European Central Bank Exec Calls Bitcoin the ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis'

Executive Board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) Benoit Coeure considers Bitcoin (BTC) to be the “evil spawn of the [2008] financial crisis,” Bloomberg reports Nov. 15. Coeure reportedly made his acid remarks at the Bank for International Settlements…

$5 Trln FX Settlement Giant CLS to Launch Blockchain-Based Netting Service ‘Within Days’

Forex exchange (FX) settlement giant CLS will launch its IBM blockchain-powered netting service within “a matter of days,” according to Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Alan Manquard. The CSO made the announcement at the IBM Think Tank conference in London Nov.…

Canadian Holding Firm to Acquire EXMO Crypto Exchange Per Letter of Intent

Canadian holding firm GoverMedia Plus Canada will acquire U.K.-based crypto exchange EXMO per a recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), according to a joint announcement published Nov. 13. The LOI reportedly enables GoverMedia to exclusively negotiate the transaction within…

Major Oil Firms, Banks Partner to Launch Blockchain Platform for Energy Commodity Trading

Major oil companies BP, Shell, and Equinor have united with large banks and trading houses to launch a blockchain-driven platform Vakt for energy commodity trading. The partnership was reported by independent news agency covering energy and commodities markets S&P Global…

Private Blockchains Could Be Compatible with EU Privacy Rules, Research Shows

Private blockchains, such as interbanking platforms set to share information on customers,  could be compatible with new E.U. privacy rules, according to research published Nov. 6. The study was conducted by Queen Mary University of London and the University of…

Binance Launches Research Wing to Create ‘Institutional-Grade’ Research Reports

The largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has launched an analysis division to conduct  “institutional-grade” research reports, according to an announcement published Nov. 8. Binance’s new analysis division, Binance Research, is set to prepare institutional-grade research reports with the objective of increasing…

Two Pro-Crypto Candidates Score Wins in US Midterm Gubernatorial Elections

Two pro-cryptocurrency candidates have won seats to become governors of the U.S. states of California and Colorado in the country’s midterm gubernatorial elections, fintech news outlet TrustNodes reports Nov. 7. In the California race, Democrat contender Gavin Newsom sealed 59…

Morgan Stanley Report Shows Strong Institutional Investment for Bitcoin

On October 31, multinational investment bank and financial services company, Morgan Stanley, released their latest report on Bitcoin. The report, entitled “Update: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain,” stated that Bitcoins and altcoins have constituted a “new institutional investment class” since 2017.…