Circle Invest Unveils Rewards Program for New App Users

Crypto investment application Circle Invest has launched a limited rewards program in which new customers would be given free cryptocurrency, in an effort to further promote global adoption of digital assets.

UK Plans to Update Tax Guidance for Cryptocurrency

The UK is joining the US and Japan with the intentions to update cryptocurrency tax guidance.

Crypto Exchange KuCoin Nets $20M in Series A Funding Round

The capital is intended to fund several development initiatives of the crypto exchange. The KuCoin Platform 2.0 is slated to go live in the first quarter of 2019, allowing the company to scale and introduce additional features like stop orders, upgraded APIs, and a dust collector.

Grayscale Reports Most Q3 Investment from Institutional Investors

Grayscale’s report shows that institutional investors have committed 70% of the new money in Q3.

Swiss Startup SEBA to Secure Banking and Securities Dealer License

Five “large asset managers” from Germany and abroad have expressed interest in cryptocurrency bank SEBA Crypto AG, said Swiss startup CEO Guido Bühler.

Zug Crypto Bike-Sharing AirBie Service Rolls Out

AirBie is comparable to Lime’s bike and scooter-sharing service, where a person locates a bike, unlocks it using the AirBie app, and then simply parks it after riding.

Target, Google Twitter Accounts Fall to Hackers; Used in Crypto Scams

The accounts of American retailer Target and Google are the latest high-profile brands to fall in the hands of hackers, who have used them to hoodwink Twitter followers by promoting crypto giveaways scams.

IMF Chair Suggests Central Bank Digital Currencies in Latest Speech

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chairwoman Christine Lagarde suggests a new course of action for central banks across the globe and that is to turn their fiat currencies to digital.

New York Financial Watchdog Grants 14th BitLicense

The New York State Department of Financial Services has granted the New York Digital Investment Group a new BitLicense, allowing it to provide liquidity and asset management services to New York customers.   

Crypto Project Kin Shifts from Ethereum to Stellar

Kik Interactive, the Canadian company behind the Kik messaging app, has announced that it is permanently leaving the Ethereum network, as the firm migrates its digital currency Kin to its proprietary blockchain.  

CoinStruction Partners with Global Traders Team to Offer Crypto Education

CoinStruction, a framework for cross-platform crypto asset exchange and market liquidity, has inked a partnership with educational platform Global Traders Team to introduce cryptocurrency education to its community.

Report Alleges Indian Crypto Firm Involved in Ponzi Scheme Aimed at Muslim Investors

Ambidant Marketing was one of the more than 4,000 companies issued with a notice due to its involvement with digital currency following Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) ban on financial institutions offering services to crypto companies.

Far-Right Activist Tommy Robinson Embraces Bitcoin Following PayPal Ban

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson has recently resorted to Bitcoin after PayPal banned the English Defence League founder from its platform.    

Bitcoin Related Cybercrimes Exponentially Rise in 2018

This year has seen an exponential rise of crypto heists, with cybercriminals leveraging on a number of tactics to steal Bitcoin and other digital assets, resulting in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars.

OKEx Enlists Vietnamese Dong on Its Fiat-to-Crypto Trading

Malta-based crypto trading platform OKEx has enlisted the Vietnamese Dong (VND) on its Customer-to-Customer (C2C) trading system, allowing VND-to-crypto exchange on its trading platform.