Russia may be on the way to adopting its own central bank digital currency, according to Anatoly Aksakov, chair of the State Duma’s Financial Market Committee. The Russian Parliament is studying…

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Hitachi Payment Services, the Indian-based subsidiary of Hitachi, has entered a joint venture with State Bank of India for the establishment of a digital payments platform, pending regulatory approval. The announcement…

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Mastercard has won a patent for fractional cryptocurrency banking, which suggests the global payments multinational has plans for a management system of fractional reserves of blockchain currency. Mastercard Blockchain Patent…

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A research report by the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) argued that fintech firms using cryptocurrency should be subjected “to the governance by the Securities Law”. HKEX Finds Risks In Large-Scale…

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to promote public engagement on fintech-related issues and initiatives, including…

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Ukrainian Ministry of Finance Creates Working Group to Develop Crypto Taxation The Ukrainian Ministry of Finance is creating a working group to discuss and develop a legal framework for crypto taxation, according to an…

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California’s Campaign Watchdog Bans Political Donations with Bitcoin The Fair Political Practices Commission, California’s campaign watchdog arm, has voted 3-1 to ban political donations with any cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, because…

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The Fair Political Practices Commission, California’s campaign watchdog arm, has voted 3-1 to ban political donations with any cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, because of transparency issues. The vote follows similar decisions…

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U.S. Representative Tom Emmer plans to introduce three blockchain-focused bills to Congress in the coming weeks aimed at spurring development. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/us-congressman-drafts-bills-to-aid-blockchain-development/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Billionaire Bitcoin enthusiast Tim Draper remains confident that the dominant cryptocurrency will reach his famous $250,000 price target by 2022. Tim Draper Expects Crypto Age to be ‘Bigger Than the…

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International AML Task Force to Close “Gaps” Created by Virtual Currencies The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to combat…

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to combat anti-money laundering (AML), may be about to agree with a…

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The increasingly high positive correlation between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is bringing their prices down, now that the tide has turned against Bitcoin since the spectacular rally towards the $20,000…

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Stock brokerage EF Hutton is launching subscription-based cryptocurrency research reports aimed to educate “confused” investors. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/stock-brokerage-ef-hutton-to-launch-crypto-reports-for-confused-investors/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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Blockchain Encyclopedia Launches as Developers Iron Out Token ‘Challenges’ Cayman Islands-based blockchain startup Everipedia formally launched its peer-to-peer (P2P) encyclopedia August 9, a press release confirmed. Designed to be an “autonomous encyclopedia without the…

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Crypto Trading App Robinhood Adds Support for Ethereum Classic Commission-free crypto trading app Robinhood has listed Ethereum Classic(ETC), according to an official announcement Monday, Aug. 6. Robinhood customers can also invest in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), and Dogecoin (DOGE), as…

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