Bakkt CEO: Crypto Trading Platform Won’t Support Margin Trading

Bakkt CEO: Crypto Trading Platform Won’t Support Margin Trading Two weeks after the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) introduced Bakkt, a new digital assets platform, the latter’s CEO has set out to explain what the service will offer consumers. Bakkt chief executive Kelly Loeffler outlined the fundamentals for a platform to trade, store or spend cryptocurrencies in a post published…

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Major Crypto Exchanges Collaborate to Create Self-Regulatory Organization

Major Crypto Exchanges Collaborate to Create Self-Regulatory Organization Four major cryptocurrency exchanges are teaming up develop a self-regulatory organization (SRO) that would work cohesively to develop rules, regulations, and to set new regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. News of the potential SRO comes several months after the idea was first proposed by…

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CopPay Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to the Register

CopPay Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to the Register   CopPay allows merchants to accept cryptocurrencies, most recently BCH and get it instantly settled in either fiat or cypto versions. With over 60 merchants already signed up to CopPay this is a payment processor going places and so it is no surprise to see them add…

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Japan: Finance Giant SBI Makes New Investment in LastRoots Crypto Exchange, Will Aid License Acquisition

Japan: Finance Giant SBI Makes New Investment in LastRoots Crypto Exchange, Will Aid License Acquisition Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings announced in a press release Monday, August 20, that it had made a second investment in troubled cryptocurrency exchange LastRoots. SBI, which last month opened its own cryptocurrency exchange after gaining regulatory licensing, without disclosing the amount of the investment, which follows its initial…

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Police Arrest Alleged India Head of Now-Defunct Bitconnect Scam

Police Arrest Alleged India Head of Now-Defunct Bitconnect Scam Indian police have arrested a man who was allegedly involved in promoting the Bitconnect investment scam, Financial Express reported August 18. The suspect, Divyesh Darji, is said to have been the India head of Bitconnect, the high-yield investment program that ceased its operations in January 2018 after coming under scrutiny for appearing to…

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Bitcoin Circles $6500 as Volatility Drops to 14-Month Low, Altcoins Slump

Bitcoin Circles $6500 as Volatility Drops to 14-Month Low, Altcoins Slump Bitcoin (BTC) price held steady Monday, August 20, posting small gains to circle $6,500 while altcoins drop further. Data from Cointelegraph’s price tracker and Coin360 depict a sixth day of relatively stable activity for Bitcoin, which has remained range bound between $6,250 and $6,600 since August 14. Market…

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