Nasdaq-Powered Exchange to Launch EU-Regulated Tokenized Stock Trading

Estonian digital trading platform DX Exchange will begin offering tokenized stocks on the Ethereum blockchain next week, the company confirmed in a press release Jan. 3. DX, which will reportedly be the first exchange to offer such trading in a fully regulated environment in the European Union, will use Nasdaq’s Financial Information exchange (FIX) protocol to deliver the product. According to the company’s press release, cryptocurrency users will be able to purchase tokens that will be backed by stocks in various major companies, including Google, Facebook and Amazon. The shares…

Gold Searches Spike as Bitcoin Price, Stock Market Weaken

Given that the next generation of investors will come of age having been immersed in the digital world from infancy, many crypto advocates believe that bitcoin or another cryptocurrency asset could one day function as “digital gold,” providing people with an easy-to-access hedge against market uncertainty and central banking malfeasance. Gold Sees Resurgence as Crypto, Stocks Falter But though bitcoin — this year’s crash notwithstanding — ranks as one of the top performing assets of the past several years, it remains firmly in the price discovery phase and consequently serves…

Hong Kong Stock Market Regulator ‘Reluctant’ to Greenlight Bitmain IPO, Sources Report

Hong Kong stock market regulator is reportedly reluctant to allow Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) in the city. Local English-language newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) made this claim in an article published Dec. 19, with reference to anonymous sources. Citing two “sources familiar with the matter,” SCMP poured more cold water on the plans of mining giant Bitmain to go public, just a day after the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) told Cointelegraph that any hesitation on part of the company was…

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Calls Alleged Bitmain IPO Hesitation ‘Rumors’

A Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) spokesperson has called Bitmain’s alleged hesitation around a purported initial public offering (IPO) “rumors,” in an email to Cointelegraph Dec. 17. When asked for verification and details on the crypto mining firm’s IPO status, the spokesperson responded that “HKEX does not comment on rumors.” Blockchain and crypto media had previously reported that the exchange was “hesitant” to host its IPO because of market conditions surrounding the overall crypto mining business. Anonymous sources have reportedly claimed that “the exchange is very hesitant to actually approve…

Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart Group, is set to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform in the first half of 2019. The firm announced Wednesday that it has partnered with a local fintech company solarisBank to create an engineering infrastructure for digital assets trading. solarisBank, which operates with a banking license in the country, will also be Boerse’s banking partner for the venture. “With its combination of technology and banking expertise, solarisBank is a great partner for us to offer central services along the value chain for digital assets,” said…

Germany’s Second-Largest Stock Exchange and SolarisBank Partner to Launch Crypto Exchange

SolarisBank and Stuttgart Exchange Group are jointly developing infrastructure for a cryptocurrency exchange, Cointelegraph Germany reports Dec. 12. The Stuttgart Exchange, founded in 1860, is the second-largest stock exchange in Germany and the ninth-largest in Europe. SolarisBank, on the other hand, is a German fintech company established in 2015 that holds a banking license and offers a “Banking as a Platform” service. This news goes along with the plans announced by the exchange in May to release a zero-fee cryptocurrency trading application. The two companies’ crypto exchange, “which is scheduled…

Bloodbath in US Stock Market Likely, Bitcoin a Good Long-Term Bet

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Student loans, credit card debt, mortgage, corporate loans, and all kinds of debt are placing huge pressure on the U.S. stock market. Over the long-term, Mark Yusko believes emerging markets and Bitcoin are viable long-term bets for investors. On CNBC’s Fast Money, Morgan Creek Capital Management CEO and chief investment officer Mark Yusko expressed his concerns towards the “melting” stock market of the U.S. and warned…

US, Korea, China Stock Markets Plummet: is Crypto Correlated?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The crypto market is continuing to lose its value as the U.S., South Korea, and China demonstrate record high losses in their respective stock markets. As an alternative store of value, cryptocurrencies are considered as viable long-term investments, especially by millennials, in a period of global financial market instability and volatility. However, recent weeks have shown that cryptocurrencies are still vulnerable to the weakening global economy and the asset class is not able to perform as a hedge against uncertainties in the market. Global Markets Crash A…

Gibraltar Stock Exchange Wins License for Blockchain Subsidiary

The blockchain subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange now has official approval from the island’s financial regulator. The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) announced Thursday that the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has granted it a license under the jurisdiction’s new regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT), claiming to be the first stock exchange to own a regulated blockchain exchange. The GBX was first launched in July as an “institutional-grade” token sale platform and digital asset exchange. It currently offers U.S. dollar onboarding and a number of trading pairs against…

Gibraltar Stock Exchange’s Blockchain Platform Secures License From Financial Regulator

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) has secured a license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), according to a company blog post Nov. 22. The GBX was established in July of this year by the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX). The platform first announced its blockchain trading platform in November 2017, aiming to “become the world’s first nationally regulated digital asset marketplace and ecosystem.” “As from 21st November 2018, the GBX will operate as a fully licenced provider of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under…