Venezuela to Sell Two Valuable Assets in Exchange for Petro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has stated that the nation will sell oil and portion of the gold it manufactures for its national digital currency petro. 

SEC Reaches Settlement with Longfin CEO on Charges of Fraud

The SEC has arrived at a settlement with fintech company Longfin's CEO, Venkata S. Meenavalli, over charges of fraud. 

Treadway Commission to Issue Guidance for Firms Using Blockchain Tech

An association that fights corporate fraud will give guidance for companies utilizing blockchain technology. 

Huobi Group CTO to Depart Firm After 4 Years of Service

Xianfeng Cheng (otherwise known as Mars Cheng), the chief technology officer (CTO) of Huobi Group, is leaving the company after four years.

China May Witness Its First Blockchain ETF

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the nation's financial regulator, has recently gotten an application for listing an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will monitor blockchain-related stocks as underlying assets.

Twitter Android App Bug Exposes Millions of User Phone Numbers

A security researcher had the option to utilize a bug in the Twitter Android application to identify a large number of Twitter users.

Google Restores MetaMask’s Android App

Google has now restored MetaMask's Android app after suspending it a week ago.

Nigerian Communications Commission Invests in Blockchain Startup Wicrypt

The Nigerian Communications Commission, the nation's telecom regulator, has invested 2 million nairas or around $5,500 in blockchain startup Wicrypt. 

CipherTrace Partners with Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative

Blockchain security company CipherTrace has collaborated with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) to track digital currency transactions from suspected traffickers. 

France’s Financial Markets Authority Approves ICO for the First Time

France's Financial Markets Authority (AMF) revealed that it had authorized for the first time an initial coin offering (ICO).

US Lawmaker Introduces Draft Bill to Give Clarity in Crypto Sector

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (Republican-Arizona) has purportedly introduced a draft bill to provide regulatory clarity in the digital currency sector. 

SEC Postpones Decision on Wilshire Phoenix’s Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has deferred its decision on a bitcoin and U.S. Treasury bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal filed by Wilshire Phoenix. 

Boerse Stuttgart, SBI Partner to Bring Crypto Across Europe and Asia

Japanese financial services tycoon SBI Group and German stock exchange administrator Boerse Stuttgart Group have collaborated to grow their digital currency-related businesses over Asia and Europe. 

Coinbase CEO Wins Patent for Sending Bitcoin Directly from Emails

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has won a U.S. patent for a development that makes sending bitcoin as simple as sending an email. 

BitGo Warns Some Features of Its Wallets Will Be Unavailable After Hard Fork

A significant code update for the digital currency bitcoin SV (for Satoshi's vision) will render a few features of BitGo's wallets useless, the cryptocurrency custodian states.