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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Over Libra Crypto
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will defend the Libra cryptocurrency project before U.S. lawmakers later this month.
Binance Now Accepting Fiat Through Alipay, WeChat
Binance is now accepting fiat through AliPay and WeChat, opening up the exchange to peer-to-peer crypto transactions from China, following a September announcement concerning the exchanges intention to add over-the-counter trade options for an additional fiat on-ramp.
The IRS Just Issued Its First Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance in 5 Years
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has published its first guidance in five years for calculating taxes owed on cryptocurrency holdings.
MakerDAO's Multi-Collateral DAI Token Is Launching Nov. 18
MakerDAO is launching a new version of its programmatic stablecoin DAI next month.
Bitcoin Jumps to 3-Week High Above $8,600 as Fed Plans New Round of Reserve Increases
View The Fed's decision to expand its balance sheet is seen as a long-term positive development for bitcoin by crypto market experts.
UK's Central Bank Establishes Provisions for Facebook's Libra
The United Kingdom's central bank has established provisions that Facebook's yet-to-be-released Libra stablecoin must comply with in order to be issued in the country.
SEC Enters Settlement Talks With Alleged Fraudulent Firm Veritaseum
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has entered settlement talks with alleged fraudulent cryptocurrency firm Veritaseum.
As Deepfake Videos Spread, Blockchain Can Be Used to Stop Them
At a time when the term "Fake news" has become a household name thanks to its repeated use by President Donald Trump, deepfakes - i.e., seemingly realistic videos that are in fact manipulated - can further escalate the problem associated with distrust of media.
U.S. IRS Releases Guidance on Crypto Airdrops and Hard Forks
The United States' federal tax service has issued guidelines for tax reporting regarding cryptocurrency airdrops and hard forks.
Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Regarding Libra Stablecoin
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Oct. 23 regarding the firm's proposed Libra stablecoin project.
Unwrapping the Ocean Plastic Conundrum Via Blockchain
In September, Cointelegraph reported on a Dutch company said to have created the world's first collection of recycled fabrics made from ocean plastics and whose provenance can be traced via blockchain.
Binance Starts Accepting Fiat Currencies Through Alipay and WeChat
Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has begun accepting fiat currencies through online payment service Alipay and mobile messaging and payment app WeChat, CEO Changpeng Zhao confirmed in a tweet on Oct. 9.
DCG Survey: Blockchain to Lead in Payments and Asset Tokenization
Almost 23% of Digital Currency Group's portfolio firms believe that asset tokenization will be the next major use case for blockchain.
Vanguard Developing Blockchain Platform for $6 Trillion Forex Market
Mutual fund giant Vanguard has partnered with Nasdaq Ventures-backed blockchain startup Symbiont to develop a trading platform for the $6 trillion currency market, the companies said.
Bank of England Sets Out Rules for Libra Launch in the UK
The Bank of England has finalized a set of principles the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must adopt before going live in the UK. Calling the payment network a potentially "Systemically important payment system," the BoE's Financial Policy Committee released the October Financial Policy and Summary report this week.
SEC in Settlement Talks With 'Fraudulent' ICO Organizer Reg Middleton
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced it has entered into settlement discussions with Reggie Middleton, organizer of the $14.8 million Veritaseum initial coin offering.
Canada's Blockchain Sector Wants Legal Clarity, New Report Shows
Canadian blockchain companies want to know where their government stands on the crypto space, a new report commissioned by the Canadian Digital Chamber of Commerce shows.
Libra Association's Head of Product Spent Just Five Months in the Role
Simon Morris, the head of product at the Libra Association, has left the project within five months of joining, according to his LinkedIn profile accessed on Oct. 9.
Block.One Slapped With $24M Fine
"Proactive crypto enforcement will countinue from the SEC and other regulators. I expect the number of settlements and cases to continue to increase. Many people are not aware of all of SEC investigations taking place in private, which will generally result in public announcements regarding settlements or court cases filed as the SEC works through those investigations."
Deribit Launches Weekly Research Publication on Various Crypto Topics
The Netherlands-based Bitcoin futures and options trading platform Deribit is launching a weekly publication called Deribit Insights.
Finastra Joins RippleNet to Support Cheaper Cross-Border Payments
United Kingdom-based financial software firm Finastra has partnered with Ripple to join RippleNet, a global blockchain payments network with over 200 members.
Diginex Becomes First Asian Firm to Join Steptoe-Led Blockchain Alliance
Hong Kong-based digital financial services startup Diginex has become the first firm in Asia to join the Blockchain Alliance led by Steptoe & Johnson law firm.
OpenLibra Plans to Launch Permissionless Fork of Facebook's Stablecoin
Lucas Geiger, co-founder of blockchain infrastructure startup Wireline, has announced OpenLibra - a permissionless fork of Facebook's planned stablecoin.
Crypto Debit Card Firm Cryptopay Launches UK Bank Transfers With British Pound
Crypto wallet and debit card service company Cryptopay now offers transfers with the British Pound through the Faster Payments Scheme.
Exchanges respond to UK's proposed ban on cryptocurrency derivatives
The World Federation of Exchanges urges the UK's Financial Conduct Authority not to prohibit the sale of cryptocurrency derivatives to retail customers.
UK forcing AML regulations on cryptocurrency exchanges, ATMs, and open-source wallets
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority is cracking down on cryptocurrency exchanges, ATMs, and open-source projects like wallet providers.
How Anti-Money-Laundering Rules Hinder Libra's Mission to Reach the Unbanked
The Libra Association is thinking of radical approaches to reach the unbanked in certain locations, including a "Step-ladder" approach to know-your-customer regulations.
Security Token Firm Taps German Developer's $7 Billion Property Pipeline
Blockchain firm Fundament has landed German real estate giant Bauwens as a strategic investor with $7.35 billion of projects to jumpstart its asset tokenization business.
New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate Control
Thirty different blockchain companies and nonprofit organizations plan to fork the Facebook-led Libra crypto project to build their own permissionless version, dubbed OpenLibra.
Banking Giant UBS Goes Live on We.Trade Blockchain for Trade Finance
Trade, a blockchain-based trade finance platform that's nearing wide adoption by its member banks.