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FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley $5 Million for Sub-Standard Anti Money Laundering Practices

The American financial industry regulatory authority, FINRA, has fined wall Street bank Morgan Stanley for violating anti-money laundering (AML) rules over a period of five years, reported Finance Magnates on December 26, 2018. Fraud in the Traditional Space FINRA stated...

Australian Crypto Firm Faces Heat for Manipulating Social Media Accounts, Denies Allegations

It seems like cryptocurrency firms are not shying away from controversies anytime soon. Sydney-based Power Ledger faced fire last week after investors and industry experts called out the firm’s dubious social media practices, reported Financial Review on December 26, 2018....

Ant Financial Seeks to Move into European Market with WorldFirst Take Over

Chinese payments giant Ant Financial, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group, is in advanced discussions with European payments application WorldFirst in a takeover deal worth $700 million, reported Finance Magnates on December 26, 2018. Ant Eyes Europe Founded in 2014,...

Hong Kong: BitMEX and Wine Retailer May Purchase Stake in Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange

Madison Holdings Group, a Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX)-listed French wine trading company, is planning to acquire a stake in Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitOcean in partnership with crypto-derivative trading platform BitMEX, reported South China Morning Post on December 26, 2018. Moving...

Research: Blockchain Technology to Create Disruption in Global Automotive Sector by 2021

Blockchain technology is primed to take over the automotive industry in the next three years. if senior executives in the sector are to be believed, reported Times of India on December 24, 2018. Blockchain to Augment Business Processes In a...

Comcast to Introduce a Blockchain-Based Solution for Increasing Data Privacy

Telecommunications giant Comcast will integrate blockchain technology to better match audience-generated data with thousands of advertising partners, reported Adweek on December 22, 2018. Peer-to-Peer Media Blockchain The Philadelphia-based company is partnering with mass media player Viacom, and advertising solutions provider...

Crypto Rout Extends to Institutional Investors as Bitcoin Plans Put on Hold

Institutional investors and developers in the Bitcoin space are increasingly looking to the exit after 2017’s crypto-mania is coming to a halt in terms of price. Once lauded to usher in the next wave of crypto products, financial heavyweights are...

Congress Members Seek to Exclude Cryptocurrencies from the Definition of a Security

Regulatory clarity on the legal status of cryptocurrencies may arrive sooner than expected after two members of the U.S. Congress proposed a bill to exempt digital tokens from the definition of traditional securities, reported CNBC on December 20, 2018. Crypto...

Cryptocurrency Startup Seeking SEC-Approval for Tokens Raises $12 Million in Seed Funding

Cryptocurrency project Prometheum raised $12 million in seed funding this week before the company gears up to offer a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-approved security token to investors in early-2019, reported American Banker on December 21, 2018. Seeking Regulatory Approval...

Facebook May Launch a Stablecoin to Target India’s $69 Billion Remittance Market

Cryptocurrency’s first killer application may be well on its way from the rosters of Facebook, a company ironically known for practices contrary to the ethos of decentralized currencies and blockchains, reported South China Morning Post on December 21, 2018. Facebook’s...