Gemini to Allow Crypto Trading in Colombia Under Government-Sponsored Pilot Program

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini plans to allow users in Colombia to trade crypto through a partnership with its largest private bank, Bancolombia. Starting on Dec. 14, Gemini will allow a select group of Bancolombia’s users to trade bitcoin, ether, litecoin and bitcoin cash through an on-and-off-ramp, Cynthia del Pozo García, Gemini’s principal of strategy and […]

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Riot Blockchain Plans Sale of Crypto Exchange as It Invests More Millions in Bitcoin Mining – CoinDesk

Nasdaq-listed Riot Blockchain plans to sell its cryptocurrency exchange RiotX while doubling down on its bitcoin mining businesses.  In an announcement on Thursday, the company said it is considering opportunities to divest itself of the limited assets associated with the exchange, launched in early 2018, due to the regulatory environment, security risks and competition from […]

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Regulated Fintech Firm Monerium to Issue E-Money on Algorand Blockchain – CoinDesk

A regulated European startup plans to bring fiat currency transactions onto the Algorand blockchain. Iceland-based Monerium, which has a European Economic Area (EEA) e-money license, has entered into a non-exclusive partnership with Algorand. Announced Tuesday, the deal will see the two companies collaborate on developing “real-world use cases that are enabled by advanced blockchain technology” […]

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Kraken Acquires One of Australia’s Longest-Running Crypto Exchanges – CoinDesk

U.S.-based Kraken announced its plans for expansion into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region on Tuesday after acquiring one of Australia’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchanges, Bit Trade. Kraken is aiming to position itself as the premier cryptocurrency service within the region, identifying Australia as a key growth area for retail and institutional clients. The financial terms of the […]

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Is the NSA’s ‘Quantum-Resistant Crypto’ for Nefarious Means? – CCN Markets

The NSA has revealed plans to create a quantum resistant crypto. It’s not the first time the agency has taken an interest in cryptocurrency. | Source: Shutterstock The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is going from crypto surveillance to crypto creation. According to Bloomberg reporter William Turton, the agency is developing “quantum-resistant crypto.” Anne Neuberger, […]

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Is the NSA’s ‘Quantum-Resistant Crypto’ for Nefarious Means? – CCN Markets

The NSA has revealed plans to create a quantum resistant crypto. It’s not the first time the agency has taken an interest in cryptocurrency. | Source: Shutterstock The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is going from crypto surveillance to crypto creation. According to Bloomberg reporter William Turton, the agency is developing “quantum-resistant crypto.” Anne Neuberger, […]

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