CoinMarketCap Unveils Two Crypto Indices on Bloomberg, Nasdaq, Others

CoinMarketCap revealed that it will launch two cryptocurrency benchmark indices on Bloomberg Terminal, Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Germany's Börse Stuttgart, and Thomson Reuters Eikon (Refinitiv).

Customer Sues Mattress Retailer Slash Bitcoin Dealer

Stefanos Papanastasiou, the founder of Australian online mattress retailer OzMattress, is facing legal charges lodged by one of its former customers who allegedly lost over AUD$21 million.

California-Chartered Bank Now Serves Over 540 Crypto-Related Clients

As of December 31, 2018, Silvergate Bank had signed on 542 customers from the crypto industry, including crypto miners, exchanges, custodians, as well as international investors.     

JPMorgan Executive Underscores Traditional Banking System’s Necessity to Crypto Firms

"Ultimately behind the scenes, they [crypto companies] are going to have to use a bank to move funds," says JPMorgan Chase’s Global Head of eCommerce Solutions Ron Karpovich.

Binance Unveils New Platform that Allows Bitcoin Buying at Over 1,300 Australian Stores

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted trading volume, has launched a new platform in Australia that lets users purchase bitcoin with fiat currency from high-street stores.

Caspian Platform to Launch Crypto Derivatives Trading

Galaxy Capital-backed institutional trading and portfolio management platform Caspian is unveiling cryptocurrency derivatives trading.

Digitec Galaxus Accepts Crypto, Aims to Educate Consumers

Digitec Galaxus has started accepting crypto payments and is trying to educate its consumers.

Belarus Focuses on Cryptocurrency to Boost Its Tech Industry

The Belarusian government has focused on Bitcoin’s increasing popularity to develop its tech industry.

Israeli Court Rules Against Banks’ Blanket Ban on All Crypto Accounts

An Israeli court ruled that banks can’t impose a blanket ban on all accounts related to cryptocurrency.

Fortune 500 Tech Firm Avnet Partners with BitPay to Enable Crypto Payments

Avnet, one of the world’s biggest distributors of electronic services and components, is now enabling cryptocurrency payments through collaboration with BitPay.

Digital Asset Appoints Yuval Rooz to Succeed Blythe Masters

Digital Asset (DA), an enterprise blockchain startup, has appointed co-founder Yuval Rooz as the firm’s chief executive officer.

Cryptopia Resumes Crypto Trading Operations

As indicated in the firm’s announcement via Twitter, Cryptopia has “resumed trading on 40 trade pairs that we have quantified as secure. We will continue to expand this list as we clear more coins.”

U.S. District Court Subpoenas Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik Over Satoshi Theory

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a subpoena ordering Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik to provide information vis-à-vis an ongoing case involving Australian cryptographer Craig Wright, who previously claimed to be Bitcoin's pseudonymous inventor Satoshi Nakamoto.       

Japan to Put Stricter Rules for Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

Japan is planning to tighten rules on cryptocurrency margin trading from next year.

Real Estate Giant to Hold World’s First Live Crypto Property Auction

Real estate giant LJ Hooker has partnered with James Pratt Auctions and blockchain firm NuYen to auction a luxury home in Australia to be sold in cryptocurrency.