Nasdaq and Microsoft Working Together on Blockchain Delivery, Payment, and Settlements

The Microsoft Azure blockchain will be deployed on the Nasdaq Financial Framework (NFF) to build a ledger agnostic blockchain capability that supports a multi-ledger strategy. The stock exchange will employ Microsoft’s ledger to manage the delivery, payment, and settlement of...

Bitcoin Bear Market Could Last 18 More Months: BitMEX CEO

Bitcoin prices and trading volume might keep plummeting, and the current bear market could last another 18 months. That’s the sobering assessment of Arthur Hayes, the CEO of the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest bitcoin derivatives trading platform....

CoinGeek Adds Tokenization to Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash will soon receive a tokenization feature that will allow users to run smart contracts and represent assets on the blockchain. The Tokenized Protocol, which was announced today, will allow BCH users to issue security tokens and utility tokens....

South Korea Points to North Korea as Cryptojacking Culprit

South Korean intelligence officials are pointing toward North Korea as being the responsible party behind a string of cryptojacking cases across the country. North Korea Continues to Mine for Crypto on South Korean Computers According to a new intelligence gathering...

Goldman Sachs Onboarding Clients for Bitcoin Derivatives, Insiders Say

Inside sources say Goldman Sachs is already onboarding some of its clients to trade on its Bitcoin derivatives, non-deliverable forward (NDF) contracts platform. However, the bank reportedly has no plans to launch trading support for other cryptocurrency derivatives but is...

Singapore Retailers Hold “Token Day” to Promote Crypto

Bizkey, a point-of-sale platform, has announced that it is running a series of “Token Days” in Singapore. The platform has partnered with several retailers and merchants in the vicinity of Singapore’s Chinatown, and it will help those businesses accept cryptocurrency...