BitMEX operator joins digital finance standards and advocacy organization

100x Group, BitMEX’s parent company and the holding structure for its platform, has joined Global Digital Finance, or GDF, a major industry association advocating for the adoption of digital assets. As a GDF patron board member, 100x will advocate for a more inclusive and better regulated digital financial system, BitMEX announced on Jan. 21. The new partnership with GDF extends 100x’s efforts to promote collaboration between the public and private sectors to drive mainstream adoption of crypto. “Greater public-private collaboration is the only way to realise the wide-scale adoption of…

Ex-Real Madrid Football Player Joins a Spanish Lower Division Club in Deal Financed With Crypto – Featured Bitcoin News

In a possible first for Spanish football, DUX Internacional de Madrid, a lower division side says it has used crypto buy a new player. The player, David Barral moved to his new club after Criptan, the new club sponsor facilitated the acquisition. Criptan is a cryptocurrency trading company that is registered in Valencia, Spain. Meanwhile, following the player’s move, a Spanish football news site quotes Barral, who is now aged 37, expressing his eagerness to continue playing for what will be his seventh club. Barral says: I am happy to…

Minerals giant Norilsk Nickel joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

"Mining" may be most frequently used in the crypto industry to refer to the process by which digital currencies are collectively generated — but there are contexts in which firms are adopting blockchain infrastructure to manage the most physical of mining supply chains. The Russian company Norilsk Nickel — the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a large producer of platinum and copper — has joined an initiative called the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, according to an announcement published on Jan. 14. The Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, or RSBN,…

Dacxi joins self-regulating trade group CryptoUK as executive member

Digital asset exchange Dacxi is joining CryptoUK, a self-regulatory trade association for the U.K. cryptocurrency industry. According to an announcement from CryptoUK today, Dacxi will be joining the group as its 8th executive member alongside exchanges Binance.UK, Coinbase, CryptoCompare, Electroneum, eToro, Ripple and Simmons & Simmons. Executive members are responsible for collaborating "to lead the association’s strategic direction" in addition to working with government policy makers in the U.K. to develop a regulatory framework for crypto. Katharine Wooller, the managing director of Dacxi’s U.K. arm, said the addition of the…

RIOT Stock Up 7% in Pre-market, Mason Jappa Joins Riot Blockchain Advisory Board

In the last two years, Riot has already made several additions to its board of directors. According to a statement released by Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT), the Chief Executive Officer of Blockware Solutions Mason Jappa would be joining the advisory board of Riot Blockchain which consists of Pierre Rochard, Yan Pritzker, and Cory Klippsten. Meanwhile, RIOT stock is moving higher. Today in the pre-market the stock is 6.99% up, trading at $25.55. Jappa, who is an industry leader in the field of mining hardware and hosting, brings to the…

Former Coinbase compliance exec joins BitGo as new CCO

BitGo, a major digital asset custody and security company, has hired a former compliance executive of Coinbase. Jeff Horowitz, Coinbase’s former chief compliance officer, is joining BitGo as its new chief compliance officer, the firm announced Jan. 13. Horowitz joins BitGo after serving the same role at Coinbase since July 2018. The new exec will be replacing BitGo’s former CCO Matt Parrella and will oversee the company’s compliance and Anti-Money Laundering programs to ensure compliance and regulatory requirements. Horowitz told Cointelegraph that one of the biggest compliance challenges in serving…

Stripe Joins Other Platforms to Block Trump Access to Its Services

The decision to block Trump has everything to do with his silence on his various social media handles on the riot in the Capital City caused by his supporters. Following the recent riot engaged by the supporters of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, online platforms that provide access to him and his campaign have taken action to restrict him from accessing their services. Previously, it was Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), Instagram Inc, etc. Now, Stripe Inc, an online payment processing platform, has joined the action…

Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp joins crypto regulatory group JSTA

Softbank Corp, the telecoms arm of the Japanese conglomerate Softbank Group, has confirmed its membership of the Japanese Security Token Association.  The company now joins other firms like Mitsui Trust and Qunie — the consulting subsidiary of NTT Data — as members of the crypto advocacy body. The JSTA also includes crypto and blockchain member firms like security token platform TokenSoft and Japan’s largest cryptocurrency trading service BitFlyer. The Association is part of a group of advocacy and self-regulatory bodies that exist within the Japanese cryptocurrency and blockchain space. In…

DISCA Stock Up 1.79% as Discovery Joins Streaming World Competition

Discovery+ is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and some Samsung gadgets. It can also be streamed on mobile, web and gaming consoles.  Discovery Communications Inc (NASDAQ: DISCA) launched its new streaming service Discovery+ in the US on Monday amidst positive projections for the stock this week. The streaming service was previously available in countries like India, The United Kingdom and Ireland. The self-described “definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service” gathers content from several reality TV channels. These include HGTV, Food Network, Animal Planet, TLC,…