Category: United Kingdom

Banks increasingly interested in Bitcoin, says Elliptic co-founder

Banks increasingly interested in Bitcoin, says Elliptic co-founder

Several financial institutions in the U.S. are “are seriously considering launching some type of cryptocurrency service,” an Elliptic co-founder said. 4325 Total views 31 Total shares Global banking institutions have been expressing more interest in Bitcoin (BTC) as the cryptocurrency consistently breaks new all-time highs, according to a new report. Tom Robinson, co-founder of major […]

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Nornickel to use blockchain for its new ETCs on Deutsche Börse and LSE

Nornickel to use blockchain for its new ETCs on Deutsche Börse and LSE

A palladium fund founded by Norilsk Nickel will launch exchange-traded commodities for metals custodied using blockchain at the Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange. 2647 Total views 19 Total shares The world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel, Norilsk Nickel, is pressing ahead with its digital technologies strategy. As of Jan. 18, Nornickel’s Global […]

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CB Insights’ Blockchain 50 lists US, UK and Switzerland as adoption hotbeds

CB Insights’ Blockchain 50 lists US, UK and Switzerland as adoption hotbeds

Research firm CB Insights and Blockdata, the data company acquired by CB Insights in September of this year, have unveiled their first-ever annual “Blockchain 50” list, which consists of 50 private companies applying or analyzing blockchain technology to solve business- or consumer-related problems across various industries. Jonathan Knegtel, CEO and co-founder of Blockdata, told Cointelegraph […]

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UK FCA establishes temporary crypto registration regime due to backlog

UK FCA establishes temporary crypto registration regime due to backlog

Regulatory body buys itself a further six months to process submitted applications. 5765 Total views 19 Total shares The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued temporary registrations to crypto-asset companies that have already submitted applications but not yet been processed. According to a Dec. 16 announcement, this will allow the companies to continue trading […]

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Bitcoin is the ‘ultimate anti-lockdown investment,’ says Nigel Farage

Bitcoin is the ‘ultimate anti-lockdown investment,’ says Nigel Farage

The United Kingdom Tory Party’s nemesis, Nigel Farage, has gone “full crypto.”  On Nov. 27, Farage sat down for a video interview to discuss all things crypto with Sam Volkering, the editor of Southbank Investment Research, which is, notably, the publisher of Farage’s recently launched investor newsletter “Fortune & Freedom.”  In the interview, Farage derided […]

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Will they or won’t they? Central banks eye each other’s digital currency moves

Will they or won’t they? Central banks eye each other’s digital currency moves

Canada doesn’t want any “surprises” regarding central bank digital currencies. In a recent interview with Reuters, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem doubled down on the country’s contingency-plan approach to CBDCs, stressing that he sees no urgent need to issue one right now.  For Macklem, inter-state competition and coordination remains the key question when it […]

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