Polish Exchange Shuts Down and Disappears With Customers Funds

Polish cryptocurrency exchange Coinroom has reportedly shut down its operations and disappeared with customer funds, local business news outlet money.pl reported on May 31. Money.pl received an email from one of its readers, who stated that Coinroom —  which was registered in 2016 — ceased operations overnight and disappeared with customers’ money in April. Some users say they had up to 60,000 zloty (around $15,790) in their accounts. Before ceasing its operations, Coinroom reportedly sent emails to its customers, containing information about contract terminations. Coiroom customers had only one day…

Malaysian Securities Regulator Registers Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has registered cryptocurrency exchanges Luno Malaysia, Sinegy Technologies and Tokenize Technology, according to a press release on June 4. Crypto exchanges are reportedly required by law to register with the SC, and the recently-approved exchanges will have up to nine months to achieve compliance with the SC’s regulation standards. In a statement shared with Cointelegraph, Luno stated that the aforementioned three exchanges are the only registered digital asset exchanges to operate in Malaysia. Luno General Manager of Southeast Asia David Low said: “We’ve been working…

Neo Announces New Consensus Mechanism For Its New Mainnet

Chinese-based blockchain platform Neo has implemented a new iteration of its consensus algorithm, the Byzantine Fault Tolerance mechanism (dBFT 2.0), on its mainnet, according to a press release on June 4. The new algorithm purportedly provides immediate transaction finality. dBFT 2.0 includes a new procedure for reintegrating failed nodes back into the network, and also adds a “commit phase” of consensus, which alleviates forking issues by including a step that forces node assignment to new blocks. The consensus mechanism dBFT reportedly differs from the ones for top cryptocurrency blockchains Bitcoin…

China Leads World in Tether Trading Volumes in 2019

Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges facilitate 60% of all stablecoin tether (USDT) trading globally, according to an analysis by Diar on June 3. According to the report, Chinese exchanges in 2019 thus far account for over $10 billion in USDT trading. The United States, in contrast, is said to account for only $450 million of USDT traded. Global exchange giants Binance and Bitfinex reportedly account for close to the remaining amount of Tether traded, accounting for 31% of USDT activity. Additionally, the analysis concludes that the trading numbers are not misleading. According…

Marshall Islands Form Dedicated Fund to Support Implementation of Its National Crypto

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has formed a non-profit organization to support the government in the implementation of the country’s national digital currency. The development was announced in a press release on June 4. The RMI has established the SOV Development Fund to support the government’s plan in the development and implementation of the country’s national digital currency, the Sovereign (SOV). The fund will be fully independent, with a board of seven directors, of whom two will be appointed by the government, and two nominated by SFB Technologies…

Blockchain-Based Alternative Investment Firm to Be Listed on Bloomberg Terminal

A blockchain-based alternative investment provider that tokenizes commercial debt is being listed on the Bloomberg Terminal, according to a news release published on June 4. Cadence is believed to be the first digital asset to obtain a Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI), enabling professionals who use the Bloomberg Terminal to research its offering and execute trades. The company connects investors with businesses that need to borrow money in order to plug temporary gaps in their cash flow. On its website, Cadence says the minimum investment amount is $500, giving consumers…

Crypto Trading Platform OKCoin Expands Its Services and Opens Office in Malta

Digital asset trading platform OKCoin has expanded its trading services and opened an office in Malta, according to a blog post published on June 4. OKCoin has launched its services to non-United States customers, who can now deposit and withdraw euros, as well as participate in euro spot trading for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and bitcoin cash (BCH). Per the post, the exchange is planning to add more euro digital asset pairs in the future. Apart from expanding its trading, OKCoin has opened an office in Malta…

Ethereum (ETH) Correction An Opportunity For The Savvy To Capitalize

Ethereum (ETH) drops 3.7 percent SEC flexibility shall boost innovation The motive of Blockchain.com’s acquisition of a blockchain startup is to merge knowledge, work towards improving security, and solving interoperability issues. However, that was not enough to move this market. Ethereum (ETH) is down 3.7 percent in the last 24 hours. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals The crypto markets may be shaky, but that’s just about it. Fundamentals and other on-chain developments are bullish. Of the many projects whose tokens are depreciating as analysts root for their recovery, Ethereum (ETH) is…

SEC Sues Kik for Conducting Allegedly Unregistered $100 Million ICO in 2017

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued Canadian startup Kik for an unregistered $100 million token offering, the regulator officially announced on June 4. According to the SEC’s complaint, Kik violated the registration requirements of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933. The agency is seeking a permanent injunction, disgorgement plus interest, and a penalty. Specifically, the securities watchdog alleged that in late 2017, Kik raised $100 million through a digital token sale that was not compliant with U.S. securities laws, as it had not registered…

Bitcoin Will Conquer Wall Street

 By CCN: Bitcoin will completely disrupt the entire tech industry, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street. That’s the wildly-optimistic outlook of a former executive at crypto unicorn Coinbase. Crypto Will Disrupt EVERYTHING Despite making a surprise exit from the cryptocurrency exchange last month, Balaji Srinivasan says he remains a firm believer in bitcoin’s future. Srinivasan served as Coinbase’s chief technology officer (CTO) for close to a year before announcing his departure in May. One month later, Srinivasan unleashed a tweetstorm concretizing his reputation as the most rabid of bitcoin bulls. More…