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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ConsenSys Acquires US Broker-Dealer in Bid to Tokenize Trillion-Dollar ‘Muni’ Bond Market – CoinDesk

ConsenSys has purchased a U.S.-based broker-dealer in an attempt to overhaul the multi-trillion-dollar municipal bond market. The ethereum-focused VC and technology company said it had completed the purchase of the Philadelphia-based Heritage Financial Systems, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The acquisition gives ConsenSys advisory and broker-dealer capabilities in the U.S., allowing it to offer newly tokenized municipal […]

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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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Ex-Kraken Employee Alleges ‘Unethical and Illegal Tactics’ in Discrimination Lawsuit – CoinDesk

Kraken, the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, is being sued by an ex-employee who alleges the company unfairly fired him for raising serious issues with its business practices. The case – filed Nov. 26 in California– has been brought by Nathan Runyon, a military veteran with disabilities. While he seeks damages related to harassment at work, discrimination […]

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