Crypto broker CoinBurp does not full FCA registration: Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority

In a development that marks Britain latest crackdown on crypto trading, the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, CoinBurp, a crypto broker, is not fully authorised to continue operations. The development comes at a time when CoinBurp planned on launching its $BURP token and initial exchange offering (ICO). CoinBurp could start business under its temporary…

Britain cuts off funding to microchip factory after its sale to China’s Nexperia

In a report the Telegraph said, British ministers have cut off funding to Britain’s biggest microchip factory following its sale to a Chinese-owned technology company. UK Research and Investment (UKRI) has suspended funding to Newport Wafer Fab following government instructions after it was sold to China’s Nexperia. Earlier this month, when asked whether the sale…

Many cryptocurrency firms in UK in non-compliance with anti-money laundering, financial rules: Financial Conduct Authority

The large majority of cryptocurrency firms are not meeting Britain’s anti-money laundering and financing rules, said the country’s financial watchdog warning that an unprecedented number of them have withdrawn applications to register with it. In a statement, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, it would extend the date of its temporary registrations regime from July…

UK unveils draft Online Safety Bill aimed at imposing sense of responsibility on social media companies

On Wednesday, in a significant development Britain said, it plans on unveil a new law which will fine social media companies up to 10% of their global turnover of 18 million pounds ($25 million), if they fail to remove online abuses such as racist hate crimes; the law will also see senior managers face criminal…

Britain’s IG plans to acquire U.S. trading platform tastytrade for $1 billion

In a statement on Thursday, Britain’s IG said, it plans to acquire tastytrade, a U.S. trading platform, for $1 billion. The development will see IG venturing into North America following a stellar year for the new breed of retail investment brokerages. The Coronavirus induced COVID-19 pandemic which brought lockdown in most countries increased market volatility…