Nasdaq to Offer Bitcoin Futures from Q1 2019 after CFTC Clearance

Nasdaq will list Bitcoin futures from early 2019, confirmed Express UK on December 3, 2018. The premier cryptocurrency is set to find its way through the robust New York-based exchange markets after obtaining clearance from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Could Nasdaq’s BTC Futures Kick-start Another Bull Run? In January 2018, Nasdaq chief executive Adena Friedman went on record stating the world’s second-largest stock exchange is contemplating launching Bitcoin futures. At the time, Friedman mentioned that the exchange is assessing how it can differentiate its product from the ones…

New Exchange to Offer Customizable Dashboards — Giving Traders the Information They Want

A new exchange says it has the goal of becoming “the most professional, global and secure marketplace for digital assets” — utilizing state-of-the-art technology that it claims can deliver a processing capacity of 1.5 million order matches per second. ProBit says its platform is “fast, robust and reliable” — helping to give its users an upper hand while trading. The company says security is a priority, and this is why it promises to store “95 percent or more of digital assets in a cold wallet” — protecting users against security breaches and…

Singapore to Offer Seed Funding to Enterprises to Boost Blockchain Adoption

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The government of Singapore will offer financial incentives in order to grow the blockchain ecosystem in the country. According to The Business Times, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) which falls under Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information will offer seed funding to players in the media and ICT sector. This is with a view of incentivizing them to develop platforms which link special interest groups in the blockchain space, solution providers as well as other related groups. In order to obtain seed funding from the IMDA,…

RACB Will Offer Insurance Services For Russian Blockchain Companies

RACB Will Offer Insurance Services For Russian Blockchain Companies November 21, 2018 by Jeff Fawkes RACB Vice President Valerii Petrov outlines the bright prospects for the blockchain space in Russia. Working with AIG and Arsenal, his venture is now ready to offer a wide range of insurance plans to blockchain companies to help protect them in the case of DDoS attacks, information leaks, and hacks. Also read: Jihan Wu: ‘I Have Huge Confidence in the Future of Bitcoin Cash’ Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great videos featuring industry insiders & experts…

How’s This for Starters? App to Offer ‘Generous’ Discounts and Loyalty Schemes for Diners

Food’s a necessity for all of us – and as a result, you’d think that the restaurant industry would be one of the most resilient on the planet. But although overall revenues are set to grow in the coming years in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, it’s not going to be a money-making story for everyone. Competition is on the rise – and in some cases, casual dining is facing a crisis. In the UK, an estimated eight restaurants, pubs and bars closed every day from June 2017…

Poloniex Exchange to be the First to Offer Trading for the Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

In less than ten days, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will be experiencing a new hard fork on its network. The upgrade is scheduled to take place on November 15. Regarding this announcement, Poloniex, crypto exchange operated by Goldman Sachs-backed startup Circle, has revealed its plans to support both Bitcoin Cash chains: Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC. We will support the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork. On November 15, 2018, we will pause deposits and withdrawals at 14:00 UTC, and take a snapshot of all BCH balances at 15:00 UTC. Once the network stabilizes, we will make an…

security token exchange; to offer regulated products to American trader

A press release confirms that seriesOne and Bithumb will partner to open a security token exchange in the United States. As per the agreement, the new exchange will offer traders compliant security tokens. In particular, the tokens will be subject to receipt of SEC, FINRA and other applicable regulatory approvals. South Korean-based Bithumb is among the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. On the other hand, seriesOne is a Fintech leader in the area of blockchain technology. As part of the agreement, Bithumb will invest in a seriesOne subsidiary with…

Goldman Sachs To Offer Bitcoin Derivatives Trading For Selected Clients

Goldman Sachs, the global investment banking behemoth, will soon start rolling out a Bitcoin [BTC] derivatives trading facility, and has been working with a small number of selected clients to trade the product actively, The Block reported on October 30, 2018. Goldman Sachs Taking On Clients For Trading Bitcoin Derivatives Goldman Sachs, the white-shoe New York investment bank, has been one of the first major financial institutions to announce plans or a trading desk created specifically for cryptocurrencies. Dubbed the darling of the cryptocurrency world, the bank had many observers…

SC Johnson will Offer Crypto for Recycling in Indonesia Soon

SC Johnson has just announced that it has teamed up with Plastic Bank to reduce the global ocean plastic crisis happening around the world. The companies are currently trying to increase recycling rates in impoverished communities within Indonesia, while also trying to address the challenges of poverty. SC Johnson Blockchain SC Johnson and the environmental organization are planning on opening eight plastic recycling centers in the future and will offer its local tokens for the waste collection. The first center will officially open on October 8th in Bali. The press release…

Coinbase Approved to Offer Crypto Custody Services in New York

Coinbase has received approval from New York regulators to form a qualified custodial firm for cryptocurrencies. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) said Tuesday that it granted Coinbase’s application to create the Coinbase Custody Trust Company LLC, as well as approving the Coinbase Trust to offer custody services for bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ethereum classic, litecoin and XRP. Notably, while Coinbase already allows customers to buy, sell or trade the first five of those cryptocurrencies, it does not currently offer XRP on any of its trading platforms. In…