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More Defections from the Libra Cryptocurrency Project

The Libra cryptocurrency project has lost another major partner on Monday over regulatory scrutiny around the stablecoin. Today, Booking Holdings – the company behind Priceline, Kayak, and Booking.com – dropped out of the Libra Association.  

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Swiss Private Bank Launches Digital Asset Services Including for Bitcoin And Ethereum
September 19, 2019

Arab Bank Switzerland, a leading Swiss private bank, will provide custody and brokerage services for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The bank will target high net worth clients for the services. It…

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan Blockchain Project
September 18, 2019

The project now serves 320 banks around the globe on cross-border payments The JPMorgan Blockchain Project just got another big player in the blockchain game. Deutsche Bank has joined JP…

Marshall Islands to issue its own national cryptocurrency
September 16, 2019

Marshall Islands snubbed the IMF and overcame initial US Treasury objections to its issue of a state-backed digital currency The tiny Pacific republic is about to fructify its year-long effort…

Libra Association chief undeterred by regulatory outcry; says Libra cryptocurrency will launch 2020
September 16, 2019

Bertrand Perez, General Director of the Libra Association, said Facebook would not delay the launch of Libra In an interview with online French news site Les Echos, Perez confirmed that…

Facebook’s Libra: Paypal non-committal in the face of regulatory rumblings
September 16, 2019

PayPal, a member of the Libra Association, said its membership is “a non-binding commitment” There is somewhat of an international furor around Facebook’s proposed Libra digital currency. Central banks, financial…

Libra to seek registration as a payment system
September 16, 2019

Swiss financial regulator FINMA said it had received a request from the Libra Association for assessment of Libra’s classification The Libra project would indicatively classify under financial market infrastructure regulation,…

Libra on the backfoot as France, Germany oppose virtual currencies
September 16, 2019

France and Germany oppose Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency In a setback for Libra, the finance ministers of France and Germany issued a joint statement opposing the digital currency. They claimed…

FCA-Approved Crypto-Arbitrage Fund Raises $50 Million
September 10, 2019

Nickel Asset Management, a London-based hedge fund, has officially launched a cryptocurrency-focused ‘Nickel Arbitrage Fund.’ The new fund has raised $50 million within two months and won rare approval from…

Now trade the world’s 1st tokenized hedge fund – 24/7
September 9, 2019

Protos, the world’s first tokenized hedge fund, opened to public investors this month Crypto investors can now trade the Protos hedge fund tokens on the OpenFinance Network (OFN). OFN is…

Leading global macro fund to launch $1 billion crypto fund for institutions
August 30, 2019

Elwood Asset Management, backed by billionaire Alan Howard, will launch an institutional crypto hedge fund that could raise as much as $1 billion Elwood manages the personal crypto assets of…