Irish Gov’t Approves Anti-Money Laundering Bill Affecting Cryptocurrency

The Cabinet, the executive organ of the government of Ireland, has approved a bill that would give effect to the European Union (EU) Fifth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive, the Irish Times reported Jan. 3. The directive — which came into…

Japanese Financial Regulator Receives 190 Cryptocurrency Exchange License Applications

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) received 190 cryptocurrency exchange license applications, an unnamed FSA staff member told Cointelegraph Japan on Dec. 28. The FSA has given the local crypto industry self-regulatory status, certifying the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association…

Updated Morgan Stanley Report Hails Cryptocurrency as ‘New Institutional Investment Class’

Bitcoin and altcoins has been a “new institutional investment class” since 2017, U.S. multinational investment bank and financial services company Morgan Stanley claims in a new report released Oct. 31. The document, titled “Bitcoin Decrypted: A Brief Teach-In and Implications,”…

Smart Banking Ecosystem to Shield Consumers From Volatility in Cryptocurrency Prices

A new smart banking ecosystem based on blockchain technology is offering an all-in-one platform for managing cryptocurrencies, fiat money and stocks — and hopes to make crypto payments practical and widespread. Platio believes that, eventually, all financial assets are going…

What the Foreshadow Flaw Means for the Future of Cryptocurrency

UPDATE (16th August 19:11 BST): Updated to include an emailed statement from cryptocurrency startup Enigma. Yet another dire security flaw was unveiled Tuesday with potential ripple effects across the tech world, including for cryptocurrency projects seeking to leverage certain hardware…

London Remittance Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Trading Service, Says Crypto’s ‘Here to Stay’

TransferGo, a London-based remittance service, has become the first remittance provider to offer a cryptocurrency trading service, and will offer bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, litecoin and XRP, in response to a strong demand for cryptocurrency, according to Bloomberg. Daumantas Dvilinskas, founder…