VC went to crypto companies in the third quarter of 2020

During the third quarter of 2020, $897.7 million in venture funds were allocated across 212 crypto and blockchain startups, according to data compiled The Block Research. Early-stage and seed deals were the most common deal types, according to The Block Research’s John Dantoni. Such deals represented half of the quarter’s total, with 59 deals for …

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A U.K. Ban on Crypto Derivatives Will Hurt, Not Protect Investors

A U.K. Ban on Crypto Derivatives Will Hurt, Not Protect Investors

This week the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates the country’s financial services, issued a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and ETNs to retail investors.  While this may not seem particularly material to crypto asset markets overall – U.K. retail investors weren’t that much into crypto derivatives anyway, and the market hardly …

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Crypto Long & Short: Coinbase's 'Apolitical' Stance Isn't Nearly as Simple as It Sounds

Crypto Long & Short: Coinbase’s ‘Apolitical’ Stance Isn’t Nearly as Simple as It Sounds

As if the ructions of the year aren’t giving us enough cause to re-examine things we thought we understood, now we find ourselves questioning what a company is for, and what role it should occupy in society and in employees’ lives.  Earlier this week, Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong published a post in which …

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First Mover: Bitcoins Hit Exchanges as Bloomberg Touts Crypto and DeFi Hedge Fund Seeks $50M

First Mover: Bitcoins Hit Exchanges as Bloomberg Touts Crypto and DeFi Hedge Fund Seeks $50M

The upcoming U.S. presidential election has become one of the most contentious in history, fraught with searing divisions over everything from the economy to race to the continued health of democracy itself.   So it’s not surprising that Wall Street options traders are now pricing in expectations of elevated market volatility around the November election. Analysts for the …

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