The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is poised to launch a live blockchain trade finance platform within two months. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/hong-kongs-blockchain-trade-finance-platform-to-go-live-by-september/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Credit card giant American Express may be looking into developing a new proof-of-payment (PoP) system based on blockchain technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/american-express-thinks-blockchains-could-help-prove-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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The security breach of a well-funded blockchain project renewed critiques against its technology this week. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/13-5-million-hack-ignites-fresh-debate-over-crypto-project-bancor/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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Twelve Russian officials indicted for hacking into Democratic National Committee email accounts allegedly used cryptocurrencies, the DOJ announced. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/russian-dnc-hackers-used-cryptocurrency-to-fund-their-operations/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Wallet and custody startup Ledger is ramping up the number of cryptocurrencies it supports to meet demand from institutional investors.   This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/100-tokens-by-2020-ledger-pledges-big-expansion-for-crypto-custody/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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A new patent filing finds retail giant Walmart seeking to utilize blockchain technology to solve problems when scheduling deliveries. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/walmart-looks-to-blockchain-for-better-package-tracking/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Xunlei Limited announced that it has launched a distributed file system called ThunderChain File System (TCFS) for its blockchain platform. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/cloud-provider-xunlei-launches-new-blockchain-file-system/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Crypto exchange Gemini has hired former NYSE chief information officer Robert Cornish to serve as its first chief technology officer. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-exchange-gemini-hires-former-nyse-tech-chief/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain developers are building “parallel financial networks,” according to a new report by Alliance Bernstein. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/new-report-says-crypto-is-building-parallel-financial-networks/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Europe’s largest trader of exchange-traded funds(ETF) is entering the crypto world. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/the-eus-biggest-etf-firm-expands-into-crypto-products/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Bittrex and invest.com announced that they will partner to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform under the invest.com brand name. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bittrex-partners-with-invest-com-to-launch-new-crypto-trading-platform/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Romania has drafted an emergency ordinance to regulate cryptocurrency issuing. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/romania-drafts-bill-to-regulate-cryptocurrencies/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Spain’s ruling party submitted a proposal encouraging the government to adopt blockchain technology in managing public services. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/spain-lawmakers-push-for-blockchain-use-in-governance/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Blockstream unveiled a new feature that allows users to create custom tokenized assets secured on its Liquid sidechain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blockstream-to-let-users-issue-tokenized-assets-on-liquid-sidechain/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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We.trade, the blockchain-based financial trade platform jointly developed by nine European banks, has completed first live cross-border transactions. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/european-banks-complete-first-live-blockchain-financial-trades/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Zug, home of the “Crypto Valley” in Switzerland, has successfully completed its first test of a blockchain-based voting system. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-valley-declares-blockchain-voting-trial-a-success/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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The U.K.’s food watchdog announced its success in a pilot project tracking and monitoring data about meat on the blockchain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/uk-food-watchdog-trials-blockchain-meat-inspection/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged two Nevada residents with illegally profiting off stock sales of a self-described blockchain firm. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/sec-charges-2-in-illicit-ubi-blockchain-stock-sale/. …

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The Russian Ministry of Defense is launching a blockchain research lab to examine how to combat cybersecurity threats. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/the-russian-military-is-building-a-blockchain-research-lab/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Having accepted its first deposit last week, Coinbase Custody is officially “open for business,” the exchange said Monday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbases-new-custody-service-is-now-live/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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A built-from-scratch blockchain aiming to enable private contracts between users has officially entered testing.  This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/secret-contracts-developer-engima-launches-blockchain-testnet/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and…

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CoinText.io,a blockchain startup developing a way of conducting offline bitcoin cash transactions, closed a $600,000 seed funding round. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/startup-raises-600k-to-build-bitcoin-cash-mobile-wallet/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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The FBI is currently running 130 different cryptocurrency-related investigations, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/fbi-agent-confirms-130-crypto-related-investigations/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong wants to help the unbanked access financial services with a new charity, GiveCrypto.org. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-ceo-unveils-crypto-charity-for-the-unbanked/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Digital money platform Uphold is looking to become a Finra-registered broker-dealer following a new acquisition, the company says. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-startup-uphold-moves-to-become-licensed-u-s-broker-dealer/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Hong Kong’s banking regulator is planning to widen its works on cross-border trade finance using distributed ledger technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/hong-kong-seeks-to-widen-dlt-use-in-trade-finance-with-abu-dhabi/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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DarkTower director Scott Dueweke said cryptocurrencies are “tailor made” for foreign powers hoping to influence American elections. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/senator-cryptos-pose-host-challenges-congress/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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International shipping giant Merck may be looking to blockchain technology to protect against counterfeit goods, according to a patent application. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/merck-proposes-blockchain-platform-for-combat-counterfeiters/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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The payment affiliate of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched a blockchain-based remittance service between Hong Kong and the Philippines. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/alipayhk-opens-blockchain-remittance-corridor-to-the-philippines/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Crypto exchange Bitfinex’s chief strategy officer Phil Potter is leaving the firm, Reuters reported Friday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-bitfinex-chief-strategy-officer-leaves-exchange/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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A South Korean government agency has announced a plan to boost blockchain adoption in the country. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/korean-government-lead-6-blockchain-pilots-9-million-fund/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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More than a million people signed up to trade cryptocurrencies after Robinhood first announced the feature, co-CEO Vlad Tenev said Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/robinhood-ceo-cryptocurrencies-have-significant-staying-power/. …

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