United Arab Emirates’ Financial Authorities Host Crypto Asset and Fintech Forum

The United Arab Emirates Banks Federation (UBF) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) hosted a joint forum on crypto assets and fintech, the UAE’s official news outlet Emirates News Agency reported on March 17. Per the report, the event…

Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick Launches Institutional Crypto Trading Platform

Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick is launching an institutional cryptocurrency trading platform subsidiary, DLT Markets, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on Feb. 22. According to the bank’s announcement, DLT Markets will provide institutional investors “with fully regulated and secure multi-exchange access to the digital token…

Fidelity’s Man: Can Tom Jessop Bridge Crypto and Wall Street for Good?

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Everyone in cryptocurrency has a story about the time they went down the proverbial rabbit hole. Tom Jessop’s takes place in his kitchen. It was around 2013 or 2014 when Jessop, then a managing director at Goldman Sachs with…

2019 Will See Entry of More Institutional Players in Crypto, Says Asia Fintech PwC Leader

Henri Arslanian, the Asia fintech and crypto leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong, has predicted that many institutional players will enter the crypto industry in 2019. Arslanian made this claim during an interview with Bloomberg published on Dec. 24. When…

Crypto-Friendly Banking App Revolut Obtains EU Banking License

Crypto-friendly fintech startup Revolut has obtained a banking license in Lithuania, technology news outlet TechCrunch reported Dec. 12. As the report states, the startup obtained a license through the Bank of Lithuania and “is leveraging passporting rules to operate in…

TD Bank Partners with Startup to Add Blockchain and AI Solutions to Investment Products

Hydrogen, a NYC-based business that was recently named KPMG’s fintech startup of the year has signed a public blockchain licensing deal with TD Bank – the world’s 12th-biggest bank in terms of market capitalization. Hydrogen is a decentralized ecosystem for…

Banking on Blockchain: World Bank Unpacks Launch of ‘BONDI’ Bond With Australia’s CBA

It’s been close to 10 years since Bitcoin came into existence, and in that time, major financial institutions have slowly come to grips with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Some have taken to the industry quicker than others, and some have…