Bank in Oman Joins RippleNet Payment Network

The second largest bank in Oman, BankDhofar, started using RippleNet technology to make cross border payments. This time, it is about payments to India only. this news was announced by the managing director of MENA and South Asia at Ripple. RippleNet is a globally functioning blockchain based payment system, or rather payment network developed by

CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz Believes a Crypto Self-Regulatory Organization Is Needed

The USA Commodity and Futures Trading Commission Commissioner called Brian Quintenz has made a very unusual suggestion. He believes, that cryptocurrency industry should take care of their regulation on its own. It should create, he believes, a self-regulatory body. This remark was made on the 12th February and now it went viral. The commissioner believes,

Canadian Security Regulator Is Interested in QuadrigaCX Case

The Ontario Securities Commission initiated an investigation into the major Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. The OSC explained, that its actions are based on the need to protect the Canadian investors, given the potential harm caused to them by the exchange. However, there are no comments whether the investigation is a normal or a special one.

Bitfinex Starts Trading Again

Bitfinex, a Hong Kong based cryptocurrency exchange, started trading after going offline, after the unexpected surge of cryptomarkets. First the company representative informed, that the service was unavailable to some users only. the company apologized, however, the reasons of the outage were not explained. But thirty minutes later there was an announcement that the platform

Bakkt Finalizes the First Acquisition

Bakkt is a much anticipated platform for managing digital assets that is going to be launched by the Intercontinental Exchange soon. Now, Bakkt has finalized its first acquisition. The news became public on the 8th of February this year. The platform finished the process connected with the acquisition of assets by Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG).

Bakkt, an Intercontinental Exchange, Will Launch Later

The Intercontinental Exchange is going to launch a digital asset platform Bakkt. The launch is expected to happen later in 2019. Plans for Future The CEO of the company, Jeff Sprecher, has explained the main plans of the company. For example, during 2018, the main efforts of the International Exchange were directed to development of