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…

Bitcoin Price Near $3,400, Wider Crypto Markets See Another Mild Slump

Thursday, Dec. 13: after seeing a small rebound yesterday, crypto markets are experiencing another mild decline, with 19 out of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap in red. Market visualization from Coin360 Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has not managed…

Germany’s Second-Largest Stock Exchange and SolarisBank Partner to Launch Crypto Exchange

SolarisBank and Stuttgart Exchange Group are jointly developing infrastructure for a cryptocurrency exchange, Cointelegraph Germany reports Dec. 12. The Stuttgart Exchange, founded in 1860, is the second-largest stock exchange in Germany and the ninth-largest in Europe. SolarisBank, on the other…

UK Parliament Member Suggests Making Bitcoin a Payment Option for Local Taxation System

A conservative member (MP) of the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Parliament has said that making payments to local authorities and utility providers with Bitcoin (BTC) should be possible. The MP’s statements were reported by local news outlet Express.co.uk on Dec. 10.…

US SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: ICOs Can Be Effective, But ‘Securities Laws Must Be Followed’

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has said that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) “can be effective” but that “securities law must be followed.” Clayton spoke on the subject during a speech about the SEC’s activity this…

Major UK Charity Fund Executive Believes Crypto Market Crash Is ‘Just a Bump in the Road’

A major United Kingdom charity fund executive said at the Bloomberg Crypto Summit in London this Friday that the recent crypto market crash is just a “bump in the road,” Bloomberg reports Dec. 7. James Bevan, the chief investment manager…

Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley' Zug Ranked 'Fastest-Growing' Tech Hub in Europe

The Swiss city of Zug, home to crypto and blockchain development hub “Crypto Valley,” has been ranked the fastest-growing tech community in Europe. Swiss startup news channel StartupTicker reported this on Dec. 6. According to the latest annual “State of…

International Crypto Standards: Will They Come From the Community or Governments?

There are over 2,000 different coins in existence right now, each with their own unique characteristics, uses and communities, while there are masses of different blockchains, platforms and exchanges — all of which answer to competing needs and values. On…

Top Cryptocurrencies See Slight Gains, Bitcoin Hovers Under $4,000

Tuesday, Nov. 4: Most of the top twenty cryptocurrencies are in the green, having overcome yesterday’s losses, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering under the $4,000 mark. Market visualization from Coin360 During the day, Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow corridor…