Japan leading effort to develop cryptocurrency equivalent of SWIFT network

This is a milestone in the practical implementation of cryptocurrency, which is slated to be the future of money. On Thursday, in a significant development, the government of Japan stated, it is leading a global push to install an international network for cryptocurrency payments, just like the SWIFT network used by banks. The effort is…

FB’s cryptocurrency get major backing

Backers include PayPal, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s cryptocurrency has received backing from more than a dozen companies including PayPal Holdings Inc, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, each company will invest nearly $10 million…

Halifax judge Michael Wood provides Canadian cryptocurrency Quadriga temporarry relief from creditor lawsuits

Gerald Cotten, 30, died in India from complications from from Crohn’s disease. He was the only person who knew the passwords to Quadriga’s digital wallets which contained $137.13 million worth of cryptocurrencies, shows court filings. As a stop solution, Halifax judge Michael Wood has ordered a 30-day stay on filing claims against Quadriga, a Canadian…

HSBC settled forex trades worth $250 billion in 2018

The development marks Blockchain’s technology’s growing traction in the financial industry. In a development that marks Blockchain’s growing traction in the asset management industry, HSBC stated it had settled forex trades worth $250 billion (£194.15 billion) using blockchain in 2018. The development assumes significance since until now this sector had hesitations on embracing blockchain technology.…

Japan’s Financial Services Agency grants cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status

Following hacker attacks which left crypto exchanges shorter by millions of dollars earlier this year, Japan intends to nurture growth while ensuring strict regulatory compliance for the cryptocurrency industry. On Wednesday, Japanese watchdog Financial Services Agency (FSA) stated, it has given the country’s cryptocurrency industry a self-regulatory status. As a result Japan Virtual Currency Exchange…